|Posted by Radatz on September 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM||comments (5)|
Week 1 left us with a lot of questions. Week 2 seemed to answer some of them. Has the CBA-shortened preseason contributed to injuries instead of limiting them? Sure looks that way, particularly with noncontact stuff. It's an attrition parade. Has the AFC/NFC gap widened? Manning's gone, Brady and Ben are getting up there, but sure looked it.
HOU 13 CIN 9: We already skewered this ripe onion.
NE 36 NO 20: NE came out with a 2003-like ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Radatz on September 15, 2017 at 12:10 AM||comments (6)|
After a quiet offseason drama, NFLN, apparently a subsidiary of the dreaded NBC, 'decided' first to stick Collinsworth in the analyst chair next to Tirico, then to dump Tirico for Michaels. Sound like ratings damage control? The results were disastrous, but no more so than the game.
Training camp continues. TNF had the promise of being at least morbidly interesting but ended up another dud. Don't tell that to gushin' Chris, who saw the next great QB (15/24 125 75...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Radatz on September 13, 2017 at 1:05 PM||comments (5)|
In the aftermath of a rather confusing week 1 we get a week 2 schedule that's more interesting than usual. What did we learn last week? My take is that we learned many teams are still in preseason. Expect that to continue for a while. But let's apply the more specific 'lessons' of week 1 to each game --- then say what we really feel.
[email protected]: Battle of the megaflops. Week 1 told us neither team can win this game, but somebody's got to. Cinci doesn't h...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Radatz on September 11, 2017 at 12:00 AM||comments (10)|
What an opening week. When it began, the Patriots were 'prohibitive favorites' to win the Super Bowl. After Thursday, the favorite became Seattle. Wonder who it is now. It was a week of surprises, a number of top dogs having a rough time (some while winning). Thank goodness for the Carsons (Wentz and Palmer) or I might have gotten just about every game wrong. Most of them were not what you call works of art. Seems all the players who don't get injured in the shortened preseason ma...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Radatz on September 6, 2017 at 12:30 AM||comments (5)|
Somehow it's week one already. Amazing. Won't be long before it's week 17. Gee, I remember 1967. The NFL was a bunch of tough guys who played hurt and were glad to get paid for playing a game. Wotta difference 50 years makes, huh? Let's try to enjoy it anyway.
With recent league rules making preparation almost impossible, we can probably expect September to be extended training camp in most locales. That's always the story of week 1 anyway, but it's worse now.Read Full Post »
|Posted by vapor5 on September 2, 2017 at 7:20 AM||comments (4)|
If you're ever forget the cost of freedom, visit a museum. I've been running a cousins NFL FF league for a few years and we hold the draft at one cousins' home in Hampton,VA. Some of us have used the day after to explore the nearby area's deep history. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Va is a solid museum.
If you wants to catch my mists as they vape about the cybersphere.
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|Posted by Radatz on August 26, 2017 at 1:15 AM||comments (6)|
|Posted by Radatz on August 25, 2017 at 5:20 PM||comments (7)|
It's understandably fashionable in our rapidly aging new century to look at the coach and quarterback as the two premier factors in NFL success. And why not; except for perhaps three years, the QB and his system seem to have had a lot to do with things, the remainder with defense the deciding factor. Rule changes? Just a remarkable flood of offensive skill and strategy? Whatever, it begs a look at how the teams stack up in this combo category, top ten per conference.
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|Posted by Radatz on August 15, 2017 at 11:45 PM||comments (14)|
Ok, so why not a crack at the AFC? Second opinion and all that.
AFCE: Should be business as usual. You never know. But you have a pretty good idea.
NE: Brady's 40, but it appears the team improved itself. Ought to be good enough.
MIA: If Cutler's really on this year, Miami will have the 2nd best QB in the division. If he's average, the 3rd, the other two being in NE. He could be an improvement over Tannehill or a disaster. I think he'll be...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mac D on August 15, 2017 at 2:20 PM||comments (2)|
9 PM EST / 6 PM PST....
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