Photo courtesy of somethingcatchey.blogspot.com.
By Nick Craddock
“A Dandy Randy Moss Haiku”
He runs fast and catches balls.
Shame, he was lazy.
Randy Moss was largely unstoppable during his 13-year NFL career.
Defenses changed schemes because of the wide receiver and still Moss would zoom past members of the opposing secondary for a score.
His coaches tried to reign in his vivacious personality and still Moss managed to dictate how and when he was going to play, or otherwise scorn a franchise.
The NFL attempted to punish Moss through his pocketbook, but you knew Moss was still going to be able to take care of his fines with “straight cash homey.” Continue reading
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Tagged Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Daunte Culpepper, DeSean Jackson, Greg Jennings, Hall of Fame, Jerry Rice, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Randy Moss, Steve Johnson
Photo courtesy of franklinstripfanatics.com. According to our very own Wesley Kaminsky, Marvin Lewis (pictured above) is one of five coaches on the hot seat as we get ready for the NFL season.
By Wesley Kaminsky
It’s almost that time of the year again, and yes I’m talking about the NFL season. With the lockout nearly over, it is time to start thinking about the 2011 NFL season, and forget about all the nonsense that went on this off-season.
Every year, at some point, there are head coaches fired during the season. It simply is something that always happens every season, and this season I expect nothing less.
There will be teams that exceed expectations, and teams that disappoint. If a team is struggling badly, the scrutiny is put right to the head coach. Here we go. Continue reading
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Tagged AFC, AFC North, Andy Dalton, Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Dan Snyder, DeSean Jackson, Donovan McNabb, Gary Kubiak, Houston Texans, John Elway, Marvin Lewis, Mike Shanahan, New York Giants, NFC, NFC East, NFL, Norv Turner, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Tom Coughlin, Washington Redskins
Perhaps the biggest snub from the Pro Bowl this year was Aaron Rodgers (pictured above). Look for Rodgers to make a statement in leading the Packers to a huge victory over the Eagles on the road.
The NFL playoffs start today. Where did the regular season go? For many it has been over for months, and for a chosen few, it still may have another month left to go.
Here is a look at the final Pick’em Scoreboard.
I was down by 5 games heading into Week 17. I finally caught the expert that is CV3 in the end though. It was a very fun challenge. More of you will have to get involved next year.
After already getting picks from our very own Wesley Kaminsky yesterday, I am now going to give some picks of my own.
New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks
The defending champs head to the rainy city to take on an under 500 Seattle team. Yes I said it, the Seahawks are under 500. They won just 7 games this year, and they have home field in the first round of the playoffs? Sorry New York and Tampa. You got shafted. Seattle is a typical 7 win team. They really do not do anything especially well. Get ready to watch Drew Brees run circles around the League’s 27th ranked secondary. This one will not even be close. Saints by 14 on the road as they look to keep their hopes of repeating alive.
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts
These two teams are polar opposites in every sense of the word. They both are very good at their craft though. The Jets will pound the ball on the ground at you all night, while the Colts will air it out with the best of them. The difference in this one will be the Jets ability to defend against the pass. The Colt’s on the other hand are unable to stop the run. I realize that Indy has home field advantage. I realize that they are led by arguably the best quarterback of all time in Peyton Manning. But it will not be enough on this day. The Jets were my preseason pick to win the Super Bowl. And I have them taking care of business. Indy will get shocked at home today as the Jets exact some revenge from last year’s AFC Championship Game. Jets by 3 in a great game.
Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs
KC rides their two-headed rushing attack of Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones every week. They run the ball more effectively than any team in the League. Baltimore on the other hand has had one of the League’s scariest defensive units for over a decade now. Now I do realize that the Chiefs only dropped one home game all year. The Ravens on the other hand finished 5 and 3 on the road. Yet this team is just absolutely loaded in every sense of the word. They have playmakers on both ides of the ball, that I do not see KC being able to keep up with. It has been a great year for the Chiefs and they vastly exceeded expectations. But the Ravens have won 4 games in a row, and do not appear ready to lose this week. The difference will be the experience of the Raven linebackers and their ability to shut down KC’s lethal rushing attack. Baltimore by 3 in a very ugly physical game.
Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles
This may be the most intriguing and highly anticipated matchup of the entire weekend. All year Michael Vick has been a “running” headline. How do you contain the guy? The Eagles are full of playmakers. Jackson, Maclin, Celek, McCoy, and Vick are some of the League’s best and most exciting players at their respective positions. But the Packers have some playmakers of their own. Do not sleep on Charles Woodson anchoring the secondary and Clay Matthews reeking havoc all over the field. Lastly, Aaron Rodgers has not gotten love this entire year. Talk about a Pro Bowl snub. Look for this guy to continue his hot streak and absolutely shred the Eagle’s mediocre secondary. I love watching the Eagles play. But the Packers were my preseason pick to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Well I got them winning this one. Packers by 1 in the most exciting game of the weekend.
So there you have my picks. Enjoy the two days of NFL games leading up to the NCAA Championship Game on Monday.
Stay tuned for the next edition of TheSportsKraze.
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