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2010 Pro Bowl

January 31st, 2010 No comments

This year’s Pro Bowl has undergone several changes. For the first time since 1979, the game will not be played in Honolulu as this year it moves to Miami where a Pro Bowl record crowd of 70,000+ is expected. Also for the first time the game will not be played after the Super Bowl therefore all the Indianapolis and New Orleans players cannot participate in the game. The game will move back to Honolulu in two years and the NFL is meeting this week to decide the where the game will be played from there out.

This year Dallas and Philadelphia have the most participants with 9 followed by Minnesota with 8. Super Bowl teams Indianapolis and New Orleans each had 7 players named but again cannot participate in tonight’s game.

The NFC leads the all-time series 20-19 after winning the last two.

Today’s blog gives you all the past Pro Bowl results since 1971 and I’ve included the latest Pro Bowl rosters including the original starters and the replacements for the Super Bowl/injured players.

Make sure to check tomorrow’s blog with some recruiting information and then don’t forget this Wednesday I will release my projection of what the Preseason AP Top 10 will be for 2010! Read more…

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2010 Senior Bowl

January 29th, 2010 No comments

The Senior Bowl has been played every year since 1950 and usually is the top postseason bowl where the best college players from all over the country showcase their skills to NFL coaches and scouts. The players are assigned to either the North or South team according to where they played in college and are coached by NFL staffs. This year the coaches are from the Miami Dolphins (South) and Detroit Lions (North).

Mobile has been the site of the game for every year except the 1st one where it was played in Jacksonville. The South leads the all-time series 29-25-3.

In today’s blog I will give you each coaching staff/roster complete with heights, weights, combine invitations, and PS# on all of the players participating.

I also included my unit grades for each position that take into account each players stats, experience, etc. The higher the grade the better the unit. Use each grade to matchup which team has the stronger unit for each position. Read more…

2010 Returning Starters

January 27th, 2010 6 comments

In Monday’s Blog I gave you the teams with the best odds to win the 2010 national championship courtesy of The Hilton in Las Vegas. In today’s blog is the current list for Returning Starters for each team in 2010 broken down by offense, defense and special teams. The * on the offense number denotes that the starting QB is returning. Below the alphabetical list I broke down teams with the most/least returning starters followed by a conference by conference breakdown.

Please make sure to check out our team schedules for next year. On the left side of the home page under 2010 click onSchedules/13 Year Logs and go to your favorite conference to get schedules for all your teams for 2010. Click on any game to get all the games played between the two teams in the last 13 years with complete statistics including first downs, rushing, passing, sacks, TO’s and much more.

Because we want all the information to be complete and accurate as possible, if you see any games we have missed for next seasons’ schedules or if there have been any recent changes to your favorite teams 2010 schedule please email Brandon@philsteele.com and we’ll get it corrected.

Also don’t forget to check out our Spring Central section to get 2010 schedules, coaching changes, who’s back/who’s not and all the NFL Draft early entrants.

I will be back later this week with all the Senior Bowl/Pro Bowl coverage you need to prepare you for this weekend’s games. On Monday I will expand on the Hilton’s odds to win the 2010 BCS National Championship and give you a breakdown of each of the 50 teams including key starters back/lost.

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Early Odds To Win the 2010 National Championship

January 25th, 2010 No comments

In today’s blog I will give you the odds to win the 2010 National Championship from the Hilton. If you are in Las Vegas at anytime in the next couple of months make sure to stop by the Hilton to get advanced odds on the 2010 college football season and advanced odds to win the Super Bowl.

Also make sure to check out our team schedules for next year.  On the left side of the home page under 2010 click onSchedules/13 Year Logs. Go to your favorite conference to get schedules for all your teams for 2010.

Click on any game to get all the games played between the two teams in the last 13 years with complete statistics including first downs, rushing, passing, sacks, TO’s and much more.

Because we want all the information to be complete and accurate as possible, if you see any games we have missed for next seasons’ schedules or if there have been any recent changes to your favorite teams 2010 schedule please emailBrandon@philsteele.com and we’ll get it corrected.

Don’t forget to check out our Spring Central section to get 2010 schedules, coaching changes, who’s back/who’s not and all the NFL Draft early entrants.

We will back by the end of this week with my projections of what the 2010 Preseason AP Top 10 will be.

Here are the Odds to win the 2010 National Championship courtesy of the Hilton. Read more…

NFL Championship Forecasts

January 24th, 2010 No comments

AFC Championship • 3:00 ET • CBS

NY Jets vs Indianapolis

Team Rush Pass Points TO’s ST A.O.R.
NY Jets 173 140 21 1 #14 100.3
Indianapolis 64 198 18 2 #31 100.4

The AFC comes full circle here. Having already dispatched Cincinnati in the Wildcard Round the Jets have the opportunity to take out the other team that essentially gifted them a playoff spot. Indianapolis had a 15-10 lead after the 1st drive of the 2H in the 1st meeting when they pulled Manning & the rest of the starters. At that point Indy had 16-7 FD & 254-115 yd edges & the Jets TD came when Brad Smith returned the 2H’s opening KO 106 yards for a TD. However the combo of Jones & Greene had 68 yds (4.5) rushing in the 1H. The Jets #1D sacked Indy QB Painter on his 2nd series forcing a fumble which they returned to take the lead & the run defense took over. Last week was a story of 2 halves for the Jets as while they were outgained 212-99 in the 1H they allowed just 1 TD as San Diego missed 2 FG’s. In the 2H the Jets had a 163-132 yd edge & held San Diego to just 9 yds on their 1st 4 drives of the 2H. Indianapolis quieted doubters about how ready they would be after shutting it down for the final 2 games. The Colts #18 defense used their impressive team speed to hold Rice to just 67 yds (5.2). Manning is 4-1 vs a Rex Ryan defense avg 227 ypg (62%) with a 9-2 ratio.

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East/West Shrine Game

January 22nd, 2010 No comments

Todays blog will give you each roster for the East-West Shrine complete with my unit grades, post season awards, combine invitations, and PS#.

The East-West Shrine game is the oldest annual post season all star game and has been played every year since 1925. Although the East won last years game 24-19 the West is still winning the series 45-34-5. The game features many future pros as 90% of last years participants were either drafted or signed on as a free agent in the NFL.

Even though the game is an American football competition, players playing Canadian university football have been invited every year since 1985. The Shrine game is the only game on either the Canadian or American college football schedules in which players from both sides of the border compete with or against each other.

Most importantly the game is played to raise funds for the 22 Shriners Hospitals around the country.

Make sure you check back on Sunday to get my forecasts for the NFL Conference Championship games.

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NFL Draft Early Entries: Good Move/Bad Move for Each Player

January 20th, 2010 No comments

Last Friday was the final date that underclassmen could declare for the 2010 NFL Draft. Although a record-tying 53 players declared for early entry for this year’s NFL draft, that number released yesterday by the NFL was short of most projections. Read more…

NFL Draft Early Entries

January 18th, 2010 No comments

Last Friday was the final date that underclassmen could declare for the 2010 NFL Draft. In total 51 players declared early and while some teams were hit hard by the early entries others were more lucky with several players deciding to return for another year. Today I will break which teams were hit hardest and which teams have the best returnees that turned down the NFL.

In Wednesday’s Blog I will give my analysis of whether or not it was a good move/bad move for each player. Read more…

NFL Divisional Playoff Sunday Picks

January 16th, 2010 No comments
Don’t forget – I still need updated  stadium pictures for many of the NFL teams including the new Cowboys stadium. Inside panoramic views with most of the stadium in view are recommended. The best pictures will get a chance to be included in the magazine with your credentials. Just email ron@ncsports.com.
In tomorrow’s blog I will have the teams hit hardest by players leaving early and also the teams that have the best returners that turned down the NFL.

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NFL Divisional Playoff Saturday Picks

January 16th, 2010 No comments
Want your name included in the 2010 NFL Preview Magazine? I need updated stadium pictures for many of the NFL teams including the new Cowboys stadium. Inside panoramic views with most of the stadium in view are recommended. The best pictures will get a chance to be included in the magazine with your credentials. Just email ron@ncsports.com.

Tomorrow’s Blog will have the forecasts for the remaining two NFL Divisional games. Coming up on Monday I will have the teams hit hardest by players leaving early and also the teams that have the best returners that turned down the NFL.

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