I'm a Niners fan and I'm hoping but not convinced they'll make the play-offs. Nolan should be better at game calling (that call at St Louis last year was painful) but I think Smith with miss Norv Turner hugely. I think they almost overachieved their game total last year; remember those truly painful 40+ point games to play-off teams. I think they are another year and another receiver away since I'm not convinced Jackson will stay healthy and Lelie has never really shone in the NFL.
I think the Colts and the Chargers might struggle this year though. The Colts lost lots of defense and while Manning is good, they weren't as dominant as past years last season. If Grossman had played even semi-decently in the Super Bowl, it might have gone the other way. And an entirely new coaching crew in San Diego where the head coach (although a great co-ordinator) has a losing record.
I'm in although I'll plead now for a draft on a weekend or one that starts before 7pm ET since I'm in London!
Still... it's been a long off-season (I'm reduced to watching the local amateurs) and I'm definitely ready for some football.
Awesome...I will most definitely try to accommodate your draft time preferences.
As for your Niners, I'm hoping you guys do bad so that we the Pats get a higher draft pick next year. haha