On the Locked On Nowadays podcast, we preview the 12 months in advance for the Tampa Bay Bucs, Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs.
TAMPA, Fla — Must we anticipate a Tremendous Bowl hangover for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Are the Arizona Cardinals fantastic? How can the Chiefs get back again to the incredibly leading?
As the preseason moves forward, we’re previewing and forecasting teams throughout the NFL on the Locked On Nowadays podcast.
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Tremendous Bowl hangover for the Bucs?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the to start with championship group to ever bring back all 22 starters. Their roster is terrifying. Will that avert them from having a Super Bowl hangover?
James Yarcho of Locked On Bucs joined Locked On Nowadays to preview the year in advance for the defending champs.
“You know the NFL is a funny animal,” Yarcho claimed. “You could have a group come out of nowhere. It is all about what crew receives sizzling. The Buccaneers acquired very hot following they dropped to the Chiefs in the standard season and rattled off eight straight simply because they just begun clicking at the right time. So it’s not generally the best workforce that wins the Tremendous Bowl. It can be what crew is participating in the best at that moment in time. But you could make a sturdy scenario that the Buccaneers are in simple fact the very best team in the NFL.”
Yarcho explained a person of his greatest takeaways from camp was how superior the Antonio Brown and Tom Brady relationship seemed. He thinks Brady can be even superior this year.
“(Antonio Brown) getting a total offseason, he understands the offense. Locate an individual who enjoys you the way Tom Brady loves throwing to Antonio Brown simply because it is really no joke. This crew could conclude up with 3 1,000 yard receivers in Evans, Godwin and Antonio Brown,” Yarcho said. “All over again, wellbeing is going to be a major challenge. But yeah, they certainly can get much better than they had been very last 12 months due to the fact Tom Brady’s not learning the offense, he’s refining it. They figured out what labored late in the season. They’re employing that as a massive strength.”
Are the Arizona Cardinals any fantastic?
The Arizona Cardinals had just one of the most disappointing finishes in the NFL when they dropped every of their last two online games very last period, the two from groups taking part in backup quarterbacks, needing to gain just a person of them to make the playoffs.
They experienced one of the busier offseasons in the NFL, choosing up J.J. Watt, Malcolm Butler, Rodney Hudson, A.J. Environmentally friendly, Matt Prater and James Conner. Are they all set to be a genuine contender?
Bo Brack and Alex Clancy of Locked On Cardinals joined Locked On Today. Clancy said it is really truly heading to come down to Kliff Kingsbury’s success as a playcaller and activity supervisor.
“At this stage, when you have veteran leadership like DeAndre Hopkins and AJ Eco-friendly, you have Rodney Hudson below middle to shore up the offensive line. You have Rondale Moore, who seems to be electric so significantly, they’re going to run in the slot and outside the house type of be the gadget dude. If you won’t be able to operate the offense successfully, as Kliff Kingsbury, with this offense, what is he executing right here? And I’ve said this all the offseason,” Clancy claimed. “If the offense is not the power of the Arizona Cardinals, why is Kliff Kingsbury the head coach? And he just wants to phone better performs from engage in a single to the past participate in of the activity.”
But, with the addition of JJ Watt to the defensive line with Chandler Jones, additionally Budda Baker and Malcolm Butler in the secondary, could the protection be the Cardinals’ power?
“You will find one particular place that things have to go appropriate for this Arizona Cardinals protection to be superior, to be a leading 10 device, and that’s the defensive secondary,” Brack stated. “They are gonna ride with Malcom Butler who replaces Patrick Peterson, it could be the status quo is creation. But then they’ve bought a pair rookies that everybody’s intrigued by Marco Wilson who they traded up for out of Florida absolute just tool drop, but can he get it with each other in between the ears? So far so good, one particular preseason activity into it. It could be exclusive, it could be the Arizona Cardinals contacting card despite owning Kliff Kingsbury as their head mentor, Kyler Murray as the quarterback and DeAndre Hopkins as their top rated receiver.”
Can the Chiefs get back on top and acquire it all?
The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs have been to two straight Tremendous Bowls and three straight AFC Championship game titles. Can they hold it rolling and get again to where by it can be them hoisting the Lombardi Trophy?
Chris Clark joined Locked On Now to discuss about Kansas City’s odds this yr. The weakest level for the Chiefs was the offensive line. Although it however has some concerns, it truly is meant to be a lot more robust this yr.
“I feel the greatest want was modifying the offensive line and they did that in the offseason fully,” Clark reported. “So I assume that they are in terrific form in that regard. Dependent on wherever you search, I have observed them ranked somewhere in the leading 10 of the offensive strains in the NFL and I think that might be optimistic. I do believe that they’re going to be very good offensive line but it seems to be like they are likely to commence three rookies. So when I do think that all a few of those guys will enjoy nicely, it truly is likely to be a work in progress.”
Also on modern Locked On Today
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- The likelihood of Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott viewing any dwell motion in the preseason right before the Sept. 9 opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is expanding dimmer and dimmer.
- Nebraska introduced that the NCAA is wanting into its soccer plan soon after a report stated Cornhuskers staff members improperly made use of analysts and consultants with the information of coach Scott Frost and even moved routines off campus final year when this sort of actions have been banned through the pandemic.
- Oakland Athletics ace Chris Bassitt suffered a correct cheek fracture that will have to have surgical treatment when he was struck in the head by a line push all through Tuesday’s recreation.