No announcement yet.

My week seven opnions

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • My week seven opnions

    I used to write a lot of stuff, and I am actually a semi trained Journalist but work and other commitments have prevented me from writing much, but now I'm making an effort.

    Hope you all like.

    Rookie Watch

    Tim Crowder

    Big shout out to Tim Crowder who helped the Denver Broncos struggle and scrap their way to victory over a very strong Pittsburgh steelers unit with a 50 yard fumble recovery for a touchdown. Some of the play was certainly luck, but to Crowder’s credit he was in the right place, at the right time and fought hard to get his frame into the end zone. The defensive TD proved to be a catalyst in the game and helped fire Denver to a win. Not bad for a player with just one tackle so far this year.

    Greg Olsen

    Greg Olsen seems to be coming into his own as a receiver catching four passes in the Bears’ come from behind win against Philadelphia. With the impressive defense, Devin Hester, and the ever continuing quarterback discussion Olsen’s play has been largely overlooked the last few weeks. It shouldn’t have been as he has been impressive; especially coming up with big catches at big times to help out his team.

    Best Performance

    Kenny Watson

    When I saw his stat line today my question was “who dey?”

    Some veritable unknown 6th year bloke from Cincinnati had a day he’ll probably remember for the rest of his career. Against the New York Jets he amassed 157 Total yards and three touchdowns. For an unknown guy to steal the spotlight from the biggest ego in the NFL and lead a team, seemingly ready to implode, to victory is a truly special event. Sure the Jets aren’t exactly a steel curtain on defense (28th against the run) but Kenny Watson isn’t LT. For a guy who’ll be forgotten in a week or two to gash a defense this badly is almost unheard of, I hope he savored every carry.

    The NFC South

    Is there a harder division to call in the NFL? While Atlanta struggles away and New Orleans fights to find their feet Tampa Bay and Carolina quietly have quite a battle brewing for the divisional title. Tampa Bay faltered big time against Detroit and may have forced themselves into a slug fest for the division heading into the second half of the season.

    Carolina has a game in hand and will be facing the formidable Indianapolis Colts next week in a game Peyton will personally be looking forward to (the Panthers are the only team he’s never beaten). Should the Panthers lose they’ll still be equal with Tampa in the division. Making the remaining games all the more tense for both teams.

    Adrian Peterson

    First of all, let me say that I have never been one to buy into his hype. I have always been a member of the school of thought that believed good running backs grow on trees, and many of the “elite” (note: not all) are simply above average runners being productive in an extremely advantageous system.

    After watching the Minnesota game this morning, my opinion has truly changed, All Day is a monster. The thing I noticed though is that a lot of his production doesn’t come from his impressive size and speed, it comes because of his on field awareness, patience and vision. He takes great angles, finds the right hole and then decides to hit people for extra yards.

    He was picked in the top ten and I still think he was a complete steal.

    Coaches Losing Sleep

    Andy Reid

    McNabb says he is back at full strength and Westbrook has been having one of his better years, but the offense is still faltering. Reid can’t make the players play any better and he can’t play defense, but the Eagles need to find a way to win. The city of Philly probably won’t take mistakes lightly and today’s loss against Chicago shouldn’t have happened, especially with the defensive line that Reid and Co is supposed to have built over the past few years with all those first round picks.

    The worst decision of the day was not kicking to Devin Hester, sure he’s the best return man in the NFL, probably ever. But, you don’t give your opponent an extra fifteen yards on every change of possession out of fear. These hidden yards are what coaches lose sleep over and more often than not lose games through giving up points late in the second and fourth quarter. Devin Hester is to be respected, but not feared. This is football Reid, don’t be such a wimp.

    Players losing sleep

    Tavaris Jackson

    How long will Childress stick with a QB who only completes six passes a game. That’s one pass every ten minutes… I like Tavaris Jackson, he seems like a good guy, and god knows not many people try harder, but let’s be realistic here. That defensive line is getting older and there’s a lot of young talent on the offensive side of the ball. With both Brooks Bollinger and the more bankable Kelly Holcombe on the roster one has to ponder how long he sticks with the embattled youngster and continues to ignore the at least acceptable passers on the roster.

    Rex Grossman

    He’s got to be wondering “what the hell am I going to do next year?”

    Lawrence Maroney

    He’s got to be asking himself, “how am I going to hit my stat bonus with six carries a game?”


    Tom Brady

    I’ve long been a huge Peyton Manning lover, I’ve actually thought of him as not only the greatest QB in the game today, but probably of all time. In fact the Super Bowl win cemented it for me, until now.

    Throughout his period of dominance Manning has always had an awesome supporting cast. Not only has he had the best receiving tandem in the league, but also a good stable of tight ends, running backs and a strong offensive line. To top it off, he’s been he’s been able to call his own plays.

    Tom Brady on the other hand has always been a trooper, yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir, while throwing to average receivers with a team of good, but not great running backs. Now however, he’s been given a ridiculous set of weapons. A top ten tight end, a perfect receiving trio, a stable running back and a wall for an offensive line. What’s he done? Had the best start to the season of any quarterback ever.

    Right now he’s on pace to throw for sixty-one touchdowns, and no, that’s not a typo. Analysts think his numbers will drop off with the temperature but in the last three years he’s thrown thirty-six TD passes in the first half of the season and forty in the second half. That is to say, as a whole, he’s thrown more passes when it gets colder.

    Jeff Garcia

    At the beginning of the year I wrote a short article talking about Gruden’s intelligence when it came to starting Gannon in Oakland and that history would repeat with Garcia. Looks like I was right. Gannon and Garcia are pretty similar players, both mobile, accurate, smart and veteran. He’s not exactly a long term solution, but with an aging defense and a lack of play makers on offense he needed a QB to be perfect for the team now, and that’s exactly what he got.

    Final Notes

    I just want to mention receivers Ike Hilliard and Amani Toomer. These two combined on the weekend to get twelve receptions for one hundred and twenty eight yards two touchdowns. These guys are never mentioned with the better players in the league and in my opinion never get the respect they deserve. Instead we hear about Chad Johnson crying because he didn’t get a chance to wear a stupid jacket or smile his gold grill at the camera, instead sports writers and ESPN should be mentioning these guys. They go out every week, run perfect routes, never drop passes and generally act like normal people. Big Props to these guys who’ve been consistently two of the better receivers in the league.

    Thanks guys

  • #2
    Monday night may or may not be added on later, see how I feel tomorrow lol.


    • #3
      Great write-up man. I can't find anything I don't agree with.

      RIP ST


      • #4
        Superbly written, thoughtful, and insightful. A great article.

        Beastly sig by BoneKrusher

        Super Bowl XLIV Champions
        WHO DAT!


        • #5
          Laurence is hurt and reason he probably even played was because Morris was out.Why play him a lot in a meaningless game?


          • #6
            It was meant as a joke ;)


            • #7
              Ike Hilliard while extremely solid and at this point overlooked, never really lived up to his hype. He was a top 10 pick for the Giants coming out of Florida. He was always a great guy to have on the team and always caught the tough ball over the middle that other guys would alligator arm, which led to a lot of injuries for him, but never became that elite receiver you are looking for when picking one that high. But you are right, both him and Toomer are stand up guys who most any team would love to have.


              • #8
                Your hatred of ocho cinco is inspiring. While I love Amani, if he started stealing cj's press that'd be wrong. Chad Johnson is one of the best receivers in the game and he's a guy who gets the fans behind this team, and with that defense they could use not only a 12th man but also a 13th and 14th.


                • #9
                  Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Chad say he was done with the antics until his team became decent again?


                  • #10
                    Greg Olsen isn't getting attention because of our defense? Pssh....our defense has been terrible this year.

                    Anyway, Olsen is playing very well, as is Hester on offense. Our passing game is the second best part of the team right now after special teams. Let that one sink in.

                    And I agree about not kicking to Hester. If we start with the ball on the 40 every play I'll take that all day. It keeps Hester healthy and fresh to come in on offense.

                    Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.


                    • #11
                      How did you get that opinion of AD after this last game where the Cowboys held him in check for all of 63 yards? Last week after 280+ yards, I could understand... but this week? He was mortal.


                      • #12
                        Well I still wouldnt kick to Hester, id rather let the Bears start at the 40 and see how the defense holds up at first, if you kick to Hester 3 times a game, odds are very high he makes you pay for one...or I guess you could try squib kicks...

                        But I think it should be noted how Hester looks to be developing at wr, he looks more polished then tedd ginn out there, and he may actually have a true position now...his hands look pretty solid, and he is a threat you have to pay attention to especially if he learns to get incorporated in the passing game 100%

                        Originally posted by Scott Wright
                        I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.


                        • #13
                          Ted Ginn wishes he were Devin Hester. Yet, Hester was taken in round 2 and Ginn went at #10...


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Shiver View Post
                            Ted Ginn wishes he were Devin Hester. Yet, Hester was taken in round 2 and Ginn went at #10...
                            Ginn went at #9. :)
                            The whole world loves neophyte athletic tight end Jimmy Graham from Miami with the 95th pick. "Best pick in the draft,'' one AFC coach told me. "Give him time, and in that offense, he'll be better than [Jeremy] Shockey by the start of next year.''

                            “We know that no matter the adversity, be it the lockout, be it the suspension or be it a hurricane, our men will pull together and defend the honor of this city. We’ve shown we’ve been able to do that.” - Jabari Greer


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
                              How did you get that opinion of AD after this last game where the Cowboys held him in check for all of 63 yards? Last week after 280+ yards, I could understand... but this week? He was mortal.
                              I didn't see the Chicago game, I saw him play the cowboys, that's why. Even the best players can struggle at times when they get no support. AD at least showed me something before 9 men engulfed him.



                              Debug Information