bobalou Posts:4959 Followers:144
On 10/24/2011 09:47 AM in NFL

My Monday Morning Thoughts

Wow As if the NFL couldn't get much crazier! It may just be me but: this has to be one of the weirdest NFL season's I've watched in a while. Starting with - no Payton Manning to Detroit starting off 5 - 0 to coaches fighting or getting hurt on the sidelines.

We've seen Kids we've watched in College (as recently as last year) go out and Kick some NFL Butt to the surprise of everyone (maybe not win but win on a personal level excel - exp: Cam - gotta admit I was one of the few that believed in him from the start however) and we've seen some go out and struggle and yet prevail - exp: Tim Tebow. (I loved the young man in college and still can't believe he was so wild in his passing yesterday... announcers and analysts all seemed to expect it but I was a little shocked. Guess I lived with my head in a cloud when he was at Florida. But I wasn't shocked in Tebow's desire and push to win. However he was losing to what I think is one of the worst teams out there right now and if it hadn't been for the last 2 minutes of the game what a horrible game it would of been and what a disaster of a start for Tebow).

I don't remember ever watching so many rookie or almost rookie QBs starting in the NFL. AND INJURIES... WOW I know there are always a lot of them but this year seems worse with more serious injuries happening. Do you think it was due to lack of conditioning and lack of the pre-season/mini camps due to the lock-outs? I have to think yes at least to some degree.

Capping NFL has always been hard but this year seems such a struggle for me...We see teams losing and also winning that on paper or at the start of the season we thought would never happen. Yesterday we had scores ranging from Cleve/Seattle's 6 - 3 ( and it wasn't a Huge defensive battle - just lousy playing in my humble opinion) to N.O./Indy's 62 -7. OK granted I excepted N.O. to win, considering Indy's situation this year, but I didn't expect that kind of a blow out. We watched what I think is a very good team in Green Bay - Barely get by what I think is a mediocre team at best in Minnesota. Houston wallops Tenn, KC wallops Oakland and so on... I suppose the only one that really didn't shock me was Dallas walloping St. Louis.

But what happens next and why? Are teams just leveling out? Are we at the end of the recent years of super-stars and the new ones just not that good? The past couple weeks it seems like people aren't getting excited anymore unless the coaches are fighting or a rookie takes the field.

As I stated,,, What a strange season we are having. Just my Monday Morning thoughts.... You guys have any?



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bobalou Posts:4959 Followers:144
10/24/2011 09:55 AM

OH and on an added note.... What's this about expanding to having teams over-seas... While I am sure it's great for the countries to have the games played there and I see no reason not to during off season or pre-season but personally I think we need to keep the NFL right here - FOR LOTS of REASONS.



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jimmythegreek Posts:10720 Followers:376
10/25/2011 10:06 AM

Linesmakers are beginning to make things a lot more challenging for the handicappers and week 7 was the first for most to finally take note. Kansas City's 28-0 win over Oakland was without an injured Jason Campbell. Kyle Boller threw three first half picks and it seemed like forever since Carson Palmer threw a pass, so by the time Oakland could catch up the game was already over before it started. If you noticed there were 6 games on the docket with the spread listed a field goal or less.

I didn't expect 62 points but I'm not shocked New Orleans destroyed Indianapolis because you sensed that the Saints were due to make a statement especially after lackluster play away from the dome. The Colts had showed some solid effort in their losses but were walking into a ticking timebomb Sunday night. Brees and company simply took advantage.

Minnesota rallied beyond a medicore but competitive Ponder and backdoored Green Bay, but the Vikings around the rookie will have something to build on for the future especially when you have Adrian Peterson in the backfield. Great comeback by Tebow and company, as Denver scores 15 points in the final 2:30 only to keep Miami winless in OT and possibly sealing the final nail in Sparano's coffin.

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