Archive for January, 2006

Behind the scenes at NFL Matchup

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Damn, I’m jealous!

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/2006/01/06/ramblings/too-deep-zone/3469/

I’m predicting 21-17, Pats

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Today is going to be such a long day (though the return of Battlestar Galactica tonight will make it go a little faster), as we drag on toward the showdown tomorrow.

Last I checked, the Pats are favored by 7 1/2. If I bet on football, I’d take JAX and the points (which is why I don’t bet — betting against my team would ruin my enjoyment of the game). While the Pats certainly could win by 8 or more, I think it’s more likely to be a three or four point affair — say 21 to 17.

I think JAX will prevent the Pats running game from getting going and they’ll get good pressure on Brady and get quite a few solid hits on him (of course, who hasn’t done that this year? sigh). And I think the Pats will do the same to the Jags. So it’ll come down to the passing game and the performance of the QBs, receivers, and secondaries. The Pats clearly have the QB advantage, but JAX receivers have the advantage over our secondary.

It should be an entertaining game, but it’s gonna be nerve-wracking as hell.

Go Pats!

Is that Tom Harrison or Rodney Brady?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

From Brady’s press conference today:

“I think we’ve probably been disrespected more than any team in the league this year. I think we’ve been given up on by a lot of media people, a lot of fans, our own fans, other people around the league. I think if there’s one team that feels like they’re disrespected, it’s us. I don’t disrespect Jacksonville. It’s [hard] to disrespect a team that’s 12-4. If we were 12-4 it would be different. I think people gave up on us a long time ago.”