NFL: Week 2 – a few thoughts

Dallas is trying to lose lost to the Seattle Seahawks. As good as Dallas looked last week, they were/are that bad this week. Seattle created turnovers and then wore down the Dallas defense. Tony Romo and the offense were pretty bad. The special teams for the Cowboys were very special. They gave up a fumble which led to a field, and then they allowed a blocked punt, leading to a touchdown… all in the opening quarter. I would like to tell you that the Cowboys hung tough and fought their way back into the game, but I would be lying. The defense played well for 2 1/2 quarters and then got man-handled. It got very ugly as Seattle and Marshawn Lynch were able to do anything they wanted in the second half. He only had 122 yards on the ground, but it seemed more like 175. For the Cowboys, nobody looked good on offense. Romo graced us with another ugly interception. Just when you thought that he has learned to take care of the ball, true ugliness showed its ugly head. A simple cover sink type of defense and Romo threw late back across his body for an ugly interception. The Seahawks crushed the Dallas offense. They were simply faster and stronger. There were no holes for DeMarco Murray. Tony Romo had very little time to find receivers. Between Jason Witten and Dez Bryant, they were targeted 17 times but only came up with seven receptions. It looked like Jason Witten was lost.  Everyone thought that the Cowboys were going to walk away with a W. NOT. The NFL is a crazy place. Read on if you don’t believe me.

The NY Giants have the ability to look awful for three quarters and then put everything together in the fourth quarter. Josh Freeman is not getting it done for Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers should have won this game by at least two touchdowns. Eli Manning throws for over 500 yards. Did I mention that the NFL is a crazy place?

Cam Newton played well. Got bounce back from last week.

Reggie Bush

Reggie Bushcan really play when he is put in the right positions.

Andrew Luck as yet to impress me. I’m not a fan of Christian Ponder either.

Blaine Gabbert isn’t that good (7-19, 59 yds and 1 td).

The new-look Ravens offense is just as mediocre as the old Ravens offense. The Eagles defense is for real.

Arizona Cardinals have a real defense.

The Houston Texans are playing very good football on both sides of the ball.

The Chiefs … enough said.

The New Orleans Saints just aren’t that good without Sean Peyton.

I really don’t like replacement refs. They have been really bad.

RG, III appears to be better than advertised. Wow, he is playing well.

So, I’m not sure what to think about the Pittsburgh Steelers. They looked good today. All of the ink that the NY Jets got on their offense wasn’t worth the paper it was printed on. The Jets with Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow raked up 219 total yards on offense.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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