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23.1.06

What have we learned - Championship Games

Well, we learned that a couple of teams were wildly overrated. I was pretty stunned that both games were blowouts. Other than that, we didn't learn much.

Pittsburgh at Denver. Let's see - the Steelers came out throwing against Indianapolis, and it worked pretty well for them. So what might they do against Denver? Yet the Broncos looked puzzled early on, when the game was decided. They couldn't cover the receivers and weren't putting any pressure on Roethlisberger. What's up, Denver? I can't really blame Plummer - I'm amazed Jake 2.0 lasted as long as it did, and Denver never ran the ball. How about running the ball, Denver?

Carolina at Seattle. I'm happy that the Seahawks won because I've been a fan for years, and I thought the Panthers were overrated anyway. Classy move by Steve Smith, whining because he wasn't getting the ball. Hey, Steve - how about getting open? If they had thrown him the ball more, Delhomme would have had twice as many interceptions, and Smith would be whining about how bad his quarterback is. Guess what, loser teams in the NFL? Get a freakin' offensive line! Shaun Alexander, a good back, had gaping holes to run through. I could have run through them! Trade the #1 pick, Houston, and get some offensive linemen!

I think the Seahawks are going to win. Yes, I like them. But they're a better team, and nobody thinks they can win. That's a good combination. Also, the Seahawks won't fall for that "throw first, run second" philosophy of the Nu-Skool Steelers. I think the Seahawks will get up early and Pittsburgh will not be able to come back. Even if Pittsburgh gets an early lead, something tells me Seattle won't panic like the Colts and Broncos did and abandon the run. But that's just me.

Finally, Golic said that Troy Polamalu is the best safety in the NFL. I'm not saying he's not, but I find it humorous that "experts" keep touting guys as the "best in the league" at something. Polamalu is the "best" simply because his team is playing in the Super Bowl. How long will he last as the "best"? I'm just wondering. Isn't there someone on the Browns or Texans who is very good but happens to play on a stinky team?

3 Comments:

Blogger john sweet said...

I hear you and agree that, when it comes to sports announcing, the "best" is the Flavor of the Play (I coined that phrase, if any of you damned sports announcers is reading this). I mean, watch any game and listen to the opinions of the announcers andyou get more flip-flopping than the public beach at the height of summer. Before eliminated, Chicago's Urlacher was "the best"... was he not?

Anyways... I would be happy with either team winning. Bettis can retire on a big note, or Holmgren can win with a second team. I lean towards Seattle and will be routing for them though (comes from growing up and living in Steeler country).

Uncle Monster

24/1/06 4:43 AM  
Blogger tomthedog said...

Just like Indianapolis didn't correct for the game plan San Diego used against them, which Pittsburgh then successfully used, Denver didn't correct for the game plan Pittsburgh used against Indy, which Pittsburgh then successfully used again. Seriously, don't these teams have access to the game tapes?

I was pretty bummed by Denver's loss. It was my fault, though, I wore my Denver T-shirt during the game. I jinxed 'em!

25/1/06 1:36 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

That's one thing Belichick does well - adjust. Why other teams don't mystifies me.

25/1/06 2:27 PM  

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