As for Favre, he's still a capable quarterback, but he's at a point in his career that he needs weapons to succeed. Take away Rice or a healthy
Miami is also ready to contend, but not for the reason everybody's talking about after Sunday's thrashing of Favre and Co. While everybody else gushes about that defense, I'm still pointing to
Nobody is questioning Witten's toughness. He's missed one game since being drafted in 2003. But teams have to do what's in the best interest of the football player, regardless of what the player wants to do. Those are the consequences of the continued uncovering of the concussion issue. Players just have to deal with it.
Thankfully, I never faced a situation where I was banged up and held out of the game for safety purposes. I do remember it happening to wide receiver
Even then, you understood that situation and didn't have any complaints about it. He was a valuable part of the organization. In the short term, Thigpen may have been disappointed, but in the long term they did the right thing. It helped that we ended up winning that game in overtime.
Aside from the
It's time for Jacobs to own up. If you want to be the feature back again, go out and earn it. I understand the frustration. I've been there, twice, when a coach wanted to go in a different direction at my position.
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-- I was thoroughly impressed with the Steelers. This was a game that I was dead wrong in predicting.
-- I don't like "icing the kicker" timeouts. Sometimes it works, as in the Texans-Redskins game Sunday, but it just doesn't sit right with me when coaches wait until the last second, and a team snaps the ball without knowing a timeout has been called.
-- The term "shutdown corner" is being overused. Maybe two guys merit that description right now --
-- The Week 3 game I most want to see is the Jets at Dolphins. The AFC East is going to come down to one or two games between the Jets, Dolphins and Patriots. This week's winner pretty much takes hold of that division. It's about as pivotal of a Week 3 game as you'll see. My prediction? The better quarterback will win.