- Your “It’s The Great Debate!” Thursday Night NFL Football Open Thread – October 22, 2020
- Your “Another One?!” Monday Night Football Open Thread – October 19, 2020
- Your “You Can Thank Covid For This Bounty” Monday Early NFL Football Open Thread – October 19, 2020
Man, I’m in heaven-the more football nights the better. For those Hot Takers in the media [whispers out of side of mouth] and a few folks on this site, this doesn’t signal the inevitable early end of the season. There was always going to be an in-season Monday Night doubleheader and there will be more to come. Just as there was always going to be a tilt on Tuesday. The only question I had was, ‘how nimble will the league be when things go sideways?” So they’ve gone sideways now and an adjustment has been made. [shrugs]
-The Chief Medical Officer for the league has stated that ‘a bubble isn’t a good idea right now’ because a guy has to carry water for The Shield. I’ve no doubt that ‘bubbling’ right now is logistically impossible so dude has to say that there are ‘potential behavioral outcomes’ that might manifest themselves if the players had to change their routine. File under: gobbledegook.
-I’ve read fan sites devoted to all the 0-5 teams and it’s funny that the ‘Oh well, we’ll just get Trevor Lawrence now’ crowd has manifested itself. As though it were that easy. The team that gets super-serious about it is going to gut the roster for draft picks as we’ve seen done before. Most likely candidate? I’ll go with Atlanta because they’re already 37 mil. over next year’s projected cap and there’s long term moneys tied up.
-Pump the frickin’ brakes on Dalton-sure he performed well vs. a pathetic Giant D but he’s operating behind a line that has 3 starters gone.
TO THE GAME!
-According to PFF Buffalo has the 4th ranked O in the league and Tennessee is not far behind in 8th. Trouble is, Titans have very little at wr right now aside from A.J. Brown coming back (I’m betting) a little too early from a bone bruise on his knee. Maybe keep an eye out for Kalif Raymond-he’s the go-to wr when the Titans go to 3 tight end sets, he’s hauled in a couple of 40+ yarders when they line up that way.
-Buffalo is sitting Tre’Davious White, their shutdown cb tonight which I think is a lovely bit of strategery-the Titans wr corps being what it is, the back-to-back short weeks and the Chiefs being on offer in week 6, well that’s common sense.
-How much does Tannyhill benefit from playaction/play-faking? When he drops back and passes on those plays he leads the league in yards gained at 11.9 yards. When he doesn’t he’s dead last at 5.4.
Have a good one down below.