Week 1 and 2 thoughts: Fantasy Football, Falcons and more

The first two weeks of the NFL regular season end tonight with a primetime matchup of the Eagles and Colts.  It’s been a rough last 7 days for the NFL with the Ray Rice Video, Adrian Peterson’s photo leak of Child Abuse, and a few other domestic abuse cases to round out the week.  My love for the NFL hasn’t wavered, although I am tired of the bad news and the constant over coverage of cases that have yet to hit the final stages of the court room.

After Two weeks, Here are my thoughts on each team:

  • Buffalo Bills: Solid Defense, steady play from EJ Manuel have them off to hot start.  Need to win 2 out of the next 3 to continue momentum.
  • Miami Dolphins: Injuries at Linebacker and now RB have reason to believe this may be a tough few weeks for the Phins.
  • New England Patriots: I need to see a few more weeks on whether its the same old Patriots or just the old Patriots.  I’m not high on their offensive weapons outside of Gronk but when you have Belicheat and Brady…pencil em in for 11 wins.
  • New York Jets: I’m a fan of them keeping Rex Ryan for as long as possible.  Everyone always says he has a great defensive mind (same with his brother) but I continue to see teams score high on the Jets (and Saints).  The bungled timeout and a shaky Geno = 1-1.  I’d expect that trend to continue as their offense is very average.
  • Baltimore Ravens: Steve Smith adds toughness where their Front office lacks it.  This team could be solid but I’d tend to believe they go 7-9 this year with the Bengals giving them two L’s and probably splitting with Browns and Steelers.
  • Cincinnati Bengals:  Injuries at WR and an average arm strength can’t keep them down (Sanu clearly has best arm on team).  Good defense, Good RB and Ginger has played really well…easily going to win the division.
  • Cleveland Browns: Surprised they are 1-1.  Could really care less about this team.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers: Lack a consistent running game either by design or lack of faith in O-Line.  Don’t get the Todd Haley coordinator move still and Big Ben has a lot of up and down games the last few years.
  • Houston Texans: May be 2-0 but haven’t played great competition.  Redskins should have beat them week 1 but had too many mental lapses in the Red Zone.
  • Indianapolis Colts: Cream of the Division, I don’t care their record through the first few weeks, will win this division simply because of Luck.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars: Stink
  • Tennessee Titans: New Coach, inconsistent at qb for the past few years continues.
  • Denver Broncos: Offense looks really good at times, i’m holding out judgement to see how Welker and Von Miller look later in the year. They’re beatable though…at least slightly more than last year.
  • Kansas City Chefs: 0-2, have a decent shot of picking up some wins but I could see a bad year with injuries and average QB play at times
  • Oakland Raiders: They may go winless.  Not a Carr fan.
  • San Diego Chargers: Biggest threat to Broncos by far this year but they lack something on offense to me.
  • Dallas Cowboys: Dez Bryant may be best WR in NFL.  Shame he’s on this team.
  • New York Giants: By far one of the worst teams i’ve seen so far.  Tough to watch on offense, they have little talent outside of Eli and Cruz…
  • Philadelphia Eagles: Not a fan of their WR’s but McCoy, Sproles and Ertz are as good as any in the division.
  • Washington Redskins: No RG3 and the Cousins lovers rejoice.  Let’s see what they think after the Eagles game this coming week.
  • Chicago Bears: Cutler can be really good, he can also be really bad at times.  If he plays well they will a lot of games.
  • Detroit Lions: Typical Lions letdown game…ton of talent on offense, they  need to score more.
  • Green Bay Packers: Rodgers is good, defense is bad.  He better ice that arm this year…he will need it.
  • Minnesota Vikings: Pats whooped the Vikings like Peterson did….nevermind.  Let’s hope Peterson helps them this week because they need him bad.
  • Atlanta Falcons: Matt Ryan is over hyped after last year and that continued with week 1’s result.  Not saying he’s bad but he gets more hype than he deserves.
  • Carolina Panthers: Defense is very good.  Cam solid in his return, they could win this division again…which I don’t think has ever happened since the NFC South was formed. (Back to Back winners)
  • New Orleans Saints: I think the preseason has carried over for this team. No Drew Brees all preseason but he hasn’t been their biggest issue.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Same ol same ol.  See Raiders.
  • Arizona Cardinals: 2-0, more a result of the schedule and luck vs the chargers.  Lets see if it continues.
  • San Francisco 49ers: Kap needs to play better. looked bad in the 2nd half…
  • Seattle Seahawks: Road game vs solid team means they could lose any week.  Not panicking if I’m them though.
  • St. Louis Rams: Lucky they played the Bucs…they had no business winning with their QB situation.

 

10 Mid week thoughts

  1. The Grizzlies are 19-18?  Next thing you’re going to tell me Zach Randolph may be an NBA all star. Oh wait…(20 pts/g 11 reb/g)
  2. Lane Kiffin to USC makes perfect sense in the world of College Coaching.  Loyalty only counts when it’s convenient.
  3. I’d like to fast forward to Saturday at 4pm.  #NFL
  4. I’d like to forget my horrible prediction of this past Saturday.  My boy B-RAD let me have it for making some stupid guesses.  How easy I forget about the Bengals…If I had a pulpit to stand at…it would go something like this..
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Idiot of the week: 1/11

Seattle, Washington – (Un-Associated Press) It’s beginning to be a trend for Coaches at Universities with potential sanctions against them to bolt early for another job.  Pete Carroll joins John Calipari as a high profile coach who shuffled off to another coaching vacancy to escape a possible sanction against their former team.  Does this mean Mr. Carroll wisn the award for idiot of the week? Oh no…

 

Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks for being idrinksport.com’s idiot of the week.

 

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Wildcard Storylines

10:54pm Update…through almost two games, my predictions and dreams are going up in smoke. lol

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The NFL playoffs are upon us this weekend and we are here to break down each game with the storylines you should follow.

 

Jets @ Bengals

  1. Rematch of last weeks butt whooping has Rex Ryan confident.  So confident he thinks his team is the favorite to win the Super Bowl.  Source
  2. Sexual Healing has Ocho Cinco ready to play? Source
  3. Prediction: Bengals 23, Jets 13

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Thursday thinks

  • I think it’s a horrible way to start the day this morning, RIP Chris Henry.  Even with all his past history, this was a shocking end.  Where do the Bengals go from here? 2 horrible tragedies this year.  Good luck to them.
  • I’m thinking what took so long for Tiger’s wife to get the divorce process started? (if the reports of it happening are true by almost every news source)
  • I think if you don’t have the NFL network you are going to miss some great games on Thursday and Saturday this week.  I won’t shed a tear.
  • I think Vinny Cerrato being let go is a move that had to happen for the Redskins.  Bringing in someone else doesn’t change the fact that you have an owner who has way too much input on running the team.
  • I’m thinking I better get started on Christmas shopping.  Only one more week…ouch.

NFL Power Rankings Week 8

I enjoyed doing the rankings last week, figure i’d try to make it a weekly blog.  Here is my rankings after week 8 games

(LW=last week’s ranking)

  1. (#2)New Orleans Saints 7-0– Strong performance on Monday night, + a struggle by the colts put the Saints at # 1. With that defense causing turnovers this team is scary.
  2. (#1)Indianapolis Colts 7-0– struggling with the 49ers might give the colts a gut check that it needs to go far in January
  3. (#4)Minnesota Vikings 7-1– Vikes showed Pack who will win the NFC North this year
  4. (#3)Denver Broncos 6-1– Did they ever get put in their place by the ravens? it only gets tougher with Pitt up next.
  5. (#5) New England Patriots 5-2– Will anyone challenge them in the AFC East?
  6. (#6) Cincinnati Bengals 5-2– Ravens then Steelers, can’t afford to drop these two.  Split will do wonders to help control destiny.
  7. (#7) Pittsburgh Steelers 5-2– Broncos and Bengals come to town, steelers are starting to click at the right time.
  8. (#10) Philadelphia Eagles 5-2– McNabb’s back and looking good, DeSean Jackson is one of the surprise talents of ’09
  9. (#11) Dallas Cowboys 5-2– No more distractions players can actually focus nowand it shows
  10. (#14) Baltimore Ravens 4-3– Ravens need more consistency from D to compete for AFC North & wild card
  11. (#13) Houston Texans 5-3– 3 straight W’s for texans, next up undefeated Colts
  12. (#10) Arizona Cardinals 4-3– Can’t afford to drop 2 straight, trip to Soldier field can help rewrite their season
  13. (#12) Atlanta Falcons 4-3– Defense needs improvement if they want a wild card spot
  14. (#13) Green Bay Packers 4-3– Can aaron rodgers make it through the rest of the season continuing to get beat up.
  15. (#9) New York Giants 5-3–  Coughlin needs to regroup team before their playoff chances slip away
  16. (#17) San Diego Chargers 4-3– If LT has one of those games with 2tds every other game, watch out broncos.
  17. (#18) Chicago Bears 4-3– Need forte to be the pro bowl back he was last year to continue their playoff hopes
  18. (#19) Miami Dolphins 3-4– Swept the Jets, that’ll shut up Mr. Ron White in New York, need a lot of help this year
  19. (#16) New York Jets 4-4– You can talk all you want, but if you can’t back it up going to be a long year
  20. (#21) San Fransisco 49ers 3-4- There is no moral victories in the NFL but they have to feel confident going forward.
  21. (#24) Carolina Panthers 3-4-  Iif williams and stewart get back to form from 08 they will be competitive.
  22. (#20) Jacksonville Jaguars 3-4- MJD enough said, he has carried them this whole year
  23. (#22) Buffalo Bills 3-5– TO finally scored, on a run?  He needs to be involved more for them to not have a losing season.
  24. (#23) Seattle Seahawks 2-5– Hello Detroit, lions are always a good pick me up.  Where is TJ?
  25. (#25) Washington Redskins 2-5– No offensive struggles this week. Grant it, it was their bye week.  But baby steps
  26. (#28) Tennessee Titans 1-6-Running the ball like that will make vince look good every time.
  27. (#26) Oakland Raiders 2-5- Nothing really positive coming from Oakland, doesn’t help their coach is in the headlines.
  28. (#26) Detroit Lions 1-6- Lions can relax rest of season, since they can’t go 0-16 again.  Don’t see many more victories on their schedule
  29. (#29) Kansas City Chiefs 1-6- How can they keep LJ rest of the season, got to put the hammer down.
  30. (#30) St. Louis Rams 1-7– Anyone else feel bad for Steven Jackson?
  31. (#32) Tamp Bay Buccaneers 0-7– Hey they didn’t lose, there is something positive
  32. (#31) Cleveland Browns 1-7- Can mangini last the whole year?

10 Mid week thoughts 8/19

10 Mid week thoughts

1. My first thought goes out to all the Brett Favre Haters…a big “Child Please” as OchoCinco says. I know this…everyone in Minnesota was saying “What the hell is Brett Favre doing here” yesterday. That reminds me of this…19 seconds in..”He’s in town to play the dolphins dumb ass.”

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2. The Yankees have cemented their lead, 7 games as of the 19th of August. Ballgames Saucxxx and Rays.
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Idiot of the week: 8/17 Andy Reid and Co.

Michael Vick has been a huge story in almost every newscast since he was released from Federal Custody and this week was no different.  Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles decided that they would take a chance on the Felon QB with quick legs and a 53.8 career completion percentage. You know what’s coming next…Congratulations to Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles, for being our idiot of the week for August 17th. Continue reading