How about back-to-back random takes?
That game was a microcosm of the season. At times play awful, at times play outstanding. Play well enough to win, only to lose in the end. Why? Same old story...terrible defensive line (except Kampman) and not-so special teams (except Crosby).
Save your Favre bullshit. He doesn't stuff the run, rush the passer, or tackle guys on kickoffs. That's the problem. Save it. If you can't stop the run and can't rush the passer, you won't be any good. It's that simple. I've never seen it. Ever. At any level. Ever. Never, ever.
The more I think, the more I realize last years NFC championship game was pretty much a preview of the upcoming season: D plays OK, but just cannot get off the field. Struggle to run the ball, can't stop the run. Zero pass rush. Bad INT in clutch time. Lose close to a good team. Sound familiar?
Ted, you know I'm your biggest fan. But if you don't go out and aquire/draft some beef this off season...we're gonna have words. Off season wish list: 1) Run stuffer(s). 2) Pass rusher 3) D-Coordinator.
Great call on Kuhn, Goldy. Chuck already looked good deep in the red-zone with the TDs to Lee/Driver and the 2-pointer to Jennings. When the first run didn't work, why not spread 'em out?
Overstatement of the year goes to Gap-toothed Strahan at halftime. After looking lethargic, Strahan goes: "Where's Ryan Grant? They ran the ball like crazy last year. They have one of the best offensive lines I've ever played against. They need to run more." Um, OK.
Bye the way, last year's Championship game losers? Green Bay (5-7), San Diego (4-8).
Road teams were 10-2 yesterday. Good luck betting on this league.
Alright folks, week 12 is over. Forget the playoffs, lets just put Tennessee and the Giants in the Super Bowl. Pittsburgh, Tampa, Dallas, Carolina, Indy...you have no say in the matter. Wait, this would be a horrible idea? College Football doesn't think so.
Why does everybody outside the state of Alabama pretty much assume Florida will win? The way people talk, Bama has no chance. That's hogwash. I'm positively giddy for this game.
"Mother" was a quality song, Goldy.
Everybody knows Indiana will suck, but man...caught about 5 minutes of them vs Cornell. Friggin Cornell, and they looked like a JV squad. I think IU pulled it out though. And Crean does look tantastic!