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That’s right, folks, the Colts are officially on the clock. Although, they don’t need to look further than Stanford’s Andrew Luck. Don’t get me wrong, I love Peyton Manning. Drafting Luck is no disrespect to Manning. Manning is 35 years old. He will be 36 before the 2012 season begins. At best, he has 3 PRIME years remaining, and that’s if he is fully recovered from his neck injury. I have no problems with Luck sitting on the bench for a couple of years and taking notes form the best quarterback to ever play the game. Aaron Rogers watched Brett Favre. Carson Palmer watched Jon Kitna. Tom Brady watched Drew Bledsoe. The list goes on. Throwing a rookie quarterback into the fire has proven to be a mistake. Look at all the past qbs that have been disappointments: Jamarcus Russell, Vince Young, Akili Sith, Cade McCown. This past year has been an anomaly. The successes of Ponder, Dalton and Super Cam is something I’ve never seen. Nevertheless, you’re going to hear a lot of jibberish about the Colts taking Luck. They shouldn’t taken Robert Griffin. They shouldn’t draft a running back. They shouldn’t draft defense. They shouldn’t trade their pick. Draft the kid, let him sit for a couple of years. Luckily for us, we still have a month of playoffs, upsets, and the Superbowl coming up. If you’re team is still in the hunt, don’t watch them from your couch. Take you son, your buddy, your wife, or just go yourself and support them live.
I will preface this article by saying that I’m a Kansas City Chief fan. With that said, how the heck to the Green Bay Packers lose to the Chiefs? 13-1 Packers against 6-8 Chiefs? Packers with pretty much all their starters against the Chiefs with a quarterback that just joined the team 2 weeks ago? I don’t understand. The Packers have been destroying most teams every week. They had gone through the tough part of their schedule and had one away game left on their schedule, at Arrowhead. Trap game? Not sure if you can call it that. I can call it playing down to the level of your competition. A lot of dropped balls by the WR corp. Having watched sports for many, many moons, I’ve learned that no matter who you are playing, if you enter the 4th quarter with a close game when you should be up by a lot, all bets are off. Pride kicks in? Ask the Trojans a few years ago when the Bruins ruined their National title hopes. This was going to be a perfect season for the Packers, capped off by a Superbowl victory. Hasn’t been done since those wretched Dolphins. Now we have to hear about how Mercury Morris and his cronies popped a bottle of champagne. Tom Brady and his bunch could’ve done it a few years ago but Eli and company took him down. Great win for the Chiefs though. Not sure why they can’t play like this every week? The problem with this win is that it will probably get interim coach Romeo Cronell the job, which is not what the Chiefs need. Oh well, it is nice to play spoiler though.
What a game today against the Chargers! Ok, maybe it wasn’t that pretty of a game but it went to overtime and in the wee minutes of the extra period, Tim Tebow, the prophet, marches his followers down the field and puts his team in a position to win it with a field goal… and they do. I’m not hear to talk about the Xs and Os of the game. I’m here to say one thing: Tell John Elway and John Fox to get off the bandwagon. I’ve never, ever, in any sport, seen 2 guys high up in an organization VERBALLY and PUBLICLY throw one of their own under the bus week after week. Everyone has said that Tebow couldn’t make it as a starter in the league; how it was a mistake that the Broncos drafted him; how it was a mistake to bench Kyle Orton and then even release him. Well folks, here’s a slice of crow’s pie. Tebow is 5-1 in his last 6 starts and has put his team in a position to win the AFC West. The San Diego Chargers are out. The Kansas City Chiefs are out. If the Broncos defense led by Von Miller, Champ Bailey and Elvis Dummerville can continue doing what they do, this fairytale ride might not end as soon as you think. Next up for the Broncos, the struggling Vikings in Minnesota.
This is a clash of the titans… Battle for first place in the AFC and what might ultimately be the breaking point for home filed throughout the playoffs. It seems like it was just yesterday when the Steelers were getting their asses handed to them by the Ravens in the home opener. Well, fast forward to today and the Steelers have gone 4-1. Sure their wins have come against Seattle, Indy, Jacksonville, Tennessee, and Arizona, but a win’s a win. This week against the Pats will be the real test. The Steelers aren’t the same team they used to be. Their defense is banged up and the only test they’ve had this year was against Baltimore in week 1. Luckily for them, the Patriots defense is just as shitty, especially their secondary. But you can never count out the dynamic duo of Tom Brady and Wes Welker. Throw in the Hernandez and Gronkowski tight end combo and you have a passing offense that’s #1 in the league. If I had to bet on the game, I’d take the Steelers and the points. That’s right, the Steelers are dogs in their own house. But I’m taking them only because they’re at home. If this game was in Foxborough, the Pats would be favored by at least a TD.
Jeff Garcia, Donovan McNabb, Tony Romo just to name a few… Years and years after throwing his quarterbacks and coaches under the bus, after making it all about him, Terrell Owens is getting serve a piece of humble pie. Oh, “I’ve changed, really.” After undergoing knee surgery, T.O. put on a workout show yesterday in front of cameras in hopes of tricking an NFL team into signing him. I’m sure some NFL team will bite, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. I’m glad there were no scouts at the workout. The owners should band together and blackball this guy out of the league. And how sleazy is Drew Rosenhaus? Tip for Owen, when working out in front of cameras, don’t hunch over and look like you’re breathing out of your ass. T.O. will definitely go down as one of the top wideouts in the history, definitely a first ballot hall of famer. But at the age of 37, this guy has burned way too many bridges.
I never thought that I would use “lock of the week” and Detroit Lions in the same sentence but after the way they’ve been playing this year, I’m intrigued. They have the best receiver in Calvin Johnson and a streaking quarterback in Matt Stafford. I love Ndamukong Suh (if that’s how you spell his name). He’s probably the best DT in the league. It took years of losing and losing but the Motor City finally has something to cheer about. As for them ‘boys, they’re a bad Monday night opener from being 3-0. Sure Romo’s banged up but there’s something magical happening with this team that I haven’t seen in years. Dez Bryant is hurt and the running game is struggling but Romo’s got this team believing. That and having Demarcus Ware on your D isn’t bad either. Take the Cowboys with the points, they’re 1 point favorites.
We are 3 weeks into the NFL season (actually 2 1/2) and tell me it hasn’t been the best season in ages!!! I wish there was a lockout every year if these are the kinds of results we are getting. Without further ado, my lock of the week comes in teh Jasckonville Jaguars at the Carolina Panthers game. The Panthers are 4 point favorites, and if Cam Newton keeps throwing for 400+ yards every week, there’s no way he continues losing. Playing at home against a nasty (and by nasty I mean bad) Jaguars team, look for big Cam to get his first win and flash that million dollar smile. I hate to say it, but I was wrong about this kid. Sure it’s only been 2 weeks, but throwing for this many yards in 2 games is impressive. He’s better than Vince Young, better than Jamarcus Russell and after a few years in the league, my guess is he’ll be probably a rich man’s Donovan McNabb. Still not a fan of the scrambling quarterback but this guy is big and can run over defenses. We’re still going to have to see what kind of brain he has on his shoulders but I’m gonna give Cam the benefit of the doubt. As for this weekend’s games, head over to DocSports.com where they have all your updated NFL lines. You can thank me later for the making you richer!!!
I thought that after quitting in the NFC Championship game last year and taking all that heat, Jay Cutler would learn something. I guess not. Cutler completed 9 passes to players not named Forte in the entire game. He lost aa fumble and finished teh game with a 67 qb rating. As I’m watching him play, it seems to me like this guy is the biggest crybaby ever. he blames every incomplete pass or mistake on everyone but himself. “My line isn’t giving me enough time in the pocket.” “My recievers aren’t holding onto the ball.” “They’re not running the right route.” Did you see this guy all by himself in the 3rd quarter? There wasn’t a teammate within 15 yards of him on the sideline. Cutler is not a winner. OK, I’ll say it, he’s a loser. He’s talented, but he will not win a Superbowl ever. He has that Chris Webber aura. Too bad for the Bears, I actually respect the team and would have love to see them get a win for Urlacher’s mom who passed away this past week. But with Cutler on their roster, next to Philip Rivers, I love to see him lose.
Keep your head up for the love of god!
Alright, enough is enough. I know that Chad Johnson/Ochocinco is a diva. He’s probably on the downside of his career and will never put up big numbers like he did in his early days with the Bengals. But give the kid a break. His tweet of being in awe after “seeing” Tom Brady put up gaudy numbers over the weekend isn’t as bad as everyone is making it to be. Worst critic has been ex-Patriot now analyst Teddy Bruschi for ripping Chad. Sometimes, it seems that these announcers/ex-players miss being in the limelight and will do/say anything to get back into it. I’m not saying that Chad is innocent, but geez. Nobody on the Patriots has criticized him since the day he signed with them. I’m sure Ocho expected to get more than 1 reception, especially in a game where his QB threw for over 500 yards. Unfortunately, the Pats have a tough schedule this year with games against the Jets, Philly, San Diego, and Pittsburgh. I actually hope that Chad has a similar type season as Randy Moss did his first year with the Pats. Don’t think it will happen but who knows? At the very least, give the guy a chance to be part of the team.