What teams are being slept on this season, and why?
A lot of NFL teams are not getting recognition they deserve, so ex-Clemens running back Rodney Howard answered some questions about which NFL teams will surprise people this season, and why they will.
“They haven’t done well in the past because of either injury or bad coaching. Or… Both,” Rodney Howard said when asked why these teams aren’t getting the proper recognition.
He did not blame it on skill set. You might be wondering ‘which teams in particular is he talking about.’
Howard said his five sleeper teams are the, “Chargers, Lions, Ravens, Buccaneers, and Eagles.”
These teams have been ridiculed with injuries and bad coaching. The Chargers and Ravens have led the league in injury for the past three years. But even with that, they have still been tough, competitive opponents, leading the league in the most losses under one possession in the past two years.
The Cardinals were one of the front runners going into the season, but then they lost their star running-back David Johnson to a wrist injury for a few months. Rodney Howard was asked how well the Arizona Cardinals will do without their star player. “Not too good. Their offense struggled with him and he’s their best player. Not only at Half-Back, but also at Wide-Receiver and Returner.”
The next team Howard discussed is very interesting; The Cleveland Browns. With Cleveland still a mystery, people if they will turn it around anytime soon, this is what he said. “Yeah, maybe next year if they can stay healthy.”
The last question Rodney Howard answered is what his super bowl pick is. “Rematch with the Falcons vs. the Patriots, but the Falcons winning this time.” That would be a great matchup, to match what has already been, and what should be, a great NFL season.
Junior varsity working harder
Junior varsity football had a Thursday away game going up against Veterans varsity football team. Theo Gonzales, a JV football player was stunned by the power of their team.
“Practice is pretty tough for the JV players. Mostly the coaches only focus on varsity, so it’s harder for us to get better when we can’t play the positions we play but instead have to watch our superiors which isn’t very helpful to be honest,” Theo Gonzales said.
Although being undefeated for most of the first half of the season, going up against a varsity team. The JV team lost against them but in the end they will come back from this fail.
“I get sad because my friends are like family.. “ Alex Atkinson said.
The hardest part about being in football is losing the free time with the ones you love and care about. Football for JVis every thursday with little of hanging out with some family and friends. Although this may be hard for the families sometimes, they at least get to see you guys play.
"It’s an honor to be a part of such a great football program and gain the learning experience I have been given with amazing athletes and coaches I play and practice with,’’ Gonzales said