Monthly Archives: October 2011
The joke of the season for bad teams has been the “winner” (the worst team in the NFL) gets quarterback Andrew Luck at the end of the season. At first, the joke generated some laughs but overtime like mostly any joke; it was just a little too much.
And like all jokes, when one comes to an end another forms…well at least I think this is another joke; Andrew Luck versus Cam Newton, who’s better? It’s an obvious answer; Cam Newton. Newton not only performed great at the College level by not only winning a Heisman Trophy but a National Championship as well. As for Luck he hasn’t won either of the two.
Then the next reason why Newton is clearly better is, look at how he’s been performing; 422 yards in his first game, 432 yards in his second game, I mean come on that’s ridiculous! The last time a quarterback did that was…well…uh, NEVER. The way that Newton has been performing this year with the Carolina Panthers, a team that went 2-14 last year is unbelievable. So unbelievable that no one expected it as critiques said that he was a bad pick, the next JaMarcus Russell, that he wouldn’t make it in the NFL, and so on and so on.
Well the critiques were certainly wrong that time and they’re again this time, because Andrew Luck a quarterback for Stanford who Cam Newton beat out in the Heisman race last year and who didn’t win a National Title and who hasn’t played a snap in the NFL yet, to be compared to one of the greatest rookie performances of all time, is just ridiculous! R.I.D.I.C.U.L.O.U.S. RIDCULOUS. I mean even people living under a rock know that Cam Newton known as Lights, Cam, Action, is way better than Andrew Luck. Heck, Luck’s name shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same sentence as Cam Newton.
NFL Wide Receiver, now free agent, Terrell Owens held his own practice for all NFL scouts and teams on Tuesday with an open invitation. The only problem was, no one showed up.
Though that didn’t hurt the 37 year olds confidence at all, “I definitely feel there are some teams out there that are interested,” he told ESPN.
Owens who played for the Cincinnati Bengals last season played in 14 games catching 72 balls for 983 yards. Though despite an off year he wouldn’t be resigned or picked up by any team. Then in April things would get even worse for Owens as he would tear his anterior cruciate ligament forcing him to undergo surgery.
Though months later after the injury Owens looked fine and felt fine, “I felt very comfortable out there,” Owens told ESPN after the workout. Owens participated in some drills and caught passes Tuesday in his workout that was televised on both ESPN and the NFL Network. Owens didn’t do anything else.
And unlike his last “open practice” which he held last time in his drive way when he was playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, Owens this time was clothed. Wearing a shirt that said “I am” on the front and “ready” on the back was showcased by Owens during the beginning of the workout until he ended up eventually taking it off.
The quarterback throwing Owens the ball was Casey Harsen, a former quarterback at Norfolk State and a former Arena Football player.
Agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN and reporters that he plans to send the tape of Owens’ workout to all of the 32 NFL teams after the workout, showing that there are no worries for the empty crowd at the Owens’ camp.
Owens wasn’t shaken by the empty bleachers either as he said that his workout “speaks for itself.”
“I only need one team,” Owens told the NFL Network. “I only need one chance.”
Besides who cares if none of the NFL Scouts showed up anyways, it’s just practice…not a game…not a game. Yes, that’s right Allen Iverson it’s just practice. So NFL Scouts, get your popcorn ready because Owens’ workout tape is getting ready to give you guys a show.
Since the season began the only thing that the Denver Broncos fans wanted besides a win was Tim Tebow as their starting quarterback and in week five after a 1-3 start their wish would come true.
Trailing 23-10 in the third quarter with less than nine minutes to go the Tebow chants would start, just like the fans did every week. However this time would be different as their chants would be answered as number 15 took the field. Following a sea of cheers the Broncos with Tebow under center would go three and out.
Then on their next drive, three and out again.
The move from Kyle Orton to Tebow started to appear like maybe it wasn’t a good one. That was until 6:35 in the fourth quarter when Tebow ran it for a 12 yard touchdown, 26-18 Chargers lead (After a two point conversion by Willis McGahee). Then on their next drive they would score again on a 28 yard pass to Knowshon Moreno, 26-24, Chargers lead.
The Denver Broncos looked like a new team. Though the Tebow switch wasn’t enough to prevent the Chargers from getting the win as a 35 yard field goal with 24 seconds left would seal the game for the Chargers as they would win 29 to 24.
Then three days later after the loss, Broncos head coach John Fox would make it official as he named Tim Tebow as their starting quarterback. “Well, I think 1-4 has a lot to do with it,” Fox told ESPN. “We haven’t gotten it done as a football team. It’s not one guy. It’s not all Kyle Orton’s fault. But we do have to make adjustments, we have to change and we have to do something to win football games.”
The Broncos will travel to Miami this weekend to face the 0-6 Dolphins in a must win for both teams and Tebow will now be in full control to try to turn this season around for the Broncos.
Now besides the Broncos fans some people have had mixed feelings about Fox’s decision as they feel that the 1-4 start wasn’t all Orton’s fault and I don’t blame them. However like Fox said they had to make adjustments and adjusting to Tebow was the right choice and here’s why. Not only do the fans approve which will bring in more revenue but Tebow almost made a comeback last week against the Chargers with just a half of playing time. Also too, Tebow brings something to the table that Orton doesn’t and that extending the play. Tebow’s speed and quickness, something that Orton lacks helps in a lot of ways.
For instance when the play breaks down, Tebow can run it. When the blocking fails, Tebow can run the ball or run away from the defenders and complete the pass. Lastly he improves their red zone offense by adding the threat of him running the ball in.
The move to Tebow was the right move and a move that had to be done. At 1-4 and in dead last in the AFC West Tebow brings hope to a season that appeared to be lost. It’s Tebow time boys and girls, it’s Tebow time.