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Record Predictions

Below are the predictions so we can archive it and laugh at whoever’s hottest take was the most off as the season goes on–lets get to it!

Cody                  Carl                 Frank

AFC West                   

Broncos                      6-10                    8-8                    10-7

Chargers                     8-8                      9-7                    9-7

Chiefs                         10-6                     10-6                  7-9

Raiders                       9-7                      12-4                  11-5

AFC South

Colts                            7-9                       7-9                   6-10

Jaguars                       6-10                    5-11                  4-12

Texans                       11-5                      8-8                    8-8

Titans                          9-7                      10-6                  11-5

AFC East

Bills                           2-14                      2-14                  2-14

Dolphins                   5-11                       9-7                   7-9

Jets                             4-12                      1-15                  2-14

Patriots                     15-1                       13-3                 12-4

AFC North

Bengals                     9-7                          8-8                  6-10

Browns                     6-10                       3-13                 8-8

Ravens                      10-6                        8-8                  7-9

Steelers                      8-8                        12-4                 14-2

AFC Champs          Pats                   Steelers           Steelers


NFC                        Cody                      Carl                   Frank

NFC West

Cardinals                8-8                         8-8                     6-10

49ers                       2-14                        2-14                  3-13

Rams                       3-13                       2-14                   2-14

Seahawks              10-6                       10-6                   11-5

NFC South

Buccaneers           10-6                        9-7                    10-6

Falcons                  11-5                        9-7                     9-7

Panthers                9-7                          7-9                    10-6

Saints                     7-9                         11-5                   11-5

NFC East

Cowboys               8-8                          7-9                    9-7

Eagles                   5-11                       10-6                   6-10

Giants                  11-5                       10-6                    10-6

Redskins              7-9                          7-9                    5-11

NFC North

Bears                     4-12                     4-12                    3-13

Lions                      8-8                        8-8                    10-6

Packers                 10-6                      11-5                   11-5

Vikings                   7-9                        8-8                    5-11

NFC Champs     Giants              Saints                Saints
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NFL 2017-2018 Award Predictions

By: Carl Thomas August 7, 2017

It’s August and preseason has officially begun! FOOTBALL is BACK!! With that being said it’s that time of year to give out my predictions for the upcoming season. Last year we gave it to you guys through the airwaves, this year we’re doing it differently and documenting it. We need you guys to see how credible I am and why the host (Cody) got his nickname “Hot Take Magee”. It’s showtime…

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Offensive Rookie of the Year
My offensive rookie of the year goes to someone I expect to see many touches out the gate. Jacksonville Jaguars soon to be starting Running Back Leonard Fournette. Jaguars desperately need to get the ball out of Quarterback Blake Bortles hand and given the ineffectiveness of both T.J Yeldon and Chris Ivory at running back the opportunity is there. With a bruising running style and not shying away from contact I can see Fournette taking advantage of his opportunity and hit the ground running.
Honorable MentionChristian McCaffrey, RB- Carolina Panthers

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Defensive Rookie of the Year
Defensive rookie of the year is so hard; there are more than a handful of talented defensive players in great position. With that being said I have to pick one and the chosen one for me is New York Jets safety Jamal Adams. Adams is a talented athlete who excels in both the pass and run coverage. With LITERALLY nobody in his way to take reps away from him he’s in the best position to immediately make a name for himself. His career at LSU was defined not only by his talent but also the energy he played with, the way he communicated and his natural born leadership abilities. These qualities are the makings of a great player.
Honorable MentionMyles Garrett, DE- Cleveland Browns

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Offensive MVP
Le’ Veon Bell—Le’Veon is extremely upset with the Steelers organization and is displaying it by not reporting to camp. He’s currently holding out from training camp and working out on his own. The team slapped him with a franchise tag worth roughly around $12 million. Bell took to social media stating he deserves to paid like an rb1 and wr2, rightfully so no one can argue that whatsoever. All this is doing is adding fuel to the fire. He’s going to put the league and Steelers organization on notice this season. Le’Veon is going to be the first rb since Adrian Peterson (2012) to win the MVP award and change the way running backs get paid. Just wait on it!
Honorable MentionDavid Johnson, RB- Arizona Cardinal

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Defensive MVP
Khalil “Mac Truck” Mack—Last season I had Khalil as my winner and my guy went out there and didn’t disappoint. I’m going back to the well on this one. After winning last season Khalil wasn’t satisfied. He recently came out and said his goal this season is to record 30 sacks! 30 sacks! The current record is 22.5 by Michael Strahan but that’s neither here or there, the fact that he’s still motivated and hungry for more shows a lot about his character. That’s the type of guy I am rooting for. He’ll be in a class with Lawrence Taylor and J.J Watt if he wins back to back. Just wait on it!
Honorable MentionAaron Donald, DT- Los Angeles Rams

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Coach of the Year
Sean “Molly Percocet” Payton is in a FANTASTIC position this year. Finishing 7-9 for the past 3 seasons the Saints will make the jump this year. The addition of Adrian Peterson teaming up with Mark Ingram in the backfield makes for a deadly combo. The offense was already explosive and just got better. With defenses worrying about Brees they won’t dare stack the box and if they do LIGHTS OUT! Saint’s also made some changes on defense and got some much needed depth through the draft and free agency especially in the secondary. The Saints will be marching in the PLAYOFFS this season. Just wait on it!
Honorable MentionMike Mularkey, HC- Tenesse Titans

NFL 2017-2018 Award Predictions

By: Cody Roche   @CodyintheCut  July 16, 2017

Well it’s mid-July so I figured it was appropriate to give my preseason predictions for the upcoming season. With my luck half of these players will be cut by the end of training camp but anyways, lets get on to them!


Offensive Rookie of the Year
My offensive rookie of the year goes to DeShaun Watson. While he hasn’t been granted the starting job yet, I think there hasn’t been a rookie QB in as good of a situation as Watson is in– in years. He is surrounded by a solid run game with Lamar Miller, a decent offensive line led by All Pro Duane Brown and has fantastic offensive weapons led by Deandre “Nuk” Hopkins.
Watson proved he was a winner at his time in Clemson and despite limitations with his arm strength he is clutch and accurate. All in all I think Watson proves his worth and leads the Texans to the playoffs HOT TAKE HOT TAKE!
Honorable Mention—John Ross, WR- Cincinnati Bengals


Defensive Rookie of the Year
My defensive rookie of the year will be Malik Hooker. Hooker has fantastic range and is the perfect fit for the Colts who haven’t had above average safety play since Bob Sanders. Hooker has had comparisons to Ed Reed and it’s not hard to see why. He is a true center fielder and I think he makes a quick impact in the NFL with some athletic picks (it doesn’t hurt that he will face Blake Bortles twice a year). He should be in the Pro Bowl for years to come and I think he will make an instant impact.
Honorable Mention—Jamal Adams, Safety- New York Jets

Offensive MVP
Unfortunately Brady—moving on…


Seriously though, Brady has never had as loaded of a lineup. Belichek must have blackmail on the rest of the owners because he keeps getting fantastic players for nothing. Brandin Cooks going to the Pats is going to be EXPLOSIVE and only open up the field for Edelman,Gronk, Amendola and Hogan. Let’s not even bring up the run game (WHY AM I A JETS FAN THIS IS AWFUL)

Anyways the Pats are going to cake walk into another Super Bowl because the AFC is horrific and Cody is going to drink bleach..the end
Honorable Mention—Odell Beckham, WR- New York Giants


Defensive MVP
Aaron Donald—Aaron Donald is currently in a contract dispute but he should be the highest paid player in the NFL. There aren’t any other humans who are 290 pounds and can run a 4.6 40. Aaron Donald has been wrecking havoc in the trenches since his rookie year and is really a specimen. I’m expecting another double digit sack total from him and wouldn’t be shocked if he got close to 20 sacks. He is my favorite player to watch in the NFL and I think he will continue to progress on a special level.
Honorable Mention—Von Miller, LB- Denver Broncos

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Coach of the Year
Ben McAdoo a.k.a Big Ben ‘No Eyebrows No Problem’ McAdoo is in a FANTASTIC position this year. The coach of the New York Football Giants has an embarrassment of riches on both sides of the ball. With the addition of Brandon Marshall and Evan Engram, their offense should truly flourish. On the defensive side of the ball they will benefit from the continued growth of young superstars Landon Collins and Olivier Vernon. With his creative schemes I expect McAdoo and Eli to lead this young team to the playoffs
Honorable MentionBill O’Brien, HC- Houston Texans