Instead of ripping the losing coach, pause for a moment to praise the winning quarterback. Deshaun Watson did not get much pregame hype from the media and was quickly dismissed by most bettors, yet he directed a dominant performance by Clemson.
Even a genius is capable of a dumb decision. Bill Belichick is normally the sharpest gambler walking NFL sidelines, and the math usually supports his rolls of the dice, but he owns this rare blunder.
With time winding down in the regular season, it’s possible we have seen the last of Peyton Manning.
It’s no cinch Connor Cook will be a quality starter in the NFL, a league desperately in need of a few good quarterbacks. But he’s about to audition for the role, and the stage he gets to take on New Year’s Eve is about as big as it gets.
If anyone wonders why NFL wagering is so popular, Ben Roethlisberger is one reason. If he’s on the field, he’s never out of a game. When the Pittsburgh Steelers are down, only a fool counts them out.
If this is the end, it’s sad. What appears to be the Chargers’ final season in San Diego is coming to a forgettable conclusion. Philip Rivers has spent his 12-year NFL career as the quarterback for one team.
It never has been easier to reach a bowl game, which is not a good thing.
It was not a performance that will establish Brock Osweiler as the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback. It’s not going to make him a marketing star, either, meaning commercials pitching cars, insurance and pizza are not suddenly coming his way.
Never is it easy to call for a coach’s job, especially when he’s a two-time Super Bowl winner. Tom Coughlin has put himself and the New York Giants in a tough spot, however, and there’s no doubt his job is on the line.
When the Philadelphia Eagles are winning, coach Chip Kelly is a genius and an innovator. When the losses pile up, he’s an arrogant egomaniac who annoys everyone with his fast talking and micromanaging.