Week 15: As most of the league looks towards 2020, I’ll examine what “hindsight is 20/20” for each franchise.
32. Cincinnati Bengals (1-13) — Zac Taylor is no Sean McVay.
31. Washington Redskins (3-11) — Bruce Allen is NOT the smartest person in the room and the culture is NOT good.
30. Miami Dolphins (3-11) — Josh Rosen is no Dan Marino (shit, he’s no Ryan Tannehill either).
29. New York Giants (3-11) — Abhorrent tweets and the refusal to apologize should be made earlier in the season if you want to get off a sinking ship quicker and on to a contender (this is not an endorsement of Janoris Jenkins’ ignorant tweet and subsequent refusal to rectify the situation).
28. Detroit Lions (3-10-1) — Former New England assistants don’t make good head coaches.
27. New York Jets (5-9) — Being the best team in New Jersey doesn’t mean shit this season.
26. Los Angeles Chargers (5-9) — Philip Rivers and Anthony Lynn pulled a bait and switch.
25. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-9) — Nick Foles can’t produce outside of Philly and Gardner Minshew is the poor man’s Baker Mayfield (only likeable).
24. Arizona Cardinals (4-9-1) — They are going to miss Larry Fitzgerald next season.
23. Denver Broncos (5-9) — Joe Flacco is washed up.
22. Atlanta Falcons (5-9) — Dan Quinn coached hard too little too late.
21. Cleveland Browns (6-8) — Freddie Kitchens is not an NFL-caliber head coach (he might not even be an XFL-caliber head coach).
20. Carolina Panthers (5-9) — Cam Newton is not Superman.
19. Oakland Raiders (6-8) — Derek Carr isn’t suited for a 1990’s style offense (and he shouldn’t be).
18. Indianapolis Colts (6-8) — Regret not drafting a QB.
17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-7) — Jameis Winston can’t tell who he is supposed to throw the ball to—his team or the other team.
16. Philadelphia Eagles (7-7) — Regret letting Nick Foles walk or at least trying to trade him for a wide receiver.
15. Dallas Cowboys (7-7) — Regret keeping Jason Garrett too long.
14. Chicago Bears (7-7) — Realized that kicker was the least of their problems.
13. Tennessee Titans (8-6) — Will now have to overpay their current starting QB Ryan Tannehill.
12. Houston Texans (9-5) — Didn’t hire a GM who would fire their coach.
11. Los Angeles Rams (8-6) — Didn’t accept the reality of Todd Gurley’s health.
10. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-6) — Realized that they don’t need superstars.
9. Minnesota Vikings (10-4) — Are still in denial about Kirk Cousins.
8. Kansas City Chiefs (10-4) — Just don’t have a solid defensive scheme.
7. Buffalo Bills (10-4) — Won’t be there until those two guys in New England are gone.
6. San Francisco 49ers (11-3) — Still won’t realize that their biggest flaw is their head coach.
5. Green Bay Packers (11-3) — Should have made a coaching change two years ago.
4. New England Patriots (11-3) — Cheaters never prosper except in sports.
3. New Orleans Saints (11-3) — Would be abysmal without Sean Peyton and Drew Brees/Teddy Bridgewater/Taysom Hill.
2. Seattle Seahawks (11-3) — Will hover under the radar next year too.
1. Baltimore Ravens (12-2) — Would give Greg Roman more credit before losing him.
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