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The 2012 NFL season, the 93rd regular season of the National Football League, is set to begin Wednesday, September 5, 2012, and will end with Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
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Renowned Las Vegas odds maker Kenny White has concerns as well, but is very optimistic about the possibilities Manning brings to Denver.
“Manning immediately brings a 5 ½-point upgrade to the Broncos rating from what they had last year with Tim Tebow running the offense,” White says. “For the last decade he’s been one of the most important players in regards to a team rating. All you have to do is look at what happened to the Colts last season without him. It was about an 8 ½ to 9-point drop-off.”
Assuming Manning stays healthy, the other question marks this season for Denver is how well he adapts and whether he has the supporting cast on offense and defense to make a run for the AFC West division crown and beyond. White believes Manning does.
“The Broncos are loaded on offense,” White says. “Manning will make Eric Decker a household name and he’s got (Demaryius) Thomas on the other side along with two big strong pass-catching tight ends, as well as an offensive line that run blocked their way to lead the league in rushing last season.
“They’re never going to lead the league in rushing again with Manning at the controls, but Willis McGahee will still have a great season. And we’re also going to be wowed by rookie Ronnie Hillman at some point this season.”
It was surprising to see the Jets give Sanchez a new contract over the off-season, even if some in the N.F.L. have called the deal “lipstick on a pig.” Sanchez was set to earn $17.75 million over 2012 and 2013; he’ll now earn $20.5 million. That’s a relatively minor increase, but the difference is the $20.5 million is guaranteed. So they’re committed to him for at least two more years; after that, the contract essentially features three consecutive one-year options. This is a one foot in, one foot out move by the Jets, which makes sense. They’ve had some success with Sanchez, but at the same time, they know he doesn’t have scintillating tools (he’s accurate throwing between the numbers but lacks the arm strength to zip the ball downfield or outside, for example). They also know his next step in Sparano’s system is as likely to be backward as forward.
If it’s a dramatic step backward, the Jets will feel pressure to do what the Broncos did last season: turn to Tebow and pray that his unique style can grind them to victory. The Broncos did this because, in all likelihood, they knew that their wide receivers weren’t good enough to regularly get open in a timing-based system anyway. So, might as well just go to the ground. The Jets won’t have problems that extreme at receiver, though aside from Santonio Holmes, this is an underwhelming group.
If the season began today, the constantly injured ex-Raider Chaz Schilens would start opposite Holmes. Schilens is basically what Plaxico Burress was. If the second-round rookie Stephen Hill can adapt to the pro game as quickly as expected, he’ll start. Hill is a 6-foot-4 athletic dynamo, but he played in Georgia Tech’s triple option system, so his only known skills right now are downfield blocking and fly patterns. Even if Hill is as raw as sushi, he’ll probably see regular action given that the veteran Patrick Turner can hardly run. Like Hill, though, Turner is a good blocker, which will serve this offense well if it has to go to the Tebow-cat.
Curtis Martin was one of the most consistent NFL running backs of all-time, starting his career with 10 consecutive seasons of rushing for more than 1,000 yards. Martin only missed eight games over the course of his 11-year career, and his consistent running and durability resulted in him gaining a total of 14,101 rushing yards, which is fourth all-time.
It is unlikely that any running back in today’s NFL will be able to run with that amount of consistency for that many years, but the most likely player to emulate Martin is Ray Rice.