3 Things Sportsattitudes Takes From NFL Week Two

1. Carolina’s QB Cam Newton likely will throw for over 400 yards each game this season…primarily because he’s on the field all day.  The Panthers’ defense employs what we call a Quick Strike” strategy.  This means the opposition only has to throw one deep pass to score, allowing Carolina’s defenders to then get rest while Cam retakes the field to chew up large chunks of time and pad his stats.  Already this year, the Panthers have given up scoring passes of 49, 55, 70 and 84 yards.  This week they play the Jaguars, who likely will be QB’d by rookie Blaine Gabbert…since Luke McCown’s approval rating dropped below Barack Obama’s after last week’s 32-3 debacle against the J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets in the Meadowlands…um, Met Life Stadium (apologies to Snoopy).

2. Many folks publish weekly NFL “Power” Rankings.  I would suggest two teams be scratched from everyone’s immediately until we can determine if they have ANY.  The Kansas City Chiefs lost AT HOME in Week One to Buffalo 41-7…then went to the Motor City and got run over by the Lions 48-3.  Things are so bad RB Jamaal Charles threw himself at the sideline and tore his ACL on it to escape the madness that has become their 2011 season.  Smart man.  Worst back-to-back beatdowns in KC history.  Then there are the Seattle Seahawks, who aren’t quite averaging 48 yards a game rushing the football.  They would like to pass the ball but recent WR signee Sidney Rice sees the writing on the wall and looks to favor sitting as much of this season out as possible until the Seahawks can draft Andrew Luck and enter 2012 with an actual quarterback.  Smart man.  Tarvaris “It Only Takes A Minute” (For Me To Throw The Ball) Jackson is NOT the answer.

3. You knew Eagles’ QB Mike Vick would get hurt at some point this season.  He’s so aggressive…and his offensive line is anything but.  However, getting concussed by your offensive line is quite another matter.  You would hope the line would seek to concuss a member of the opposition, not its superstar signal-caller.  Anyway, second-year pro Mike Kafka will likely have to do as Vince Young is still nursing a hamstring strain.  A sign of hope is that his injury was not administered by the offensive line.  If something happens to Kafka against the Giants this weekend and Young can’t perform…I would just direct snap to LeSean McCoy and let him make do.  He’s making the running game happen all by himself.  There is no truth to the rumor Andy Reid puts numbers in a cap and lets each o-lineman pull one, determining which position he will attempt to play that particular week.  That IS how they determine where each linebacker will play however.


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I'm Bruce. Born, raised and still outside the City of Brotherly Love. Managed (so far) to visit a dozen of our United States and Canada (twice). Addicted from birth to Television/Movies/Sports. Took three years of French and got credit for two of 'em.
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12 Responses to 3 Things Sportsattitudes Takes From NFL Week Two

  1. The Chiefs were bad team last year. However, with this season’s schedule, reliance on Matt Cassel and their injuries it could be beyond ugly in KC.

    For the life of me I really can’t understand what Pete Carroll is doing in Seattle and how he wasn’t fired after bringing in Tarvaris Jackson. That is unless Paul Allen is on board for tanking the seasont to get Andrew Luck.



  2. Lowdogg says:

    Didn’t Vick’s injury feel inevitable? Maybe now that he has the first one of the season under his belt we can move on.


    • Yes, Lowdogg. We all knew Mike would get hurt at some point. That’s why a lot of us were screaming for Kevin Kolb’s services to be retained. However, we didn’t bank on a concussion. The Eagles got ripped a while back for how they sent a player back onto the field who was clearly not right and since then have done a 180 and been the “league leader” in holding players out. If he gets a second and/or more severe one…we may not see him again this season.


  3. tophatal says:


    Pete Carroll is hoping to turn Seattle into the USC of the Northwest . By that measure I think he’s liable to load that roster with the cast-offs with the likes of Bush , Leinart and perhaps Reggie Bush if he’s amenable to moving from the sorry a@s Dolphins up to that part of the country .

    The Chiefs are simply proving to me that the quality of D3 football at the college level isn’t that bad !

    If at all interested let me know what you think ? Merely click on either of the links shown to view . I’ll be doing a piece on the college mess about the conference shifts with regard to certain programs .





    tophatal …….

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  4. tophatal says:

    Adding your site to my blogroll …. some great content here ! Keep up with the good work .

    tophatal …………..


  5. Tophatal, thanks so much for the link and the kind words. Always a pleasure hearing your thoughts and exchanging views no matter where we “meet up.” Chiefs and D3 Football… Love It.


  6. chappy81 says:

    Cam also has to pass a lot because they are almost always behind, well, except when the score is 0-0!

    I feel mildly bad for the Cheifs, but not that bad since I’m a Raiders fan. I think it’s their own fault though, they had tons of cap room, and didn’t spend any of it. If they went out and got some solid backups maybe they wouldn’t be getting blown out to these types of proportions. Keep being frugal KC, I’m onboard with you sucking all year!


  7. I am not a sports fan, but I can tell your passion for sports through your writing! I enjoy your blog.

    Mr. Bricks


  8. Mr. Bricks, that’s why I have to have two blogs. I recognize many folks do not follow sports and could care less…and I do enjoy writing about both sports and life…ergo the two blogs “sportsattitudes” and “lifeattitudes.” I enjoy your blog very much and will be a frequent visitor and contributor recognizing your passion as well!


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