Tuesday, December 18, 2007
OK, I've been wanting to say this for a while, and I think I'm ready....
Golf is not a sport.
OK, there. I feel better.
Readers of this blog know that I love Chad Pennington with all my heart, but I have to disagree with those people who say he should be the Jets starter again. Yes he played nice against the Pats last Sunday, but take a look at this stat line.
C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
25/38 186 4.9 0 0
It's the same problem as before. He throws only dinks and dunks. Under 5 yds a freakin' pass. And once he gets into the red zone, he can't cram it into the end zone. Like I said, the guy is the ultimate team player and a heckuva smart QB. But he can't run a Jets offense anymore as a starter. Sorry.
One thing I keep noticing as I watch Dallas games. Marco Columbo is always the first guy downfield to help a WR or RB up, and the first in the end zone to cheer on a TD. A team always needs a guy like that.
Sunday, Rutger's JR Inman said North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough has yet to be challenged this season by a player such as him. "I really don't think he can guard me," Inman said. The Who-Dat? Rutgers player went on to say, "If I had to guard myself, it would be pretty hard.”
Tyler’s line: 31 mins, 6-15 FG, 8-8 FT, 20 points, 11 rebounds
Inman’s line: 36 mins, 3-14 FG, 3-4 FT, 10 points, 3 rebounds
Good game, JR.
Meant to write this last week, but the Texans taking Mario Williams instead of Reggie Bush isn't looking so bad now.
I'm gonna take some flak for this, but I never thought Reggie was going to dominate the NFL. In USC, going up against Washington State or Stanford, sure he can outrun everyone to the outside and escape tackles, but that changes when you're facing Brian Urlacher or Ed Reed. They run just as fast as you, Reggie, and aren't going to miss as much. And I question if he can run up the middle. Sean Payton has him running mainly screens or dump off passes in the open field to try to set up Reggie to use his elusiveness. But Reggie has yet to show anyone if he can carry 25 times a game up the damn middle.
And this week's ANDAPLAYERTOBENAMEDLATER.com Man of the Week award goes to Jamal Lewis. After being unceremoniously dumped by Baltimore in the off-season, most thought he was done. This year, he's having a nice bounce-back year and last week, in awesome blizzard conditions (wind gusts were up to 40 mph and there was practically no traction on the ground), he carried his team on his back to the tune of 33 carries and 163 yards.
I feel like I say this every week, but the New York Tabloids keep slicing up Eli Manning, so I gotta say it. OK, yes Eli didn't play very well on Sunday. But when your receivers drop at least 10 freakin' passes, including some wide open first-down-making passes, let's see how good your stats are. And to his credit, he hasn't once thrown any of them under the bus, no matter how many wrong routes they run or buttery their fingers.
And lastly, if next April, in the draft, if Jets don't take a DT or LG in the first two rounds, I am going to write my name in Magic Marker on my hand, then slap Jet GM Mike Tannenbaum hard across the face, so that when he looks in the mirror, he can see the name of the man who tagged him.