Re: Week Five NFL Picks, and "Game of the Week"
posted at 10/7/2009 1:15 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Week Five NFL Picks, and "Game of the Week"
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Week Five NFL Picks, and "Game of the Week" : I do agree with you in regards to Norv. He has found his Chargers in the post season each year at the helm though. Concerning Norv by game, my issues - @OAK- though a W, not a strong effort out of the gate. RESPONSE: Lots of teams start slow...inccluding the Pats, who were lucky to beat the Bills in game one. BAL- at the 5 of BAL with 10 seconds left on the clock before the half on 3rd down kicks a FG, instead going for a TD with perhaps a high pass to Gates or Jackson in the back of the endzone then try a kick if it doesnt work. SD losing by 5 . the difference. also at the end of the game, 4th & 2, draw play, stuffed by Lewis, game over. You've got your newly signed 90 million dollar QB with the game on the line in his 1st home game since signing his new contract and you take the ball out his hands after he torched the ravens all day for 436 yards? Dah, put the ball in his hands with those circumstances. RESPONSE: Agreed. I too thought that the Chargers should have gone for the TD in that situation. The Chargers tried to get "cute" with that draw player call to Sproles. A better call might have been to find Antonio Gates or one of their tall WRs in the endzone. The Pats have run similar plays in that situation using Kevin Faulk. MIA- give him a pass, well coached game except for just 3 points by halftime. RESPONSE: The Bolts beat a decent Miami team. @PIT- slow start cost us the game. honest assessment regards I will stick by Norv as long as he is here. RESPONSE: I don't understand the slow start. Norv's biggest problems seem to be his defense being able to stop the run (minus Jamaal Williams), and his offense not being able to run the ball. Darren Sproles is a wonderful weapon, when used like the Patriots use Kevin Faulk...or like the Jets use Leon Washington. Posted by jbolted[/QUOTE] The biggest problem seems to be Norv's lack of leadership skills. He should be demanding much, much more from his players...and, if they don't meet his demands, heads should roll. But, he's simply not that kind of guy.
Posted by TexasPat3[/QUOTE]
Not only Jamal Williams but his backup Ryan Bingham is out too. Ogemdi Nwagbuo & Alfonso Boone are off the street and now starting. D-line coach Don Johnson needs to do his best coaching job ever. Merriman has been a non-factor, which sux. The front 7 are getting pushed around and it sickens me to watch thus far. At 2-2, with the Broncos at 4-0, i need a favor from you Tex. Please have your team follow through. As Josh said, '4 wins wont get us the playoffs', neither will 9 IMO.. From my perspective I honestly think that SD will still win the west. I need the chink in the Bronco armor exposed this week, I know its there. Dollars to donuts, I say the Pats win in convincing fashion this week. Call it a hunch, but, Orton vs. Brady, come on. no brainer from my view, knowing the Broncos ability to choke. Yes they have new guys, but, the a big remnant of failure is still there IMO.