Official 2009 NFL Thread
Some thoughts from yesterday...My Panthers had me in friggin tears. Afraid things could get worse before they get better. Jets looked damned good, sure against the Texans, but Sanchez looks pretty solid and I think Ryan has that team responding to him. Browns looked decent. 49'rs looked pretty damned good too. Bears are in trouble. And the end of that Broncos/Bungles game was silly as hell. Jacksonville cannot get over Indy, period. Raider game is in an hour and a 1/2...have they committed any false start penalties yet?:number1:
Delhomme stunk the stadium out with that one. The bungles are well and truely back, seriously was that the longest tipped touchdown pass?
from an article on ESPN.com...
Bill Simmons NFL picks - ESPN
2. Rex Ryan has replaced Andy Reid as "The Coach You'd Least Want to See Coming Out of a Men's Room If He's Been In There For 5 Minutes or More."
Don't look now, but in 2 games against decent offensive teams J-E-T-S defense...no offensive touchdowns allowed.
Saints are going to put up fantasy numbers like nobody's bidness.
Was great to see America's Team lose their new home opener in front of a record crowd.
And if only my Panthers had another 4 weeks of preseason they might be halfway good. John Fox...love ya man...but polish up that resume'.
AFC East - ESPN
This is a shame...hate the fins but I have always admired Pennington. He's a good guy and it sucks that his career is probably going to end here.
Cautiously optimistic about the Jets. They did just enough to win yesterday...but still 3-0 is 3-0.
It's weird seeing the 9ers and Broncos playing great defense, very untraditional of them.
Is JaMarcus Russell officially a bust, ala Reggie Bush?
Not really, the Broncos had the famed Orange Crush defense and before Elway got there were mainly known for their great defenses. Even when they won superbowls they had some great defensive players. Steve Atwater, Bill Romanowski, Neil Smith, John Mobley. Was their offense more known than their D? Yes, but Denver has traditionally had some great defensive teams.
Originally Posted by redxalonso
Same goes for the Niners, Bill Walsh and the offense got all the publicity but the defenses in the 80s were fantastic. Ronnie Lott, Charles Haley, they had Romo too. Offenses always get the publicity, but the Niners were a dynasty because they had a great defense as well. It's not like they were the Rams super bowl team who was all offense. The Niners teams in the 90s especially the SB team had a stacked defense as well. Deion Sanders, Ken Norton, Dana Stubblefield, Bryant Young, Tim McDonald, Merton Hanks.
As far as JaMarcus goes, yes he is a complete bust so far. Don't think Al is going to be going the draft route for rookie ever again. The Raiders haven't developed a young Qb in quite some time. Ever since I was a fan I can't remember one they have developed. They've always gone the veteran route.
The Redskins are playing a winless team for the sixth straight week... and will probably still find a way to lose.
man i have never seen so many terrible teams to start the season, there are about 5-7 teams that could challenge for the #1 draft pick this year
raiders, skins, rams, browns, bills, jags, kc, & tb
titans, houston & carolina look really really bad as well