Is Chip Kelly really smarter than everyone else? Can the Cowboys repeat their winning ways from last season? Can the Giants turn it around and save Tom Coughlin’s job? Can that team from Washington ? I think we know that the answer to all of these questions is “no”.
First Chip Kelly takes former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray and then he deals QB Nick Foles to the Rams for Sam Bradford. Not bad. If Bradford can actually stay healthy he could be an improvement. Of course that’s like saying “if Philly fans can be polite” or “if Tim Tebow can complete a pass.”
The Dallas Cowboys finally got over the hump last year and made it to the Divisional round of the NFC playoffs. They made it by running the ball and taking some of the pressure off of QB Tony Romo to perform late in games. So what did they do in the offseason? They got rid of RB DeMarco Murray (1,845 yards) and replaced him with Darren McFadden (534 yards). Well of course they did.
New York Giants
The Giants suffered back to back losing seasons for the first time in the Tom Coughlin era as the Giants stumbled to a 6-10 record in 2014. To be fair they did have an insane number of injuries that they were forced to deal with. I was unsure exactly where to rank the Giants in this preview so I asked DE Jason Pierre-Paul to hold up fingers for where he thinks the Giants will finish in the NFC East. Okay Jason, three it is.
The Redskins announced that they would be starting Kirk Cousins in Week 1 after the Robert Griffin III fiasco but that RG3 “still has a future in Washington”. I didn’t even know he was running for office.
You just completed your final weekend without either major college or professional football for the year.
Say “hello” to not getting anything done on the weekends until spring.
We get some really good college football games already this first weekend. TCU vs Minnesota, Washington vs. Boise State, Louisville vs. Auburn, Arizona State vs. Texas A&M, and Wisconsin vs. Alabama are a pretty good slate for the Week 1.
There seem to be three or four major college football stories to follow this season.
Can Ohio State repeat as National Champions?
Can Jim Harbaugh return Michigan to dominance?
Can the SEC return to it’s traditional spot atop the college football world by winning another National Championship?
Can we combine the rosters of Colorado, Colorado State, and Air Force to make one team that could even get ranked?
Okay, that last one might not be on the national radar.
Probably just mine.
A week after trying to get Robert Griffin III killed, the Washington Redskins have announced that he will be benched for the always average Kirk Cousins.
When Griffin’s head clears he’s going to be really mad.
Did you see American golfer Brian Harman made not one but two holes-in-one in his final round at The Barclays, which was won by Jason Day?
Harman finished 30th in the final standings.
He may never be one of the great players of all time but you can’t take those two plays away from him.
He’s like Eli Manning.
Do you know how hard it is to play quarterback in the NFL?
Matt Cassel, Kellen Clemens, and Matt Schaub all still have jobs.
You barely have to do anything productive and if you can do even a mediocre job you have job security.
Another week of meaningless NFL preseason football. And nothing to show for it but some major injuries to key players.
The Packers lost wide receiver Jordy Nelson to an ACL. He could miss the season.
The Steelers lost center Maurkice Pouncey to a broken fibula that will require surgery.
But the NFL owners didn’t lose a dime as they charged their season ticket holders for every one of those terrible scrimmages.
And somehow the Washington Redskins did not lose their quarterback Robert Griffin III, depsite their best efforts to get him killed aginst the Detroit Lions last week. Griffin was sacked threee times, hit numerous other times, and fumbled twice, before leaving with concussion symptoms.
The word in Washington is that Griffin is buddies with Washignton owner Daniel Snyder; and that Snyder insists on the coaching staff naming Griffin the starter.
Everytime he went down I swear I saw his head coach Jay Gruden giggling on the sideline.
Did you see Tiger Woods went into Sunday’s final day at the Wyndham Championship just two strokes off the lead?
He shot a 70 on Sunday and finished at No. 178 in the final standings as 51 year old Davis Love III became the third oldest winner in PGA history.
It is no longer surprising in any way when Tiger melts down. In fact, it’s expected.
Next thing you’ll be telling me that he might have more than one girlfriend.
Peyton Manning says that due to the neck surgeries he has undergone he doesn’t have any feeling in the fingertips of his right hand.
So you’re telling me he can tickle himself?
Oh excuse me for being Mr. Optimist.
Video evidence was floating around that at the 2014 NFL Rookie Symposium Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter stated that NFL players need to find a “fall guy” for when they get in to trouble.
Carter was not telling these young men to make better decisions or to be careful of the people that they trust. He instead decided to told them they are too stupid to stay out of trouble so they had better get someone to pay the price for their sins.