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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 9-23-18 (click post for audio)


NFL Update:

  • After tonight’s debacle in the Motor City, Dean Wormer was overheard telling Belichick, “Fat, old and slow is no way for your team to go through life” … looks like the Patriots will need to do more than pick up Josh Gordon, or Tom Brady may well be an endangered, overly mature species. #Patriots #Lions  (at least they weren’t blackout drunk… like some other people)
  • Excruciating loss for Arizona, as their QB tag-team violates a Cardinal rule by dropping or giving away the ball at the most inopportune time. #Bears #Cardinals
  • Rams ram another double digit victory down an opponent’s throat, stiff arming the less physical Chargers and solidifying their claim to be the kings of the NFC. #Rams #Chargers
  • Seattle saves its season with a stout defensive stand at home, along with a typically versatile stat sheet lines from Russell Wilson. When all is said and done, this means new life for the Seahawks. #Seahawks #Cowboys
  • Ugly but effective Titans are once against to subdue the Jags in a bare knuckles brawl involving two offenses doing the crawl. No Jacksonville, you cannot win the AFC with this level of firepower. #Titans #Jaguars
  • Oakland finds yet another way to lose, outgaining Miami, but allowing itself to be dubiously duped on defense, while shooting themselves in the foot when getting close to the Dolphin goal line. #Raiders #Dolphins
  • Packers pay the ultimate penalty for no running game to speak of, some porous run defense, a noticeable lack of intensity, as well as another objectionable Clay Mathews sack. No, having Aaron Rodgers on the field is just not enough. #Packers #Redskins
  • Giants finally put together an adequate showing on both sides of the ball, against a Texan team that hasn’t yet figured out that you can’t survive by simply counting on Deshaun. #Giants #Texans
  • It wasn’t pretty, but the Eagles survived the return of Carson Wentz with a narrow victory over a Colts time that went dead one too many times in the red zone. #Colts #Eagles
  • Yes, indeedy, bad things happen when the Broncos go East; Baltimore puts the clamps on Von, and Flacco has a veritable field day. #Broncos #Ravens
  • Quite an unseemly scene in Minnesota on Dennis Green tribute day, as the Bills shock the world with some fearsome defense and a very productive performance from Josh Allen. Clearly, Minnesota was not mentally ready today, and can you really blame them? Whatever the situation, things get even more serious in a few days as they have to travel to LA to do battle mid-week with the Rams. #Bills #Vikings
  • Bungles return to historic form with plenty of critical mistakes, and a very zealous job of piling up yards from scrimmage by Carolina’s unsung hero, Christian. #Bengals #Panthers
  • Pat’s pattern of stellar play continues for the charged up Chiefs; not only do the Niners lose … they also see Jimmy go on extended leave with a damaged knee. #FortyNiners #Chiefs
  • Mirror image teams put up big numbers in an NFC South showdown completely devoid of any pretense of defense; another sloppy win/nothing new for New Orleans. #Saints #Falcons
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 9-18-18 (click post for audio)

NFL Update:

  • Things are falling apart in Pittsburgh, and it’s open season on going after Mike. Time to lead or leave (maybe the Steelers should put out some feelers), and that starts with taking podium away from AB.
  • In the middle of his slap on the wrist penalty for illegal use of the hands, famous Jameis is sued for being a groping dope. Maybe Tampa should say good riddance to this guy, who has never worked hard enough or lived up to the immense promise of his god given talent. And at this point, why worry … the world’s ‘dyin for more Ryan.
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 9-16-18 (click post for audio)

NFL Update:

  • Is this the end of a dynasty? Brady didn’t seem to have eyes in the back of his head, and J-ville looked faster and stronger on both sides of the ball. Whatever the situation, Jags tag Pats with a very painful loss, and there’s lots of high fives for Bortles and good-natured chortles going around in North Florida. #Patriots #Jaguars
  • Leave it to Cleveland to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory … so what else is new. As for the Saints, this win comes with a fair degree of hair on it, and they had better pick up the execution if they expect to lead the way in the NFC South. #Browns #Saints
  • Please sign ChabDog’s petition to ban the Giants from further Sunday or Monday night football … until they get a note from Trump’s doctor that they at least have a semblance of health on the 0-line.  Tonight’s exhibition was an atrocity, and definitely no reward for those of us hoping to wind the week up with some satisfying football.
  • Ben has a productive day, but there’s not much solace in that (if any) when your defense fails to show up (Burns and Co. get burned more times that one can imagine) and allows Mahomes to hone in on his receivers literally at will. What exactly is the Tomlin master plan now? We’ve known for years that the secondary has problems, and now it’s not just Brady who’s thrashing us. #Steelers #Chiefs
  • Raider haters will love this result, as Denver refuses to die and nips Gruden’s guys at the wire. Case Keenum may not put up the greatest numbers and/or QBR but over the last 2 years he’s been a consistent winner. The Broncos are making good progress under Joseph and look to be competitive with the Chiefs atop the AFC West. #Raiders #Broncos
  • Niners slip past the Lions, riding on the coattails of a better, mistake-free game from Jimmy G. Looks like there’s still a learning curve for Matt P. #Lions #FortyNiners
  • Cardinals don’t seem to have a pulse, as they are ground down by to a pulp by the rampaging Rams. It’s pretty early, but who can claim to be playing better in the NFC than LAR. #Cardinals #Rams
  • The honeymoon is over for Darnold, as the Dolphins squelch the Jets; Miami continues to impress, winning while playing things relatively close to the vest. #Dolphins #Jets
  • Titans hold on for a thrilling victory over the mirror image Texans in a typically low scoring, ultra physical AFC South showdown; more frustration for Houston, as their feared pass rush never materialized. #Texans #Titans
  • Matt Ryan showed today why he is still in the upper echelon of NFL QBs, and the Falcons overcome a holy cow performance from Christian (14 receptions). #Falcons #Panthers
  • What exactly is it about the Redskins (other than perhaps they’re not very good) … who consistently follow up good games on the road with moribund efforts at home. Today was a prime case in point. #Colts #Redskins
  • Cousins leads a huge 4th quarter offensive rush, but Viking kicker can’t complete the extra step of converting a field goal that is essentially and extra point, enabling the Pack to escape with a tie. It’s truly a shame that a great game like this had to end in a tie. #Vikings #Packers
  • Bucs are certainly enjoying life with Ryan, and memories of jittery Jameis are growing more and more faint. #Eagles #Buccaneers
  • Bills go down by 3 TDs faster than you can say blueberry pancakes and get flattened at home by the Chargers. #Chargers #Bills
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 9-13-18 (click post for audio)

NFL Update:

  • Bengal buglers are tooting their horns these days, behind Andy the red, AJ TD Machine Green and a perhaps underrated, surprisingly athletic defense. But will this run of stellar execution and poised play last very long. They’re on the road for tough games coming up against Atlanta and Carolina. All we know is that marvelous Marvin’s job must now be guaranteed for another 18 years. #Bengals #Ravens
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 9-9-18 (click post for audio)


NFL Update:

  • Florida already has the 24 hours of Daytona; now it also has 7 hours at South Beach. The fans that waited out this marathon were rewarded with a hard fought Miami victory. #Titans #Dolphins
  • On the road, KC unveils its Mahomes field advantage; Chiefs continue to own the Chargers. #Chiefs #Chargers
  • Broncs weren’t exactly moving like a well-oiled machine, but Case Keenum did just enough, and there was trusty Von Miller there to do the heavy lifting. #Broncos #Seahawks
  • Alex moves from one tribe to the next pretty seamlessly, and Adrian showed some of his old flash, enabling Washington to thump Arizona. Time to panic in Phoenix? Sam Bradford does not seem to be the answer. #Redskins #Cardinals
  • The Dallas offense featuring lots of Cole Beasley … and not much of anything else … is looking positively beastly (in a bad way) these days, and with cool hand Luke getting his hands on everyone and Prescott getting constantly reeled in by the Short arm of the law it was certainly a long, long day for the Cowboys in Charlotte. #Cowboys #Panthers
  • NE stands pat on tried and true formula of Brady-Gronk combined with enough Texan turbulence to get the Patriots off to their usual 1-0 start. #Patriots #Texans
  • Kirk shows up for work, but the difference was the purple people eaters’ ability to get Garoppolo in their grips. Sorry, no griping allowed, Jimmy. #FortyNiners #Vikings
  • So much for the Saints’ new and improved defense … Fitzy gives them fits with a prolific day, and maybe it’s a good thing that famous Jameis stayed away. #Buccaneers #Saints
  • Ravens were rearing and ready to go when the season started, while the pathetic Bills were resigned to starting their Peterman QB (from Seinfeld?). #Bills #Ravens
  • Jags picks up where they left off from last year, with great, opportunistic D and just enough offense from BB. #Jaguars #Giants
  • Give the Bengals credit for showing up big time in the Colts’ corral, including a great play from Clayton to seal the game. #Bengals #Colts
  • Steelers are fortunate to emerge with a 21-21 tie against the Browns, as Ben makes too many mistakes and the team suffers when it taps into the Boswell well one too many times. Oh well. On the bright side, James Conner goes for 130. #Steelers #Browns
  • An injured, laboring Rodgers picks himself off the deck in the 4th quarter and tell the Bears, “Not in my neighborhood!”.
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Saturday, 8-25-18 (click post for audio)

NFL Preseason Update:

  • Chargers barely pay lip service to keeping up with the Brees and the Saints and stub their turf toes badly at StubHub. #Saints #Chargers
  • Charlotte continues spin a web that makes Billy and his P-men quite uncomfortable. Living for 4 games without Julian may not be as easy as people think. And look for even more from the very talented Christian McCaffrey in his sophomore year. #Patriots #Panthers
  • Nice tune up game for the Steelers, as they dust off the Titans. Ben gets some quality PT, Jaylen and James look like valuable assets out of the backfield and the defense has temporarily made the Green Bay debacle a distant memory. #Steelers #Titans
  • A much more fitting and familiar performance for Andrew the horseshoe. This is something that Indy fans were pleased as punch to see. #Niners #Colts
  • Who was the winning pitcher in this ugly duckling of a pre-season fracas? One thing’s for sure, this season’s Nick had better get back into the fold good and quick. #Eagles #Browns
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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 5-22-18 (click post for audio)

MLB Update:

  • There’s a Puig sighting in LaLa Land, and the Doyyers are actually still alive and fighting. #Dodgers #Rockies
  • Texas makes the Yankees’ road trip a bit more taxing when Jurickson jerks one out, and Cole works the kinks out in this neck. #Yankees #Rangers
  • Arizona continues its protracted protest against causing any offense on the field, and the Brew Crew is the latest beneficiary. #Brewers #Diamondbacks
  • Boston continues to steam merrily along with the wind in its Sale, with a routine win over the run-of-the-mill Rays. #RedSox #Rays
  • Is Matt Harvey working on a resurrection with of all teams the Reds; sure looked like that today against the Pirates. #Pirates #Reds
  • Another hiccup for the wheezing Mets, who need to call up some fresh fish to deal with the mighty Marlins. #Marlins #Mets
  • Cleveland gets some payback, as they go into Wrigley and put up a 10-spot on the flat footed Cubs. #Indians #Cubs
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Friday, 4-26-18 (click post for audio)

NFL Update:

  • Green Acres in the NFL for Darnold? Questions about his pocket presence, mechanics and decision making under duress remain, but one thing is certain … he’ll be wearing green.
  •  And is it deja vu all over again with Baker Baker touchdown maker? Cleveland doesn’t have a good recent track record when it comes to choosing Heisman winners, and their undersized pick kind of reminds me of Johnny Football.
  •  As for the #10 pick, Josh Rosen should be quite pleased that he landed with the Cards … what great weather, a pretty solid defense, and he hopes, Larry Fitz to throw to.
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Friday, 4-13-18 (click post for audio)

NFL Update:

  • Bryant’s none too pleased, as ‘Boys become Dez dispensers. #Cowboys
  • Tommy A. says the Patriots made him feel like a number … and a pretty short one at that. #Patriots
  • Polish poker will now be sticking and kicking it to the opposition in Seattle. #Seahawks
  • ??? But isn’t Mark Sanchez too bad to be really dirty???
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 2-4 (click post for audio)

NFL Update:

  • As ChabDognosticated, the Eagles found a way to slay Goliath when Nick Foles found all those holes (that we knew were there all along) in the Patriots’ defense….
  • Foles will have them climbing poles in no time!!!!
  • Chris Long tattooes Brady with 4 quarter lunge, and makes father Howie, and EVP Howie, very happy.
  • The empire of the New England vampires has been temporarily disable with a stake through the heart, and the team from eastern PA keeps the team from western PA in the lead for the most rings. Time to sing ding dong the hoodied warlock is dead… well at least for 12 months.

    Nice job Eagles!

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