Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

Rookie call… BAD call!!!

Written by Cornelius J. van Dyk on . Posted in Blog

I can’t believe that coach Jim Caldwell pulled Peyton Manning and the other Colts starters from the game in the THIRD quarter of today’s game against the Jets.  What the hell coach???!!! 

Has nobody learned ANYTHING from all the years the Colts would rest players and then proceed to LOSE in the Divisional Round of the playoffs?!

In the fierce rivalry that is the Colts-Patriots, the only thing BB&P (Belichick, Brady & Patriots) could not do was to run the table and go undefeated.  So why then, when it’s so close within their grasp, would the Colts NOT go for it?  Because you’re afraid Manning will get hurt?!   Oh please!  He’s Mr. Invincible who’s NEVER missed a single game in his career.  No, what I think it is, is a rookie call.  Don’t risk the players because IF they do get injured then you’d never be forgiven.

This is reminiscent of the Prevent Defense.  Like I always say, when you please not to lose the game, you’ll end up not winning the game… At least BB&P had the guts to go for glory…

I could forgive a coach for going for it and getting a player injured.  That’s the risk you run.  If the Colts end up NOT winning the Super Bowl this year, it would be hard to forgive the coach for giving up such a golden, once in a lifetime opportunity…  

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How ‘bout dem Cowboys?!

Written by Cornelius J. van Dyk on . Posted in Blog

OK Tony Dungee, I have a world of respect for you, but when you said on Sunday “The Cowboys don’t have ANY hope of beating the Saints.”, you should have known you were making a dangerous statement.  That’s the same thing they said about the Patriots against the Rams in the 2001 Super Bowl.  Nothing fires up a team like being discarded.  So dear Mr. Dungee, with love and respect… EAT YOUR WORDS!!! 

 

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WOW! What a game!

Written by Cornelius J. van Dyk on . Posted in Blog

There are no words to describe the excitement of last night’s Colts/Patriots game other than SPECTACULAR and THRILLING!  WOW!

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Though he’s being criticized for going for it on 4th & 2 @ the Patriots 30 yard line, I would put Belichick’s decision in the same league as coaches in years past scoring the TD at the end of the game and then going for 2 to get the win rather than risk overtime on a coin toss.
When it works, you’re a genius… when it doesn’t, you’re a dog…  
If it had worked, the talking heads would have been hailing Belichick as a genius!  I think the timeout management was more of a problem.  That doesn’t take any guts… just organization… and the lack of timeouts resulted in the 4th down play not being reviewable.

Anyway, a fantastic come from behind win by the Colts… again!

As always, the Colts-Patriots game was the game of the year!



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Greatest run in football history by Cowboys HB Marion Barber III

Written by Cornelius J. van Dyk on . Posted in Blog

OK, I’m going to get some people arguing this one with me since there’s other runs that ended in TDs, such as the Garrison Hearst TD run for the 49ers, but here’s why I think, even though this run only yielded 2 measly yards, this is the greatest run in history.

  1. Barber broke and eluded a total of 8 tacklers.

    a.  Safety Rodney Harrison #37

    b.  Defensive End Ty Warren #94

    c.  Linebacker Junior Seau #55

    d.  Defensive Tackle Vince Wilfork #75

    e.  Safety James Sanders #36

    f.  Corner Tim Mixon #22

    g.  Defensive End Jarvis Green #97

    h.  Linebacker Pierre Woods #58

    i.  Safety Tank Williams #26 finally shoves him out of bounds.

  2. No less than 5 of these tackles were INSIDE his own end zone where any one of them would have resulted in a safety.
  3. The opposing defense he faced was no less than the New England Patriots. That’s right, Bill Belichick’s great defense a part of the 2007 Patriots team that went undefeated the entire regular season.

Check it out and you be the judge…

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I love Barber because he has that “never say die” attitude and he runs “angry”. I love that in a running back! 😉



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15 yard Facemask??? Whatever!!!

Written by Cornelius J. van Dyk on . Posted in Blog

OK, if you missed it, the Cowboys/Redskins game just ended… the hated Redskins won 22-19 on the most unbelievable play I’ve EVER seen.  First the Redskins missed a 49 yard FG.  Then Tony Romo drove the Cowboys down to take an easy 35 yard FG for the win.  Of course the Cowboys have the Colts’ old idiot kicker and he gets his kick blocked.  Sean Taylor picks up the ball and starts running.  During the run, one of the Cowboys grabbed onto his facemask, in what was flagged for 15 yards.  15 YARDS???!!!  His head just gave a slight twitch… that’s not 15 yards… that’s 5 yards… the way they nearly took Larry Johnson’s head off the other day, now THAT is 15 yards… this certainly isn’t 15 yards!  Even Terry Bradshaw just said so.  Whatever, Taylor was taken down around mid field and adding the 15 yards AND the one free play gave the Redskins the ability to kick a FG that should have been 55 yards out, from 45 yards, to STEAL a win!!!

   

Officiating in the NFL has been terrible this season…  I can only wonder what Mike Perreira’s excuse for this one would be…  Oh yeah, that’s right, it’s a “judgement call”.



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