NFL playoffs. Peyton Manning pulled another Peyton in the playoffs. Peyton is not playoff smart. Said it for years. If you need 3 yards on 3rd down in the playoffs … get 3 or 4 yards and keep the drive going. Peyton will throw it 20 yards on 3rd and 3. Drives are important in the playoffs. You’ll see Tom Brady throw that boring pass right at the first down marker to Wes Welker on 3rd and 1 to keep the drive going … playoff smart. And Denver Coach John Fox is run, run, run and play field position. And like I said before the season, Peyton and John Fox are a bad mix. Fox is way too conservative and that will wear thin with Manning. With 32 seconds left and two timeouts, needing a field goal to win, they took a knee and settled for overtime. Then said after the game “there were too many bad things that could have happened [by being aggressive].” This after they watched the Ravens score on them with 34 seconds left. After the game, the Broncos fired their DB coach. A cover for the dumbass QB and the dumbass head coach.
I don’t know how the Ravens keep winning? Their offense is lackluster and their defense isn’t very good either. Teams continue to give up one or two of those Joe Flacco hail mary passes every game. And they get more pass interference calls on their hail mary passes than any team in NFL history. It is irritating. And then a Ravens defensive “Player” comes out as soon as the Patriots hammer the Texans and calls the Pats offense “gimmicky.” I say “player” because it was a third string linebacker talking smack. Every year it is some jackass putting up bulletin board material. The Ravens talk like champions. That Super Bowl win was 12 years ago.
Why is Jay Gruden a head coaching candidate? He was the Bengals Offensive Coordinator. I haven’t seen a thing out of the Bengals offense that would make me want to hire their offensive coordinator.
The Jets still can’t find a GM, because what sane person would want to work with Rex Ryan?
Oregon’s Chip Kelly left to take the Eagles coaching job. I am interested to see what he is going to do offensively. If he thinks he is going to run Michael Vick out there and do that Oregon run and shoot he is in for a rude awakening.
I assume Kelly will adapt his offense to a more QB-friendly approach. But I don’t think he has the QB on his roster to do it right now. But this is going to be fun to watch – the pace. He will be successful.
Alabama beat the truth out of Manti Te’o from Notre Dame. All we heard during the season was how GREAT a kid he was. They thought he was a hero for the way he performed under such adversity. His Grandmother who took care of him died and his girlfriend died within 24 hours of each other and he came out and played so inspired and courageously right after that. And Te’o got up on a podium and explained how much he loved his girlfriend and detailed how they met and how she visited him in Hawaii.
As it turns out, he had never met this “girlfriend.” She didn’t exist. At best he was having an internet relationship. There was no Hawaii. Now he is claiming someone played a hoax on him.
This guy has no character.
The least he did was tell a bundle of lies to pump up his Heisman Trophy campaign. What a punk. But he went to Notre Dame, so … they’ll apologize for him.
The Bears hired Marc Trestman as head coach from the Canadian Football League. This guy has to be about 70. One report lists a reason as the fact that he used to be Jay Cutler’s mentor while Cutler prepared for the NFL draft. That’s funny. The Bears got Earl Bennett, Cutler’s old WR at Vanderbilt, to catch balls for him. They got his buddy from Denver, Brandon Marshall, and now his old mentor to be the head coach?? How much comfort and how many Cutler people does Cutler need around him to be successful? Will his mother be hired as Team Mom? Cutler is a mental midget and them coddling and babying him is a disaster.
The Bears are going to end up with a QB they don’t want and a coach they don’t want and a bunch of Cutler’s people on their roster they will eventually cut. But at least Cutler’s momma will be there to provide oranges and team snacks.
The Seahawks lost their game after charging back from 20 points down. QB Russell Wilson is the truth … even if Manti Te’o isn’t. But Coach Pete Carroll and his surfboard coaching techniques really backfired this time. Not going for the FGs in the first half was the difference.
The Packers lack speed and athleticism. Their defense got smoked by Niner QB Colin Kaepernick. It wasn’t enough that he ran for 180 yards, but the way he did it?? Every time he got past the line of scrimmage, he was running untouched through their entire defense. They simply couldn’t catch him. Ugly.
Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones has now hired Monte Kiffin as defensive coordinator. Nice publicity move, and a good hire ten years ago, but I swear Kiffin is 300 years old. I think he was Vince Lombardi’s defensive coordinator.
Meanwhile, the guy Kiffin replaced, Rob Ryan, has a mouth which far exceeds his talent. After getting fired, Ryan said he would have a new job in “5 minutes.” He doesn’t have a job yet. The Cowboys finished 19th in total defense and 23rd in scoring defense last year.
Up here in Seattle, Seahawk fans spent an hour on the radio bitching that the Falcons kicker got a practice kick he shouldn’t have gotten when Pete Carroll called a timeout to ice the kicker. Why are they bitching? Because the coach was bitching. I have always said coaches play on the ignorance of their irrational fans and throw out stuff to shift the blame off of themselves. Carroll said the officials told him kickers aren’t allowed to get practice kicks after a timeout is called to ice the kicker. So Carroll calls a timeout right before the ball is snapped, the kicker kicks it, as he should, and Carroll is livid. I say ‘tough s$#t’ If you wait that long; the snapper, the holder and the kicker are told to kick it. What would happen if they waited for the whistle and it didn’t come? Was the official supposed to jump in and stop the kick? But Carroll bitches about it and moron fan starts bitching about it. The ‘Hawks lost because Carroll didn’t take the points on FGs in the first half and because his defense got burned on blitzes and by putting Falcon TE and future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez in SINGLE COVERAGE with a LINEBACKER on the final drive.
As for this week’s picks … I don’t get to pick. Both of the teams I had in the Super Bowl are gone now. And the teams that are left – I can’t stand ANY OF THEM. The prospect of Brady and Belichick winning another one makes my ass pucker, but consider the alternatives. The Niners with crazy Coach Harbaugh – can’t stand him, and that defense is giving up a lot of points now. The Falcons I hate – QB Matt “Ice” Ryan has a nickname he doesn’t deserve. And the Ravens? I don’t want to see them win a flag football title. Hate them with a passion. I still believe if Belichick wins one he will walk away, and then reemerge a year or so later with a hefty slice of some team’s ownership and complete control of an entire franchise.
THIS … Is American Idol. The first two weeks. I love it. Can’t wait to see that jackass who says his friends and mother talked him into trying out because he sounds so good. And you know those same people who pushed him to do it are sitting at home throwing a “Look at that Jackass” Party and DVRing all this s%$t to hit him with later on. They are gonna show it at his birthday party and his wedding rehearsal and his bachelor party.
I love the first two weeks and stay mildly entertained until late in the season when inevitably that inexplicable vote happens that makes me tune out. Those defining moments that make me not watch another episode for that season … when Tamira Gray got axed … when Bo Bice Lost … when Pia Toscano got voted off … and the biggest Injustice of all … when Skylar Laine got voted off. That was a disaster. That was worse than the Bush/Gore presidential election.
The judging panel … Nikki Minaj?? Why??? At least Paula Abdul was just a little crazy……..Nikki Minaj is so busy trying to be different it isn’t even interesting. And you know Mariah Carey is going to have a meltdown on the show and do some crack off Keith Urban’s bare ass right on stage. And Nikki and Mariah seem to hate each other already. However, as much as I hate both of them, if they throw down and some clothes come off, I ain’t gonna change the channel.
From Wednesday … Did you see the little guy from The Hangover perform?? That was great. He looked like he was wearing swimming goggles and weightlifting gloves and he was horrible. The funniest thing is he actually looked disappointed when he got rejected. How many of his friends/family were having a party?
And how do the judges say they love someone who makes you want to rip your ears off they sound so bad?? The girl from Israel. I know the shorts were great and she looked like she was a star … a porn star, but the singing was horrible. And if you say you’ve only sung for your parents until this point – not a good sign. Don’t be trying out cold.
Randy Jackson is the American Idol cockroach. Judges come and go. Everyone gets tired and hangs it up. Not Randy. He’s got nothing else to do.
The producers kind of blew the premiere. Too much time talking about the judges and not enough funny s%$t you normally see from the tryouts. But I will be back tomorrow to see some more trainwrecks. THIS IS AMERICAN IDOL. I love it.