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What We Learned From This Weekend in Football 9/18/11

Several important football lessons were learned this weekend, both in the college ranks and in the NFL. So, without wasting time on a clever introduction, let’s just cut to the important stuff…

1) What Do Cam Newton and Notre Dame have in common?

To be blunt, they are both now officially over-rated.  The Irish are getting all sorts of love for beating a Michigan State team that couldn’t stop shooting itself in the face, and Newton hung up another 400+ yard passing performance against a team that couldn’t put pass-rush pressure on him. The fun part is they are both over-rated for the same reason…they both committed three turnovers, which is NEVER acceptable. In the case of Notre Dame, the only reason they won is because Michigan State did a better job of beating themselves than the Irish did. When it comes to Newton, passing yard totals are nice, but one touchdown to three picks isn’t going to fly in this league…ever.  A nice start for getting off the over-rated list would be for Notre Dame to beat a real team away from the shadow of “Surrender Jesus,” and for the Cam-shaft to win a ballgame, period.

2) The Early Leaders in Terrible

The Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts, and the Minnesota Vikings. The Chiefs and the Colts just flat-out have no hope, and the Vikings found a way to blow a double-digit lead late. These three teams may not win 10 games combined.

As far as the NCAA is concerned, it was hard not to notice how overmatched Ohio State looked against Miami. For that matter, it was hard not to notice that most of the Big Twelevten looked generally shitty. There’s the aforementioned Michigan State debacle. Then there’s the Penn State offense, which looks like eleven shock-therapy patients whacked out on Goofenthal. The only Big Ten team which didn’t look lousy against real competition was Iowa, and that was only in the fourth quarter.

3) The Redskins are STILL not as good as they look

And that goes for the Bills and the Lions as well. There are  teams with a 2-0 mark after two weeks; the Patriots, the Packers, the Jets, the Texans, the Bills, the Lions, and the Redskins. There’s no way all of those last three are making the playoffs. However, I’ve got to give credit to Mike Shanahan for one thing…even though Rex Grossman still sucks, he sucks less than Donovan McNabb.

4) Bronco fans are retarded

Check out the mindset behind this billboard.

“We believe in Coach Fox. We’re just tired of Kyle Orton. We were sitting around after Fox said he didn’t hear the chants for (Tim) Tebow and we figured if he’s deaf, we hope he’s not blind.”

It’s crap like this that makes me think Denver doesn’t deserve an NFL team. First of all, the Broncos have been mediocre at best for close to fifteen years. The last few years have been a long, slow descent into suckitude, and there’s no way Tim Tebow changes that.

If you don’t believe that, look at it this way. If you say you believe in John Fox, then it is time for you to remember he has coached a team in the Super Bowl far more recently than the Broncos have been there, and Fox damn near beat the Patriots with a hump like Jake Delhomme as his quarterback.  That means John Fox has forgotten more than you will ever know about what it takes to be a quarterback in the NFL, Mr. Bronco Fan.

That also means if you believe in John Fox, then you would also believe that he’s correct in saying Orton is the better starting quarterback than Tebow. Instead, you are out putting up billboards showing off your idiocy.

If you hadn’t noticed, Tebow isn’t even qualified to handle the clipboard.   Remember, John Fox knows more than you, and John Fox’s number two man isn’t Tebow…it’s Brady Quinn. Let that sink in for a moment; a guy who knows waaaaaay more than you about quarterbacks thinks even BRADY FREAKING QUINN rates better on the depth chart than Tebow. So, where’s the “Start Brady Quinn” billboard?

Pull your heads out of your collective asses and understand something about Orton. He has a winning record as a starting quarterback despite the fact he’s played for Lovie Smith and Josh McDaniels, two coaches who have combined for exactly two winning season since 2006, and Orton was the starting quarterback in BOTH of them. He has a record of 22-10 as a starter at home; he DOESN’T suck.

Tebow is your future for a host of reasons, not the least of which is this guarantees Orton leaves town as a free-agent, and no other decent quarterback will sign on to be the guy you boo in favor of Timmy Rah-Rah. But the future isn’t now, and you need to come to terms with that. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… Kyle Orton is not, repeat IS NOT the reason the Broncos suck.

5) Tony Romo showed some balls

I can’t believe I’m defending Tony Romo in two consecutive weeks, but all the people who piled on him last week now have to give credit where it is due. Leading a comeback in overtime after suffering a cracked rib counters everything that was said about Romo last week; namely he’s soft and he chokes in big-game moments. Granted, he needs to pull moments like yesterday more often, but he can only do it one Sunday at a time.

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18 comments on “What We Learned From This Weekend in Football 9/18/11

  1. sportsattitudes
    September 19, 2011

    I could not agree more with everything you noted above with one exception… I do believe the Lions have enough offensive firepower to play with most anyone as long as Strawman Stafford stays standing. If he goes down however, all bets are off.

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    • JW
      September 19, 2011

      I agree on the Lions, but I just can’t bet long-term on Stafford’s health until he shows me he can be on the field more than eight games a season.

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  2. tophatal
    September 19, 2011

    I firmly and personally believe that both Pete Carroll and Todd Haley should be castrated !

    The Fightin’ Irish fans are still delusional and so too is NBC if they truly believe that broadcasting their games will prove to be profitable for the network ! NBC can’t produce a hit and the Notre Dame’s defense rarely can supply one when needed and that’s even with ’em taking down the lowly MSU Spartans .

    Cam Newton is simply being Cam Newton . Unfortunately there’s not a team around that is capable doing anything at present !

    Like a fine wine they may well mature but the bouquet at present isn’t all that pleasant ! Rancid odor of rotting fish and the entrails of a dead elephant .

    tophatal ………….

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  3. tophatal
    September 19, 2011

    If at all interested ? Pitiful ……….. Well It Happens In The NFL And MLB & Other Sports As Well …….. ‘nough said !

    Did you by any chance catch the Mayweather Ortiz fight ? The post fight interview between Mayweather and Larry Merchant was truly entertaining …….. can’t wait to see Merchant lace up his gloves and try to kick Mayweather’s ass ! LOL,LOL,LOL !!

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    • JW
      September 19, 2011

      Like being old is the only reason he couldn’t kick Mayweather’s ass…

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      • tophatal
        September 19, 2011

        JW

        Given the fact that Merchant has had a drink problem I’d dare say if he breathed on Mayweather he’d have a distinct advantage if such a premise were to take place .

        Protect yourself at all times .

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      • JW
        September 19, 2011

        Now Mayweather needs to put on his “big boy” cup and go fight Pacquiao.

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  4. ChrisHumpherys (@SportsChump)
    September 19, 2011

    What’s all this talk of Rex Grossman and Tim Tebow?

    Suffering from a slight case of Gator envy?

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    • JW
      September 19, 2011

      Don’t make me list all the Gator QBs who sucked in the NFL, including Kerwin Bell and the the Head Ball Coach himself…

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  5. sportsglutton
    September 19, 2011

    I agree with you about the Redskins being overrated. Let’s not jump to any grand conclusions until they have played a legitimate playoff contender, etc. I’ll disagree with you about the Lions not being a playoff team…my season preview for the Lions: http://sports-glutton.com/2011/09/08/2011-nfl-season-preview-nfc-north/.

    Orton is the only option in Denver and not a bad one at that. Give him a decent offensive line and he’ll take that team places right now. By all accounts right now Tebow is a gimmick and any rational objective fan shouldn’t be calling for Tebow.

    I was impressed by Romo’s performance in the second half of the Cows/Niners game and as you said…he showed some “marbles.” Wish I could same the same about his first half performance.
    Cheers!

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    • JW
      September 19, 2011

      For the record, I said there was no way all three of the Lions, Redskins, and Bills make the playoffs. Frankly, I think the Lions have a shot so long a Stafford stays on the field.

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      • sportsglutton
        September 19, 2011

        Apologies for the misread and the Lions success is dependent on Stafford. Interesting to note that he never missed a game because of injury in high school or college though. Bad luck in the NFL?

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      • JW
        September 19, 2011

        It also could be that Stafford had some pretty bad offensive lines at first, too…

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  6. tophatal
    September 20, 2011

    JW

    HBO and its PPV affiliate were asking $69-95 for the privilege of witnessing that bout . A Mayweather Pacquaio match-up …. you tell me what you think the price will be for that event as a fee paying event ? nough said !

    I’ll wait ’til it’s re-televised the following week or take it in from the comfort of sports bar . But I won’t be paying their asking price no matter what !

    At least there’s one Manning winning something this season in terms of a game . Go Eli ! But the question will be asked if the Giants fail to make the postseason will Couhglin’s job be safe ? Jon Gruden may well be piqued at the idea of being his successor .

    tophatal ………….

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  7. Are there any smart Broncos fans anyway?: “IN-COMP-LETE” That has to be the lamest cheer ever.

    Meehan

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    • JW
      September 20, 2011

      Totally agreed. It gets about a 9.8 on the Lame-ass-o-meter.

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  8. chappy81
    September 20, 2011

    Man, I’m loving the Broncos demise. I’d like to see them start Tebow so they can lose a few more games and make sure they aren’t in the hunt for the AFC West.

    I feel for the Chiefs a little, but then again they had a huge surplus of cap money this year and didn’t spend barely any of it. Now that their stars are hurt they have no quality backups because they didn’t spend on 2nd tier talent. It’s going to be a long season for them…

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