Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday thoughts

Herm Edwards frankly has no business being an NFL head coach. Up 3 with about 6 minutes to go and Brett Favre on the opposite sideline, Herm (and his offensive coordinator, but the buck stops with Herm) ran 3 times. With an unproven running back. While we did take a good 2 minutes off the clock, we did not get a first down and had to punt from a spot that wouldn't give the Jets terrible field position. You just can't win in the NFL by playing that conservatively. Nor should you. Tyler Thigpen may not be the most awe-inspiring quarterback in the league, but check out these stats: 25/36, 280 yards, 2 tds, 0 ints. His qb rating throughout the game was hovering in the 150 range. (If you don't know football, that's a downright phenomenal number.) So, Herm, when we've got 3rd and 4 and need a first down to keep Brett Favre from pulling a Brett Favre, let your qb throw the dang ball to your Hall of Fame tight end or your can-out-jump-any-corner wide receiver. But you didn't do that, did you? You were content to punt the ball. And lose.

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