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Monday, January 10, 2005

Why Do They Pay These Guys?

Did anyone catch the amazing display of coaching skills (or actually, the lack thereof) on Saturday, by coaches with lots of experience? "Let's see, I'm down by three in overtime, it's raining, my kicker has made one of five from the hash mark all year and is a rookie, so should I count on him?" Of course not.

Unless you are Marty Schottenheimer, that is. He runs the ball three times up the middle and settles for a 40-yd field goal attempt under the above circumstances. Of course, it misses. You're fired.

Then we have the Seahawks' receivers. Has anyone ever seen a worse group? My church flag football team catches better than that. These guys' JOB is to catch the football. They don't have to be good blockers, tacklers, or passers - just catch the ball. They haven't done it all year, and sure as heck didn't do it Saturday. Pathetic. Pop Warner ball has better receivers, and they only throw once a game. Whose fault is it? Mike Holmgren, who allows his receivers to be crummy all year long. Look, I know the NBA players are out of control, but are football coaches softies now, too? Was he scared to make them practice more, to make them carry a football around with them all the time, to smoke them like a cheap cigar doing wind sprints for every dropped pass? They sucked, and all of them should be released - immediately. Plus, five illegal contact penalties? Holmgren should be made to find a new job as well. The Chargers should be looking for someone.

Holmgren and Schottenheimer are experienced hands - Schottenheimer has never won the big one. Holgren won the big one at Green Bay, but is 0-for-the-playoffs at Seattle. They have no excuse.

The Seahawks will never win a championship. Nor will the Sonics. Or the Mariners. Or Wazzou. Washington's National Championship was split, so it doesn't count. It sucks to be a fan of Washington State sports, I'd guess. Here's to you.

The Colts' game was not worth discussing, just an old fashioned woodshed beating. The Pack's collapse? I'll let the Catholic Packer Fan cover that.

CPF's Game Review

4 Comments:

  • What a weekend. 3 of 4 visiting teams, underdogs, ruled the day. Good news for my Steelers, I much prefer the Jets to the Chargers, but would have prefered the Broncos just to get rid of the colts, the only team I fear.

    By Blogger Richard Nixon, at 1/10/2005 03:51:00 PM  

  • Can the Steel Curtain stop the Colts, or is it Manning's year? Unfortunately, I suspect it is the latter.

    By Blogger Hammertime, at 1/11/2005 12:26:00 PM  

  • Thats why they play the game. Colts have to get past the Pats first, and we have to deal with those pesky Jets. The Pats have arunning game, something the Colts may not be able to contend with. Peyton can't score if he's not on the field, and if they do get past the Patriots, the Steelers running game is even better, and so is the defense. It should prove to be an interesting weekend.

    By Blogger Richard Nixon, at 1/11/2005 01:54:00 PM  

  • Kind of reminds me of Giants/Bills '90. I believe the New-York-Football-Giants held the ball for over 39 minutes with a power running game and defense before earning a 20-19 win.

    I don't remember who was kicking for the Giants at the time (Ali Haji Sheik? Probably not. Matt Bahr maybe?), but I do remember that Scott Norwood missed the game winner for the Bills - and I am a Giants fan!

    By Blogger Hammertime, at 1/11/2005 02:22:00 PM  

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