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The Corner of Controversy and Criticism- 3/15/2015: NFL Off-Season

This week I feel there has been a lot of signings and trades in the NFL off-season. I feel teams are fighting harder for a chance to win more then ever this off-season and that other teams are making big risks by letting some of their big stars go This will be recap of each teams key additions this off-season followed by some thoughts and predictions about who looks for the 2015 season.
Arizona Cardinals
LB LaMarr Woodley
Atlanta Falcons
New Head Coach Dan Quinn
Baltimore Ravens
Acquired 2015 4th and 5th Round Draft Picks
Buffalo Bills
New Head Coach Rex Ryan
QB Matt Cassel
RB LeSean McCoy
FB Jerome Felton
G Richie Incognito 
WR Percy Harvin
Carolina Panthers
WR Ted Ginn Jr.
OT Michael Oher
Chicago Bears
WR Eddie Royal 
S Antrel Rolle
2015 5th Round Draft Pick
Cincinnati Bengals 
LB AJ Hawk
K Mike Nugent 
Cleveland Browns
QB Josh McCown
WR Brian Hartline 
Dallas Cowboys
RB Darren McFadden
LB Keith Rivers
Denver Broncos
New Head Coach Gary Kubiak
New Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips
Detroit Lions
DT Haloti Ngata
Green Bay Packers
Houston Texans
QB Brian Hoyer
Indianapolis Colts
RB Frank Gore
WR Andre Johnson
Jacksonville Jaguars
Kansas City Chiefs
WR Jason Avant
WR Jeremy Maclin
Miami Dolphins
DT  Ndamukong Suh
Minnesota Vikings
WR Jerome Simpson
TE Brian Bostick
New England Patriots
WR Kevin Dorsey
WR Brandon Gibson
New Orleans Saints
RB CJ Spiller
New York Giants
RB Shane Vereen
New York Jets
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick 
WR Brandon Marshall
CB Darrell Revis 
CB Antonio Cromartie
Oakland Raiders
QB Christian Ponder
Philadelphia Eagles
RB DeMarco Murray
QB Sam Bradford
2015 5th Round Draft Pick
RB Ryan Matthews
Pittsburgh Steelers
RB DeAngelo Williams
San Diego Chargers
WR Jacoby Jones
San Francisco 49ers
WR Torrey Smith
DT Darnell Dockett
Seattle Seahawks
TE Jimmy Graham
St. Louis Rams
DT Nick Fairley
QB Nick Foles
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tennessee Titans
TE Anthony Fasano
Washington Redskins
It’s been an extremely busy offseason and in another six weeks we have the NFL Draft which takes place April 30-May 2.  Here is what the first round of the NFL Draft looks like:
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-14
2. Tennessee Titans 2-14
3. Jacksonville Jaguars 3-13
4. Oakland Raiders 3-13
5. Washington Redskins 4-12
6. New York Jets 4-12
7. Chicago Bears 5-11
8. Atlanta Falcons 6-10
9. New York Giants 6-10
10. St. Louis Rams 6-10
11. Minnesota Vikings 7-9
12. Cleveland Browns 7-9
13. New Orleans Saints 7-9
14. Miami Dolphins 8-8
15. San Francisco 49ers 8-8
16. Houston Texans 9-7
17. San Diego Chargers 9-7
18. Kansas City Chiefs 9-7
19. Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo) 7-9
20. Philadelphia Eagles 10-6
21. Cincinnati Bengals 10-5-1
22. Pittsburgh Steelers 11-5
23. Detroit Lions 11-5
24. Arizona Cardinals 11-5
25. Carolina Panthers 7-8-1
26. Baltimore Ravens 10-6
27. Dallas Cowboys 12-4
28. Denver Broncos 12-4
29. Indianapolis Colts 11-5
30. Green Bay Packers 12-4
31. New Orleans Saints (from Seattle) 7-9
32. New England Patriots 12-4
As for the NFL Draft itself the Cleveland Browns have the most picks with 10 and the St. Louis Rams have the fewest with 5. The teams in the NFC I would be watching closely this season are the Eagles and the two time NFC Champion Seahawks. On the AFC side the Colts, Bills, and Jets have all been making some very solid moves. I expect to see the Colts and Broncos in the thick of things at the end of the season. On paper some of these teams like great but you never know what the season is going to hold. If you were to ask me on moves alone who is going to be in the Super Bowl I would tell you the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Indianapolis Colts. Whether that happens remains to be seen. Until the season begins sit back and watch the NFL Draft unfold in six weeks. 
As always, be safe, be strong and believe in yourself. Controversy Doesn’t Come Without Criticism!

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