How’s your solstice? How’s your bird?
Wow. The NHL just shut it down. Tell me again about how the Omygod Variant is “no big deal.”
Following up on a commitment I made yesterday. First, the obligatory butt-kissing. Lamar Jackson is the best running quarterback in NFL history. No one else is close. I don’t want to hear “Michael Vick.” Nope. Jackson is probably the best athlete in the NFL. He is dazzling. He is exciting. He appears to be a very good young man and I like him a lot. But Tyler Huntley is a better NFL quarterback and would give the Ravens their best chance to win the Super Bowl. Jackson is just not consistent enough as a passer to lead his team to three (or four) straight victories against playoff competition. Period. Jackson is of course a better runner than Huntley. But Huntley is nevertheless a GREAT runner. You’re really not losing much there, as a practical matter. But Huntley is, I don’t know, about four times a better passer. That’s a legit NFL arm, and he sees the field much better than does Jackson. Huntley is more consistent, not just play-to-play, series to series, but game to game. He is much less prone to make a fatal mistake late in a game. Yes. He is a better NFL quarterback than is Lamar Jackson, and would give the Ravens a much better chance to go deep in the postseason.
Adios, Matt Nagy. And it’s a shame, in my view. Good man. Good coach. And I thought he got off to a great start with the Bears in 2018. But that’s a wrap. The Bears have lost eight of their last nine and were completely out of control last night.
Question? Why in the name of The Deity of Your Choice would the Chicago Bears EVER opt to wear “alt” or “throwback” uniforms? Their standard (especially home) look are the best threads in American pro sports (You heard me, Yankees.) Any deviation from perfection is a downgrade. And I don’t need the Chicago Effing Bears wearing white at home and sporting Michigan wannabe helmets. Seriously. I’d want my money back.
The Vikings are a vexation. Minnesota clearly has one of the NFL’s ten best rosters, top to bottom. But the Vikes often appear to treat pro football like a hobby. That ship sails in circles. And I get the feeling they just stopped listening to Zimmer about a year ago.
And who is weirder than Kirk Cousins? Have you seen his season TD/INT ratio? 29-6. Essentially 5-1. But that’s also the guy who threw for 87 yards last night at Soldier Field.
I do enjoy watching Justin Jefferson play WR. That’s a route-running Picasso.
The Browns could have made Daniel Carlson kick it five times at the end, and he would have striped all five of them. Big Bird is nails.
Yeah, I felt for the Browns. That was tough. That Carlson kick booted them down from being the fourth seed in the AFC to now being the 12th. No Baker. No Case. No Head Coach Kevin. And yet they almost pulled that off. I bled for Nick Mullens.
I think I’m going to wear a WWDCD? bracelet. What Would Derek Carr Do? To me, that guy is currently the NFL’s moral compass. NFL Man of the Year? That’s a very human human being. And a heckuva quarterback.
Kelce has the COVID Crud. He is vaxxed, so he may have a chance to come back before Sunday’s home game against the Steelers.
The Bucs are in a bad way. Seriously. Chris Godwin is gone for the duration. (That was gruesome.) Mike Evans is back in Hamstring Hell. Leonard Fournette is going to miss at least a couple of games. Now Tampa Bay HAS to bring back Antonio Daniels, a position nobody would want to be in. Sounds pretty shaky to me. And…I’m not a Brady Basher. But his act on the sideline and after that loss to the Saints was unbecoming at the very least.
You want an off-the-wall, but not at all implausible, Super Bowl matchup? How about Colts v. 49ers?
No, UTSA fans (and I am one!). The NFL didn’t reschedule two COVID postponed games for tonight just to piss you off.