I am going to do something completely drastic this week. Something that ESPN and every sports talk radio show refuses to do this week…talk football.
FMQB’s Game Slate:
Yours truly was sooooo excited for football to start 2 weeks ago, the offseason seemed longer than normal. I was slightly disappointed to start the season watching lackluster games. My slate started as Seahawks vs Packers (20 point rout), Vikings vs Rams (28 point rout), 49ers vs Cowboys (11 point rout, but it wasn’t that close), Colts vs Broncos (7 point, but I fell asleep with the Broncos up 21), and then Detroit vs Giants (21 point rout). Rather disappointing, and it was only getting worse as we watched the Ravens kill the Steelers and then the Vikings get killed by the Patriots last week. I was on a role of 7 crappy games! But then all of a sudden it’s like a switch flipped, and I was trying to watch the Rams, Packers and Chargers all win last second games at once. Then the Bears crazy comeback on Sunday followed by the Eagles comeback on Monday, and I think it’s safe to say that football is back! (Watching the Falcons rout the Bucs last night didn’t help my case.
“Timeout, we’re not ready to win”
FMQB has always been amazed at the amount of coaches who call timeout to ice kickers, and then see the kicker miss the “practice” kick, but then drill the real deal. Sunday’s timeout mishap involving the Jets was probably the worst I’ve ever seen. Down by 7, “somebody” called timeout right before Geno Smith threw a 37 yard bomb to the endzone for a TD. By rule, only the head coach can call timeout from the sideline, but the ref somehow heard a Defensive Tackle call timeout, and then looked to see the Offensive Coordinator calling timeout. It was surprisingly granted to them and it cost them the game in a crazy turn of events.