Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Week 6

Ouch. This was a really rough week. Quite a few upsets in my mind. Ones that I did not see coming haha.

Browns Upset New York 35-14

Really didn't see this coming. The Giants have looked really good so far this year. Derek Anderson and Braylon Edwards finally had the games they were looking for. The Browns just straight up played better than the Giants.

Chargers beat New England 30-10

Not really an upset here. Both teams needed the win and everyone knew it was going to be a pretty good game, but this was a big win for the Bolts. I thought the game would go New Englands way but Philip Rivers had a great game and the Chargers were just clicking on both sides of the ball. The Pats really need to figure everything out fast or they wont have a chance...their clock is slipping because the

Jets beat the Bengals 26-14.

Favre I think is one of the best things that could have happened to the Jets. Does anyone really think that Chad could have done this well with the Jets? They would have a losing record again compared to the 3 win 2 loss season they have now. Sure it was just the 0 and 6 Bengals, but I seriously believe that the Bengals are a better team than the are showing right now.

Speaking about Chad, the Dolphins lost by one to the Texans 29-28.

Now that the Texans finally have their first win, watch for a small charge by them. They aren't good enough to get to the playoffs, but I think that they could get to .500 if they try hard enough. And how about the game Schuab had? 22 for 42 for 379 yards. Sure you will more than likely have a good game as a quarterback if you throw that many passes, but i think 379 is pretty impressive since the Texans aren't that good.

Colts 31 Ravens 24

What is happening to the Ravens. They were looking so good earlier in the season, and now there is a huge drop off. The Colts are coming starting to come back to the team we all know, but still...poor Ravens.

Packers 21 Seahawks 17

Mike is really going out on top isn't he? He can't really help it. He has about half his starters going and a back up quarterback named Charlie Frye. When your quarterback only throws for 83 yards and your running back only runs for 44 yards, it is EXTREAMLY hard to win.

Vikings 12 Lions 10

This game showed how much Brad Childress needs to go. Last week he blamed the loss of the punter and this week on AD. Sure a running back shouldn't fumble, but any coach would take those fumbles to have Peterson. It of course could never be because they have the worst coach in the NFL...not at all. Gus and Berrian both had great games.

Saints 34 Raiders 3

I thought this would be a much better game. The Raiders have so much potential to be a good team, but they can't do it without knowing who their coach is. Al Davis is a moron. He needs to go like Matt Millen needed to leave the lions. In the Saints defense, Drew Brees is a beast.

Falcons 22 Bears 20

I was only off by one point in this game WOO HOO. It was also 1 of the only 3 games I got right. The last second play showed why Matt Ryan will be fine in this company. And what a catch by Jenkins, even if it shouldn't be complete according to Arthur Blank(Falcon's owner). Roddy White is making this learning season of Ryan's easy. Atlanta is looking great...I'd be scared if I would have to face them in the playoffs(like they should be).

Bucs 27 Panthers 3

This is another game I thought would be better. I had the feeling the Bucs would win but not by this much.NFC South beware...both teams are doing really well, and it should just be interesting to see how both team's seasons play out.

Eagles 40 Niners 26

I thought this would be another wider-margined game than it was. Everyone knew the Eagles were going to win, and they did in pretty convincing fasion, but they just don't seem like the dominating team they were in the beginning of the season.

Cardinals 30 Dallas 24(OT)

Who woulda thunk the Cards would be 4 and 2. Not me. Who also would have though that they would be the Cowboys? Nobody. Now with Tony Romo and Felix Jones out for a little while, who thinks they will be the force they were last year(at least for the Romo-less stretch)? Nobody.

Jacksonville 24 Denver 17

Jacksonville got themselves up to .500 and the Broncos just hit a bump in the road. Michael Pittman stepped up big when they needed him, but it just wasn't quite enough. The reason it wasn't quite enough? Because MJD was just too much for the Broncs.

Rams 19 Redskins 17

I was way off on this game. I expected the Redskins to do great against the lowly Rams, but maybe the coaching change was what the Rams needed. Or maybe it was just a fluke. We shall see later in the year...

All I have left to say is I REALLY hope the prediction for next week games goes better...and I'm sure they well... I will probably be back after all the trades go through by 4pm eastern time.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Week 6 quick

So I just wanted to say that I pretty much sucked at life this week. I'll have the rundown probably tomarrow, but just wanted to point out that I have NEVER been as wrong as I have this week.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

something you all should check out(not so much a sports thing but kind of)

It is no shocker that I am a huge fan of ESPN. It might be a shock that I am an even bigger fan of Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (aka Lil Wayne). I am one of the whitest guys you will ever know besides my musical tastes(even then there is a lot of whiteness in it haha). Well Weezy has been doing blogs on ESPN for a lil while and I really think you should check the newest one out. He really is knowledgeable in the area of sports. He knows his stuff. He's an avid Packers fan(which gives me more respect for him, although, who doesn't like the Pack besides the people like Viking fans and bear fans and lions fans and ect...) Go check it out. Here is the link.


I know you will like it. It is very well done and heck, it's lil wayne talking sports, so it's a win win situation.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Kiffin/Russell story

Just a short one today. Here is a story for you to read from profootballtalk.com (one of my favorite websites. They have stuff posted before anyone else!)

Posted by Mike Florio on October 9, 2008, 11:04 a.m. EDT

That sound you hear in the distance is every laser printer in the Raiders organization spitting out a cease and desist letter.
Amazingly, fired Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin has been contacting quarterback JaMarcus Russell. With coaching advice.
For example, Kiffin called Russell on Monday night to discuss the Saints’ defense. The Raiders play in New Orleans on Sunday.
He just called and talked to me about their defense, things he would do if he was here,” Russell said, according to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times. “So, really, nothing changed.”
And it wasn’t an isolated incident.
“He has got a lot of off time on his hands,” Russell said, “so he would pay attention to the defense I would have to go up against. He leaves me a text message or a voice mail here or there.”
There’s no way that this chapter of the Davis vs. Kiffin feud ends well. The Raiders have coaches in place to tell Russell how to do his job. Kiffin is no longer one of them. Regardless of whether you’re in the pro-Raiders or anti-Raiders camp, Kiffin needs to keep his nose out of the situation.
The same theory applies in any other workplace in the world. Once an employee has been fired — especially when that employee had a key role in the organization — the employee should not be calling up his past subordinates with advice on how to do their jobs.
Though the Raiders are currently as dysfunctional as a pro sports franchise west of Detroit can get, a responsible organization would take swift and decisive action to bring all communication between the current quarterback and former head coach to an end.

I see nothing wrong with this. Kiffin still is taking an interest in the development in Russell and i believe there is no difference with that and high school or college coaches giving advice. It seems like Kiffin, who I am a big fan of, is just pointing out stuff that the coaches might not catch in game film or that the coaches have caught, told JaMarcus to pay extra attention to it. It doesn’t seem like he is telling Russell to blow off his coaches and listen to him. He is still taking interest in the team and Russell and it will only help him and the Raiders in the long run. They have an extra pair of eyes watching the games of their opponents and them. Nothing wrong with what he is doing at all. He isn’t working for another team so it isn’t tampering. This story has me kind of mad because it's a total over reaction on all the reporters part. I guarantee that as soon as Al Davis finds out, it will be more anti-kiffin propaganda spewing out of his wrinkly face. I am not a fan of Al's what so ever. I'm done with my rant. haha. Have a nice day. I'll write again soon.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Week 6 pre-games

So, since I really haven't posted much lately, I'm going to have a nice long post. I will be going over and giving my thoughts on each game this week with a score. Will I be right with the scores? Highly doubtful but I'm going to give it a shot anyway.

Ravens @ Colts:

Should be an interesting game. You look at it and say "easy win for the Ravens"(at least that's what I thought). The more I got to thinking though, it should really be a good game. It seems like maybe the Colts offense is starting to pick it up a little and maybe, just maybe the defense is getting better. It's a stretch I know, but if I'm right, it should be a close game

Ravens over the Colts 24-21

Lions @ Vikings

I'd like to say this will be a good game, but not even close. The Lions defense is pretty non existent and that goes for the offense too. It is quite sad that the Lions have 2 great receivers that can't really prove themselves. Everyone knows Roy Williams is quality, but nobody really knows about Calvin Johnson. He has showed bursts, but he also hasn't had a good quarterback for a while. Matt Millen really messed them up. With the Lions D being as bad as it is, AD will run all over them and Gus will throw all over the field. Won't be a game worth watching unless you have AD on your team to see him make a run at the 300 yard mark(hopefully since I am one of those guys).

Vikings 45 Lions 14

Raiders @ Saints

Could be another interesting game. the Raiders(mostly Al Davis) is trying to show that they don't need Lane Kiffin and that Davis can actually put together a good team, and I think that they could be a good team. Great? no. But good. That said, Al is a horrible owner that sticks himself way too far into the coaching. Until he stops that, they won't reach their potential. They have OK wide receivers(nothing special), a good quarterback with great potential, and 2 stellar running backs. But when the owner is showing his coaches no job security, it is more the coach coaching for his job and not coaching to make the team better. I think that Drew Brees and is crew will have a pretty good game, which will give them the W. The Raiders won't go down easy though.

Saints 31 Raiders 21

Bengals @ Jets

The Jets defense is horrible...hideous at times. They have been lucky that in the wins, the offense has really stepped up. That has to change, especially with these Bengals. "They are 0 and 5 though" is what you are thinking, right? Well mark my words, the Bengals are still a dangerous team with a defense that just is struggling like they have for a while now. It is that reason that they haven't won. One of these games the defense will step up HUGE and they will win a game or a few. They just have to get something to build on. That said, two horrible defenses and 2 pretty good offenses will make this game an offensive battle with the team who has the best defense winning. In my mind, that will be the Jets, but it should be a good game.

Jets 34 Bengals 27

Panthers @ Bucs

Should be a competitive game. I really don't know who will win because they are 2 very evenly matched teams. Good receivers, good quarterbacks, although it sounds like Jeff Garcia will start which is good for the Bucs because he will be trying to win his job back. Just because of that I am giving it to the Bucs by a slim margin.

Bucs 27 Panthers 20

Rams @ Redskins

Horrible game unless you have Jason Campbell, Chris Cooley, Clinton Portis, or any other Redskin on your fantasy team. This will be a bad year for the Rams. I also think that Jim Haslett is not the right guy for the job. Too much of a wreck.

Skins 45 Rams 3

Dolphins @ Texans

Reliant Stadium seems like a wreck still from what players said last week. Doesn't matter in this game though. The Texans don't have a quality quarterback. Or offense. Or defense. Steve Slayton should be on a better team. He is too good for the Texans. Dolphins are on fire and are a force to reckon with. With that said, the Fins won't kill them, but they will win.

Fins 34 Texans 27

Bears @ Falcons

Home field advantage for the Falcons will be the name of this game. The Bears are doing pretty well and so are the Falcons. Should be a much better game then the Falcons Packer game last week. I'm saying last second field goal wins it or maybe a touchdown, but I'm going to stick with a 3 point win for the Falcons. Plus I like Matt Ryan.

Falcons 23 Bears 20

Jags @ Broncos

Umm, what to say about this game. Jay Cutler is better than David Garrard and also had better options even with Scheffler out for the game. I doubt Royal will start either. Even with them out, it will be the Ponies game. The Jags are in a rough spot right now.

Ponies 34 Kats 27

Dallas @ Cardinals

Should be a pretty good game. The Cardinals are still good without Boldin. The 'Boys are still the 'Boys. Just because of Romo, Barber, Jones, and their solid offense they will win. They Cowboys are too good to lose this game.

Cowboys 42 Cardinals 35

Eagles @49ers

Not even a game

Eagles 35 Niners 10

Packers @ Seahawks

With Rodgers having a bad shoulder(although it didn't really affect him), and the running game not working, it could be an ugly game. If the Seahawks can get the run game going like they want to, and against the Packers you can, it will be an ugly game. Plus the Seahawks have that amazing crowd that they have. If it was in Lambeau I would give it to the Packers, but this game will be Seattle's.

Seahawks 34 Packers 24

Patriots @ San Diego

Both of these teams are better than they are playing. San Diego is beat up and their O-Line is horrendous. Chambers is probably out, LT is beat up. The D just isn't what it has been. It will be a better game than the score shows.

Pats 35 Bolts 23

Giants @ Browns

The Browns are looking horrible right now. Edwards just isn't doing anything, and Anderson isn't what he was last year. The only thing keeping them in games is the semi good defense they have. The Giants are on fire. Eli Manning is doing better than his brother right now and the whole team is just clicking. Jeremy Shockey was the piece that hurt them for a few years. Now there is no player yelling because he isn't getting the ball and the Giant's defense is playing great as well. Will they stumble, yes. But not in this game.

Giants 30 Browns 17


Bills, Steelers, Titans, Chiefs

There are some ugly games this week and then there are some games that have the chance to be really really good games. We shall see how right I am, but I truly believe what I said and I will stand by it. Any questions, leave a comment and I will answer them. Otherwise have a great weekend! I should do more posting, but just leaving it early!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Week 5/Thoughts

So, I'm feeling lazy today, so I will just touch on a few things. First off, the Texans really are as bad as people think. They were ahead by what....14? They still couldn't pull out the win against a struggling Colts team. The giants are 4 and 0 thanks to them being a complete team, that without Shockey still there isn't really a "give me the ball" guy. There are no negative distractions, and they are in the zone. Good for them! The Packers are exactly what I thought they were...NOT the same team from last year. Aaron Rodgers just doesn't have the leadership qualities or the big play making abilities that Favre has(or depending on what you see had). He is a decent starting quarterback that hopefully will grow and become the quarterback that the Packers want him to be. I do have to applaud him for showing that he can play with a shoulder injury. I think he has gotten more respect from all the fans and the media. Miami is a team to look out for in the future(even this year). They are a dangerous team that is finding their place. Chad Pennington was a great pick up for them. He isn't the best quarterback, but he is solid. He is definately not a big play guy but thats not what the Dolphins needed. They needed someone who could just complete a 5 to 10 yard consistantly, and thats what they got. Now that they have a quarterback, Ronnie Brown can finally do his thing. There are a few teams who are in trouble when they shouldn't be including the Packers, Colt, Bolts, and the Pats. Matt Cassel is a good enough quarterback to where they should be doing SO much better. Chargers are now in a MUST win situation compared to the must win situation. The AFC is so good that they are quickly falling behind. AND HOW ABOUT THEM REDSKINS!!! I've been waiting for years for my "watch the redskins. They will be good" statements to pay off and this year it is!

So those are just a few of my thoughts. Let me know what you think.