I was watching the red zone channel on my pc so they showed all the big plays from the rams-chargers game. I was also watching bears-cardinals on my tv, so i missed the derwin pick. I didnt realize he was moving forward at the time so his momentum carried him out of the end zone; i just knew that after the chargers went 3 and out on the ensuing possession, they had to punt out of the back of their end zone and the rams blocked it and recovered it for a score. A great play turned into a bad result, but you cant blame it on d. james, he saved a TD it was the offense and special teams that gave it right back. Im just glad he's racking up big plays (int's, forced fumbles, sacks) in addition to plenty of tackles for my fantasy team...
And in the 4th quarter, i think the chargers went for it on 4th down multiple times but could never get the game closer than 2 scores, rams D was just too good.
Speaking of which, the rams gave up a bunch up a bunch of yards and pts to the vikings but the vikings defense was even worse. Goff had over 400yds and 5 TDs and a perfect passer rating. Im pretty impressed with him, he was dropping the ball perfectly into his receiver's hands all night.
I thought trubisky could make a similar leap to goff's 2017 season, with new and better receivers and a new, offensive minded coach. But he hasnt looked good all year except for maybe one drive a game. He still hasnt thrown for 10 tds after 15 starts in his career.
I have to keep reminding myself that he's still very inexperienced and he's learning a complex new offense. He started 13 games in college and 15 in the nfl (12 last year), that's 28 games. Most college star qb's play almost twice that many games in their career, assuming they start 3 years at 13-14 games a year (including bowl games).
That was one of the concerns about trubs coming out of college, the fact he played so few games. One of the best indicators of success in the nfl for qb's is how many starts they had in college, and most of the top guys became starters in their freshman or sophmore years.
the bears are playing a bad tampa bay defense, if they struggle to score against them it may be time to start panicking?
khalil is the truth, Pop, I just hope he doesnt blow his load in september; if the bears are lucky enough to make the playoffs he's going to need to have some game changing plays then too if they want to make a run.
Will he have a long career in chicago? Im not sure; the team can get out of his current 6 year deal after 4 years if his play doesnt justify the price tag anymore. He'll be 31 in 4years but i think d linemen can be productive into their mid 30's barring major injury. I guess whether he's with the team until retirement depends on his level of play and how greedy his agent is.
Josh allen and the bills have outscored opponents 41-9 since vontae davis retired at halftime of the chargers game (6 quarters of play). When vontae did that i was like ah man, the bills are so bad their players are quitting at halftime, but man the defense has been good and josh is making plays with his arm and his legs; he hurdled a 6'3" linebacker vs the vikings to pick up a first down. Everyone knew he was probably the best physical specimen of the first round qb's in this draft class but he's looking like cam newton with hops. Which is funny because i dont think he ran much in college.
Niners suffered a big blow with garappolo's acl tear. The team's play was pretty uneven before then, now at 1-2 with cj beathard at QB maybe they're looking forward to another top draft pick? Which sucks for this year but may turn out good in the long run...