Monday, September 13, 2010
Week One Thoughts from the NFL
As we get set for the season premier of ESPN's Monday Night Football, here are some thoughts about Week 1 in the NFL.
* The call which screwed the Lions has got to be the dumbest rule in pro-football. Ok, it's #2, compared to the Brett Farve Rule that has been instated for future post-season games. The Count said it best: "If you cross the goal-line with the ball it is a fucking touchdown." Going for the all-or-nothing longball without making a first down attempt didn't help their cause at all, and neither did losing Matthew Stafford.
* The more things change, the more they stay exactly the same. Even when Oakland dumped JaMarcus "Ryan Leaf" Russell, picked up an average quarterback in Jason Campbell, and got some decent picks in the Draft this year, Raider Nation still witnessed the same team that's committed to sucking, as Chris Johnson and Vince Young smoked the Raiders 38-13. As Dennis Green would say, "They [Oakland Raiders] are who we thoguth they were!"
* Matt Schwab, Arian Foster and the Texans made a statement game against the Colts. Foster blew past the Colts for a team-record 231 yards and 3 TD's. Peyton put up some of the best #'s of his career (40-57, 433 yds, 3 TD) as the Colts run defense just looked like they had their thumbs stuck up their asses.
* Dallas...I don't even know where to start with this group. Tony Romo couldn't finish of a couple of promising drives. Dez Bryant dropping key passes. Alex Barron called for holding as Romo capped off what would have been a game-winning touchdown to Roy Williams with 03 seconds left in the game. That damn fumble recovery that went for a TD to finish the 1st half...Ugly game by Dallas, but a nice start for Donnovan McNabb who went 15-32 and 171 yards in his Redskins debut. Which leads me to...
* I know it's only one game, but from the look of Kevin Kolb's outing vs the Packers, it leads to believe just what the hell was Philadelphia was thinking when they have McNabb the boot? Granted, he wasn't the first choice of Philly fans, but performed consistently well in the regular season, led them to a Super Bowl appearance in 2004, and a couple of Conference title games while he was an Eagle.
Late edit from The Count: