“I don’t want to see nothing like that,” the veteran Big Blue back sneered. “We love to run the ball, and I think we have the best backs in the league.”
Despite being within seven points until just six minutes were left, Gilbride almost completely abandoned the running game in the second half at FedEx Field against a Washington defense that was 26th in the NFL against the run in 2010 and missing top safety LaRon Landry due to injury.
OK, three things here:
1) I’m surprised it’s Bradshaw that’s unhappy. I figured it would be Jacobs, who was only on the field for 16 snaps, and 10 of those were pass plays.
2) Bradshaw and Jacobs are far from the best backs in the league.
3) I can’t really blame Gilbride for abandoning the run. It was totally ineffective.
Just what the title says. Also, Greg Jones will remain the starting MLB.
If he doesn’t play, and it’s expected that he won’t, the Rams have nothing else on offense.
(Cowboys, Redskins, and Eagles news after the jump)…
“And if it weren’t for him, there would be no expectations. Yet when he plays great through three and a half quarters, the reason they’re in the game or leading the game is because Tony’s playing really great. And then you have a bad play that hurts your team, and they act like he’s the reason they lost. They don’t remember, ‘No, he’s the reason we were beating the team that we really had no expectations of beating.'”
I understand Aikman’s sentiment, but the difference between 1-0 and 0-1 is that Romo didn’t finish, and that’s the true bottom line.
OK, so I didn’t even read the article because it’s behind a pay wall, but I’d like to take a crack at the reasoning. Let’s see, Brooking is old and slow, and Lee is young, fast, can cover really well, and makes plays. For the record, Lee hasn’t supplanted Brooking. He has sort of “half-supplanted” Brooking and Bradie James. Lee got all the snaps at ILB, with Brooking and James sharing the other ILB snaps.
I liked the comic book style series of pictures of Lee’s INT Sunday night.
I was thoroughly impressed with Davis on Sunday. He made plays. It took him a few years, but Davis looks like an upper echelon starting TE.
Kevin trolls a Cardinals writer about the Tim Hightower trade.
4. Elite receivers were the bane of Washington’s defense in 2010. Through three games, Andre Johnson, Miles Austin and Calvin Johnson combined for 31 receptions for 405 yards and five touchdowns.
Sunday’s match-up against Larry Fitzgerald will be the secondary’s first crack at redemption this year.
You gonna take that, Giants fans?
I think that’s a perfect description.
5 days may not sound like a big deal, but for my readers that are past college and have entered the real working world: Think about the last job you started. How much did you learn that first week? Now imagine if you had begun your job with 10 other guys that have the same job as you. You’d be way behind them.
Nate Allen, Winston Justice, Juqua Parker, and Steve Smith were full participants. Bo also notes the Falcons’ injuries.