A little over two months has passed since this edition of 'Ramblings' fell into the black hole of AP posted history. The grunt of free agency activity and the completion of the 2012 draft are in the past, and now it's time for all the AP experts to live up to their end of the bargain. But before we do that, I hope everyone finds the time to give upamtn a call and give him a big ole telephone raspberry. If he's stopped alternating between crying and swearing because the Chiefs didn't take DeCastro he might even answer his phone or put you on the air of his call in program.
Cleveland will NOT trade up to the #2 overall pick to draft Robert Griffin III. They will spend their picks improving the overall talent on their team.
The Washington Redskins WILL trade up to take Griffon
Miami will sign Peyton Manning. The Chiefs 2012 opening day starter will be Matt Cassel. (these 2 are tied together. It's all or nothing)
1/2 Savant, 1/2 Crow Eater. But I proclaimed that my 2 predictions would be tied together, so I'll take my lumps with a Crow Eater grade.
The Chiefs will NOT draft Decastro with the 11th overall pick. They will trade down in the draft and select a guard in the second round. (these 2 are tied together. All or nothing)
Okay, slippery slope here. I realize that you may read this as THREE predictions. (No Decastro, Trade Down, and Guard in 2nd round). However, that's not what I was attempting to predict. As you can see from the original quote I was very clear that these TWO (2) predictions were to be tied together. (No Decastro, Wait until the second round to take a guard). I just wasn't very clear about the trade down part not being a prediction, rather a justification for not taking Decastro. Lucky for me, I'm the one judging the statements, because I knew exactly what I meant and thus I'm giving myself a Savant for that one.
Three out of four, with a partially correct fourth. (Damn Broncos, going and ruining everything with their last minute Manning crush!) I will be changing my signature to include the following line:
-2012 NFL Prognosticator Extraordinaire: Savant, Savant, Crow Eater, Savant
Check out how the rest of the AP fortune tellers did with their predictions after the jump. But be warned in advance, everyone does worse than me, everyone. A shout out to stagdsp though. In time, he could take the lead.
Peyton will restructure his contract to remain in Indy- Crow Eater.
Matt Cassel is the starting QB the majority of the season- Savant, baring Injury.
trade back anddraft Dontari Poe in the first round-Savant.
Yeah, I edited your last one and gave you a "gift" Savant. But only to offset all the BS you've put up with from Poe haters bashing you for the last 2 months; and because you still had him in the first round
Redskins will win the RG3 sweepstakes- Savant
Dolphins will win the Manning sweepstakes- Crow Eater
Chiefs will not trade up or down- Savant
Chiefs will not draft DeCastro or Poe at #11 (AP will weep)- Crow Eater
Chiefs will not sign the Dolphins NT, but will sign another NT- Crow Eater, so far
Chiefs will sign the Law Firm- Crow Eater
Orton, Bowe and McClain will be re-signed- Crow Eater on all 3 counts, so far
That's 2 Savants and 5 Crow Eaters. You're going to want to buy an extra large crock pot and a bottle of cheap whiskey to choke down all that bird.
Chiefs will sign another NT at the end of his career- Crow Eater, so far
Carr, Bowe and Orton back- Crow Eater
We trade down in the draft and get 2 crappy O-line picks and a bust nose tackle- Crow Eater, no trade down, no crappy O-line picks, and hopefully no bust nose tackle
Chiefs lead the league in off sides, illegal formations, and delay of game penalties- Crow Eater, cause that's just not gonna happen.
Orton wins 3/4ths of the games he plays in and throws.......- Crow Eater
Chiefs finish 9 and 7 and one game out of the division title- too early to tell, but I'm saying Crow Eater for now.
After all, why break the trend you've set thus far? That's 5 Crow Eaters. Maybe Tarkus will let you borrow his crock pot.
RG to KC- Crow Eater
Look at it this way, you're completely consistent in all your prediction grades. You're batting 1000, if the object was to be incorrect.
The Chiefs will sign Peyton Manning- Crow Eater
The Chiefs will attempt to make another impact move in the off season...- Huh? How am I supposed to grade this? I can't grade based on what the Chiefs "attempt" to do, because 90% of what they attempt to do won't be reported in the press.
The Chiefs will trade back in the 1st rd- Crow Eater
The Chiefs will go O-line/D-line with their first 2 picks- Savant
The Chiefs will dominate a mediocre AFC West and win the division- Too early to tell; but it's a good flavor Kool-Aid
2 Crow Eaters, 1 Savant, 1 Good Kool-Aid, and 1 WTFKPIT? (what the f... kind of prediction is that?)
Matt Cassel will be the starter opening day- Savant, unless something drastic happens
The Chiefs will see RG3 on the opposing sideline next season- Crow Eater (Although technically we could meet Washington in the Super Bowl)
The Chiefs will not draft DeCastro and will trade down for more picks- Crow Eater
The Chiefs will not be as aggressive in free agency as they are putting on- Crow Eater (I consider a TE, RB, RT, and CB that will start aggressive. Not to mention the back up QB)
The Chiefs will lose Brandon Carr to a team that will be in the playoffs next season- It's too early to say yet..but it's likely.
1 Savant, 3 Crow Eaters, and a Tony Romo injury would go a long way toward netting you another Savant.
Carr will be reunited with Gunther in Detroit- Crow Eater
Get thee to the kitchen and bake that black bird into a pie!
craig in calgary
I'll make it down to Arrowhead this year. I won't have my puggle stealing ex-girlfriend slutbag whore around to prevent it- No grade for this, but I enjoyed reading it for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th times.
Pioli makes a serious play for Manning, but he ends up in Arizona- Crow Eater
Matt Cassel is the starter week 1- Savant, barring something drastic
Kyle Orton ends up in Washington- Crow Eater
Chiefs finish 8-8 and continue to waste their core with shitty QB play- Too early, and you get a Sour Puss
That makes 2 Crow Eaters, 1 Savant, 1 Sour Puss, and if you make it to Arrowhead for a game after getting back together with your former slutbag, and bring her along with you... then you can erase all the grades and I'll talk to Chris about letting you add the line "slutbag whore" to your signature.
Wait and See
Clark Hunt will not fire Pioli even if the Chiefs don't make the playoffs and Crennel fails as a head coach- no grade
We'll all just have to wait and see to find out the results of Wait and See's prediction. (that was a lot funnier inside my own head)
We sign Peyton, but he gets hurt- Crow Eater
Like RD37, we trade back and get Poe- Savant (Like RD37 I'll give you a gift on this one)
No beef in FA, lots in draft- Crow Eater. Eric Winston to start at RT counts as beef.
KC Defense is top 5- Too early, but it's a lovely shade of red Kool-Aid
Chargers and KC duke it out to 9-7 tie- too early again
1 gift Savant, 2 Crow Eaters, and 2 Too Early to tells. When you watch NFL games in China does anyone understand that the Cowboys AREN'T America's team? And that that was nothing more than an old advertising slogan they gave to themselves?
Manning is signs with KC or Miami, but is cut in training camp- Crow Eater
KC can't find a good partner so doesn't trade down. Draft a DT- Savant. Actually, Savant+1 to offset the "gifts" I gave to RD37 and Shanghai
KC signs Paul Soliai- Crow Eater
Cassel is the starter, we make the playoffs, win a game...then lose- Too Early to tell
Something about getting out of a hellish marriage, having your job outsourced to India, ending up dead face down in some river, and missing the Chiefs 2013 SB Win- Positive Thinker Kool-Aid
That's 2 Crow Eaters, a Savant+1, and a Too Early. Concerning your last one.. let me just say: From your lips to God's ears!!!
Allen Bailey will be stealing snaps and generally outperforming Glenn Dorsey by week 10- Too Early, and I disagree
RG3 will have a better rookie season than Andrew Luck- Too Early, but I agree
The Chiefs will sign Soliai- Crow Eater
Jonathan Baldwin will have 800 yards receiving or more- Too Early, but it's my favorite color Kool-Aid
Dexter McCluster will have over 1000 total yards from scrimmage- Too Early
Not much to grade here until the season is over. I absolve you from having to carry the Crow Eater tag until week 10 is over (or forever, if I don't remember to review this post in week 10; Which I won't, unless you remind me)
The Chiefs will Re-sign Javon Belcher for an Inside Linebacker Position- Savant, I guess. 1 year $1.9mil. Free agent in 2013
The Chiefs will Re-sign Barry Richardson for more than we think he Deserves- Crow Eater, but could change..and $1 would be more than he deserves
The Chiefs will draft a Tackle in the 1st round of the 2012 Draft- Savant. I like how you didn't say offense or defense. Cheater!
The Chiefs will also draft another Tackle in the 2012 draft- Savant
The Chiefs will draft a Tight End in the 2012 draft- Crow Eater
The Chiefs will provide a home for a PAC-10 QB in the 2012 Off-season- Crow Eater, but that could change
The Chiefs will Sign a FA running back- Savant
The Chiefs will sign a FA QB. (It won’t be Kyle Orton)- Savant, but at least it wasn't crappy Orton.
5 Savants and 3 Crow Eaters..BUT the if Barry Richardson signs a new deal with the Chiefs you're prediction accuracy would jump to 66%. BTW, if you root for the Chiefs to re-sign Barry Richardson so that you can have bragging rights every Chiefs fan on the planet will curse your first born to club feet and uncontrollable body odor.