0-2? THAT'S WHEN I'M A VIKING ✰✰✰ NFL Week Three ✰✰✰

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Make yr picks, y'all.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 04:46 (ten years ago) link

DET @ MIN : Lions have almost gotten there twice, and played Philly really hard last week. I think Favre is toast, at least until Rice comes back. So, Lions.
DAL @ HOU : I can't think of any reason whatsoever that Houston loses this game.
BUF @ NE : ^ I can't think of any reason whatsoever that New England loses this game.
CIN @ CAR : ^ I can't think of any reason whatsoever that Cincinnati loses this game.
ATL @ NO : Falcons aren't really clicking yet, and putting a whoopin' on Arizona is a red herring. Saints.
PIT @ TB : I would've said Pittsburgh before, but it looks like Leftwich will be the QB. Tampa honestly looks better in this situation.
CLE @ BAL : Ravens O is shittier than anyone predicted, and Browns O may just win by a point or two. Browns win, maybe?
TEN @ NYG : I think the Titans poor W2 performance was a lark. They should beat the football Giants even on the road.
SF @ KC : I'm pulling for the Chiefs until further notice.
WAS @ STL : I like the Skins here, even though the Rams are improving (baby steps).
PHI @ JAC : If Kolb is back, it becomes less of a certainty. But I still think the Iggles win.
SD @ SEA : I'm starting to really hate the Chargers, but they'd have to be asleep to lose this one.
OAK @ ARI : Ugh, is this really happening? It will probably end in overtime in a 0-0 tie. (Raiders)
IND @ DEN : Colts get it together and start their streak here.
NYJ @ MIA : I have every hope this resembles the Jets/Fins game from early last year, including the Miami win.
GB @ CHI : Against all good judgement, I'm picking Bears to go 3-0.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 05:09 (ten years ago) link

DAL @ HOU : I can't think of any reason whatsoever that Houston loses this game.

they were a 45 yard fourth down heave away from losing to the redskins fwiw

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 21 September 2010 05:13 (ten years ago) link

i def can't think of a reason why new england or cincy would lose tho

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 21 September 2010 05:14 (ten years ago) link

xp Redskins def better team at this point than the Cowboys, and have a close win to prove it.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 05:19 (ten years ago) link

also this isn't about football but i think i should point out that i was just watching "diner's, drive ins & dives" and they were at a diner in pittsburgh and their signature dish is a prime rib salad that has french fries in the salad

just to get us in the right mindframe for week 3

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 21 September 2010 05:19 (ten years ago) link

ha man idk... the cowboys haven't looked great but i wouldn't say that the redskins are definitely better -- they prob don't win that game if not for the fluke felix jones fumble

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 21 September 2010 05:20 (ten years ago) link

not that i would come anywhere near picking the cowboys over the texans at home, but i was just giving one reason

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 21 September 2010 05:20 (ten years ago) link

also reggie bush out 6 weeks

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 21 September 2010 05:23 (ten years ago) link

Fair enough. I'm buying into Tom Jackson's Houston hype, though. Now that they've got a decisive divisional win at home (over the Colts) and a comeback win on the road (over the Skins), they've got an equal balance of skill and confidence.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 05:23 (ten years ago) link

Oh man, 6 weeks?! That makes me sad irl, but it makes me happy in fantasy because Pierre is one of my RBs in the 8-team league.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 05:24 (ten years ago) link

8-8 last wk; 18-14 overall

DET @ MIN : lions havent won a game on the road since 1984 or something - vikes
DAL @ HOU : still fully expect the texans to go 8-8 somehow but will take them here
BUF @ NE : pats
CIN @ CAR : bengals
ATL @ NO : saints
PIT @ TB : pitt
CLE @ BAL : ravens
TEN @ NYG : chris johnson is gonna torch the giants & the fans are gonna be ready 2 kill this new coordinator; i guess nyg could still outscore them? but ill still go - titans
SF @ KC : kc
WAS @ STL : skins
PHI @ JAC : eagles
SD @ SEA : bolts
OAK @ ARI : i think the raiders!
IND @ DEN : Colts
NYJ @ MIA : gonna say miami
GB @ CHI : i think the pack

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 13:32 (ten years ago) link

DET @ MIN : I feel comfortable picking the lions
DAL @ HOU : Dallas in an empty "ship-righting" win. That said, I suspect Mario Williams tees off on TR.
BUF @ NE : ^ I can't think of any reason whatsoever that New England loses this game.
CIN @ CAR : ^ I can't think of any reason whatsoever that Cincinnati loses this game.
ATL @ NO : Saints.
PIT @ TB : Pit
CLE @ BAL : BAL
TEN @ NYG : TN
SF @ KC : SF
WAS @ STL : WAS
PHI @ JAC : PHI w/ Vick as starter (starter = Start of game + >50% of snaps), JAC w/ Kolb (Kolb = Start of Game + >50% snaps). I feel comfortable w/ this prediction split.
SD @ SEA : I'm starting to really hate the Chargers, but they'd have to be asleep to lose this one.
OAK @ ARI : Raiders
IND @ DEN : Colts get it together and start their streak here.
NYJ @ MIA : NYJ irritating team of destiny
GB @ CHI : GBP

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 14:11 (ten years ago) link

seems like it's a week to pick a lot of road teams? always an uneasy feeling.

DET @ MIN : vikes
DAL @ HOU : this feels like it "should" be a cowboys win but texans in a shootout
BUF @ NE : pats
CIN @ CAR : bengals
ATL @ NO : saints
PIT @ TB : steelers, though i don't know how they score
CLE @ BAL : ravens
TEN @ NYG : giants
SF @ KC : niners
WAS @ STL : redskins
PHI @ JAC : eagles
SD @ SEA : bolts
OAK @ ARI : cards
IND @ DEN : colts
NYJ @ MIA : fins
GB @ CHI : pack

12-4 last week, 20-12 overall

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 14:26 (ten years ago) link

braylon really has some karma coming to him

― J0rdan S., Sunday, September 19, 2010 3:26 PM (2 days ago)

Braylon Edwards arrested for DUI

('_') (omar little), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 14:34 (ten years ago) link

Dolphin chances just got better.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 14:38 (ten years ago) link

unless god pops down on a hovercloud and waves a big sign in his face saying HOW BOUT YOU TONE IT DOWN SOME YOU JACKASS i am worried that the marmic message will be lost on poor braylon.

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 14:42 (ten years ago) link

braylon, teach me how to dui-gie

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 14:42 (ten years ago) link

MARMA

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 14:43 (ten years ago) link

the marmite message

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 14:46 (ten years ago) link

leaves a bitter taste

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 14:56 (ten years ago) link

wtg beardo

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 15:12 (ten years ago) link

DET @ MIN : Lions.
DAL @ HOU : Texans
BUF @ NE : Patriots
CIN @ CAR : Bengals
ATL @ NO : Sants
PIT @ TB : Buccaneers
CLE @ BAL : Ravens
TEN @ NYG : Titans
SF @ KC : Chiefs
WAS @ STL : Redskins
PHI @ JAC : Iggles
SD @ SEA : Chargers
OAK @ ARI : Raidahs
IND @ DEN : Colts
NYJ @ MIA : Dolphins
GB @ CHI : Packers

9-7 last week, 15-17 overall

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 15:15 (ten years ago) link

10-6 last week, 19-13 overall

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 15:20 (ten years ago) link

12-4 last week, 20-12 overall

DET @ MIN : As scrappy as they've been, I can't see the lions beating a team that needs a win this desperately. Vikings
DAL @ HOU : Stern looks between Romo and Jerry Jones forthcoming. Texans
BUF @ NE : Still don't understand how they lost to the Jets. Pats
CIN @ CAR : Bengals I guess? Haven't seen them this year but the panthers look pretty weak, so
ATL @ NO : Saints, but could be a surprisingly good shootout.
PIT @ TB : I'm going to keep picking against Tampa Bay until they lose one. Steelers
CLE @ BAL : Ravens if they can get Flacco out of the toilet
TEN @ NYG : Is Vince freaking out again? tentative titans
SF @ KC : Chiefs
WAS @ STL : Indians
PHI @ JAC : Rotating Quarterbacks
SD @ SEA : Bolts
OAK @ ARI : Jesus christ, i think the raiders are gonna go over .500 this year
IND @ DEN : Colts should start screwing down right about now
NYJ @ MIA : Fins seem pretty for real to me
GB @ CHI : Packers

Muscus ex Craneo Humano (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 16:17 (ten years ago) link

DET @ MIN : Vikings
DAL @ HOU : Cowboyz
BUF @ NE : Pats
CIN @ CAR : Bengals
ATL @ NO : Atlanta
PIT @ TB : Tampa Bay!
CLE @ BAL : Ravens
TEN @ NYG : Gigantes
SF @ KC : 49ers
WAS @ STL : Redskin
PHI @ JAC : Phillie
SD @ SEA : Bolts
OAK @ ARI : Oakland
IND @ DEN : Colts
NYJ @ MIA : Jets
GB @ CHI : Packers

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 16:55 (ten years ago) link

zzz boring Raider talk: Raiders will go over .500 if Gradkowski does the cleanup like he did against the Rams, and McFadden stays healthy & runsrunsruns. If it's all Campbell all the time, I think we're hosed. And that's not so much against Campbell as O-Line being in a state of perpetual stink (same as it ever was)

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 16:57 (ten years ago) link

RT@BearsTwit‎: Source is reporting to ESPN's Adam Schefter that Chargers WR Vincent Jackson has been traded to the Vikings.

my balls and my nerds (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 17:02 (ten years ago) link

12-4 last week, 20-11 overall

DET @ MIN : vikings i suppose though detroit was putting up a good fight against the eagles, and the vikings look a little old and confused
DAL @ HOU : texans' O is epic and the cowboys' D won't be able to stop them imo
BUF @ NE : patriots
CIN @ CAR : bengals
ATL @ NO : atlanta is better this year than last but still not up there with new orleans
PIT @ TB : it'll be close but steelers
CLE @ BAL : ravens
TEN @ NYG : giants are gonna try to stop CJ and let the QB(s?) try to win it for tenn, which they will fail to do.
SF @ KC : if the niners can keep the ball for more than 30 seconds at a time on offense, they should be alright
WAS @ STL : wash
PHI @ JAC : eagles
SD @ SEA : chargers gonna tear it up
OAK @ ARI : raiders
IND @ DEN : colts
NYJ @ MIA : i hope it's the dolphins but i'm picking the broncos
GB @ CHI : BEARS!

('_') (omar little), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 17:03 (ten years ago) link

xp it's not so much that the raiders are that much better (well they're somewhat better) as it is that they should be able to go 6-10 with their schedule without trying. And they appear to be trying!

Muscus ex Craneo Humano (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 17:07 (ten years ago) link

NYJ @ MIA: I hope it's the dolphins but i'm picking the broncos

i would happily trade 10 consecutive losses to the broncos for one win over the jets this week

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 21 September 2010 17:08 (ten years ago) link

lol wait

('_') (omar little), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 17:10 (ten years ago) link

re: Jackson to Minnesota.

Dude hasn't played since January amirite? This is a deal that won't show any immediate improvement.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 17:10 (ten years ago) link

However, by the time Sidney Rice gets healthy, Percy Harvin gets healthy, and someone replaces Brett Favre, the Vikes offense will be cookin'. So...2012?

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 17:14 (ten years ago) link

By 2012 Jackson will probably be playing for a different team.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 17:22 (ten years ago) link

and favre will be interred into permafrost

Muscus ex Craneo Humano (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 17:29 (ten years ago) link

Favre will be driving his Wrangler van to a parking lot near you for free giveaways and prizes

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 17:57 (ten years ago) link

he'll be tossing them out into the crowd where they'll be picked off by guys wearing levis

('_') (omar little), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 18:08 (ten years ago) link

then he'll hail mary a pair through the front window of the Radio Shack & have to leave town

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 18:14 (ten years ago) link

9-7 last week. 17-15 overall
DET @ MIN : vikings are overdue for a win. despite gramps.
DAL @ HOU : oh please please please Texans
BUF @ NE : patriots by a lot
CIN @ CAR : bengals, though not having moore at the helm might make carolina's D setp it up
ATL @ NO : Saints.
PIT @ TB : The steelers defense really scares me.
CLE @ BAL : ravens
TEN @ NYG : Tenn
SF @ KC : SF
WAS @ STL : wash
PHI @ JAC : eagles
SD @ SEA : chargers
OAK @ ARI : don't think the raiders will manage 2 in a row, so Arizona
IND @ DEN : colts
NYJ @ MIA : Dolphins
GB @ CHI : Green Bay

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 21:01 (ten years ago) link

braylon in "gotcha!" fail:

"Why was I stopped for tints when my driving didn't lead you to believe I was drunk driving?" Edwards said, according to the report of the arresting officer.

('_') (omar little), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 21:23 (ten years ago) link

re: Jackson to Minnesota.

Dude hasn't played since January amirite? This is a deal that won't show any immediate improvement.

yeah it's a stupid move if it's true....still hasn't happened i guess

my balls and my nerds (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 21:47 (ten years ago) link

I dunno, Jackson is pretty good. If they do it now he can start learning the playbook and be in better shape when his suspension ends.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 21:51 (ten years ago) link

re: Jackson to Minnesota.

This is the route Favre finally took to camp this season. </dad>

http://tinyurl.com/vrrr0000m (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 22:01 (ten years ago) link

ESPN sez Vick starts this weekend. Also, Larry Johnson cut by Skins (ha!).

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 22:03 (ten years ago) link

chris mortensen said that vick is the indefinite starter and the decision is not related to kolb's concussion

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 21 September 2010 22:11 (ten years ago) link

also lol at d'brickashaw ferguson & vernon gholston being in the car with braylon

they would've been better off had the car plunged into the east river after they dropped ferguson off

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 21 September 2010 22:13 (ten years ago) link

Oh man, you guys. I just saw Josh McDaniels' press conference about Kenny McKinley's suicide and now I want to give every Bronco a hug. ;_;

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 23:42 (ten years ago) link

GB @ CHI : Against all good judgement, I'm picking Bears to go 3-0.

― Johnny Fever, Tuesday, September 21, 2010 5:09 AM (18 hours ago) Bookmark

Dude no way. The Bears line can't protect Cutler at all, and Clay Matthews is a steroid monster right now.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 23:51 (ten years ago) link

Weirdness, thy name is Monday Night Football.

Close games are usually closer, upsets happen more often than usual, great players play poorly, poor players play greatly. So, while Green Bay should absolutely win this, I'm going with Chicago anyway. (I'm not putting a lot of confidence points on it, though.)

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 23:56 (ten years ago) link

;_; pack

sr. advisor, crisis communications, san francisco 49ers (daria-g), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:45 (ten years ago) link

Maybe he'll shave his head tonight out of depression. xp

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:45 (ten years ago) link

I don't dig this Bear/Packer love after the game.

That's just not right.

It is against nature and forces hatred into other corners of the world.

earlnash, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:46 (ten years ago) link

three unbeatens left in the nfl...the steelers (lol), the chiefs, (wtf?), and the bears (wtf lol)

('_') (omar little), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:46 (ten years ago) link

Okay, the only unbeatens left are Steelers, Chiefs and Bears? Nobody would've predicted that.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:46 (ten years ago) link

nfl baby!

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:46 (ten years ago) link

CHIEFS AND STEELERS AND BEARS OH MY

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:47 (ten years ago) link

These are the end times

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:47 (ten years ago) link

SEE YOU NEXT WEEK in MI-AMI (wooooooooo)

('_') (omar little), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:48 (ten years ago) link

otm

pats/dolphins is an ilnfl showdown

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:48 (ten years ago) link

dilfer: it's a travesty

('_') (omar little), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:49 (ten years ago) link

steve young's face is totally unlined and i have hd, btw

horseshoe, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:50 (ten years ago) link

^ I would support this being week 4 thread's title.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:51 (ten years ago) link

are you saying that out of admiration or terror or

drop s7ocki (bnw), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:51 (ten years ago) link

steve young wants to marry aaron rodgers

xp to be totally honest i would find steve young smash-y if he were not deeply offputting as a person, so....

horseshoe, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:52 (ten years ago) link

i feel like he's doing something bad to be so preternaturally youthful and beautiful-looking but maybe it is just being Mormon

horseshoe, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:53 (ten years ago) link

i was trying to think of clever "freeze the kicker" puns today for week 4 but choked

drop s7ocki (bnw), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:53 (ten years ago) link

Really, it was a pretty good week of football. The 4pm games were pretty wacky yesterday, if on the ugly side.

Sunday and Monday night were both very good games.

earlnash, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:53 (ten years ago) link

Greg Olsen reminds me of Seann William Scott

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:57 (ten years ago) link

haha i can see that

horseshoe, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:58 (ten years ago) link

something in the brow

horseshoe, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 03:58 (ten years ago) link

Dude! You got a tattoo!
So do you, dude! Dude, what does my tattoo say?
"Sweet!" What about mine?
"Dude!" What does mine say?

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:01 (ten years ago) link

lovie smith always seems like such a nice dude

horseshoe, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:02 (ten years ago) link

He's a model representative for charming southerners everywhere.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:04 (ten years ago) link

wow steve young just gave us a classic

THE TRUTH IS IN THE PUDDING

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:10 (ten years ago) link

hahaha

horseshoe, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:13 (ten years ago) link

i don't know about this ensemble aaron rodgers is sporting

horseshoe, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:14 (ten years ago) link

He's wearing one of Reggie White's old jackets.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:16 (ten years ago) link

man that has me thinking of like... a thriller set in a bakery, where the killer stabs to death a few employees but accidentally leaves behind an identifying artifact in a vat of pudding -- little did he know that one of his victims was not quite dead, and when the scene is discovered, the victim's last, dying words are "the truth... is in the pudding..."

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:16 (ten years ago) link

The "villain on this week's Simon vs Simon" look.

http://tinyurl.com/vrrr0000m (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:16 (ten years ago) link

thank god espn is paying matt millen to relay the analysis of his daughter's roommate....

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:17 (ten years ago) link

man that has me thinking of like... a thriller set in a bakery, where the killer stabs to death a few employees but accidentally leaves behind an identifying artifact in a vat of pudding -- little did he know that one of his victims was not quite dead, and when the scene is discovered, the victim's last, dying words are "the truth... is in the pudding..."

― J0rdan S., Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:16 AM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark

so many irl lols can't believe no one has made this movie yet

horseshoe, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:22 (ten years ago) link

I was watching this with my friends from Wisconsin, and a couple of friends who inexplicably enjoy the Bears, so I could not share it with you guys, but basically all I would have done was type out profanities in capital letters every time something good happened but was immediately negated because of a penalty. This happened many times tonight.

On the plus side, watching the NFL while eating BBQ and hanging out with four of your best dudes is a pretty solid way to make up for a 13+ hour day of surgery clerkship.

C-L, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:28 (ten years ago) link

so wait i had to go to bed after the fumble, what did mccarthy do exactly?

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 11:39 (ten years ago) link

the bears got it down to about the three yard line with maybe like 1:29 left and the pack had their one timeout & instead of letting them score a td the packers D keeps the bears out of the end zone until the clock gets to 8 seconds or whatever and robbie gould hits a glorified extra point

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 28 September 2010 17:16 (ten years ago) link

yeah tbqh i was certain the pack was setting up to let someone just dive into the end zone.

('_') (omar little), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 17:17 (ten years ago) link

gotcha.

i was watching highlights at noon and am trying to figure out if the packers ever gave tauscher help on peppers? he obv could not handle julius on his own.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 17:21 (ten years ago) link

yeah, that was embarrassing

Muscus ex Craneo Humano (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 17:22 (ten years ago) link

All the talk before the season about the Bears being unwise to spend all that money on Julius Peppers seems pretty foolish now.

funky house skeptic (polyphonic), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 17:24 (ten years ago) link

Aside from running back a punt and throwing a TD there's pretty much nothing Peppers didn't do on the field.

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 17:25 (ten years ago) link

double negative ahoy, oof

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 17:26 (ten years ago) link

xp true but he'll still drive them crazy with semi-regular no-shows

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 17:26 (ten years ago) link

yeah if anything the peppers signing will blow up in their faces potentially down the line or over the course of a few years if he no-shows a bunch -- right now is v much the honeymoon period

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 28 September 2010 17:31 (ten years ago) link

it's always worth keeping an eye on someone who draws "hey look, he's actually playing hard!!" articles in the third game of the season

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 28 September 2010 17:32 (ten years ago) link

You guys would know more than I would since I only watched him every once in awhile on the Panthers, but it would not surprise me if one of the reasons he slacked a bit was because he was on a shitty team, a la Randy Moss. Before the Panthers fell apart he seemed like a total badass. Now he's playing on what seems like a good team, playing along with some guys he has to be accountable to and a coach maybe he respects a little more ... also, even his worst seasons in Carolina he was a disruptive force, and the Bears didn't really have that. If he draws double teams it will make it easier for Urlacher and Briggs to roam. I think he makes that defense a lot better.

funky house skeptic (polyphonic), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 17:42 (ten years ago) link

the panthers have never been worse than 7-9 since he's been there, and had three seasons of 11+ wins. you might be right, but this is not a moss on the raiders thing.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 17:46 (ten years ago) link

They were pretty dang bad last year, 7-9 notwithstanding.

funky house skeptic (polyphonic), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 18:00 (ten years ago) link

yeah, and they were pretty damn good the year before--peppers' reputation did not suddenly appear last year.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 18:11 (ten years ago) link

Peppers was also kind of banged up for a couple of years in Carolina, which was part of the reason his production slid down a bit.

earlnash, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 01:16 (ten years ago) link


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