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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
NFL Week 3 "Good Idea, Bad Idea"
It was definitely an interested week in the NFL. A few surprise teams are undefeated (Chicago; who predicted that?!) and a couple other contenders finally got their first W (it's about time Dallas & The Minnesota Fav/I mean Vikings). So let's get into the good, bad, and ugly for week three...
Letting Peterson Run!!
Minnesota Vikings are finally realizing what everyone else in the league already knew; they have the best workhorse running back in the NFL. After putting up a total of 19 points in the first 2 games while depending on a rusty and out of shape Brett Favre and banged up receiving core to try to win close games, the Vikings finally put the ball in Adrian Peterson's hands in the fourth quarter and he responded with an 80 yard TD run to seal a 24-10 victory over the Lions. Peterson is also leading the NFC in rushing by a pretty hefty margin. Hopefully this becomes a trend and not just a flash in the pan. Brad Childress can thank me later (#NoDrake).
Letting Garrard Pass
Garrard was once considered a solid starting quarterback who limited turnovers and kept the Jaguars in a good position to win. They have a solid running game with Maurice Jones-Drew and a nice set of receiving options for him to get the football to. But it seems like Garrard is getting worse by the minute. He started off stellar with a 3 touchdown performance against Denver, but in the last 2 weeks he has thrown only one TD against five INTs. The writing might be on the wall for Garrard as Jacksonville has brought in three new quarterbacks in the past week. One more bad performance from Garrard and we may be seeing the Trent Edwards era for the Jags and them targeting a QB early in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Indianapolis Colts Draft Decisions
It seems as if since drafting Golden Boy Peyton Manning, the Colts can do no wrong. They perennially win 12+ games a season and always appear to make the right personnel decisions. From plucking Tony Dungy away from Tampa Bay, to handing the reigns over to successor Jim Caldwell they continue to come out on top. The latest move that is looking genius was drafting receiver Austin Collie out of BYU in the fourth round in 2009. Collie was primarily to be used in the slot along side starters Reggie Wayne and Pierre Garcon (another steal) but with Garcon nursing a hamstring injury Collie stepped in and responded with 12 catches for 171 and 2 TDs. This wasn't his first big game of the season as he racked up 11 catches for 163 in week 1. Collie is currently leading the NFL in receptions, receiving yards and is tied for TD receptions with 4. I'm not saying he can keep up this torrid pace, but he has been a valuable cog in Manning's passing attack.
Dating a 19-year-old who has a laser scope and a crazy ex"
Yes, you read that correctly. According to this this story first seen on Black Sports Online, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Kassim Osgood (pictured above) was in the middle of a love triangle between a 19-year-old Mackenzie Rae Putnal (photo courtesy of blacksportsonline) and her ex boyfriend, who was armed at the time and held a pistol to both their heads. You have to click the story for full details, but apparently there was gun fire exchanged between the young lady and the ex boyfriend. Wow.
First question is; why is a 30 year old NFL receiver at the house of a 19 year old? I KNOW why, but again, at his age he should be smarter than that. You are putting yourself in a bad position from all points of view.
Second question.... where did the girl get a gun with a LASER SCOPE?!?! Those don't come in cracker jack boxes nor are they available at the local pawn shop. That's military/special ops type equipment we're talking about. Wow.
That's all I have for you this week in the best reality show of all time, the National Football League.