Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly IV


















"'bout time the rest of you clowns decided to be Manly Men of Manliness."

The Good: I'm still not 100% sure, but I believe I witnessed an actual commitment to the run, forty whole carries worth. Yes, I'm most assuredly a pass-sets-up-the-run guy -- don't listen to anything Merril Hoge ever says -- but if your passing game is in disarray, as ours still is -- though DA looked a little less shaky in the fourth quarter -- you've got to legitimately pound the proverbial rock down the metaphorical throat. And for the third straight game, the defense turned in a solid performance. Yeah, yeah, Carson Palmer didn't play; precisely why you should win. Allowing barely 200 yards of offense, less than 4.0 yards/play and forcing five turnovers? Not too shabby.

The Bad: the passing game remains as creaky and out-of-whack as McFossil and what's with all the offsides calls? The line of scrimmage doesn't move in and out of our space-time continuum. Sheesh.

The Ugly: it was quite unattractive that we were down 6-3 at the half to a Ryan Fitzpatrick-led team, and we only managed 261 yards of total offense, but hey, it's a fucking win. I'll take whatever I can get. Braylon Edwards, for not dropping a touchdown pass, you get a cookie.

Up next: thankfully, a week off, especially with the defending champs here on the 13th; a whole bushel of improvements would probably be a good thing. Try and incorporate some more plays for Jerome Harrison, for starters. And, oh, maybe fix the fucking passing game.

16 comments:

Übermilf said...

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.

American Hill BIlly said...

Football, time of the parking lot hot dog, burger roasts, and lots of beer! How can anyone not like it.



United In Peace And Freedom

pissed off patricia said...

Can you see that big dark cloud hanging over me today? Alas, my Cowboys. Need I say more?

Border Explorer said...

Enjoy your week off, Randal. On another subject, I've got something for you over at my place. (Not that you need any bling from me!)

Dean Wormer said...

Perhaps the Browns should've picked up Favre...

Six touchdowns. Sheesh.

Mary Ellen said...

How 'bout them Bears, eh? That's all I've got...we won, I'm happy, sort of.

DivaJood said...

Bears are two and two - I thought they were still in Pre-Season, which says a lot about how little I know about Football.

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Utah Savage said...

Sports. Bletch. Fiddling while Rome burns? Now that's sport!

MRMacrum said...

Winning ugly is still a win. It's a whole lot better than losing ugly like my Pats did last week. I wonder how many Pats had to visit the proctologist after Bill had a full week to put his foot up their butts?

Beach Bum said...

At least my Panthers won. But it was only Atlanta.

Distributorcap said...

you got me to comment on a sports post

Spartacus said...

Sounds like 1-4 come 10/13... no?

Randal Graves said...

übermilf, that's loser talk, dammit.

AHB, communists, that's who!

POP, that made the day extra sweeter. Thanks for abandoning the run so early!

BE, is it my very own bailout plan?

dean, I expected a sort of high-scoring game, but that was insane.

ME, they could be 4-0. I'm telling ya, they could sneak in, especially if the injury to Rodgers lingers.

diva, that hurts my feelings.

utah, are you saying we should have a fiddle contest?

mrmacrum, I'm wondering if the Pats are going to replicate the Redskins of the early 90s, aging too quickly. 14-2 champ to 9-7 wild card to 4-12. Their defense was horrible against Miami.

BB, hey, 3-1 and a win is a win. Perhaps the Moxie® is back.

dcap, then my work here is done.

spartacus, I'd love to disagree, but probably. Dammit.

dguzman said...

Eff you, Randal--my 'Boys lost. And to the fucking Redskins.

I hang my head and cry.

Randal Graves said...

As the young people often say, HEE HEE!