Friday, November 23, 2007

If a Falcon falls in a forest...

Is it weird to anyone else that there is so little postgame coverage of last night's Thanksgiving tilt? I mean, honestly, other than a Len Pasquarelli piece, and the normal Indystar stuff, it's like this game never happened. Most of the country didn't see it (although it turns out that Demond did get to watch it because his wife's grandparents have a dish), and since the outcome was more or less expected, there just isn't much to say about it. I did pick up a couple of things from around the web.

Si's Jim Trotter misses the point about Randy Moss, Jason Whitlock doesn't. Moss is the MVP. This ought to be one of the most inarguable facts of the season. Trotter says last season taints this one, and he's almost right. It taints his career. It taints his HoF candidacy. This season, however, is a self-contained unit. I don't care how big a dog Moss was in Oakland, he's the MVP right now. I wouldn't vote for him for the hall based on his on the field actions the last couple of years (though no one can deny he is the single most unstoppable weapon in NFL history), but the only thing to be considered for an MVP award is this year. This year, he's the best.

And finally, Peyton goes shopping.


Anonymous said...

any addai updates and/or perspective?

Deshawn Zombie said...

There are no reports of anything on the web concerning Kid Joe. He came back and scored a TD rushing, so I figure he must be ok, or at least ok enough that 10 days should help him.

Josh said...

I don't know about you, but I thought the NFL Network had the worst commentary of any game I have seen this season. Collinsworth is horrible! They seemed dead, which made the game dead. It was worse than watching it on CBS without Nanz and Sims.

I agree about Charlie. It seemed once he left, amazingly there was protection. 10 days off then a HUGE game against a JAC team that somehow continues to win games.

Bob M. said...

Moss is the MVP (unless Harrison's rturn sparks a 48 pt average Indy score for six weeks, which ain't happening for multiple reasons--mainly because we don't do that cr@p.) or should be. No question in my mind.

But most unstoppable weapon in NFL history? I think Jim Brown would have a bone to pick with you. And based on his history of being a timid wallflower, it might involve swinging a chair toward your head, so duck.

He retired at Moss's age and led all major rushing categories in NFL history--and it was a running league for 50 years with passing as an afterthought, so that's really saying something. (Also consider the liberalized passing game-centric rules post 1978).

Whew, arguing Brown-Moss is so much more fun than Brady-Manning. Of course when Indy beats the Pats in the playoffs, I'll have to add a couple dozen idiotic comments to THAT thread on FO. Pats fans are insufferable now, but wait till they see what EVERYBODY else has to say once they lose. In Excel notation: Insufferable^31

Deshawn Zombie said...

I think that if Moss had played with QBs of Brady's quality it would be more clear exactly how unstoppable he is. As it stands, Jim Brown is probably more deadly, just becuase he didn't need a QB to get him the ball.