This team is in disarray. The drama about who’s quarterback and the Orton trade is not a good way to start the year. Denver could start the year with a 3 and 0 mark, but that will be the highlight. I’m thinking they’ll win six games and going to give them a 6-10 finishing record. The defense will be better, but they will struggle on offense.
Kansas City Chiefs
This is an intriguing team because I believe, with smart coaching, they could have won two games the lost last year. There’s a time to take chances and a time to play it safe. The coaching staff needs to learn this as they were to blame in those losses. This is a team with potential, but I’m just not buying into them. Sorry, I see them going 6-10 and out of the playoffs .
The Raiders. The only team to abstain from voting on the new collective bargaining agreement. Maybe Al Davis was hoping for a clause about giving Oakland a new team. The Raiders have some dangerous players, but not consistent players. I see them going 3-13, missing the playoffs yet again.
San Diego Chargers
The Chargers are my pick to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl this year. Yes, Pittsburgh I think is the favorite, but I think the Chargers will get to Indianapolis because they are ready to take off. This season they’ll have Vincent Jackson from day one, a healthy running game, and they’ve shored up their defense by adding Bob Sanders who, if he stays healthy, will be an impact player. Takeo Spikes was a nice addition as well. I really think this is the most dangerous team in the AFC. 12-4 for the year.