A Few Gifts Worth Returning
I woke up this morning with a nice case of indigestion. Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with that second helping of pumpkin pie.
-Vince Young has to be in serious competition for Rookie of the Year. While his stats are certainly not gaudy, he has been the cog for a dismal 0-5 season start to an 8 out of the last 10 turn around. The man simply doesn’t fold under pressure. However, I would have no qualms about Young losing out to Jones-Drew or Colston. Both have made a strong case for why they too deserve the honors. Unlike some analysts, I do not think that it should be given to the player with the most ESPN hype based on what he did in college. (Congratulations to Reggie Bush for having his first 100+ yard rushing game in week 15 by the way) Let's not make the same mistake twice.
-How 'bout them Cowboys? A few weeks ago, the division title looked all but sewed up. This morning, the Cowboys find the words "need help" next to their name. To put the nightmare into perspective, the Cowboys have a 1-game edge over the Tennessee Titans who need to beat New England and have 3 teams lose just to snag the sixth seed in the AFC. Yes, things have quickly gone sour in Dallas...and the NFC for that matter.
-The creature is once again not happy. He says that he alone should be the center of attention in the game plan and more balls should be aired his way. I have heeded the advice to "watch the game film" and I just don't get it. For every good catch he has a drop. He has turned into the second highest paid decoy behind Reggie Bush. Newsflash: No one cares what you did in Philadelphia or San Francisco. It's like me saying "I used to pull some nice tail in high school and college so there is no reason why I can't still do it as an out-of-shape stud pushing 30." It seems inevitable that either Parcells or Owens will be looking for new real estate in the offseason. I can't say that I will shed a tear over this.
-How quickly the media has turned on Tony Romo. It appears that he has lost some Hall of Fame votes with his past 3 performances. I tend to agree with the shift in thinking. There is no doubt that Romo has had an outstanding year. But, being dominated by the Eagles at home is an indicator that a huge spark is needed to make a serious playoff run. Romo simply hasn't been able to keep the fire ignited. Not that his defense is doing him any favors.
This morning is certainly a Maalox moment.