Monday, October 13, 2008

That was exciting

I started this game rooting for the Giants. I did that because I am a Browns fan. The best thing that can happen to the Browns is for Romeo to get fired. And even in a blowout over the undefeated Giants, Romeo continued to show why he is not head coach material. 10 dumb mostly presnap penalties is inexcusable. It shows the team was not prepared and that is the head coaches responsibility.

On the other hand, 35-14. Football is a quarterback's game, and no game reflects that more than tonight's. Get ready for a week of talk of the "Eli of old." Pre-winning-streak Eli Manning showed up tonight and tossed 3 interceptions, including one Eric Wright returned 94 yards for a touchdown.

More importantly, I just heard an espn commentator describe Derek Anderson as an incredibly accurate passer. I suppose that is true if you watched only this game, and ignore the spurts of grass passes early. That being said, Anderson had a fantastic game. 18-29, 310 yards, 2 tds, 0 ints. Those numbers were no fluke. He played like a pro bowler. He had time to throw, and he even had some good short throws. I was also impressed by a couple of smart intentionally under-thrown balls. All this was without our best receiver, Kellen Winslow, who remained home, nursing his testicles back to health.

Derek Anderson had the best game of his career tonight. And it comes on the heels of the NFL trading deadline on Tuesday. Now is the time Mr. Savage. Take whatever is offered, before it is too late to get anything.

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