До сега всеки знае за най-новите глава-завой придобиване в NFL. Не дами и господа, ние не говорим за Майкъл Вик. Това е завръщането на завръщането на г-н Брет Favre. Имам поглед върху викингите график, който не ме интересуваха много преди огромния пикап. Но нека всички заедно да разгледаме сега, че Favre се присъедини към клуба.
Първите пет игри, следва да дават 5-0 проекта; в Кливланд, в Детройт, възстановяване дома срещу Сан Франциско, дом отбранителни борят срещу Грийн Бей, и най-нелеп Сейнт Луис овни.
Следващите три мача са труден; дома срещу Балтимор, в Питсбърг, дом на Грийн Бей. Бих казал играта Питсбърг е на загуба. В един срещу Грийн Бей може да се престрелка на базата на чиста емоция не говорим, че може да отида така или иначе. Играта срещу цифрите враните да бъде твърд-нос и аз ще дам на Vikes края в едната е, че у дома да ги отведе до 6/2 средата.
След това те ще получат на почивка за една седмица, преди да се изправят пред Лъвовете отново у дома, а след това противоречие Сиатъл у дома, и Чикаго, който е отбранителен и широк получаване неволи у дома си, както добре. Мисля, че и трите победи са ги поднасят по 9-2.
Окончателният опъвам е мястото, където се усложнят; в Аризона, един капан-игра като Matchup срещу Синсинати у дома, на Каролина, в Чикаго, които могат да бъдат в разделянето състезание по това време, и дома срещу Ню Йорк Джайънтс, които биха могли да бъдат в играя или НФЦ Изток твърдение, както и заглавието.
Ако на викингите да се окаже, твърди, че трябва да спечелим един или два от тези последни пет мача. Ако те мухъл в голям отбор след 12-13 победи трябва да бъде на хоризонта. Favre може да бъде 40 години, и са показали признаци на гниене през последната половина на предходната година, но в Минесота е доказана заплаха дълбоко в Бернар Berrian и пут-на-отбор-на-ми-назад в rusher Адриан Питърсън заедно със стартер-достоен Честър Тейлър.
Този отбор е много по-балансиран отвратително и по-силни отбранителни от дюзи са били миналата година и че трябва да бъде разликата в това колко добре Favre играе чрез друга игра опъвам 16.
Ако имате нужда от проверка футбол се определят NFL мрежа. С Comcast компания за кабелна телевизия е само около 7,00 щатски долара и промяната. Аз не се опитвам да насърчават за друга компания, аз просто се опитвам да позволи на хората, които са футболни ръководители знаят за голямо място, където могат да получат фиксира, и това е NFL мрежа, когато те замествам целия футболни игри, които обикновено Matchups имаше голям облицовки са били добри или най-вече през всичките четири тримесечия.
Но това не е най-добрата част. Те показват, игри, без паузи между тях играе така да отидат по-бързо. Ако те показаха, те стари предавания в тяхната цялост, тогава аз определено може да се види, че е проблем. А за тези от вас, мисля, че допълнително + $ 7,00 на месец е твърде много, за да питам за още един канал, моля, имайте предвид, че е цената на целия пакет, който включва състезателни спортове, фехтовка, (един куп други глупости), но вероятно Най-важното НБА телевизионния канал.
Не забравяйте, че това е голям канал за редовно и след сезона, както и можете да настроите по всяко време на деня, ако не сте доволни от сближаване от спортен център.
Това Рекс Райън е определено като име за себе си с увереност и прибързан в устата. До този момент, на голям човек се отбележи, в продължение на две събития, на словесни известност и виртуални нищо друго миналото репутацията му като защитна координатор Балтимор враните.
Първият дойде, когато той беше интервюиран по радио шоу и бе помолен за пред New England Patriots старши треньор Бил Belichick два пъти в годината. Той заяви: "Не съм дошъл тук, за да целуне пръстена Бил Belichick's" повече или по-малко. Нека да анализираме. Повечето хора биха се даде Belichick правилното му такси и заявяват, че те определено имат за цел да се конкурират / предизвикателство им съперник. Въпреки това, той излиза и прави изявление, подобни на това, което един 1930 bootlegger епоха може да се каже.
Вторият въпрос беше си коментари за Miami Dolphins начална средата Linebacker Чанинг Crowder тук, когато той твърди, че никога не са чували за него. Crowder сигурност отговорили с истината. Той каза, че Райън е "ОТА Супер Боул победител", като той спечели Offseason и че ако той беше наистина това си домашните, че той щеше да знаеш кой е Miami Dolphins начална средата Linebacker беше.
Сега, аз съм сигурен, че Райън го знам. Не казвам, че човек говори така на открито не е интересно. Но аз казвам, че ако отборът му не свършва до търсят връзка, дори и тази година, той може просто да изглежда като истински чанта душ. Ако той озовава с кратък живот в Ню Йорк, тогава той наистина ще изглеждаш като идиот. Той може да бъде следващата Майк Tice; голям, едър, дебел бузите, мисли, че е убиец, е в полза на неговия отбор, но не може да спечели проклетото нещо.
1. Том Брейди - Може да мислите, че вредата за всичко, което искате, но когато ти фактор, че 100% Том Брейди хвърли в продължение на 50 ТДС и над 4800 ярда само с 8 INTS, то възпрепятства мобилността версия на Брейди може да си позволи 5 до 10 по-малко ТДС и може би по-малко, или 600 ярда. Не забравяйте, получаващи ядрото на отбора си е допълнени с Джоуи Галоуей.
2. Дрю Brees - Това не победи, които разчитат в тази игра ... Това е номера. По време на неговия мандат три години в Ню Орлеанс, както и поради липса на производство в движение игра на светии, Дрю Brees е 4400 +, 4400 + и 5000 + метра, с 26, 28 и 34 съответно всички ТДС. Това, което той губи в потенциално висок процент INT (11, 18 и 17 също съответно), той прави за по средно 289,79 ярда на игра и само като пропуснали една проекта през последните пет години (никой в Ню Орлиънс).
3. Кърт Уорнър - След една пълна година, Кардиналите безспорен предястие, той върна към миналото си точно в размер 67,1% на проекта, натрупал 4583 преминаване ярда (286,44 добър за игра), както и на хладно 30 ТДС срещу нагоре и надолу 14 INTS . И като Brees, това не е колко печели получите в тази игра ... то е номера. Сега, когато Лари Фицджералд се превърна в Леброн Джеймс на неговата позиция след плейофите пиесата му, Кърт Уорнър трябва да бъде в друг голям година. Някои от вас може да се притеснявате за потенциалната загуба на Anquan Boldin, но помнете, че си играя време е била много ограничена в тези плейофи и Фицджералд и Стив Breaston сигурно произведени.
4. Peyton Manning - тя може да дойде като изненада, че Peyton Manning е номер четири в моя списък. Той все още е добро за плавен 3,800-4,100 ярда през този сезон, както и достатъчно висока 20 до 30 ниска в номерата TD. Въпреки това, той не е някъде близо до двора на играта потенциал, както по-рано, посочени QBs като защита на отбора си е определено по-горе Brees и Warner, и по-добре, отколкото на Брейди, както добре.
5. Филип Ривърс - Филип Ривърс през 2008 г. показа, че той може да бъде голям човек номера. Той завърши с 4009 ярда, и кариера висока 34 ТДС. Това не би било разширение на въпроса си потенциал последователност поради своята 2006 и 2007 г. сезона. През тези години той хвърли за 3300 + и 3100 + метра, с 22 и 15 ТДС, всички съответно. Въпреки това, през миналия сезон започнахме да видите огромния признаци на износване на LaDainian Tomlinson, което вероятно е голяма причина, поради която си номера скочиха миналата година в сравнение с предходните две. Така че в това отношение, не би било опъвам, както и да го видя с много фантазия тип сезон отново тази година.
Мразя начина, по който NFL и Лъвове се опитва да бъде супер тайна за нова промяна лого. Повярвай ми NFL това е няма да вълнува никого. Този екип отиде 0-16 миналия сезон, а вместо това на новото лого на тези фенове заслужават нов отбор с реални играчи и треньори. Това е малко тъпо така или иначе, този отбор ще смрад тази година, ново лого или не, няма значение, те са втори курс NFL организация и това не е промяна по всяко време скоро. The Lions не са Bucs или патриоти от миналото. Те няма да променят своето лого и тогава започвате да бъде конкурентен, повярвай ми. И тези екипи са добри и О Д линии, докато лъвовете не! Ами, тъй НФЛ няма да се разкрие това ново лого, докато по-близо до сезон, аз просто искам да разваля забавно и след новото лого концепции във всеки случай. Глътни на този Детройт и се наслаждавайте на нови лога котенце котка!
Страна Tedd Ginn младши's в Кливланд Нощен клуб отива зле, когато законопроекти за безопасност, Donte Whitner, се опитва да се бори със полицай
Честно казано, ако не са чували за това все още, това е защото тя включва по-малко известни NFL играч. И все пак, аз съм сигурен, през следващите няколко седмици той ще направи голямата новина. Тази събота вечер Тед Ginn младши домакин какво е да си рожден ден в един нощен клуб в Кливланд.
Това не е нищо необичайно, защото в Маями WR е роден и израснал в Охайо право извън Кливланд, и той има много приятели в района. Сега, тук е сочен част. Тед все още е приятел с много от неговите приятели висок училище по футбол, който той играе с най-Glenville висока разделителна способност. Няколко играчи в тази група са били и са NFL играчи, включително Donte Whitner безопасност на законопроекти Бъфало.
Сега, нямам проблем с тази история до този момент. Няма нищо лошо в това един играч обесване близо до родния си град със старите си приятели училище, но трябва да разберат къде и кога. NFL играчи в нощен клуб, късно през нощта е уравнение, което иска за бедствие. Има кой да е научил нещо, формата на трагичните събития през последните 3 години? Искам да кажа наистина разгледа всички стрелби и слабоумен битки, играчите трябва сега осъзнават, че където и да отидете вие вероятно да бъдат разпознавани от истински хейтър. Някой, който иска да се съборят или просто да ви лишат казват, че го е направил на знаменитост! Така назад към историята, Donte Whitner в страната, около 3:00 сутринта бе намерила в една кавга с някой в клуба, както и доста голяма караница избухнал. Извън работно време полицаи, които са в клуба, се опитва да забави Whitner, тогава Whitner реши да ги убивам и да продължи борбата, която е мястото, където историята започва да получите наистина лошо. Скоро на дежурните полицейски служители пристигат на мястото и какво Donte правя? Той се опитва да квадрат на разстояние с тях, и след това по този начин, получава tazered! Това е просто плосък изложени глупаво. Тед Ginn младши, първо трябва да знае по-добре, отколкото да са му партия на обществена клуб. Но ако нямате план за това, че Ginn трябва да се увери, че страната е изолиран в частна квартира, че разполага със собствен бар, самостоятелен вход и разбира се сигурността.
Играчите трябва да бъдат по-умни от това, вие не сте обикновен човек и вие сте мишена за идиот мразят, които искат да се хвалят, че те бият, ограбени, или убити играч NFL. Donte Whitner не получава съчувствие от мен, особено отчитайки той се опитва да квадрат и "борба с полицейски служител". Това е просто глупаво. Той не само че си е направил изглежда глупаво, но той се прави 10 пъти по-трудно за Лигата, която се борим идеята, че това е много от играчите са престъпници. Ние имаме всички чуха въпроси, свързани с Покемон, Танк, Рей Люис, Джамал Луис и много други, които са имали правни въпроси в последните 20 години. НФЛ следва да започне по-активни по този проблем. Ако се държиш като идиот в обществото, отколкото сте бизнес не е назначен от NFL.
Действия като това не трябва да се свързва с NFL, но за съжаление достатъчно, те се дължат на играчи като този. Лично аз вярвам, че Donte Whitner трябва да бъде прекратено без съмнение от НФЛ. Действия като това не са приемливи, и всеки друг начин на действие ще бъде просто шамар на китката. NFL играчи не могат да действат по този начин, не заради децата, а не заради фен, но в името на играта. Donte Whitner's съотборник Marshawn Линч беше шофьор в хит-и план инцидент миналото лято, но избягал само с трафик билет. Този тип поведение трябва да сложи край, особено от биволско сметки играчи. Тези играчи трябва да бъдат държани отговорни точно като всички останали. Знам, че играчите каша, но хайде човече! Кой не! Ако не сте чували за Данте Whitner до сега, аз съм сигурен, че няма да забравят името му. Слабоумен действия понякога може да предизвика играчи популярност и това е просто ужасна мисъл. Ние винаги търсим играчът ще може да фиксира, и мисля, че е просто тъпо, защото ние сме за разплод и насърчаване на този вид поведение. Аз съм болен на новини по този начин. Играчите имат огромен подарък и това е нищо друго, на отпадъците, които постъпват така зацапва доброто име на хора, които не само ще дойде пред вас, но също ви след това.
В заключение искам да кажа едно нещо за всички участници в НФЛ, "след 1 часа остана извън и далеч от клубовете!" Просто се една наистина хубава ваканционна къща или нещо!
Ами това е добре да видите Redskins се опитват да определят чудовище те създават в Маркъс Вашингтон, като му рязане и отдаване под наем да го ранени някъде другаде и върху заплатата на някой друг. Но те са направили една доста голяма грешка, ако те мислят, че Робърт Томас ще попълни обувки Marcus's. Тома наистина никога не е била успешна, където той никога не е бил в NFL. Робърт Томас бе изготвен в първия кръг от овни, с надеждата той може да замени Флечър Лондон през 2002 година. Този план fizzled, когато Робърт Томас, публикувани едва 36 занимава, докато играе в 16 мача с Rams.One фен Памет Знам, каза, че той е един от най-известните 1-ви кръг бюстове "в проекта за 2002. Тогава овните залага на разстояние до Томас Робърт Грийн Бей в търговията се състоя в края на 2005 година. Робер е продължило само 1 сезон с пакетиране и е отсякъл. Томас тогава имам качват от Похитители и играе добре само за 2 години, публикуване номера като 36 занимава и 62 занимава. Тогава Томас има доста тежко ранен booom миналия сезон и сега той е на Redskins! Най-доброто нещо за този човек е в неговия 7 години кариера той е бил напълно здрав само за 2 от тях. Очаквайте този човек да се нарани в началото на следващата година, без съмнение. Той е вредата склонни играч и да се замени Маркус Вашингтон, чиято най-големият проблем е вредата, с него е просто смешен. Вашингтон е много по-главата и затова иска по-висока цена. Надявам се да не мисля, че ще започнете Томас, защото това би бил само ням. Този 29-годишният Linebacker не е отговорът на Вашингтон и аз се надявам те го знаят. Аз наистина се надявам, че все още се опитват да получат голям LB в проекта, някой като Мозъчен Orakpo или Джеймс Laurinaitis ще бъде страхотно! Първи една LB рано да се гарантира, че този ход ще увеличи дълбочината Redskins в ЛБ, разбирането, че Тома не може да се очаква да започне завинаги!
Сиатъл Seahawks може да се търси да се отървете от Мат Hasselbeck или поне да тествате потенциален замяна. Има разговори около лига, че "птици" са планира това, както и с мотика номер четири в проекта за тази година, които могат лесно да се случи.
Мат Hasselbeck е вече 33 години, което е определено точно зад време удар най-куотърбек започва да отида кисело. Този минал сезон той играе само в седем мача и въпреки, че той е ранен на кредита си, той все още играе ужасно и ненадеждни, която е била най-добрата си характеристика. Статистика му бяха 57,8 рейтинг, пет ТДС, 10INTs и ум-изумителни процент 52,2% на проекта.
Аз не разбирам. Как да куотърбекове просто се от голям към лошо като този? Изглежда, че всички велики куотърбекове има неща, подвижен по плавно в продължение на много години подред, а след това за един сезон, хоп! Те започват stinkin къщата, хвърляне игри далеч, и всичко е надолу от там.
Аз наистина не се как момчетата не могат да разчитат на достатъчно интелигентност и ветеран от най-малко опит, за да останат конкурентоспособни, но то е такова, каквото е, и получаване на ритъм наистина трябва да взема своите жертви.
Днес, Plaxico Burress случай е закле, докато по-късна дата от 15 юни. Много хора са скептично настроени weither това ще се случи или не, но може да е знак, че си високи цени правния екип може да бъде близо до правно основание сделка, която ще му позволи да играе в предстоящия сезон NFL. Въпреки че изглежда като че ли Plaxico ще трябва да направя някакъв затвор, но въпросът е кога. Спомням си Джамал Люис прекарва извън сезона в затвора, няколко години назад поради такси, трафик на наркотици, и може би това е възможно ние може да видите нещо подобно на суперзвезда Джайънтс Широки на изчакване. Няма съмнение, че Plaxico не искате да харчите по всяко време в затвора. И все пак, изглежда все по-очевидно, че тя ще бъде трудно за Plax да стои настрана от голямата къща. Ню Йорк пушки закони са малко зад борда и са привидно противоконституционен, така че това ще бъде един много интересен случай, без съмнение, ако изобщо някога го прави пред съда. Екипът Sportsroids.com Plaxico подкрепа ще бъде на 15 юни в Ню Йорк наказателен съд от демонстрации на съдебния процес! Така че, ако искате да подкрепят великаните Superbowl шампион широко се, от слабоумен либерално правителство града, който желае да го затвора най-вече поради своята известност, моля появи! Plaxico, боли Никой освен себе си и той сега се отрече, че основните свободи, Томас Джеферсън, един от бащите-основатели, пламенно вярва инча Джеферсън заяви силните си убеждения в правото да носят оръжие consitently. Един пример за това е фактът, на страница 334 от известната си Томас Джеферсън документи, когато той пише: "Не свободен човек трябва винаги да се лишава от употребата на оръжие. Най-силната причина за хората да си запазят правото да носят оръжие и да е, като последно средство, за да се защитят срещу тиранията в правителството ". Осъзнайте, че няма гражданин в Ню Йорк могат да кандидатстват за разрешително крият, и да получат лиценз да е много труден процес, с надеждата, че хората няма да се опитвам да се получи един. Звучи малко несправедливо го doens't? Независимо, аз чувствам, че оръжието на градовете са нелепи закони, че поради тази причина. Забрана на оръжия и като ги направи по-трудно да придобие законно само засилва тези, които не спазват правилата, който много прилича на steriods забрана в спорта. Тези, които мамят са печеливши, в системата. Тези закони служат само да помогне на престъпници finaiced и престоя във властта над закона спазват многобройно население на Ню Йорк Сити.
В извън сезона е тук в продължение на около два месеца и след Тори Холт е била освободена от Сейнт Луис овни, за да изчистите осем милиона долара в рамките на ОСП пространство, и Марвин Харисън не подаде оставка поради възрастта си, те все още са без дом. Мисля, че е огромна изненада, защото дори ако Холт, 32, и Харисън, 36, получават там по възраст, те все още са в състояние да помага на екип в голям начин.
Холт's суми през тази година са били 64 улов на 796 ярда. Но това беше започва с 14, и четирите сезона преди това той е средно 95,5 улов на сезон. Освен това, той играе с грешка-склонни Марк Bulger за много години, все още поставени тези номера, и е едно занасяне и всеки изглежда готов да се откажа от него. Всъщност, единственият отбор проявяват интерес е Jaguars, и това е, защото те издават Мат Джоунс, Реджи Уилямс, и Джери Портър. Така че фактът, че само един отбор NFL проявява интерес към този човек и само защото този отбор е отчаяна просто ме преградите.
Що се отнася до Харисън, той не е толкова продуктивни като Холт последните два сезона с 20 и 60 съответно улов. Въпреки това, на 20 години той улови само той играе пет мача и въпреки, че миналата година той бе отпадането огромни карти, най-вече в игра в Питсбърг, той изглеждаше чиста нещата по-късно през сезона от гледна точка на капки. И честно, за мен този сезон, в който той играе пет мача не трябва дори фактор в какъв вид възможността той може да е ляво. Плюс отпадане на топката, няма нищо общо с възрастта, и той винаги е имал сигурни ръце. Ако той беше отпадането големи карти, това означава, че той все още знае как да се отворите за тях. И как по дяволите там не е някакъв подмазвач отбор като Мечките или шефове търсят в него. Това твърде ме учудва.
Чудя се, ако за всеки да изглежда като той вече е смущаваща водите в Бъфало чрез участие от доброволни тренировки на тима, тъй като той наскоро съобщи. Искам да кажа, това е първата реална функция, която е официален били държани от новия си екип и той вече може да повиши косъмчета, както и въпроси, с този ход. Въпреки това, за мен, просто оставете човек живее.
Преди всичко той е вече 35-годишна възраст. И сериозно, как знае какво е това глупаво мини три или четири дни тренираш? Тя трябва да бъде буквално няколко сесии вдигане тегло, някои стандартни климатик, глоба и три хранения на ден. Мисля, че ако на 35-годишен мъж, който е в 14-та година от кариерата си казва, че не искате да отидете на доброволен труд се, кой му пука. ДА е в лигата толкова отдавна, той знае как тялото му реагира на стрес, или твърде малко, когато е твърде малко, и той накара лига в ТД улов през последните три години.
Аз няма да скочи върху прав още. Нека да изчакаме и да видим, ако той има странична тирада, или съзнанието му говори твърде много пред медиите преди да започнем да го chastising.
И сериозно хора ... законопроекти суче. Те нямат шанс. Те започна сезона с 4-0 и заекват активизира-то останалата част от пътя към завърши 3-9. Това не е материалът на шампиони, нито пък е Трент Едуардс или скитник-челно Бъфало сметки. Те ще могат лесно да бъде почиствана от Patriots Том Брейди, и ще се унищожават от много от миналата година играя екипи.
А ако питате мен, аз ще гледам оприличавам на законопроекти надежда навечерието подход, ориентиран към по-ниско ниво онлайн игра полудявам се опитва да победи някой от 20-те години.
Той много прости всички, ако ти хлабав 6'6 един играч като Plaxico Burress по-добре да вярвам, че ще се търси някакъв висок, бърз дълго заплаха топката да го замести. Великаните са без съмнение интерес в разследването така че не вярвам на медиите Hype! Също така, не се изненадвайте, ако видите Джайънтс направи търговията на ден Проект Plaxico стане, ако затвора на 31 март. Аз можех да видя търговия Gmen един ескадрон на WR, с цел да направи тази сделка се случи. Това включва Стив Смит, независимо от великаните казва друго. Марио Manningham е най-категорично в един чип, които се занимават и разглеждане кабинета си навици великаните ще бъде като изключително добре. Не вярвайте на медиите или на представители на великаните, когато изследва този разказ, те искат всичко това много тихо, тихо, докато бъдещето Plaxico е изцяло на открито и съдени. Ерик Mangini е отбранителен ум треньор, така че пак, не се изненадвайте, ако те отправят търговия, която включва една от Отбранителна Linemen на великана.
Също така, надявам се, всеки знае, че това е незаконно за представителния отбор да се говори за играч, който в момента е в изпълнение на договор с друг отбор. Така че Джери осъзнават, че Рийз е да се отрече всички твърдения на медиите изважда с него. Не се заблуждавайте великаните ще се опита да се Braylon но само истинският въпрос е колко са те желаещи да се преместят да го получа?
Лично аз мразя начина, по който правим бизнес лъвове в НФЛ. Аз вярвам, че те са най-лошата серия организация от земята. Те дъвчете чрез треньори и QB-бързо от всеки друг отбор в НФЛ. Те дори биха били достатъчно глупав да се действа така, сякаш Kitna е франчайз QB. Аз не съм треньор и дори не знаех, че ще се получи. Тъй като на Лайънс разрушени отношенията им с Бари Сандърс, те са просто прави голяма грешка, след като голяма грешка в NFL Draft. Просто мисля, че те качват Джоуи Харингтън от Карл Роджърс в много през следващата година с цялостната 2ри подбор ме кара да си болен стомах. Те са концентрирани твърде много върху уменията позиции в тази последното десетилетие на проекти, но те никога не са разгледани техните нужди в QB правилно.
The Lions се нуждаят от основен ремонт на офанзивата линия, все пак, през този сезон, проектът ще бъде дълбоко с OL's. Следователно, не е по-голям потенциал да се получи голям О-нападател по-късно в проекта. Разбирайки, че фактът, те могат да се опитат да земя Кътлър, от търговия с определяне на общите 1-ви избор с Бронкос. Те все още ще бъде в състояние да стоварят много продължения в 12-та подбор мотика. Ако те не търговски надолу и само търговия на мотика за Кътлър с никакви други съображения лъвовете все пак ще има 20-та мотика в първия кръг за да се решат каквото и други опасения, те искат да определят чрез проекта. Ако Лъвовете не заключа Кътлър от търговия с мотика, те са просто тъпо в очите ми, защото Кътлър е "познат" Франчайз QB, че можете да построите вашия екип на. Той е реалната сделка и има опит, за да го докаже. Може ли да се каже, че за всички други QB в проекта? Номер Санчес има много на главата и Стафорд наистина не е битка изпитват, най-малко в NFL. Джей Кътлър може да запълни тази роля веднага, а Лъвовете може да го получи от търговията надолу или търговията на мотика изцяло.
Вземете сигурно нещо и отидете с Кътлър изглежда доста лесно за мен, така че не винт до това, Лайънс управление!
Откакто хвърляне в затвора на Майкъл Вик, няколко бизнеса са насърчавани ново куче дъвча играчка. Тази играчка е тази, която е изградена достатъчно труден, че може да се изправи дори gamiest Пит.
Тези играчки са честно истерична. Така че, нека кучето си ухапване ВИК назад! Признавам, аз никога не съм виждал някой от тези играчки в лице, но не съм аз, че ще чакам да си ръце на един. Това вероятно няма да бъдат на разположение за дълго обмисля Вик е да изляза от затвора скоро. Причината да кажа това е така, защото смятам, че има някакъв вид правни въпроси, ангажирани с тази играчка. Ние всички ще се съгласят, че играч има право да защити своя образ, и аз съм сигурен, че хората ВИК не е дошъл с тази концепция. Така че, когато той изходи затвора и ще поеме ВИК ще съди, така че той може да възстанови средствата, които те направиха несправедливо използването му образ. Така че, ако мислите, че те са смешно не забравяйте да ги вземете СЕГА! Преди да изчезне от пазара завинаги!
Вчера бе съобщено, че Pro Quarterback Купата на Бронкос Денвър, Джей Кътлър, беше официално поиска търговия. Днес, ние, хората, започна планира където той може да свърши, ако искането му е чест. Аз съм сигурен, че има много фенове там, чийто екип може да използва един човек в Джей Кътлър, който играе като потенциал франчайз-куотърбек вид, който много анализатори предвиждаха. В лъжичка е, че новият треньор главата McDaniels Джош, който е координатор офанзива за патриоти, исках да търгуват Кътлър за Мат Касел, тъй като той е бил запознат с неговата система вече. Това е тъй като разгневи младите Кътлър и сега той иска да отиде ... но къде?!
За да започнете един лесен процес на елиминиране, всеки отбор в АФК е вън от екипите обикновено не искала да изпратя звездни играчи далеч по-конференция франчайзи. И въпреки че Касел бе окончателно търгувани на друг отбор AFC, като бившата му Patriots, в шефове, че е по-скоро като "Ще дращя гърба си, ако нулата рудник" сделка.
Това е широко разпространена, които се занимават мисъл, когато слезе, защото Pioli Скот, бивш генерален мениджър на българските патриоти навлизат в Канзас Сити да се опита да съживи този клуб топката.
Така че АФК е вън!
В НФЦ Изток, Далас е Tony Romo, Ню Йорк е Ели екипаж, и Филаделфия е Донован McNabb. До този момент, Джейсън Кембъл от Вашингтон Redskins все още има много да се докаже, докато Кътлър изглежда много по-обещаваща от него до този момент, когато и двете се сравняват кариерата си.
В НФК Север, за пакетиране са Арън Роджърс и викингите изиграните ходове да хвърлят младите QB Tarvaris Джаксън в конкуренция с новопридобита салвия Rosenfels от Хюстън. Аз не мисля, че Лъвовете могат да привлича миризма, така че мечки са определено е гореща точка. Те са не са имали успех с Рекс Гросман и минимално с Кайл Ортън.
В НФЦ юг, похвали светии Дрю Brees и соколи са млада звезда в новобранец на годината Мат Райън. В Пантери щеше да изглежда да има някои много стръв търговията с недоволни Юлий Пепърс, но сега изглежда като той може да бъде патриот скоро. Въпреки това, с Джейк Delhomme са техните настоящи абонати на сигнала все още не може да ги брои. Тогава там е Buccaneers които се отървахме от ветерана Джеф Гарсия.
След това, в НФЦ Запада, Seahawks са Мат Hasselbeck, който не е миналото му още по-добри дни, и Кърт Уорнър е очевидно като безопасен и Кардиналите QB. Кръст тези два отбора и имате 49ers с разочароващи резултати на напредъка Алекс Смит, и Сейнт Луис овни, които трябвало да започна да мисля за отпадане Марк Bulger доста отдавна.
Така че там сте го. В началото на кандидатите да имат Джей Кътлър за президент!
The Patriots are making more than a splash this year in the off season. Our Sportsroids sources have confirmed that this deal is very close to being completed. Peppers will probably play OLB in the Patriots system, so it will be a interesting change for Peppers. If the Patriots pull off this move they will be a very different team in 2010. They will receive an off season grade of A+ from me, since they signed Leigh Bodden, Julius Peppers,Joey Galloway, Shawn Springs and Fred Taylor. I expect them to win the division.
Джей Кътлър ще принудят търговия! Josh McDaniels needs a QB, so the big question is where will Cutler go?
Това NFL извън сезона има много възходи и падения. Две NFL играчи бяха загубени в морето, Plaxico Burress е изправен пред перспективата от затвора време, за да се премести от екипа на Америка да Бъфало, Donte Stallworth е убил пешеходец. Смешното е, че аз съм сигурен, всички те не се чувстват претоварени и като старши треньор на Ню Bronco's, Джош McDaniels, които се поглъщат жив от ядосан му Франчайз QB. Джей Кътлър е разстроен и ние всички знаем, че ние няма да бъдем щастливи в Денвър. Питам за търговията, може просто да е с мощност ход от Кътлър, но аз наистина се съмнявам. Той няма нужда да си заплата до сила. Лично аз знам, че трябва да бъдат преместени. Той заяви, че "не му доверие треньор", което е лоша рецепта за Джей, така и на Бронкос. Ако те го сделка изглежда, че Тампа Бей, и Ню Йорк са двете места, които изглежда да е много добре. The Jets са в необходимостта от QB, знам, Клеменс и Ratliff няма да бъде в състояние да го направи. Те изиграните ходове за осигуряване на Брет Цвят и срок за изпълнение беше невероятно. И тъй като Брет пенсионери, те ще трябва да се движи, за да бъдат конкурентноспособни този сезон. Сигурен съм, че Рекс Райън Ratliff разбира, че не е Трент Dilfer, и той ще видите, че стойността на Кътлър, това извън сезона. Тампа Бей Buccaneers не го държат тайна, че те се стремят да замени Гарсия, поради преминаване на неговата възраст. Всички бяха запознати с опита за три търговски екип, че ще са изпратили Касел до Денвър и ножар в Тампа, така че те са без съмнение в интерес на младите Quarterback диабетик. Лично Кътлър никога не е бил любимец на мина, и това ще бъде интересно да го видя играе без WR Маршал. Аз не вярвам, Тампа е добро място за него, но никога не се знае. Надявам се да Джей става Jet през 2011 година. Надявам се да е от семейство Джонсън не винт това се!
The saga of Plaxico Burress has been forgotten by the media this off-season due to the release of so many great WR's, which include Terrell Owens, Joey Galloway, Marvin Harrison, Laveranues Coles and TJ Houshmandzadeh. The Plaxico story started last year, when the New York Giants Veteran Superbowl hero, Plaxico Burress, shot himself in the leg while partying at a popular New York City Club around the Mid point of last years NFL season. Outside of the fact that he shot himself, he was also carrying an unregistered firearm in the City of New York, a subject Mayor Bloomberg has been adamant about curbing.
I feel as though Bloomberg had been waiting for a Black man to screw up given he could not jail Sean Combs for the Gun charges several years back. Bloomberg has changed the laws and now, conviently, a Black superstar is now in the line of fire to fall . Now Plax is at Bloomberg's mercy in addition to the NYC Courts. Both bodies are looking for an example, is Plaxico the perfect one? In any other state, this would be a misdemeanor offense which would have serious financial penalties and forced community service attached to it. Yet, in New York City, Plaxico is facing 3 to 15 years in jail. I hope people realize that is just stupid. Guns don't kill people, idiots with guns kill people. And since the New York State government thinks that their are too many idiots in New York, they find that gun bans and stiff penalties are the easiest way to deter criminals! Yet they forget to remember irreversable truth about murders and criminals is that THEY DON'T FOLLOW THE LAW! Yes Plaxico has put himself in a bad situation, and yes he really shot his team's chances of a repeat last year in the foot, but one thing Plaxico has not done is made anyone else a victim. Plaxico is not a criminal and should not be penalized as one. Yet all Bloomberg sees is a chance to show the New York public what he can do to a black icon who chooses to own a gun. Plaxico's trial will be held on March 31st and that will delegate how his rescheduled meeting with the NFLPA will go on April 1st. If Plaxico is incarcerated he will receive no money from the Giants or the NFL without a doubt. Him being cut immediately would be my assumption since it seems that the Giants are keeping thier distance from him at this point. Phil Simms seems to be the only person supporting the WR in public and he no longer has a termendous impact on the moves the New York Giants make. Bloomberg has taken away the Giants care and support by reportedly making threatening phone calls to New York owners. All I can hope for is that this young man gets a chance to keep on playing football and not in some prison upstate. For that reason Sportsroids.com will be in New York on March 31st, supporting Plaxico outside the courthouse with our official “Free Plax” T-shirts. You will be able to order these shirts through the site. When the page is up, I will post the link. Thank you all and Keep on roiding.
Hold the Popcorn the Movie hasn't started yet!!!
Well TO has been cut from the Cowboys and many people are asking why not trade him instead of cutting him. The Cowboys gave up a lot to get Roy Williams and the possible could have gotten some of that back by trading TO. In this situation you have to weigh the pros and cons of this move, whenever you have a player like TO you can get a second round pick or proven vet in a trade but the trading block process is long and tedious (almost like litigation). It could take all the way into the next season for them to get what they want from a trade and they might not even get what they want from trading TO. This would then bring the media circus back to Dallas again and put a lot of stress on the team. The Cowboys decided to get rid of TO now, just for the later reason. By cutting TO he is no longer a part of the time and the organization can move on in new direction. The main reason he was cut was because of the growing sentiment in the locker room and organization, with numerous people who are a part of the team both players and staff, that TO needed to go. Also by doing this it is easy for the coaches to begin work on the plays and routes that they will focus on in the off-season if TO was on the trade block, they would still have to factor him in, just in case he was coming back next year. Despite the value TO has as a trade the Cowboys made the right decision in cutting him.
It was real surprising to me when I saw that Brian Dawkins had left the Philadelphia Eagles, the same place he played his entire career thus far. But it wasn't so much the fact that he wasn't going to be an Eagle anymore, but more so the fact of where he would be going… Denver. What the hell is he doing there?
We should all know now that just about any team has a chance to succeed and even win a Super Bowl every season. However, at the bottom of that list would have to be the Denver Broncos. I would have figured Dawkins to want to play for a proven team or a current contender, but in this case I cannot say he has found either.
The Denver Broncos, and it's funny to say this, have not been successful since that had Jake Plummer! I mean, I know Jay Cutler is now coming into his own, but he isn't there yet. Another thing that isn't in Denver is a good defense. I don't know if Dawkins figures himself to be their savior like I'm sure the naïve Broncos front office does, but it's going to take a lot more than a great free safety to bolster a team that was 26th against the pass and 27th versus the run. On top of that, they gave up 28 points per game which is four touchdowns. That is ridiculous.
I mean, he can do what he wants of course. I'm not his daddy. And I don't necessarily think it was a terrible idea to play for the Broncos. I just thought that he was a guy that would definitely be looking for a contender and nothing less. О, добре.
The biggest WR in this years free agent market will be moving teams at this weeks end! TJ Houshmanzadeh will make his decision on where he wishes to play in 2009 tonight! The top two teams in this debate have been the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings. We will keep you all updated on this topic. Feel free to chime in a comment if you hear anything new develope or you just want to talk about Housh! TJ has stated that he would come to a final choice on the evening of March 1st!
The Arizona Cardinals can still be considered contenders. They went very far this past NFL season… all the way to the Super Bowl. If it hadn't been for a few costly mistakes (ie interception resulting in 100 yard TD return for longest play in Super Bowl history by linebacker James Harrison, and two fumbles by the Quarterback) and all things were to remain constant in that game, they would have been Champions.
But that doesn't matter because they aren't champions and the Pittsburgh Steelers created and/or forced the Cardinals into those mistakes. But make no bones about it; this team totally changed its approach when the playoffs began.
Their offense remained just as explosive as it had been in the air, and then they finally decided to rely on the run a little more. For next year, the Cardinals now know that they can run the ball effectively. With Edgerin James getting older, and Tim Hightower being nothing more than an effective backup, the Cardinals have plenty of room to draft a power or fast, or whatever kind of back that can be a pro-bowler. And honestly, they can't be much worse than James and Hightower.
Everyone knows about the trend of Super Bowl losers not making the playoffs the next year, but remember, the Cardinals are still in a poor division with two teams that have to rebuild, Rams and 49ers, and one team that was in real shambles this season and with an aging QB in Matt Hasselbeck, the Seattle Seahawks. I know that sounds hypocritical because Warner is 37 and was still dead nasty, but he is an exception to the rule of the old quarterbacks whose performances dwindle when they get older.
Another strong argument against their chances may be that if they can't keep Anquan Boldin they won't be as explosive. However, we must remember they either didn't play with him or did while he was ailing with injuries during these playoffs, and Larry Fitzgerald still tore it up.
I believe the Arizona Cardinals are right where they need to be. They showed lots of heart in the Super Bowl defensively after being down 17-7 and 20-7, because they still stuck to their guns and held the Steelers shy of the end zone twice. Of course they blew it at the end, but they still showed a lot of moxie. Do not be surprised to see them in the Super Bowl if it does happen. Plus, with the way the NFL has been the past few seasons, I think the only teams that could surprise me in the Super Bowl are the Lions and 49ers. 'Nuff said.
I am pretty sure that the Jets are making a move on Ray Lewis soon. They have released a lot of their depth at the Linebacker position, and seem to be positioning themselves monetarily to make a move on Ray Ray! I would love to see Ray Ray play for gang green because of the type of leader he is, however I don't feel that Baltimore has left him with much in the tank, so I hope the Jets don't go over a 2 year deal to aquire him!! If they don't sign Ray Ray they will sign Baltimore's other big free agent LB Scott. However, if Ray does come to New York, both New York teams would have great Inside Linebackers. I hope Mr Johnson doesn't screw this one up because the Jets have a more of a chance with an accused murderer in the LB core, trust me!
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have registered a point in eight straight games and have won seven of those contests including a four game winning streak. This recent streak, backed by the stellar play of netminder Steve Mason, puts the Blue Jackets in prime position to make the playoffs for the first time in the team's brief history. Helping Mason lead the Jackets success this season is mister Blue Jacket himself Rick Nash who has been a very bright spot on a team which has had very limited success—that is, until now. Offseason acquisitions Kristian Huselius (Calgary) and RJ Umberger (Philadelphia) have helped make the Jackets a viable contender this year and possibly for years to come. With a core group of relatively young players Columbus will be making plenty of noise on the ice for many years to come.
The success of the Blue Jackets thus far this year is only half the story because what we're seeing is a potential hockey hotbed in its infancy. Until this year the only hockey presence in Ohio that has had any sustainable success has been via the Ohio State University. Although success at the University level is great the potential for Ohio to blossom in terms of hockey almost certainly requires the success of a major professional team. The significance of the Jackets being in Columbus is that they are the highest level of professional sport in the city which means there is no competition for fan fair from the popularity giant that is the NFL. Success for the Blue Jackets can make them the darlings of the city and would be the first of its kind in the US since other cities tend to have other pro teams in one of the other three major sports. With that in mind, the on ice play of Rick Nash and company is not significant only to the potential of the Blue Jackets and the city of Columbus, but it could also be a major victory for the popularity of the sport of hockey in the US So American hockey fans, if your team happens to fall out of contention throw a cheer the way of the Blue Jackets, their success might help you out more than you realize.
Yes it has become public that the Atlanta Falcons are actively looking for trades for Michael Vick, but all I want to know is, “where is the story in that?” Michael has so many negative strings attached to him now, you would either have to be a brilliant man or a complete idiot to want to employ him. So, let me ask you once again “where is the story in the fact that Atlanta wants to trade him?”
Larry O'Dell from the The Associated Press seems to think that the big news is that;
Personally I don't find it newsworthy when someone reports that someone who has claimed bankruptcy and is currently incarcerated, is being forced to auction off their house. No S%^* Sherlock!
I don't hate Vick, I just don't see importance of these recent story's. He has been kicked out of the NFL until Godell allows him back, and considering the current trend of rehablitated players like Pacman Jones, It is not hard to see that it won't be easy for Vick to get back on the field. It just isn't going to happen. If Godell just lets Vick play again in the NFL, The league would stand to take a massive hit in attendence as well as popularity! Plus, even if Vick were to return where would he even fit in? I think the real story is that the idiots in the Media are going to empower this moron and help him make some extra cash on his way to the NFL Hall of Shame, who recently enshrined Bam Norris and Rae Carruth.
The Falcons have no use for him as a QB considering that they drafted Matt Ryan who played pretty well this season(87.7 QB Rating, compared to Vick's last campaign in 06 of 75.5 QB Rating). “I want to ask one more time where is the story in this guy?” Atlanta has a better QB and a better team, that has no need for Vick and his “hood life issues”.The Media should not talk about this guy until he is allowed back in the NFL. It's just that simple, NO ONE WIlL TRADE FOR A PLAYER WHO IS SUSPENDED!!!! SO SHUT UP STUPID MEDIA! Go CRY ABOUT BARRY BONDS OR SOMETHING!!!
Another thing that has really upset me is the way people percieve Vick as a QB. I will agree that Vick has phenomenal atheletic talent, there is no denying that. Michael Vick has a gift for scrambling and sprinting, but I will tell you one thing people, for all the oooos and the aaghs this man isn't worth his weight in dung as a QB. Vick is not a leader, and Vick is not a role model which he has never claimed to be thank god.
People think of Vick as the quintessential black QB, because he is fast, quick, shifty and he has a very strong arm. However, Vick is not a good representation of great African American QB and that is what really upsets me about this situation. There are plenty of great black QB's who could be the benchmark for what is it to be a great African American QB, But for some reason when I ask someone to name a “Black QB” most people think of Michael Vick. Why is it that no one talks about Doug Williams, who was the first black QB to win a Superbowl. Why is it that the NFL has moved so far from empowering the legends of Steve Mcnair or Warren Moon?
We need to move on from morons like Vick and celebrate the players who actually played the QB postion well, repositioning these greats back into the in the minds of NFL fans. Yeah Vick is controversial and exciting, but at one point that wasn't the only thing the NFL and all the media cared about! So I ask you, “when did that change?”
My father used to say that Rodeo was the only sport. That no one was tougher than a Cowboy. He himself used to “bulldog” back in his day. Though those days were short lived after having seen a man have his head stomped in and spend the rest of his days talking to himself. Dear old Dad wore cowboy boots, snap button shirts and had a license plate that read RODEO: Everything Else Is Just A Game!
I have to say that with all that is going on in the seemingly unwatchable professional sports world that I must agree. Parity in football sucks. The last ten Superbowl champs just do not measure up to those before them. Baseball is a mockery now. The commissioner is coward. The players union is run by as group of arrogant jackasses empowered by lazy good for nothing drug addict ball players. Even the government is standing on ceremony now in their day late and dollar short effort to rectify the situation. NBA basketball is a disgrace. Between what they allow on and off the court coupled with the FACT that they have a gambling problem how could anyone take it seriously? Hockey lost me when the Sabres lost to the Stars on a goal that should not have counted in a game that decided the Stanley Cup Champ. I would still rather be playing NHL Hockey on Sega. And don't bother with any other sport. You are lucky I felt generous enough to include Hockey in the conversation. Next you will want to whine about soccer and tell me it is “so popular”. Yeah well not here in the real world United Stated where its biggest star bailed to go back over seas and play for less money. Soccer is a baby sitting service for terrible parents who do not love their kids and are afraid they might get hurt playing a real sport.
Which brings me to Rodeo. Beer drinking, tobacco chewing, jeans and denim shirt wearing men atop 1200lbs of raw power! Even the advertisements at these events are manly. You will not see advertisements (at least not yet) for weenie girlie men and their “ED” or hair loss. You see ads for trucks, guns, hunting, beer, sponsor tags for tobacco and even some good old fashioned down home Americana: www.borderpatrol.gov. Това е невероятно. Аз го обичам. I can not get enough. I am sure one day ESPN and the advertising industry will ruin it like they have ruined every other sport worth watching. For now it really is the only thing worth watching.
The last three weeks, at work behind the bar, I have turned off both college and pro basketball, ESPN's Sportscenter, MLB network and all three New York area hockey teams in favor of VS coverage of bull riding. At first I get “what the hell are doing?” or “Whoa, what the..” “Hey put that back”. Yet every time I put on the rodeo after the first bull comes out from the chute it gets very quiet as the entire bar is focused on the one tv that is showing the bull riding. The only noise you hear from the crowd is when a cowboy gets “throwed” from his horse. Absolutely no one is watching the other 5 tv's that are all showing basketball, hockey etc. And when I turn it off the whole place erupts with an emphatic “WHOAAAA, PUT IT BACK!”
Rodeo: Everything Else IS just a game.
I was shocked when I heard some people in a local bar talking about Karlos Dansby possibly becoming a Giant. First of all, I would like to state that I believe Dansby to be a hell of talent. He would be a great player for any NFL team, but my one question is how could they pay him and still keep the defense in tact? Antonio Peirce, who is the undisputed leader of the Big Blue defense is looking for more money, money which he knows he deserves. I would love to sure up the LB core, but at what cost? Antonio Peirce may be the reason for the recent successes the Gmen have had against the run, considering their effectiveness directly correlates when Antonio came from the Redskins. We know Dansby wants a big market, and we can only assume he wants a”Big Market Paycheck”. It is for this reason, I implore all New York Giants fans to be careful what they wish for, It would be nothing short of a tragedy to see Pierce (The Defense's QB) walk since Reese might not be able to procure his needed funds, after the signing of such a LB as Dansby.
Well this year we have seen an unprecedented amount of coaches losing their jobs, coaches with winning teams and coaches with losing teams, as well as coaches who didn't even get to finish the season. It is important to take note of what actually is happening in NFL. Many people are confused or surprised by the amount of caches getting fired and while it may seem ridicules it is only logically.
The reason that so many coaches have been sent packing is because of the initial firings of Crennel and Mangini. With a number of other coaches being sent packing the week following the end of the regular season a domino effect was created. As the Marque coaching minds of Crennel and Mangini hit the market; well as a slew of coordinators that are ready to be head coaches teams took note. What this meant is that teams the likes of the Rams, Lions, and Browns had a chance to lock these great coaches in. While teams on the bubble like Denver, Tampa Bay, Kansa City, New York Jets, and Raiders who may have been happy with the performance or at least the skill of their coaches were forced to make a decision. This meant that if they did not get rid of these good coaches they would not be able to pick up the next crop of great coaches for some time. So they released their head coaches to hit what is really a coaching free agent market. With the successive firing of each coach like Mangini, Shannahan, Gruden, and now Edwards, teams would be stupid to let other teams pick these great coaches up, so in turn they got rid of their coaches. What you are going to see really is a giant change of hands as most of these coaches end up as head coaches at another team. Don't expect this to happen again anytime soon as you will see all the great coaches will get at least 3 years to prove their worth meaning little coaching firings occurring during that time.
On February 1st, the Arizona Cardinals will do battle against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Aside from the surprising appearance by Arizona to get to their first Super Bowl, there is a very surprising trend beginning to surmise… that is if the Steelers win the game.
In the Steelers last four Super Bowl appearances they have faced off against the LA Rams in 1979, winning 31-19, the Dallas Cowboys in 1995 losing 27-17, the Seattle Seahawks, winning 21-10, and now the Arizona Cardinals. If the Steelers win, that will mean that their last three titles will have come against present NFC West teams.
Back in 1979, the now St. Louis Rams, still were a part of the NFC West, but that division consisted of the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons. Since the arrival of the Houston Texans, that division now includes the St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, and the 49ers.
Another interesting tidbit, like this year's Cardinals, the only other 9-7 team to ever make a Super Bowl were those same aforementioned LA Rams.
However, the most striking piece of trivia has to be that all three team's Super Bowl appearances against the Steelers were their first ever. Could this mean that the Cardinals, although a great story, are doomed to drop the ball in the non-literal sense of the phrase? Who knows, and if the world is what it is, and the Cards do lose, it shouldn't be viewed as much more than a wild coincidence. Either way, it's pretty damn cool… especially if you're a Steeler fan.
I will be the first to admit that I just do not like Tim Tebow. I absolutely want to vomit every time he hits the pull up jumper down on the goal line. Until today I thought he would not make much of a career in the NFL either. However, last night my opinion began to change a bit. Certainly not because the Fox broadcasters convinced me he is the Messiah. (Were they terrible or what?) As I watched Percy Harvin bust that long run to put the Gators back in business it made me think about Adrian Peterson and this year's NFL playoffs. All year long we had to listen to grumblings about the Vikings being a Super Bowl contender if they had a QB. So I thought to myself who are they going to find that could get them over the hump? They are built to win now. They need a leader on that offense and a veteran is just not going to be available to them and Tavaris Jackson will never be that guy. And I have news for you, Sam Bradford and the rest of the nation's would-be rookie class of QB's are no where near the level of last year's draft class. So forget another Matt Ryan/Joe Flacco type playoff run. Then as the Gator offense got rolling I thought of Vince Youngs performance in both Rose Bowls and wondered if Jeff Fisher wouldn't roll out the “Wildcat” this weekend with Vince against the Baltimore Ravens.
Then it hit me. Tebow to the Vikings. Just like that. I think he would be the perfect fit for the Vikings offense. He could run that offense all day with Adrian Peterson behind him or beside him. He easily becomes the leader of that offense and probably the team. He is perfect for the role. He would not have to worry about passing the ball all that much. With that defense and that run game behind that offensive line try to imagine having to stop both he and Peterson every down. Thrown in a short passing game the occasional deep ball and a pull up jumper here and there, you've got something. Не?
Tuesday night Jarkko Ruutu of the Ottawa Senators apparently bit Sabres' defensemen Andrew Peters in the thumb. It is awful that Ruutu did that and hopefully he is severely punished, but it is the hope of hockey fans everywhere that the casual fan will not once again only see hockey in this light (since ESPN eats stuff like this up) and think that's all that goes on in hockey. If all they did in NFL coverage was show guys getting poked in the eye or really bad facemask penalties and quarterbacks getting knocked out or guys getting paralyzed it would give football a bad name for sure but we all know that stuff does not happen frequently and the NHL should be given the same consideration. So please, if you have casual fans as friends and think this is how it is all the time please just get them to follow a number of games and they will quickly see it is not an every game occurrence.
Now to the better side of hockey and that would be two great match-ups Tuesday night between the Boston Bruins and Minnesota Wild, and the game of the night between Washington and Philadelphia. Boston was defeated 1-0 by Minnesota making it two in a row for Boston cooling off the then hottest team in the league. What is to be learned from that game is Minnesota is simply better at running the dreaded neutral zone trap than the Bruins head-to-head. Boston has been able to open up the ice to score more goals now but if other teams are paying attention Minnesota taught them a great lesson. If you slow the game down and play most of it at center ice Boston will get so frustrated because they are so hungry to score that they end up skating in circles and don't get anything going. Patience is the best way to beat Boston not trying to outscore them.
As for Washington and Philly, all that needs to be said about that at the moment is that if you're looking for the anti-Ruutu game, this was the one to watch. That game was everything that makes hockey such a great game to watch.
Why is it so hard for people to wrap their head around a tie? Why is it so important to have a winner be declared? More importantly why is the crucial outcome of such events decided by a coin flip? The NFL should eliminate overtime. What is the point? Can we just for once be satisfied with two teams being equal on “any given Sunday?” Not Superbowl Sunday of course but the third Sunday in November really should not be a big deal. Should it? The winning percentages straighten themselves out at season's end anyway to determine all divisional champions as well as Wild Card teams. They have “tie breakers” in place for any possible confusion that may occur. “Winning isn't everything” right?
I propose two things. First the NFL eliminate overtime completely from the regular season. I know I would be considered crazy to suggest it be eliminated from the playoffs and Superbowl as well so I will not go there. Regular season games will end in a tie at the end of regulation. Playoff games would be decided by letting time run out and continuing on without stopping using just the play clock until someone scores. To make it more challenging, eliminate field goal trys after regulation. Either punt or go for it on 4th down. Imagine the madness as Wade Phillips is rushing the field goal unit on to the field as time is winding down in regulation while Tony Romo and Terrell Owens are waving them off to keep running plays to try and win it in a runoff? Could you imagine that post game press conference with Jerry Jones?
Second I propose the elimination of coin flips all together including at the start of the game. Let's face it, every team wants the same thing: To win the toss and defer to the second half. So why not just give the road team the ball to start every game and allow the home team to choose which goal to defend? Each team will start half their games with the ball and the other half on defense. In the playoffs the same rule should apply.
And this comes from a guy who bets on the coin toss before every Superbowl. TAILS NEVER FAILS!!!
In this week, the Divisional Playoff Round of the NFL, hearts are truly broken. In my mind, there is nothing more embarrassing than being a bye team and losing your first game. It is almost as if all the good your team did was all-for-not, and similarly, for the road team, it means you were only good enough to win in the Wild Card round. The first game of Divisional Round weekend will feature the Baltimore Ravens attempting to go down to Tennessee to pull off a huge road victory.
Once again, the Ravens Defense will be the phase of their game to rely on; 3 rd in the league in points allowed (15.2), 2 nd in yards (261.1ypg), 2 nd in passing (179.7ypg), and 3 rd against the run (81.4ypg). The stinginess of their defense showed up profusely in their Saturday victory in Miami against the Dolphins as they forced Chad Pennington into throwing four interceptions, when he had only seven up until that point. On top of that, they also forced a fumble which they recovered.
What is even more is they rank higher in almost every major category defensively than the Titans; 7 th in yards (293.6ypg), 9 th in passing (199.8ypg), and 6 th against the run (93.9ypg). The Titans beat them in points per game at 14.6, but that is only for a difference of 0.6 points.
Aside from the Ravens defense, the performance of Joe Flacco in his first ever playoff game should pay huge dividends for Baltimore as he now goes into his second. In that game, his numbers were far from solid; 9-23 with 135 yards. That was only good for a slunky 39% completion. But if there are any underlying factors in his performance, it was obviously the fact he committed no turnovers, and amazingly, averaged 15.0 yards per completion. What this suggests was that when he actually did find the right target, it was a big play.
He already had the one playoff game where he saw his defense carry him. Now he knows if he can just step it up a bit, and with his defense playing like it can, that his team is in prime position for success.
The difference between the Miami pass defense (25 th at 227.8ypg) and the Tennessee pass defense (9 th at 199.8ypg) is 16 spots in the rankings. If Joe Flacco cannot increase his completion percentage, and is forced to throw the ball more against the Titans solid rushing defense, then the Ravens could be in for a long day. Maybe even the type that sees Flacco performing somewhat like Pennington did.
After that, Kerry Collins threw seven interceptions on the season, ass opposed to Flacco's 12. But sadly, that seems to be the only advantage that the Titans could have over the Ravens. And too bad for them Joe Flacco hasn't been prone to throwing games away this season. Oh… and we also saw what happened to the last quarterback the Ravens faced who only three seven regular season INTs.
We already know that the Ravens have better defense. But what is even more is the fact that their offense isn't too far off either. In total yards per game the Ravens are 18 th at 324, and the Titans 21 st at 313.6. Although the Titans are 27 th passing (172.6), versus the Ravens 28 th ranking (175.5), it is for a difference of 0.7 yards making them virtually equal in that aspect. The real kicker comes in the Ravens 4 th ranked rush offense at 148.5 yards per game against the Titan's 7 th place ranking at 137.4 yards per game. The Ravens, as a matter of fact, even score more points per game with 24.1, against the Titans, 23.4. However, that points per game number is also for a mere difference of 0.7.
The real deciding factor offensively is going to be the Ravens stronger running game, and better play-making defensively. I also predict another deciding factor to be the performance of young Joe Flacco against that of old Kerry Collins. Their stat lines, although similar, are leaving one thing out. Where as last week I mentioned the experience of Kurt Warner would take over that of Matt Ryan's, this week it will be the youth of Flacco over Collins. Warner is still a dynamic quarterback. Whereas Flacco and Collins roles in their team's offenses is to manage the game and not turn the ball over, for Flacco it is more to help ease his transition as a rookie quarterback, and for Collins it is because he is on the downside of his career.
But aside from all this, the most telling stat is the following. The combined records of the Tennessee Titans regular season opponents was 92-115, and the Ravens was 123-94. This just tells me that the Ravens have been having their mettle tested a lot more often than the surprising Titans up to this point.
Ravens move to within one victory of the Super Bowl.
10. He has a name that rhymes with “Big weeny!”
9. He likes to drop his pants during practice.
8. He takes pride in the fact that he coached the worst team in NFL history!
7. Even Brett Farve couldn't win a superbowl for him…
6. He had 24 wins and 40 losses during his career with the team
5. He coaches the lions…
4. His daddy's name is “Bum”
3. He just couldn't decided on a RB and instead accomplished the feat of hurting all 5!
2. He started 8-3 this year, with a handpicked Superbowl squad and still failed to make the playoffs!
1. He was once the “Man-Genius” and now…He is only known as “Mangina”.
The final game of Wild-Card weekend 2009 may be one of the toughest to predict. It exhibits two teams that struggled to secure playoff births, but at the same time are more than capable of advancing in the post season past the obvious win that one of them will be getting this weekend. The Eagles had blown a game in Washington against the Redskins in week 16 by a score of 10-3 to fall to a record of 8-6-1, and needed to beat the Cowboys in Philadelphia, and hope the Buccaneers and Bears would lose in week 17. Luckily for them, all three of those scenarios became a reality. As for the Vikings, they would have clinched the NFC North regardless, due to the Bears loss in Houston in week 17, but could guarantee the division title with a victory in the final week. Since they beat the Giants in Minnesota 20-19 on a last minute 50 yard field goal to finish 10-6, they were able to hold up their end of the bargain. Now what has unfolded for week 18 is a bout between two teams, one filled with wily veterans in Philadelphia, and another with a collection of young and perhaps budding talent in Minnesota.
One of the key factors that Minnesota can rely on to win this game is the fact that they own the league's top rush defense giving up only 76.9 yards per game going up against an Eagles ground attack that ranked 22 nd with 106.1 yards per game. Couple that with the fact the Eagles were 4 th in the league in pass attempts and 22 nd in rushing yards with 106.1 per game, and the Vikings have a seldom-available luxury: the chance to play an opponent who is virtually one dimensional.
One of the most commonly preached strategies in defensive football is the ability to force an opponent to be one-dimensional, ie try to get the opponent to beat you with the pass by loading up the line of scrimmage with an eight-man front. What we have here is a team in Philadelphia who by preference already is one-dimensional and mainly likes to pass.
The second factor that helps the Vikings is the improved play of quarterback Tarvaris Jackson since he returned to the starting lineup. In his two games to start the season, he was 30-59, good for a 51 percent completion rate with one TD, while throwing for 178 and 130 yards respectively. Now, Jackson has risen to the occasion in the last three and a half games of the season posting 740 yards, 8 TDs, and only one interception while completing 64 percent of his passes. All this has provided the stability at the QB position the Vikings were looking for in Gus Frerotte.
The Eagles strengths lie in their defense and experience. Even though the Vikings are sporting the 1 st ranked run defense, their pass defense is only 18 th in the league, giving up 215.6 yards per game. That does not match well with the defense of Philadelphia as they ranked 4 th in run defense, 92.2ypg, and 3 rd in total pass defense, 182.1ypg. That type of run defense is more-than solid and should be able to keep Adrian Peterson, the league's top rusher with 1,760 yards, in check for the most part. And I stress “for the most part” as even though the Eagles rush D is just three spots behind the Vikings, Peterson is still the league's leading rusher for a reason, and for that, I believe he will have at least one big run in the game.
What really stands out for the eagles defensively is their pass defense, because Jackson, although he has improved, is still only averaging 185 yards through the air in his return, which is only 2.9 yards more than what the eagles are giving up. This means that he could easily be limited to within 100-150 yards, and if the Vikings main threat is going to be one to, at the most, three big gainers from Peterson and only a game-management style of play by Jackson, things are not looking up.
Although the Vikings play at home this weekend, they face a veteran team in the Eagles who are more accustomed to playing in big games. Even if it took four straight NFC Championship games for Donovan McNabb to finally get his team to a Super Bowl, he is still much more playoff savvy than the young Tarvaris Jackson, as is the entire Eagles team. Although both teams are great at stopping the run, Philadelphia is averaging 244.4 yards per game through the air, and with the disparity in the rankings of the two clubs pass defenses being 15 spots (Vikings 18 th minus Eagles 3 rd equals 15), then that is where the true edge in this contest lies.
Eagles move on.
Game number three of Wild-Card weekend will feature two teams that had surprise turnarounds from last season. But of the two teams, the biggest surprise was last season's hapless 1-15 Miami Dolphins doing a complete 180 with an 11-5 record this season while also earning the AFC East title. The Ravens, although always strong defensively, are nothing short of surprising either as they went from 5-11 last year to 11-5 this year. What makes their turnaround so remarkable was that they did it with rookie quarterback Joe Flacco, and if it weren't for injuries to both Kyle Boller and Troy Smith before week one, Joe Flacco may not have gotten his first start until later in the season and who knows what happens. With that being said, let's take a look at the key phases of each team's game.
Both team's offenses seem to even one another out. The Dolphins score 21.6 points per game and the Ravens 24.1 points per game. Although the Dolphins average only 118.6 yards on the ground to the Ravens 148.5, Miami out-throws Baltimore by a tune of 227 yards per game to 175.5. This shows that the Ravens outrun the Dolphins by 29.9 yards per game, and the Dolphins pass for 51.5 yards more than the Ravens.
Even with that being said, conventional wisdom shows that the team with the better running game will win. And that should be the case here. What's even more is that the Ravens are 3 rd defensively against the run at 81.4ypg, and a whopping 2 nd versus the pass giving up 179.7ypg. The problem the Dolphins have, even though they get to play in the confines of their home stadium, is that they are 25 th against the pass at 227.8ypg, and 10 th versus the run at 101.2ypg. In all respects, giving up 101.2 yards a game on the ground is not that bad, but when the duo of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams is good for a great total of 1,575 yards, and the Ravens trio of Willis McGahee, Le'Ron McClain, and Ray Rice combined for an outstanding number like 2,028, then not only are the Ravens defending the run better, but they are carrying the ball better as well.
Even though the Ravens outweigh the Dolphins in some key statistical categories necessary for playoff success, they have not been very good on the road playing against the projected playoff teams in the pre-season; at Indianapolis they lost 3-31, at the Giants they lost 10-30. Their only strong points against what were considered playoff teams were at Pittsburgh when they lost in OT 20-23, at the Dolphins when they won 27-13, and finally, when they beat Dallas 33-24.
Allow me to downplay. The Steelers and Ravens are diehard division rivals and always play each other tough. The Cowboys game had two aberration type plays on the Ravens final two drives; an 82 yard scoring run followed by a 77 yard scoring run. Any team would be lucky to get a run of either of those lengths all season long. Last but not least, when the Ravens beat the Dolphins in Miami in week 7, it dropped the Dolphins' record to 2-4. Since then, Miami has gone 9-1 and are playing at a slightly different level than that period of time.
The other thing the Dolphins have going for them is that they had the fewest turnovers in the league with only 13. Chad Pennington had arguably his best season since his first ever rotator-cuff injury with a career-high 3,653 yards, 19 touchdowns and just 7 interceptions while completing 67.4 percent of his passes. Rookie QB Joe Flacco, although he had a great season for a rookie, 2,971 yards, 14 TDs, 12 INTs (not to mention his eleven fumbles) and completed 60.0 percent of his passes, he is still a rookie and is definitely mistake-prone.
Like one analyst put it… “What the Ravens thrive on, the Dolphins simply don't do”… turn the ball over!
Although the Dolphins play at home, and are riding the emotional high an unprecedented successful season and comeback year of Chad Pennington, I have to go with the Ravens. They can negate their opponent's run, and kill them with their own. Furthermore, Joe Flacco is quickly being molded into the confident game manager who can make a few plays here and there that Baltimore has been looking for. I only see Joe Flacco having, at the most, one turnover, and with their 2 nd ranked total defense (261.1ypg) and 3 rd ranked defense in points given up per game (15.2), the Ravens can easily overcome it. I cannot see a team who beat squads like Seattle without QB Matt Hasselbeck by two points, Oakland by two points as well, San Francisco by five, all at home, and Saint Louis by four on the road beating this gritty Ravens team.
Ravens will move on to play the one-seeded Tennessee Titans next week.
The night cap of day one on Wild-Card Weekend will have two teams on display that can light up the scoreboard. Whereas the Colts have reverted to a more proficient scoring style over the past few years with the peak-point maturity of Peyton Manning, the Chargers have remained a team that can put up points in bunches. This game should have all the makings of a contest that comes down to which team does the best with it's last offensive drive, and a last chance hail-mary or “lateral push” doesn't count.
Everyone knows that both teams have more-than capable and playoff-tested quarterbacks. Peyton Manning has practically carried his team whose run game which ranked 31 st in the league with a meager 79.6 yards per game, and was able to post his ninth 4,000 yard plus season with 4,002 yards, threw 27 touchdowns against a respectable twelve interceptions, while completing 66.8 percent of his passes. These numbers were good enough to earn him a 95.0 QB rating.
Philip Rivers, for San Diego, threw his way to his first ever 4,000 yard plus season with 4,009 yards. He also tied with New Orleans' Drew Brees for the most touchdowns with 34, completed 65.3 percent of his passes with eleven interceptions. All this was good for a passer rating of 105.5 which was tops in the NFL. Much like Peyton Manning, he too had to overcome his teams dip in rushing stats as LaDainian Tomlinson went from 1,462, 1,815, and 1,474 yards in the past three years respectively to his lowest output ever in his storied eight year career at 1,110 yards with 3.8 yards per carry. In those previously mentioned seasons, he had 4.3, 5.2, and 4.7 yards per carry respectively. So this should be the beginning of the down-hill part of his career.
But even with that being said, the Chargers still gained 107.9 yards per game on the ground (20 th in the league, and eleven better than Indy's 31 st ) and even with his 2008 swoon, Tomlinson is still one of the most prolific rushers in the league. Furthermore, his production is still better than the Colt's duo of Dominic Rhodes, 538ypg, 3.5ypc, and Joseph Addai, 544ypg, and also 3.5ypc. The two of them alone gained 1,082 yards. This isn't good, as the Chargers second option, Darren Sproles, had 330ypg with 5.4ypc. If you combine his total with Tomlinson's you'll get 358 yards of extra ground over the two Indianapolis runners.
As far as defenses go, the Chargers were 27 th in the league versus the pass, giving up 247.4 yards per game. On the other hand, the Colts were very good with a 6 th rated passing defense giving up 188.1 yards per contest. As for the rushing defenses, the Chargers ranked 11 th and gave up a respectable 102.6 yards per game. With teams rarely giving every single carry to a feature back, 102.6 yards per game between two to three players isn't terrible. The Colts, however, were 24 th , and they gave up 122.9 yards per outing. That kind of number suggests that their opponent's feature back was typically able to get at least over 90 yards on his own. Seemingly, the Colts allowed seven of their opponent's backs to gain over 90 yards to the Charger's three.
Now for the X factors.
Both teams are entering the post-season on hot streaks; the Colts have won nine straight, and the Chargers have won four straight. You would think the Colts did their duty better with that kind of disparity, but let's not forget a few “gimme” games they won this season; The first time they played Houston, when QB Sage Rosenfels fumbled the ball away twice in the waning moments of the game, the game against Pittsburgh when they were down 17-7 at one point and Ben Roethlisberger threw three terrible interceptions, and the game against Cleveland when they were down 6-3 in the fourth quarter and Robert Mathis returned a fumble by QB Ken Dorsey 37 yards for a 10-6 victory. Without those three wins, the Colts wouldn't even be in the playoffs.
In the Charger's four game streak, their only luck-job win was in Kansas City when they scored twelve points in the final 1:19 of the game to win 22-21. Other than that, they have soared in beating Oakland 34-7, Tampa Bay 41-24, and most recently, Denver 52-21.
With all of that being said, the Chargers having a passing game that is actually complimented by the run, the Colts having to rely on Peyton manning for most of the season, and a renewed vigor of the San Diego Chargers by their miracle playoff push after overcoming a 4-8 record, I just simply have to give the game to San Diego at home. There is a reason the Colts passing defense was 6th in the league, and that is because their opponents had field days against their 31 st ranked run defense. I am not saying the game won't be close and that Peyton Manning isn't great on the road just as he is at home, but the game can easily slip away from Indianapolis in the second half if they have to go score for score in this contest.
The first game of Wild-Card Weekend features two teams that I'm sure many people would argue are “one-and-done” teams. However, the fact is, one of these one-and-doners will definitely be advancing with the question of course being who.
The Atlanta Falcons do not have too much upside defensively. The only standout player this season was John Abraham who accounted for 47% of Atlanta's 35 sacks with 16.5 total. That isn't very good. That means of the other typical sackers on a standard NFL team, the three linebackers, the other defensive end, and perhaps the strong safety in some cases would have produced an average of 3.8 sacks a-piece. Too bad for the Falcons that Mr. Milloy, the strong safety, had none. Their 21 st ranked pass defense gave up 220.4 yards per game, and their 25 th ranked run D gave up 127.5 yards per game.
That type of passing defense won't bode well against a quarterback in Kurt Warner who threw for over 4,500 yards this season. As far as the Falcons run defense goes, I guess that isn't too bad as the Cardinals rush offense was good for last with 73.6 yards per game, meaning if they just don't screw up any assignments and miss any tackles, they should be able to post a solid to admirable effort against the run.
But Edgerin James against the Seahawks this week amassed 100 yards on 14 carries. He has been off this season, but he perhaps could be trying to prove that he still has some gas left in the tank since that was his first game in a while, and if there was ever a game for him to do so, this could be it. And I know the argument can be that he did it against Seattle, but with a 25 th ranked run defense, the Falcons aren't much better. Who knows? Maybe the Cards will run a two-back system with James and Tim Hightower, and they could stay fresh and get a couple decent gainers here and there.
On the flipside of things, the Cardinals defense gave up 26.6 points per game. Most teams wouldn't even stand a chance at being in contention in the finals weeks of most regular NFL seasons with that kind of defense, but luckily for the Cardinals, they played in a bad division. On top of that, Arizona's pass D was 22 nd giving up 221.2 yards per game. But the worst part is that their run defense, who faces Michael Turner (1,699 yards and 2 nd in the NFL), was 16 th giving up 110.2 yards per game.
The Falcons MO all year has been to give the ball to Turner as much as possible so that Matt Ryan only needs to make 2-3 good or big plays a game, usually to Roddy White who was fourth among all wide receivers with 1,382 yards and had seven of Ryan's 16 total TDs.
The bottom line is, with the virtually identical defenses of both teams, if the Matt Ryan-led Falcons had more experience under their belt, this game would have had the makings for an Atlanta win as they could have grinded out the run game and kept the passes to a minimum as the Arizona run game and run defense has basically been non-existent for most of the season.
However… I just have to go with Kurt Warner's will, experience, two stud wide receivers in Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin, and the home crowd to come out on top. The tandem of Boldin and Fitzgerald are enough to make up for not having a running game against a young team like Atlanta. I think Matt Ryan is just too young to take this game, and for all the criticism that the Cardinals have received in losing four of their last five games, it is almost like Kurt Warner gets to start off fresh again. And I say this because in their recent losses, the Cardinals were getting blown out early to the point where Warner didn't need to bother even trying the rest of whatever game they were playing. And if convention says that players need to stay hot going into the post season, I don't see that as being the case here with Kurt Warner.
Basically, both teams are not looking like Super Bowl contenders, and ultimately, when it comes down to two “one-and-done” type teams, you gotta go with the guys playing at home and especially with having the more experienced quarterback. Cardinals win.
This week we have the longest rivalry in the NFL, two teams that give it their all every time they play each other. The Bears still have a shot at the playoffs but the Packers would like nothing more than to spoil their hopes. These two teams are equal in talent but the edge has to go to the Bears. Look for the Bears to just find a way to win, with a true team effort.
Point Spread 27-18 Bears
One thing pissing me off big time after week 16 is the following… why is no one mentioning that the Falcons have a chance to lock up the number two seed in the NFL? If The Falcons accomplish the highly un-venerable task of defeating the waste-filled Saint Louis Rams in Atlanta this weekend, and the Carolina Panthers are defeated in New Orleans next week, the Atlanta Falcons end up winning the NFC South. We already know that the Giants have locked up the top seed by beating Carolina in OT Sunday night, but the Cardinals at best can finish 9-7 in the NFC West, and the Bears or Vikings can only finish at 10-6 to win the NFC North. Какво означава това? Either the Falcons or Panthers are guaranteed the two seed.
But why is no one talking about it? Because every dumb analyst has it in their mind that the Falcons wonderful turn-around in the post Michael Vick mortem was simply in clinching their Wild Card berth. But hello! They can even get a bye! That would be totally huge!
Not only do they overcome last year's fiasco and make the playoffs with a rookie QB, but they now have a chance to put themselves in a highly viable position of reaching a Super Bowl with one home win and one road win, as long as the Giants win their first game. I mean, geez, they could end up hosting the NFC Championship if the Giants lose their first game!
Someone please talk about it. I've watched PTI, Sports Center, and heard every FOX, CBS, and NBC analyst and commentator and not one of them has thought about this. It pisses me off and I almost hope to god that the Falcons get the two seed to see if they all have dumb looks on their faces.
Carolina… pleeeeease lose. I already know the Falcons have the Rams game in their back pocket, so I'm not worried about you. Later.
It's official. The word literally just came through about thirty seconds ago, and it will be the San Diego Chargers, who were widely thought to be finished with their season, having a chance to make a miraculous comeback and enter the playoffs by winning their division. What's even more is the fact that they'd be doing it with an 8-8 record if they were to win.
This game showcases two of the big number producing quarterbacks in the league in Philip Rivers who has the league-high in TDs, 32, and Jay Cutler whose been shredding defenses for a good portion of the season. This game also features two teams who have been highly inconsistent, and where now, it is truly “put up or shut up” time.
Everybody whose anybody remembers what happened the first time these two teams met this season, when referee Ed Hochuli called a fumble by Jay Cutler as an incomplete pass that cost the Chargers the game in Denver. Now it's either going to be the Chargers getting their revenge, or Jay Cutler proving that the Broncos were the better team all along… and I simply can't wait to see what happens.
Само две седмици от ляво играе в редовния сезон на 2008-2009 година, няколко отбора са заключени до място в плейофите, докато други все още се борят да го направи. Какво предстои да се развиват в тази статия е, какви са в съзнанието ми, екипите, които ще го направят.
Ние вече знаем Стийлърс и титаните са заключена петна и byes първия кръг в AFC. В НФЦ великаните са спечели тяхното разделяне, докато Кардиналите са както добре. Първо ще отида през ключалките да влязат вътре
В АФК единственият сигурен огън заключване имам е Indianapolis Colts. Ако те победи Джаксънвил този четвъртък във Флорида, те са инч от начина, по Jags са разочаровани, аз дори не ги виждам като се използва съперничеството бъгове като добавя мотивация да победим Индианаполис.
В НРД, е изненадващо, че Каролина Пантери не спечели дори с един запис 11/3, което е свидетелство за конкурентоспособността на НФЦ. Въпреки това, още една победа или още една загуба от друг отбор или два ще ги постави инча каубои са горещи напоследък. Не ми пука за изпълнение Romo в Питсбърг. Играта все още е близо, и това е единственият им правя грешка след завръщането си от контузия. Те са изправени пред враните у дома, и орли във Филаделфия. Играта орел трябва да бъде трудна и те лесно могат да загубят, но за мен, мисля, че всички от въздуха ли смучат от екипа Raven с последните си минути загуба за Питсбърг миналия уикенд.
The Vikings should clinch their division as the Bears face the Packers on Monday Night at home, but then travel to Houston the last week. Хюстън е на темпото да приключи до 9/7 и Андре Джонсън трябва да могат да преминават капка слабата им защита.
След това аз не мисля, че ще получите в Тампа, тъй като те са подхлъзнах и техните слабости започват да бъдат експонирани. Соколи и орли за мен ще бъдат тези, в борбата за семена от 6-та в НФЛ, тъй като те имат и двете са в съответствие към края.
Обратно в AFC, аз ще взема патриоти да спечелим тяхното разделяне. Те са у дома срещу Кардиналите, които спечели, а след това в задника отбор Бъфало. Това ще им даде най-11-5. Причината виждам това да се случи е така, защото като-от-късно противоречие дюзи да губят в Сиатъл този уикенд, и Делфините ще победи в Канзас Сити шефове. Но когато те играят помежду си в Ню Йорк, аз ще взема едно последно усилие на канавка от Favre дори да им записи в 10/6, като един от тях на 6-ти семена.
Единственото, семена Аз съм сигурни е 4-ти семена в АФК като Бронкос са 8/6 и зарядни 6-8. Ако зарядни победи Тампа Бей в Тампа този уикенд, което не е за надзор, и Бронкос губи у дома за законопроекти, които все още е малко разширение, дори ако Бронкос не са толкова последователни, тогава те ще се играе в Сан Диего, за разпределяне в седмица 17. Ако това стане, аз ще взема на зарядни устройства.
Така че това е начина, аз вярвам, че "турнир" скоби ще бъде създаден дойде януари.
Monday Night Guarantee
This week we have Cleveland vs Philadelphia this is an easy one I have Philly in the playoffs and they need a win this week. Expect the McNabb to have a big game as well as Jackson. Cleveland will not be able to handle the fire power that the Eagles have.
Point Spread (28-14 eagles)
The top ten for this week is a little late but that is because I actually had to do some research for this one. It seems like when I came back from vacation the NFL was in turmoil. Pac'Man was reinstated. Players were in trouble for using banned substances. Plaxico Burress had even shot himself in the leg. In light of all these circumstances I have decided to do the NFL's top 10 f*”&k ups. My criteria is not solely based on behavior, but on the talent of the player as well, meaning bums who got into trouble don't make the list. Заповядай.
“Come on OJ really?” I am not going to talk about what OJ did He just should have known that when they had the chance they would get him. OJ is the clear number one on this list. After dodging one major bullet, OJ decides that he is going to step in front on another one 13 years later.
This guy was on a budding franchise known as the Carolina Panthers, and then does one of the most horendous crimes you can commit… murder. This guy set his wife up, and thought he had gotten away with it. When the cops came to get him he tried to hide in the trunk of his car? What!!!? Clearly this guy makes one of the top spots on the list.
The infamous Nate Newton from the infamous Dallas Cowboys - this guy was just crazy. He was busted with an unbelievable 213 pounds of marijuana. Nate was quoted as saying “I wanted to be the biggest drug dealer ever.”
Well Nate, if you believe it you can achieve it. Way to dream big.
Big Bam Morris played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ravens, and like his friend Nate Newton, he got busted for drugs. However unlike Nate, he just kept messing up; he was charged with possession of 4 kilograms of marijuana and 1 gram of cocaine in 1996, then charged with battery in 1997 and then pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in 2000. Then just to ice the cake he violated his parole in 2001 and was sentenced to 10 years in jail.
This guy wasn't in the league but for a split second, but it doesn't matter now. Still, you really couldn't doubt that he was talented. However, after getting drafted, despite being out of shape and overweight, he decided that he wasn't going to bust his butt to get into shape for camp. This lead to him being cut which lead to him trying to rob a store and subsequently being sentenced to jail, for robbery, and holding a concealed weapon without a permit.
You should have taken the guaranteed money Maurice.
Plaxico Burress f&**ed up just in time to make this list. I nstead of being known as the guy who caught the winning touchdown in the Superbowl, he is now known as the guy who shot himself in the leg.
That is an NFL first congrats to Plax.
Well we all know the story of Mike Vick and his dog fighting (not to mention that his brother also got into a lot of trouble). Mike only comes in at 7 on the list because he is a genetic f”*&k up. It is in his genes to mess up. I honestly believe that he can't help it. Again, just look at his brother.
Pac'Man is another one of those gentic f*&k ups. It seems like he just can't help but to mess up. Pac'Man made it rain in Las Vegas to the tune of $80,000, but then decided that he wanted the rain back. When he couldn't get it back there was a scuffle and someone got shot. “Great job Pac'Man”; and that is just the most publicized incident. He has some many others that it would take 3 articles to go through all of them.
9) Ricky Williams
Ricky is low on the list because he is just plain silly. The guy is one of the most talented backs ever, but he loves to smoke weed. So much so that after he got suspended multiple times for it, he decided that he would just retire so he could smoke all the weed he wanted.
That is what I call dedication.
A more recent name is Antonio Bryant. He is on the list because of his off-field troubles as well, but what really puts him on the list is his talent. Antonio is one of the most talented receivers in the league but the guy was not even in the league last year. After some smaller off the field troubles in Dallas, and Cleveland, he capped it off by driving over 100 mph in his Lamborghini while intoxicated which lead to his suspension in San Francisco, and ultimately his dismissal from the team. The guy was such af*&k up that last year he was eligible to play in the NFL, but no team wanted to take a chance on him and now look at him. All I can say is “Don't blow it Antonio.”
The cowboys may have to play the remainder of the season without Adam Jones in the defensive backfield, which is a huge deal considering they don't have any depth at DB. This week THE BOYS will start their swiss cheese secondary against the Giants. I expect Eli to have a big game. The Pacman news may seem like small news, but when you take into account their laundry list of injuries, its not hard to jump to grasp it's severity. Jerry Jones may have been better suited to have picked up some free agents DB's rather than wasting 3 draft picks on Odessa's #1 WR Roy Williams. Just look at the secondary for this week's Giants game, I am starting to think they will have no one to actually play Safety. Hamlin (Ankle) probably won't be ready and Keith Davis (MCL) is not likely to play and remember that Roy Williams is on IR. So who is going to start? That is a question that I don't think Wade Phillips knows the answer to either. Right now it looks like Tra Battle and Courtney Brown will get the start, at the Safety spots. Yet again because of this you should expect a big game for Eli and Giants second year TE Kevin Boss for several reasons. The First reason is that Tra Battle, who was cut earlier this season by the Chargers, is severely undersized and will be expected to cover the TE during certain man packages during this game. In the Red Zone this will really kill the boys. Also Courtney Brown is a ex-corner who just wasn't agile enough to play CB at the NFL level. He is not a reliable player and in this big game he could be exploited. This duo just won't match up against Big Blue's crew of Wide-Outs.
Sorry Boy's fans, your season is already over, finito!
The Cowboys have a pretty rough upcoming schedule, in which they will face the New York Giants (11-2), Baltimore Ravens (9-4) and Philadelphia Eagles (7-5-1). These are teams that I don't know if they could beat even when they were healthy. So now with the cowboys all banged up, I have to say is, “Stick a fork in it. Good job for beating Seattle and San Francisco, but the reality is your still not making the playoffs! SO STOP TALKING ABOUT IT!!!!!”
That Steelers defense must be really strong. It has to be with the offensive performance the Steelers put on in their near-miss, 20-13 victory over the Dallas cowboys on Sunday.
The Steelers were able to put up seventeen unanswered points in the fourth quarter after riding three total since the close of the first half. When the Steelers had just about enough time for two more scoring drives after failing to punch it in on 4 th and one from the one yard line, the Pittsburgh offense finally came through.
But why is it that once again, another team with great defense is having trouble finding an offense that can't return the favor? Even with the Cowboys putting on a great show as their corners continuously blanketed their receivers, save for a big play to Holmes in the second half, one would think that Ben Roethlisberger could easily guide his team to at least seventeen to twenty-one points per game against the Cowboys? The final seven points came on defense off an errant throw from Tony Romo that was picked off by Deshea Townsend and taken 25 yards into the end zone.
Either way, the Steelers are 10-3 and in the driver seat for at least the two seed and a first round bye in the playoffs. But, they still show signs of another of plenty teams who look too inconsistent to call a Super Bowl shoe contender.
I don't have much to say about Bryant. He does do some silly things as proved by his delay of game penalty during monday night's game. It's hard to believe that no NFL team wanted to employ him last year! Honestly a 200 yard 2TD game on monday night against a good secondary is an accomplishment that deserves to be acknowledged. Without a doubt, Antonio has cemented himself as Garcia's number 1 target and everyone who can should pick him up now, in thier respective fantasy leagues! He will go up against Atlanta next week and could put up some great numbers for you. Anyone who doesn't beleve in this guy should be brought outside and shot. Antonio has gone over 110 yards in three of his the last seven games, lets all stand up and give the man some respect! At 6′4 Antonio is a huge redzone target, who also has the skill set to brake big gains for the remainder of this season!
This week we have the Panthers and the Bucs, Coming back from vacation I feel like I have a renewed dedication to my picks. The Bucs gave the Panthers the smackdown last time but this time it will be different. Look for Steve Smith to come up big this week against the Bucs as the panthers try to win the division.
Point Spread (28-17) Panthers
It seems as though a judge in Minnesota by the name of Gary Larson has decided to halt the suspensions of the two mammoth nose tackles, Pat Williams and Kevin Williams of the Minnesota Vikings. It also seems as though this judge in Minnesota may manage to find another loophole for players that deserve to be punished.
Although the momentary clearing of these suspensions doesn't give the two players the right to play on Sunday, but rather to be on site and remain somewhat employed, they still may get a chance when the NFL Player's association asks a federal judge to nullify these suspension so that they, and Deuce McAllister, Charles Grant, Will Smith, and Bryan Pittman can all get off on the same account as well for eligibility to play this Sunday.
Assuming that this judge and the NFL Player's Association are successful, what does this mean for Roger Goodell's plight to clean up the league and regulate it with a firm hand? In a nation where celebrities constantly get out of legal punishments on technicalities and loopholes, how can the NFL ever expect to police the conduct of its players when they are all practically celebrities?
Although it truly hurts the Vikings to have these two players out, as well as the Saints two starting DEs in Grant and Smith, and their power running back in McAllister, and even Pittman who is a long snapper for the Houston Texans, this is no way to help set the example if they all get off.
What is even more discerning is that the NFLPA is assisting these players to void a ruling that they agreed upon with the NFL that the masking agent for steroids they all tested positive for would be enough grounds to merit a suspension.
No matter the ruling, this makes the NFLPA look somewhat irresponsible, and could make the NFL look hopeless in its ability to keep the league steroid and drug-free.
This week the Dallas Cowboys face the Pittsburgh Steelers in PA… and both teams are actually good. I for one, am very thankful that this classic matchup will feature two definite Super Bowl contenders who might actually both be in that game at the end of the season. Not much gets better than the Pittsburgh Steelers black and yellow (not gold… sorry Steeler fans. That distinction goes to the New Orleans Saints) jerseys meshing with the Cowboy's blue, gray, and white. Add to that the Cowboys are 8-4 and the Steelers 9-3, this game should be fantastic!
The Cowboys have the right amount of offensive capability to get good production against Pittsburgh's number one ranked defense. Romo's return has been vital to the Cowboy offense as they have now averaged 27.6 points per game since he came back as opposed to 13.6 in the three games without him. Pittsburgh is giving up an average of 14.2 points per game, which is first in the league. That makes this as classic as their three Super Bowl matchups as those Cowboys were all known for great offense, and those Steelers were known for their defense.
Now Romo will see if he is really back up to speed as he has opted to go without the splint he had on his throwing hand pinky finger. Ben Roethlisberger seems to have made up for his string of bad performances where he had one passing TD against eight INTs in a three game stretch against the Giants, Redskins, and Colts, to having three TDs against two INTs. Although that isn't great, that's close enough to the mistake-free kind of game that a number one ranked defense usually asks of their quarterback. Plus, he'll be playing at home.
Another interesting tidbit is the similar adversity that both teams have faced in the middle portion of the season; when the cowboys lost 3 of four, and when Ben Roethlisberger had his team looking quite mediocre with his poor play. Now, both squads have won three straight games, and only one's streak will continue (the NFL already had its tie for the next many seasons when the Bengals and Eagles finished 13-13 in week 11). Even more fascinating are the striking resemblance of all three wins.
The Steelers beat the Chargers at home 11-10 with a field goal in the waning seconds of the game. The Cowboys ran out the clock in Washington for a 14-10 victory. After that, both teams have won convincingly by an average of 30 and 19 points respectively.
This matchup is almost guaranteed to live up to its historic building, and if you're out of both team's markets and are privileged to get its television feed this Sunday at 4:15pm, you better not miss it.
I saw this and just started laughing. Just watch Marshawn's face when he tries to answer what his skill set is! This is priceless. Haha he goes retarded for a split second. Just look at the difference some time in the league can make, honestly Lynch is such a better interviewer now it's amazing. This video was shot during the combine and may have been featured by Nike in a rookie commercial.
The NFL has hit its third quarter mark, and after twelve of the most up-and-down weeks of football in recent history, it is still a bit of a stretch to call anybody a true lock for the Super Bowl save for the New York Giants. However, there are still a few teams that are definitely pulling away from most others as viable Super Bowl contenders.
The first team, resoundingly, is the Giants. This is the best team in the league as far as everyone being on the same page. They have shown great depth to overcome almost all injuries, and even self-imposed gunshot wounds. Their one loss to the Browns in Cleveland where they went down by a score of 14 to 35 was a true head-scratcher. However, that game can definitely hold an asterisk for being an aberration since the Brownies have been terrible for the most part. The Giants have gone from a team with potential who plays on emotion, to a team that just flat out knows how to win. They are a well-oiled machine and are unphased by whatever distractions, whatever home field advantages their opponents have, and whichever fallen soldier opponents might be playing for.
The second team that comes to mind in my view is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Their loss to the Eagles was just one of those days where nothing goes good offensively. They had a slump against the two Manning led teams but seem to have their act together as they have won convincingly for the most part ever since.
A team like the Jets had their slumps early on against teams like Oakland where they lost 16-13, and only scored ten points at home against the Patriots, then rip off a five game winning streak, blow out the previously undefeated Titans in Tennessee, and suffer another inexcusable slump to the no-defense Broncos at home losing 34-17. That is not the stuff of a contender, but rather a team with potential but a little too inconsistent to have faith in.
My next team is the Baltimore Ravens. Say what you want about their rookie quarterback. They are playing lights out and beating opponents they are supposed to beat the way the good teams are supposed to… big. They have had their share of slumps, namely a 30-10 loss to the Giants, and a 31-3 loss to the Colts. However, they already took Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania to OT and lost 20-23, but that was in just the fourth week of young Joe Flacco's already budding career. If the Ravens get into the playoffs and meet up with the Colts or Giants again, it should be a lot closer as typically, second meetings between two teams in the same season are rarely ever a duplicate of the first meeting. Oh, and don't count them out to win the AFC North as they still get Pittsburgh one last time for sure at home in two weeks and trail the Steelers by just one game.
After the Ravens, the Colts should not be overlooked. They keep finding ways to win, and a handful of those wins were handed to them. However, that kind of luck coupled with their post season experience can be a bad omen for their opponents come playoff time if they get in. And yes, I am counting luck as a factor. They have shown the kind of luck that is too good to be true, ie Titans, Steelers, and Browns games.
After that, I would say the Cowboys are the sleeper. They slumped big time early on. They did not have their act together as they seemed to display the heir of a team who already saw themselves in the Super Bowl. Now with their backs against the wall, they are looking like that kind of team again.
As for other squads like the Panthers and Bucs, their efforts are certainly admirable, but their quarterbacks, Jake Delhomme and Jeff Garcia respectively, are just too inconsistent. The Arizona Cardinals are like the Saints… great passing attack and not much more. The only difference is their division stinks. The one team that could be close to a contender is the Atlanta Falcons. They are moving milestones ahead in their rebuilding process at 8-4, and are perhaps one or two more productive seasons, and a good losing post season experience away from becoming a perennial contender.
Other than that, all of the other teams are just a little too consistent for my blood.
Donovan Mcnabb is proving that even with all the garbage he gets from philly fans that he is the best QB for the eagles. This week he threw for 4 td's and no ints as he lead the eagles to victory over the surging Arizona Cardinals. DONOVAN even got boo'd after going 8-8 in the first quarter when he threw his first incomplete pass! Damn I can't wait until he gets out of philly and ends up somewhere were people will appreciate him. Seriously, without McNabb eagles stink ! I mean sure go ahead throw your Star QB under the bus when you season does not pan out the way you cheese-steak eating idiots planned it. Yeah Kolb now that's the answer. Seriously Dnabb is the 4th most winning-est QB in league history and he has the best winning percentage among all active QB's so how are you going to tell me Kolb gives you the best chance to win? Honestly their must be a lot of blushing people in Philly on this day. I hope the media apologizes to Dnabb because after the last week of punishment they deliberated, they ought to. I love philly i just wish they took care of their hero's that's all!
So you think you are smarter than Donovan Mcnabb? or your team's starting QB try to prove it here with this sample Wonderlic Test, that we dugg up on the Net!
Please enjoy this sample Wonderlic test.
1. Look at the row of numbers below. What number should come next? ___________
8 4 2 1 1/2 1/4 ?
2. Assume the first two statements are true.
1. The boy plays baseball.
2. All baseball players wear hats.
3. The boy wears a hat
Is the final one:
3. Paper sells for 21 cents per pad. What will four pads cost? ___________
4. How many of the five pairs listed below are exact duplicates? ___________
5. PRESENT/RESERVE, Do these words:
have similar meanings;
have contradictory meaning;
mean neither the same nor opposite?
6. One of the number figures in the following drawing is most different from the others.
What is the number in that figure? ___________
7. A train travels 20 feet in 1/5 second. At this same speed, how many feet will it travel in
three seconds? ___________
8. When rope is selling at $.10 a foot, how many feet can you buy for sixty cents? ___________
9. The ninth month of the year is:
10. Which number in the following group of numbers represent the smallest amount? _________
7 .8 31 .33 2 .43
11. In printing an article of 48,000 words, a printer decides to use two sizes of type. Using the
larger type, a printed page contains 1,800 words. Using a smaller type, a page contains
2,400 words. The article is allotted 21 full pages in a magazine. How many pages must be
in smaller type? ___________
12. The hours of daylight and darkness in September are nearest equal to the hours of daylight
and darkness in:
13. Three individuals form a partnership and agree to divide the profits equally. X invests
$9,000, Y invests $7,000, Z invests $4,000. If the profits are $4,800, how much less
does x receive compared to having the profits divided in proportion to the amounts
invested by X, Y, and Z?
14. Assume the first two statements are true.
1. Tom greeted Beth.
2. Beth greeted Dawn
3. Tom did not greet Dawn
Is the final one:
15. A boy is 17 years old and his sister is twice as old as he is. When the boy is 23 what will be the age
of his sister? ___________
These are sample test questions and are intended for demonstration purposes only. The Wonderlic Personnel Test is published by Wonderlic, Inc.
This weeks top ten is focused on the holidays; we here at Sportsroids put together the top ten things that NFL Players are thankful for. Радвам се.
1) They are thankful for Pacman Jones for taking all the attention off of them so they are free to get high without having the NFL on their back
2) They are thankful for guaranteed money on contracts so that way even if they never play a down and get cut they can still get paid.
3) Thankful for team sponsorships because even though they make millions of dollars there is nothing like getting everything for free anyway.
4) Thankful for the fact that when the entire teams sucks no matter how bad they are personally the coaches are the ones to get fired.
5) They are also thankful for the fact that they make more money the people who are in charge of them (buck the establishment)
6) Of course they are thankful for helmets that way nobody really recognizes their face so when scrubs and back-ups go out at night all they have to say is “I play professional football” and the females are none the wiser on whether they are the all-star that ran for 200 yards last week, or the guy who got signed off waivers on a 1 week contract because the other full time bum got put on the IR list.
7) Their thankful that there is no such thing as a thanksgiving diet in the NFL and they get to eat whatever they want at this time of year.
Their thankful for the playoffs because if rankings were deiced by a computer anybody with both the Lions and the Bengals on their schedule would automatically be out of the running.
9) NFL Players are thankful for their superior athletic ability because when a 5'0ft tall man who weighs 300lbs and can barley walk up the steps without reaching for an oxygen mask; calls into a radio station or writes a blog about how much they suck, it is easy for them to shrug it off.
10) And once again NFL Players are thankful for their money, money, money, money……. (in high pitched tone) money.
This week's award goes to Randy Moss I know their were a lot of impressive performances this week but 3 receiving TDs that's the truth straight up Homie, Matt Cassell has to put in more work to get this prestigious award plus without Randy Moss none of his stats would be possible. After being “disrespected” as Randy put it when they played him single coverage he torched the Dolphins. Randy managed to get 8 receptions for 125 yards and 3TDS , and now the Dolphins know when you disrespect Randy Moss you disrespect yourself and that my friends is why Randy Moss has Mad Skills.
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Seriously what is going on in Philly? Honestly, Donovan is heart of the team. With Westbrook hurting, he is their only option. Kevin Kolb is no Jeff Garcia. Donovan has proven his worth, over the past years, winning games with sub par personal. This organization has done nothing to set up Mcnabb, besides the acquisition of Terrell Owens. Philadelphia fans should realize he has put up great numbers without a star receiver over the past 10 years. This guy is the real deal and if you boo him and don't respect him your future really to me looks grim. Donovan has shown to be more than just talent and is without a doubt under appreciated. This team and organization and fan base is ass backwards. This kid is a winner, there is no arguing that. Philly fans better think next time they cheer his benching, because come next year he could be a Bear or even worse a Redskin.
Even after being a college standout
Donovan has been criticized in the NFL from his very first day
Weekly top 10
This weeks top 10 is the top 10 NFL teammates that you would not want to run into in an alley. We all know the NFL has some scary guys out their but certain teams have two guys that you just do not want to run into here is my top ten list .
Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs:
You do not want to run into these guys in an alley, or in your house, or at a party hell you don't want to bump into one of these guys at Disney World, who knows what they would do to you if drop some Mickey Mouse ice cream on one of their shoes.
2.Brandon Jacobs, Justin tuck:
These dudes are huge rumor has it that Justin tuck can rip a mans heart out with his bare hands and give it to Brandon Jacobs who will then take it and run over your entire family on his way to spike your heart in the middle of the endzone at Giants Stadium.
3.Brian Urlacher, Tommie Harris:
Brain Urlacer may have been a chump before he started using swagger, but now he is defiantly not a person you want to run into in an alley, hell the guy looks like he should be in Universal soldier, and Tommie Harris is closest thing to the real life Debo I have ever seen god forbid you run it him and your name is Craig.
4.Takeo Spikes, Patrick Willis:
Takeo Spikes just looks like he wants to murder you, and Patick Willis looks like he wants to help.
5.Pat William, EJ Henderson:
EJ Henderson looks pissed of at the world and if you are a part of the world well….That means he is mad at you to, Pat Williams eats babies…..of elephants, so you would just be a snack to him, but unluckily for you he is always snacking.
6.James Harrison, Aaron smith:
James Harrison and Aaron Smith look like they are straight out of a prison movie, if you run into these guys in an alley you are going to need more than a Shawshank Redemption.
7. Joey Porter, Randy Starks:
Joey Porter was the first (you don't want to see me in an alley) guy, and rightfully so; because you don't see Joey Porter in a alley. If you are in a alley and Joey Porter is at the same time you just cease to exist. Hell Randy really doesn't even need to be on this list because of that.
8.Adam Jones, Tank Williams:
I would put these guys higher on the list but there is only so much that they can do to you in alley because the FEDS are probably watching them.
9.AJ Hawk, Nick Barnett:
Well we have all seen Ninja turtles right? Remember Tokka and Rahzar, yeah? Well after that movie they apparently became linebackers for the Green Bay Packers, I mean these two guys are beast, if you bump into them you better make sure that you have some num nums.
10. John Henderson, Mike Peterson:
John Henderson is 6'7 and weighs over 300 pounds odds are if you ran into him in a alley Mike Peterson would be sitting on his shoulder talking trash while Henderson slaps you in the mouth just to get hype for a game.
This weeks award goes to Anquan Boldin he just missed 200 receiving yards for the game by one catch. Anquan Boldin has been a monster all season and this week the Seahawks couldn't find the silver bullet to stop him. Anqaun piled up 186 receiving yards on Sunday and did it in such an impressive fashion that it was almost like he was playing against High School kids. It doesn't help that he is also a giant for a receiver and plays next to Larry Fitzgerald another monster receiver, however Anquan was making plays non-stop despite the Seahawks efforts to stop him and that is why Anquan has mad skills.
Honestly, with all the fines that have been going around the league because of retard Roger Goodell, you would think they would have something to say about Marvin Harrison! “Oh wait, Haven't you heard? I was under the impression that everyone heard yeah ! yeah the bird bird bird bird is the word!”
No seriously, though Marvin Harrison probably shot someone!
Yet let that sink in, NFL hero Marvin Harrison is under review for attempted murder!
Now, how do you feel ?
It sucks I know. but what do you expect he is from Philadelphia…
I am very upset that they(NFL league office) let Marvin Harrison still play even though he is pretty much under review of attempted Murder. The story goes that Marvin was visiting his home town of Philadelphia. Marvin frequents and owns a bar called “Playmakers”. Pretty stupid name, I know. Nevertheless during his night at the bar, he got into a altercation with a man. After around 5:20 PM, witness's said that the man left the bar, and then Witness's then saw Marvin leave the bar following the man, then soon after this, gunshots ensued. The man who Marvin had the disagreement was shot in the hand and his son had some serious injuries due to the broken glass in his eyes. They were together in their car, when the bullets hit them. The bullets casings recovered from the incident matched in a ballistics test to a gun that Marvin owns! The ballistic tests showed that the gun that had fired the shots was a custom made Belgian weapon, and police already have determined that Harrison owned such a gun. This is a custom gun, Marvin this just isn't good.
The Police Reported to the press immediately, in hopes of defusing the situation
Early Media Reactions
In a shocking turn, it is sad to see that one of the stand up players in the NFL actually has turned out to be a complete moron.Regardless if he is the shooter, he gun was nevertheless used in this shooting. So what if he didn't shot him, then he is negligent with his firearms and that makes me not respect the All-pro just as well. I know that there are many reports that these charges are bogus, but lets be honest with ourselves, if he did do it would the NFL do everything in their power to cover it up? Yeah I think so. We have once again been let down by one of our NFL hero's (Future HOF) and the NFL has said nothing about this. They instead have just swept it under the carpet, due to Marvin's reputation, and trust me they fear this would hurt the league, and it probably would, but no more than the recent phantom roughing the passer calls. All I am saying is nobody is perfect, and Marvin is an AS*HOLE!! I loved you Marvin how could you do this 2 me!!! I think you did it, and that makes me upset!
The Cops have all the evidence they need to charge Marvin. They have ballistics weapon test and victim cooperation, so there has definitely been something fishy going on. Can you say NFL cover up?
Just look at this list of evidence.
1.Ballistics tests have proved that the shell casings found at the shooting had been fired from Harrison's gun, which is a Belgian-made FN5.7.
2. They have found the weapon at one of Marvin Harrison nearby business's “Chucky's Garage” on Thompson street. Which was close to the incident, even though Marvin had supposedly had reported to the police that the gun was at his home and had never left his home residence.
3. He and Dixon have had a long traceable history, and this incident was definitely building up.
This makes me sick! Marvin regardless even he didn't fire, Marvin must have allowed some one else to fire upon Dixon with his pistol. The police have a match. What else do they need? Oh right, the Ok from the NFL lawyers ! If Harrison's name was spelled “PACMAN” he would already be receiving the death penalty.
Добре изглежда, че Брет Favre ще постигне целите, които организацията е определила за него и, че трябва да вземе екипа на плейофите. The Jets jumped on the Pats early in the game though the Pats were able to come back, it wasn't enough. Вие не може да помогне да се мисли, че ако Брейди свиреше те щяха да спечели този мач. Въпреки това той не е и не ще. В Pats с тази загуба, са се затвърждава на второ място в AFC изток. Защо? Тъй като на двата отбора, на Pats трябва да играят по-строги отбора, и дюзи изглеждаш много добре, докато Pats получават от треньор на мира. Look for the Jets to win the Division and the Pats to struggle to grab a birth in the playoffs.
NYJ 6-3 at NE 6-3
The Jets are starting to show some consistency winning convincingly against the Buffalo Bills and Rams in the last two weeks. They now face the biggest game of their season thus far in New England on Thursday night. New England has been proving that life without Brady is still manageable, but I think the Jets steady improvement on defense, solid ground game behind Thomas Jones, and lately less turnover-prone passing by Brett Favre will rue the day.
DEN 5-4 at ATL 6-3
The Falcons are becoming a model of consistency. Their ability to jump out to big early leads is remarkable for a young team. They play at home against the league's 28 th ranked passing defense and 27 th ranked rushing defense. That doesn't bode well for a Bronco team playing against an efficient Matt Ryan, and yard-racking Michael Turner. Falcons win.
DET 0-9 at CAR 7-2
Carolina has the luxury of facing a team like the Raiders last week, who even if Delhomme throws four interceptions again to, should still beat. I don't see Jake tossing that many picks this week. Panthers win handily.
PHI 5-4 at CIN 1-8
With Carson Palmer out again, and the Eagles reeling from a Sunday night loss at home to the giants, the Bengals are set to lose… again.
NO 4-5 at KC 1-8
The Saints are proving that all they have is a superb passing game that can't save a running game hovering around mediocrity, and a defense benchmarking at incapability. The Chiefs have not been the walk-in-the-park they were earlier this season losing by one point to San Diego last weekend, losing to Tampa Bay at home in OT the week before, and only losing by four in New York to the Jets the week before that. I'm going with KC
BAL 6-3 at NYG 8-1
The Baltimore Ravens are actually scoring on offense these days. In fact, they are becoming a mirror image of the Giants; strong pressure-causing defense, a more than capable stable of running backs, and an efficient and play-making pass offense. Look for a close game with the more experienced Giants coming out on top.
MIN 5-4 at TB 6-3
If there is one thing that the Minnesota Vikings have to have learned in last week's heart attack inducing one-point win to the Packers last week it is the following… give the ball to Adrian Peterson. I believe Gus Frerotte's passing attempts will be cut down by almost half of last week's 28. Even though the Bucs are known for solid defense, I will bank on Peterson to run rampant. Vikings win convincingly.
OAK 2-7 at MIA 5-4
Although the Raiders now share the same record as the underachieving Seahawks who came to within two points of upsetting the Dolphins in Miami last week, I wouldn't count on a similar performance from them this week. The surprising Dolphins will move to 6-4 and second place in the AFC East.
CHI 5-4 at GB 4-5
Green Bay should count their lucky stars that they have this opportunity. They get the division leading Bears at home with a chance to get a tie-breaker on Chicago and second place in the division if they win, and a first place tie if they win and the Vikings lose. I'll take the Packers to clean things up in their passing game this week after Rodgers was a not-so-great 15-25 with only 142 passing yards and no touchdowns. Pack wins.
HOU 3-6 at IND 5-4
The Texans look to make up for the 21 points they gave up in the last seven plus minutes of a week five loss to the Colts at home. However, the Colts have won two straight and look to be getting back in contention. Colts win.
STL 2-7 at SF 2-7
This division matchup may not even be worth discussing, but for the sake of fairness let's do it. The Rams looked back to what they were with Scott Linehan as coach in their 47-3 loss to the Jets last week. On the other side, the 49ers looked more believable as a team with Shaun Hill under center on Monday Night. After the harrowing performance they put on in Arizona, I will take San Francisco to win.
ARI 6-3 at SEA 2-7
The Cardinals have a chance to clean house in Seattle this week with a win. They get to play another one of their weak divisional opponents, all of whom are 2-7 (Saint Louis and San Francisco are the other two). Even though the Hawks are at home, I cannot see the Cardinals having another close letdown like they did against the Niners this past Monday. Cardinals win.
TEN 9-0 at JAC 4-5
The performance of Kerry Collins last week (30-41, 289 yards, two TDs and no INTs) is making the Titans look all the more legitimate as the league's lone unbeaten team. The Jaguars proved nothing in beating the Lions last weekend 38-14. Titans win easy.
SD 4-5 at PIT 6-3
The Steelers blew it last weekend at home to the Colts… or should I say Ben Roethlisberger blew it. History should say that Ben will be looking to make up for his performance, but I'm not so sure about his confidence right now. He has been getting hit too many times, and blew two games to the Manning brothers at home that should have been in the bag. On the other hand, San Diego has hardly been consistent this year. Steelers win convincingly with their number one defense and a better performance from Big Ben.
DAL 5-4 at WAS 6-3
This game marks the return to the Dallas lineup of Tony Romo. This team has been in quite a bind since he left. Look for Romo to have a huge game and perhaps put his team on his back. The Redskins are coming off their worst offensive performance since their week one loss to the Giants after scoring just six points in the week nine Monday night loss to Pittsburgh. Their points came from two field goals after going three-and-out when they recovered and opening onside kick attempt by the Steelers, and another three-and-out after an INT on Ben Roethlisberger. Look for the return of the Dallas high-octane offense along with the defensive play calling of Wade Phillips to take down the Redskins in Washington.
CLE 3-6 at BUF 5-4
The Bills have not been living up to the hype the last two weeks. And the fact that they have lost three of their four to Miami, New York, and New England (in order), who are all divisional opponents, does not bode well. Brady Quinn was solid in his first start going 23-35, 239 yards, with two TDs and no interceptions against Denver last Thursday. However, I'll take the Bills on the national stage at home.
The Washington Redskins се съгласиха на сделка за една година малко над $ 800,000 с cornerback DeAngelo зала в петък, 7 ноември-та, който току-що е снет от Оукланд Raiders. Тя не отнема прекалено дълго време за Про играч да се намери нов дом. Въпреки че е налице консенсус, че залата е underachieving този минал половин сезон в Оукланд, както и през предходната година в Атланта, когато погледна отблизо, че е лесно да се разбере защо зала може да са подходящи за Redskins.
На първо място, Вашингтон е, страдащи от наранявания в средното, а именно в cornerback; стартер Шон Спрингс, никел обратно Фред Смут и резервната Лий Torrence. И макар нито един от тримата ранени е за дълъг период от време, те всички са били ранени и спорадично достатъчно често, че Redskins не може да пропускат тази възможност.
Като оставим настрана от вредата бъг във Вашингтон, там също е стабилен на широк приемници на Redskins трябва да се изправят два пъти всяка година в рамките на тяхното разделяне. "Ню Йорк Джайънтс спорт едър дивеч и голяма височина, шест крак пет инча, Plaxico Burress. Ние всички знаем за Далас и Терел Оуенс, но сега с пикап на едър дивеч, три и шест крак, Рой Уилямс, необходимостта за играч на таланти зала е все още от съществено значение. И накрая, орлите имат обещаващ звезда в новобранец DeSean Джексън, чиято 34 тържества за 525 ярда от него, са темпо да достигне общо 1050, а защитник на Донован McNabb който показва склонност да се направи повече с по-малко през кариерата си.
Докато DeAngelo зала може да продължи прекъснатата игра по време на неговото ниво Pro Bowl спечелиха сезона, тогава ще Redskins са направили добър избор. Ако не, те не губят много, тъй като те само го подписано до края на този сезон.
The Tennessee Titans have been the poster child of consistency thus far in the NFL. I mean, when you keep winning, it doesn't get anymore consistent than that. However, they have had the luxury of a soft schedule for the better part of the 2008 season.
So far they've beaten the underachieving Jaguars, recently first-win getting Bengals, choppy Houston Texans, similar Minnesota Vikings at home, barely came back to beat the Ravens with a dismal 13-10 final score, atrocious Kansas City Chiefs, struggling Colts, and got pushed into overtime at home to the promising 4-4 Green Bay Packers. This week, they get to play the Bears with Rex Grossman.
This team has received as much hype thus far as it has a favorable schedule. But seriously, how far can a 35 year old quarterback in Kerry Collins, sporting a 72.9 QB rating overall, with 3 total TD passes versus 3 INT passes expect to get? I know old-timers like Favre and Warner are still capable, but they are probably the first older quarterbacks to have Super Bowl potential since Randal Cunningham with the Vikings.
I know defense wins championships, but in recent history, the only team that can be considered to have become Super Bowl Champs solely on defense and good running with a game managing quarterback are the 2000 Baltimore Ravens who had Trent Dilfer.
DEN 4-4 at CLE 3-5
This one is a true toss-up. The Bronco defense is atrocious, and the Browns have Brady Quinn starting. Inexperience surrounded by some talent and a home crowd versus a lost, but not found defense, wins the game.
NO 4-4 at ATL 5-3
It seems as though now the Falcons have become a team that is consistent at what they do. Not to say what they do makes them an elite team. However, the things they are doing are playing solid and potentially explosive offense and better defense than the Saints. Falcons win.
TEN 8-0 at CHI 5-3
Rex Grossman is in, and that doesn't look good for Chicago. Plus their defense has had a tendency to let opponents back in the game and put up some solid numbers. But I feel Kerry Collins has been getting lucky as the Packers and Colts, the Titans two previous opponents respectively, have eached let three interceptions slip away. The Bears don't let those kinds of opportunities pass by, Grossman has something to prove, the Bears are at home… Bears hand Titans their first loss.
JAC 3-5 at DET 0-8
The Jags continue to play to the level of their opponent. The Lions have been getting closer to their first win of the season. Can they do it against the Jags? Not so optimistic. But with Jack Del Rio questioning his team's chemistry, and upset is in the making. However, I believe the Jags will get their act together in this one and win.
BAL 5-3 at HOU 3-5
The Ravens defense gave up a lot of yardage and points last week to the Browns, but they are familiar with the Ravens as they play in the same division. On the other side, the Texans look good in some games, and don't continue their production even in their losses. Ravens win with Joe Flacco seeming to get more comfortable as the weeks go by.
SEA 2-6 at MIA 4-4
Miami looks a like a squad that is truly building an identity, while the 'Hawks are failing to give Mike Holmgren a going-away party to be proud of. Dolphins win easily at home.
BUF 5-3 at NE 5-3
New England looked solid against the Colts last Sunday night, as did Matt Cassel. The Bills show their true colors as a team that started 4-0 due to a soft schedule and a visiting west coast team in the Chargers. Pats win.
STL 2-6 at NYJ 5-3
Brett Favre is still mistake prone, but with the way the Rams played last weekend, I think the Jets can afford some mistakes in this one. Jets win.
CAR 6-2 at OAK 2-6
Boy do the Raiders ever look like trash. They have two wins, and yet the Lions and Bengals are much more competitive than they are as of late. The “under the radar” Panthers win easy.
IND 4-4 at PIT 6-2
Both teams had big wins last week that boosted confidence after big losses the week prior. However, Pittsburgh's “Blitzburgh” defense is hitting it's stride and coming into its own. Steelers win at home, with either Roethlisberger or Leftwich at the helm.
KC 1-7 at SD 3-5
What better way for the Chargers to get healthy this weekend than a date at home against the Chiefs. Even though the Chiefs showed spirit last week, they'll still lose to the Chargers.
NYG 7-1 at PHI 5-3
The Eagles may be returning to form, but the fact remains that the Giants are a better team all around. Giants win despite the Eagles being at home.
SF 2-6 at ARI 5-3
What a shame this game had to be on Monday Night Football. Too bad they can't move the schedule around on Mondays. Cardinals win, and San Fran will not be mustering any “Monday Night Magic.”
Аз също чувствам, че Нова Англия е била липсва Asante Самуил, така че аз няма да ги брои на картината. В другите отбори бих пуснати в микса ще бъде Каролина Пантери, тъй като те биха искали да се превърне в най развойна дейност в НФЦ юг със соколи и Buccaneers укрепления играем добре в по-голямата част.
И накрая, бих отида с Аризона като много голяма възможност. Кардиналите от сега трябва да знаят, че те са доста много ключалка, която да спечели тяхното разделяне, блокиране неразположение в понеделник тази нощ в дома си в пустинята от 49ers. Ако те желаят да Matchup по-добре с истински съперници и upstarts на лигата след силен ъгъл като DeAngelo зала ще им помогне значително.
If you are worried about your fantasy squad and need to make a couple of big moves to separate yourself from the competition or put yourself back in the race, you've came to the right place.
I have complied a list of players who have great fantasy value and potential for the rest of your season.
NFL WEEK 10 Top Free Agent pickups:
Torain, Ryan RB Denver Broncos-
Has been suggested to be the Bronco's starting back for week 10. Ryan has great speed and size and will definitely get all the short yardage carries for the broncos for the remainder of the season. Ryan is very highly thought of, and was originally expected to get the starting position in week 1. This is the type of pickup that could completely change your season. So you better pick him up now, because I am sure in at least 80% of leagues he won't be available next week.He is currently available in around Half the fantasy leagues out there so go get him. Its an very simple move. If you need a RB this most indefinable should be your guy for the week 10. He should have a pretty good game against the below average San Diego Chargers.
Benson, Cedric RB Cincinnati Bengals
Had a great game last weekend against a pretty stout Jacksonville defense. He has proven that people can change, becoming a better player. He is currently owned in only 47% of Fantasy leagues out there, so definitely pick this fool up. After posting a 24 carry 104 yard 1 TD performance, he won't fly under the radar for much longer. After his departure from the Bears, we think he has had a wake up call and is now running, practicing, and playing with more purpose. I have picked him up already for my team and would without any doubts tell you to do the same. Cedric Benson could be a key piece for your 2nd half of your fantasy season. He is on the bye this week, so you can pick him up now if you have the roster space
Quinn, Brady QB Cleveland Browns
Oh he is pretty dreamy isn't he? Yeah well the fact of the matter is if your struggling at QB you might want to get this guy, considering he has be named the Starter for the Browns for Week 10. Brady has looked good whenever we have had the chance to see him. He has had a hell of career playing football, and finally he is getting his much awaited shot. He has a rocket arm and a very quick release which makes him a fantasy stud when he has weapons like Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow. This guy is not a sleeper either so if you believe in him, just like Mike Golic does pick him up. Mike Golic is not the only fantasy player who has a man crush on Quinn so make sure you pull the trigger.
Williams, Carnell RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cadillac is back! Expect to see him return in Week 12. Tampa Bay Bucs starter Earnest Graham has fallen to a nagging Knee issue, and Warrick Dunn has a neck problem, so the need for him is there. He had one of the worst injuries last season I have ever seen, but once again do to modern technology they have rebuilt this guy with more pistons then ever. Also gruden loves this guy and we all know he plays favoriates!! Pick him up if you have the roster space!
My Fantasy Football Prediction:
CADILLAC is going to run me into another fantasy Football Championship!
Charles, Jamal RB Kansas City Cheifs
Had a great outing last week, producing 108 yards on 18 carries. This guy is the named starter for week 10 against the Soft San Diego defense, which may give up a lot of yardage against the Chiefs rushing attack. Pick this guy up for this week only, since Larry Johnson should be back come week 11 as long as he doesn't do anything stupid.
If you need a wide out-
Try to get Derrick Mason, Antonio Byrant, Steve Breaston, Mark Clayton, and Anthony Gonzalez.
NYJ 4-3 at BUF 5-2
If Brett Favre can cut down on his mistakes for at least one week he can put his team in great position to perhaps win the AFC East. But the Buffalo Bills have shown more consistency and are better all around than the Jets. For this, the Bills should win at home.
DET 0-7 at CHI 4-3
The last time these two teams met was in week five when Kyle Orton torched the Lions for 334 yards and two TDs with no turnovers. Expect to see more of the same. Bears move to 5-3.
JAC 3-4 at CIN 0-8
The Bengals are a team in absolute despair. They may very well be worse than the 0-7 Lions as they are 32 nd in scoring with 13 points per game (while the Lions are 28 th with 16.3 per game). However, Carson Palmer returns and I'm feeling that the inconsistent Jaguars, who have shown over the years a propensity to play down to the level of their opponent, will be the prime candidate for this team to get its first win against. Bengals win.
BAL 4-3 at CLE 3-5
This is a tough one. Joe Flacco is improving and the Baltimore defense is playing as good as ever minus their 31-3 loss to the Colts. Meanwhile, the Browns have picked up their defense and Derek Anderson has been getting closer to what he looked like last year. I will take the Browns at home in a close game.
TB 5-3 at KC 1-6
Tampa Bay has a great opportunity to get back in the win column versus the lowly Chiefs. As long as Jeff Garcia can protect the ball, the Bucs should win this one. I'll take Tampa Bay.
HOU 3-4 at MIN 3-4
Even though Minnesota is coming off a bye and playing at home, I am taking the Texans in this matchup. The Vikings can't keep a streak going, while the Texans seem to be getting things back together as they are the second hottest team after the 7-0 Titans.
ARI 4-3 at STL 2-5
The Cardinals have been unable to solve their road woes where they have only won when they played the lowly 49ers in San Francisco back in week one. However, they weren't far off last week losing 23-27 and owning the lead for the better part of the game against Carolina. The Rams have been more competitive with Jim Haslett at the helm, but I'm picking the Cards to snag the “W.”
GB 4-3 at TEN 7-0
The 31-21 win the Titans earned against Indy last Monday night was huge. They are looking like one of the strongest teams in the league. But Green Bay did a number on the Colts as well in week 7 winning 34-14 and forcing two pics by Manning just like the Titans on Monday. Although the Titans have better defense (1 st in pts per game), the Packers make up for the yardage they give up ranking 16 th in points with sacks and INTs. I'll take the play of Aaron Rodgers over Kerry Collins to win this game for Green Bay.
MIA 3-5 at DEN 4-3
Get ready for the problems in Denver to unfold even further when they blow it against the strong ground game and 100.5 QB rating and 69.3% completion percentage that Chad Pennington is sporting thus far. Dolphins win big in Denver.
DAL 5-3 at NYG 6-1
The moment in the NFC East that we've all been waiting for has finally arrived. Too bad it won't truly show who the better team is if Brad Johnson is playing as Tony Romo looks to be a potential game-time decision… but just potentially. What's worse is that Dallas' three top corners are out as well, and no name rookie Orlando Scandrick will be called upon to pick up the slack which is great news for Eli Manning. Even if Romo comes in, he'll still be favoring his right pinkie. Giants win.
ATL 4-3 at OAK 2-5
Atlanta looked sloppy in their loss to the Eagles last week, but they looked “rookie quarterback” sloppy. All Matt Ryan has to do to get his team a win against the sometimes feisty Raiders is keep his mistakes to a minimum. But even that might not be enough as I feel the Raiders will pull it out.
PHI 4-3 at SEA 2-5
Don't look now, but Seattle with a 2-5 record is second in its division behind 4-3 Arizona. The Eagles have been somewhat inconsistent this season and a win against a young Atlanta team last week cannot really be taken as proof that they have solved their issues. Expect a tough battle out of both teams with the Eagles pulling out a close one.
NE 5-2 at IND 3-4
Who would have thought that with Brady gone that the Patriots would have a better record than the Colts this far into the season? Make that a records that is two more wins and two less losses better! This is a tough game to call. Matt Cassel may have led his team to victory last weekend and first place in the AFC East, but he still tossed two pics. But on the other end, the Colts' offense seems out of sync as Manning tossed two pics as well. Both team's starting running backs are out, Laurence Maroney for New England, and Joseph Addai for Indy, and both defenses have been questionable. Bottom line, until Cassel shows some more consistency I have to go with Peyton Manning and his team in this one.
PIT 5-2 at WAS 6-2
This is the game where the Redskins get to prove they're no fluke. They may have beaten Dallas and Philly, but as the season has progressed, those two wins don't look like such a surprise anymore. The Steelers are reeling after a mistake-filled, give-the-game-away performance to the Giants last weekend. But… I expect the mistakes to mount for the Steelers which derive mainly from an O-line that can't block and gets called for penalties, while the Redskins will do what they've been doing thus far this season… rise to the occasion against another team that is perceived to be a contender.
The Titans are 7-0 without the help of Vince Young this year but I think the real reason Vince Young isn't starting is not because of his skills it is because of his smarts. Kerry Collins is a manger for the Titans and there is no implication or even thought that he will replace Vince young in the long run. Vince is a superior talent all round and his skills are not what's in question. It seems to me that Vince young just is not smart enough to hold and retain the information it takes to be a great QB. His learning curve seems to be very low. The Titans have been unable in 3 years with Vince to put together an entire playbook under Vince's command. This is because Vince is just taking too long to learn these things. Eventually he will and that is the reason he is sitting this year, to give him more time to focus on learning the plays and calls it takes to bring a QB to the next level.
It is no Secret that Vince Young has managed to play well in the NFL but this is off of raw talent and instinct. Vince's scores on the wonderlic test at the combine were telling of this but most teams ignored his very low scores, (I mean the scores almost said he was retarded) because of his upside, and rightfully so. But it seems that those scores were telling, of what Vince's situation is now. Simply put Vince Young is just not smart enough to pick up the information needed to Start for a NFL team at QB and play right away as well. He should have sat his first 2 years so that he could learn and then start the 3 rd not the other way around which is the case right now. Now don't get me wrong Vince is going to be a great QB he practically is right now, but he cannot progress to the next level until he gains enough knowledge to run an entire NFL offense.
I was watching football Sunday, and I began to realize something. Today we have big baby, players who only care about money and “loving me some me”. The true team concept may be fading away, in some professional sports. I remember when I would idolized all the players from the past who could play hurt and persevere through any type of pain, injuries and Media criticisms and still maintain their dignity. I mean does any one remember when Ronnie Lott had his finger amputated just so he could play in a playoff game? Could you see any pro Football player doing that now a days? If you dumb let me help you with that answer, NO!
How come today's players have fallen so far from that “old school winning mentality” of whatever it takes? I mean it really can't help that these players are getting 10 million dollar deals before they step foot on the field as rookies, or the fact that players are so babied when it comes to the medical care they receive. All I can think about right now is what I would say to Kellen Winslow Jr, after the grief he caused me this week. Seriously this cry baby is costing me points and I would tell him, “Seriously Kellen, you got a staph infection OK. If you want to blame it on your top Tier medical staff on your NFL football team, go right ahead. I mean hanging out with R. Kelly definitely had nothing to do with this right? Seriously, Kellen lets cry about it some more, oh I am here to listen. You know what F*** it, Kellen How are you going to play on my fantasy squad it is always about you? I want Players who want to win, I need team players. Kellen, You're embarrassing yourself , and you could seriously help this team win more if you just showered up.” Seriously Kellen go into the rap industry and show that your a straight soldier or strap it up like you father did, and play and act like a man.
Also, whatever happened to “I can play” “I am going to play”. I mean Plax can't practice but he sure can play in a game if he feels like it, right? I mean come on I think big blue should buy him like 3 or 4 cell phones because maybe he really can't hear the one in his pants, since he is like 4 feet above it. Either way, Plax should be put on some sort of house arrest, because he obviously is way too arrogant to just show up to practice if he can and in the event that he can't practice he makes habits of not showing to his medical appointments. I am starting to think Plax was the kid who always called in sick when he had a test in school or something. To be honest, thought, I am sick of watching Plaxico Burress, Hines Ward, Chad Johnson, constantly taking practices off. At this rate, I wouldn't be surprised if in the future NFL practices would be viewed as purely optional.
Regardless, I saw something that really grabbed me and made me feel a lot better though. There was a inkling of hope! The NFL has a new angel. This angel is the 49ers's new head coach and NFL Legend, Mike Singletary. He made a great post game speech that everyone should watch. His attitude pays tribute to an era of football , which could only be described as great. Therefore, his speech hit home with me. I want to Salute Mike Singletary, who is a man I believe in. This team has the right man in the job not because he has all the football answers. Nope не на всички. he is not the right man because he has an elite knowledge of defensive formations and schemes. He is the right guy for the 49ers job, however, because he doesn't accept stupid “Me” “I” personality types. Regardless of what the media or the owners will say. He does not and will not accept losing. He wants to change the attitude of a losing team, and I believe with this speech he started his process of doing so.
He called out a “superstar” in Vernon Davis, who is also known as “Click Clack Davis” for his bs commercials. He is also likes to be called the “Cyborg”. He let Vernon know that he is not above the team. This is comical, because this player has his head so far up his a** and he didn't even know till today. Vernon I am renaming you VD . Your like the 49ers infected draft pick, because your attitude about you is killing your team. Either way, I respect Coach Singletary calling Vernon out and making the speech he did. He might be the only hope to infusion some good ol bone crunching sweat and tears back into the NFL, in hopes to bring it back to the way things were, tough and gritty. You know back when whining wasn't acceptable in Football!
OAK 2-4 at BAL 3-3
Oakland has been one feisty team as of late. I expect them to remain feisty, but it won't be enough to overcome the Baltimore defense and improving play of QB Joe Flacco.
ARI 4-2 at CAR 5-2
Carolina slaughtered the inconsistent Saints last week winning 30-7. The Cardinals come off a huge win against Dallas and a bye week. I look to see Carolina showing some consistency. I'll go with Carolina.
TB 5-2 at Dallas 4-3
Tampa is slowly coming into view from being under the radar. Either way, I don't think Dallas is a smart enough team, collectively, to see this. I think they'll lose at home!
WAS 5-2 at DET 0-6
Washington won already.
BUF 5-1 at MIA 2-4
Miami's head-turning victories against the Pats and Chargers are becoming more and more distant with losses to the Texans and Ravens. The surging Bills continue to surge!
STL 2-4 at NE 4-2
Expect to see a partially competitive game. St. Louis has improved under Jim Haslett, but the Patriots look like they will be playing smart football for most of the remainder of this season. New England wins it.
SD 3-4 at New Orleans 3-4… in London
It's funny. Both teams are highly inconsistent but have massive potential and both share equal records. This game won't prove who's ready to turn things around since they're both so unpredictable. Both have great offense, but I'll take the Chargers who have better defense.
KC 1-5 at NYJ 3-3
The Jets need to make up for that “barn burner” in Oakland. One would think this is a great opportunity for them to do so, but who knows? I'll still take the Jets at home against the struggling, running back-less, and quarterback-less Chiefs.
ATL 4-2 at PHI 3-3
Both of these teams are coming off of a bye. Even though Philadelphia looks to right its ship after a few stunning defeats this season, I just have a feeling that Atlanta is coming in confident while Philly is thinking it's a team they should beat as long as they play well. Atlanta pulls the upset.
CLE 2-5 at JAC
Cleveland looked like they were righting the ship when they blasted the Giants on Monday Night Football. However, their showing in Washington last weekend wasn't promising and Jacksonville is not a team to play around with. Jaguars win.
CIN 0-7 at HOU 2-4
Houston looks like they're ready to keep opponents on their toes finally. But the Bengals aren'ta team you worry about keeping on their toes. Texans win at home.
NYG 5-1 at PIT 5-1
The Steelers will be without Willie Parker, and Santonio Holmes. But they do have Casey Hampton returning to help stop the Giants powerful run game. Eli's stats have dipped lately and I think that will continue this week, and while both teams are getting to the quarterback at a high rate, I will go with the Steelers just because they're at home.
SEA 1-5 at SF 2-5
In all honesty, the Niners should win this game. But in all honesty, both teams are pretty bad. Still, the Niners are a few notches more consistent than the Seahawks. San Fran wins.
IND 3-3 at TEN 6-0
It's make or break time for the Colts. I believe it's wake up time for the Titans who have been riding a fairly easy schedule. I'll take the Colts to pull off what most people will call an upset by getting the victory.
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Before the start of the 2008 NFL season there were four sure-fire Super Bowl favorites; the Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Chargers, Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots. So far after seven weeks only the Patriots seem to have any type of competitive balance with a 4-2 record and only one game behind AFC East leading Buffalo Bills at 5-1.
The aforementioned teams have not faired so well and are a combined 10-10.
Even though Tony Romo is out, there is no excuse for the lack of effort the Cowboys showed in their 34-14 blowout in St. Louis. They have allowed two upstart teams, the Redskins and Cardinals, and a bottom-feeder in St. Louis get wins against them. Even though Romo was in against the two upstarts, he has averaged at least one turnover per game.
The Chargers have been the epitomy of inconsistency through seven games going loss, loss, win, win, loss, win, loss en-route to a 3-4 record. Traveling east has not helped them as they go forward three time zones every time. Now they have to go eight time zones to play the Saints in London this weekend!
The 2008 week seven edition of Monday Night Football was not what most viewers probably expected it to be. They expected to see the highly-touted Broncos offense rack up yardage and if the Patriots were to have a chance at this game they would have had to keep up somehow behind the inexperience throwing arm of Matt Cassel.
However, the Broncos turned the ball over five different times and gave up huge rushing lanes to Sammy Morris and the other representatives of the New England backfield. Matt Cassel was able to complete an efficient outing going 18 for 24 passing, 185 yards, 3 TDs and no interceptions. And what's more is that the Patriots have kept pace with the 5-1 Buffalo Bills after boosting their record to 4-2.
The Pats may not be a favorite Super Bowl pick anymore after the season ending injury of Tom Brady but they are doing what most coaches preach as the best way to secure a playoff berth, and that's win your division. If the veteran talent of the New England Patriots can continue to support Matt Cassel and win some games, they may be able to surpass the young roster of the Buffalo Bills at the end of the season.
The Indianapolis Colts have proven to be an up-and-down team this season. They have lost a close game to the Jaguars at home, have had to pull off 4 th quarter comebacks to beat the Vikings and the Texans (which was a wild one-in-a-thousand type comeback), and have been blown out by a pair of NFC North teams in the Bears and Packers. There only convincing win has come against a team they usually beat and who was sporting a rookie quarterback in the Ravens.
In the past the Colts have been able to get away with torrid defense because they had a strong run game to back up their passing attack. However, this year their running game has been downright terrible. They are averaging an even 70 yards per game on the ground which is last in the league. Oppositely, they are 29 th on defense against the run in giving up 153.5 yards per game.
This is not the stuff of a recent Super Bowl champion, even if they do not have Bob Sanders who vaulted them to that title in the 06 playoffs. One would think that by now they could at least play average defense seeing as how experienced their unit is, but that has not been the case this season.
This has been one of the weirdest teams to follow so far and with their second toughest schedule based on opponents' winning percentages the year prior, the future seems bleak… bleak as in no playoffs.
Reggie bush admitted to the public that he will be getting arthroscopic knee surgery soon. The Saints are hopeful that the surgery only shows the assumed problem the meniscus in his left knee. He should be fine to go, they think in 3 to 4 weeks. There have also been some reports that he will could be back in 2 to 3 weeks. Bush was injured this week late in the 2nd Quarter while returning a punt. It is really a shame, Reggie was coming on strong, and now he is riding the pine. The only positive in this situation is that due to the timing of the injury Reggie will get an extra week of free rest, due to the week 9 bye for the Saints. The Saints have definitely been bit by the injury bug this year.
If you can definatly pick up Big Macallister for the time being. He is only owned in 70 % of fantasy leagues, so it is worth the time to check. He will be very productive for the next couple of weeks considering Bush's absence.
SD at BUF-I'm sure by now everyone's noticed the western teams don't do too well when they travel to the far east. But I think San Diego's got this.
NO at CAR-New Orleans is so inconsistent. But I think they'll get it together in Carolina.
MIN at CHI-Both teams have good defense, good running games, and averaging passing games. I'll take the team at home… Chicago.
PIT at CIN-Cincinnati is reeling and Big Ben is 5-0 all time in Cincinnati. Steelers win.
TEN at KC-Kansas City won't even have Larry Johnson for this game. Titans win.
BAL at MIA-Miami is rolling too hard offensively for Joe Flacco to keep up with and pretty soon this Ravens' defense will begin to slack since they have no offensive help.
SF at NYG-The giants blew it last week, but they can't lose to this 2-4 trash at home. Giants win.
DAL at STL-Romo or Johnson? Who knows? The Cowboys are reeling losing two of their last three. I just have a feeling this is an upset in the making. Rams win.
DET at HOU-Houston can at least play competitively and have shown offense. Detroit's only close game was last week when they lost 10-12. Houston should shred them.
IND at GB-Even though Indianapolis seemed to hit its stride last week, Aaron Rodgers is playing pretty stellar and the Packer defense is better than the Colts'. I'll go with Green Bay.
NYJ at OAK-Brett Favre is undefeated in Oakland all-time. That shall remain the same.
CLE at WAS-Both teams were complete opposites from one another last week. Washington was on the rise and lost to a bottom dweller, while Cleveland was a disappointment and beat a championship contender. Now that they've got their heads on straight, I'll take Washington.
SEA at TB-Seattle is 1-4 and has been downright atrocious on both sides of the ball. Tampa wins.
DEN at NE-Denver has been inconsistent the last few weeks but the Patriots have been the same. I'll take the Pats at home against Belichick's football IQ.
Will Drew Brees stellar production continue this weekend in Carolina? He is currently averaging 332 yards per game through the air and is on pace to throw for over 5,300 yards. Even though that shouldn't happen, it's still pretty darn good for six weeks of play and he'll definitely reach over 4,000.
Either way, this should be an exciting matchup as both teams are fighting to keep pace with 4-2 Tampa Bay in the NFC South who faces a real barn burner at home against the Seahawks this weekend.
Jerry Jones does it again. Today he made a move to acquire all the Roy Williams in the final hours before the NFL trade deadline. Jerry now has A DB and a WR who share the same name. Yuppie!!! Sorry Jerry, this move is just flat out stupid. This is the type of trade where he will either look like a genius or look like a retard. We are pulling for retard. Sportsroids believes that the move won't help him in win this year and is going to destroy his team in the future. Yes you're getting a top talent wide-out. Yes he is better than Crayton or Austin. But why would you give up a 1st,3rd and 6th round picks for this guy? Not to mention now he has to learn a new playbook and system. Seriously Jerry what were you thinking? I bet it was something like this, “Ok, we just lost Pacman Jones, and Terrance Newman has been hurt, and our biggest issue is that our defensive backfield is in disarray. Oh wait I know! Lets get a new pre-madonna wide receiver, that will fix it!”.My question is, “How can better the team next year if you have only a 2nd round pick? I can't wait to see TO loose his mind because of Roy Williams, I can't wait to see it. Obvoiusly Jerry Jones thinks TO might fly the coup pretty soon if he is doing this. If Owen's catches decrease and they loose its going to be WW3 in Dallas. On second thought, maybe the move was to scare TO into not exploding, but I doubt it. I love TO and all he wants is to win, and its his competitive nature is what makes him good. Jerry, don't try to step on that. You'll loose that battle Jerry. Hey don't you think Jerry is starting to look a little like Al Davis. Maybe he should just slow down, and realize that he already has enough star power to get people talking about the cowboys and learn how and where to buy the right pieces to make his organization unstoppable. Roy Williams is a WR with great potential yet he has much to prove. Roy has only posted one 1000+ yard season in his 5 year career. Seriously 1st, 3rd and 6th round picks!!! Oh yeah they resigned Roy to a new contract as well. Its a 5 year contract!! Jerry your nuts!
How' bout those cowboys? Personally, I think they are all bark no bite!
HEY JERRY !!! SPORTSROIDS has something to say to you…..
Bad moves = Bad News Jerry! You just doomed your team's future.
The Buffalo Bills have been a topic of discussion all season long. Their early success has created much buzz about them being shoe-ins for the AFC East title. I don't see why that is though. Sure, they were 4-0, and they went down in Arizona while JP Losman played most of the game. However, JP Losman didn't give up 41 points. At the end of week 7, the look of the AFC East will be a lot different and it can all culminate fair ly easy.
In week 7, the Jets are playing in Oakland who looked like they had no spirit when they played the Saints this past weekend losing 34-3. If the Jets win, they are 4-2 and that would be no surprise if they did.
New England plays host to Denver on Monday Night Football. This game should not be easy for New England to win. They'll have to grind it out big time. However, they're at home in front of a national audience and if they do pull it off, they're 4-2 as well.
Miami hosts the Ravens who have a great D and little-to-no offense. If they win, they'll be 3-3.
Finally, those loveable Bills play host to the San Diego Chargers. Albeit the Chargers are only 3-3, they are still a good 3-3. If the Bills lose, they'll be 4-2. Now picture this possible version of the AFC East standings at the end of Week 7;
Doesn't look too clear cut anymore now, does it? I didn't think so.
Week six in the NFL once again proved how the nature of the league changes from week to week. One good example of this is three of the four teams in the NFC North.
The one team that doesn't “count” is the Detroit Lions. They are rather sad getting smashed their first four games by a total score of 159-76 and losing by an average of 16.6 points which is over three scores. They are immediately excluded from this conversation.
The Bears looked to be in good shape in reaching a 3-2 record and playing the Falcons this past Sunday. However, they lost and dropped to 3-3. The Vikings are the opposite at 3-3 and looked to be in good shape since they were 1-3 and have now won two in a row to match the Bears. The two face off this weekend in Chicago, and the winner of that game will be tied for the division lead or in first with a 4-3 record barring a tie.
Meanwhile, the Packers, after dropping three straight, got a road win in Seattle and reached 3-3. However, they face the Colts in Green Bay this weekend and could easily lose and drop to 3-4. If they win, they'll maintain their current division lead 4-3 (Green Bay holds server over the Vikings and Bears as they are 2-0 in their division).
Week seven is huge in the NFC and will do just what week six did… change the look of another NFL division after just one week of games.
It is 12:20 am on October 14th, and I have just watched the worst Red-zone performance of all time. The one thing about the New York Giants that just doesn't seem to be good this year is their red zone stragety. I understand that Plaxico is not in the good graces of the organization, but when you take him out of the game in the red zone in the third quarter it just makes no sense. 6′5 Plaxico Burress who has already proved to be one of the Gaints best red zone targets in the 2008 season, was taken out and Eli Manning threw a pass to Toomer instead, which resulted a costly pick 6. I realize that you can't throw only to one player, However Plax deserves a target in every red zone trip, without fail. This is a man whose jumping abilities and size are unparalleled in the League. The Giants need to get off their high horses and get Plax the ball in the Red-Zone, or risk doing what they did today, just look terrible. I can't help to wonder if this problems in play calling could be in response to Plaxico's recent suspension. Regardless, If you pay a player you better use him as far as I am concerned. Also, trying to intercept a Pass high in the corner of the endzone is nearly impossible, especially if the defender is shorter than the WR by about 6 to 7 inches.
Andre Johnson today proved to all the owners willing to take a chance on him that he was well worth the risk. He racked up 178 Yards today, with 1 TD on 10 catches today against the Miami Dolphins. Many would argue that he lead the Texans to their 1st win of the 2009 season today. Andre is a perfect Fantasy WR for several reasons. I really feel he is like the younger more gifted T. Owens. Andre has great speed and great size as well as great leaping ability, making him a fantasy #1 week in and week out. Before he was injuried in 2008 he was averaging around 100 yards per game and leader for WR in TD's and yards. Sportsroids would like to salute all the fantasy football owners who took the chance on the repaired Andre Johnson.
There have been some pliminary reports that TE Tony Gonzalez is looking for a trade to a seroius contender. The teams that he has voiced an interest in included the New York Giants, a team that was at the top of his list. It is very possible that this trade could happen. He could get moved for as little as 3rd or a 5th round pick. Tony Gonzalez is a great player, however to come in right before the Oct 14 trade deadline and learn a entire Offense would be tough. He is at an advanced age but this move could definatly help the Gaints defend thier superbowl title this year. We think this could happen, and you heard it here first.
Kellen Winslow is in the hospital with swelling to his little “Soldiers”. The condition he has is called Hydrocele, which is when fliud accumulates the fleshy membranes that encase the testicles. It can be fixed very with simple surgery, however we don't think Kellen will be able to play this monday. If he is on your fantasy squad barring a miracle you should look towards another TE this week.
However, it is nice to know I have the TE with the biggest balls in the NFL. There have been many reports that they were swollen to the size of Grapefruits on Thursday of this week.
The first game that holds some bearing is the 3-2 Bears at the 3-2 Falcons. Both teams have a chance to be 4-2 and both surprises in the league. Kyle Orton looks a little better and his defense is strong as ever, while the Falcons play inspired football with solid play from a rookie QB, Matt Ryan, and a first time fulltime starter at RB, Michael Turner. The defense has John Abraham, but not much else. Huge game for the NFC playoff race! I will have to go with the Bears experience on this one.
Baltimore plays host to Indianapolis. Both are 2-2 and need to get above .500. The Ravens' defense may be tight, but the Colts' defense has not been too bad without Bob Sanders, and Peyton Manning is something else compared to Joe Flacco. Colts win.
Carolina will be in Tampa Bay where both teams at 4-1 battle to lead the NFC South. The Bucs offense has been trifle even though they still have a solid defense. The Panthers combine solid defense with above average offense. I'll take the Panthers.
Finally, Dallas, 4-1, will meet Arizona, 3-2, on the road. Although the Cowboys have a stronger defense, I am going with the Cardinals to pull off the upset. The Cowboys may boast a powerful offense, but the Cardinal offense can be just as potent. I just have a feeling that Kurt Warner and his team are confident and excited to play the Cowboys who will be caught sleeping.
These are the best games between teams based on records of wins and losses.
Dallas Cowboy, Adam Jones has apparently been up to his previous antics again. After fighting his own security in a bathroom this past weekend, he may be looking at a fresh new suspension. I wish they had fantasy Fallout football, him and Chris Henry would be 1st and 2nd picks overall. Pac is already on his 2nd strike with commisioner Roger Goodell. It a shame to see that even the mighty Cowboys couldn't save this young man from himself, let alone the story hungry media, who does breath down his neck a lot. I even heard that pacman ties his shoes wrong in a article I read somewhere!(Joke) Either way we as fans are very critical of pacman. There could be several reasons for the public criticisms. I think, mostly it is because he has the athletic talent and is in the position to make millions and it seems he just doesn't care about embracing his opportunity. Realizing that one day Adam will grow up and out of this “I am a tough guy” charade. He will then realize that he was one of the lucky ones. I just hope it happens before it's to late. He might get suspended again by the league, probably ending his career in the NFL. When asked about the new Pacman incident, Roger Goodell stated, “I don't think there is any misunderstanding about the position Adam has put himself in with respect to his behavior,” he said. “There are certain things I expect of him. I would tell you I'm disappointed we're even discussing this.”
By Mark M
On Sunday Sept 14th Justin Fargas was injured in the second qtr of the Oakland vs Kansas City game. They said he had a pulled groin injury, however we at SportsRoids believe he was viciously assaulted by Pat Thomas. SportsRoids, believes that Justin is a victim of a horrific crime. Justin Fargas's genitals public execution has not only effected his pay, but his starting position. He should be paid back the losses not only from the league but also by Pat Thomas. Fines must be handed out. SportsRoid's wishes to have a moment of silence during the next Raiders match up commemorating the player that was.
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By Alex V
Defense Wins Championships or Great Quarterbacking?
One of the longest standing arguments in today's NFL has been the viewpoint that it takes a strong defense to become a champion. Over the past few years teams like the Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers have been able to remain in at least competitive contention, if not championship contention, due to their outstandingly consistent play on defense. However, in this writer's eyes, the most important factor in helping a team turn the corner from respectability to prominence has been the position of quarterback.
Over the past ten years alone, almost every Super Bowl champion has been led by a pro-bowl caliber, if not perennial pro-bowl quarterback. In most cases a good defense played a key role in each winner's success, but on most of those teams, there was strong quarterback play involved as well.
During the 1998 season the Denver Broncos won the title with John Elway, and everyone knows how great he was. In 1999, the St. Louis Rams became league champions behind the light-out play of MVP quarterback Kurt Warner. Everybody will remember the Greatest Show on Turf as one of those teams that had such a great offense, they could overcome sub par-to-average defense to win games. In 2000, the Baltimore Ravens would make a name in history as one of those teams that could overcome average, but not great, offensive play with a tenacious defense that created turnovers and stymied opponents week in and week out with its defense.
Let's use a paragraph too look a little deeper at those 2000 Ravens. That team's defense was so good that it held three regular season opponents to seven points, their Super Bowl opponent to seven points (the New York Giants), one regular season opponent to three points, and three post-season opponents to three points (the Wild Card Denver Broncos and the AFC Championship host Oakland Raiders), and four regular season opponents to zero points. How often does a defense that strong come along? Not too often I would say. I gahter that that the 2000 Ravens and the 1985 Bears were two teams in NFL history that literally succeeded almost an entire season based solely on excellent defense.
In 2001, Tom Brady came along and got his first Super Bowl title when he drove his team downfield to kick a game-winning field goal. In 2002, another team with a great defense raised the Lombardi Trophy and this time it was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, Brad Johnson was Tampa's quarterback that year and in 13 regular season games, finished the season with 22 touchdown passes against six interceptions, a 62.3% completion percentage, and a 92.9 Quarterback rating (the best of his career). The next two years would conclude with Tom Brady's Patriots coming out on top, where-in 2003 Tom Brady led yet another drive downfield for a game-winning field goal, and in 2004 it was Brady and the Patriots who got the trophy.
In 2005 the surprise Pittsburgh Steelers came out on top. Even though it was the defense that showed up in the Super Bowl and not Ben Roethlisberger, it was Big Ben's dazzling play in Cincinnati in the Wild Card round (14-19 passing for 74%, 208 yards, and 3 TDs), in Indianapolis in the Divisional Round (14-24 passing, 197 yards, and 2 TDs with one INT), and in Denver in the AFC Championship Game (21-29 passing, 275 yards, 2 passing TDs, and one rushing TD) that got them there. In this case it was strong defense and strong quarterback play that produced a champion.
In 2006 Peyton Manning and the strong play of the Colts' defense won the title. Finally, last year, even though the Giants had a great pass-rushing defense while leading the league in sacks, nobody would have picked New York to come out on top if it hadn't been for Eli Manning's highly unexpected pro-bowl level of play throughout the post-season, including the Super Bowl.
I want everybody to take a long step back when they think that defense wins championships, because in all reality it takes a solid defense coupled by strong quarterback play to win a Super Bowl, with a few exceptions every now and then on both sides of the ball. So remember, a great defense will bring you respectability, but it takes a great quarterback to take a team to prominence!
Super Bowl Winner and Quarterback
1997 John Elway
1996 Brett Favre
1995 Troy Aikman
1994 Steve Young
1993 Troy Aikman
1992 Troy Aikman
1991 Mark Rypien
1990 Jeff Hostetler
1989 Joe Montana
1988 Joe Montana
1987 Doug Williams
1986 Phil Simms
1985 Jim McMahon
1984 Joe Montana
1983 Jim Plunkett
1982 Joe Theismann
1981 Joe Montana
1980 Jim Plunkett
1979 Terry Bradshaw
1978 Terry Bradshaw
1977 Roger Staubach
1976 Ken Stabler
1975 Terry Bradshaw
1974 Terry Bradshaw
1973 Bob Griese
1972 Bob Griese
1971 Roger Staubach
1970 Johnny Unitas
1969 Len Dawson
1968 Joe Namath
1967 Bart Starr
1966 Bart Starr
by Alex V
It is hard to gauge a team after only one week of play. But that is what Alex V. is going to do anyways. We'll see how I do and I'll even keep track! Week in and week out from here-on-in. We're gonna see who actually gives a shit!
CHI at CAR
The Panthers went toe-to-toe with the Chargers last weekend and showed a lot of heart pulling out a two-minute drill drive to pull out their victory. However, the Bears showed more consistency with their playmaking defense, strong running, and turnover free passing game. I say the Bears win.
TEN at CIN
Cincinnati is a team in shambles. They are starting this season right where they left off last year, and if they don't improve soon they'll easily finish the same way they did last year… going nowhere. The Titans won last week with their usual great defense and key, if not strong, offensive play. Aided by a veteran quarterback in Kerry Collins, and a strong defense, I'm going with the Titans over the defensively challenged and no-offensive chemistry having Bengals.
GB at DET
Detroit showed last week that they have no defense. Even though Michael Turner is highly-touted, there is no excuse for giving up that much yardage against a team who should have the box stacked against them while sporting a rookie quarterback. Aaron Rodgers showed a lot of promise last week, and just about every other piece of a 13-3 team from last year remains this year too. This is an easy one. Packers win.
BUF at JAC
Jacksonville did what they do best last week… play to the level of their opponent. Buffalo looks like a team on the rise. The Jaguars would be hard-pressed to play to the level of Buffalo, because they are running on pure youthful energy and excitement. I'm really feeling Buffalo pulling out the victory in a close contest.
OAK at KC
Honestly, who cares about this game aside from Raiders and Chiefs fans? In reality the NFL is crazy, and both these teams have many weeks to turn out one of the surprise teams of the year. But in a strong AFC, that is so not going to happen. This game is a toss-up! I'll go with the veteran experience of the Chiefs over the undisciplined inexperience of the Raiders.
IND at MIN
Last week, Indy's offense laid an egg against the Bears. On the contrary, the Vikings kept their game versus the Packers last week competitive. Indy is charged with facing another team like they did last week; strong defense, great running game, and desirably a game-managing quarterback. However, I don't think Tarvaris Jackson is ready to lead this team. Surprisingly though, something in my gut tells me upset special once again. I'm going with the Vikings!
NYG at STL
The Rams are another team who have started this season right where they left off last season. The Rams looked like the standard defense they usually are as they missed tackles and gave up big plays, while their inept offense produced just 158 passing yards, and 36 rushing yards to the Eagles 368 passing yards, and 108 rushing yards. The Giants defense looked like they could be just as disruptive as they were last year, even without Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora. I won't even bother wasting another sentence analyzing the Rams. Giants win.
NO at WAS
New Orleans looks like they are ready to make good on the promise they displayed in 2006. The Redskins look like a team still trying to see where they stand with Jason Campbell at the helm. Even though the Skins won the last time these teams met, I believe it will be the Saints' offense and improving defense that gets the better of Washington.
SF at SEA
The 49ers started off pretty decently against the Cardinals last week going up 10-3 at one point. However, they finished on the wrong end of a 23-13 score. The Seahawks look like they are on the usual road to mediocrity that they've been traveling the two years before the Super Bowl run, and the two years since. With JT O-Who taking snaps for the Niners, I give this one to Seattle since they play at home and tend to show a little more consistency there than on the road.
ATL at TB
Last week Matt Ryan played solidly going 9 for 13 with 161 yards, one touchdown, and no turnovers. But that was last week. And last week's opponent was the untamed Lions. The Buccaneers will be coming off a crushing season-opening loss against a division rival, like the one they'll be facing this week. And although the Bucs may be getting old, the coaching staff and players should still be wily enough to force the young QB into making a few mistakes. I'll go with the Buccaneers.
MIA at ARI
The Dolphins will have no business improving too much this year. This team should be rebuilding, but they are starting an aging and skill deteriorating Chad Pennington, and have known highly-regarded draft picks. Even though the Cardinals start an older QB in Kurt Warner, at least he can throw deep consistently, whereas Pennington throws either low or to the other team rather consistently. Cardinals are on the rise, so Cardinals are in the “W” column.
SD at DEN
San Diego blew a home opener this weekend by losing. But they allowed that against a team who is easily a contender when Jake Delhomme is in the line-up and, most of all, healthy. Denver looked promising with their blow-out of the Raiders. But Oakland played so badly that it is tough to gauge the Broncos' place in the 2008 season. Until the Broncos beat a worthy opponent, I'll put my money on the Chargers to win this one.
NE at NYJ
This game is funny. It won'tb Brady vs. Pennington. It will be Cassel vs. Favre! Even though the Jets showed big play ability against the Dolphins last week, they still could have lost if Pennington would have been able to get Miami into the end zone in the final two minutes of their game last weekend. The Patriots also won in a rather nail biting fashion as they almost let one go into overtime against the Chiefs. Matt Cassel had to settle into a game he didn't have the feel of from the beginning. The Jets are still growing, while every other piece on the Patriots knows where it stands aside from Matt Cassel. I'll go with the Patriots.
PIT at CLE
The Steelers last week looked great in almost every facet of the game; an O-line pushing defensive front, ball-hawking and ball-carrier shadowing linebackers, solid secondary play, and great running mixed in with some efficient passing. Cleveland embarrassed themselves at home last weekend against a heavily favored Super Bowl contender in Dallas. But they still could have put up a better fight than they did last week based on their offensive potency during the 2007 campaign. The Browns are playing at home, on prime-time television Sunday night, and should be looking to make up for their virtual no-show from last week. However, until the Browns beat the Steelers as they haven't managed to once in their last seven meetings, I'm still picking the Steelers.
PHI at DAL
Both teams laid waste to their opponents last week. Donovan McNabb looked great going 21 of 33 for 361 yards, three touchdowns, and no turnovers which shouldn't come as a surprise to people. The only reason he hasn't posted great numbers the last couple seasons is because of injuries and not because he is past his time as a good number of people believe. The Cowboys looked like a team that simply out-matched their opponent with the dynamic play of Tony Romo, great receivers in Owens, Crayton, Whitten, and a sound defense. However, I think what the Eagles have demonstrated over the last few years is that they always play with passion whereas the Cowboys seem to go through the motions and let their talent do the talking. I'm going with the Eagles to attain a close, but convincing win against the Cowboys on Monday Night Football
BAL at HOU
Good old hurricane Ike has forced these two teams to move their games to Monday Night as well… just not Monday Night Football. The Ravens managed to beat the hapless Bengals last week with good defense and a few key plays here and there on offense (namely rookie quarterback Joe Flacco's 38 yard rushing TD). Houston looked downright awful last week as they struggled to move the ball all day, and didn't tackle worth a lick on defense. However, the Texans are the same team from last year that finished 8-8 and looked to be improving, while the Ravens are still the same team that finished last year at 5-11 and looked like they needed to rebuild with the retirement of Steve McNair. I'm going with the Texans at home.
Към Медисън Mad'nuff
Well you may be thinking, “hey Sportsroids, how come you don't have an article on steroids?”. Well here it is. Steroids is a touchy subject to try a just to bring it up to someone who has used them before. A close source of mine who deals with many NFL players said that they feel over %30 of players in the NFL are using some type of illegal performance enhancing drugs not necessarily steroids. I find this number to be high but my question is why. I feel that steroids users are cheaters, I mean any one can get an A on the test if the answers are right in front of them. Така ли е? The whole entire fun of watching sports is partly in knowing that you yourself could never do the things most of these guys can. So when you add steroids to the mix you lose that. Hell if used roids I'd probably be in the NFL right now running a 4.4 forty at 250 pounds but why put my body through that. If I can't do it through hard work alone I don't' want to do it, and my friends that is the American way. Every time someone brings up roids I think of the movie “The Program” where
Vlatamire gets caught using roids, and the black linebacker is like “what the hell you using that stuff for” and he is like “Come on man some people just aren't as talented like you are man I just want to play” or something like that anyway. I always thought that was funny, how pathetic.
So my question to you is how do you feel about Roids my friends, not Sportsroids we all know you love us, but steroids, let me know.
By Alex V
Let's look at the both of these QBs in retrospect. Big Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers on Sunday, and Monday, respectively, both showed that they can pass, and run if necessary. They didn't just merely pass, but they hit their receivers with good accuracy on a consistent basis. Aside from throwing the ball; they both display a knack for knowing when to leave the pocket and make a play with their feet, whether they're scrambling results in a throw, or a rushing gain of their own.
This weekend, Big Ben amassed a mere 137 passing yards, but he got to that number going 13 of 14 with the one incompletion coming on an out-of-pocket sideline throw to avoid pressure. On two occasions, with no good looks downfield or in the intermediate passing lanes, Ben took off for a total of 17 yards (8.5 yards per carry). Aaron Rodgers was equally accurate going 18 for 22 passing, but he also tucked and ran with the football a total of eight times for 35 yards (4.4 yards per carry). In the end, Roethlisberger finished with two TD tosses and a 93% completion percentage, and Rodgers ended the night with an 82% completion percentage, one TD pass and
one rushing TD.
With numbers like these, both quarterbacks proved that efficiency can be deadly, even if they didn't accomplish 200+ passing yards in their games. Some of the most effective quarterbacks are those that allow the game to come to them without forcing the issue. If a quarterback keeps to his mechanics at the outset of each play, and lets his natural ability come second, the law of averages is going to have to allow a big-play opportunity to develop here and there, just as much as the law of averages will tend to allow a smart, short-yardage pass or chance for a decent gainer on ground to develop.
With that being said, this weekend I would start Aaron Rodgers since he's going against a weak defense in the Detroit lions. The Vikings have been constantly hyped up as a potential stout, havoc-wreaking defense for the 2008 NFL season, and Aaron Rodgers obviously didn't think so. As for Big Ben, he too could have a big night, but I see some potential troubled waters as the Browns could end up having a big day defensively after their practical no-show against Dallas this past Sunday. Add that to the fact that they're on live television this Sunday night at home, I would have to plead that Rodgers is the safest bet.
SportsRoids Author, Madison, Mad'Nuff
Madison has extensive ties within NFL. From his father being a First Round Draft Pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers to his brother working as a trainer for several NFL Teams. It's no wonder he is a great judge of NFL talent. However, Mad'Nuff is not empowered by relation alone. His previous work experience links him directly to the League, working for NFL Europe. This Division 1, AA Collegian Football Player, Mad'Nuff, has an extensive knowledge of the game surpassed by few. Madison graduated from Duquesne University with a BSBA, concentrating in Sports Marketing. ”
Madison “Mad'Nuff,” has been nicknamed as such for being an elite Madden Player. Mad'Nuff is a derivative from the character Sho'Nuff in the Movie The Last Dragon , featuring Bruce Leroy. Madison “Mad'Nuff” without a doubt, is the Shogun of Madden.
SportsRoids Author, Madison, Mad'Nuff
Madison has extensive ties within NFL. From his father being a First Round Draft Pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers to his brother working as a trainer for several NFL Teams. It's no wonder he is a great judge of NFL talent. However, Mad'Nuff is not empowered by relation alone. His previous work experience links him directly to the League, working for NFL Europe. This Division 1, AA Collegian Football Player, Mad'Nuff, has an extensive knowledge of the game surpassed by few. Madison graduated from Duquesne University with a BSBA, concentrating in Sports Marketing. ”
Madison “Mad'Nuff,” has been nicknamed as such for being an elite Madden Player. Mad'Nuff is a derivative from the character Sho'Nuff in the Movie The Last Dragon , featuring Bruce Leroy. Madison “Mad'Nuff” without a doubt, is the Shogun of Madden.
Brett Farve has been known for being one the biggest jokers in the NFL. He has played pranks on numerous players and teamates over the years. SportsRoids recently got a hold of one of his pranks that he played early in his career with don beebe. Watch as Brett Farve and Don Beebe play a joke on thier coach Mike Holmgrem, on Halloween
The Giants win the Superbowl and the 2008 Opening day game (wo who). Great, and on Sunday the rest of the league goes out to play, meaning at days end half the league will be undefeated and the other half will be left at 000 percent. But to me, the first 3 games of the NFL season are dicey at best. I bet any coach or player will tell you the same. The teams just aren't firing on all 8 cylinders in these three games which is why it is so hard to see just who are the elites early in season. Take for example the Detroit Lions. That year they started off 3-1 and they didn't even make the playoffs. So what am I saying you ask? Whats my point?
I just saying don't get to excited if your team wins this week and be sure not to call of work Monday if your team loses, remember there are 15 games left to play and you won't see your real team till week 4 anyways.