Sunday, September 27, 2015

Week Three

This is your weekly NFL open thread. I have to confess that I'm a little disappointed that Philip Rivers broke Dan Fouts's San Diego record last week; I know the game has changed, but when I think Chargers, I still think first of Air Coryell and Fouts.



Blogger Dave September 27, 2015 1:52 PM  

It's a different game. I'd like to see Coryell & Fouts in today's NFL.

Sproles for 89 yd punt return. Amazing

Blogger Dave September 27, 2015 1:59 PM  

I heard Fouts do a radio interview the other day. They asked him why so much is expected so soon from young QB's. Fouts said his 1st year he was paid 23k; teams could afford to let QB's mature.

OpenID b1bae96e-6447-11e3-b6bb-000f20980440 September 27, 2015 2:20 PM  

Not for nothing but $23,000 in 1973 is the equivalent of $123,000 today. Which is about what a practice squad player makes and only 1/4th what it costs to keep a QB making the rookie min on the 53.

Meanwhile the NFL's 13 billion in revenue would be roughly 2.5 billion back then, and it wasn't making that much.


Going to be ugly for my Bears today. I guess in a bittersweet moment I am at my in-laws and they are far enough outside of the city that they don't get CBS which the game is being broadcast on for some reason.

Will Best

Blogger Dave September 27, 2015 3:04 PM  

So Fouts would've made the minimum 435k this year and with the performance pool payout probably doubled that. So in '73 $ he would made 8x what he was paid.

Of course that's the minimum. Jameis Winston received a $16.7M signing bonus.

Blogger WATYF #0222 September 27, 2015 3:11 PM  

And Roethlisberger is DOWN!


Blogger BassmanCO September 27, 2015 3:17 PM  

Vox, have you seen the day Peterson is having?

Blogger BassmanCO September 27, 2015 3:17 PM  

Vox, have you seen the day Peterson is having?

Blogger Anthony September 27, 2015 3:26 PM  

The important questions: Who is the better Christian. (Football related.)

Blogger Dave September 27, 2015 3:28 PM  

And Roethlisberger is DOWN!

Vick is back once again

Blogger Guitar Man September 27, 2015 3:54 PM  

Pats are having a nice touchdown clinic today.

Blogger bearspaw September 27, 2015 4:05 PM  

I still think of John Hadl and Lance Alworth.

Blogger Daniel September 27, 2015 4:10 PM  

Greenway scores one of those 14 pt. TDs. Yes!

Blogger VD September 27, 2015 4:24 PM  

Vox, have you seen the day Peterson is having?

Oh yes. He is most definitely back. That second TD run was vintage AD. And I loved the Greenway Convoy. In fact, that wasn't a convoy, it was an armada.

Blogger John Cunningham September 27, 2015 4:36 PM  

VFM #424 here. My Bengals overcame adversity for once, and plucked the feathers off the Ballmer avians. go AJ Green!! my beloved Pack is gonna roll tomorrow nite I hope. one must note that Marvin Lewis is a total dolt in time management.

Blogger YIH September 27, 2015 4:41 PM  

I said before the season that even if Brady was suspended the Jags would be roadkill. Now it's like looking at an armadillo that got in the way of an 18-wheeler.
Props to the Vikes, it looks like All Day wasn't affected by missing (another) season. Bridgewater is at least good enough to keep the defense honest, if they stack up against the run it's possible for him to move the ball.
Last week it sucked to be a Cowboy fan, the week, the Steelers. Both are going to out until Thankgiving... At least.
Running joke: The Colts Luck has run out, it shouldn't have been that close.
And of course, Deadskins fans are wanting RGIII back just to reduce the turnovers.

Blogger YIH September 27, 2015 4:46 PM  

@8 Anthony:
Now that was funny. Unlike the Bears.

Blogger BlogDog September 27, 2015 4:51 PM  

At least the Redskins can't lose today. Heh heh heh!

OpenID Jack Amok September 27, 2015 4:56 PM  

And Roethlisberger is DOWN!

Great. My FF receivers are Terrance Williams and Antonio Brown.

Blogger YIH September 27, 2015 5:54 PM  

How bad are the Bears?
This bad.

Blogger Cail Corishev September 27, 2015 6:09 PM  

"I'm Tony Romo." "And I'm Tony Phil Sandifer Romo."

Wait, that was probably just in my head.

OpenID Jack Amok September 27, 2015 6:39 PM  

How bad are the Bears?
This bad.

It was an excellent write up (especially considering the game is still being played), but shouldn't the Sports section of a website called Business Insider be about collective bargaining with the player's union, stadium vendor contracts, merchandising, etc?

Blogger YIH September 27, 2015 6:45 PM  

Jack Amok:
The Seahawks have covered. It would not surprise me that it stays that way.

Blogger YIH September 27, 2015 6:56 PM  

I am surprised however, I expected more out of the Dolphins this year. The had a good defense, and I thought it would be improved by a nasty DL.
I was wrong.
The Bills have been a pleasant surprise.
I openly hope SB 50 will be Bills vs. Vikings.
''It can't end tied!!!''

Blogger Daniel September 27, 2015 7:02 PM  

Seattle is complete crap...and they are beating the bears 26 to 0 and it isn't that close.

Seriously: they look like the creamsickle era Bucs.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein September 27, 2015 7:03 PM  

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Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein September 27, 2015 7:11 PM  

The Raiders have a winning record!

Somewhere Al Davis is smiling...

OpenID Jack Amok September 27, 2015 7:29 PM  

The Seattle O-Line is a work in progress, and the progress bar seems to be stalled.

Agree about Miami, I thought they would be a lot better than this.

Blogger Floyd Looney September 27, 2015 7:39 PM  

The Cowboys found out what happens when they have no top tier QB, RB or WR and their back-ups are basically undeveloped.

Blogger YIH September 27, 2015 8:10 PM  

@27 Jack Amok:
Agree about Miami, I thought they would be a lot better than this.
The Dolphins had a pretty damn good defense last year. I thought getting Ndamukong Suh would help. I was wrong.

Blogger ray September 27, 2015 9:06 PM  

The Cardinals looked strong and organized, playing within their limits. Kap threw repeated amateurish picks off his back foot, just giveaways. Summarizes the general suckage.

But it would still have been a game w/o the officiating during the part I watched, first half. Apparently the League failed to inform the refs that, during their hours inside the stadium, they are no longer a part of the home team.

Blogger John Galt September 28, 2015 12:56 AM

Blogger Patrikbc September 28, 2015 7:25 AM  

The Giants may have a shot at the NFC east if they can get their defense healthy again. Odell's Beckham he. Is one of the most entertaining players to watch today.

Blogger JohnR219 September 28, 2015 10:20 AM  

@28: The Cowboys offense played fine, 347 total yards, 4 touchdowns, two 80-yard drives and one 77-yard drive. Weeden was 22-26 w/1 pick, Randle had 87 yards and 3 TDs, and Dunbar had 100 yards receiving.

The problem was the defense...they gave up 39 points.

OpenID vilefacelessminion September 28, 2015 10:21 AM  

Texans finally won a game, but it was still ugly as anything. It's kind of hard to have an offense when you have neither a quarterback nor a running back. They should give Tampa Bay's kicker a game ball.

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