NFL Week 1 overreactions are simply that

After just one weekend of NFL action, over-exuberant and excessively despondent proclamations rule. The Seattle Seahawks are a dynasty! The Tom Brady, Bill Belichick reign is over! Andrew Luck is the next Peyton Manning!

Calm down…Only one week of the regular season has been played. It is illogical and, frankly, irresponsible to make such bold statements as if they are certain with a sample size of only one game. Such overreaction is more common among fans than the media, but writers, announcers, and pundits have been prone to making such claims as well.…

Broncos defense isn’t much of an improvement

The other day on ESPN I read how the Denver Broncos defense is playing much better compared to last season. It made me wonder, were they watching the same game?

The Broncos allowed the Indianapolis Colts 24 points and last season the Denver defense allowed their opponents 24.9. What’s so different other than a Broncos win?

Denver Broncos versus the Indianapolis ColtsThe Broncos pass defense was atrocious and allowed Andrew Luck to throw for 370 yards. Not much of a change from 2013 when they were 27th overall allowing 254.4 passing yards per game.…

Redskins identity: Run, run and run

The identity of a team can make or break its season. Are they a solid defensive team who can win with minimal offense? Or are they a high-powered scoring machine which can blister you with a barrage of points. No matter what their identity is, each NFL team has one, and it just so happens that the make-up of the Washington Redskins is run, run, and run some more.

In 2012, the Washington Redskins, and then Head Coach Mike Shanahan, drafted a little known running back out of Florida Atlantic in the 6th round by the name of Alfred Morris.…

Dick LeBeau has got to go

Thursday night’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens proved two things. Pittsburgh’s Defensive Coordinator Dick LeBeau has got to go, and the officials are worse than ever. If the players adhere to the wishes of Goodell’s stooges, we will have Girl Scouts playing defense in the future.

For the past three years the Steelers’ pass rush has been non-existent, and the secondary couldn’t cover me, a 68-year-old man. There becomes a time for every athlete and every coach when he has lost touch with the game they love.…

NFL = CYA After Ray Rice Video Released

Maybe you can tell me. Who’s running the National Football League these days? Roger Goodell or the media? Seven months after finding out Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice had knocked out his then-fiancé Janay in a casino elevator, Goodell suspended Rice for two games. That’s right, it took seven months for the suspension to be handed down.  The suspension was inadequate at best -which was immediately pointed out by just about everyone after Cleveland Brown’s receiver Josh Gordon’s one-year suspension for smoking marijuana.…

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