Football… Why God Loves Us! 13 thoughts on Week 1

September 11, 2008

1. Tom Brady’s injury may be the most crushing Week 1 injury in NFL History. After taking his team to 18-0 and losing in the Super Bowl, I’m sure there is nothing more that Tom Terrific would have loved to do is add another ring to his collection. But with his season-ending injury, Tom will not get the chance to do that this season. But hold your horses my friends, Tom’s team, the Patriots, still have a chance considering they still have one of the mosttalented rosters in the league. Don’t count these Patriots out yet, as remember Tom Brady got his big chance when Drew Beldsoe went down in Week 2. And what did Brady and the Patriots do that season? Oh yeah, that’s right, they upset the Rams in the Super Bowl and began their march to a dynasty of this decade. Only time will tell if Matt Cassell can duplicate what Brady did that season.

2. The Cowboys offense is scary good. I am legitimately scared for my San Francisco 49ers when they go to Texas Stadium to take on these guys. Romo and Owens look like they have been playing together for years as they just seem to always be on the same page. Jason Witten is a solid a tight end that most teams would kill to have on their roster. Marion Barber added two more one yard touchdowns to his stats. Has there ever been a guy that scores more one yard touchdowns than him. I’m calling it, he will own that record someday.

3. Just as a side note to thought number 2, with his touchdown reception against the Browns on Sunday, Owens has tied former Minnesota Vikings great Cris Carter on the all-time receiving touchdowns list with 130. He’s only behind some guy named Rice who played with in San Fran. Anybody ever hear of this character? Congrats to you T.O.

4. When finally given a shot to be a starter, Michael Turner showed why he might be one of the most talented running backs in the league. After sitting behind LT for the past couple of years, Turner exploded for 220 yards and 2 tocuhdowns, albeit against the hapless Detroit Lions. Now I know why the Chargers always kept this guy around, because if LT ever went down, this guy would be just as good to have in your backfield.

5. Kudos to rookie quarterbacks, Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan. Both QBs led their clubs to Week 1 wins, while making their first starts. Flacco, who played at Division 1-AA Delaware was able to put perform former USC Trojan standout Carson Palmer. Who says you have to be from a major college to be a big-time pro in the NFL. On the other hand, Ryan allowed Falcons fans to shout, “Vick who?” Let’s see how these guys do in Week 2 as the Falcons travel to Tampa, while the Ravens go down to face Mario Williams at the Houston Texans.

6. Oh Mr. Flacco, I am not quite done with you yet my friend. You officially scored the slowest 38 yard running touchdown in the history of the NFL. Please, if you haven’t seen it yet, please check it out on youtube asap. But come on Bengals, what the hell were you guys doing letting this slower than slow quarterback rumble for 38 painfully slow yards. Just to let you know Marvin Lewis, you might be coaching the most uninspired team in the league. Good luck getting them amped for their next game against Tennessee.

7. Speaking of the Titans, I hope everything is fine with Vince Young down in Dixieland. According to his mother, Young has not been in the best emotional state and does not want to play football anymore. I hope Vince makes the right decision and if he needs to get help that he does just that.

8. As much as it hurts me to say this, the NFC West may be the most pathetic division in NFL History. Had the Cardinals and 49ers not been battling each other, no team would have probably won as the Rams were crushed by Philly and the Seahawks looked pathetic against the Bills.

9. One of my biggest gripes with this first week is how everyone is crowning the Jets as the top dog in the AFC East. Did everybody forget that they were only 1 play away from losing to the previousli 1-15 Miami Dolphins. Also, the Jets needed a miracle Brett Favre heave to score one of their tocuhdowns. I’m sorry to say this and I know I will be offending a lof of you Favre fans out there, but that touchdown wa spure luck and 9 out of 10 times that will be an interception.

10. After watching them destroy Seattle in every facet of the game, I think the Bills will pose the biggest threat to the Bradyless Patriots. If the can contiue to get quality performances from Marshawn Lynch and make big plays in the special teams, the Bills could surprise some teams in the AFC this season.

11. Every year I think it will be the year that the Jaguars will take down the Colts in the AFC South. This year I was certain would be the year and how do they repay me, by flopping in their opener against Tennesee. Now I’m not saying there is no chance that they will win it, but come on guys. It’s time to take over that top spot. If you don’t want to do it for yourselves, please do it for ME!

12. As good as I think Dallas is, Philly is going to give them a run for their money in the East this year. they might not beat them out, but the Eagles will be a Playoff team this year.

13. It’s just great that football season is back and it gives me something to look forward to on Sundays. Ben Franklin once said that beer is proof that god loves us, well I think you can add football to that statement as well.

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