Here goes. No orginization to this post, just going for it.
- Forgot to mention that the Sabres are finally ditching the BuffaSlug and going back to the awesome original logo, albeit with the jersey slightly altered (stripes at the bottom, navy blue color instead of the lighter blue). Either way, it looks so much better. I wish the Bills would follow this example.
-Speaking of which, The Bills actually looked half decent last Sunday! Ryan Fitzpatrick was able to escape the rush that the porous offensive line threw at him and make throws. Deep ones, at that. The touchdown to Steve Johnson was a highlight, along with his awesome celebration, in which he pretended to be a Patriots minuteman and then fell back from the gun's kickback. Flagged, but still awesome. CJ Spiller finally produced (as he sat on my fantasy bench), Marshawn looked good, and, most of all, the offense was able to consistently move the ball. 30 points is nothing to scoff at, and the Bills kept the game close throughout, even to a much better team. The defense does need to improve though if we want to win more than 3 or so games. Still, a step forward from the first two weeks. But the Jets are going to do terrible things to them.
-I'm going to have to eat crow about the Bears. They are a good team. Still, the Packers shot themselves in the foot with ill timed penalties. They also couldn't capitalize on the fact that Jay Cutler was playing in his vintage style, as they dropped a number of sure picks. Also, on the Bears final drive, there were about 3 Cutler interceptions negated by penalties. And the Packers should have let the Bears score in the end to get more time to try and tie the game at the end instead of hoping for a missed field goal...from PAT distance! All that being said, the Packers are better than the Bears, but just have to play more disciplined. And I hope the Bears start being bad soon since Chicago is collectively freaking out so far... there's Super Bowl talk already. AHHHHHHH!!! THE BEARS ARE STILL NOT THAT GOOD!
- The Dolphins may have lost to the Jets, but they obviously showed that they will be in the mix for the AFC East. I look forward to watching how the race unfolds.
- What the hell is happening in the NFC West? The Seahawks, as per usual, played well at home. The 49ers crapped the bed after a good performance against the Saints. The Rams, though they won, are not playoff quality. The Cardinals snuck away with a win against the Raiders. Does anyone want to win this division?
-Early line confusion- the Giants are favored by 4 at home against the Bears? Why? Do the bookies think the Giants will be playing with desperation? Or that the Bears are primed for a fall?
-Finally, a word about recently departed Quarterback Trent Edwards, who is now a Jacksonville Jaguars. I had this guy's jersey. I believed that he could be pretty good after his rookie season. After that concussion, though, he never really was the same (besides that one Chargers game). He is a tentative passer who freezes up with pressure. Maybe behind a good line, he could be good, but he needs to start taking chances downfield and moving around the pocket better. From what I've seen so far, though, he'll probably remain an NFL back up. Unless the Jaguars get desperate. Good luck with that, and good luck to Trent Edwards. For all the people who say that the Bills releasing him shows the disorganization of the team, I say, why keep a guy who's not talented and probably wasn't happy with his situation? The Bills believed in him and then saw he couldn't do it. At least they didn't stick with him for no reason