"Aaron Kampman, Eben Britton and Maurice Jones-Drew are sorely missed. The Jaguars have yet to tally a sack, but the thought is Kampman should remedy that situation, drawing double teams and forcing the quarterback out of the pocket. Eben Britton not being in the lineup hurts. How much so, we don’t really know yet, but the offensive line is in a state of flux and needs to sort itself out in order to begin the process of learning to work together. The offense just doesn’t click without MoJo in the backfield, although Rashad Jennings does a pretty good job in his stead. MoJo should open up the passing game even more, by forcing opposing defenses to play with an extra man in the box."
The Indianapolis Colts have dug up a dinosaur, a fossilized relic, dusted him off & signed him to a contract. Yes, ancient NFL artifact Kerry Collins is now the starting QB for the Colts. We all though we'd seen the last of Mr. Collins when he retired during the off-season, but like some ageless wonder rediscovered by archaeologists digging through the sands of time, he has pulled a Favre-like about face & come back again. This time he will start in place of Peyton Manning who is still rehabbing a neck injury that will keep him out of any pre-season games & maybe some regular season games as well. Collins has been in the league for 18 years. he was drafted by the Panthers back in 1995. He was their first pick EVER. He has been around longer than Jacksonville has had a team.
Jack Del Rio was asked by members of the media if David Garrard would be the starter week 1 of the regular season. Here's Del Rio's exact answer:
""Yeah. David's our starter. I said that all spring,''"
I'm not usually in favor of declarations concerning very tight battles so early in the pre-season, especially at the team's most important position, but I also think we're blowing this out of proportion. What I took from the quote is this:
"Yeah. David's our starter [as of now]. I said that all spring, [but this is football, things can turn on a dime]"
Tennessee Titans fans must be hanging their heads in shame. They should be sitting on a bench, crying over this huge mess of a team. This once proud team has been torn apart, beaten down & basically become an embarrassment. A team that was just a few yards away from winning a superbowl not so long ago, has self-imploded. Not only have the Titans lost their long-time leader & head coach Jeff Fisher, but they have simply lost their way. That brutal, punishing defense is long gone. The offense is in shambles. The team needs to be completely rebuilt & mistakes from top to bottom have taken the fight out of this team.no comments
For some reason Matt Schuab and the Texans can't seem to get of the same page. sometimes it seems like Maybe Schuab doesn't get it, but they should be contending for the AFC title. They have an all-pro WR in Andre Johnson, the best rusher in the NFL (not to mention the top pick in evry fantasy football league) and an improving 3-4 defense under Wade Phillips. The Texans should be in the playoffs, but keep falling short of that goal every year. maybe this is the year that they get it done.
It's time for everyone's favorite game.....Peyton's pick of the week. As you may know, Peyton Manning has been rehabbing a neck injury for some time now. He hasn't played at all in the first 2 preseason games and has been ruled out for the remaining 2 games as well. Manning could also miss regular season games, which would leave the AFC South division wide open & would give the Jaguars a huge advantage if they were to start fast and get some wins early...thus putting the Colts in a hole they'd have a tough time digging out of (pun intended). It could also result in a new division champion if the Colts can't pull it out again (pun intended again). It would also hurt Peyton's fantasy football draft selection....if he can't play then no one will want to pick him. (sorry, had to say it).
I don't know about you, but I love hard-hitting, blitz-crazy, knock the QB on his ass football. I really miss the days were defenses buried QBs in the backfield & weren't flagged for unnesessary roughness. I like to see QBs get crushed from their blindside, or when he gets his helment riped off his head as he's thrown to the turf by a linebacker or DT. I miss watching defensive players knock a QB flat on his back & then step on his chest on the way back to the line of scrimmage. I enjoy seeing a QB picked up by a DE and pile-drived into the turf. I look forward to seeing Peyton, Schuab, Hasselback, Locker or any other QB in a Titan, Colt or Texan uniform being treated this way.