Monday, January 16, 2006

Pats, Colts self-destruct

So much for the Pats-Colts matchup in this year's AFC Championship Game. On Saturday, the Pats had 5 turnovers, resulting in oh, about 21 Denver points. On Sunday, the Colts spottedthe Steelers a 21-3 lead before coming-so-agonizingly-close to sending the game to OT. Mike Vanderjagt's 46-yard field goal attempt was wider right than most FSU wide rights. You can't blame everything on the idiot liquored-up kicker, though. Peyton Manning was off most of the day, until the Colts' 4th quarter comeback. All in all, not a good weekend. Not looking forward to Broncos-Steelers since WE DON'T CARE.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Rooney "Rule" - Still a Joke

ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski on why the Rooney Rule - mandating interviews of minority candidates for head coaching positions - is still a sham. On the plus side, Herm Edwards was just recycled. Previously recycled: Ray Rhodes (Philadelphia and Green Bay) and Tony Dungy (Tampa Bay and Indianapolis). Here's hoping Art Shell will get a courtesy call about the Raiders' open position, one with which he is intimately familiar.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

6-10: A Lost Season

Date Opponent Time/Result Away Home
Sep 12 @Atlanta Lost 10-14
Sep 18 San Francisco Won 42-3
Sep 25 Oakland Won 23-20
Oct 2 @Kansas City Won 37-31
Oct 9 @Dallas Lost 10-33
Week 6 BYE
Oct 23 San Diego Won 20-17
Oct 30 @Denver Lost 21-49
Nov 6 @Washington Lost 10-17
Nov 14 Dallas Lost 20-21
Nov 20 @N.Y. Giants Lost 17-27
Nov 27 Green Bay Won 19-14
Dec 5 Seattle Lost 0-42
Dec 11 N.Y. Giants Lost 23-26
Dec 18 @St. Louis Won 17-16
Dec 24 @Arizona Lost 21-27
Jan 1 Washington Lost 20-31

6 wins: 5 were by 7 points or fewer.
10 losses: 5 were by 7 points or fewer.

So what's the Rx? Get McNabb healthy enough to scramble. Get him a veteran to throw to. And get some pass rushers.