Producer of the Wes McElroy Show from 3pm - 6pm
Jesse has been with Clear Channel Media & Entertainment since 2010. He considers himself a Richmond transplant as he has lived in the River City for over 10 years now but grew up in the Western Maryland area. Deciding to attend VCU he studied Broadcast Journalism and English while spending time working at radio stations WVCW and WRIR. Jesse is currently the producer for the Wes McElroy Show as well as other shows for Sports Radio 910. Being from the Maryland area he is a diehard fan of the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Capitals. Besides his work at Sports Radio 910 he also writes a blog for VCU basketball’s radio website.
1 – Houston Texans (AFC South) - Most complete team in football, look out for their passing attack with rookie WR DeAndre Hopkins and a healthy WR Andre Johnson.
2 – Denver Broncos (AFC West) – The offense will put up a lot of points but I don’t know who is going to stop the quarterback on this team.
3 – Cincinnati Bengals (AFC North) – Defensive line is probably the nastiest in the league with Geno Atkins, Michael Johnson, and Carlos Dunlap. Easier conference schedule than Baltimore gives them the AFC North.
4 – New England Patriots (AFC East) – Worst division in football and Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are still there, defense could become elite as the season carries on.
5 – Indianapolis Colts (Wild Card) – In my opinion Andrew Luck will become a top 10 QB as the year goes on, also look for WR T.Y. Hilton to have a break out year.
6 – Baltimore Ravens (Wild Card) - Ray Lewis and Ed Reed may be gone; but enter Darryl Smith, Matt Elam, Elvis Dumervil, and Michael Huff.
1 – Green Bay Packers (NFC North) – People want to sleep on the Packers but Aaron Rodgers got himself another weapon in RB Eddie Lacy, which was their biggest hole last season.
2 – Seattle Seahawks (NFC West) – The best secondary in football and probably one of the smartest quarterbacks in the league in Russell Wilson.
3 – New Orleans Saints (NFC South) – Watch out for the Saints! Sean Peyton is back and I think him and Drew Brees, want to remind people that they haven’t gone back to their doormat days.
4 – Dallas Cowboys (NFC East) – This team has more talent than people are giving them credit for. Also DeMarco Murrary is a beast, and Dez Bryant is finally emerging as threat everyone thought he was going to be, but also I believe the NFC East can be won at 9-7.
5 – Atlanta Falcons (Wild Card) – Matt Ryan does have one of the league’s passing attacks in WR Julio Jones, WR Roddy White, and TE Tony Gonzalez, but their defense could keep them out of games.
6 – San Francisco 49ers (Wild Card) – While on paper they have the most complete roster in the league, question marks still surround QB Colin Kaepernick’s decision making.
AFC Wild Card Round
Ravens over Bengals
- This will probably be the rubber match from the regular season; Baltimore’s defense is too much here.
Patriots over Colts
- I like Luck but I’ll take Brady over him any time, well at least for the next couple years.
AFC Divisional Round
Texans over Ravens
- It will be closer than their regular season meeting from last season, but I think Houston’s defense can push around Baltimore’s O-line.
Broncos over Patriots
- We finally get the Manning vs. Brady matchup we wanted from last season, but Manning gets Brady here one more time with his old favorite weapon, Wes Welker.
NFC Wild Card Round
Falcons over Cowboys
- I believe their passing attack is too much for Dallas’s young secondary, also as long as Tony Romo is under center, I can’t pick Dallas.
49ers over Saints
- Elite defense (49ers) vs. elite offense (Saints), and in a matchup like that I go with the defense any day.
NFC Divisional Round
Seahawks over Falcons
- Like I said Seattle’s secondary, in my opinion, is the best in the league, and they’ll be able to handle the Falcons aerial threats. I like Russell Wilson and the ‘Hawks getting their revenge from last season’s divisional game.
Packers over 49ers
- While this matchup last season was the Colin Kaepernick coming out party, if Green Bay’s pass rush stays healthy, I think they will remind Kaepernick of that, and not in a nice way.
AFC Championship Game
Texans over Broncos
- I believe Houston is the most complete team in football. Denver will have Von Miller back but I still don’t think that’s enough, given their secondary will have issues. I think Houston’s defensive front 7 including, J.J. Watt, Brian Cushing, and Joe Mays can make it a miserable day for Denver’s patchwork offensive line.
NFC Championship Game
Seahawks over Packers
- Ahh…what better for the NFC championship than a rematch of the infamous Fail Mary game!? It will be interesting to see the match of Seattle’s secondary of Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor (Hokie), Earl Thomas, and Brandon Browner against the Packers attack of Jordy Nelson, Randle Cobb, Jermichael Finley, and Eddie Lacy, but like I said earlier I take defense any day.
Super Bowl XLVIII
Texans over Seahawks
- Two of the most complete teams in football that I think bring a game that will go up and down. The Texans O-line can take care of Seattle’s front 7, but will have a challenge throwing the ball. With that I think this can be an old fashioned battle on the ground between two bruising backs in Arian Foster and Marshawn Lynch. I just like Houston’s defense a little more than Seattle’s, but I think this could be one hell of a matchup which we’ll get a preview of in week 4.