Just a few weeks ago we were ready to crown a few teams because of their remarkable play. Now some of these teams once considered mighty have began to fall from their throne and the usual suspects have started to reclaim what was theirs.
By week 7, the hottest teams in the NFL were the Chiefs, Steelers, Ravens, and the Giants. They all appeared to be headed in the right direction and on a pace to collide in divisional championships. This weekend was unkind to all of these teams as they were beaten rather easily by teams that have begun their upstart.
Every week we listen to talk radio, ESPN analysts, and sports personalities over glamorize NFL franchises. One week Pittsburgh is the greatest team since the game has been invented. The next week the Giants are destined to win the Super Bowl. Then you will hear someone murmur how great the Ravens are and that they will surely be the AFC champions. The reality of the situation is that there is so much parity in the league that you can never really tell who is going to win. It is a matter of structure, will to win, coaching, and a little luck.
Who would have thought that the Jacksonville Jaguars would have a winning record after nine games? Granted luck has played a part in that, but I always say “You have to put yourself in position for luck to even matter.” So hats off to the Jaguars for their success.
The Chiefs appeared to be headed to a ten or eleven win season but suddenly they have been exposed a little on defense. See the thing about the NFL is that one injury can interrupt your whole chemistry and make your team appear weak when in actuality the other team is just using good coaching to expose your weakness.
Then Jerry Jones summons “Red Jesus” to take over for the Dallas Cowboys. Jason Garrett got his coaching debut off to a good start. He inflicted some discipline and structure to a team that has really underperformed to the max. The Cowboys went in under the leadership of John Kitna and molly whopped the Giants 33 – 20. In actuality the game wasn’t even as close as the score indicated. The win only raises more questions about the Cowboys than answers for me. I am happy with the win, but I am not sure why the motivation wasn’t there for Wade.
Oh let us not forget about America’s other team. Yes I am talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers seem to choke every time they get on prime time and play someone worth while. The defense was embarrassed last night by Tom Beiber Brady and the Mossless Patriots receiver corps. If that defense was as good as they say, then it should never give up 39 points to anyone.
Also I would like to thank Mike Singletary and Eric Mangini for following the blog. I am glad to have helped you guys out of your situations and allowing you more chances to win and be in games. Since you are listening and taking heed to the advice that I have listed you will both probably save your jobs and win a few more games. A small donation to the Joe Simmons foundation would be greatly appreciated if my prophecy materializes.
I would also like to congratulate Chris Johnson for becoming the 7th running back in NFL history to rush for 4000 yard in his first 40 games. That is a great feat young man.
Stay Breezy ~ Im Out!