Spiderfan's Week 10 Random Thoughts & Stuff Nov 13, 2018 15:55:05 GMT -8
Post by spiderfan on Nov 13, 2018 15:55:05 GMT -8
Happy Almost Week before Thanksgiving everyone, it is me Spiderfan here the official NFL Analyst of SCtoC, coming to you as always with my Random Thoughts and Stuff on the previous days of the National Football League season. Let us begin!
Before Thursday night I was excited to see the matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both well above .500 teams and both with playoff and SB aspirations. But when it became apparent the Steelers had flat out demolished the Panthers, the thought becomes, well are the Panthers actually not any good or are the Steelers actually in the elite caliber of the NFL? At this point, who knows because in the NFL there are always what I call "there is nothing real in the world" games where the outcome in the big scheme of things makes little to no sense. When you think about it, that is what makes the NFL the best league in all of pro sports, at any point, any team can win. Just like the Steelers did Thursday night.
Introducing Believeland Browns QB Danger Mayfield
The Atlanta Falcons came into Sunday on a 3 game win streak having dug themselves out of a 1-4 hole. They then ran into what can be considered a buzzsaw in the Believeland Browns who themselves where fresh off of a competitive loss to NFL's best team the Kansas City Chiefs. As you can see the clip above, Baker was feeling it that day and he sure was, the dude had as TD passes as incompletions with a final stat line of 17 of 20 for 216 yards, 3 TD passes, and QB Rating of 151.2. He won my Offensive Rookie of Midseason with Hue Jackson and Todd Haley running the show. Now that those 2 clowns are gone, the Browns have been a better football team and I think will be quite competitive down the stretch led by their QB Danger Mayfield.
P.S. Danger Mayfield is better than Sam Darnold and always will be, I'm sick of hearing otherwise. #dealwithit
The Jaguars got robbed (click Watch on YouTube)
This final play of the Jaguars-Colts game has not been talked nearly enough, which is odd considering it is a season altering play. So, if you watch it appears that Jaguars WR Rashad Greene's knee is down without obvious ball movement, and if nothing else not obvious enough to overturn the on-field ruling of down by contact. Apparently, NFL Head of Officiating Al Riveron decided to pull out one of his now infamous overturns, which supposedly was not supposed to happen after last year's multiple instances of unnecessary controversy.
The Colts are now 4-5 and have a decent shot at the playoffs after starting the season 0-5. The Jaguars meanwhile are 3-6 and in the midst of a hugely disappointing season after starting their season 3-1, including a victory against the Patriots. Doug Marrone probably wishes he was still at Syracuse right now.
Le'Veon "The Holdout" Bell
So Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has decided to not play at all this season, not passing GO, and not collecting his $14.5 million dollars. His goal? To not get injured and thus getting the pay that the Steelers wouldn't give him. Here is why his plan is a bad idea: By sitting out a year you have become an older RB, which means he'll get payed less due to the stigma of older RBs not being worth as much. Bell also will have not played football since January of this year, thus any buzz of him signing with someone is likely less than it would have been had he played well and been on a successful Steelers team. Either Bell and his agent's egos are huge or they've heard that through the grapevine that Bell will in fact get his big payday. Only time will tell what the truth actually is.
-I'm bummed that Dez got hurt. It sounds like he'll back for the Saints next year, so I'm looking forward to that.
-The Lions are in fact the dumpster fire I said they were to start the season. Matt Patricia is going to be one and done, if nothing else he should be.
-The Bengals actually re-hired Hue Jackson. I don't even know what else say other than, what?
-The Chiefs, Rams, and Saints are all still excellent teams
-The fact that the Jets lost 41-10 to a Matt Barkley led Bills team and Todd Bowles wasn't given a pink slip as he walked off the field, goes to show you how bad the Jets are as an organization.
-The Patriots 3 losses have all come on the road and by multiple possessions. If the Pats have to go on a road trip in the postseason, things might go bad. Just saying.
-Fitzmagic is still going, but too many mistakes by the whole Bucs' offense caused a loss.
-IMO Alabama would beat the Raiders
-Eli still has some left in the tank
-Despite throwing 2 INTs (both of which weren't his fault) Nick Mullens is one of the most promising young QBs in the NFL right now.
-Coach Ostrich most likely just saved his job by beating the Eagles. Dagnabbit.
With that the Almost Week before Thanksgiving edition of Random Thoughts & Stuff is over, I hope ya enjoyed, and this is spiderfan out.