Football season is under way! The hair pulling, TV-screaming, remote control throwing and furious cigarette smoking has returned in full force. Before I let rationality cloud my judgment, here are my knee-jerk reactions from the third game of the season:
-First, it's multi-billion dollar auto industry bailouts. Now, it's your first win in 21 months. Detroit, on behalf of Washington, enjoy your gifts.
-This is the kind of loss the doctor ordered. This is also the kind of loss that I hope springs 13 more losses in a row, a 1-15 season, causes Snyder to fire Cerrato as GM and retain him only as Owner's Head Shoe Polisher, because that's a skill you just can't teach. Once Vinny is relegated to his proper role, maybe Snyder will bring in someone competent who can properly build a football team. And by "maybe Snyder will bring in someone competent" I mean "maybe Snyder will cryogenically freeze himself only to be awoken when the 'Skins find success." Because Lord knows it's not happening under his watch.
-I can't wait to see who Zorn blames during the post-game presser. The O-line for lack of execution? All the players for not staying medium? The refs? My money is on all of the above.
-Colt McCoy or Sam Bradford? Let the debate begin!
-Who are the impending 33 years-old-and-up offensive linemen free agents? Snyder is all but guaranteed to give one of them a record deal, and likely to make at least 3 free agent O-linemen the highest paid players at their respective positions this offseason.
-Orakpo lines up at end, gets sack. Orakpo plays linebacker, does nothing. It's not rocket science.
-The Lions stormed down the field in multiple 95-yard drives. THE DETROIT LIONS. Our only hope this season, that the D might carry the 'Skins, was killed after that first 99-yard TD drive. The fact that there was another leaves no room for doubt here.
-The Caps season begins Thursday night vs. Boston, 7 PM. And not a day too soon.