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Thoughts from the first week…
- What happened to kick to the basket? It seems everyone has forgotten how to kick a soccer ball at the same time. We have guys doing monster kicks from fifty and even over sixty yards, while at the same time guys are scoring points and extra kicks from inside forty yards. In some cases, these kicks are potential kicks or winner kicks.
- TJ Watt’s the injury is the most disappointing thing of the first week. Watching the offenses try to deal with him as he wreaks havoc on opposing fields this season was going to be fun. As a fan of a great defense, Watt’s absence from the field will make 2022 a whole lot less fun.
- Hey, you weren’t the world champion Los Angeles Rams?
- People other than fantasy football nerds need to learn the name By Andre Swift.
- Happy to see you again Saqun Barkley.
- This noise was Tennessee Titans the championship windows slam shut.
- That other noise was that of the “experts” getting back on the Kansas City bandwagon.
- If you open this drawer marked “Done”, you will find the Dallas Cowboys in there. Do you think the Cowboys have any interest in Joe Flacco? I can dream, right?
- So is this the last year New England will try to win without any skill position player?
- The the Lions and Texas not going anywhere, but they play hard, and they’re fun to watch.
- Davis Mills is not bad.
- I think Kahlil Mac loves playing against the Raiders.
- Ja’Marr Chase…just wow!
- I don’t know why the Jags felt like they needed replacing james robinson.
- Justin Jefferson is still open.
- I bet I’m not the only one hoping that Aaron Rodgers plays seventeen brutally painful games and leaves forever after the Packer last contest of the regular season.
- New proposed rule: Teams with the top ten draft picks can give it up in exchange for the ability to switch divisions for three years. Think about it… what more do the Jets need – another failed top-ten pick in the draft. or a chance to play in the NFC East for the next three years? I can almost see it now. Tagliabue steps onto the podium… “and with the ninth pick of the 2023 NFL Draft, the New York Jets trade places with the Philadelphia Eagles.” Can you say “Meaningful December Games”?
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Not only do I don’t understand why Joe Flacco starts Jets games, I don’t even know why he’s on the roster. Why does a reconstruction team have someone over 35 on their roster? I understand the desperate blows the team had to make against OL, but there is no reason to have someone as old as Flacco in this team. Mike White wouldn’t do much worse. He definitely brings more energy to the game. If the Jets are going to lose, let’s lose with the kids. Let White learn on the job or fail. Let’s see if these guys can play. Evaluate after the season. Cut the guys who can’t make it and find some younger guys in the draft to fill their spots.
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- Buffalo Tickets (Last Week: 2) – The Bills were impressive on both sides of the ball Thursday night. They were easily the hungriest team of the two on the field. It would be nice if one of their guards led the team in the rush, instead of their quarterback, but it’s hard to find anything to improve on their week one performance.
- Kansas City Chiefs (Last week: 3) – Tyreek who? KC is still a problem for the rest of the league. Without a certain unnamed fast receiver, Mahomes hung 360 passing yards and five touchdowns on the outclassed Cardinals
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Last week: 6) – Brady had problems at home. The offensive line is battered. Yeah whatever. The Cowboys don’t want to hear it, not after being bombarded at home by the “troubled” Bucs. The Bucs held the Cowboys to an opening basket. That’s it. The Bucs dominated the rest of the way.
- Baltimore Ravens (Last Week: 8) — The Ravens picked up a trade win on the road to open the season. The price of Lamar Jackson’s new contract continues to rise. Maybe we can change the callers for next season — Baltimore can get Flacco back and the Jets sign Lamar as a free agent.
- Los Angeles Chargers (Last Week: 9) – The Chargers and Raiders have a nice little rivalry brewing. LA took this one, but the Raiders were definitely in for it. The Chargers took much better care of the football and that led directly to a Week One victory.
- Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: Unranked) – The Vikings choked the Packers’ offense on Sunday while running and passing effectively on the Green Bay defense. The glimpse of life without Davante Adams has been painful for the Packer faithful.
- Los Angeles Rams (Last week: 1) – The champions looked uninspired on Thursday to open the season. Their half-hearted effort was made worse by Buffalo’s solid play. If the Rams care, they have the talent to repeat, but their level of interest this season is a question after the first week.
- Miami Dolphins (Last week: unrated) – The Dolphins pointed out that it will be them, not New England, who will be the biggest threat to Buffalo’s chances of repeating themselves as AFC East champions. Tua was the better quarterback and the Dolphins used three turnovers to complete a solid win over the no-punch Pats.
- Pittsburgh Steelers (Last Week: Unrated) — The Steelers defense spent most of the afternoon in the Bengals’ backfield. They’ll need more Trubisky, but if their defense can maintain Sunday’s level of play without TJ Watt, they won’t need much more.
- Cincinnati Bengals (Last week: 5) – The Bengals reorganized their offensive line to protect Joe Burrow. It didn’t work the first week. Burrow was under siege all day and Pittsburgh toppled the Bengals five times. Pittsburgh may have an elite defense, but the Bengals will have to deal with strong defenses if they want to get back to the big game.