TheBaker’s NFL Preview: Kansas City Chiefs

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Who knew? First game of the 2008 season away to New England. Kansas City safety Bernard Pollard comes in on a blitz, goes low and crumples The Golden Boy.  That kid people know for being nothing more than a backup in college and a backup in the pros finally gets his shot. ...

TheBaker’s NFL Preview: Oakland Raiders

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Four coaches in four years. Four quarterbacks in four years. An average of just under four wins a season during that four-year stretch. That's not the type of forward movement Al Davis and Oakland Raiders fans are looking for.  Davis used to make the Raiders relevant. Now, he's made them inconsequential. But it's not ...

TheBaker’s NFL Preview: St. Louis Rams

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

The last remnants of the St. Louis Rams' Super Bowl glory days are gone. But you probably already figured that with last year's sparkling 2-14 record, and all. Personnel wise, future Hall of Famers and Rams' lifers Orlando Pace and Torry Holt were sent packing as the Steve Spagnuolo regime began.  The ...

TheBaker’s NFL Preview: Cincinnati Bengals

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Aside from Wade Phillips in Dallas, there is no one in the NFL on a hotter seat than Marvin Lewis. The Cincinnati Bengals head coach most likely has third-degree burns on his ass. Oh, how quickly they forget. In 2005, Lewis led the Bengals to their first winning season and division title ...

TheBaker’s NFL Preview: Cleveland Browns

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

O Romeo, Romeo. Wherefore art thou Romeo? In the unemployment line where he belongs. Another overhyped New England Patriots assistant coach, Romeo Crennel went 10-22 in his first two seasons as Cleveland's head coach before the Browns surprised the world with a 10-6 campaign in 2007. However, Cleveland regressed big time ...

TheBaker’s NFL Preview: Detroit Lions

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

It hasn't been a bright 12 months in the Motor City. General Motors went belly up, the city's mayor resigned amidst an avalanche of controversies and Robocop never showed up. The city is so far in the dumps that Thomas Jane's fictional enormous penis in HBO's "Hung" is Detroit's crowning achievement ...