Saturday, December 30, 2006
I can't believe I'm cheering Carolina on Rod Brind'Amour night, but them spanking the Ducks after the Sabres spanked them is awesome. It's as close as you can get without playing them, which also sucks. I'd like to see some teams in the west, Nashville doesn't count, although that major resulting in 2 goals was fantastic.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Let me start by saying I despise Drew Rosenhaus. He repeatedly tells us that McGahee is one of the premier backs in the league despite numbers that show otherwise (as does most of the media..ahem Allen Wilson). Now Drew is clamoring for a contract extension. Don't get me wrong, I do like McGahee. However, we saw what happened when he went head to head with Travis Henry. McGahee is great against the Jets, and pedestrian otherwise. He hasn't cracked the top-ten in yardage in any of his three full seasons. He currently ranks 23rd. Does that classify him as elite? I think not. He is currently averaging 3.9 ypc. I think the Bills should pay him what he is worth based on performance, or let some other team overpay for him. Average running backs are easy to find. Let him play next year at his current salary and worry about him at the end of next season.
Robert Royal...ahhh. Robert Royal. I haven't seen the non-touchdown from last game, but I hear it was one of the dumbest plays fans have seen in a long time. I was beginning to think we finally got a tight end we could work into the offense. Now I am concerned. Jay Riemersma would have come down in bounds.
For the love of God, give me a linebacker opposing backs should fear. I have seen...well heard I guess...so many missed tackled this season it hurts. Spikes is not his former self. I'm beginning to believe there is a reason that Fletcher-Baker whiffed on the Pro-Bowl. It might be our run defense. People fear running at Urlacher. We need that desperately. I like Crowell, but we need a big scary monster in there. Spikes used to be that guy.
Give me a fat DT. Enough of this small guy business. Get a fat, agile defensive tackle. Give Triplett room to move. Somebody to stop the run!
Resign Clements. I know I was on him hard at the mid-point of the season, but he has played his ass off in recent weeks. Elite corners are hard to come by, and if Marv is serious about building through the draft, he needs to resign one of our better draft choices in recent history. I'm tired of waving goodbye to solid, homegrown talent (Ruben Brown, Pat Williams, Antoine Winfield, Jonas Jennings).
I like the way the O-Line has gelled since the reshuffling. Fowler is a bit small. Maybe they could use a big mauler to open up holes. Or maybe they need a guy who can find the holes better. Pass blocking has been solid.
Evans, Parrish and Reed are all solid. Plus I love listening to Roscoe Parrish do interviews. It's easier to understand Jaro Spacek. Not sure about Price, but he did catch a great game winning TD. I wouldn't mind a big tall guy in there somewhere. But maybe this is where the tight end comes in.
All in all, a better-than-expected season. I like the chemistry that is being built. I am happier with the QB position than I have been in a long time. However, waiting is over, and I expect playoffs next season.
What do y'all think?
"Did you know this project will bring people of all colors into our neighborhood, which would lower our property values and be beneath the high standard of living we are trying to preserve?"
And they say the opposition isn't racially motivated. Sounds like Aryan propaganda to me.
"We all know what kind of people we're talking about," resident Jim Adams told the Town Board. "I work awfully hard for my money, and I don't want this across the street. It belongs in the city."
This guy actually gave permission to use his name in the paper. What a douche.
They go on to bitch about the increased commute time to the city. The absurdity.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Now let me say that I wish Briere had found it in his heart to resist the temptation to get back at Ovechkin, and that Briere deserves to be suspended for his action. On the flipside, I want to apply the convoluted logic applied by many sportswriters to the Ovie hit on Briere. Since Ovechkin was not severely hurt by the action, my god he even went on to score a goal (hear this Alex, that goal was to bring your team to within 4 goals!), how bad could the spear have been?
Speaking of misplaced celebration, I think Miller said it best, "I'm not going to get up and fist pump after stopping him on a breakaway. To each his own." Indeed.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
You know, I can appreciate Ovechkin's edge. It's useful to him and it's part of the player he is. I don't think he's a dirty player, but when you play with that edge and you go over the line you should be punished (and I'm not talking about a $1000 fine either), even if you are as impossibly talented as Ovie is. Hell, they suspended Briere a number of games for diving (I'm not saying that they shouldn't have), and a reckless hit from behind is way more damaging to the league, ask Erik Cole and Steve Moore.