1 – Michael Vick looked weird with his socks pulled all the way up.
2 – There are now 3 head coaches that have been fired so far this season: Jack Del Rio, Todd Haley, and Tony Sparano. Meanwhile, Steve Spagnuolo, Jim Caldwell, Norv Turner are very likely to get canned, and there are plenty more that should be worried. I think that the more head coaches that get fired, the more likely it is that Tom Coughlin and Andy Reid keep their jobs. While the Giants and Eagles are both top flight organizations that you would think would be more appealing landing spots for prospective head coaches, it still has to enter the minds of both teams’ top brass that they’d be competing with as many as 5-10 other teams looking for a new coach. At the very least, they’ll have to consider that when making a decision.
3 – On that head coaching front, some Cowboys fans I’ve talked to are worried about Rob Ryan being hired away to be a head coach elsewhere in the NFL. Here’s Rob Ryan’s updated resume:
|Rob Ryan (48)||Job||Overall||Run||Pass||Points|
My real job is in sales. Personally, if my average sales numbers were in the bottom 33 percentile among my peers, I’d probably leave that off the resume. The point here is… Cowboys fans can probably rest easy about losing him. Or at least you’d think.
4 – My sister was at the Eagles-Dolphins game on Sunday. She was fairly certain that Eagles fans outnumbered Dolphins fans there. It sure sounded that way on TV too. Nobody else is ever going to say anything nice about Eagles fans, so I will here: It’s one of the worst seasons Eagles fans have had to suffer through in recent memory (with 2005 being right there as well), the team is 4-8, the game is 1000+ miles away, and Eagles fans are still out in full force. Kudos.
5 – I kinda like this Redskins team. I’ve done my share of Shanny criticism here, but give the man credit. The Skins have continued to battle right down to the bitter end. I think most Giants fans have a W penciled in over the Skins at home this week. I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss this team, even without most of their best offensive players.
6 – The Eagles are favored this week? Really?
7 – It seemed like whenever the Redskins-Pats game appeared on the Red Zone Channel on Sunday, there was another atrocious call by the officiating.
8 – The NFL Network, taking a cue from FOX’s awful football coverage, is now also doing unfunny pregame comedy sketches. At some point, one of the studio guys is going to have to say, “Look, I’m sorry. I can’t do the forced fake laugh anymore. Fire me if you must, but these skits are terrible and I don’t want to be associated with them in any way, shape or form.” They’ll immediately become my favorite ‘analyst’ ever. Even if it’s Deion Sanders. OK, maybe not Deion Sanders, but anyone else.
9 – The Dolphins defense, did some serious damage to LeSean McCoy’s yards per carry. McCoy had 27 carries for 38 yards on Sunday. On that same note, the Eagles play calling never ceases to amaze me. Up by 16 late in the 4th Q of a meaningless game with their star RB well over 20 carries already, and they’re still running McCoy out there instead of Ronnie Brown.
10 – If I had to rank the worst Eagles plays of the season, they’d go:
5) Marshawn Lynch breaking 37 tackles (estimated) on his way in for TD.
4) Juqua Parker jumps offsides on 4th and 1 when the entire stadium knows the Bills aren’t running a play.
3) Chas Henry’s noodle-armed fake punt pass.
2) Ronnie Brown’s goal line disaster.
1) stev smit going down on his own a yard short of a huge first down against the Cardinals.
Fare thee well, stev smit. You will not be missed in Philly.
11 - Sorry Cowboys fans, but I’m contractually obligated to post this picture: