No, I DON’T think Cam and the Panthers getting back together (temporarily) is a publicity stunt or hopelessly naïve nostalgia.
I think it makes pretty good sense. Rhule is looking for a way to win a few football games. After getting off to a 3-0 start, the Panthers have largely been a mess, especially after losing McCaffrey for a chuck of games following his hamstring explosion against the Texans. Carolina has to run the ball to be effective. Cam will help in that department. Darnold is going to be out for a while. That’s good for everybody, including Darnold. Neither the Panthers nor Cam is delusional. This is a month-long fling with your ex. But at least both parties know where the bathroom is and whose feet are ugly. No surprises.
The Panthers had to bring in a veteran QB. Cam makes more sense for them than taking Philip Rivers out of mothballs.
Rivers might actually be a pretty good band-aid for the Saints.
The Rams are making quite a gamble. OBJ could be the final piece in a Super Bowl puzzle. He could also destroy that locker room. Or his daddy could. (OBS?) But we know one thing. Between this move and acquiring Von Miller, the Rams are “all in.” I will never disrespect that.
Yes, I’ve been saying since early September that the Cowboys just look different this year, in a good way. I’m sticking with that despite that Chernobyl meltdown against the Broncos. For now. But this game against the Falcons has my attention. Atlanta actually has an above-average NFL roster. And Ryan can get white-hot. And, yeah, losing Randy Gregory is a bitch. Dang, I hope Lucy isn’t gonna jerk the football away from Cowboys fans yet again.
How can the Ravens lose to the Dolphins? I guess the same way the Titans and Bengals each found a way to lose to the Jets. Kudos to Tua for his toughness, as he found a way to give the broken middle finger to Baltimore. That’s a costly loss for the Ravens, especially since the Steelers have a layup coming Sunday against the Lions.
Happy that A.J. Green is recovered from COVID and back with the Cardinals. That guy has been a total pro for a decade. The Cards look more than just “shiny” to me. They look solid. And resourceful. And resilient.
Fun college game last night in the ACC. After coming from 18 down last week to upset Wake, North Carolina erased an early 17-point deficit to take Pitt to OT, before falling 30-23. Pitt’s Kenny Pickett and the Tarheels’ Sam Howell are my two favorite QBs in college football. They are both wonderful leaders.
Because I know you, and I know that you know me, and you know that I know that you know me, you’re expecting me to go cold off on Aaron Rodgers. I’m going to. Saturday.
For now, let me just defer to Dallas receiver Ceedee Lamb. “Man, this NFL fine system is weird.”
It’s not just weird. It is scandalous in this case. And dangerous.
I ain’t forgetting about your ridiculous, pompous, ill-informed ass, Rodgers. But I’ll do my own research, on my timetable, under my rules. Tell your “own drummer” to get that paradiddle down cold.
And this from someone who heretofore has been a huge Rodgers fan. He remains the most talented NFL quarterback I’ve seen. But I have lost considerable respect for him.
And I’m not lying.