Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tony Romo Injury Serious?

Tony Romo was injured again last Monday night against a strong Redskins defense. Romo, coming off back surgery, has been in good form so far this season and it would be disappointing to say the least if he went down now after such great play this year. Romo's back was aggravated on Keenan Robinson's sack in the third quarter. Brandon Weeden, Romo's backup, did fill in for the star QB nicely, however, going 4/6 for 69 yards one TD and no interceptions. Cowboy owner and GM Jerry Jones told the media that Romo's injury is just a matter of pain tolerance at the moment. We will see if Jones's "encouraging" words will get Tony Romo, who was very unfortunate to have taken a knee to his surgically repaired back, back on the field Sunday against the Cardinals.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Greatest Quarterback of All Time?

Joe Montana is often hailed as the greatest QB of all time, however there has recently been talk about Peyton Manning becoming the G.O.A.T. Dan Marino, Tom Brady, and Joe Namath also come into the conversation. A quarterback's skill is not measured in rings or even wins. Archie Manning, Michael Vick (with the Falcons), and Chad Pennington are all examples of great quarterbacks who were never really considered elite because of their lack of wins. Archie Manning inherited a Saints team that had absolutely no talent, Vick came into a Falcons franchise that was on the verge of dying, and Pennington thrived in a Jets franchise that couldn't seem to win big games. And even though some of you haven't heard of these three quarterbacks they are all elite despite their lack of Super Bowl rings. Peyton himself has never won a ring and that is perhaps the biggest reason for people to take him out of consideration of the best QB of all time. However, Montana is 4-0 in SBs and Brady has been to 5 and won 3. Namath delivered his promise, Marino the most legendary QB when it comes to passing yards. Eli Manning, the one Manning who has a SB ring, is now being considered elite just because of SB rings. Not because of his performance while getting those rings. Rings and wins don't define a career, the general performance of that player do. Peyton, perhaps the smartest QB of all time. Brady, perhaps the most aware QB in NFL history. Montana, perhaps the most clutch QB ever to play football. These quarterbacks are the best ever.

Please Notice:
I did not mention tens of HOF quarterbacks, but I did consider them and felt that their presence in this blog was not needed or even relative.

Colt McCoy Leads Redskins Past Cowboys

The Washington Redskins earned their third win Monday night after beating the now 6-2 Cowboys in overtime. McCoy had an amazing game spreading the ball well, stretching the Dallas defense. The former Texas star may have earned the starting quarterback job even if RGIII does come back in week 9. Alfred Morris had a great game rushing, which opened the passing game for McCoy. Tony Romo was injured, but later came back in the 4th quarter. Romo threw a tragic interception on 4th and 3 on a crucial Cowboys' drive that had the potential to win or tie the game. DeMarco Murray had yet another 100+ yard game running the ball, making that his eight consecutive game. McCoy has taken advantage of Head Coach Jay Gruden's obvious disappointment of Kirk Cousins's and Robert Griffin's play. The Redskins defense also came up big against a high-powered offense, and even though they weren't able to keep Murray from crossing 100 yards, they showed up with a majestic pass rush that would have even scared Joe Montana into throwing an interception. The defensive backs did a good job covering their wide receivers. Dez Bryant's game can be awarded to his size and explosiveness that no defensive back in the NFL can overcome. The Redskins have a bright future with McCoy under center.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Jay Cutler's Time Up in Chicago?

It could be argued that Jay Cutler turned this Bears franchise around back when he came to the team in 2009. Bears GM Phil Emery told reporters "We are a 3-5 team and Cutler is a 3-5 quarterback." Bears legendary linebacker Brian Urlacher also said earlier this week that he believes Cutler is overrated and overpaid. Cutler has enjoyed a good career in Chicago, but it seems his time is up in the Windy City. Head coach Marc Trestman has stayed quiet despite all the trade and release rumors surrounding his "franchise" quarterback right now. Perhaps a deal for ex-Bear Josh McCown or for Jets quarterback Geno Smith could be reached before the trade deadline. However, such a trade seems very unlikely at the moment, but we will be monitoring the situation closely.

Michael Vick Takes Reigns in New York

After a terrible first eight weeks to the season, Rex Ryan has officially benched the youngster Geno Smith in favor for veteran quarterback Michael Vick. Smith played solid against a tough New England defense, but failed to impress in every other game this year. The Jets had high hopes for Geno, but for right now those dreams seem to be on hold with Rex Ryan making a final change to try to save his job. Vick started the generation of dual threat quarterbacks back in 2001 when he became the first African-American taken with the first pick overall. He reinvented the Falcons offense and after six seasons had led his talent-deprived team to the post-season twice. Vick dominated in his time in Atlanta, until unfortunately for him, he was convicted for forcing dogs to fight. He later returned to the NFL and played back up for Donovan McNabb for one year. After that year McNabb was sent to Washington and Vick was given his chance to shine once again. Vick played very well for two seasons, but eventually lost his job to his back-up Kevin Kolb. After two years of the quarterbacks battlign back and forth, the injury-riddled Kolb was traded to Arizona. Vick was officially named starter once again. However, Vick was injured and rookie quarterback Nick Foles took over. Foles led the Philly team well, leading to Vick's dishonorable release in 2013. Vick then signed with the Jets and now has earned his spot as Rex Ryan's starter.