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October 16, 2007 4:12 AM

NFL Couch Critic

Falcons coach Bobby Petrino deserves a pass. He took the job thinking he would have Michael Vick to design schemes for, but now he’s stuck with Joey Harrington. Petrino has very few offensive weapons. Only Tom Brady could make this core of wide receivers look decent and Alge Crumpler hasn’t been the same since knee surgery.

Looks like Adrian Peterson’s collarbone is just fine. Not only is he a shoe-in for Offensive Rookie of the Year, but he’s also one of the most unassuming people you’ll meet. He’s always focused and sets his goals high. His goal for this season was to win the Super Bowl and be named the Super Bowl MVP. Sorry Adrian, but until you learn to throw the ball the Tavaris Jackson-led Vikings won’t be Super Bowl bound.

The Bears have bigger problems than their quarterback. The once vaunted Chicago defense is struggling more than Rex Grossman receiving snaps in the shotgun from Stevie Wonder. The Bears are giving up 361.3 yards per game, good for 27th in the NFL. In the Bears last four games they’ve given up an average of almost 17 points in the 4th quarter.

The Dolphins are the worst team in the NFL. But, with two games against the Bills and one more against the Jets, the chances of them going winless are slim. But, they do play the Patriots this week, so chalk up another loss and let EVERYONE ask which is more likely- Patriots going undefeated, or the Dolphins going winless.

I'm glad the Bengals are back to being the Bungles. It was a shame that that word play couldn’t be used for the past few years. Not sure if Bungles sound more like a children’s musical band OR the love child of Pringles and Bugles.

Eric Mangini needs to give up on Pennington. Shannon Sharpe might have said it best this week when he told America that, “The girl that delivers my newspaper has a stronger arm than Chad Pennington.”

So, when is it okay to start talking about the Patriots going undefeated?

Fantasy owners who had the number one pick everywhere are rejoicing. That’s what we expect out of LT- ridiculous video game-like stats. Way to make my opponent and co-worker look stupid. Yeah, I’m calling you out Jeff Briggs.

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