Interceptions are never my fault!
My thoughts on the eventful NFL weekend:
- Manning’s Issues – Let me just start off by saying this: Peyton Manning is one of the best QBs in the league right now. Does he deserve to be #8 on the Top-100? I’m not so sure, but he definitely isn’t helping his case the last few weeks. With all the talk about Manning’s magical touch, he has proven, although rather quietly, that he is a choke. Sure, he’s great at the 2-minute drill and all the fancy-schmancy audible stuff, but how often have we seen the Colts lose games in the end because of a Manning INT? Ask a Colts fan, I’m sure if you prod their memory enough, they’ll overcome their denial and account to you the many times, especially in play-offs, when Manning would lose the game. Sure, he’d be the reason they were still in the game to begin with, but nonetheless, he still lost the game. Manning, with the easy chance to tie, proved his choke-ability once again this last weekend v. the Patriots.
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"Worship me, James Jones. I am an almighty referee."
As a lover of all things defense, you can only imagine the frustration and disappointment I feel with the way NFL officiating is headed. And it’s not that I don’t agree with player safety – I totally agree with the increased attention on helmet-to-helmet collisions on defenseless receivers (although those hiked-up fines are ridiculous) – but when officiating starts to impact the outcome of a game, that’s when I start having issues with it. Officials are not in the game to decide who wins and loses. That job should belong solely in the hands of the 22 players on the field. Referees are merely there to chaperone the game. So why are they making such a big influence in the game, even with the exercise of instant replay? I’m tired of the cliche excuses the NFL always makes to defend their poor little referees, talking about the “speed of the game,” etc. Instead of making excuses for their horrendous calls, just fix it. My biggest peeves regarding officiating after the jump… Continue reading