NFL Week 2, here are the unspoken headlines
Settle down Pats fans
I get it, you’re 2-0, and Tom Brady is playing like a Greek Hero who should be chiseled out of marble. But there is one glaring issue, and that is your defense. You know the old saying. “Offense wins games, defense wins Championships.” The fact is, your defense has given up 53 points in 2 games. The first game, the Steelers were without the NFL’s most dynamic runner, and end zone wide out. And on Sunday, a QB with only his second start almost mounted a comeback. I know horseshoes and handgrenade, but these are large issues that need to be addressed. I’m not saying the Patriots aren’t a good team, they very much are. Just, wait until the Super Bowl is actually played before you give them the trophy.
Going to be a tough season for Who Dat
I’m not entirely sure if someone has told Sean Peyton, but here goes, YOU ARE NOW A RUNNING TEAM. Who doesn’t like to throw the ball? But when your backfield is stacked they yours is, you need to pound the rock. Furthermore, it should be led by Robinson. He clearly is the most explosive back on the team. Wear down some defenses, control the clock, and win some game. This division is anyone’s for the taking. If you don’t change your philosophy, and quick, it will slip away from you faster than using the line, “if I told you you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?”
Denver’s mysterious run game
All the scuttlebutt off season, Denver is going to pound the rock because Peyton Manning is old. First, never count Peyton out. Second, where is this fantastic run game? Now, Denver’s D is the reason they are 2-0 which keeps them with playoff hopes. However, a 65 yard/game average on the ground is not going to get you very far. It starts at the trenches boys!
Giants are better than their record
All the headlines you’ll read say, “Giants blow another lead.” The real story is that the Giants are getting a lead. All of this without one the NFL’s best receivers, and their defensive star. It goes without saying that the NFC East is more bizarre than Lady Gaga’s wardrobe closet. (side note: I don’t actually know what Lady Gaga’s wardrobe closet looks like, but go with me on the metaphor). Really, a flip of the coin could decide this division. Right now, this team needs to fix some sloppy mental errors, clock management, and get Victor Cruz on the field.
Seahawks: Here is a free accounting lesson
Today, we will be discussing ROI. That stands for Return on Investment. You can’t get a return if you DON’T THROW HIM THE BALL. I can at least grasp that your D is going through a midlife crisis, but I can’t fathom why Jimmy Graham doesn’t have 250 yards and 3 touch downs. You finally have a true receiving threat who has been nothing more than a Red Herring. Now, get your D out of the red convertible, and get the ball to one of your best play makers, or I will tell Mrs. Lynch. Your give-me game is next against Chicago.
The Redskins aren’t terrible
Clearly, starting Cousins was the right move. Hell, it was the right move 2 years ago. That being said, Matt Jones has been spectacular. There is no question that he and Alfred Morris are the best RB tandem in the NFL. They Redskins are #1 in rushing, and this is allowing Cousins to just focus on not screwing up. Also, it is taking the focus off the outside stories, and giving Redskin fans reasons for optimism.
And finally, Chip Kelly
What makes a good coach is the ability to adapt to your surroundings. It is clear to a blind man that the Sam Bradford experiment is not working. Even with that wonderful second half against the Falcons, Bradford was still unable to get the ball down the field. The only thing that is giving you a fighting chance, is that your division is as predictable as an M Night Shyamalan movie. Lastly, you have 2 other RBs that would be potential starters on other teams. Ride the hot hand my friend. ride the hot hand.
Well that does it for me.