The Jewish NFL preview is nowhere as big or interesting as an NCAA Basketball or Major League Baseball season. There are however a few stories lines that people keep an eye on. Below is a preview into the Jewish NFL 2010 Season (players only).
10) Adam Goldberg - Goldberg will have a new quarterback under center. His job, protect Bradford at all cost.
9) Antonio Garay - Garay has bounced around the league. Got some decent playing time towards the end of last year. It will be interesting to see if Garay gets to play for real with the Chargers.
8) Kyle Kosier - The ‘Boys are predicted (as usual) to be very good. If they are going anywhere Kosier and the offensive line needs to protect Tony Romo.
7) Sage Rosenfels - Now that Favre is back, Rosenfels goes from possible starter to third string (or even worse looking for a job). He has never really gotten a chance. Poor Rosenfels, we still love you.
6) Adam Podlesh - He is Jewish and gives us a reason to root for a punter. Seriously, the Jags will probably be punting a lot, so if Podlesh plays well he could get some recognition.
5) Geoff Schwartz - Schwartz will start and like Goldberg will most likely be protecting a rookie. He will play a big role on that line, but like most offensive linemen would get too much notice.
4) David Binn - The only Jewish player in the league with Pro Bowl credentials. It is too hard to say that a long snapper will make the Pro Bowl again, but we will keep our fingers crossed. Having a kicker like Nate Kaeding as your kicker puts you in position to make it happen.
3) Igor Olshansky - With Keith Brooking out to start the season Olshanky’s numbers will need to improve. He is fun to watch and expect another solid season from the Big Man.
2) Julian Edelman - Edelman came out of nowhere last year to have a solid season for the Pats. Expect him only to get better. Tom Brady wants it more than ever and should let the ball fly, especially with no real threat in the backfield. He might be third on the depth chart but with Welker and Moss in the game, he will see weak coverage and should exploit it. He is my early pick for Jewish Player of the Year.
1) Taylor Mays - Anyone who reads this blog knows I have been waiting for Mays to get to the NFL for a while. I am extremely excited to see what this talented young Tribesman can do (so is Mike Singletary). Mays may or may not start the season but I believe he will have a major impact. With Singletary teaching a hard hitter like Mays he might try to relive his ‘85 Bears days vicariously through him.
And Let Us Say…Amen.
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