1. New England Quarterback Tom Brady appears to have finally inserted himself in the dreaded “celebrity bubble” where no matter what he does, it’s someone else’s fault when it all goes wrong. He’ll just keep chucking the ball as long as SOMEONE is catching it. On Sunday, Brady matched his interception total for all of last year with four completions to Buffalo. Not sure if he even is willing to I.D. himself as at least part of the problem for the Patriots’ 34-31 loss to the Bills.
“We played a good football team and made too many mistakes.”
“We had too many turnovers, too many penalties that allowed them to get some easy plays…I just wish we would have made a few less mistakes.”
Tom, New England fans are a hearty, salty bunch and I am sure at least some of them are considering FOUR picks possibly as something YOU had a hand in. Your throwing one, to be exact.
2. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie had a great Sunday for the Oakland Raiders. The problem for New York Jets fans is he plays for THEM. Yes, the wildly inconsistent “Cro” truly outdid himself this time, following up the AFC defensive player of the week honors from last Sunday’s tussle with Jacksonville with a performance for the ages…for the opposition.
Antonio’s afternoon in Oakland featured:
1. Four defensive flags against him. Two for holding and another pair for pass interference.
2. A muffed kickoff return, which he eventually kicked away in a feeble attempt to pick the ball up…leading to a Raider recovery and a quick score to give Oakland enough of a lead to eventually secure a 34-24 victory.
3. A rib injury. (One wonders if this was a fabrication to save both player and club further distress…)
3. The New York Daily News reported some New York Giant players were fascinated with the parking lot scene leaving Lincoln Financial Field after their 29-16 conquest of the Philadelphia Eagles. Defensive End Justin Tuck Tweeted he had never seen so many “middle fingers,” indicating he loved it. Linebacker Spencer Paysinger also Tweeted, “Getting cursed @, bottles thrown at our buses, and middle fingers by kids, teens, adults, elders. Philly fans are the best!”
Thank you, Spencer. We do appreciate it.
But saving the best for last…Tuck’s follow-up Tweet…”Wow. We just had a 7 maybe 8-year-old. Throw a beer at the bus. #greatparents. Not.”
I disagree about the parenting judgment, Justin. You didn’t see the parents letting the child drink the beer. That would be inexcusable.
Throwing the beer at a bus carrying victorious Giants out-of-town? That’s a teaching moment towards raising the child to become a full-fledged Eagles fan.