Will Tim Tebow make the Philadelphia Eagles roster?
It is unbelievable to me that a quarterback can lead his team to 6 consecutive wins and to the AFC Championship game and then never basically play again.
Granted Tebow did only complete 47% of his passes during the 2011 season with the Denver Broncos, the one great thing he did is that he threw 12 touchdowns and only threw 6 interceptions. Even though he only threw 12 touchdowns the 2:1 touchdown/interception ratio is what coaches look for.
Another thing Tebow did during the 2011 season is that he rushed for 660 yards and 6 touchdowns.
I believe that Tim Tebow's skill set is a very good fit with the type of offense the Eagles run. The field is spread out, giving Tebow many lanes to run in if no receivers are open. He can also run the zone option very well and be a big threat to keep the ball.
Tebow and DeMarco Murray or Ryan Mathews could be a great zone option package for the Eagles to use as a change of pace. The other quarterbacks on the Eagles roster are not able to do what Tebow can do.
Tebow should make the Eagles roster and they should use the great skills he has.
Will Johnny Manziel return to "Johnny Football"?
Johnny Manziel has looked better so far this preseason than he ever did last season. The problem now is that he is having elbow pain and they are shutting him down for a little while to let his elbow rest.
So far this preseason Manziel has completed 58.6% of his passes, up from 51% last season. He has also thrown 1 touchdown to 0 interceptions so far this preseason.
As of right now 13th year quarterback Josh McCown is penciled in as the starter and he has had a good preseason as well. So far McCown has completed 80% of his passes, throwing 1 touchdown, but with 2 interceptions as well.
I think it will actually help Manziel being able to not have to come in this season with all the stress of having to be the starter. He can concentrate on getting himself back on track and then work his way into the starting quarterback role.
One good thing the Browns did was bring in some bigger receivers for their quarterbacks to throw to. They signed Brian Hartline from the Miami Dolphins and Dwayne Bowe from the Kansas City Chiefs. Both of these two receivers have the prototype size and speed the Browns need to have a successful passing offense. Add in Jordan Cameron and they have a decent receiving corps.
How will Adrian Peterson perform after having basically a year off?
Adrian Peterson is the absolute prototype NFL running back even at age 30. You could probably even say his body is at age 29 after taking all year off last season. He is past his prime, but should still be one of the best running backs in the NFL this season if not the best.
The Vikings running game has been terrible so far this preseason. It looks as if they have lost their starting right tackle Phil Loadholt to an achilles injury and will miss the entire season. So, the Vikings are moving players around up front to field the best 5 offensive linemen they can.
Peterson will no doubt make the offensive line better with him carrying the ball, but they will have to give him some room to run. He can't run through all 11 defensive players.
You must also take into account that Peterson and the Vikings will be facing the league's 12th toughest schedule. That will be very tough on a young quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater and they need to get their running game going to help him out.
How is Peyton Manning's arm?
Judging Peyton Manning's arm based on his 2014 stats I would say it is doing pretty good. His 4,727 yards passing was the 2nd most in his career behind his 5,477 yards he put up in 2013.
Manning's 66.2 completion percentage last season was higher than his career 65.5 completion percentage. His 39 passing touchdowns was the 3rd most he has had in any one season.
I have heard some so called experts say that his production tailed off as the season went along, but you can't prove that with his stats. He clearly had a bad game versus the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs last season, but if I know Peyton Manning that will make him come back even better this season even at the ripe old age of 39.
Don't listen to the weakening arm rumors, he still can get the job done with the best of them in the NFL.
Can the Cowboys overcome the loss of DeMarco Murray?
One thing everyone has to keep in mind is that even if DeMarco Murray was back with the Cowboys there is no way he would be able to match the monster year he had last season. I would almost say it would be impossible.
Another thing everyone needs to remember is that over 900 of Murray's rushing yards last season came after first contact. That means even with the Cowboys great offensive line they still need a back that can run through tackles.
The Cowboys have 3 good backs that can shoulder the load as a group and be successful. Darren McFadden and Joseph Randle will be the top two backs getting most of the carries and I believe undrafted free agent Gus Johnson should be their 3rd back, or at least on the practice squad because there is no way Randle and McFadden will be healthy all 16 games.
Growing up in Arkansas I have seen how good Darren McFadden can be. I saw him dominate some very tough SEC defenses every Saturday that he played for the Hogs. Check out my article on McFadden, DeMarco Murray runs to Eagles; Cowboys sign McFadden.
Randle is a good one cut downhill runner. He has to prove that he can stay healthy and be the man. He was a good backup to Murray, but now he has to step up even more now that opposing defenses will be game planning to stop him instead of Murray.
I was shocked to see Johnson go undrafted. In my article Top 10 NFL Draft Prospects at Running Back with Video, I had Johnson ranked as the 8th best running back in the draft.
I am tired of hearing all this mess about Lance Dunbar. The kid has never done much and I don't think he is an every down back. At best he is a 3rd down back for screens and draws and to dump the ball to him out of the backfield hoping he can use his speed for a big play.