We've all done it. Even though we shouldn't, we do. Looking ahead on your teams schedule is regarded as a Cardinal sin of the football world on every level. But even when your team is primed to take on a division rival in primetime for first place (never get's old, does it?), peeking ahead to see the future potential bumps on the schedule is, simply put, human nature. I mean with as many storylines floating around the sports wire about injuries, trades, ended seasons, dirty teams, holy players and tweets, it's never been easier to get a read on a team, their weakness and even how the player(s) dubbed the weakest link feel about it. So, in the words of the worst Super Bowl performers ever IMHO, let's get it started
Dolts, Bolts or Cholts. Whatever you want to call them. The days of counting up San Diego as two wins on the schedule are long gone, but we're all confident that our Warriors in Red can down a team with a quarterback named Phyllis (especially in the rain[especially if it only rains onr their half of the field again]) on Monday Night Football (SN: I'm not missing Hank NEARLY as much as I thought I would. As in I barely notice he's gone) with a billion injuries. Even Shawne Merriman got hurt again and he doesn't even play
well in San Diego. Dwayne Bowe pretty much had his way with the Chargers last time, so within the nest 24 hours, someone should tell Muir, Haley and Cassel to throw it to him. Early, often and well (here's looking at you Matty) until they can stop it. By that time, we should all be Tomahawkin it back to our cars and grills, an unfathomable first place standing in tow. Obviously, we've got to keep Gates in check. I personally don't feel DJ can, or wants to, have to record double digit tackles every game, so maybe Romeo throws a wrinkle in to get him covering Gates. If that happens, we'll need him to do an excellent job. If Gates gets into a groove with Rivers and Ryan Matthews or Tolbert get too comfortable with our flats, we could be in for a years worth of trash talk from this guy.
Let's be honest, nobody wants to hear shit talked from an assclown in a fucking Hello Kitty SmartCar....
No analysis or numbers crunching needed here. Reggie Bush, my favorite college player of all time, is a bust. I honestly can't tell you this game will look much different from our embarrassment of Oakland last week. Stick Flowers and the right side of the D on Brandon Marshall (anybody else happy he's not in our division anymore? Thanks McD) and send the dogs after Moore. At least I think that's his name. Just happy we get to face these fish before they pick up the most highly touted college qb since Peyton Manning and an all around beast in Ryan Tannehill. Sorry, I'm not too good with the new names...
Our streak of sweet revenge games, in my mind, will reach its apex at Arrowhead. And what a better state do we need the Broncos to be in. They've made, what appears to be, their annual "I'm So Glad They're Not My Team, I'd Be Pissed Right Now" moves by
- Benching Orton
- Trading away Brandon Lloyd (FOR A 6TH ROUNDER?? Seriously, has anybody else noticed that the best place to be is outside the AFC West? Apparently, you can get players like Sproles, Lloyd and multiple first;/second round picks for almost nothing. I'm jealous.) and, most notably
- Starting Tim Tebow at QB. While I don't think Tebow will be as good as Orton could have been, he does still worry me.
Not to mention DROY shoe-in Von Miller. If our tackles are as good as we've been led to believe for the first half of this season, they'll prove it on this day. The need to play inspired. Speaking of inspired, why was everyone was so inspired by Tebows performance in MIAMI over the LAST PLACE DOLPHINS on a day where THEY WERE HONORING HIS COLLEGE TEAM. Tebow was still HELD IN CHECK BY THE LAST PLACE DOLPHINS until the waining minutes AGAINST THE DOLPHINS. Does anybody not understand what I'm doing here? Here, for you slow ones, I'll clear it up, IT WAS AGAINST THE DOLPHINS!!! I guess winning does forgive all, but I'll be glued to their game against the Lions today praying for a Week 2 like performance from the Big Cats.
Gonna take a break and switch gears for a sec. Jamaal, Eric and ToMo? I dont know about the rest of the guys around here, but I'm praying for you all everyday. I sustained a torn Achilles and severe ankle sprain in high school and was never the same, so I can only imagine what you guys go through day to day. WE miss you and hope you have a speedy and healthy and FULL recovery. (Ok, I'm done with the caps button for a while.)
Before we get to the facts, lets look at the possibilites. 6-3. First place. Drivers seat. Wow. Foxboro in the winter is notoriously brutal to visitors and we're just talking about the weather.Shout out to whoever put this game on the schedule. Cassel vs Brady. Pioli vs Kraft. Haley vs The Hoodie. This could be huge people.
The Pats are hurting in the secondary and haven't lived up to expectations leading up to the season in defending the run. All that said, they're still winning, they're still elite and they're still the Patriots. We know it's not a matter of their defense keeping up with us, it's a matter of us stopping their offense. Crennel knows Bill. Bill knows Crennel. But Muir and Cassel may be the two most important people in this game (Shocker of the day right?) and it's BECAUSE (i lied, sue me) of the defense. What people are failing to realize is that we have all the makings of an elite D. Coordinator, two very good corners, elite pass rusher, elite ILB, and, next year, our elite safety back. Call me crazy, but after last year stopping SD on the goal line, Oakland this year, big game ending stand against the Vikes, I think we stand a chance of stopping Tom Brady on their last drive, if we can get it to come down to it. Muir must call it right, Cassel must execute. Draws, Jones and screens won't cut it here. This is a great team. To beat them, we'll have to play better than we ever have. Period.
ix very trying games leading to a POSSIBLE playoff birth.. But we have to get there first (funny putting that in a post that is all about looking further than we're supposed to) and that's were this becomes a homer post. Everyone must do their job. Super Bowl? No. Highly doubt it. But another AFC West crown and a story book ending to a nightmare season? I'll take it. And, as much as you wanted us to Suck for Luck and fire everyone but Tamba, you like the idea and if we get celebrate a successful season, you will too. Because as much as you dont want to be wrong again about the Chiefs winning a playoff game, you want your team to succeed even more.
Now, talk to me.