Thoughts on NFL Week 5 (2012)
- In a tub somewhere in Arizona, Kevin Kolb is soaking in ice.
- In an office somewhere in Arizona, Pat Bidwell is calling Kurt Warner trying to coax him out of retirement.
- St.Louis’ defense looks Ram tough.
- Then again, they were facing a Cardinals team that hasn’t amassed 300 yards a game yet.
- Larry Fitzgerald used to make those catches with ease.
- Is the culture that is the offense-less Cardinals getting to him?
- Jeff Fisher is in contention for Coach of the Year.
- I wouldn’t be surprised if the Titans traded Chris Johnson in the off season.
- I don’t know who the bigger disappointment is Chris Johnson or Mario Williams.
- Colts or no Colts, Brady gets the best of Peyton Manning more often than not.
- Peyton or no Peyton, Reggie Wayne continues to make spectacular catches and rack up yards.
- I thought Superman had superb vision.
- Denver has a Bronco on its helmets, Willis McGahee needs a goat on his.
- I remember when Cowboys fans would laugh when it was suggested that DeMaryius Thomas was a better receiver than Dez Bryant. Now it’s the Broncos fans who laugh at the suggestion that Bryant is better than Thomas.
- Wes Welker just might get that big pay day.
- I know, I know, Peyton Manning is an immensely better quarterback than Tim Tebow. But I wonder whether having to compensate for Tebow made the Broncos play tougher?
- Cam’s no Superman because he can’t even see two open men in the end zone.
- The Bears defense is truly scary.
- I think the NFC North is Chicago’s for the taking.
- Their defense alone scored more than eight teams did Sunday.
- A sight that deserves a double take. The Minnesota Vikings are atop the NFC North along with the Chicago Bears.
- The Vikings are making the most of their schedule and home field advantage.
- Percy Harvin is that one player who can score every way imaginable at any time.
- I think it’s safe to say Adrian Peterson is completely healed from his knee injury.
- Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall are playing like they had chemistry in another life.
- They play some nasty defense in the NFC West.
- I believe if the Bears don’t have a say in it, the NFC representative for the Super Bowl will come from the west.
- The Jaguars need to go ahead and move to LA.
- Michael Vick has become a turnover waiting to happen.
- The Steelers really don’t scare anyone anymore. Too many injuries.
- Well, well, Roger Goodell has gotten into James Harrison’s mind.
- Rashard Mendenhall bounced back from injury rather nicely.
- Remember when it Mario Williams and Vince Young were considered better prospects than Reggie Bush?
- The Dolphins are two overtimes losses away from 4-1.
- It’s a toss- up between Cam Newton and McGahee as to who was more Mr. Anti-clutch this Sunday.
- If you like taking naps between field goals, the Ravens-Chiefs game was the one for you.
- We know for sure Matt isn’t king of KC’s castle.
- When your fans boo you after you get knocked silly, it’s time to find another city.
- I doubt Cassel will last another year in Kansas City.
- I just don’t know what to make of Joe Flacco.
- Too much salsa in New York for my taste.
- Andrew was out of Luck when Rick Perry trucked him.
- But he shrugged Clay Matthews off like he was nothing.
- He’s growing up before our eyes.
- Luck just moved past RGIII as leader for Rookie of Year
- Notre Dame’s rallying cry was win one for the Gipper. Indianapolis’ is win one for the Chuckster (Chuck Pagano).
- Never doubt the power of inspiration.
- The Packers had their own M.A.S.H. unit going.
- Crosby Stills and Crash – Packers kicker muffs a game-tying kick.
- RGIII is going to be running a little less when he comes back from his mild-concussion.
- The Redskins rookie quarterbacks are having a good time finding the end zone with their first passes.
- The Matt Ryan to Ryan Kerrigan connection sounds good in name only, at least for the Falcons.
- Ex Ravens and Redskins kicker Billy Cundiff won’t be cruising down the Baltimore-Washington Parkway any time soon.
- Hundred yards just wasn’t good enough for Ahmad Bradshaw.
- Bruce Irvin playing his way into a defensive rookie of the year award.
- Buffaloed? Frankly the Bills were Gored to death.
- I see Michael Crabtree emerged from obscurity Sunday.
- Chan Gailey may want to put his house on the market sooner rather than later.
- At least Ryan Fitzpatrick has his Harvard degree to fall back on.
- Those black pants didn’t flatter Saints DE Sedrick Ellis at all.
- His butt seemed extremely larger.
- Cam loaned his cape to Chargers RB Ryan Mathews.
- Congratulations on Drew Brees leaving Johnny Unitas in his rearview mirror.
- Still Unitas’ record was more impressive than Brees.
- Sean Peyton can return to exile now.
- The refs may have served up some Cajun style home cooking with a few of those iffy calls against the Chargers.
- Within two games, Sanchez will be out as the starting quarterback for the NY Jets.
- The Tebow-Sanchez experiment just isn’t working.
- Antonio Cromartie would have made an even better receiver.
- The Texans looked mighty pedestrian.
- Paging Andre Johnson?
- J.J. Watts is playing lights out.
1. Houston Texans – The record speaks for itself.
2. Atlanta Falcons – Ditto.
3. Chicago Bears – Comparisons to the 1985 are a little premature but when you’ve scored 24 points in two games, you deserve this spot more than the …
4. San Francisco 49ers – Their defense is scary too minus the points.
5. Baltimore Ravens – Almost dropped because of a pathetic offensive showing, but defense saves the day.
28. New Orleans Saints – Their defense is offensive.
29. Kansas City Chiefs - We’ll be asking after the season ‘Romeo, oh Romeo, where art thou oh Romeo.’
30. Jacksonville Jaguars – We can see now why even Tebow rejected them.
31. Tennessee Titans – Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere will put up a better fight in “Nashville.”
32. Cleveland Browns – Winless and powerless.
As always, all comments, criticisms, corrections, clarifications, thoughts and additions are welcomed.
"Jason Garrett will have the Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game within three years." - Tyke1doe, August 19, 2011