NFL News and Rancid Thoughts

by on September 30, 2014 updated September 30, 2014

More doings around the NFL this week than you can shake a stick at. Is it me or this shaping up top be a watershed season, one of those years where we begin to see some things come to fruition and others fall by the wayside?

Are The Patriots Done?

Many around the NFL are sounding the death knell for the New England Patriots and Tom Brady after a particularly stunning loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. 41-14 is pretty bad, I must admit but it may be a little early to be calling the Patriots done. True, they haven’t been impressive and Brady is long in the tooth. But I feel like the guy in the hoodie will find some way to get things back on track and that the Patriots will be a playoff team.

 The Atlanta Falcons Have Injury Ebola

In 2013 the Falcons suffered through a slew of injuries in key positions. In 2014 it looks like the foundation of the offense, the line, is simply, well, gone. Having lost Sam Baker, it looks like center Joe Hawley is gone with a torn ACL and right tackle Lamar Holmes is out with a foot injury. That’s not good for a passing offense, eliminating the time needed for deep pass plays.

 Please Curb Your Dog

The Detroit Lions have lost a tight end, Joseph Fauria, who injured his ankle while chasing his dog.

 Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know I used to rag on Al Davis of the Oakland Raiders, who just wouldn’t let go when the game passed him by. Apparently, Mark Davis won’t let go even though he’s never had a firm grasp on the game. Dennis Allen has been fired and Tony Sparano will take over for the time being. Rumor has it that Jon Gruden is a contender for the job. How about Mark Davis tries just OWNING the franchise instead of running it? Pick a proven GM and step back.

 Up and Comers

The Houston Texans are surprisingly good. The Dallas Cowboys at 3-1 are better than we thought they would be. Ditto the Kansas City Chiefs though we shouldn’t be surprised. Because of their schedule, Kansas City will be hard pressed for the the division but could easily be a Wild Card team. The Detroit Lions are good now but we’ll be holding our breath for that late season collapse. get through that and into the playoffs and Detroit could make some waves.

 

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updated September 23, 2014by September 23, 2014

    We’re now three games into the NFL 2014 season and there are a few things that bear watching. Let’s take a look at the standings, point a few NFC teams that are surprising for either the good or the bad. bear in mind that these standings will change. With 13 games to go […]

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