NFL 2014 Week 8

Don Wassall

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Curious that both blew out their knee merely by jumping in the air. Makes one wonder yet again just what kind of condition many of these "world class" athletes are really in.
 

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I agree Don, Gruden's constant nitpicking at McCoy was ridiculous. That red faced clown had something negative to say about every pass Colt threw in the first half, most of which were completions!

I didn't watch the game but if Gruden was critical of McCoy's performance then he made himself look foolish because McCoy had a great game going 25 out of 30 with 299 yards and a rushing touchdown.
 

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Campanaro and wr's

Gruden is what I refer to as a shameless flatterer, especially when it comes to blacks. As someone who knows all the players in the NFL through playing fantasy football, his praise of many black players is often undeserved, sometimes absurdly so. With White players it's closer to fair, which is an improvement over the likes of Crissie and many others, but Gruden never jumps on a black player like he unfairly did with McCoy last night.

And continuing this season's sad arc outside of QBs, Campanaro is now out indefinitely with a hamstring strain.

I didn't know that Campy was out-- this is the season of horrors. Yeh Hogan out of Buffalo is a nice surprise but he is what the 5th wr on the Bills..
As for Gruden yes he does go wild on some black players for sure but out of the entire lot of NFL analysts he is the least biased against whites as far as I can tell.. And I don't even want to bring up the mainly dreadful college analysts this year who seem to think every white wideout is a slug. He stood up for Johnny Football----people may think I am nuts but Hoyer in my mind isn't the answer and Browns fans will find that out too late. You think Johnny Football would blow a lead like Hoyer did earlier in the season? Just a sample of why I like Gruden. A few weeks ago he talked about Alex Smith and rightly pointed out that the term game manager is a slight. He said Smith was a great player and winner and came within a hair of going to the Super Bowl. I can't think of anyone else who has said anything nice about Smith since he entered the league.
But this season better start improving especially the wr situation which looked so promising before the season.
 

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If Miami is going to phase out Hartline then he could surely find ahome in New England next year. He could follow the path of Welker. I am sure Bellichick and Brady would love to have him.
 

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Kind of a awkward Yucky Chucky attempt at humor during the after game interview with Chucky asking Jay when he was going to hug McCoy. Jay Gruden mumbled something about the TV cameras. Don't know if it was a joke or what but it fell pretty flat. The kind of stupid thing someone says when maybe the conversation has outlived its usefulness.

The media in DC are just counting down the hours until RGScreen comes back. Everyone here is so d*ckless they are acting like he is Manning or Brady and will be the saviour when he returns. Gruden has made it clear that it's his team when he returns. The ideal scenario will be for McCoy to start when they face Minnesota this week and get a win, then Griffin comes back after they bye week and they lose to Tampa Bay. Then they lose the remainder of Griffin's starts until he is injured again and McCoy gets put back in, at which time it becomes painfully apparent to all of the Redskins' DWFs how bad Griffin is.
 

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Is Campanaro out for the year? All I can find on it is that he had a hamstring injury during the game last week.
 

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Here are some asinine weeinieworld blurbs to show what we are up against:

Geno Smith - QB - Jets

GM John Idzik admits he doesn't know if Geno Smith is still the Jets' quarterback of the future.

"That's still to be determined," Idzik said hopefully. "You don't wanna try to answer that question too prematurely, especially when you're dealing with a younger quarterback in Geno. ... We will continue with the development curve and we will continue searching." Despite Idzik's positive tone, it's as close as he could get to admitting the Smith experiment is over in the Big Apple. Smith has attempted just 676 career passes, but quarterbacks don't get much time to prove themselves in the modern game.


Mike Wallace - WR - Dolphins

Speaking Tuesday, Mike Wallace expressed frustration with the Dolphins' offense.

"Our offense was (expletive)," Wallace said of Miami's Sunday performance. When asked if he was encouraged by his 50-yard reception against the Jaguars, Wallace said that he was not. "That’s what I do. I’m built for that. I’m not really excited about it." Asked specifically if he was upset by the Dolphins' lack of deep balls, Wallace responded "I run the plays they call." Wallace is again being under-utilized, but this year it's more because of Ryan Tannehill's disastrous downfield accuracy than Miami's play-calling. The good news is that Wallace has scored in 5-of-7 games. He's a clear top-20 receiver with WR1 upside.
 

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Kruger's having break out year!! Outstanding I've only caught 1 brown game this year and that'd disappointing.

Has anyone heard any news on Jim Leonhard? It appeared early on as though he may be competing to start in Cleveland, but I don't think I've heard his name since week 1. Is he hurt or something?
 

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If Miami is going to phase out Hartline then he could surely find ahome in New England next year. He could follow the path of Welker. I am sure Bellichick and Brady would love to have him.

I don't have a lot of faith in the Patriots right now. Amendola has been phased out and of late Edelman has taken a decided back seat to the previous mediocrity LaFell, who couldn't retain starter status with Carolina's lousy stable of receivers. There are also rumors that New England is interested in trading for Vincent Jackson, which would instantly relegate Edelman to has-been status.

Seems like all the White receivers have involuntarily regressed this season except for Nelson. Even Aaron Rodgers was studiously avoiding looking Jordy's way Sunday night. Too much progress had been made in recent years by the White receivers "allowed" to start; as always with the Caste System every time a few steps forward are taken by "overachievers" at taboo positions there is always an adjustment backwards toward the longstanding Caste System norm.
 
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For those who missed McCoy's TD run last night:


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Might as well enjoy it before he's back to riding the pine......
 

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McCoy's problem is that he is White and better than Gremlin.

His other problem is that he leads and quietly succeeds, rather than attempts to make the game revolve around himself, in order to fail in absolutely, Biblically spectacular fashion (ie, RGIII)
 
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