The NFL Schedulers Apparently Should be Incarcerated in this Thursday Night Football Recap

Yep, that was a long title, but that was the main takeaway in this Thursday night matchup between the capable Seattle Seahawks, and the sad, desperate, and beaten Arizona Cardinals. Ending=No Shocker. The only thing that makes us even remotely care about this game was that CB Richard Sherman is out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Ouch, at least its not as bad as this:

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Seriously that’s a castration device, which was tweeted by Dan Carpenter’s wife when the newly injured CB made a clearly dirty hit on the kicker just before halftime on Monday Night Football. No response has been made from Kaela yet, but I don’t think she will be crying an ocean in this recent development. This injury is going to hurt the Seattle defense, but this team is still on track for a postseason birth, although the division window might’ve gotten wider for the LA Rams.

Anyways, there was a comment that keeps repeating a similar theme in recent weeks. Doug Baldwin made a comment on how Thursday Night Football should be illegal.

Smart Business Decision: Questionable

Entertaining Most of the Time: Oh God No!

Entertaining Some of the Time: Nope

Entertaining on Rare Occasions:…I’ll Give You That One.

To say TNF is illegal though, definitely not. The NFL has TNF to create more nationally televised games beyond SNF and MNF. This scheduling decision allows the NFL to put every team in primetime at some point in the season. Yes, even the Browns deserve a chance to be in the national spotlight. These games allow all the lower caliber teams to have public exposure, which doesn’t lead to the same few teams getting all of the national attention and glory. It highlights good players on bad teams, and puts teams who’d have a playoff caliber record (Bills) to play once in front of national audience so they aren’t confused when you see them in January (Trust me, one of these days I’ll be right on this).

Doug, I’m sorry your friend and teammate is hurt right now, but you also won the game this week. Seriously, Richie Incognito complained, but that was clearly trying to rationalize losing to the Josh McCown led J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS (I’m Dead Inside). Please just take the win, calm down, drink a warm glass of milk, get through the rest of the season, make the playoffs, lose to in the Wild Card round because your team isn’t talented enough to beat the Vikings, make it to the offseason, and if you still have TNF complaints we can address them for the 2018-2019 season.

Thursday Night Recap: AFC East is Still WIDE Open.

The second half of the NFL Season has kicked off Thursday with Bills Vs. Jets. Here are 5 things to takeaway from this Thursday Night Matchup.

1. The Jets season is not over after Week 9. Yeah I know, they’re not dead yet. Don’t get me wrong they still need a lot of help, but at 4-5 an Wild Card for the NY team is at least possible.

2. Welcome to the rethinking portion of the Buffalo Bills season. After seemingly proven to be a Playoff team after the previous week, they crumbled against a team that were projected to go 0-16 at the beginning of this year. Yes, the Jets could go .500 this year, but this would’ve been huge to win for Buffalo.

3. Tyrod Taylor didn’t hurt the bills in this defeat. He was responsible for TDs and nearly 300 yards passing in the loss and while a good chunk of those stats came in garbage time football, Taylor might be able to keep this Bills in future Matchups with Kelvin Benjamin now in the picture.

4. Apparently, Zay Jones can catch footballs. That shocked me too. I didn’t think it could be done, but the Zay Jones era in Buffalo May have just begun, or maybe this game was just a fluke in his sad short NFL career will see.

5. Richie Incognito made a comment after the game saying that Thursday Night Football is done for the money and should be eliminated from the NFL schedule. Of course you say that after losing badly against a very sad NFL franchise. That doesn’t make you wrong, but there maybe a better time t make this comment without coming off as a sad little b****.

The Cove 2: Dolphins Vs. Ravens Thursday Night Football

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Remember when I said that Matt Moore was a competent NFL QB that was better than “can’t beat a beaded door” Jay Cutler? Yeah, apparently this blog and my opinions are capable of being wrong. I can just see Ryan Tannehill on the sidelines face of disappointment, but deep down he knows no one is anywhere close to take away his starting job when he returns next year. Lets go through Thursday’s matchup’s main points to truly understand the bizarre and massacre-like nature of this matchup.

  1. This game was very basic during the first quarter, with only a Jeremy Maclin TD scored from a Joe Flacco pass that was both of their only TD of the game.
  2. Speaking of Flacco, did you see him get hit in the second quarter after driving his team in the Red Zone. Fun Fact: One of Kiko Alonso’s best games came against the Ravens during his Bills rookie season, where he made an incredible interception to beat the defending (at the time)Super Bowl Champions. That was a great memory, which is unfortunate that one of Kiko’s worst career memories also came against the Ravens. Joe Flacco was short of the first down when he gave up, but Kiko’s dangerous, potentially but not ruled flagrant, late hit led to an Mallet TD, which was given up on a play where Kiko blew his coverage. Thanks Kiko.
  3. By the Way, Ryan Mallett had an unexpectedly wonderful day. He is considered by some NFL writers as one of the worst backup QB’s in the league and is not good enough to beat Colin Kaepernick, and yet led the team to an additional 30 points in less than 3 quarters (*2 of them were pick 6’s from Matt Moore).
  4. The Dolphins had 40 yards rushing Thursday against the worst rushing defense in the NFL. The Dolphins rushing attack made the Ravens Defense look like a tough brick wall, yet this defense is more likely  to be made as Casper the Friendly Ghost.
  5. Finally, at the end of the game, the announcers focused on a cat that made it onto the field. This is how over the game was that Tony Romo went into a conversation with Jim Nantz on cats. The Cat scored the same amount of points as the Dolphins today. It’s appropriate, as the Dolphins will be licking their wounds this week after this matchup.