Monday, October 7, 2013

What we learned this weekend


One college football observation to start off with…

The Tennessee Volunteers keep finding new and interesting ways to blow 4th quarter leads, though, Saturday’s choke job against Georgia was of the pretty standard just-let-the-other-team-drive-down-the-field-and-score variety.

We were wrong about the New York Giants. Cannot believe just how horrible this team is right now. They lost by 15 to a bad Eagles team playing with it’s back-up quarterback for more than half the game.

The Chargers, in one game, went from “teases” to “not a good team”. You cannot lose to the Raiders by 10 points and expect people to take you seriously.

We were wrong about Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. We thought the emotion of #ChuckStrong and seven 4th quarter come-from-behind victories last year was a bit of an aberration and that things would level off in 2013. Numbers and statistics aside, Andrew Luck is playing about as well as any QB in the league right now and the Colts have now handled the two most physical teams in the league in the Niners and the Seahawks.

So, Chip Kelly wanted Michael Vick to run more on Sunday. Michael Vick ran. Michael Vick pulled a hammy. Coach Kelly, this is Michael Vick and that’s what you learned this weekend.

Can’t get a bead on the Niners. Yes, they beat up the Texans on Sunday night but the Texans are an absolute mess right now as Matt Schaub is suddenly afraid of his own shadow. Colin Kaepernick merely managed the game last night. He had 14 yards rushing and take away the 74 yard pass, catch and run he had to Vernon Davis, he amassed 39 yards passing otherwise. He’s definitely not the dynamic presence he was as recently as the first game of the season.

That Bronco-Cowboy game yesterday afternoon was as entertaining a regular season game as we can remember. And Tony Romo will always be Tony Romo.

If the League insists on front-loading the Sunday schedule so that there are only 2 or 3 games in the afternoon, we do take comfort in the fact that at least one of those games that are televised have been really good games. Niners-Packers (Week 1), Chargers-Cowboys (Week 4) and yesterday’s Broncos-‘Boys immediately come to mind.



K T Cat said...

Will the Broncos lose this year? I say yes. Any team that gives up 48 points to Tony Romo is in trouble.

Anonymous said...

"tony romo is tony romo"

should be etched in every defenses mind