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Who Does The Season Previews At Nfl.com?

On the NFL.com Season Preview for the Chicago Bears, “The Big Number” was 6.8. They want you to know that with Mike Martz, Kurt Warner averaged 6.8 interceptions a season in five seasons with Martz and they compared it to the 26 Jay Cutler had last season. While that is definitely true, it’s important to mention that Warner started 16 games just twice, once in 1999 (including when he played only a half in the last game) and once in 2001. The other seasons featured 11 starts, 6 starts and 1 (!) start.  His INT% was 5.2 and 4.0 in back-to-back seasons in 2000 and 2001, 27 games total. Jay Cutler’s was just 4.7 last season, lower than the 11 games Kurt Warner had in 2000.

Let’s not forget they chose the field goal kicker as the subject for “The Big Number” for Tampa Bay.

I’m not saying the NFL should FIRE anyone over these issues, but maybe they should HIRE a different writer. I have one in mind. Hee hee hee.

Worst predictions: 4 of the 6 pundits pick Green Bay to win the NFC North instead of Minnesota, Pat Kirwan has Baltimore only going 9-7, San Francisco gets a unanimous #1 spot in the West despite losing all 7 non-divisional games against winning teams last year, Brooks has San Diego at 13-3 (ha ha), and three of them pick Atlanta to go 11-5, four to win the division. Atlanta plays Baltimore, @ Philadelphia, Green Bay, Cincinnati, @ Pittsburgh, Arizona, San Francisco, Carolina twice and New Orleans twice. And don’t count out the Bucs against that defense whose only star is Babineaux.

The NFL has done a thorough special on Buc Cody Grimm, however.


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