Thursday, September 29, 2005

Week 4's Games Of The Week

Not to be bias but all the games of the week include teams from the AFC West starting with the Broncos at Jacksonville to face the Jags, Chargers at the pats and finally my pick for game of the week and which should have a pivotal outcome is the Eagles at Kansas City to face the Chiefs. Please post your thoughts on all three games and your predictions.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Sabans Gang

First-year coach Nick Saban has the Dolphins at a surprising 2-1 after his team withstood a monster receiving day by Steve Smith (11 catches, 170 yards, three TDs) at Pro Player Stadium.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Here Come The Bengals!

The Bengals look good so for with a impressive 2-0 start and are off to play the Bears who just came off a big win against the Lions. Could there be a new tripplets in the making with Palmer, Johnson & Johnson?

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Culpepper or Coldpepper?

This NFL season thus far has brought on some fairly big surprises but none bigger than Daunte Culpepper who is...get this...43 of 70 for 469 yards, 0 TD, 8 INT and has been sacked 5 times.

Has the loss of Randy Moss been this much of a factor, or is there other reasons for this kind of a start?

Your thoughts on Culpepper and whether or not he can bounce back from it?

Thursday, September 15, 2005

The Buck Stops Here!

The Broncos and the Chargers kickoff this weekend at Invesco Field (can't even call it Mile High anymore) at 2:15 MTN. This is a huge game for both teams and it's going to be a little brighter for the Chargers with the return of Antonio Gates. The Broncos Defense which is currently ranked last in the NFL have a lot of making up to do to there fans after getting whooped in Miami this past weekend. If the Broncos want to be successful they must establish a tough running game which in my thought can be helped if they actually ACTIVATE Ron Dayne, I mean c'mon he is only the active leading rusher in NCAA history and not only that had probably the best pre season off paper and on paper if you don't count Mike Weedman Andersons 73 yard gallop in which he probably pulled something loose on his dive into the end zone. Like I said the Broncos need to come out running and letting Ron Dayne do the work, if Denver can take a page out of the book of the Pittsburgh Steelers and try limiting the number of pass attempts by Plummer (48 in week one) they can win, by the way Big Ben only tossed the rock 11 times and completed 9 of them. if some guy by the name of Willie Parker can run wild on a chump team like the Titans well so can the Broncos at home vs. the Chargers.

As for the Chargers, they looked good in week one vs. the Cowboys, yeah there special teams stunk it up worse then Ashley Lelie did on a 1 yard pass through his hands that looked like he tried to catch it with his elbows, but that's neither here nor there. The Chargers can put away there goal line woes now that MR. TD himself Antonio Gates is back which in my opinion the out come would have been very different vs. the Cowboys if he were in just on those last 4 plays. I really hope that John lynch can lay a hit on Gates reminisance of the hit he layed on Dallas Clark last season. My prediction is Denver 31, San Diego 28 in a barn burner. Your thoughts and predictions?

Monday, September 12, 2005

After Katrina

Huge win for the City of New Orleans in dramatic fashion.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

3 Cheers for Old Notre Dame!

Notre Dame is BACK!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Let's get this party started!

Kickoff starts tonight with the Raiders at the Patriots. Your thoughts?

Monday, September 05, 2005

Rice Retires

WR legend Jerry Rice has officially annouced his retirement from football after 20 years in the league. Instead of being a 4th or 5th string reciever, Rice decided enough was enough....long hail Jerry

Saturday, September 03, 2005

NFL Pre-Season....Too Many Games?

Red called me yesterday and we had a discussion about the NFl pre-season length of 4/5 games. Red thought that was too many games to be played, this after another QB Jeff Garcia broke his fibula against the Bills last night.

He does bring up an interesting 4 games too many? If the NFL goes to fewer games, how would this impact the ability to fully evaluate players that are currently listed on your 3rd and 4th teams? Does cutting down on pre-season games really make a difference in the amount of injuries happen?

Some argue that 4 games isn't enough time to fully evaluate each player. If you feel that same way, why?

Your thoughts on the pre-season amount of games.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

NFC West Seattle Seahawks

Finished 2004 season 9-7, First place in the NFC West

Key returning starters:
Shaun Alexander - RB
Matt Hasselbeck - QB
Darrell Jackson - WR
Grant Wistrom - DE
Marcus Trufant - CB

Having won the NFC West with a 9-7 record and getting bounced out of the playoffs in the first round against the Rams, the Seahawks look to spread their wings again this season and go further into the playoffs. Can the young group of players Rhodes has on defense help this team take the next step?

2004 Stats:
Ranked 8th overall in offense, #4 ranked in NFC
Ranked 26th overall in defense, #14 ranked in NFC

Your thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks this upcoming 2005 season...strengths/weaknesses and your prediction on where they will finish in the division.