Ten Thoughts from Week 2 of the NFL

  1. I have finally become a believer in the Madden Curse.
  2. All those people who have been saying for the last fifteen years that Andy Reid is an awful clock manager are correct.
  3. If any Raiders fans can see light at the end of the tunnel, it is most likely a locomotive.
  4. The Broncos offense failing to score a point in the second half and their defense repeatedly jumping offside late in the game may look like foreshadowing come playoff time.
  5. The Washington Redskins look like they will be the first team in history with a 4 year long quarterback controversy.
  6. Neither the Packers nor the Saints remotely resemble Super Bowl contenders.
  7. Having a fourth down, game tying touchdown negated by an assistant coach calling a last second time out could only happen to the New York Jets. It’s impossible to imagine something like that happening with New England.
  8. The 49ers looked rattled against the Bears. If they lose to the Cardinals next week they could be in trouble.
  9. I loved the way Phillip Rivers went after Richard Sherman and shut him up. Really put an exclamation point on an impressive victory.
  10. The ugliest loss of the week by far belonged to the Bucs. Lovie Smith is off to a rough start in Tampa.