The weekend is finally upon us after a long week of work, well for most us anyway here are my thoughts and analysis from Thursday
Packers 59 Colts 24- Wow! Aaron Rodgers I was totally mistaken on you and i'm big enough of a person to admit that. This guy is a player, have you seen his preseason stats 20 of 24 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions, good for a passer rating of 154.0, just 4.3 points short of the highest possible mark.( trying not to get to excited its just the preseason). He looks very confident and composed in the pocket and his throws are almost always exactly where they should be placed. He makes the decision GM Ted Thompson made about him or Brett look pretty good now. As for the Sheriff Peyton Manning he did what he always does. I would love to pick his brain and ask him what does he see on the field before the snap and during the play. I have always imagined that his brain is like a computer processing numbers looking for the perfect plays and just processing with the precision of a Mac. The throw he made to Pierre Garcon was a thing of beauty and not just the pass but the way he rushed to the line to catch the defense off guard. That is the thing that sets Peyton apart: Great mind, Great work ethic, Great Talent = Peyton. Joesph Addai looked good trying to revive that awful run game of the colts until he went down with a concussion
Rams 36 Patriots 35- Sam Bradford your in for a long rookie season but there is something about this guy that tells me he will be OK. In his first career start Bradford went 15 of 22 for 189 yards and two touchdowns, that's not bad that's not bad at all. Now on the other hand what does that say about the Pats D? A team with a rookie QB, a receiving corps of no names (although Donnie Avery looked good until the injury hopes he can come back this year) and limited Steven Jackson? Golden boy Tom Brady arm will only win you so many games and that offense is not really that great from the looks of this year. Randy Moss is in a contract year so you can expect a big season from him but after those two names who really strikes fear in a team on that offense? Wes Welker coming off injury can't expect much from him, their running back quartet means that they really don't have a true number one back (what ever happened to Laurence Maroney). I don't trust this team, it seems they have lost their identity on defense and that happens when you lose so many leaders and veterans on that side of the ball (Rodney Harrison, Tedy Bruschi, Willie Mcginest, Ty Warren to injury). Tom Brady did make an awesome play falling down and delivering a perfectly thrown ball to Alge Crumpler who made a beautiful catch going out of bounds.
Tiger pounces at the barclays- For a man who just went through a divorce Tiger sure looked happy. It seemed to take the weight off his shoulders and just let him loose to play some Tiger as we know golf. You should be happy for the guy, here he is 200 million less in the pocket and he goes out and fires a 65 round. That's like me losing 20 bucks and going to the gym and dropping 30 on a team in a game of 36. I said earlier in the week that i thought the divorce would ease the pressure off of Tiger but wasn't thinking it would come together this soon. Hopefully he can keep this going because golf needs him. There is no other sport right now that needs one person more than golf needs Tiger. Not just because of his game but also his culture, his race and his records. Keep it going Tiger I'm in your corner
I will be talking about Carmelo Anthony impending trade later today. If you don't get to check that out have a nice weekend and take two shots of what ever your drinking this weekend for me.