Like I said yesterday, I may rag on the NFL and despite some of the stupid shit they pull but when it comes to the game on the field, it was nice to see actual NFL Football on the field. Welcome back Football – I did miss you.
I couldn’t think of two totally different NFL organizations with two totally different ways of doing business – one brash as hell (Dallas), the other quiet (Arizona). As for the game (Arizona/Dallas) it was as expected, a bit raggedy, but I was impressed with Arizona in the first quarter. No starters and they went right down the field. Not too shabby.
By the way, I finally got a look at the plans for the new HOF set up in Canton and damn is it gonna be nice. Much needed. The stadium is absolutely 180 out from when I sat on bleachers there just two years ago, it looks totally different. That’s only the beginning and I can’t wait to see it.
Moving forward into camps:
- Don’t worry Pittsburgh fan, Leveon Bell will be back for Preseason Game 3, so let’s not go to GQ. We’ve seen this dance before by many other players. When it comes down to it, they won’t miss a check.
- The New York Props got some interesting news yesterday that I personally think will help the organization. Owner Woody Johnson has been confirmed to be the U. S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom. This means he’ll give up day-to-day control and that only helps the GM build something without this clown owner getting in the way because he needs a bigger media splash.
Miami. Yep, a storm cloud is brewing over Miami, and it’s not the daily 3PM shower, it’s Ryan Tannehill’s knee that’s causing it.
No sooner did he crumble to the ground (without any knowledge whatsoever of the level of damage) did the talk start about Kaepernick. Memo to those who would use this injury to advance a cause – that’s sick and it doesn’t help your cause. You don’t even know the depth of the injury yet. Give Miami a chance to catch their breath and figure out what is going on.
That being said, I understand how this sick media works, and for the record, I believe his signing would help Miami from a football perspective giving them an amazing offensive dynamic never seen in Miami, his wearing of a Fidel Castro t-shirt and making comments that appeared to support him during an interview at a 49er game in Miami last year pretty much sealed his fate. Look I lived there and I can tell you that for the most part, supporting Castro in any way is a MAJOR no-no. Not only that, Matt Moore (while not a household name) is somewhat capable of leading the team. He’s not the automatic hope, but he is better than dealing with the headache.
And to those who want to advance Jay Cutlers agenda to come back to the NFL, how much do we have to see out of that cat to know that he certainly isn’t the answer? Didn’t he just show his maturity by mooning the media in Mexico or something like that (ALLEGEDLY)? I’m sure his broadcasting company really enjoyed hearing about that. Don’t do it Adam Gase.
I know that the Dolphins are going to get a ton of pressure, and some of it may even come from the NFL itself, but Miami shouldn’t be forced to make a decision that may not be in the best interest of the team on the field.
Fighting in camp. Look, I get it, its Summer and camps are hot and unbearable and now they have the incessant glow of IMMEDIATE media 24/7 not to mention fan obligations on top of everything else. The pressure is enormous, but y’all can’t be throwing down as much as I am hearing. What I remember is a coach saying if you were busy throwing punches, you weren’t working hard enough in practice. I don’t know how you would do it, but Coaches got to do a better job staying on top of this stuff.
Enjoy your Friday.