Gridiron Roundtable: “Which of These Following 0-2 Teams is in the Most Trouble – The Browns, Vikings, Chargers, Jaguars, or the Seahawks”

Landis Andrews – Browns – The Cleveland Browns are in big trouble. They have such good pieces but they are just not falling into place.

Stephen Rhodes – Vikings – They have two issues that are hurting them – their pass defense (The colts game can attest to that) and their quarterback Tarvaris Jackson. He makes Vince Young look nearly All-Star caliber. Adrian Peterson cannot do it alone. I expect coach Childress to be out of a job if not this year, then certainly at seasons’ end.

Alan Wilson – Seahawks – This team is decimated with injuries on both sides of the ball. When Courtney Taylor, Bill McMullen, Keary Colbert, and Koren Robinson are your top healthy wide receivers, it might be worth it to get Steve Largent out of retirement at this point.

Cole Pepper – Jaguars
– The Jaguars are 0-2 and they have to go to Indianapolis to play this week. They’re still working without Jerry Porter (although he may be back in the lineup this weekend) and the starters at guard and center last week were Uche Nwaneri, Milford Brown, and Dennis Norman. The offense has scored only 2 touchdowns and they’ve produced only two plays of 20 yards or more this year. Unless the Jaguars get back to running the football, they’re looking at 0-3 which would, for all intents and purposes, would end the Jaguars chances at winning the AFC South.

Jeff Roman – Browns – They can’t stop anyone on defense (and couldn’t last year). And their vaunted offense is dropping passes and missing throws. If the offense ever gets on the same page, it may be too late.

Chad Cribbins – Seahawks – They share that division with the 49ers, who look inspired behind JT O’Sullivan and the Cardinals with a refreshed Kurt Warner! They have had alot of injuries and might have a hard time beating the Rams ( a team they’ve owned for years)!

Tim Hiller – Seahawks – Unlike the other four teams, the Seahawks have lost to two non-playoff teams from last year. (Bills and San Fransisco). With their receiving core in shambles, and their D not good enough to win games they will fall behind too quickly to recover if and when players start coming back.

Jerie OConner – Browns – The Brownies because of the playoff expectations of the players, the coaching staff and the fans based on their 2007 record. Granted some of their slow start is due to injuries but if they lose to the Ravens this Sunday their 2008 record will be 0-3 with two division losses.

Russ Loede – Jaguars – This is a toss-up between the two most overrated teams in the NFL – Cleveland and Jacksonville. With that being said, I will side with Jacksonville because they play in the AFC South – and how else will the Jags find a way into the end zone on a consistent basis with that “rent-a-line” on an offense that’s going through a massive U-Haul movement?

Loren Leiser – Seahawks – The Seahawks are the team in the most trouble by far. Besides having NO recievers to throw to when you run a version of the West Coast Offense, they don’t have a strong enough defense to keep the game close enough to pull out a low scoring victory.

David Quinn – Seahawks
– They have not established any kind of a running game and in the NFC, the run is key. They are in a tough division with up and comers Arizona and San Francisco. With the loss to the 49’ers on Sunday, they are already on the outside looking in at their division.

Benjamin Bunce – Vikings – I think the Vikings are in the most trouble and 0-2 may seem insurmountable for them. The teams that bounce back from 0-2 and have any shot at the playoffs usually have a quarterback, and Tavaris Jackson isn’t good enough.

Jeremy Fuchs – Seahawks – Seahawks are the team in the most trouble for one simple reason: They have no viable receiving options.

Eric Palmer – Jaguars – The Jaguars are in the most trouble because of injuries to their defense and their offense, which usually in strongest in the running game, is averaging only about 65 yards rushing and about 155 yards passing. The AFC South is also a stronger division with the Titans and the Colts.

Jean-Paul Bergeaux – Browns – The offense has been bad, the defense has been bad, they are in a tough division and play the NFC East and AFC South as well. Those are probably the two toughest divisions in the NFL. Not an easy road ahead.

Joseph Clifton – RedskinsGab .com: Browns – I would have to say Cleveland, They have to win their next 2 games vs Baltimore and Cincinnati. They would go into their bye week at 2-2. Following thier bye week they will struggle with the toughest schedule in the NFL facing the Giants in week 6, at Washington in week 7, at Jacksonville week 8, Denver week 10, at Buffalo week 11, Indy week 13, at Phily in week 15, and a season finale at Pittsburgh. I strongly belive Cleveland will struggle to win more than 6 games this year.

With the Votes In, Here is our Tally:

Seattle 6
Cleveland 5
Jacksonville 3
Minnesota 2

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