First, quick recap: Skip Bayless said (apparently three weeks ago) that Case Keenum should start for the Texans because he takes the physical-face ugliness of Houston’s three quarterbacks to an uber-douche-looking level. (Seriously, you guys, I think TJ Yates has a family locked in his basement. And just try telling me Schaub doesn’t look like Karl Childers. “Some folks call it an interception. I call it a touchdown.”)
Okay, just joshin’. Maybe Skip’s actual reasoning was a little more nuanced than that. Continue reading
Houston is really down right now.
It began the season winning its first two games in overtime and thanks to a Philip Rivers pick-six.
But since then…well, I’m pretty sure Rivers passed his black, hilariously awful magic to Schaub. Continue reading
Josh Freeman is going to start at quarterback this weekend if he learns the Vikings playbook in time, according to a story from NFL.com. (Update: Freeman has learned the playbook in time.)
Freeman has thrown 42 interceptions and fumbled 14 times in his last 34 games, laying the groundwork for his CV to match Minnesota.
But what happens if Freeman, who’s only a little less accurate than Blaine Gabbert and every other quarterback in the NFL, can’t start? Why, Christian Ponder will, of course.
Matt Flynn has in two years gone from Green Bay, where he holds the single-game passing yardage record; to Seattle, where Russell Wilson beat him out for a job; to Oakland, where Terrelle Pryor did the same; and now to Buffalo, which has tried and failed with eight predecessors this year. Continue reading
Justin Blackmon had a pretty big day this weekend.
You might have missed it if you weren’t tuned into the game that pitted the fourth-best team (in terms of points differential) of the 21st century through five weeks against the worst.
But it wasn’t just big: Blackmon caught 14 passes and was targeted 20 times. He finished with 190 yards but didn’t score a touchdown because, well, he still plays for Jacksonville. And even on its best day — and make no mistake, Sunday’s 35-19 loss to Denver was Jacksonville’s best day this season — the Jaguars managed just one offensive touchdown.
So let’s put Blackmon’s numbers into context: Continue reading