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2017 Playbook Football 10 Questions Interviews

1. Which NFL teams do you see being 'Play On' worthy this season?
Besides the Carolina Panthers? . . .the schedule-blessed Seahawks -- eternally, a tough out, to boot.

2. Which NFL teams do you see being 'Play Against' worthy this season?
The Texans' defense will need to be all they can be to carry this outfit. Tom Savage is NOT the answer at quarterback, and you need to see early, bright signs from Deshaun Watson to hitch your wagon to that star, this early. The Chargers continue to operate on the slimmest of edges, and lose too many close games for it to be a coincidence.

3. Which NFL teams do you see making it to the Super Bowl this season?
The Texans' defense will need to be all they can be to carry this outfit. Tom Savage is NOT the answer at quarterback, and you need to see early, bright signs from Deshaun Watson to hitch your wagon to that star, this early. The Chargers continue to operate on the slimmest of edges, and lose too many close games for it to be a coincidence.

4. Which College Football teams do you see being 'Play On' worthy this season?
In addition to the likes of Mississippi State . . . among the biggest names, can envision UCLA and TCU making meaningful forward strides.

5. Which College Football  teams do you see being 'Play Against' worthy this season?
Besides Temple, such 2016 pan-flashes as Colorado and Tulsa don't figure to be able to compete to advantage, when compared to last year's impressive seasonal performances.

6. Which College Football  teams do you see making it to the College Football Playoff Championship Game this season?
Florida State and Southern California.

7. Which new head coach hire will prove to be the best in the NFL this season?
If they survive a brutal first-half schedule, the 49ers (w/Kyle Shanahan) are likely to show the most-improved form of this year's newbies -- though it will be in large part thanks to new GM John Lynch's spectacular draft, especially if the defense perks up, as expected.

8. Which new head coach hire will prove to be the best in College Football this season?
Butch Davis, at Florida International -- given they're not cursed with anything resembling a killer schedule, while the prevailing talent base is more than adequate to successfully meet the challenges on this year's slate.

9. Final closing thought on the 2017 NFL season.
Never underestimate the relative ease or difficulty of each NFL team's schedule in terms of their likelihood of exceeding (or falling short of) seasonal expectations. F'r instance: already headed in the wrong direction, this year's Chiefs are likely to be finished off by the crushing weight of their seasonal slate. Meanwhile, the Seahawks will have every opportunity to overcome occasional stumbles, given their multiple legitimate opportunities to exceed their fan base's hopes.

10. Final closing thought on the 2017 College Football season.
The relative -- and intentional -- greater levels of parity within the "haves" portion of the NCAA football landscape continue to favor fairly-priced underdogs in "headline" games in the week-to-week marketplace -- as do the internal dynamics of individual games and the endgame mechanics of certain contests, which may assure wins while sacrificing spread coverage by some favorites. Something to watch out for.


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