- Jun 15, 2009
Alpe d'Huez said:Who says running is dead in this league (or should be).
Yeah which idiot says this? .... (me? )
Alpe d'Huez said:FG or not, props to Prater for breaking the record at 64 yards
That one was nice. I am not against kicking. Just hate those kicks on short 4th downs by afraid coaches. Now they had to go for it all the time (even Reid had too, when his 22 assistants finally got to him, telling it´s a higher chance to convert than kick a FG in the snow). It was fun all the way.
Alpe d'Huez said:Looks like Gronk is out for the season with a torn ACL, so maybe the Pats will...
I think the same. We all know how bad NE offense looked w/o him the first couple of weeks...
Alpe d'Huez said:So, are the Saints really that good at home? Or are the Seahawks really that good at home?
It´s a mix of everything. Since Y/PP is down 1 (!!) yard between home/dome and away/grass, my theory is that hi-octane-passing-dome teams have more trouble to display their strenghts away than for example average/bad offense (they $uck wherever they play anyway).
BTW, since forever the Y/R hovers around 4, no matter if indoors, cold, outside, turf, moon...
Alpe d'Huez said:What was Dennis Allen thinking in Oakland?
What has he done?
Alpe d'Huez said:I'm starting to think that Mike Shanahan, who made threats of walking out (did he?!), may be done in Washington.
I think so too. I expect his firing no later than tomorrow... Remeber the Shan discussion? He´s a 50/50 coach w/o Elway. Wayyy overated. And now he gave away the future of WAS...
Alpe d'Huez said:Everyone remember when Eli was drafted, and such a hot pick by teams hoping to get the next Peyton Manning, that Eli and daddy refused to play in San Diego, so the Chargers traded him, and ended up with Rivers. Well, guess what, Eli has never beaten Rivers. And it was night and day watching them play each other yesterday.
Eli the INT king. The two time SB winner. He is the living proof that QBs get too much credit for winning and too much for losing. If we look at the numbers, we know that for example Kurt Warner is lightyears ahead of him, even tough having one ring less. BTW, the year they played with the same team, it was no match. KW beat him hard everywhere (Y/A 7.4 vs 5.3, Rate 87 vs 56, completion percentage 63 vs 48). When I made the QB/back-up stats I seldom saw such stark differences when both QBs had 200 or more pass-play-snaps. But they benched him b/c the mega investment had to play in favour of a allegedly washed up QB.
Thanks Merckx. The NYG are officially out.
Now only one undeserving team is still standing: The Baltimore Giants. Hope they get clobbered out of contention the next couple of weeks...