Sunday, January 17, 2010

NFL Playoff Final Thoughts

What a crazy wild weekend of football. A few quick thoughts and a reset for the comments section. Thanks to all for the participation!

New Orleans Saints 45, Arizona Cardinals 14
The last 3 games of the regular season the Saints were bored and had little to play for. Saturday they wanted to play and when they want to things get scary fast. The Cardinals had no chance even after scoring on the first play of the game. The Saints host the NFC title game and the dome will be VERY loud.

Indianapolis Colts 20, Baltimore Ravens 3
The Colts play sound football and the Ravens self destruct as they have all year. What else is there to write? Ray Lewis did get jobbed on the endzone roughness call as all the cameras clearly show the Colts receiver with the ball when Lewis lays him out. I guess you cannot hit in football anymore. Whatever.

Minnesota Vikings 34, Dallas Cowboys 3
Everything that Dallas has been doing well they did the opposite today. They were obviously bothered by the crowd noise. A disappointing showing. The Vikings late pass on 4th down for a touchdown was a classless move and really not necessary. The Vikings defense is top level. Where was Adrian Peterson though?

New York Jets 17, San Diego Chargers 14
The only shocker of the weekend. Norv Turner has to be fired. The Chargers played right into the Jets hands by playing short dink and donk passes and running the ball non stop which they suck at. A bemusing performance by San Diego the perennial losers of the AFC. The Jets are about as scary a team right now as the Giants were in 2007/2008 season.

I will have more on the games a bit closer to next weekend.

Have a good night.


Dave in Denver said...

Norv Turner stinks. Why in the hell did he do that onside kick? Even if it were 4th and inch but the ball was on NY's 29.75, they punt. Kaeding was the other problem. How does he miss FG attempts after missing only 3 all season? Of course, again blame that one on SD's ability to get the rock into the end zone.

I bet the Indy/Jet game opens in Vegas w/Indy laying 10.

getyourselfconnected said...

I think both the Patriots and the Chargers are in need of a serious overall flushing and Kaeding certainly has to go. I have NO IDEA why San Diego ran the ball 50% of the plays when they are 31st in the league at running. Ridiculous game by them but hats of to the Jets they played their game and won the physical battle.

Dave in Denver said...

re: NO IDEA - It's the Norv Turner syndrome. He's a really good O-coordinator - crappy head coach. SD doesn't need a lot to upgrade. They have the talent to go all the way, they don't have the right coach and they didn't when Marty was there either LOL.

getyourselfconnected said...

I am going to post a political blog in a bit, a first for me!!

Dave in Denver said...

You're crossing the Rubicon gyc LOL. I originally said I was going to stay away from politics and once I posted my first one, I can't stay away from posting them!

getyourselfconnected said...

Its up but I feel it was necessary!

Dave in Denver said...

You've bitten from the apple...LOL

GawainsGhost said...

It wasn't the crowd noise at the Metrodome, although that was a contributing factor. It was that the Cowboys were outmatched, outcoached and outplayed in all three phases of the game. A complete beatdown.

If you think Norv Turner is bad, look at Jason Garrett. This guy is a total idiot. He does not know how to formulate a running game, cannot make adjustments on any level, and calls the stupidest plays at the most inopportune times. He is retarding the development of the offense.

That said, when you have an aging offensive line, prone to injury, with no depth, this is what happens when you go up against a top tier defense. You get clobbered.

It's like I've always said. Frankenstein is not the name of the monster. It's the name of the mad scientist who created the monster. And in this case his name is Jerry Jones.

He'll never admit it, because he's too vain. But this coaching staff and this roster aren't going anywhere for as long as Dr. Jonesenstein insists on being in charge of everything from "socks to jocks."

Sad but true.