Monday Morning Quarterback with David Gaulman
Atlanta Falcons (7-0)
Coming off a 30-17 thrashing of the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, the Falcons are 7-0 for the first time in franchise history. However, I know I’m not the only one who questions how good Atlanta really is. The Falcons look to be the most balanced team in the NFL right now, lets see if we say the same come Post-Season.
Chicago Bears (6-1)
As impressive as the Bears have been since they lost to the Green Bay Packers in week two, Chicago’s six wins have come to teams with a total record of (15-28). Either way you want to look at it the Bears six wins is best in the NFC North and they have a chance to avenge their only loss against the Pack in week 15.
Denver Broncos (4-3)
It’s almost as if Peyton Manning hasn’t missed a beat. Sunday night the reigning 4-time NFL MVP threw for 305 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in a 34-14 win over the visiting New Orleans Saints. Manning has his work cut out for him if he wants to compete for a Superbowl but he is definetly on the right path. Those losses to Atlanta and New England look pretty good now.
Minnesota Vikings (5-3)
To be honest I’m not sure what I expected from the Vikings this year but after showing me what they are capable of in previous weeks, a loss to the Bucs at home isn’t a good look. Rookie running back Doug Martin ran for 135 yards on 29 carriers against Minnesota Thursday night. This team isn’t good enough to compete for the NFC North but with Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin I can see them playing spoiler late in the season.
San Diego Chargers (3-4)
I’m not sure why Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers isn’t getting more ridicule for his recent play like his counter parts Romo and Vick. After blowing a 24-0 lead to the Broncos in week 6 San Diego followed that by losing to the Browns 7-6 this past week. Lucky for him he isn’t a quarterback in the NFC East.
Washington Redskins (3-5)
The only thing I can blame Robert Griffin III for is setting the bar so high. I’m not sure in recent memory the Redskins having a quarterback that when he took the field you expected them to leave with a W. Sunday Mr. Griffin met the Steelers defense and came up short in a 27-12 loss. Griffin and the Skins have a ways to go to become a legit contender but are headed in the right direction.
Philadelphia Eagles (3-4)
It’s ironic that Vick could have played his last snap as a starting quarterback against the team that drafted him in 2001. I think benching Vick isn’t the answer, getting rid of Andy Reid is. He is the common denominator dating back to the Mcnabb years. The play calling this season has been horrific, including the lack of involving star running back LeSean McCoy. The defense hasn’t shown any fight. Regardless, a change needs to be made after the 30-17 loss Sunday.
Dallas Cowboys (3-4)
A few inches change this conversation from are the Cowboys “back” to “welp same ole Romo.” Dez Bryant made what seemed to be the game winning touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter but after review his fingers hit the out of bounds chalk. Romo finished with four picks and once again begs the question, is it time for the Cowboys to insert a new quarterback?
New York Jets (3-5)
Its TEBOW TIME, but not in the way you think. It’s time for Tebow to go. The circus that Rex Ryan brought on himself and the Jets organization hasn’t worked and really because he doesn’t know what he is doing. I’m not going to point out the obvious with Sanchez being weak minded and bringing in Tebow made it worse but the fact the LITTLE resume Tebow built as a starting quarterback has gone down the tube.
After watching how bad the New York Giants were in the red zone yesterday it begs the question, wouldn’t the addition of Plaxico Burress make sense? If not the Giants but the Jets, Browns, Dolphins, Cowboys, Bears or Lions? You mean to tell me there are over 96 wide recivers better then Plax, no way. Nine touchdowns last season with Sanchez throwing him the ball is enough evidence this man can contribute to a team now.