I don’t know which was more disturbing. Sunday night’s game featured a horrid, nay, deplorable effort by the Chicago offensive line. The play-calling didn’t adjust, and quarterback Jay Cutler was unable to answer the bell for the second half. (According to reports from Chicago, Cutler did attend meetings on Monday and may be available for Chicago’s matchup against the winless Panthers. New York finally put any hopes of a miraculous comeback to rest with a late Brandon Jacobs touchdown (remember him?).
Monday’s game didn’t look much better. Chad Henne had his highlights, throwing touchdown passes to sleeper special Davone Bess and Ricky Williams. However, this day belonged to the New England defense and special teams. The Patriots intercepted Henne three times and then picked Tyler Thigpen off in the waning moments of this laugher. Patrick Chung returned one interception for a touchdown. Brandon Tate returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Kyle Arrington returned a blocked kick for a touchdown.
Did you face the New England Defense/Special Teams? I did. Can you tell how excited I am to tell you about it?
Those who selected Randy Moss in the opening rounds of their drafts this summer were left wondering how in the world the Patriots ripped off 42 points without Moss recording a single reception.
It’s just another crazy day in the land of the NFL. Special teams are once again … special.
As for Brandon Tate running wild … (in my best Groundskeeper Willie voice) “Don’t say I didn’t warn ya.”