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Thoughts As Of Week 7

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The Bears are tied for 1st place...I know there have been years with worse divisions, but this team has no business being 4-3. It feels weird NOT to cheer for them, NOT to pull for them, I guess I just don't want to get disappointed. Also, rarely do I find teams that, the entire offseason has an obvious need, in preseason the need is still not addressed, and with a solid O-Line, I think the Bears COULD be a 10 or 11 win team. I feel bad for the O-Lineman too, to an extent. Olin can't do everything, Williams has been moved around more than a dish at an Italian Family Dinner, and, well, the other guys are either young and still learning, or just pure inept.

I'm not sure what I am happy about this year. Usually, I'd be excited about something at this point. I'm happy the Jets are winning, happy the Pats are winning (got a little excited that the old Brady showed up against the Ravens Week 6 as far as the trash talking goes)...also very happy my Steelers prediction (12-4) is still somehow alive. I think so far, for me, it has to be not only Bradford, but the Rams in general. That's been a pleasant surprise to me. I don't watch much college football outside of the Big 10, so I had very little rooting interest for Oklahoma, or any player associated with them recently, but it's nice to see someone not only learn on the job, but seem to want to win and have a chance to win at the same time, no matter what the quality of their opponent is on a week to week basis.

I wish Peyton Hillis would stop fumbling the football...maybe then he can become the next Mike Alstott. MAYBE.

I love that NOW Helmet-to-helmet hits are being addressed. I'm not saying they should or shouldn't be, I'm just saying I hate that not just the NFL, but most companies, businesses, associations, leagues, etc over-react like Andy Bernard losing a cell phone...maybe you're in the ceiling, Mr. Goodell.

Has home field advantage gone away? Maybe not so much in the records, but it seems the crowds haven't been into it as much yet. Maybe it's just me, maybe it's because it's still early on in the year, or maybe I just haven't been watching the right games...hopefully it doesn't turn into a TB Rays game still by week 14.

How did Oakland score 59 points yesterday? SERIOUSLY!?!

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  1. iwatt's Avatar
    Also, rarely do I find teams that, the entire offseason has an obvious need, in preseason the need is still not addressed, and with a solid O-Line, I think the Bears COULD be a 10 or 11 win team.
    With a mediocre OL we would be an 10 win team. With a decent O-line we would be a 12 win team.

    Good things:
    - Bears Defense up to snuff (I'm at least exited for half the time of possession)
    - Pats going back to old school (getting stops in the 4th Quarter and finishing games).
    - The Chiefs getting things right (young team ---> run the ball and play balls out defense)
    - The Steelers back to powerhouse status. (Scoring defense is way more important than yardage defense).
    - Too many injuries* (Hopefully enough evidence will mount to stop the 18 game season)

    Bad things:
    - Bears OL and play calling.
    - Brett coming back for his worst ever season. Learn to retire on top. Sad thing to see a legend playing this way.
    - Too many injuries* (we don't see the football we should see do to key injuries)
  2. DannyMilk's Avatar
    Polomalu is the most underrated player in the league I think...and yeah, the Chiefs should get credit, and Pioli and Haley should be praised, but I literally have heard NOTHING about Weis and Crennell!
  3. iwatt's Avatar
    Weis still is running those mad scientist plays.
    Crennel is best suited as an OC, that's the truth.
  4. Andy Freeland's Avatar
    The Chiefs getting things right (young team ---> run the ball and play balls out defense)
    I'm trying not to get too excited about the Chiefs. It's always fun to see a team that's been down for a while make a run, especially one with such a strong fan base. But this is year one of their return to pro football, they are young and inexperienced and, in my opinion, don't have what it takes (a top QB) to make it deep into the playoffs.
  5. DannyMilk's Avatar
    oh, no, not deep into the playoffs...I think they could be an upset pick if they play in the 1st round wild card game against say a Baltimore or possibly Miami team...I think they are legit though, I like their intangibles, and they do play solid football. I do agree with Cassell, I think he's in the middle of the pack, but if he keeps winning, who knows what that could do to build his confidence.