Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Ben Roethlisberger - tool

I've been one of Roethlisberger's defenders over the years.  Folks give this guy so much shit, and a lot of it's deserved.  But, folks also tend to ignore the fact that this guy's played at a top five QB level for like a decade.  That ain't easy to do. 

People think the Steelers are about the D and running backs who destroy other D's.  True, but imagine how bad the Steelers would have been without Ben.  Or, imagine what they'll be like say, oh, next year without him?

But a lot of the criticism Ben gets is because Ben can't get out of his own way.  He's a big huggable dummy bear who speaks as if he doesn't realize the impact of his words to the rest of humanity.  This gets to another of the (very real) problems people have had (in particular, teammates) with Ben: He's not a leader.  Roethlisberger does not lead the locker room, he's just kind of there.  It's how he can say things like this, via PFT:

“So did they screw up the pick?” Roethlisberger said. “Or was he not as good as they thought? I don’t know, and I feel bad, because Josh puts a lot of work in.”

“I wouldn’t think they’d get rid of Mason, keep Dobbs and Landry,” Roethlisberger said. “I wouldn’t think. Maybe they’re trying to trade me away or something, I don’t know.”

Ben says he's going to retire, and soon.  As so his team drafts a QB.  Ben doesn't like that.  Uh, does Ben realize what he's saying, how dumb it sounds?  Apparently not.

Last year I predicted the Steelers were one or two horrific games away from imploding.  They proved me wrong, in a big way.  But I'll still just stand by this prediction for the upcoming year.  Tomlin (who I like) is the glue holding this disaster together.  Dan Rooney, RIP, is not there anymore to referee the egos of this team and its town.  I predict the Steelers are one or two horrific games away from imploding.  A QB controversy will not help.

Monday, April 9, 2018

the new league is going to do away with kickoffs, so I thus already hate the new league

The Alliance of American Football (TAOAF), which is the dumbest name for an organization since the Fourth Reich, is the new NFL minor league.

To experiment, and (in theory) to lessen injuries, they have already decided they'll do away with the kickoff.  A concept that has been part of the game for over 80 years.  Because why not.

We also need to do away with the extra point, because folks can get injured on that play too.

While we're at it, who needs running plays anymore?  Just pass the ball like it's a backyard game, it'll still be exciting.

You know, one would think that TAOAF would be in the business of not emulating the NFL's current worst mistakes.  Mainly, mortgaging the game's future for the sake of interest groups, biased reporters, and do-gooders whose purpose is to get rid of the NFL entirely.

Instead, right out of the gates, TAOAF seems ready to adopt the NFL's same destructive policies.  Only they'll go further, without even one game being played.  I thus already hate the new league.


Friday, March 30, 2018

why would anybody trade for OBJ?

OBJ is for sale.  Who wants to buy?  Maybe the Rams?  Who knows?

But what I do know is nobody should trade for him.  Very few humans are truly insane.  I think OBJ is insane.  He's not going to change.

Also, he got himself injured and (sad as it is) players are usually never the same after a horrific injury like that.

If you still don't agree with what I've written, I will simply say: Percy Harvin.

So, to recap my argument.  Teams should not (but probably will) ship a first round (or multiple first round) picks to the Giants to get a man who is:

1) Insane

2) Injured

3) Insane

4) Insane

That is all.

Unrelated photograph of insane man.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

what are the Jets doing?

It seems pretty self explanatory what the Jets are doing, right?  They send a whole boquet of second round picks to the Colts to step up to the #3 slot.  And now there are rumors that they're trying to get up to #1.  So it's pretty clear a franchise only does this for one reason, to get a QB.

I get it.  But, still, what are the Jets doing?

The recent success of Jared Goff and Carson Wentz has once again ruined team's brains.  Ditto Deshaun Watson, but he didn't go #1 or #2.  Goff and Wentz did, and in year number two they both paid off.  And so teams are once again in the zone of mortgaging everything to get their one franchise QB.

Hey folks, it might not work!  For every Goff and Wentz I give you Mariota and Winston.  It's a 50/50 shot folks.  Is that worth sending so, so many of your key draft picks to get that coin flip?  It's not like the Jets are deep on their roster and just need a QB to win now.  The Jets aren't deep anywhere.

The Eagles just won with a QB who was essentially out of the league.  There are options for proven QBs, or QBs with potential, who are already in the league that don't require the coin flip gamble with the next five years of the franchise.

This won't end well for the Jets, not just because their strategy is putrid, but also because it's the Jets.  Whoever they draft, they'll consume the guy's career like a tiger rips apart an unknowing woodland creature.