Yeah, Clemson won. But color me unimpressed with the current state of the Tigers’ offense. They don’t look like they’ve progressed much since last year, offensively. Now, they’ll do what they do. They’ll have a huge quarterback controversy. In the meantime. I will grant you that the Clemson defense can run like scalded antelopes. And they seem to have a particular talent for blocking punts.
I like Trubisky. Always have. Good Mitch was often impressive in Chicago, despite the rough spots. He’s in a great place now. A great franchise, a great head coach, and obvious buy-in from his new Steeler teammates, who have elected him a captain. Kenny can wait. Pittsburgh is going to be way better than a lot of people think, and that weekly bloodbath in the AFC North will be almost as compelling as the one in the AFC West.
Jason Peters was an all-time great. Understand, I chose that verbal tense on purpose. Please don’t delude yourself into thinking the Cowboys have solved their LT problem. And do you honestly think Tyron Smith will be able to effectively return in December? Do you mean December of 2023?
Oh, and Packer fans should not feel secure about the return of LT David Bakhtiari, either. He has played almost exactly zero football in the past 19 months.
Jets QB Zach Wilson had arthroscopic knee surgery on August 16. There’s a pretty good chance he will play in the opener Sunday against the Ravens. That’s certainly impressive. But I’m not sure it’s smart. Against that defense?
I’ll say this for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. That old man (who still looks great) is still coaching his ass off.
Why is everybody sleeping on the Saints? They’re going to be really good.
This season presents the best opportunity of Kirk Cousins’ career with the Vikes. No excuses.
Did you see Incarnate Word Cardinal QB Lindsey Scott Jr. throw six TD passes and run (spectacularly) for a seventh score in Saturday night’s 35-point blowout win over ninth ranked Southern Illinois? I did. The Cards will be a legitimate contender for the FCS national championship. You heard me. It will be interesting to see how they fare this week at FBS foe Nevada.
I know Sark is feeling some heat for seeming to hedge his bet against Alabama. But he’s taking the right approach. His program is still mentally fragile. If he treats this game like Armageddon and they get smoked (and they will), things could melt down quickly. Sark is smart to play the long game when it comes to the 2022 season.
But it is interesting to remember that Texas is 7-1-1 all-time against ‘Bama. That’s the best record of any school that has played the Tide at least five times.
Margaret Court says Serena doesn’t respect her. Anybody else feel like just silently looking down at their shoes as Maggy embarrasses herself? Everybody, please display some dignity. You know, like Rafa Nadal always does.
The Astros are 87-48. Look at that again.
Smooch and support to Bills tight end Dawson Knox, who is back with the team following the death last month of his younger brother Luke, who was a linebacker at Florida International. Being with his teammates will help Dawson.