Hey folks, been a while since I last did a plain old, normal blog post but felt like with so much going on around the league the last day or so, I should pontificate.
To Vick or not to Vick?
Well, Andy Reid made his bed and he’ll lie in it – messy as it is. I’m not saying it’s a bad decision, if he thinks he will win more games with Vick than Kolb. Remember, Kolb looked pretty brutal in the preseason as well as that one half of concussion-free football in Week 1.
Vick looks better than he ever did – we’ll see if he fares as well against a defense preparing for him.
But can Reid go back to Kolb if Vick flops? I’m not saying I want him to flop, I think a success story for Vick could be something special. But if he does flop – what will the locker room think? What does it think now?
And I wouldn’t have batted an eye if we were in Week 5. Or even Week 3, if Kolb had choked for two weeks straight? But now?
If you were in ‘win-now’ mode either you keep McNabb or start Vick from the get-go.
Lesson NFL players will take from Kolb-Vick switch: “If I get a concussion, no way I leave the game and let my backup take my job”
You have to wonder if guys who normally wanted to get back in there will hide a bad hit even more.
Rumor has it that the Cleveland Browns called the Eagles about Kolb and were turned away.
FREE VINCENT JACKSON!
The AJ Smith/Vincent Jackson staring contest is now officially ridiculous. By the time you read this maybe a trade has happened but you know what?
I wouldn’t be a damn bit shocked if it hasn’t.
The Rams have reportedly dropped out, The Vikings allegedly have a deal in place with VJack, but won’t toss a 3rd round pick in with a 2nd they already offered.
What’s Smith doing? Does he think Jackson will get with the program if he shoves being a Charger down his throat? When does this become less about ego and more about getting something for a player who will not happily play on your team again?
Smith never blinks but I think this time he’s over his head. I could be wrong.
Sidenote: Is a team willing to put two picks on a guy one bad decision away from a year long suspension?
Speaking of bad decisions….
Braylon Edwards is a dumbass
Sorry, he is. Especially when there are programs designed to pick a player up and get him home safe AND I”ve heard some of those programs have a second guy show up to drive your car home.
What was your plan Braylon? You knew you were getting tipsy tonight so…. you drove? Did you think ahead to 5am and what shape you might be in? (Let’s not point out that practice after a 5am return home….. yeah not pleasant I imagine)
At what point were you thinking at all?
I mean, you just had one of your better games as a Jet in a huge win on a team you want a big contract from…. and you Plaxico yourself?
The next good decision Edwards makes could very well be his first.
On the flip side, I’m wondering what exactly is the source of the ’suspend him’ crowd in the media.
Listen, I think drunk driving is pretty stupid and we can all thank whatever God you worship nobody was hurt here and we didn’t have another Donte Stallworth incident.
I’m not sure that it’s instantaneously suspension-worthy. Other players have had a DUI (or DWI if you’re in another part of the country) and I never heard a call for their heads.
Why this reaction and why Braylon? (is it the Beard? It is rather intimidating.)
I don’t have an answer for that, maybe you do. If so, leave it in the comments. But honestly more than Edwards making a dumb choice (yet again), the media reaction in NYC has been almost as harsh as the traffic.
And if you’ve listened to the show at all since I moved here, you know how bad I think that is.