Apparently the Raiders got the message. They have been whipped and stoned, deservingly, in the media by current players, former players and commentators and it seems to have hit a nerve. Jamarcus Russell looks like he may have worked and studied this week and played like a pro. All of this may come crashing down, if Tom Cable is arrested, but until then maybe they can be competitive. As for the Eagles, they are in trouble. You cannot lose to that team. I know you traveled cross country and all that, but you just can’t lose the game. The Eagles upcoming schedule gets much tougher for the rest of the season and it will be a battle to make the playoffs. Fortunately for them the Redskins are a train wreck, but they are a division opponent which makes it a tough game.
Wow, there were some lopsided games this week and a surprise or two. Denver proved that they are for real. Brady may not be all the way back but McDaniels shut up his critics by taking down his old boss. I don’t think the Pats should be written off but their fans should be concerned. Dallas once again proved how mediocre they are by battling a pathetic Chiefs team to the bitter end. Yeah Romo pulled it out but he also helped put them in the hole to begin with. Miami just manhandling that Jet defense was a bit surprising as well. The Dolphins are the best at the wildcat and with two terrific runners they could actually make a run for the playoffs. If Henne can bring a deep threat they could be very dangerous. Also the Bengals winning their fourth straight was shocking, maybe that crew has grown up. Oh and Jim Zorn might want to get that resume together immediately.
Let me be clear I am for anyone with the money buying whatever they want but there are some obvious conundrums in the Limbaugh deal for both the NFL and Rush himself. First why would Rush join a league run like a socialist society? Shouldn’t each team compete in a free market place? Isn’t forcibly keeping the the contracted salaries down against his free market ideals? No one limits what Rush makes off of his show, nor should they. What I don’t get is how this reconciles with his political ideals. The NFL is anti free market, from the time it squashed, with the help of a ridiculous court decision, the USFL, to the way it shares revenue and caps salaries is anything but free. Also how does Rush feel about all of the public tax dollars that have been WASTED on building and helping to build business facilities (stadium) for a private company? There is nothing in the NFL business model that speaks to conservative values but all that said I assume he sees it as a money making opportunity and doesn’t mind leaving his values behind to make a buck.
As for the NFL and Roger Goodell, who has been on a personal conduct rampage, how will they handle every racist, sexist, or inflammatory remark Limbaugh makes? If a player had said “Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.” how much and how quickly would Roger have fined them? There are way too many of these comments to go through but I think that illustrates the dilemma for the NFL. No good can come of this for the league, but for Rush it is a win win. First he doesn’t care what people think, secondly if he is denied he will use it to pump up his victimhood, and finally if he is accepted it will garner him an incredible amount of publicity. I can’t wait to see how this turns out and how the mostly black players in the NFL handle having a vocal racist as an owner instead of a closeted one.
How ’bout them…. nevermind. Can we finally get to the point when people stop expecting Tony Romo to be more than the average QB that he is. This guy cannot handle any pressure, cannot lead his team and cannot win a big game. There is no excuse for continually fumbling game after game. The next home game at Ego Field should be interesting. I’m guessing Jerry “The Face” Jones will have the heat turned up on Wade and we will see once again if Jessica’ ex-boyfriend can handle it.
I really don’t have a concern about the Patriots. This is how they have traditionally won games. Other than two years ago when they blew out everyone, except for the Giants, the Pats have built a legacy on winning tough hard fought games. Also Joe Flacco was really impressive, even in losing yesterday.
How the Broncos are 4 – 0, I have no idea. Whatever Josh McDaniel is doing seems to be working so far. Could he be the man that breaks The Hoodie coaching curse? Lets hope so.