1. San Diego Chargers Cornerback Quentin Jammer told the media after surveying the wreckage of the team’s come-from-ahead 27-21 loss in Snoopy Stadium to the New York Jets Sunday the referees were the reason for the defeat.
“I don’t have to say anything about what the refs did – everyone saw how the calls went.”
And of course, after advising everyone he didn’t have to say anything on that subject…he did…
“When you’re not getting the chance to play the way you play, it’s upsetting.
Mind you, he didn’t have to say anything on all this but when asked if the officiating was consistent…well…
“Yeah – consistently bad. No way it was called fairly. No way. Not at all. It wasn’t called fairly at all. Maybe I’m being biased, but I’m just judging off what I saw.”
While biased…Quentin was called for two costly pass-interferences on the Chargers’ way to racking up a whopping 13 penalties in all…and I do understand his desire to vent at someone or something. However, he only needed to gaze across the locker room at the real reason for San Diego’s inability to put away the Jets.
Quentin Jammer, say hi to your Quarterback…Philip Rivers.
Rivers looked like he was throwing darts out there on Sunday. No, I don’t mean heat-seeking, accurate throws. I mean DARTS. His throwing motion was akin to being in a smoke-filled taproom trying to squint out tossing a dart at the board without hitting any patrons.
His mechanics are currently so bad Head Coach Norv Turner may call in Denver Broncos’ QB Tim Tebow this week to give Rivers advice.
Not only did he toss two back-breaking INT’s in the second half, his clock management at game’s end had me thinking I was watching a Philadelphia Eagles game from an “era” long ago with Donovan J McNabb and Andy Reid calling the shots.
His final pass of the game on fourth down sailed so far out of bounds Fireman Ed almost caught it. I’m still not sure Rivers even KNEW it was fourth down.
Philip is on his way to his fewest TD passes in a season as a starter. His yardage and completion percentage has dropped each of the last three weeks. He has 11 turnovers already this year. Rivers is currently in troubled waters.
Quentin, your problem is almost directly in front of you. Well, actually you have two problems now. The NFL discipline police are on hold, waiting for you to pick up Line 1.
2. Color blindness is the inability or decreased ability to see color, or perceive any color differences. What cruel irony both Kyle Boller and Carson Palmer, Quarterbacks for the Oakland Raiders, would be stricken with this deficiency simultaneously this past Sunday during their home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, 28-0. The Raiders were in stark black jerseys, the Chiefs in brilliant white ones. Six – SIX interceptions were tossed by Oakland’s dynamic duo in this one. Black and white…you just can’t produce two colors more easily distinguished, especially in bright sunshine. A lot of folks are all over the Raiders for playing these two guys but clearly their medical conditions came out of nowhere…as did their throws. Here’s hoping they get appropriate treatment before their next game. Thankfully, Oakland has a Bye week coming up. Fans have already started to rally, coming up with a slogan “Bye For The Eyes.” Hopefully, doctors will be able to use these two weeks to get these two QB’s the help they clearly need since things are not black and white…with them.
3. Which brings us to the afore-mentioned Tim Tebow, truly one of the most polarizing figures in sports ever. Much like Notre Dame, you long ago decided if you love or hate him. His fire and passion for football and religion turn on some, turn off others. However, the bottom line in the NFL is winning…which the Denver Broncos did on Sunday, 18-15 in overtime against the lowly Miami Dolphins. After playing some of the most horrific QB seen in quite some time…at least until the Raiders’ game kicked off (see #2)…Tim produced more divine intervention the likes of which we saw repeatedly during his college days at Florida…taking Denver 80 and 56 yards for scores sandwiched between an onside kick (which I’m surprised he didn’t kick and then recover himself). He did score the 2-point conversion himself to steer the game into OT…and then likely “guided” Matt Prater’s 52-yard field goal between the uprights for the angelic win.
Look, I don’t know what is going on with this guy but he sure is fun to watch. Of course, he had the advantage of playing before a home crowd. No, you read that right. Did you SEE the stands in Miami? Tebow jerseys everywhere. Crowd cheering. Oh yeah, that was a home game.
This dude is living in rarified air and with his home base now in the Rocky Mountains…well, he’s even closer to his personal headquarters if you get my code.
If not, let me spell it out. If by some miracle this miracle worker learns how to successfully pass for an entire game in this league…look out all you sinners.