If the Denver Broncos are going to achieve their goal of a World Championship in the next couple of seasons, then they must get better on defense. It starts with getting some of their own guys back including; Derek Wolfe, Kevin Vickerson, Rahim Moore and Chris Harris. Getting those four back will be an instant boost for the Broncos defense, but the real boost must come from Von Miller.
The Broncos are going to add players via free agency and the NFL Draft in an effort to help their defense and we’re going to talk about three free agents the Broncos should target in a minute, but it all starts with Miller. If he can regain the form that made him one of the best defensive players over his first two seasons, then the Broncos will be much better on that side of the ball regardless of any other move they make or don’t make.
While the process of getting better begins with Miller and those other players returning from injury, free agency is another tool the Broncos will use. Continue reading
Rumours surfaced yesterday that Michael Vick could be suiting a different outfit come the start of the 2014 season. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com stated that there is a ‘legitimate possibility’ the Eagles quarterback might be heading to the Meadowlands this offseason to begin a new chapter with the New York Jets.
With the emergence of Nick Foles in Philadelphia this past season and Vick set to become and unrestricted free agent next month, it looks almost certain his tenure as an Eagle is set to come to an end. So if Vick was to become a Jet, what exactly would he bring to the organisation apart from a seemingly endless amount on injuries?
Although inconsistent at times, at 33 Vick is still a solid NFL quarterback and would be an asset to any team, whether it be as a starter or a backup. Although one would assume if he were to head for New York, he would be favourite for the starting job, especially with his former Offensive Coordinator from Philly, Marty Mornhinweg, now calling plays for the Jets offense.
After the Patriots season ended just short of a sixth Super Bowl appearance, the debate among Patriots fans centred around one key point. With their best player Tom Brady getting ever closer to that inevitable time when his career ends, should the Patriots load up with talent and gamble on a one year plan? Last year was a harsh lesson, this team was not good enough, and they were very lucky to survive as late into the season as they did.
It is clear that this team needs improvements in certain areas, a couple of minor improvements will consolidate this roster and make them a real threat in the AFC. Alternatively, a heavy spending spree acquiring just the right players would make the Patriots a legitimate rival to the NFC West powerhouses, of course that would undoubtedly harm the long term future of the team.
Per Spotrac.com, a relatively reasonable cap tracker for the NFL, the Patriots are sitting at around $118.2m in cap commitments, plus a further $8.5m in dead money which puts their total number at $126.7m so far. The projected cap for this season is $126.3m but they will have $4.1m to roll over from last season, what all of that means is that at the moment the team has approximately $3.64m to spend at the moment, not really an ideal number to maintain the roster, let alone improve it. Continue reading