Spiderfan's 2019 Web of Football Week 10 Nov 12, 2019 13:07:27 GMT -8
Post by spiderfan on Nov 12, 2019 13:07:27 GMT -8
Bonjour Sports Coast to Coast, I am Spiderfan your official NFL Analyst and today I'm going to give you my rantings and ravings on Week 10 in the National Football League. Let us begin!
We Can't Stop Anyone, We're the Stinky Chiefs Defense!
Ryan Tannehill TRUCKED AND RAN OVER DEFENDERS?! WHAT?! Ok, I've talked about the Chiefs poor defensive performances before and how they need to improve and yada yada yada blah. This has to be the worst defensive performance by the Chiefs during the Mahomes era, because I will repeat: Ryan Tannehill TRUCKED AND RAN OVER DEFENDERS?!
If Ryan Tannehill can do it, than that obviously means that Derrick Henry (who is known for running over defenders) can do it too. Which he did, multiple times. I have no clue how the Chiefs dominated the Ravens early in the year, because their run defense has been atrocious as of late. If you think atrocious run defense is bad, how about the worst attempt at prevent defense of all time.
Seriously, prevent defense is already stupid and teams shouldn't do it, and yet somehow on the Titans final drive (in which the Titans had less than 2 minutes and no timeouts) the Chiefs couldn't even run prevent defense properly with the "drive" only lasting 3 plays and those plays being passes which were so wide open, you could fit a Penske truck lot in the space in between the "defenders" and the receivers.
The whole thing that the Chiefs said during the offseason was "We R gOinG tO chANgE Da DEFensiVE scHeme TO a 4-3". Bob Sutton and his 3-4 defensive scheme it turns out weren't the problem. IT WAS THE DEFENSIVE PERSONNEL! You ain't winning a Super Bowl with anything resembling this defense, Chiefs. Tony Romo was talking about how "the Chiefs can't lose this game, because that means they won't get home field advantage in the playoffs". Forget that nonsense, right now the Chiefs have Las Vegas... er.. Oakland Raiders breathing down their necks in the AFC West with the Chargers only 2 games back themselves. The Chiefs might not get a home playoff game or a playoff game period.
Of course, the big shame in all of this is the wasting of the efforts by the best QB in the NFL, Patrick Mahomes. You shouldn't lose a game where you put up 32 points. But, that is the issue Mahomes had at Texas Tech, he would put the points and the defense would give up even more points. The now iconic 66-59 Oklahoma-Texas Tech game is the most famous example. That shouldn't have been happening then, and it shouldn't be happening now.
Various truths about the Cowboys (and Vikings)
Ok, I've said most of this before, but after the loss to the Vikings on Sunday Night Football, this stuff is worth repeating.
Dak Prescott is NOT their best player. He will NEVER be their best player as long as Zeke is healthy and Dak will NEVER lead the Cowboys to the Super Bowl if the Cowboys keep pretending like he is some elite franchise QB. Dak can't run an Air Raid style of offense, he isn't good enough. I don't care if it is Kellen Moore or Lincoln Riley, it ain't happening.
I don't want to hear about leadership qualities or how he has a nice face or how he works hard or how Zeke can't possibly the best player cause he is a running back or any of that nonsense. Mike Zimmer may be a complete jerk, but he has coached defense for a LONG time and he figured out that to beat the Cowboys ya keep Zeke contained... which the Vikings did.
Jason Garrett doesn't call plays. People seem to think he does, but the bad offensive play calling was Kellen Moore's fault. He is overrated. What is Garrett's fault is the idea that when you have 4th and Goal at the 5 yard line down 7, you kick a FG. Making the game 4 points. The Cowboys needed a TD either way, so why not go for it? Oh, because Garrett is a bad coach that is why.
BTW, the Vikings also figured out that to keep Kirk Cousins from choking is big game in a big spot, ya hand the ball to the running back, in this case Dalvin Cook who is currently leading the league is rushing yards. Keenum could have done that for WAY less money. Just saying.
And it goes the distance!
There was much hype and anticipation for the Monday Night Football matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers and it lived up to the hype. The game started out with a 10-0 run by the 49ers and it looked like they would run away with it. However, the Seahawks defense played spectacularly for a LONG period of time after that, led by their September trade acquisition Jadeveon Clowney who dominated the game. Clowney had a fumble return touchdown and a strip sack which led to an offensive touchdown by the Seahawks. He also had all kinds of pressures on 49ers QB Jimmy G. Speaking of which Jimmy G didn't play that great, ultimately not making plays when he had to.
After a Jimmy G INT, the Seahawks got in the red zone and scored another TD, then leading 21-10. At that point, it looked like the Seahawks would run away with the game, however 49ers DE (and Oregon alum) DeForest Buckner had a fumble return TD of his own. The 49ers went for 2 and got it, so then it was 21-18.
The 49ers defense held and the 49ers offense ultimately tied the game 21 all. After that, the Seahawks had a good drive stall out and instead of going for it on 4th and 2 inside FG range (something which the Seahawks should have done because the 49ers would have had no timeouts) they decided to kick the go-ahead FG. 24-21. Jimmy G then tried his hardest to lose the game, but because the Seahawks couldn't catch an interception, the 49ers ultimately tied the game and the game went into overtime. 24-24.
The Seahawks won the toss and drove into the red zone with little resistance, however Midseason MVP Russell Wilson got too cute and ultimately threw an interception. The 49ers got the ball with a chance to win the game with a FG, which they nearly did after driving into FG range with little resistance, however 49ers replacement kicker Chase McLaughlin couldn't replicate his regulation magic and missed the FG.
After a pair of three and outs by both teams, Midseason MVP Russell Wilson ran for a big gain on a 3rd down, setting up a game winning FG by Seahawks kicker Jason Myers as time expired. Seahawks win 27-24 ending the 49ers undefeated season and thus their attempt at 16-0.
My takeaways from this game? Hey Bill O'Brien, trading Clowney wasn't a good idea. Ya should have paid him. Oh, and 49ers maybe Jimmy G wasn't worth all that money ya paid him.
Why do we have reviewable pass interference?
After a back and forth game, Cardinals QB Kyler Murray throws a deep pass down the field AAAANNNNNDDDD there is no pass interference? That play should have been reviewed and should have given the Cardinals a chance at a game tying FG. Instead, the Buccaneers won. Now, why is pass interference reviewable, if the folks in New York won't review it? To me, that is the exact situation that the rule is for and if it still wasn't reviewed? Get rid of the rule, then.
There is nothing real in the world anymore!
The National Football League is the best sports league in the world. Why? Because you can never truly know what is going to happen. Example? How about the 1-7 Dolphins defeating the 5-3 Colts or the Somehow 4-4 Steelers beating the 5-3 Rams or the 2-6 Browns beating the 6-2 Bills or the 1-7 Falcons beating the 7-1 Saints. This was one of those weeks where you say there is nothing real in the world anymore.
-The Jets beat the Tinys and that doesn't surprise me.
-Mitch Trubisky needed that game against the Lions to keep himself from being run out of town.
-Christian McCaffrey tied the game and I think it is a shame that the refs didn't call it that way.
ROAD TO 0-16
This is the segment I do, celebrating the very worst the NFL has to offer. After week 10 the 0-for team is:
For those of you who don't know already #2 LSU and #3 Alabama played on Saturday afternoon it was an incredible (and as someone who roots for LSU an exhausting) game to watch. Now why am I talking about LSU and Alabama? It could be because the SEC in the best conference in college football (People in other parts of the country don't like to hear that, but it is true). It could be because both Alabama and LSU would beat the Bengals. However, it is actually because of the QB matchup that was featured between Alabama Crimson Tide QB Tua Tagovailoa and LSU Tigers QB Joe Burrow, both of whom coming into the game were talked about as potential number 1 picks by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Despite Tua's efforts, Joe Burrow's efforts were better, thus cementing Burrow as the Heisman frontrunner (and likely Heisman winner, considering LSU's remaining schedule) and creating a new campaign: Bungle for Burrow
While he won't fix all of the Bengals problems, Burrow is certainly a significant improvement at the QB position for Bengals and will be a very good player for them going forward. Add on to that he was Ohio Mr. Football and the Ohio native Burrow probably would like to play for the Bengals anyway. That is of course after winning the national championship for the Bayou Bengals. Geaux Tigers!
As for my thoughts on the Ravens-Bengals game? I'll give you a TL;DR on my previous columns talking about the Ravens: Lamar is REALLY good. Lamar is REALLY REALLY good. Lamar is REALLY REALLY REALLY good.
And with that my rantings and ravings and repeatings for Week 10 of the National Football League season are over. As always, I hope ya enjoyed and hope to see ya again next week and remember buy a Hummer because it is the best vehicle on the road according to Coach O:
This is spiderfan out.