The Bears’ Monday night victory over the Eagles kept Chicago in the playoff race and possibly extinguished Philadelphia’s hopes — although Cover Two Podcast co-host Bucky Brooks said the Birds still have some. At 3-5, they’d better have more than hope.
In conjunction with NFL.com’s midseason awards and projections this week, the podcast heavily looked at what teams have a realistic shot at the playoffs — like Chicago — and what teams are on greased skids to start getting heavily into draft preparation.
We also delved further into Broncos QB Tim Tebow. Not if he’s an NFL player, but if Denver can continue to help him succeed by altering its offense to be more spread-option based and if the option can be a long-term solution. Denver is only one game back in the AFC West, which is log-jammed with 4-4 teams and then the Broncos at 3-5.
Lastly, I posed the question: If you were on the street playing a touch football game and had to get to the light pole to score a touchdown, which quarterback would you rather have: Washington’s John Beck or Indianapolis’ Curtis Painter? Finding an answer was a lot harder than you’d think.