Overreaction Theater: Hold on to the ball

Wide receiver Andre Johnson needs to be taken off your fantasy football draft board. He is never going to see the field again!

Or, that would be the case if Gary Kubiak treats his receivers the same way that he treats his running backs. Kubiak has a quick hook and zero tolerance for running backs who put the ball on the ground. Does anybody think he will punish Johnson for his fumble on the team’s opening drive?

Yeah, I do not either.

If Arian Foster — who raced 21 yards on his first attempt — fumbles the ball, he goes to the bench. If Dre Johnson fumbles, you pat him on the butt and tell him better luck next time.

Of course, the fumble was overruled. So none of this matters.

That will not stop me from overreacting to some of the early developments.

  • Juggernaut alert: The Lions looked pretty good moving the ball against the Steelers. RB Jahvid Best had a couple of nice runs, averaging nearly 5-yards-per-attempt. The only problem –as pointed out by one of the editor’s on the news desk — is that Best is wearing a number normally reserved for a fullback. Reminds me of Gaston Green wearing No. 44 for the Los Angeles Rams. If you are asking, who is Gaston Green? That is my point exactly.
  • Jake Delhomme will save Cleveland: If you were an alien who never watched football before, you would think that Delhomme was the best Browns quarterback since Otto Graham.The sad truth is that the interception-prone Delhomme of the past couple of years would still be the best Browns quarterback since Bernie Kosar.
  • Line woes: The Steelers offensive line was not impressive against the Lions offensive front. Not sure whether to give that to the Lions improved defensive line, or if there’s trouble brewing in Pittsburgh.
  • No chance: One quick look at the Cardinals offensive line and it is apparent that even the slightest chance of Kurt Warner ever returning is gone.

This concludes this act of overreaction theater. Now, I want you kids to start giving me your overreactions in the comments. Trust me, it’s a lot of fun.

Adam Rank

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