CFT 4 Capsule Previews
Mt. Saint Helens Division
1. Chicago Bears : Owner : Stu aka BoogieWithStu - Quarterback Troy Aikman is the cornerstone of an explosive young offense. With the emergence of running back Sammie Smith and fullback Tony Paige, the Bears have a more balanced offensive attack. Michael Irvin is the deep threat, while Kelvin Martin is the possession receiver. Tight end Jay Novacek is one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the league. Greg Townsend, Howie Long and Bob Golic compose one of the most formidable defensive lines in the CFT. Nose tackle Golic does a good job of tying up blockers and allowing linebackers Chris Spielman, Micheal Cofer, and Dennis Gibson to make tackles. Strong safety Joey Browner is a big-play maker who makes key hits and interceptions.
2. Denver Broncos : Owner : Pete T aka ptitteri - Quarterback Vinny Testaverde times his throws well and has good anticipation of receivers Wendell Davis and Ron Morris, who have the speed to get open deep and the toughness to make a catch over the middle. No other running back possesses the speed, balance, and acceleration of the Broncos' Barry Sanders. Defensive end Richard Dent continues to be one of the league's premier pass rushers. The hustling pursuit of veteran linebacker Andre Collins makes it difficult to gain yards against the Broncos' defense. Versatile Jerry Gray is the prototype CFT defensive back.
3. Seattle Seahawks : Owner : invader aka invaderstar64 - The running and passing of quarterback Rodney Peete ignite the Seattle offense. Marion Butts is the swiftest 250-pound running back in the league. The Seahawks would like to pair him in the backfield with Rod Bernstine or Ronnie Harmon. Ricky Proehl and Roy Green are a pair of sure-handed receivers with deceptive speed. Bubba McDowell leads Seattle's "Air Patrol" secondary.
Mt. Hood Division
1. New York Giants : Owner : JoeyB aka JoeyHoneyB - The Giants have two of the most dangerous receivers in the league. Wide Receiver Hassan Jones takes some of the receiving burden of Anthony AC Carter and gives quarterback Ken O'Brien another deep threat. The running of John L. Williams and Derrick Fenner propels the Giants' "Ground Chuck" offense. Defensively, safety David Fulcher and outside linebacker Ken Harvey are a pair of heavy hitters who make receivers hear footsteps and ball carriers run scared. Nose tackle Jerry Ball does a good job of tying up blockers allowing linebackers Eric Hill and Anthony Bell to do a solid job of stuffing the run.
2. Philadelphia Eagles : Owner : Hanging Chadwick - The Eagles believe in the magic of quarterback Don Majkowski. The confident passer does an excellent job of locating receivers Sterling Sharpe and Perry Kemp downfield. The Eagles are using the two-back set more often to better utilize the running and receiving skills of Albert Bentley. Tight end Ed West is a valuable possession receiver. Linebackers Derrick Thomas and Percy Snow wreak havoc on opposing ball carriers and quarterbacks. Cornerbacks Albert Lewis and Kevin Ross and safeties Kevin Porter and Deron Cherry make up one of the best secondaries in the league.
3. San Francisco 49ers : Owner : gripsmoke - The 49ers are hard to stop because they have so many weapons. Joe Montana is arguably the finest quarterback ever to play, and when he's not passing to his receivers, he's handing off to running backs James Brooks and Ickey Woods. Wide receiver Robert Clark will catch anything he gets his hands on. Linebackers Kevin Murphy and Eugene Marve lead an aggressive defense.
Mt. Baker Division
1. Dallas Cowboys : Owner : kamphuna8 aka turbohuna4eva! - Quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver is a good medium-to-short-range passer and has top receivers Mark Clayton and Mark Duper and tight end Ferrell Edmunds. Few teams run the football like the Cowboys. Running backs Dalton Hilliard and Rueben Mayes and burly fullback Craig "Ironhead" Heyward are hard-nosed ball carriers that keep the first down markers moving. Defensively, Freddie Joe Nunn excels as a pass rusher and the Cowboys have arguably the best linebackers in the league in Lawrence Taylor, Carl Banks, Pepper Johnson, and Gary Reasons.
2. Kansas City Chiefs : Owner : manyo aka madmanyo720 aka madmanyo360 aka Blue Luigi - Jim Harbaugh is one of the most accurate passers in the CFT. Regardless of who's playing quarterback, the Cheefz' offense will move the football. The running and receiving skills of Bo Jackson, Marcus Allen, and Steve Smith keep opposing defenses off balance. At 6-5. 274 pounds, tight end Eric Green is the largest deep threat in the league. Defensive linemen Cortez Kennedy, Tony Woods, Jacob Green and Joe Nash are excellent against the run and the pass. Linebackers Rufus Porter and David Wyman make good reads and always find the ball. Quarterbacks should be aware of ballhawking cornerback Wayne Haddix.
3. Los Angeles Rams : Owner : Bruddog - Sticky fingered receiver Andre Rison is quarterback John Fourcade's favorite target. Versatile Merril Hoge who plays both running back positions, is a dangerous receiver out of the backfield. The hustling pursuit of veteran defensive end Charles Mann makes it difficult to gain yards against the Rams defense. The Rams 4-3 defense is well suited for the pass rushing skills of defensive tackle Ray Childress. Linebackers Al Smith and Johny Meads excel at stuffing the run. Few defensive backs close on the ball and have a knack for interceptions like Rams' strong safety Mark carrier.
4. Phoenix Cardinals : Owner : ~ Tailback King ~ aka The Rida! - Quarterback Wade Wilson is a poised leader who will not panic in the pocket. Running backs Johnny Johnson and Anthony Thompson make up one of the finest young backfields in the league. Receivers Vance Johnson, Mark Jackson, and Ricky Nattiel may lack size, but they make clutch receptions. Defensive ends Chris Doleman and Al Noga are quick off the ball. The Cardinals' linebackers are the strength of their defense. Outside linebackers Pat Swilling and Rickey Jackson excel as pass rushers and inside linebackers Sam Mills and Vaughan Johnson are solid against the run and in pass coverage. Strong safety Tim McDonald hits like a linebacker and covers receivers like a cornerback.
Mt. Rainier Division
1. Atlanta Falcons : Owner : DT aka DTfromBtown - When the Falcons want to run over defenders, they pair Kevin Mack and Leroy Hoard in the backfield. When they want to run around defenders, they give the ball to speedy scatback Eric Metcalf. Speedy receiver Anthony Miller consistently beats double coverage. Linebacker John Offerdahl leads Atlanta's "Grits Blitz" defense. Free safety Scott Case gives excellent support against the run. Cornerback Deion (Prime Time) Sanders is one of the fastest players in the league.
2. Cincinnati Bengals : Owner : Tick aka White Tick - Whenever Phil Simms is looking to pass, he can count on his posse-wide receivers, Gary Clark, Art Monk, and Ricky Sanders to come up with a clutch reception. The developing Blair Thomas and rejuvenated Freeman McNeil propel the Bengals' offense. Defensive End Bruce Smith is a dominating presence who directly affects opposing offensive game plans. Linebackers Jessie Tuggle, Michael Reid, and Darion Conner lead Cincinnati's "Tick's Sticks" defense.
3. Los Angeles Raiders : Owner : XtraLargent - John Elway's cannon arm and nimble feet make him very difficult to defend. The Raiders wear down their opponents with their run-oriented ball-control offense. Ottis Anderson and Rodney Hampton are explosive ball carriers and scatback Dave Meggett is a dangerous receiver out of the backfield. Wide receivers Webster Slaughter and Reggie "Foghorn" Langhorne are aggressive receivers who will go into the interior of the defense to make a reception. Burt Grossman and Lee Williams do a fine job of pressuring the quarterback. Unsung cornerback Terry McDaniel will make quarterbacks regret trying to throw at him.