Sunday’s games seemed somewhat anticlimactic to me. Maybe it was because there were three very good games on Thursday. Or maybe it was simply that my Cowboys weren’t playing. Regardless, there wasn’t any particular game that was of interest to me.
First, I was really sorry to see Matt Leinart get knocked out of the game with what appears to be a season ending injury. I still remember how the former Heisman winner dropped to the 10th spot in the draft, when “experts” were saying that he could go #1. Leinart seemed to be in the right situation: a great offense with a top notch O line and superior running game, and one of the best receivers in the game to throw to throw to, since Andre Johnson was back from injury. It’s too bad to see his season end. Also, it’s too bad for the Texans, who probably were going to win the division and had a real shot to go far in the playoffs. Ah well, it’s always next year!
I also have to talk about Stevie “Why so serious” Johnson. Ok, is this guy stupid? I’m really curious to know. First, I have to say, I love end zone dances and celebrations. As a matter of fact, I loved Johnson’s Why So Serious t-shirt. But to reenact the Plaxico Burress self inflicted gunshot wound was embarrassing and tasteless. (Do I sound like Joe Buck?) It cost the Bills 15 yards on the ensuing kickoff, giving the Jets a shortened field resulting in another Mark Sanchez TD. I do have to give a shout out for the classy way Plax responded, “I’ve seen worse, and I’ve heard worse. Doesn’t bother me.”
Congrats to Tim Tebow on another win, this time in an exciting OT victory. I’m not a Tebow hater or a Tebow apologist, but I do think that the guy is a winner. However, I really want to highlight the play of Willis McGahee, and the Denver defense. McGahee, is coming off a hamstring injury, and he trotted through the Charger defense for 117 yards at 5.1 yards a clip. Actually for the season, he is averaging 4.8 yards a carry. To me, he has shown that he is more than just a change a pace back only viable for short yardage work. If he can stay healthy, he’s a top 15 RB. He has just as much to do with the success of Broncos as Tebow does. The main reason, in my opinion for the success of Denver, is the defense. Especially the play of rookie Vonn Miller, who is leading the team with 11 sacks, on pace to finish the season with 16. In the last three games, the defense has given up 10, 13, and 13 points, respectively. Again, I’m not taking anything away from Tebow. But, he does have a great supporting cast to help him. Just my observation.
Week 12 Things of Note:
Ryan Fitzpatrick impressed me yesterday.
Beanie Wells REALLY impressed me yesterday.
Phillip Rivers DIDN’T impress me
Andre Johnson, you need to impress me