Couldn't watch all the games this weekend. I have them saved and will go through them throughout the week though. It was definetly an interesting week, lots of great games and great matchups. Enjoy the update!
Looked good once again! Of course people are already starting to say, "Who have they played?". We can only play the teams on our schedule. We played Cincy (who just beat the defending Super Bowl champs), the Browns (yes, they are very bad), and Oakland. When you beat three NFL teams, you are doing pretty well. No game in the NFL is cake walk, and anyone can win on any given Sunday. If Cincy is such a bad team, how come they beat Green Bay and Pittsburgh? We held them scoreless for 59 minutes and 20 seconds.
Our offense finally had a turnover, someone fumbled the ball. But we quickly got it back after forcing a fumble ourselves. Orton is playing mistake free football and distributing the ball well. We are marching up and down the field taking tons of time off the clock. Our offense isn't sputtering like we did in week one and the glove and stitches in his throwing finger are gone! I see our offense getting better and more in rhythm every week. I like what I see. It's not the West Coast offense that Shanahan had with the timing short routes, it's a lot of underneath drag and crossing routes, hitting WRs in stride and letting them make plays after the catch.
Denver's defense is allowing 5.3 points per game. That is as good as it gets! That's number one in points allowed. That's all that matters! Mike Nolan has this defense playing very well and McDaniels and Xanders have brought in the right personnel. In fact, over 50% of our players are new to Denver. Plus we have 8 takeaways.
Our front seven is generating tremendous pressure and out secondary is getting interceptions. We have the best secondary in the business (Hill, Dawkins, Champ, and Davis).
To all the media clowns, and non-media clowns who don't understand football: In a few weeks you can't make any excuses. Denver goes on a stretch of games that is "difficult" by media clown standards. We play Dallas, New England, Philly, NY Giants, Washington, San Diego, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Indianapolis. Is that good enough? We'll see what everyone is saying after we demolish Dallas at Mile High next week.
Before we get to the other NFL games, anyone watch Florida? Wow! Urban Meyer has always intrigued me, I wrote a very lengthy article on his new offense and have always been intrigued by all Ohio coaches that move on and make it big (Belicheck, Meyer, McDaniels, Stoops, Brown, Miles, Pinkel, Pelini, Pete Carroll, Shula, Knoll, Schembechler, Hayes, Parseghian, etc). Read my Urban Meyer article here. What Meyer is doing at Florida is very exciting and amazing. Can anyone stop these guys?
The finally came down to earth in Buffalo. Buffalo found ways to pressure Brees and they had to resort to running the ball. Imagine that! No passing TDs? Wow!
They won, as I predicted last week. Washington is in disarray. Strong work Lions! They actually looked crisp and looked like they belonged.
Spent the entire game looking ordinary and mediocre, but then on that last drive, he turned it on. That was one of the more miraculous finishes I have seen in a while. The catch was far more impressive than the throw. Favre just launched it and it could have ended up being one of his usual interceptions. But, Greg Lewis not only caught the ball, he demonstrated full possession, and came down with two feet in bounds. Wow!
Starting out 0-3 has to be tough for the team with the best record last year. They have played some tough competition, but they need to get it together.
Cincy, Bal, and Pitt:
So Baltimore is undfeated. Pitt lost to the Bears and Cincy. Cincy beat GB and Pitt, but lost to Denver. Where does that leave the AFC North? Is Baltimore the best team? Cincy has a top 10 defense and a top 10 offense. They will probably win this division when it's all said and done. But Bal also has a top defense and offense and with the injury to Troy Palomalu... who wins this division? It's gonna be a battle and little things may determine who wins. It's pretty obvious now that Denver's shut out a damn good Cincy team. Their offense is explosive and doing a good job. Denver let them catch ball's but then punished them. So we will see how Denver does this week against Dallas, then New England the following week.