What should I say that hasn’t already been said about the Colts? I can’t help but think Peyton Manning is the greatest QB to ever play the game, and this team might be on a collision course for a Super Bowl matchup against the Saints.
As a former NFL defensive back, even I have to admit that without a top-notch, steely-nerved quarterback, you cannot expect to win consistently in the league today. I can see the evolution in what it takes to win in today’s NFL.
Almost every week, an NFL game is guaranteed to give you something you have never seen before. While calling the Pittsburgh-Cleveland game for CBS last Sunday, I witnessed the impossible.
For three hours on Sunday, Matt Hasselbeck proved that toughness in quarterbacks is very underrated.
In my Around the League segment today on NFL Total Access, I talked about last night’s showdown between the Packers and Vikings, including the play of both quarterbacks and Jared Allen‘s performance. I also previewed this weekend’s AFC East matchup between the Dolphins and the Bills, and why Terrell Owens has struggled early this season.
Even after losing starting quarterback Chad Pennington for the season, the stock arrow for the Dolphins is pointing up. Second-year QB Chad Henne showed well in his first NFL start as he led Miami to a 38-10 win over the Buffalo Bills.
The Wildcat has left more than just NFL defenders confused and frustrated. In fact, just about everyone I talk to seems to have their own concept about what the Wildcat offense actually is. But here’s a breakdown of the offense that has become an answer to the Zone Blitz.
The pregame hype surrounding Michael Vick’s comeback increased television ratings for the Eagles’ Week 3 win over the Chiefs, but it was Kevin Kolb who moved the offense for more than 400 total yards.
In my Around the League segment on Total Access today with Alex Flanagan, we looked at how Michael Vick will contribute to the Eagles’ offense, Todd Haley‘s takeover of the Chiefs offense, and the surprising 2-0 start for the Denver Broncos.
Vince Lombardi once said that the game is played from the neck up. If it is true, then Monday night’s meeting between the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins gave us two of the best and brightest quarterbacks in the game.
The way I saw it, first-year head coaches Tom Cable and Todd Haley were each in desperate need of a win in Week 2 following tough losses the previous week. Turnovers proved to be the difference in the Raiders’ win.
Posted: Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 | Solomon Wilcots | Tags: David Garrard, Derek Cox, Derrick Harvey, Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jim Caldwell, Mel Tucker, Peyton Manning, Robert Mathis, Sean Considine, Terrance Knighton
A blue collar slug fest has become the norm whenever the Jaguars and Colts hook up for an AFC South tussle. However, a closer look at the Colts’ 14-12 win that I called on Sunday revealed some new wrinkles in the make up of both teams.
If the preseason told us anything, it told us that the New Orleans Saints are for real. They went out and started to prove it in Week 1.
Even after a slow start in the season opener, Ben Roethlisberger did what he always does. He found a way to win.