Tag:Michael Vick
Posted on: January 10, 2011 1:17 am

Couple Things I Noticed This NFL Week...

1. You can bash Don Capers all you want, and he did make some questionable calls over the course of the game, but holding the Eagles to 16 points is nothing short of spectacular. A lot of people (myself included) thought that for the Packers to win, this was going to have to be a shootout, but that's not what happened. Our defense contained arguably the best passing game in the NFC, and one of the better rushers in the NFC. Granted, there were injuries to Jackson and Vick, and Akers missed two field goals, but the point is, our defense made a statement tonight.

2. Matt Hasselbeck has been the ultimate Saints killer this season. A great game in the regular season and a awsome game in the postseason, helps the Seahawks to an upset (and cost a lot of people money). The thing is, Matt Hasselbeck has finally found something he can enjoy over the last 4 years. Statistically demolishing the Saints.

3. I think we have our future RB in James Starks. I know it was only one game, but watching this guy run is like looking at your lawn right after you've mowed it. It's satisfying. This guy hits holes hard, when there isn't a hole, he creates one, and when he gets tackled, he almost always falls forward. I really don't think Jackson is the answer. Starks as the regular runningback with Kuhn as the fullback. Maybe trade Grant for something, or Jackson.

4. Injuries have limited the Jets from achieving the spectacular defense they had last year, but they came up clutch in the playoffs against Peyton Manning. BTW, another loss for Manning in the playoffs. I know there have been injuries, but it's gotta be dissapointing to not get past the wild-card round when most seasons, you don't even play a game that week.

Posted on: April 26, 2010 1:05 pm

The Madden Curse: Drew Brees The Next Victim?

Just recently they announced Super Bowl MVP and new record-holder for completion percentage QB Drew Brees, will be on the Madden 11 cover. Let's look at some other atheletes and how they did. 2000 cover: Eddie George: After being put on the Madden cover, George didn't average more than 3.4 yards a carry for the rest of his career. Daunte Culpepper: After being put on the Madden Cover, Culpepper threw 13 TD's and 14 INT's the following year. Michael Vick: A week after the Madden game was released with him on the cover, Vick broke his leg in a preseason game. Shaun Alexander: Had a great year, and after he was put on the Madden cover, he was just downhill in stats from there. Brett Favre: Had a great year in 07 which caused him to be put on the Madden cover. Then he had all that offseason drama, and next year, with the Jets, threw equal TD's to INT's (I think it was 20 TD's/21 INT's, something like that). And Finally, most recently, Troy Polamalu was put on the cover along with Larry Fitzgerald. While Larry didn't get cursed, or at least not yet, Polamalu missed a bunch of games last year, and it caused the Steelers not to make the playoffs. Drew Brees, ever since being traded to the Saints, has had a great career. 10-6 the first year, and then a pair of 8-8 seasons, until the Saints stepped it up last year. So will that all go down the drain? Will Brees get the Madden curse? Or will he be the first to break it?
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