I’m more excited about the April draft than any of the games this weekend. Just like last year when the season ended, I immediately shifted into “Draft Tua” mode. The excitement was real.
This year, we “only” get two first-round picks instead of three, and that is what I’ve been studying and looking forward to. But…there are also some non-Dolphins game this weekend, and I thought I’d share my thoughts and ask yours.
Note, these are not predictions on who I THINK will win…just on who I WANT to win.
First, I hate the Bills, so I automatically root for the Colts. Frank Reich returning to Buffalo to break their hearts would be an awesome thing. I remember so many times when Franck Reich would bail out the Bills and look really great (remember the famous Houston comeback after Jim Kelly had the Bills down 32 points and then “got hurt”?). Reich would pull out these amazing comebacks, and the next week, Marv Levy would bench him and go let Jim Kelly lose more Super Bowls.
I also hate Pete Carroll for handing a free Super Bowl to the Patriots a few years back, so I’ll root for the Rams over Seattle, although the Rams aren’t a very strong team.
I’ll take Washington over Tampa, so that Tom Brady doesn’t begin yet another Super Bowl run.
Go Titans over the Ravens. Tannehill beat them last year in the playoffs, and I’d like to see him do it again.
Bears over the Saints. I don’t know, but Saints coach Sean Payton just seems overrated to me. They’ve milked a strong offense for many years, and it’s time for some new blood.
And finally, I want the Browns over the Steelers. Mike Tomlin decided to give the Browns a free playoff entry by letting his third stringers play. I hope he reaps what he sows and gets lit up. Tomlin decided to not even try last Sunday, and that cost the Dolphins a playoff appearance, and I hope he suffers for it.