Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.
They barely beat the Bengals and Steelers....lost to the Bears and I forget who...all in the last 4 weeks.
They have nothing together. They are running on the fumes of ...Well we are the ravens and we expect to win..... they have no offense and their defense is not as good or close to as good as their last few years.
The only thong I worry about is any more injuries and how consistent Andy will play.
How good would the talented Bengals be with Russell Wilson at the helm. Scary thought.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
That Denver/Pats game last week really hurt the Bengals. They need the #2 seed badly.
Holding Rivers to 10 points minus Atkins and Hall is amazing. Bengals are stocked with talent and depth. They've beat Rodgers, Brady, Stafford, Big Ben and Rivers this season. Yet somehow losing to Tannehill and Weeden
Very interested to see how they do against Luck this weekend.
I'd love to see Zimmer elevated to head coach before he gets snagged in the offseason.
The only issue with 2013 is the season ending injuries continue to chip away. I'd easily take a healthy roster over any team in the AFC without the one with Peyton running the show and this defense at full strength would be the only one in the AFC that could possibly slow down Manning in Denver in the playoffs.
Dalton just needs to limit the turnovers and we'll be fine. I know Marvin implied that several of them weren't Dalton's fault, but I know plenty of them were. Against SD their FS was so deep I don't think he ever even saw him. Take away a handful of ints and Dalton is having a pretty good year. Already over 3100 yards, over 60% completions and 22 tds.
I do think we focus too much on Dalton for the success of this team. What I've seen this year in our bigger games is that our defense is fully capable of beating the top tier QBs in this league. Rodgers, Brady, Stafford, Rivers...etc. That's the kinda games we'll get in the playoffs, and with the outdoor winter weather that we'll get in the playoffs I love our defense in those games even more.
On Bengals Line 700 WLW last night they had on the best Bengal CB ever, Ken Riley "the Rattler" and he said that he's been working with practice squad player Onterrio McCalebb and he's been very impressed. He says his speed and agility is excellent. His only reservation is tackling since he hasn't seen much of that in practice. Riley also had to learn CB in the NFL as Paul Brown drafted him out of college as a QB. Riley knows the position better than anyone and it's great to hear such praise from him. I also applaud the Bengals for getting Riley to make McCalebb his pet project. He's a guy to watch at the CB spot next year
I want no part of Manziel. I could never see myself rooting for a guy like that. I think he's going to flame out in the NFL anyway. My guess is he'll last about as long as Tebow has.
Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie. - Larry David