It takes me back to Week 1 of 2009, when Pittsburgh lost Polamalu to an MCL injury. At the time
The Steelers have two hurdles to clear the next couple weeks. First, an important division game at home vs. Baltimore in Week 4. It's going to be tough, make no mistake about it. It's a similar situation to when the teams played in Week 12 of 2009. Roethlisberger was out, and
After Baltimore, Roethlisberger comes back with a bye in Week 5 and Cleveland in Week 6. Fitting him back into the puzzle won't be a problem. This has always been his offense. Nothing has changed in that regard. If the Steelers can beat the Ravens and get their quarterback at 4-0, watch out.
Could he enter a rebuilding situation? Yes, but with prerequisites. He needs a proven quarterback, and because of that I look at
Drinking and driving is a very serious issue to players. Coaches always preach that nothing good happens after 2 a.m., yet the majority of players have been in a situation similar to Braylon. He drives to an event, he's been drinking, and he's got to make a tough decision on what to do. Though I'm not perfect, I always tried to give the car keys to somebody else. I would dare say most players think, "I'm fine, I'm not drunk." I'm not excusing Edwards, but a problem lies in that exceeding the legal limit doesn't necessarily mean you're wobbling around and can't see straight.
The Eagles were recharged upon Vick's appointment, and you can see the excitement on the sidelines with his teammates. Vick may not be the captain, but he is the leader of that football team. Everybody to a man is not only following him, but also raising the level of play.
Of course, the McNabb factor is going to be there as well. Donovan is going to want to go out there and put on a show. The Redskins offense is saying, "We've got to do this for Donovan." Everybody's going to be stepping up. How often do you get this type of atmosphere, playoff-like, in Week 4?
Prediction: The Eagles win at home, and there could be major fallout. If Vick plays well, it cements him as the starter, and
-- It's been a tough early season for kickers;
-- Did anybody notice the slick move by the Jets on Sunday night? You may have missed it, but the Jets started
-- Even though they're 2-0, the Bears are about a quarter away from imploding. It falls on their quarterback.
-- The pressure is on
-- The Cowboys are back, and so is