I don’t want to make this more NSFW than it already is (although I try to keep the fucking swearing to a minimum).
Yes, let’s discuss the grapefruits on ol’ JDR. To be honest, it was probably the best call to make. Drew Brees threw for about a million yards on the Raider defense and if the Saints had won the overtime coin toss, they might as well have packed up all their shit and left immediately. So was it ballsy? Sure. But it was a very calculated move and the type of thing that is going to get Oakland to the playoffs there. Well, that and an amazing QB and some good young talent.
The Colts Defense. Yes, let’s start with a low point, at least for me at the time. Coming into the last minute of the Lions-Colts game, I was undefeated. Perfect 11-0. Amazing. I’m thinking “Hey, I could get some of that sweet, sweet ProLine money.” Then the Colts allowed the Lions to march down the field with ease and win it on a Matt Prater field goal. I was deflated (no not a Patriots joke…this time). Thankfully (for my sanity) the Cards and Rams lost as well so I don’t feel like I missed out on a lot of money by one point and a really bad defense. Poor Andrew Luck having to deal with that.
Speaking of the Rams… what was that? What a complete piss poor performance by that team. Aaron Donald’s ejection was the icing on a shit cake. If the Rams continue this, fans in Los Angeles might not even care enough about a new stadium to support this team.
A tale of two Carsons. Let’s start with Carson the Elder. It’s not that Carson Palmer was bad. He just wasn’t that great. The Pats were ripe for the picking (kind of) and he just didn’t lead his team to victory. As for Carson the Junior, Wentz showed he belongs in the NFL. But let’s not crown him Rookie of the Year just yet. This was against the Browns defense remember. And speaking of Cleveland…
It is now obvious. RGIII has not learned a damn thing. His reckless style of play continues and, lo and behold, he’s now out for eight weeks with a shoulder injury. Not that the Browns really had a chance but what now?
We have found another graduate of the Les Miles School of Clock Management. But this time he’s a player and not a coach. Look, Jason Garrett doesn’t need any more heat on him. Coaching in Big D is tough enough. But what Terrance Williams did with very little time left was a complete brain fart. Not saying the Cowboys would have hit on what would have been a 50+ yard field goal. But to not get a chance to even attempt it really sucks.
Remember, it’s only Week One. Therefore:
- Jimmy Garoppolo is not the second coming of Tom Brady.
- The Bills won’t be THAT pathetic on offense all season.
- Carson Wentz isn’t a Pro Bowler yet.
- The Rams aren’t that inept. OK maybe they are but let’s give them a chance.
- The Bengals, Chiefs, Packers, and Seahawks are all probably better than what they showed.
Looks like we are getting back into the swing of things. Expect the college schedule either Wednesday or Thursday every week and the NFL schedule every Friday. College recap on Monday and NFL recap on Tuesday barring any issues. You can set your watch to it…if you were so inclined to do so.