Sunday, November 23, 2008

Manning and Harrison

Do the Colts look like the team that won a Super Bowl two years ago? No

Is Peyton Manning having a great season? No

Does Harrison come out of his routes like he use to? No

Are the Colts still a Super Bowl contender? Yes

Going into tonight's game against the Chargers, Manning had 17 TD's and 9 Int's. Not too impressive, but good enough. Those numbers (plus what he did tonight) have been enough to get them a 7-4 record. With Reggie Wayne alongside Marvin Harrison, Peyton Manning will always be Peyton Manning. It has taken them a little while to get completely healthy, but it's coming around at the right time. People should be ashamed for counting them out. Manning and Harrison will go into the Hall Of Fame, and they will be remembered as one of the greatest duo's in history. They are the Batman & Robin of the NFL. (The comic books not the Batman & Robin movie)

When they get to the playoffs, are you confident they will lose because they have lost a step? Or will that championship experience jump out at you? I don't know if the Colts will make it all the way, but they have as good of a chance as any team in the AFC. Manning and Harrison can keep this going as long as they want, and I hope they will.
P.S. I called what happened to McNabb and the Titans

Friday, November 21, 2008

Titans Fo Real Yo?

I think he wants another drink.

The Tennessee Titans might end up going 16-0. Going into the playoffs, it would seem that they are the team to beat in the AFC.

I don't feel as confident about them the way everyone else does. They have had a pretty soft schedule so far, but i give them credit for winning every game in front of them. They had some big wins against the Colts and Jaguars.

That defense is really good. I can't say it's the best though. They are around the top with teams like the Giants and Bucs.

Kerry Collins has been amazing so far. When their running game is stopped, he has delivered.

Does anyone think that is gonna last? When White and Johnson are running, they are pretty tough to beat. But the run game has already been stopped alot this season, and by lesser teams. Jeff Fisher is one of the better coaches in the league and I think that they will be competitive in every game because of him, but lets get serious about this.

Would you put money on it that they would beat Peyton Manning in the playoffs? How about those fiesty Patriots? What about the Jets and Brett Favre? I'm just saying that when the Titans can't run the ball in the playoffs, it will be trouble. All the teams I just mentioned will take advantage of them.

Would Vince Young change my mind about this? Probably not. Chances of them winning it all might get a little better because of his playmaking ability, but this team just doesn't have enough. They aren't the Ravens of years ago. They aren't the Bucs of years ago either. When they get some WR's and get that offensive line to play consistently...they will be the team that everyone thinks they are right now.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Donovan McNabb is Overrated!

If you turn on ESPN, listen to talk radio, or read your newspaper, all you will see is how everyone is drinking the McNabb kool-aid. Everyone thinks that Donovan McNabb is a game changer. With him in the lineup, they can't lose right?

In McNabb's career (which could be almost over after this year), he has accumulated these numbers.

  • 28,115 passing yards

  • 185 TD's and 87 INT's

  • 3000 rushing yards to go along with 25 rushing TD's

Do you know what kind of quarterbacks have those kind of numbers?

  • Mark Brunell has 31,826 passing yards. (More than McNabb) Brunell has rushed for 2,433 yards as well.

  • Trent Green passed for 28,256 yards.

  • Jeff Garcia has rushed for 25 TD's

I would've put Culpepper on that list but he had Randy Moss. These three quarterbacks are all very comparable to Donovan McNabb. Not much help around them, with good numbers.

McNabb has only had 3 seasons of over 20 TD's (his best with Terrell Owens). And to be completely honest, i can never remember McNabb leading his team to a victory in the last two minutes of a game. I do remember alot of games that McNabb blew though. (A monday night game against my Cowboys and the Super Bowl) Right now I could name 6 quarterbacks better than McNabb currently in the NFL.

  • Manning, Brady, Brees, Warner, Favre, Big Ben, Other Manning

McNabb is in the class with Romo, Pennington, Palmer, Cutler and Garcia.

He is a second tier quarterback. But when it is all over with, he will probably get into the Hall Of Fame because of how much everyone loves him. When in reality, he is nothing more than a 12 year quarterback that was never a winner. Terrell Owens, Brian Westbrook, Jim Johnson and Andy Reid made McNabb look really good. Puking with the game on the line and not knowing when overtime ends, make him look really bad.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Welcome back friend!

The Cowboys are 6-4. After listening to every damn person that put them in a box and poured dirt over it, I feel a sense of hope. I doubted the Cowboys organization, and I still doubt it a little bit.

A new feeling of hope is something i haven't felt in a while. (Since last years playoff game against the Giants) The injuries, coaching, signs of a desperate owner, missed seemed like it would never end.

It has ended for now. These next few weeks i will most likely be rejoicing the victories we will have against the 49ers and Seahawks.

Unless we lose one of those games, my hope will be alive.

December will be the defining moment of this team. (Which is saying alot after all the things that have happened so far)

The last four games will determine alot of things.

  1. Chances of going to/winning the postseason

  2. How long it will be until that son of a Bum is gone

  3. Romo as a leader

  4. If Jessica Simpson really is a curse

But all of that worry will have to wait until after Thanksgiving. Go Cowboys!