Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It's Panic Time Cowboys Fans!!!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote that it's not time to panic. The Cowboys were 4-1 with a few little problems that could have easily been fixed.


At 4-3, it's still not time to completely give up. We're getting there though. Dallas has been outplayed by the Redskins, Bengals, Cardinals, and Rams. 2 of those teams shouldve been blwn out. It just proves what I said the day that the Cowboys announced the replacement for Bill Parcells.

Wade Phillips isn't a head coach. He is a great defensive coach, but can't be the leader of teh Cowboys. When there are no players that step up (Romo should step up vocally but doesn't) the coach has to squeeze everything he can out of a talented football team with no leader. Our defense looks puzzled in the secondary. The front four can't get any pressure, aside from Demarcus Ware. Our offense doesn't have any quick plays. No comeback routes, no quick slants. Nothing. Our offensive line blocks very well when they want to. On top of all of the problems, more problems get stacked on top.

Injuries to Romo, Newman, Williams (the safety), Hurd, Jones, Kosier, Watkins, Mcbriar...

I haven't seen any adversity these last few weeks. It has shown alot about this team, and these next two games will tell us if they have a chance to survive. Will they go down kicking and screaming? Or will they just go down?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Week 7 NFL Picks!!!

Last week I was 8-6. I did call the Rams upset though.

Chargers @ Bills - Tomlinson is looking better. I'm not drinking the Bills yet. Chargers Win

Saints @ Panthers - I wanna see this game badly. Panthers need to show life after a horrible game. Saints win

Vikings @ Bears - I don't know. Both offenses are terrible. I'll go with the Bears at home.

Steelers @ Bengals - Duh!!! Steelers

Titans @ Chiefs - Titans stay undefeated

Ravens @ Dolphins - Not much of an upset, but the Dolphins pull it out

49ers @ Giants - Eli Manning is the key to winning and losing. If he can keep the turnovers down, they will win easy. Giants win

Cowboys @ Rams - Everything points to the Rams winning. But i can't do it. Cowboys win barely

Lions @ Texans - Lions might go winless. Texans win

Colts @ Packers - Don't dismiss Peyton Manning. He still has alot of gas in the tank. Colts win

Jets @ Raiders - Jets win. Favre is on a high right now

Browns @ Redskins - Can the Browns win against the Giants and Redskins? Probably not. Redskins win

Seahawks @ Bucs - Bucs look great with Garcia and that defense. Bucs win

Broncos @ Patriots - Patriots bounce back. Patriots win

Friday, October 10, 2008

Week 6 NFL Picks!

Bears @ Falcons - Two teams that i'm not sold on, I'll give the edge to the Bears

Dolphins @ Texans - Texans came close last week, this week they will hold on. Texans win

Ravens @ Colts - Peyton Manning has to win this game. He will carry them. Colts win

Lions @ Vikings - I can't pick the lions ever again. Vikings win

Raiders @ Saints - Saints rebound from their horrible loss. Saints win

Bengals @ Jets - I'm on the Favre bandwagon. Jets win

Panthers @ Bucs - Gonna be a great game to watch. Panthers grind it out

Rams @ Redskins - Upset time. Rams will show that the Redskins aren't the team everyone thinks they are. Rams win

Jags @ Broncos - Neither defense has played that well. Broncos will put up more points though

Cowboys @ Cardinals - As a Cowboys fan, I don't know how they will react to everything that has happened recently. The Cowboys are a better team though. Cowboys win, but I wouldn't be suprised if it was a different outcome.

Eagles @ 49ers - Eagles win

Packers @ Seahawks - Seahawks are a different beast at home. They pull it out at the end

Patriots @ Chargers - Chargers must win, and i think they'll do so

Giants @ Browns - Giants are a complete football team right now. Giants slaughter

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

It's ok Cowboys fans!!! Calm Down!!!

Is there a such thing as a horrible 4-1 team? Span that out to an entire season and the team is 12-4, think that won't be good enough for the playoffs? Everybody just needs to step back and take a deep breath. Look at the calender. There are still 11 games left on the schedule. Sure the Cowboys aren't playing their best ball, but they keep pulling it out. How has being really good at the beginning of the season helped us the last two years? It's all about December and January. Right now we look like the Giants did last year, and the Giants look the way we did last year. Although it's not time to give up, there are some things the Cowboys need to work on.

  • Pass Rushing - We might have 14 sacks, but that number is deceptive. Alot of garbage time sacks, very few that meant anything during the game. We need to get better pressure with our front four so that our cornerbacks aren't chasing someone for 10 seconds.

  • Secondary - Possibly the best secondary on paper. Once Newman gets completely healthy, they should start creating some turnovers. Pacman has really shown how much he has progressed during the Bengals game. If Anthony Henry hadn't blown two coverages, I don't know if the Bengals would've had a touchdown.

  • Run Blocking - Marion Barber is doing all he can. He is taking a beating and still giving it all he has. The offensive line needs to keep blocking just a little bit longer and harder. Felix Jones is faster, so the offensive line loves to block for him because they don't have to try as hard. That needs to be fixed.

  • Get Felix Jones the Ball - Felix has 244 yards on 27 carries. He's that explosive. If he doesn't touch the ball at least 15 times a game, you're taking away what he does best. He has the potential to be a Reggie Bush type back, without the fumbles.

  • Tough Skin - This team needs to show that all of this circus stuff isn't getting to them, but it might be. If it is, they need to not let it show. Hopefully Romo will become a leader. If not, we might have to wait just like the Colts did.