Week 6. The week the NFL season really begins. This is where some pretenders fall off. Don’t act like you don’t know who they are, Rams fans.
Panthers laying 3 points to the Eagles. Not buying it. Everyone thinks Panther QB Cam Newton is back. That’s what playing the Patriots defense will do for your career. The Eagles are going to pressure him relentlessly and force those quick accurate throws and you know that ain’t Cam’s game. Take the Eagles plus the points. Not a big fan of Eagle QB Carson Wentz, but I think the defense for the Eagles makes the difference.
Texans laying 12 points to the Browns at home. Just trying to suck me in with this line. The Texans can score and the Browns can’t. But the Texans have lost their defense. Mercilus is gone, Watt is gone. I say Browns cover. 30-20.
Patriots laying 9.5 points at the Jets. No matter how bad the Pats defense is, the oddsmakers keep trotting out these big lines. Funny thing is the Jets are better than anyone thought. They are screwing up their own chances at a high draft pick. They should trade for crosstown QB Eli Manning real quick so they can lose some more games. Lay the points. The Jets are getting by on smoke and mirrors. Week 6 reality check is here.
Falcons laying 11.5 points to the Dolphins. Where are all the people who loved the Dolphins, loved the Cutler-Adam Gase combo, thought Cutler would lead the Fish to the playoffs? Where are all the dumbasses I should say. Take the Dolphins plus the points. That’s a big line and the Falcons ain’t the Falcons from last year. Right?
Saints laying 5 points to the Lions. Take the Lions plus the points. The Saints finally realized having Adrian Peterson on their team is like me having a bible and a non-alcoholic beer in my pocket. STUPID.
Packers laying 3 points at Minnesota. Lay the points. The Vikes defense is excellent. The problem is they don’t have an offense. Their injuries, lack of offensive scheme … will catch up to them now. What the hell was Sam Bradford doing on the field last week? When healthy, he is barely adequate. When he is injured, it’s like watching Harrison Ford stumble through a bad Star Wars remake.
Ravens laying 6.5 points to the Bears. Take the Bears plus the points. The Ravens are AWFUL Don’t be fooled by their 3-2 record. The Bears will run the ball down their throats. QBs Flacco and Trubisky are a wash.
The Washingtonians laying 10 points to the Niners. Take the Niners plus the points. The Washingtonians have a good defense and an erratic offense. And the Niners have to win a game sometime, right? Right?? Right???????
Jaguars laying 2.5 points to the Rams. Take the Rams plus the points. The Jaguars have a pretty good secondary, but they cannot stop the run. Design your scheme to run the ball first and take the game over. Rams plus the points.
Buccaneers laying 2.5 to the Cardinals. Lay the points. The Cardinals are bad. They just traded for Adrian Peterson … when their offense needs a guy who can catch the ball out of the backfield … which is the reason the Saints let him go, because he can’t catch the ball.
Chiefs laying 1 point to the Steelers. Only 1 point? Lay the point. The Steelers seem to play the Chiefs tough every time, but the Steelers aren’t very good right now, and their lack of discipline and self control is catching up to them.
Raiders laying 3 points to the Chargers. Take the Chargers plus the points. The Raiders are starting EF Hutton….I mean EJ Manuel. Their line isn’t as good as people think. They are talking about bringing in Derek Carr to play again. Why risk permanent injury to your franchise QB? The Chargers aren’t horrible, but they cannot close.
Broncos laying 12 points to the Giants. Wow. That’s a lot. But the Giants are down all their WRs (three injured last week in a span of a quarter), not that they were helping them win anyway. This is a rare time I say lay the points with a big spread like this. Lay them down.
Titans vs Colts … no line. Hilarious. How bad is your backup QB Matt Cassel if you go into a game against the Colts and you can’t be a favorite? Game is in Tennessee. Titans should run Derrick Henry 30+ times and just put them to sleep.
There is a new trend in the NFL. Coaches who have won NOTHING talking tough and throwing their own QBs under the bus after the coaches themselves screw up. First we saw Ben Guido McAdoo do it with Eli Manning. First of all, McAdoo needs to give up on the Pat Riley hairdo. It doesn’t fit a fat, middle-aged, sloppy football coach. But not to be outdone Jay Gruden’s dumbass showed his ignorance during their game with the Chiefs. Washington was driving into Chiefs territory late in the game and with 57 seconds left and GRUDEN calls timeout. Huh? Was he trying to save the Chiefs some time? YES HE WAS because on the next play Gruden went deep on a pass that landed incomplete, thereby saving the Chiefs more time. The Washingtonians kicked a game tying field goal, but with all the time left, the Chiefs kicked a FG and won the game. I LOVE IT.
Then Gruden, with all his coaching success (sarcasm) after the game threw a subtle hint that QB Kirk Cousins was to blame. Nice job, coach.
The biggest issue is his idiot brother Jon Gruden was calling the game and certainly didn’t bother to point out how stupid his brother was. I am sick of their act.
Are the Patriots becoming … normal? I heard Tom Brady complain that the officials haven’t been doing them any favors. What?? The Patriots, the tuck-rule team themselves?? ROBOteam is showing irrational official-blaming after a game. Wow. Keep an eye on this one. Next thing you know they will be talking about having an unfavorable schedule or something.
Before the draft I said Jabrill Peppers would be lost in the NFL. I didn’t think he had a position or that he could cover well enough to be a safety and wasn’t a real LB in the NFL. And what do you know? The Browns can’t find anywhere to HIDE him in the defense. He can’t cover and isn’t a real LB. I thought he was a useless pick unless you are going to consider him on offense, where he isn’t really dynamic enough. And … well you see it.
Steeler QB Ben Rottenburger. He is AWFUL this year. And everyone is surprised for some reason. Before the Jags game, he hadn’t thrown for 300 yards in 10 games. In those 10 games he had thrown for 13 TDs. That’s all. Elite??
Before the season he talked about retirement, but then it was mentioned he would have to pay back like $18 million, so … It looks like he is mailing it in and they have NO VIABLE backup to replace him. So enjoy the rest of this sh%&show.
After throwing five interceptions and two pick-6s against the Jags, this buffoon sayaybe I don’t have it anymore.” Yeah that’s what you wanna hear from your QB. Then a couple days later he says he is baffled by the media and talking heads criticizing him and he knows he is “one of the best to ever do it.” I swear this guy is a complete diva, drama queen and one of the most overrated QBS in NFL history. Ben sucks. He was carried for years by the defense and now the only time he looks like a decent QB is when he stares down Antonio Brown and gets him the ball 300 times a game. This year he is like 4 for 20 on passes over 20 yards with 0 TDs. He cannot read the middle of the field. His tiny brain can’t process the defensive coverages.
Mike Tomlin. Check out his coaching genius last week. The Jags are the best defense in football against the pass and one of the worst against the run. So the Steeler game plan was to throw the ball 55 times, 19 of them to Antonio Brown against, and run it like 20 times against one of the worst run defenses in football. Then Tomlin, true to form, says crap like “we did what the game dictated.” He was up 9-7 before Ben threw 14 points to the other damn team.
I want to know what is wrong with the Texans. Why do so many people get injured on their team consistently. They need to test the whole team for PEDs. Check the coaching staff, too. Have you seen them on Hard Knocks?? The coaches are as roid-raged as the players.
There could be another contributing factor in JJ Watt’s case. Is it possible JJ Watt’s enormous EGO is too much for his body? Maybe it taxes the joints.
Brown Coach Hue Jackson is benching QB DeShone Kizer now. I was pulling for Hue but the plug is about to be pulled on him. They cannot win games. They just can’t. I think the front office is completely useless but they are gonna sacrifice the coach. Everyone praises their draft picks but … if you draft 15 players in one draft and try to make your front office look good by keeping all of them on the roster to make it look like you drafted well when NONE of those players are making an impact on the team – that is a trainwreck.
Week 6 pretenders to be exposed after this week:
Jets. They have McCown at QB and no WRs
Jags. They have Bortles at QB. I like the defense but stop the run and see what happens when Bortles starts bouncing balls off the other team again.
Bills. I like the new coach and the defense, but the offense is garbage.
Rams. Nice Story. But boy wonder coach reminds me of Josh McDaniels starting 6-0 with the Broncos.
The anthem protests – sick of it.
I will say this. Does the President have NOTHING better to do?
This has been mentioned – that he may be doing this is because he is still bitter about losing to the NFL with his USFL League YEAARRRS ago. He was extremely upset about that. Why doesn’t someone just ask him – Does your presidential pussy still hurt over that?
I mean, instead of finding ways to punish enforcement officers who are killing unarmed people at will lets have the President attack the NFL over kneeling. This country sometimes just completely baffles me.