My murky crystal ball tells me that Matthew Stafford will lead the Lions to the Promised Land…uh, victory, I mean, against the NFL’s elder statesman.
Remember, my crystal ball IS murky. I could be wrong.
That’s fine, but what about his long-term prospects? I get nervous when I see young players get multiple injuries too quickly. It makes me feel like they aren’t built to last.
That’s my fear. He now has had injuries on BOTH shoulders correct?
Gotta say though…. Stafford really showed some balls in that Cleveland game last year
Not so much. It was a great moment for sure, but a bit overrated in the courage category when one looks back. All players want to be on the field, no matter if they are injured or not. It’s not like he hobbled out there on a broken leg or something. That moment was less ballsy and more talent.
Yes, I think he has injured both shoulders now. Very bad news. Gotta invest in an o-line!
If the Bears don’t have success this year is Lovie Smith out and Mike Martz in?
There’s a good chance Lovie will get fired, but it’s unlikely Martz would get the job. Martz has pretty much worn out his welcome everywhere else he’s been, and only got the OC job in Chicago because he and Lovie were friendly from their time together on the Rams staff.
Has Stafford already shown too much of a propensity for injury to be a reliable franchise QB?
He’s probably OK with a reliable offensive line in front of him, but Detroit needs to make that happen before he’s physically past the point of no return. Honestly, if I were a Lions fan, I’d be more excited about Best right now.
Is Aaron Rodgers marked for greatness?
Well, very goodness maybe, but to keep in perspective for the team he plays for, he’s not going to win 5 NFL titles like Bart Starr or break records and win back-to-back-to-back MVPs like Favre. Rodgers certainly hasn’t looked great yet this season. We’ll have a better sense of the answer to this question by the end of this season.
If the Vikes have a failed season (i.e., not reaching the conference finals) will Favre limp into retirement with his tail between his legs?
I so don’t want to hear “Favre” and “retirement” in the same sentence anymore. Next question!
OMG Bills scored 30 points …….
The change of QB worked (?)
Wow. When the Cowboys look bad they look like a team that should be benched, but when they look good, they look good.
Take that, Houston. Iron skillet upside the head.
The Boys still run Texas!
The Pat’s D phoned it in….. Belichick got sa splain’n to do
-Wow. When the Cowboys look bad they look like a team that should be benched, but when they look good, they look good.-
Didn’t see the game, but just glancing at the box score, as previously mentioned in this thread:
Romo throws < 45 times + the Cowboys offense has more than 25 rushing attempts = good things for Dallas
For sure. No QB needs to be throwing it more than 45 times. To quote the old timers, “Three things can happen when you throw the ball and two of em are bad!”
How about the Falcons beating the Saints in OT in New Orleans?
How about Seattle beating San Diego? Or KC being undefeated and the 9ers being winless? That one hurts.
I’ve been praising SF since preseason…. I think this was the final straw… but then again it’s extremely difficult to play at KC
No, the 9ers have more talent than KC. They should have at least been competitive. It makes me mad because I’ve been waiting for the 9ers to come back to life for over a decade now. St Louis had their turn, then Seattle, then Arizona. Time to come back to Cali.
I’m not saying that KC has more talent than the 9ers. I’m just saying that it can be extremely difficult to play in KC.
I feel like the Chargers have way more talent than KC, but for roughly 3 quarters they couldn’t move
To me the Niners have looked less than the sum of their parts thus far the season. A big part of this is the lack of continuity in the offense. Raye’s replacement will be—what—their eighth offensive coordinator in eight seasons? And has Crabtree been on the field during the first three games? You can’t tell watching the highlights. He’s got to at least become a viable third option after Gore and Davis. He’s fifth on the team in YAC, after Gore, Davis, Josh Morgan and the back up tight end. Maybe San Fran should hire Mike Leach as it’s next offensive coordinator ; )
@Robert W Peabody III
Bill’s defense was an offense…….
49ers need a new quarterback and some new o-linemen as well. As Matt Parks mentioned, they’ve gone through a number of offensive coordinators and none of them have shown much interest in building a passing system around the weak armed, inconsistent west-coast style passers that San Francisco has (ie Alex Smith.) When the guy isn’t injured he’s throwing more interceptions than he is touch downs. As for getting some help on the offensive line, its never a bad idea for any team struggling on offense, but the 9ers have performed especially poor in this department thus far into the season.
Despite all of their problems, Patrick Willis is the truth.
@ Pierre Bill’s defense was an offense…….
The best defense is…
Yes, KC is one of the notorious stadiums in the NFL for its tough atmosphere. And now that they have something to cheer about its going to get worse.
The problem with the 9ers is the QB. We need a franchise QB in there. Alex Smith has never shown flashes of anything related to greatness. The experiment is over. Yes, a good o-line will always help. But I believe in Singletary. He probably does need to hire some better coordinators though.
Smith and Crabtree both came out of spread offenses in college and have yet to look like the dominate players they were in those systems. Just sayin’.
Yeah, but the college spread is a whole lot different from the NFL spread. Everybody looks good in the college spread because its easy to overpower teams, talent-wise. I think Crabtree will be ok. Smith is the one who’s already been given numerous chances and just isn’t getting it done.
Yeah, that’s what I’m saying (I was joking about Leach): success in the spread in college doesn’t generally prepare you for success in a pro offense. Although, Smith is never going to look good if he’s got to learn a whole new scheme every year. From what I’ve seen of Crabtree, he tends to run sloppy routes and doesn’t really seem to get separation between himself and defenders. I don’t know about his work ethic, but he’s certainly physically talented enough to learn the finer points of the position . . . assuming he gets good coaching.
And MNF begins… gotta say with everyone praising the bears… Im getting nervous :P
That’s another problem. The Jason Campbell syndrome. Too many coordinators. It certainly isn’t helping Smith. Still, I would have liked to see some sort of talent shine through. I only place so much blame on the systems or the coaches. Sooner or later the talented players show flashes, regardless of their surroundings. The 9ers need to grab the hometown boy Trent Edwards off of waivers. I’d like to see him get a crack at the job.
Who would’ve guessed Matt.
The funny thing is, I could see all 3 of these teams missing playoffs and I don’t really expect any of them to…