Sunday, September 27, 2009

Week 3: Lions 19, Redskins 14 - Knee Jerk Reactions

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.


  1. Not to mention that after my post saying Rogers is great, and Smoot great against the run, Smoot whiffs on a huge tackle on that Stafford run, and Rogers gets burnt by Johnson on the TD....and not Calvin Johnson....

  2. Guys, the skins are like a delinquent child that keeps running away from home to do heroin and worship satan for weeks at time. In your heart you want him to get better and make something of himself, but c'mon. He is totally fucked. To the core.

    On the other hand you have this other kid you adopted from Russia who is super great. He is basically Doogie Howser on roids. He is going somewhere in life, and it's going to be fun as hell to watch what happens.

    So, cut the loser kid loose already and be happy that you have one kid who's gonna do something special.

    3 days, bitches.

  3. Bushwood wins Comment of the Year.


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