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The NFL Returns

Football is back!!!

And life is... full of joys and pain, ups and downs.

My beloved Jets played the despised Cowboys in the season's first Sunday night game, and played... ah... not nearly as well as I would have hoped. Though there were high points. Revis, of course. Plaxico Burress looked pretty good for a guy who has been in prison the past two years. Dustin Keller was great, as always, and LaDamian Tomlinson had a few good moments. Even so, the Cowboys came to play, their Rob Ryan D was much tougher than I had expected, and Dallas looked to have the game wrapped up early in the fourth quarter.

Fortunately, their QB is still Tony Romo. Who played really well for most of the game, as he often does, only to commit some truly horrendous mistakes at the worst possible times, as he often does. Thereby losing the game. Which is what happened tonight, giving the Jets a great if improbable victory. I really do need to buy a cardiac defibrillator in Jets green; I swear, this team is going to kill me one of these nights.

Revis deserves a lot of credit for the Jets win. So does Mike Westoff, Joe McKnight, and the Trufant kid who ran in the blocked punt for a TD. Oh, and Jim Leonhard, who ran down what would have been the Cowboys' game-clinching TD and knocked the runner out of bounds inside the five, setting up the crucial Romo fumble that started the tide to turning.

But mostly of the credit goes to Romo.

As for the Giants... sigh... the less said, the better. They got embarrassed by the Redskins and Rex Grossman, f'r chrissakes. How humiliatin'. It could be a long season for Big Blue.

But hey... football is back!!



Sep. 12th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
That was painful. I fully expected a loss. Dallas is rebuilding the offensive line and are learning Rob Ryan's defense on the fly. Before the game, had you told me they would have loss 27-24 I would have been content that they stuck with the Jets. But to dominate and then fall apart? sigh.

People are dog-piling on Tony Romo and rightfully so. That pick was horrid. But the calls for them to get rid of him are ridiculous. Unless they can make a trade for Brady, Brees, Peyton, Rivers, Rodgers, Roethlisberger, or Vick they can't do better than Romo.
Sep. 12th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Ugh
Yeah Romo has his faults but the fact of the matter is that there are only a handfull of teams that would take the quarterback they have over him. He just needs to get that Favre-idis out of his system in a big way.


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