Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 May 2014

Mandatory Monday: The All-Hinge Team

The NFL season hinges on these guys, from Cam Newton and Rob Gronkowski to Ike Taylor and Jay Feely.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 19 May 2014

4 comments, Last at 20 May 2014, 5:54am by Theo


by Insancipitory :: Mon, 05/19/2014 - 9:45am

As Cam Newton nears the end of his agoge trials I have no doubt he will kill a giant black wolf. But he'll do it with his smile.

by justanothersteve :: Mon, 05/19/2014 - 10:04am

Every year TT seems to pick a position to ignore and Packers fans collectively hope a miracle occurs. This year, he let EDS go without a plan B in place. If Tretter or Linsley or some UDFA doesn't work out they will probably move Lang to center, Barclay to guard, and hope either Bulaga or Sherrod can play right tackle after being out for a year. (Bulaga is probably ahead of Barclay on the depth chart anyway.)

by Never Surrender :: Mon, 05/19/2014 - 6:53pm

The idea that the Colts' season could hinge on Richardson. Scary.

by Theo :: Tue, 05/20/2014 - 5:54am

Tanier should live in the NOW. Enjoy the moment instead of reaching for the future.
NEXT season's coaching staff and management hinges on Richardson's production. Although in my opionion the Richardson trade can be filed under 'what were they thinking?!' already.
This season hinges on many other things than the running back, I don't follow the Colts much but I don't think Richardson is the key there. He's probably going to be part of a committee.