Attention, Attention: What Caught My Eye, Week Four 9-Route

Out with the Portis (old), in with the Torain (new)

  • Tennessee Titans assistant coach Chuck Cecil reminds a referee he’s #1.
  • Can we officially say Kyle Orton is a Top-10 QB?  Orton has 1,419 passing yards this season, the second-highest total through the first four games to start a season in NFL history (Kurt Warner had 1,557 yards in 2000).  Combine Orton with a defense that shut down Chris Johnson, (held without a double-digit yard gain for first time in 15 games since last season Week 5 against Indy), and all of sudden the AFC West is looking stronger.  Entertaining three-team -race.  Sorry Oakland.  Back to Denver, you can make a powerful case for them being the most impressive team in Week 4.
  • Five of the eight 1 o’clock games were decided by a field goal or less.  I’m glad my uncle has the NFL Sunday Ticket.  Two televisions, one in high def (makes SUCH a difference), I was flipping through the channels like a mad man.  Had the privilege of catching the end of Pittsburgh-Baltimore, San Francisco-Atlanta, and Tennessee-Denver. Unfortunately, the team I was “rooting” for during each game, ended up losing.
  • Watching Mike Vick escape from the pocket and run is exhilarating, well, that is, until he gets hurt.  Early report out of Philly concerning Vick: 3 broken ribs. Eagles are going nowhere with Kolb under center, he isn’t even close to ready.
  • Nate Clements will see Roddy White in his nightmares this week.  Not only could he and the 49ers not cover White (7-104), but Clements who had the potential game-clinching interception in his hands, was stripped from behind by Roddy, which resulted in a Falcons recovery, and the eventual game-winning field goal to follow thereafter to seal the deal and an 0-4 start for Singletary’s soldiers.
  • I like to look ahead, so let’s fast forward: Week 13, December 5, Sunday Night –Pittsburgh at Baltimore Rematch.  AFC North is the best division in the NFL, this is the best rivalry in the NFL.  Five of the past eight affairs have be decided by three points or less.
  • Arian Foster gets benched (late for team meetings), however he’s unfazed, as he makes up for “lost time”, piling up 187 yards of total offense on his way to making two appearances to pay dirt, including a 74-yard touchdown gallop -in which he arrived quite fast, “rather early”.  Name me three backs better than the former Tennessee Volunteer runner right now, I dare you.  Don’t be “late” with your answers, they better arrive “on time”.
  • Peyton and pals were not in this afternoon’s clash with division rival Jacksonville at any moment of the contest.  Free pass?  Who cares, they’ll bounce back like they always do, right?
  • 7-10, Colts on 3rd down conversions.  9-13, Jaguars on 3rd down conversions.  A total of six punts.  Efficiency.  Execution. Makes for a fast 60 minutes of football.

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3 Responses to “Attention, Attention: What Caught My Eye, Week Four 9-Route”

  1. Did I read that correctly? Peyton Manning and Co. NOT in the game? 352 yards with 2 TDs and an INT? You’ve got to be kidding me.

    Manning isn’t the reason the Colts lost. The Colts secondary choked late, along with Scobee’s 59-yarder did Indianapolis in Sunday afternoon.

    Not to mention that some balls were dropped by Wayne and the rookie tight end (which turned into an interception).

    All told, the Colts WERE in the game. It just so happened that the Jags pulled it out in the end.

  2. Russ Loede says:

    NOT in the game, figuratively.

    Take it into context.

    Peyton and pals…referring to the Colts “as a whole”. As a team “in general”. “Overall” as a team.

    Rookie TE: Don’t blame Brody…

    With all that being said, the Colts “were” in the game, but never really “were” in the game.