Now that the NFL season is over, I thought about ranking the 10 worst NFL teams going into the 2013 season.
10. Buffalo Bills
Hands down the most under-achieving team in the NFL. Now they’re having a open quarterback competition after giving Ryan Fitzpatrick a ton of money. Now, I say “under-achieving” because of the amount of money they’ve poured into key player who aren’t producing and living up to the contract.
9. St. Louis Rams
I was never a believer in Sam Bradford. While in college, he was always hurt, which has carried over to the NFL level. Steven Jackson’s future with the team is unclear. Do you think Jeff Fisher’s first team speech started with “Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner and Tory Holt aren’t walking through those doors!” ? Oh how do they miss The Greatest Show On Turf.
8. Philadelphia Eagles
Once thought as “The Dream Team” two seasons ago has quickly became a nightmare. But they do have the pieces to be successful. A new head coach in Chip Kelly and his high octane offense just might be what the Eagles need.
7. Tennessee Titans
The one time great running back Chris Johnson isn’t so great anymore and Kenny Britt is a headache. So is Jake Locker, for that matters. The Titans haven’t been a big deal in the NFL for quite some time now and the trend will continue for the next several seasons. Talented players like Britt and Locker just can’t seem to consistently stay on the same page.
6. Cleveland Browns
The Browns are in a tough spot: they’re in the same division as the Steelers, Bengals and Ravens, which makes them perennial losers inside the division. Trent Richardson is going to be a superstar. Too bad he can only do so much.
5. Kansas City Chiefs
They should be closer to #1, but Andy Reid has something to prove. They have the #1 pick in this year’s draft, which should be used on an offensive lineman. The question is: will they attempt to bring in Alex Smith?
4. New York Jets
Their mascot quit and Mark Sanchez is their quarterback. Case closed.
Case re-opened: Did you know Tim Tebow is on that team? I’ve never seen an NFL circus act like the Jets, and it seems like this act was on purpose too. Even that Jet green is terrible.
3. Arizona Cardinals
Zero production from the quarterback and running back positions. This team just seems like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. Larry Fitzgerald is a very loyal ball player, but he should ask for a trade in my opinion.
2. Oakland Raiders
Just about everything is wrong with this team. Young players, old players, star players, you name it, it’s wrong. The best player on this roster, Darren McFadden, is average at best.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
This offense is anemic, even with Maurice Jones-Drew. I’m willing to bet that this offense couldn’t move the ball on me, you and their owner with the funny mustache. Even changing their team logo isn’t going to help. Blaine Gabbert is not, nor will he ever be, a viable NFL quarterback.
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