Poor Tamme. He should see a drop in tackles soon.
Okay, just from the title alone, you can already guess who I think is going to win tonight’s game. As bad as the Colts have been playing lately, nobody in the entire NFL has been playing as bad as the Titans these last couple weeks. That’s saying a lot if you consider that the Panthers and Cardinals are also actual participants in the NFL. I guess you can argue that the Titans are getting Kerry Collins and Kenny Britt back, but even with Chris Johnson running around the Colts, I don’t think they can match Peyton‘s offensive execution. Yes, he’s been playing horrible lately, but even while he’s throwing 3-4 INTs per game, the Colts are usually still offensively in the game. Remember in 2007 when he threw 6 INTs against the Chargers? The Colts almost won that game! The quickness with which Peyton can drive down a football field is uncanny, and I see that as the determining factor in tonight’s game (and I just don’t see him throwing 4 picks again, but don’t bet money against it). Having Jacob Tamme on the field tonight would be more of a reason to like the Colts, but it looks like he’s a game-time decision. The Colts outmatch Chris Johnson’s production and win 31-13 in yet another boring prime-time game.
*Update* So, the game didn’t end up being quite as large of a blow-out as I thought, but even though it was only a 2 point game, that’s because the Titans scored a TD with 0 secs left on the clock. It didn’t really mean anything. Peyton showed up and picked apart the Titans defense, only having to worry about Blair White defending his TD pass to Reggie Wayne. That was smooth, rookie. Chris Johnson also had a nice performance, along with Kerry Collins, but just like I predicted (I also said Colts would score 31… just sayin’), the Colts moved down the field with too much efficiency to be topped by CJ1K. The Colts were aided by a few questionable pass-interference calls, but who’s surprised that the NFL wants to see the Colts make a run for the playoffs? I personally would like to see the Jaguars take the AFC South, but I’m sure there are many, including the IceBat, who would hate such a thing.
Yikes. I'd be scared too.
This isn’t your traditional NFL column. Here are my personal views on this last weekend:
- Should’ve, Could’ve, Would’ve – But didn’t. That’s the story of the Ravens loss to the Steelers last night. And as I’m still reeling from the loss, possibly the most painful piece of the entire thing is the fact that the Ravens should have won. I know, I’m a bitter Ravens fan, but if you watched the whole game, you probably saw the same thing I did: a dominating performance by the Ravens (despite frequent penalties), upset at the last second by a gritty Steelers team. Besides some inexplicable offensive stalls by the Ravens (Cam Cameron?), the Steelers were out-played in every phase of the game, including special teams. Yet, Flacco, the better of the 2 QBs last night, failed to recognize a blitz and protect the ball, while Roethlisberger successfully did both only a couple plays later, and that made all the difference. After a decade of an opportunistic Baltimore defense, this time the Steelers filled those shoes. Kudos to the Steelers for making the big play when it mattered most.
Suggs & more after the jump… Continue reading
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Tagged Aaron Rodgers, Baltimore Ravens, Cam Cameron, Maurice Jones-Drew, MNF, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Peyton Manning, Pittsburgh Steelers, Terrell Suggs
Saw lots of this last night.
It’s weird to even consider this conversation before 2010, but if you were a GM of an NFL team, which Peyton would you rather have playing for you right now? On one hand, you have Peyton Hillis, who’s just going nuts on opposing teams, but on the other hand, you have Peyton Manning, Mr. #8-Greatest-of-All-Time himself. Now, although Manning’s #8 ranking is a bit high (IMO), I doubt we’ll ever see Peyton Hillis climbing up into the Top-100 when his career is over. If you’ve seen the hits he’s taking and delivering, he probably won’t have much of a career anyway. However, if you take a look at his current numbers, and the teams he’s done it to, I think it’s a clear decision to go for Hillis.
My reasons why after the jump… Continue reading
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.
Richard Seymour and more after the jump… Continue reading
Okay, who photoshopped #20 in here?
As usual, let’s go back and discuss the previous DEEP SLEEP picks:
- Shaun Hill – In his first week back, even with an injured left forearm, he threw for 323 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, and rushed for an entire yard. His QB rating wasn’t through the roof and his 2 point conversion attempt was pathetic, but for fantasy-purposes, he more than got the job done. Especially with the over-rated (and they’re not even rated that high), but fun to watch, Lions defense on his side, expect Hill to be throwing a lot to get his team back into games.
- Sidney Rice – Why do you tease us, Sidney? We all want you to play and start putting up consistent numbers! We still have to wait for him to come off the PUP list (should be this week, if ever), and from there, we’ll see if he and Favre still have last year’s intimate connection.
- Jacob Tamme – On a strange day where Peyton Manning threw 0 touchdowns, Jacob Tamme doubled any WR’s yards (including Wayne and Garcon) with his 7 catches. I don’t think he’s slowing down anytime soon, even with his minor back injury.
This week’s pick after the jump… Continue reading
So, I want to try and pick out a deep sleeper every week for those of you who are in competitive leagues, where the likes of Kenny Britt, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Marshawn Lynch are unavailable. Sure, all the major fantasy football analysts already told you about those guys, but how about someone who has the potential to become “those guys” in the near future (and is widely available)? If you’re in need for some play-makers, come back here every week for my take on potential fantasy saviors. This week’s pick after the jump.
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Tagged Antonio Gates, Austin Collie, Dallas Clark, Deep Sleep, Fantasy Football, Indianapolis Colts, Jacob Tamme, Jermichael Finley, Peyton Manning, Sleepers, Tight End