All Entries in the "NFC South" Category

According to the Journal Gazette and Times-Courier, Eastern Illinois offensive tackle Chris Campbell represents the school's best chance to have a...

So here we are. It’s deep into football season, and I’m so disappointed by how my team is playing that I find myself loath to read any articles on JSOnline.  Lucky for me, I have 31 other teams to write about, right? Three weeks ago, I took a borderline-premature look at the state of the NFC.  Around that time, the prognosticators were beginning to set postseason plans, Giants fans were booking hotel rooms in Miami, and it seemed like a race to the bottom between Tampa Bay and St. Louis.  So, what’s changed?

Welcome to Opposition Research, where I’ll be taking a look at the next Packers opponent, the thoroughly winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  I'll admit that I’m actually looking forward to games against teams with winning records.  See, I like to add some snark, and I feel bad picking on teams that lose to the Redskins.  But, someone has to do it.  Let’s take a look at the team against whom the Packers can take out all their post-Vikings rage.

After 6 weeks, patterns are beginning to form in the NFC about which teams can expect to compete into next year, and which teams will be out of the race before December.  Of the two undefeated teams, the Saints have a 99-point advantage over their opponents, and, if they can make it past the Dolphins and Falcons, they’ll have a nice three-game cushion (Carolina, St. Louis, and Tampa Bay) before hosting Tom Brady and his 5-TDs-in-the-2nd-quarter.  Sean Payton took $250,000 off his own salary to bring Gregg Williams to New Orleans, and now the Saints defense is scary good (thanks in large part to ex-Packer and – thank goodness – ex-Viking Darren Sharper).  I know he’s not his brother, but if you can hold Eli to a 61.0 passer rating and hold the Giants tandem of Jacobs and Bradshaw to 81 yards total, you’re doing something right.

How else to explain the ridiculous contract the Panthers just handed over to Jake Delhomme?

Enjoy the Super Bowl run for what it was Cardinal fans: a brief respite on a continuing journey of ineptitude.

Cutler has not shown the ability to manage a game and as funny as it seems that you would decry a guy who is a prototypical guy at the position physically for not being a "game manager", it's exactly that deficiency in his game that is keeping him from becoming a great quarterback.

The fans may not like it, but new GM George Kokinis is starting in the right direction...