NFL Wrap-Up Week 9: Chad Ochocinco,
Dollar Dollar Bill ya’ll!
Is it just me, or is the NFL
regular season flying by? We’ve reached the halfway point, some teams
are rising, some are cresting, and other teams are hitting the skids.
Where does your team stand? I stand on record for saying that the NY
Giants are still the team to beat in the NFC. Too bad they are beating
themselves. New Orleans are crazy resilient. I just have a bad feeling
about their “Comeback Kid” heroics. Will they run out of “Comeback”
at the wrong time? We’ll just have to see…
Last week, I talked briefly
about the resurgence of the Cincinnati Bengals. They stand at 6-2, would
be 7-1 if not for the freak play at the end of the game against the
Denver Broncos. The Bengals are clicking in every way, with a defense
near the top of the league. There is no surprise that a Carson Palmer
ran offense is paying dividends. Cedric Benson has eclipsed 100 yards
rushing twice against Ray “Mr. Intense” Lewis’ Baltimore Ravens
defense. Bengals fans, make yourself visible.
Chad Ochocinco, talk to us
kind sir. Tell us why you enjoy paying fines to the NFL? Tell us why
you chose to goof off by having a crisp dollar bill in your hand during
a challenged play in which you chose not to drag your right foot near
the sidelines? Are you telling me that there isn’t another way that
you could be the face of the NFL other than setting yourself back? I
want to talk about what you are doing on the field. Please, don’t
tell us that without your over-the-top touchdown dances that you have
nothing left. You are still one of the best wide receivers in the league.
Be known for that.
And will the real Arizona Cardinals
please stand up? You handed a beat down to the depleted Chicago Bears
defense, running away with a game that wasn’t as close as the final
score. I can’t tell whether you executed the perfect strategy against
the Bears, or the Bears falling apart. At your best, you were nearly
unbeatable in last year’s playoffs. At your worst, nobody is interested
in acknowledging you. Oh, how could I forget…
Matt Leinert, I’d like to
ask what happened to your career, but I’d be out of line in asking
that question. When you were given the opportunity to take snaps, you
are expected to carry the game out. So how could you be benched for
Warner to come back into the game? Really Matt, you were handed a double
digit lead. All you had to do was manage the game. And the first chance
you got, you threw an interception? Never have I seen the back-up quarterback
come into a game to close it out, and get pulled due to lack of production.
Welcome to Skidsville, where
NFL teams visit after transforming strong season starts into head scratching
losing streaks. The Chicago Bears started their season 3-1, even after
the loss of the engine that makes their tough defense work, Brian Urlacher
for the season. Now the effects of losing Urlacher are tearing their
defense apart, one fallen player at a time. I watched this game from
start to finish and could only shake my head every time a Bear was escorted
off the field with an injury. And Tommie Harris, what is your story?
Knowing your position of importance in the Chicago defense, you want
to throw a punch, which ultimately led to your ejection? The San Francisco
49er’s, Washington Redskins, and NY Giants are all on four game losing
streaks. If I just named your team, I hope that you have a support system
in place. When teams hit the skids, there fans have nothing else to
do but get blasted (drunk).
Congratulations to the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers, led by their rookie QB, Josh Johnson for winning their
first game of the season versus the sputtering Green Bay Packers. There
aren’t any more winless teams in the NFL this season. The Detroit
Lions will not have a guest in winless infamy this year. I hate to see
grown men crying. Well unless Serena Williams walk by… an onion has
that effect on the eyes.
Closing things out, Kansas
City Chief running back, Larry “Up In the Club” Johnson was released
from the team. The two time Pro-Bowl running back which also holds the
NFL record for most carries in one season (416) has worn out his welcome
on so many levels. There was even a petition in Kansas City not to allow
for Larry to break fan favorite, Priest Holmes, all-time team rushing
record. Larry was 75 yards short, and some say that he was a Beanie
Seigal short of State Property.
As always, I can’t talk about
every team in these wrap-ups. So I hope that you would step up and own
up. The New England Patriots are going to Indianapolis on Sunday night.
Who do you think will come out with the victory?
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