NFL Studs n’ Duds Tuesday, Oct 4 2011 

STUDS OF THE WEEK:

 

Calvin Johnson:

The Lions wide receiver has been nothing short of spectacular this season. Helping the team come back from a 20+ point deficit and beat the Cowboys on their home turf. What was impressive was the touchdown he managed to steal being covered by 1…no….2….no 3, re-read that 3!!!!! DEFENDERS!!!!!!! He also tied an NFL record for four straight games with two touchdowns.

-The Lions remain perfect at 4-0 tied with the Green Bay Packers.

 Baltimore Ravens Defense:

It was defensive blow after defensive blow Sunday night against the Jets. The Ravens D won the game. Both offensive sides were sloppy and inconsistent. The Ravens D managed scored 3 touchdowns to propel over the Jets. This has been the most defensive scores in franchise history. I am sure every one of these touchdowns made Rex Ryan grind his teeth.

Eli Manning:

 Ok well although he had a fumble that lead to an Arizona touchdown and although it took him time to really get comfortable for three quarters of the game, Eli was gold the fourth quarter. He led the team to a come from behind victory, threw for 321 yards and 2 touchdowns to beat Arizona 31-27.

-Really have to give it to the Giants, after they have been plagued with injuries before and during the season they have managed to go 3-1 and tie for the division lead with Washington. Who’d a thunk it!?!?

DUDS OF THE WEEK:

 

Mark Sanchez:

 …..Is it just me or is he terrible 99.9% of the time….

After Sunday’s loss against the Ravens, I realized how lucky the Jets are that they have a strong and competitive defense. Sanchez is a hot mess. This team reminds me of the 2007 Chicago Bears led by Rex Grossman…..yea right….more like Brian Urlacher and the Bears defense. Same applies here. If the defense isn’t winning the game for Sanchez, he certainly isn’t doing it himself. He turned the ball over FIVE times! As mentioned earlier, the Baltimore D racked up all the points to win this game….see why!?! His quarterback rating after the game was an abomination! WAKE UP! Have you seen who your wide receivers are lately!? Santonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress, LT, Dustin Keller for crying out loud, this guy has the whole friggin cake and can’t add the frosting!

 

 Tony Romo:

 He is really starting to scare me a bit. I don’t know if he swallows the red or blue pill before the games.  He is the epitome of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He is the Cybil of our time. I don’t understand how you blow a 20+ point lead….well I guess it’s just this simple……three interceptions and two returned for touchdowns. It was a huge momentum change for what looked to be a dissembled Lions team.

 

 Marion Barber:

 Listen, if you’re going to celebrate, try not to make an ass out of yourself (although it was pretty funny to watch). That is all.

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NFL STUDS n’ DUDS Saturday, Oct 1 2011 

STUDS OF THE WEEK:

Darren McFadden:

McFadden has a total of 393 rushing yards the first 3 games of the season. Sunday against the Jets he rushed for 171 yards and 2TDs. A force to be reckon with on the football field….flat out unstoppable.

Wes Welker:

Welker set a new franchise single game record with 16 catches 217 yards and 2TDs in Sunday’s loss against the Bills. Welker currently leads the NFL in yards and catches. Brady is hot right now and seems to be focusing a lot of his tosses to Welker. Guess Ocho-stinko really isn’t working out that well…huh?

 

Jermichael Finley:

        Finley showed us why he is so important to the Packers when healthy. Sunday against the Bears, he had 7 catches for 85 yards and 3TDs. Finley hasn’t played a full season in the NFL yet. Hopefully he will be able to do so this year. If that is the case, I would have to say the Packers have a good chance to repeat as Super Bowl champs.

DUDS OF THE WEEK:

Phil Costa:

        The Cowboys center made life for the ailing Tony Romo even more difficult. He had one of the most terrible performances I have seen. He basically made up his own snap count. Half the time Romo wasn’t ready for the ball! Lucky for Costa he got a pep talk from the veteran Audre Gurode. If he doesn’t shape up this week for the Lions, he better not step foot on the field the rest of the season! I have spoken!

Michael Vick:

…..Michael you are a quarterback in the NFL…..I hate to break it to you but your gonna get hit. A LOT! Especially when you are up against a divisional rival. I can’t believe he had the nerve to call out the refs for not pulling flags for clean plays. Ok, maybe one was questionable but still, get it together and do your job! He has since apologized for the comments made.

Antonio Cromartie:

Frustrated during the Raiders game and was clearly being targeted by the refs. The worst move was the mishandling of the ball after a kickoff in the 3rd quarter…..you should have attempted soccer with Ocho-stinko if you wanted to kick around a ball, jackass. He left the game later in the 4th quarter with a bruised rib.

Studs n’ Duds Saturday, Sep 10 2011 

Duds

1.) St.Mary’s

~ranked 23rd in the nation

~lost to one of the worst teams in basketball San Diego

~terrible conference lost

~3 point shooting on their part was a joke, like the crowd said “OVERRATED”

2.) Seth Curry

~ Seth, you have to learn to stop shooting, especially when you are in a horrible cold streak. We all understand you were trying to find your touch but the shots you were taking could have cost your team the game if the game was close. Lear to be a point guard and not trying to be Larry Bird (or Steph Curry).

3.) McMorris

Can’t stand you. How does that loss to Kansas State taste?

STUDS

1.) Jacob Pullen

Career High 38 points (5-6 from deep) and had a chance to go for 40 points when KState had the ball with the clock winding down, but opted to just enjoy the victory over Kansas instead. Awww poor McMorris. Tissue?

2.) Nolan Smith

Dominated the entire game (as usual). Drove the middle of the lane easily and even snuck in a shimmy after one “and-1″ play. He had 22 points. He was solely looking for his jumper and deep stroke in the 1st half but in the 2nd handled the adjustment to to isolations and new scheme by Duke perfectly.

3.) Kemba Walker

Good to hear about you again. It’s been a while. Kemba has been quieted in recent weeks but had a nice bounce back game with 31 points and highlight plays that reminded many of Kobe Bryant.