Tuesday, December 26, 2006

NFL Recap: Week 16





- Eli Manning sucks. I don't mean he's in a slump, or having a bad year, or anything like that. I mean he flat out sucks. He will never win in the NFL. He throws off his back foot if he's pressured, or has all the time in the world. He's inaccurate on deep throws, inaccurate on short throws, and inaccurate on screens. He almost missed a wide-open Plaxico Burress in the first quarter after his defender fell down. That play was 99% Plaxico, and 1% Manning (handling the snap gives him 1/100 of the play. Giants fans everywhere have to throw up in their mouths with this guy. How would Sean Merriman look outside Umenyiora, Kiwanuka, and Strahan right now?

Honestly, how could you respect a teammate with this picture floating around the Internet??








- Yet the Giants still control their own destiny. I hope they make the playoffs. Betting against Manning in a playoff game will be tremendous. Especially because his last name will sway the line at least 3 points in the Giants favor completely undeservedly.


- The Colts will lose in the first round of the playoffs. I don't care if they're playing at home, and I don't care if Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison practice an hour before the game and go over their entire passing tree (gee, haven't heard that story before). They got pounded by the Houston Texans this weekend. Ron Dayne looked like he was back in the Big 10 destroying over-rated college programs again.


- In typical fashion, Peyton Manning was unwilling to take any criticism for the loss. Obviously they're not losing because of him, but how about you get out of the way of your Center and not fall down on a key 4th quarter play.


"It is what it is and we are what we are,'' he said. "It's not like basketball, where guys can play both sides of the ball. You can only control when you're out there.''


I don't see winners like Tom Brady saying stuff like that Peyton. No. He calls out his team, and dumps his supermodel girlfriend just to show them how serious he is. Now that's a leader.


- Parcells was right, Romo has a ways to go.


- Jim Mora Jr is as bad as his old man.


- Anybody else have Denver -3? Would've been nice to push on that one, huh fellas?


- I really enjoy betting against Cleo Lemon and Joey Harrington. Its strangely enjoyable.


- The Patriots - Jaguars game may have been the most dominant 3 point win in NFL history. The Jaguars did nothing offensively all game long, except for one fluke long run and another drive against the Patriots version of a prevent and a missed tackle for a big play.

As El Presidente over at Barstoolsports said in his post-game comments, the NFL has to review the "down by contact" rules. If you destroy the guy trying to block you and he destroys the running back, he's down. End of story.


- Lastly, I'm just not on board with this Baltimore Ravens express. I know they keep pounding teams, and I know they beat the Chargers, but I just can't warm up to Steve McNair and Jamal Lewis....and a seemingly limited Receiving corps.


They beat the Chargers in week 4. Teams at that point don't even know what they have. They needed two defensive touchdowns to beat the Saints. After those two wins, guess how many wins against a playoff team they would have had this year? Zero. Beating up on Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Tennessee (without Vince Young starting mind you) just isn't impressive to me.

I'd love for the Patriots to hit the Ravens in the 2nd round of the playoffs.




That's it for this week folks, thanks for reading.



CMU tonight.



That Guy

5 comments:

Hamburger Socks said...

TG, I'm just not on board with your view of the Ravens. They've used this formula before, and won a Super Bowl. I know the defense isn't as good now as then, but they have a real QB now. Yes, he's always hurt, but he just came out and told us that he LIKES playing in pain. McNair is a winner, and the defense is solid all over (and the real leader is #20, not #52) - all the makings of a strong, strong playoff team.

That Guy said...

I think they took the league by surprise the last time...that really was the first time in a while that "formula" won. QB who doesn't lose a game (Dilfer) but doesn't win. I think teams overlooked them. They won't do that this year. Pats and chargers are better than the AFC was that year.

Admittedly, the only game i saw them play was vs Cincy. Maybe that clouds my judgement.

Anonymous said...

YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT A QUARTERBACK WHO SUCKS. TAKE A LOOK AT THE COACH KILLER. MICHEAL VICK. ATLANTA WILL NEVER WIN ANYTHING WITH HIM AT QUATERBACK. AT LEAST THE GIANTS HAVE AN EXCUSE IN THAT COUGHLIN SUCKS AS AN NFL COACH. MICHEAL VICK IS UNCOACHABLE HENCE HIS INCONSISTENCY THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER!!!! i WOULD FIRE vICK BEFORE MORA

That Guy said...

Agreed that Vick sucks. But I think he's at least better than Manning. I don't think Manning will ever win. He's just not that accurate.

Both of them kill their teams with mistakes.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet you feel dumb now for writing this little gem.