Lose one key player... which team in the NFL can least afford this?

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    Lose one key player... which team in the NFL can least afford this?

    It has been a constant theme about the Pats this pre-season, that being "if the Pats stay healthy, they'll win the SB." This can be said for any of the favorites in the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy.  With that said....


    Of all the teams in the NFL, which team can least afford to lose their top player in which such a loss just about fully derails their chances at winning the SB, let alone get to the playoffs? Conversely, which team could lose a key player and still be a major factor in the SB hunt?


    My picks:


    Key loss - Denver if they lose Manning...  that team has everything riding on Manning being healthy to lead that offense.


    Key loss, but, keep on trucking - Patriots - they can lose Brady, but, BB has that knack for getting the right players in to keep the team winning. This season, the D could be the reason they win it all, or at least, go real deep even without Brady.


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    Either Manning in Den or Brady in NE are my top choices. I don't think the Pats make the playoffs without Brady nor Den without Manning. Sea seems like the best team to manage without their best player. If Sherman goes down I think they could still go on.

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    Re: Lose one key player... which team in the NFL can least afford this?

    Colts with Luck.

    Packers with Rodgers.

    I think one of those two teams. I'd consider Denver as well.

     
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    Re: Lose one key player... which team in the NFL can least afford this?

    Not sure NO would win 6 games without Brees.

     
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    Re: Lose one key player... which team in the NFL can least afford this?

    I would like to see Denver without Demaryius Thomas. It would be interesting to see how much he contributes to Manning's greatness there. 

    As for the Pats and someone other than Brady, it would be interesting seeing them without BB. Not a player, but they lost almost everyone last year and still did well.

    The Vikings without AP would be even more pathetic.

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    Re: Lose one key player... which team in the NFL can least afford this?

    Almost any team losing a franchise type QB would be in some trouble, but does Carolina win three games without Newton? Rivers is another one that would be badly missed.


    Of the non-QBs, Detroit would be a lot worse without Megatron, as would KC without Charles.

     
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    Almost any team losing a franchise type QB would be in some trouble, but does Carolina win three games without Newton? Rivers is another one that would be badly missed.

    Of the non-QBs, Detroit would be a lot worse without Megatron, as would KC without Charles.

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    I'm not sure Carolina is going to win much more than 3 games with Newton this year. Lot of questions with the wideouts and besides Kalil the O-line is a mess. They are going to have to win a lot of low scoring games.

     

     
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    Almost any team losing a franchise type QB would be in some trouble, but does Carolina win three games without Newton? Rivers is another one that would be badly missed.

     

    Of the non-QBs, Detroit would be a lot worse without Megatron, as would KC without Charles.

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    Exactly, take away Brees, Brady, Manning, Rodgers, Kaepernick (because Gabbert is the bsckup now), Luck and those type QBs and most these teams would be in trouble unless some back up shines which is unlikely.

    Non Qbs I would add Philly- McCoy (he makes that machine go), Seattle - Lynch, Minny - AP

     
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    bump....  any more takers?

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    Re: Lose one key player... which team in the NFL can least afford this?

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    It has been a constant theme about the Pats this pre-season, that being "if the Pats stay healthy, they'll win the SB." This can be said for any of the favorites in the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy.  With that said....


     


    Of all the teams in the NFL, which team can least afford to lose their top player in which such a loss just about fully derails their chances at winning the SB, let alone get to the playoffs? Conversely, which team could lose a key player and still be a major factor in the SB hunt?


     


    My picks:


     


    Key loss - Denver if they lose Manning...  that team has everything riding on Manning being healthy to lead that offense.


     


    Key loss, but, keep on trucking - Patriots - they can lose Brady, but, BB has that knack for getting the right players in to keep the team winning. This season, the D could be the reason they win it all, or at least, go real deep even without Brady.


     


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    no Brady 9 wins...but the AFC Easy and weak AFC will help. Most indispensable Aaron Rogers

     
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    no Brady 9 wins...but the AFC easy and weak AFC will help

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    No Eli - Giants win 13! Ha, couldn't help myself!

     
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    no Brady 9 wins...but the AFC easy and weak AFC will help

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    No Eli - Giants win 13! Ha, couldn't help myself!

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    eh not bad but ur not ready for prime time yet

     
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    Re: Lose one key player... which team in the NFL can least afford this?

    Teams have lost QB's, RB's, WR's to injuries in the NFL and did good. QB's are huge, but in the NFL, if you have to rely on one Player to make or break it, you have a weak team. The key word is TEAM.
    That's why Coaching is huge in Football, Good Coaches are ready to change the team in an instant, to keep winning. They are prepared for the worse.

     
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    Re: Lose one key player... which team in the NFL can least afford this?

    Any team whose best player is a QB is of course going to be most affected by this.  For example even if you think Sherman is the best player on the Seahawks it is pretty obvious to me at least that losing Wilson would be a much bigger blow.  Brady is obviously very high up there, but I don't think he is at the top simply because we have the best coach in the NFL (a luxury which other teams do not have).

     
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    no Brady 9 wins...but the AFC easy and weak AFC will help

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    No Eli - Giants win 13! Ha, couldn't help myself!

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    eh not bad but ur not ready for prime time yet

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    Any team whose best player is a QB is of course going to be most affected by this.  For example even if you think Sherman is the best player on the Seahawks it is pretty obvious to me at least that losing Wilson would be a much bigger blow.  Brady is obviously very high up there, but I don't think he is at the top simply because we have the best coach in the NFL (a luxury which other teams do not have).





    the problem with that theory is Brady has had the biggest part in making Bellichick the "best coach in the NFL"

     
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    Any team whose best player is a QB is of course going to be most affected by this.  For example even if you think Sherman is the best player on the Seahawks it is pretty obvious to me at least that losing Wilson would be a much bigger blow.  Brady is obviously very high up there, but I don't think he is at the top simply because we have the best coach in the NFL (a luxury which other teams do not have).


     


     





    the problem with that theory is Brady has had the biggest part in making Bellichick the "best coach in the NFL"


     


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    yeah..that 9-8 record since 2004 in the playoffs (when it really counts) for Crusty's lord and master is SO impressive. He is a true GENIUS that deserves the ultimate adulation and deification

     
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    Any team whose best player is a QB is of course going to be most affected by this.  For example even if you think Sherman is the best player on the Seahawks it is pretty obvious to me at least that losing Wilson would be a much bigger blow.  Brady is obviously very high up there, but I don't think he is at the top simply because we have the best coach in the NFL (a luxury which other teams do not have).

     

     

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    the problem with that theory is Brady has had the biggest part in making Bellichick the "best coach in the NFL"

     

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    That's true, but you can say the same for other coaches like Lombardi, Halas, Shula, Parcells, Walsh...etc.

     

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