Bills vs. Jets: I realize Rex Ryan was very happy to get a win over his old team but at the end of the day, management did the right thing by letting him go. Ryan is a better supporting cast member of a team than head coach.
Jaguars vs. Ravens: The Ravens need Ray Rice more than ever now.
Detroit vs. Packers: The loss of Jordy Nelson and the lack of a running game is impacting the Packers. Some analysts are saying that the Packers defense has been exposed as a result of these losses. I don’t agree with them and Greg Cosell’s analysis of Aaron Rodgers has absolutely NO merit. This man sits on a sofa a just looks at film, HMPH!!!
Dolphins vs. Eagles: Both teams are struggling and need help on both sides of the ball.
Browns vs. Steelers: Two words: Big Ben. My advice to the Browns management is to continue supporting Manziel. It will take some time just be patient.
Bears vs. Rams: Wow, we know the Rams can be inconsistent on any given Sunday and they lost to the “Da Bears” and Jay Cutler.
Cowboys vs. Buccaneers: People screamed for Cassel but he’s proven not to be any better than Weeden, no fault of his own. Football is hard and it’s even harder for a QB that hasn’t played for a while. Also, the Cowboys are playing with 2nd and 3rd string players as a result of a lot of injuries. There is a larger issue facing the Cowboys competitive future and that is: Who will replace Romo? He is very injury prone, has had a couple of back surgeries and he’s 35 years old. QBs have played into their early and mid-40’s but they’re typically not the starter. Jones is loyal to Romo, which is great but it’s time for him to start thinking about the future of the team. Please get RG3.
Panthers vs. Titans: One word for you: CAM
Saints vs. Redskins: WTH? I realize there is a power struggle going on between the family members but really, the Saints let the Redskins beat them. I CRY FOUL!!!!
Vikings vs. Raiders: The Raiders have not been playing really strong teams so their numbers are skewed. Playing the Vikings showed they still have a long way to go before they can be viewed as a premiere team. Like I said a week ago, the Vikings are the sleeper team.
Chiefs vs. Broncos: Finally, we know that Peyton has been playing hurt and he was injured again yesterday. All of the “time to retire noise” is just that noise. The so-called analysts just like to spew negativity and hurl insults without knowing all of the facts. What I did find interesting is that these same analysts vilified Kap when he threw 4 interceptions but the response to Peyton was very different. I wonder why? I am a Peyton Manning fan and he’s broken a lot of records etc. and all of these players need to be shown respect by the analysts.
Patriots vs. Giants: One word: Giants
Cardinals vs. Seahawks: All of these so-called analysts want to blame the Seahawks woes on Russell Wilson. Saying he’s digressing, these people are just plain clueless. What’s wrong with Seahawks has nothing to do with Russell or the Legion of Boom. When Pete Carroll came into the League his offensive and defensive strategies were new and teams had difficulty understanding what was going on. The Seahawks defense moves in a “V” and swarms a team like bees to honey, which caught opposing offense off guard with the velocity and convergence by the defensive players which made it difficult for teams to adjust to what was happening to them on the field. Fast forward and teams have had a chance to view more film on the Seahawks and they’ve been able to make adjustments and stop the swarm. It’s time for Pete Carroll to come up with a new strategy and he will. For all you so-called sports analysts, enough of the Russell Wilson nonsense, how about show the fans that you actually have insight about the game.
Bengals vs. Texans: Hats off to the Texans. I believe the apology to the team by the coach for benching Hoyer lifted the team. As a reminder, a team can only play on emotion for so long. The Bengals will keep winning.
Are players not allowed to have a bad game or season? The game has ebbs and flows.