Football season has begun, by now you have an uneasy feeling about your team, or you are the smug individual who knew enough to take Arian Foster in the third round. Things started slow, but by the time the dust had cleared there were several things I learned.
1. Maybe the Saints were the better team without a doubt. They looked like it on opening night, therefore the Saints can have a little more respect than I gave them, but I still think their defense was cheaper than top ramen.
2. Apparently the Kansas City Chiefs are in Missouri! Who knew! I really thought they were in Kansas. But you know why I didn’t know that? Because last year and in recent history, pretty much since Priest Holmes got cold, they have been so bad I haven’t even noticed they existed. Even in fantasy, I avoided them like the plague. But I was fascinated with the enthusiasm in which the Chiefs played that game against the Chargers. How many people lost in their survivor pool because of them?
3. I can’t stand to listen to much more about Alex Smith and his inability to propel the 49ers where they need to go. Mostly I hear this from my husband, but it’s been a long time of grumbling. I also read it on the boards, hear the commentators talk and although I haven’t been checking his stats, I would bench him based on the popular opinion and to make my husband happier. Then if his backup is worse, he will look all the better and maybe everyone will stop complaining. I think the problem with him is he is not good enough, but not horrible enough to be benched, so he is like a quarterback in purgatory. Which way will he go?
4. Reggie Bush is a good guy. I don’t care what you say.
5. Peyton Manning threw for more yards than I have thrown every ball in my lifetime, including
baseballs and tennis balls to my dog, I’m still behind.
6. I am really glad that Chris Johnson is on my fantasy team, not just because I have him, but because I
don’t ever have to tremble in fear the week I play against him again. This year at least.
7. Pete Carroll needs to chill out or something. He was like dad of a Pop Warner superstar all running all
over the field. When you act like you expect to win, you gain more respect than if you act like an 8 year old
at a Justin Bieber concert on the sidelines. I’m just sayin.
8. I was looking forward to this game, after becoming a Hard Knocks junkie, and picking up the Jets Defense in my league, I set sail for Revis Island to put all my chickens in his money filled new basket…but “Play like a Jet” you say? Well, I don’t know what you require of your jet, but I would like my jet to take off and maybe even fly around a bit. But these Jets apparently never fueled up, the pilot was obviously lacking in flight plans and had problems just taxi-ing down the runway. While the Jets defense was like King Kong knocking down everything in sight, but at some point when your jet is under heavy fire and your getting coverage to take off….you need to take off or eventually Ray Lewis will come by and just take the keys out of the ignition. Is there a limit to how far one can take an analogy? Thanks for bearing with me on that one.
9. Randy Moss may be playing his last year as a Patriot. Just the possibility of this made me do a short dance in my living room, while my kids gave me an odd look. Randy Moss is one of my favorite Wide Receivers, (next to Ochocinco) and Tom Brady’s Silver Spoon is shining too brightly for anyone to see Randy is doing his thing without complaints, rants, drama. He doesn’t have a TV show on cable, the guys who got so much flack for pretending to moon the crowd has grown up before our very eyes, put his nose to the grindstone to prove everyone wrong and show the world that he still has what it takes to be a superstar wide receiver. And what happened while he was doing all that? He was forgotten about; he doesn’t get praise for his efforts and maturity and he should get some respect for being respectable. He said, no one wants to see him do good, but doesn’t he know that bad Randy sells more papers! He is a man after all; he needs to feel needed and respected. It’s ok, I am anticipating him being traded to somewhere here in California so he won’t feel so out of place in New Tomland, what…? They didn’t change the team’s name from New England to New Tomland? I thought they did….
10. The Bengals owner needs to figure out where the problem lies, as I am starting to think it is the coaching. I think the Bengals lot of big personalities would be best controlled with Rex Ryan than sweetie pie Marvin Lewis who is too easy going for guys who need to play with more urgency than a Bengal tiger sunning in captivity, when they get onto that field. It doesn’t make sense to have a top 10 QB, two of the best wide receivers to play the game on the field and you can’t achieve the consistency of being anything better than mediocre at times. I say fire the offensive co-coordinator who has been there a decade, if he can’t turn this team into something consistent, without the simple schedule they had last year, then you can bet there should be a reality show that Carson Palmer can host called “Who wants to be our offensive coordinator”?