So I finally caught some pre-season action between the Giants & Bills and Bucs @ Jax today/night and already, I have some thoughts about this upcoming season.
- What they are doing regarding what is and isn't a catch these days is a travesty. I watched a Bill catch a touchdown pass in the endzone, rumble, bumble, stumble a few steps with a Giant draped all over him tackling him and the ball and after he rolled out of the back of the end zone, the ball finally came lose. I'm sorry, not calling that a catch is just bullshit. 1 - he caught the damn thing and made like 18 football moves and still had it by the time he landed out and it popping out AFTER completing the out of bounds roll should not nullify the fact that he CAUGHT THE BALL IN THE ENDZONE to begin with! Oh, you can dangle the tip of the football across the goal line 'plane' and that's a fucking score, but actually catching it in the end zone with someone draped all over you trying to knock it out or take it BUT CAN'T until both are out of bounds isn't somehow now in this getting pussified by the minute league.
- The penalties they are calling for 'late' hits or 'above the neck' are atrocious and completely undo the spirit of the damn game to begin with. Why go full contact at all at this rate? Just take off the pads & helmets and play 2-hand touch or fucking pansy-ass flag football already and just sign the death knell of this sport... geez
- Both my Bucs and Cowboys are going deep into the playoffs this year. Watch. Hell, they may well end up duking it out in the Divisional or Championship rounds if they play up to their talent and capabilities. Already liking the new Coach and Winston is ready to light the league up. Evans has to get his head and hands into the game 100% tho and help VJ and the TE's get open. Both teams are ready to rock 'n roll on O, but really need their D's to hold up, especially early, and make plays. QB pressure and lots of ball in air contention...
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!
Oh, and what about the CP fantasy league this year? Anyone running one?