As noted before, I’m a huge fan of the NFL draft – but it’s way too soon to predict, with any semblance of accuracy, what will actually happen. This is what I came up with instead. (Find Part One here)
17. New York Jets – With the 17th pick, the Jets have selected: A designated scapegoat. Literally, they drafted some guy off of the street for the sole purpose of blaming all of their problems on him. Genius move – why didn’t Mangini think of this?
18. Chicago Bears – With the 18th pick, the Bears have selected: Jim McMahon. And his super cool shades. Why the hell not?
I mean, what could I possibly add to this? Other then: Bangles' Hot LP? Really?
I’ve got to say – this game went pretty much the way I expected it to. The Eagles stuffed the run for the most part, allowing Adrian Peterson to only get loose once on a long TD run. “All Day?” More like “A Play.” Jim Johnson’s blitz scheme forced Tarvaris Jackson into a bad interception, and Asante made up for his drop against the Redskins by taking it to the house. The defense is playing lights out football right now – they’ve been spectacular. Continue reading
I mean, it’s sad, really. I don’t understand this one. Minnesota has traditionally been a football town, they’ve got a star in Adrian Peterson who is fun to watch, and they haven’t made the playoffs since 2004. Plus, their match-up with the Eagles is one they could feasibly win. I don’t think they will, but it’s possible.
Something has to be done about this. Continue reading
Eagles Defense vs. Vikings offense
It’s no secret what the Vikings want to do offensively – run, run, and run it some more. They do it a lot (519 times, third in the NFL), they do it well (4.5 yards per carry, sixth in the NFL), and they’ve got the best running back in the NFL, Adrian Peterson, to do it. Surely, Tarvaris Jackson has played well as the starter the past four weeks, going 57-89 with eight touchdowns and only one interception, totaling 740 yards. Peyton Manning he is not, Continue reading