Just finished watching Rams vs 49ers. WOW, it was one strange game, i don't know it was defense good or offense that bad or maybe both. I still don't get how Rams managed to survive and actually win, it was so close to repeat last matchup tie in a season between two teams(1963, Eagles vs Steelers, two their games ended in a tie). Kaepernick played great but few rookie mistakes denied him a win, i guess he won't be starting QB next game. Also, one more interesting stat, last time two team played all their encounters in overtime in a season was in 2004 betwen 49ers and Arizona, Arizona won both OTs
Also, on some other results. One more great clutch moment by Luck, it's funny how everybody talks about RG3 but forgets about Luck who plays more consistent and better while achieving better record with disaster team from Indy.
Little sad that Cam wasn't able to win game against KC, he can do much more but his team sucks, tho i guess it's great that KC finally won at home considering recent news.
OT touchdown by Seahawks should have been fumble not TD, tho i should be happy since Minnesota has a chance at PO shot
Let's start on my "lovely" Jets, finally they benched Mark but seriously why they didn't do it sooner when Timmy The Great was healthy and there was chance of saving the season?
I bet if Timmy was active today Rex wouldn't benched Mark and they would've lost. Arizona disappointed me, they have really great "underrated" defense and not that bad offense but loosing 6-7 to Jets who put 3rd string QB as a starter
btw, i hope i wouldn't fall asleep before Chargers game ends
Don't know if anyone mentioned it, but the Petra Kvitova Tennisography on Tennis Channel
just finished. It started at 7:30 and will be rebroadcast several times. Check your local programming or You Tube when it's posted. I missed the first 3 min so I'll be looking for it again on Weds, Dec 5.
Luck has won games and is certainly good. However, he plays in a poor division (that's why he gets the wins from a poor team, like Dalton did last year), and his actual QB stats and rating are middling--for some of those that want to tell you he's the second coming. Not that his stats are terrible, cause he goes down the field more than RG3, so that will give him a lower completion %, etc... So Luck has a great record, but high interceptions, attempts and low completion %. But he's definitely an excellent young quarterback that deserves equal praise that RG3 is getting.
RG3 on the other hand gets a lot of publicity, and though some of it's deserved, he very rarely throws the ball far down field. He usually gets most of his yards through excellent play calling, short yardage and trick plays that completely fool the defense. There's a lot of dink and dunk. Even when he throws for a high YPA, the YAC for his receivers are ridiculous. I find RG3 mostly a one read or one zone, quick throw QB. They also run a lot of roll outs, bootlegs and motion for him as well (I think due to his relatively diminutive stature). And of course he's getting great run support. Nonetheless, it's working and you can't take anything away from him and his current success. But I have to admit, he gets great play calling, run sport and receiver help (for the Pub he's receiving). Good for him and god bless him though! LOL
You are correct about Cam. Not only does his team suck, but more importantly his coaching sucks, on both sides of the ball. Ron Rivera has blown at least 8 games the last two seasons that Cam gave him a lead late in the 4th quarter and found incredible, mind numbing ways to blow it, with Cam sitting on the side line. As a matter of fact, the Panthers have lost three games this year alone, when they were up by more than a TD with 1-2 min left in the game--where the opposition had no time outs and had to go 80 or more yds up the field. I'm not kidding you.
The irony is, most media who don't follow the team are quick to blame Cam (or talk Sophomore slump, etc.), when Panther fans or those who follow the team know that the coaching is abysmal (on both side of the ball) and the Offensive line has been a turnstile all year.
As a matter of fact in this game, the Panthers made arguably the worse QB in the NFL--Brady Quinn look like Dan Marino today. And one of Cam's most reliable WR's--Brandon Lafell dropped (fell right through his hands) a 60yd bomb that would have been a TD. If Cam completes that pass, not only does he and the Panthers win the game, but Cam ends up with 4TD and 0 INT's Poor Cam--instead, ends up with 3TD 0 INT and a loss. LOL
If Kansas City didn't put up a game, I think Rivera would have just sat on the ball anytime he got more than a 7 pt lead after the half, cause of their recent tragedy. LOL. Rivera lacks killer instinct and conviction. Once the Panthers had expectations this year (whether deserved or not), the coaching staff felt the pressure and played to lose. This "playing not to lose" mindset, had disastrous effects on the offense and defense repeatedly throughout 2012. They even changed the offense from the very successful pro-set of last year, to a large dosing of the Read Option, which they only used sparingly last year as a change of pace. Rivera, as incredible as it sounds, still hasn't learned from his mistakes coaching the game even in today's game (and all the ones before). One good note: They've appeared to phase out the Read Option and use it sparingly, like they did last year. But why did it have to take them so long in the first place? LOL
Unfortunately for Cam, All Rivera's losses, futility and late game Fold-a-roos have become HIS. Cam and the Panthers could easily be 7-5 this year (and I'm not even counting today's KC game). If he was, no one would have anything to say about his year (like Luck, since he's winning). Poor Cam.
PS: During this show Petra was practicing on mostly outdoor Clay courts at Prostojev (and please don't anyone tell me, "that's all they had until they got the one concrete outdoor court recently, and then speculate when the show was possibly taped"). WTF!?
Mmmmmh. Interesting, I'll just leave it at that.