This week the gang discusses: Mike Locker’s future, The QB carousel in Cleveland, Big Ben business rumors, the Bills vs the NFL schedulemakers and Jay Cutler’s future in Chicago. You also get a non-football related rant and of course, your own classic NFL moment of the week.
Hi there again readers, and apologies beforehand for the delay in this week’s version. Before we get into anything else, I need a second to dust off the ‘ol soapbox and go on a bit of a rant….
My laptop for years was a Toshiba Satellite. It had a solid operate, but in the end the combination of serious overheating from constant use (I think I could fry an drive the bottom of that damn laptop when it was firing on all cylinders), years of downloading program after progam and kinky asian cosplay porno caught up to me and it gave me the blue screen of death. The only laptop left after the ‘Beast’ has been slain was the one the missus had. It had it’s tour of duty but it had one particular nasty problem. You shut this down and for whatever reason it didn’t want to restart correctly for sometimes hrs. The screen was pretty much burned out and only works on one quite specific position. That laptops final tour of duty came this particular weekend though as we got a knock on the door and lower and behold a new laptop arrived. Christmas for me came early, and Sweets’ days of seeing me curse, rant and rave at my display are hopefully over….. and then I started it up.
Home windows 8…… seriously…..
Have you been kidding me with the start button fiasco? Why would they eliminate such a key tool? You now need to download an add-on to have a start button. Plus the Metro stuff? Far too sacchrine sweet for me. I avoid need all that flash and sizzle. At this point less is more so very first thing I did was strip my laptop computer of all the bloatware and trialware. Plus baby do they know how to group ’em. The bloatware was the usual cast of characters (Does ANYONE really play Wild Tangent online games? If so, you deserve to be smacked! ) Problem with trying to delete programs became a frustrating game associated with tag with the ‘zany’ way at this point you bring up search or the seizure-inducing desktop computer. So you have to install an add-on (the most trusted program, Startdock’s Start 8, isn’t free but gives you a 30-day free trial, and IMO it’s a winner with a affordable tag of $4. 99) for this function back. Getting this program also gives you back search in the start menu, which is great since the new search SUCKS SWEATY MONKEY BALLS.
The new App system is just another maze associated with useless crap you need to sift through. Therefore now I had to grind through removing apps I know I will never touch or need. Windows 8 really dropped the ball in my guide. I am not a fan and don’t like that I need to find add-ons just to get exactly what used to be basic functions back. I can understand wanting to doll things up however they got too cute with seeking to revamp the functionality. Now it’s over-thought and quirky. So after almost a week of getting everything setup, We are finally up to speed 100%. Lesson of the rant? People, save yourselves several major hassles and give this Begin 8 program a try. It’s going to make that learning curve to Home windows 8 much less painful. I’m in no way a paid sponsor (not like it matters on this site!:: rimshot:: ) but one key missing feature produced Windows a huge pain in the butt.
Well with this non-football related rant out of the way, why don’t we move on to what you came here for? 7 days 10 has come and gone, 7 days 11 is upon us and we have our resident experts RichLikeWh0a and Omen back on board for that latest installment of NFL Truth or Fiction!
one After suffering a season-ending Lisfranc injury, Jake Locker is done within Tennessee. He can’t be counted onto stay healthy and his $15M cap hit for next year means he’s played his last down with the Titans. There is no way the Titans can justify spending that much on a participant this brittle.
RichLikeWhoa: Fiction – Locker is an sufficient NFL quarterback. Yeah, he could be a little on the brittle side, but injuries are so circumstantial that I in no way truly buy into the injury susceptible tags. Simply put, shit happens. Quarterbacks are hard to come by in this league… several teams have been searching for a business quarterback for years and years still. Obviously, some franchises get lucky (I’m looking at you Colts), but that’s the exception and not at all the norm. The Titans should and will maintain Locker, even if it’s because there isn’t a better option available.
Omen: Fiction – He will either have to take a spend cut to remain in Tennessee or even he will find himself in the market for new team. I believe next year’s write is well stocked with QB’s. But do the Titans really want start all over with finding a franchise quarterback.
2 . Brandon Weeden, Brent Hoyer, back to Weeden and now Jason Campbell. The game of musical chairs within Cleveland seems to have finally ended with Campbell playing well under middle. The Browns would be a first place team right now if they would have made the right choice and made Jason Campbell the starter from Week One.
RichLikeWhoa: Fiction – While Jason Campbell is playing nicely, I can’t honestly put them in initial. Maybe, maybe not. I do think the team would have been better off but Campbell likely still would have struggled without Gordon in the first few online games of the season. Not only that, but I believe the Browns offense as a whole offers improved as the season went on, not merely QB play. Campbell is playing well but I don’t wish to give him too much credit—-yet.
Omen: Fiction – I don’t think the Browns starting Campbell since the season began would have catapulted them to the top. These people seem to have more issues than just that to start at QB.
3. High is smoke there is fire. A week ago a report came out that the Ben Roethlisberger wants out of Pittsburgh. Rumor experienced it he’s fed up with Todd Haley and is tired of the Steelers falling apart around him. Of course everyone went into denial mode when approached by the media, but we’ve heard denials before that proved otherwise (Hello Nick Saban! ). At the end of the day Huge Ben will find himself in Az, who will focus on shoring up that will line around their new business QB who will be playing pitch and catch with Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and his buddy Bruce Arians.
RichLikeWhoa: Fiction – This is one of those stories that will instantly infuriate me. Ben Roethlisberger isn’t leaving the Steelers. Probably he’s had irrational thoughts associated with wanting to be traded while upset, and who could blame him? He has a high school offensive series in front of him. That’s not going to make any kind of quarterback smile. But I do not see how anybody could truly believe Ben could be traded. Besides, Bill wouldn’t lie to the media. What part of his character history would certainly ever lead somebody to believe however ever do anything like lie to the media???
Omen: Fiction – I think they’d axe Haley just before Big Ben. Why would Pittsburgh let the QB who has led to two Super Bowls over a coach who has only been there for a couple of many years. If he were to leave I don’t think it will be Arizona but I really could see him in Cleveland.
4. The Bills have been a target to injuries and inconsistent perform, but COO Russ Brandon thinks the NFL schedule has been their worst enemy. They lead the league in games where there opponents are coming off extra relaxation after a bye or long week after a Thursday night game. The Bills have a legit gripe with all the NFL schedule makers.
RichLikeWhoa: Fact — Look, I realize a lot of people are telling them to enthusiast up and quit being whiney bitches. To an extent, they should, because the reality is this is what they face right now and energy spent bitching is usually energy wasted. That said, it’s an absolutely legitimate gripe when everybody offers way more time to study and get ready for you. This is a competitive disadvantage that you can tolerate a couple times a period, it’s inevitable. When you face this as much as the Bills are this year, it’s simply unacceptable. And the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE does need to watch that more carefully.
Omen: Fact — But Expenses need to grow a pair and tough it out. This happens to a team every year and you don’t see all of them running to the league and crying about it. Nut up and perform your games just as every other team has done before this year. It’s football at highest level not rose bush league pee wee.
5. The Bears should stop kidding themselves and stick with Josh McCown the rest of the method and cut their losses with Jay Cutler this offseason. Cutler hasn’t been consistent enough in Chi town to earn his spot as the franchise QB.
RichLikeWhoa: Fiction — Cutler warrants to stay in Chicago. I don’t know if every Bears fan will agrees to me, but he hasn’t been provided the fairest of shakes. Terrible offensive line after horrid unpleasant line, a few changes of criminal offense if I’m not mistaken.. The writer Cutler isn’t an elite quarterback, but he’s certainly above average (and better than Alex Smith, by the way). Much like I said about Locker above, you can’t afford to let go of a guy who is good enough. QBs are too few in number (unless Bradford becomes available, but I digress).
Omen: Fiction – Cutler is the best option for the Bears. I say let McCown play System.Drawing.Bitmap season especially if Cutler can’t move but McCown is a back up to get a reason. If they really don’t want Cutler back then McCown will a stop Space for the new Franchise QB.
Thanks to @ markaz , we have a bonus query for the dynamic duo this week. Therefore take it away mark:
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Montana to Grain is arguably the greatest Quarterback/Receiver mixture in the history of the NFL. Each are Hall of Famers mainly because of their bodies of work while together in San Francisco. At the same time, since individual players their greatness ongoing when Montana went to KC and Rice went to Oakland. Moving the clock forward to present day NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, to succeed statistically and put up Corridor of Fame-type numbers, Matthew Stafford is far more dependent on Calvin Manley than Calvin Johnson is dependent upon Stafford to put up the numbers.
RichLikeWhoa: Truth – Stafford can’t do much of anything without Calvin Johnson–right now. Stafford does not have a legitimate receiving corp and the just receiver he can really rely on WILL BE Calvin. If you give Stafford two more quality receivers, I’m not too sure Stafford would need to lean on Calvin as much. That being said, Calvin Johnson might have about anybody throwing to him, and he’s going to get his. This is a simple fact.
Omen: Truth – Calvin Johnson doesn’t need Matt Stafford as his QB. This is not a equal relationship. Calvin could alter teams and produce at the same degree or even better numbers with a better QB at the helm. If Calvin remaining the Lions Matt would not be the exact same. He’s not a bad QB, just not as good without Megatron.
Well, the people agreed on all their answers this week, 6 for 6! Thank you to markaz for submitting abonus question for that guys this week!
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