As always, there are lots of things going on in the NFL these days! There is no shortage of the latest dirt.
- If you were watching the Bears on Sunday, you were likely bummed to hear that official Al Riveronis still defending his decision that Zach Miller, tight end never had control of the ball. Not only did poor Zach fail to score, but he also suffered a rough knee injury on the same play. As you know, the Bears lost to the Saints by eight points. That touchdown plus a two-point conversion, could have changed the outcome.
- Although Ezekiel Elliott is still trying to fight his six-game suspension, the Boys are preparing to do battle with the Chiefs this weekend, minus his considerable talent. They seem to be well equipped in his absence though with Alfred Morris, Ron Sanders, and Darren McFadden. By the way, Alfred continues to drive a 1991 Mazda that he originally bought for $2, every day despite his current $5.5 million two-year contract! What a loyal guy!
- In a trade gone bad, Bengal’s coach Marvin Lewis heaved a sigh of relief when the Brown’s failed to complete the deal for AJ McCarron. AJ not only backs up Andy Dalton as the quarterback, his leadership skills, and team values are a tremendous asset to the Bengals.
- Trevor Siemian of Bronco fame has been struggling this year, so Brock Osweiler gets the start this week against the Eagles. Trevor took over after Peyton Manning retired and has been the starter since that time. Mr. Osweiler has his own history of less than stellar performances. He last started for the Broncos in 2015, then left the organization for the Texans where he tossed 16 interceptions and only 15 touchdowns. After that, the Browns picked him up but later released him this preseason. Good luck Brock here’s hoping this is a great weekend for you, sir! For anyone who is a John Elway fan, we wish the Bronco’s the best!
As we head into week 9, it continues to be another fabulous season!