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Skoldiers - 054 - NFC North Review

Review of the NFC North team by team and their off-season moves into 2019

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Mike Ed, and special guest Jimmy delve deep into the NFC North, going team by team and analyzing key losses, additions, and where each team stands in the rough black and blue division.

Detroit Lions Off-season Review:

  • Will losing Ziggy Ansah and Kerry Hyder matter?
  • Can the additions of Trey Flowers, Justin Coleman, and Mike Daniels propel the Lions’ defense to new heights?
  • Will T.J. Hockenson, Danny Amendola, Jesse James, and C.J. Anderson revitalize a stagnant offense?
  • Is year 2 under Matt Patricia the year everything comes together for a playoff push?
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Chicago Bears Off-season Review:

  • Will losing Bryce Callahan and Adrian Amos, the QB of the defense, make a difference?
  • Can HaHa Clinton-Dix, and Buster Skrine step up?
  • Can Chuck Pagano replace Vic Fangio and retain similar defensive success from 2018?
  • Can David Montgomery replace Jordan Howard?
  • Will Mitch Trubisky prove his doubters wrong, or was he helped tremendously from a great defense in 2018?
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Green Bay Packers Off-season Review:

  • With so much turnover on defense (Losing HaHa Clinton-Dix, Clay Matthews, Nick Perry, Muhammad Wilkerson, Mike Daniels), can Green Bay see significant success defensively?
  • Will their additions in Rashan Gary, Darnell Savage, Adrian Amos, Za’Darrius Smith, Preston Smith step up to the challenge and dominate?
  • Can rookies Elgton Jenkins, Jace Sternberger, Ty Summers make a meaningful impact?
  • Can Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers get along well enough to succeed on offense?
  • With no preseason game experience, how will week 1 go?
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Minnesota Vikings Off-season Review:

  • Will losing two starters in Sheldon Richardson and Andrew Sendejo hamper the Vikings defense?
  • Will losing long-time punt returner Marcus Sherels be the biggest mistake of the off-season?
  • Can FA pickup Josh Kline and first round draft pick Garrett Bradbury revitalize a struggling Minnesota Moving Company?
  • Can a healthy Dalvin Cook and newly drafted TE Irv Smith Jr. provide enough weapons to be dangerous on offense?
  • Will Kirk Cousins turn it up another notch in year 2?
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  • State of the Union - How does the NFC North play out, where are the moving pieces, and where all all the teams headed?
  • Predictions - Where will each team end in the final division rankings? Who will make the playoffs?
  • What’s the best Buffalo Wild Wings flavor?

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