I like Mike Zimmer. So, I will view him fondly, wistfully and nostalgically as he heads for the door in Minnesota. I can’t defend him this time. The Vikings have one of the best rosters in the NFL, yet they have been one of the most disappointing teams in the league. They can’t win close games. They’re at home tonight against the equally inconsistent Steelers. I guess somebody has to win, although Pittsburgh did find a way to tie the lowly Lions a few weeks ago. Of course, Minnesota actually LOST to the lowly Lions, becoming the only team so far this year to figure out a way to do that.
Yeah, I’ll watch. My name’s Paul, and I’m a Footballholic.
My guess is that Aaron Rodgers will STILL own the Bears Sunday night at Lambeau.
You generally don’t win NFL Coach of the Year by being great for two-plus decades. The usual path to that award is to affect the league’s biggest one-year turnaround. That’s why Bill Belichick…yes, Bill Belichick…will likely be COTY.
Oh, why can’t people get the man’s name right? I mean, he’s only the best coach in NFL history. That last syllable? It’s “chick,” not “check.” What’s so hard about this?
The good news for the Saints as they try to break a five-game skid Sunday against the Jets? New Orleans will have Taysom Hill and Alvin Kamara ready to go. The bad news? Cam Jordan and Mark Ingram are both on the COVID list.
It’s getting pretty close “tell us who you really are” time for the….Browns, Raiders, Chargers, Bengals, Colts, Dolphins, 49ers and Eagles. Yes? No?
File this under, “unintended consequences.” College football has utilized a mid-December early recruiting signing date since 2017. Seemed like a good idea. But now coaches are getting fired left and right during the season so that schools can have their new coach in place to stabilize their recruiting classes. Twenty-two head coaches have already bitten the dust in this year’s cycle. Yes, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby confirms the NCAA is taking a new look at this early signing date thing.