Pissed off ducks are gonna start to demand that we refer to Peyton Manning's passes as something else. PFM is putting up a -6.6 points in fantasy. I'm not even mad, that's amazing. ETA: The Brockstar has arrived! And promptly almost throws a pick...like his mentor.
100%. When you have a head coach on the absolute cutting edge of football strategy and can virtually read the opposing QB's thoughts, the obvious counter is a 97 year old head coach breaking out strategies he learned as OC of the Potsville Maroons and the Forrest Gump of QBs.
I'm confident he can at least be Tom Brady's backup 13 years from now. ETA: In fairness, Manning is injured. Has a foot injury and now apparently a rib injury of some kind. But considering how bad healthy Manning was this season...yeah, injured Manning is bottom of the barrel. Need to get Osweiler in and get him some as much rest as it takes, stat.
Kirk "Perfect Rating" Cousins was impressive today. I mean when my 8 year old nephew faced the Saints D, he could only manage a 95 Passer Rating. But that's the difference between a professional QB and a 2nd grader.
It's Mecha-Curry, man. Sure it's only 10 games in, but his numbers defy comprehension. His traditional numbers are great: 33/5/6, but we've seen guys do that before. It's the efficiency which is nuts. Shooting 53.2%/47.3%/92.6% FG%/3Pt%/FT%, 70.9% True Shooting Percentage, 37 PER (the best season Jordan ever had was 31.7). He can't keep this up, right? There's no way. Still, I'm not sure anyone in NBA history has ever shot this well for even a 10 game span. How does the best shooter I've ever seen somehow get better?
It's a further evolution of the NFL's guerilla advertising. Just like the Pentagon paying for Salute to Service Month, Starbucks has figured out how to "advertise" without looking like they're advertising.
That's pretty devastating. Definitely feels like he, idiotically, wants to be a hero on every play. Not even looking at his first read if it's a glory-less 8 yard completion to the flat. His skill position guys must all hate him. And yet they should keep playing him for the same reason they should have played him before. They're 2-7. Even with Josh McCown playing well above expectations they're out of the playoff race...as completely expected with their schedule. If he's not ready, it's clear sitting on the bench hasn't helped him get any closer. Give him an opportunity to learn from his mistakes now instead of 4 weeks later during the next inevitable McCown injury. And if he doesn't - and make no mistake, he almost certainly won't - the continued losing puts the Browns in position to get a top notch replacement (instead of whichever QB fell to #22...for inevitably very good reasons). Or trade him to the Cowboys now. You have Jerry Jones still convinced he's going to be a star just like he's convinced Greg Hardy is a leader. If you can get Jerry on the phone while Stephen Jones is taking a dump or something you might still be able to get scrap value out of the first round pick you never play.