NFL Week 1: I’m Overreacting…or Am I?

  1. Khalil Mack is going to make John Gruden look like a fool for as long as Gruden is in Oakland — or Vegas. This might not be an overreaction.
  2. Aaron Rodgers is the MVP of the league anytime he’s healthy — and even when’s he’s not. Just ask the Bears.
  3. Pat Mahomes is Brett Favre reincarnated. At least that’s what every single analyst has told me. Every. Single. One.
  4. Someone has placed a curse on the Chargers. They have a head coach who no one would recognize if he bumped into you on the street; they can’t kick a field goal; their WRs are allegedly really good but they can’t catch; the defense gets decimated by injuries regularly.
  5. Pittsburgh sucks. Big Ben is done.
  6. The Patriots defense is much improved and Tom Brady can make any receiver a Pro Bowler.
  7. If you had the Texans and the Saints in the Super Bowl, you should see if your bookie can get you out of that.
  8. The Giants didn’t fix their offensive line.
  9. Without Leonard Fournette, the Jaguars are a 6-win team.
  10. Jimmy G against a really good defense is a different Jimmy G than what we’ve seen against not-so-good defenses. Who are the 49ers playmakers by the way?
  11. Kirk Cousins is a steady presence for the Vikings. They can win the Super Bowl with my dog as their QB.
  12. Tampa Bay heard my disparaging remarks all summer and played with a chip on their shoulder. Thanks for listening to the podcast, guys. Keep tuning in — iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, Tunein. where ever you get your podcasts.
  13. Every Falcons game should end with an offensive series from the opposing team’s goal line.
  14. The Eagles snatch victory from the jaws of defeat over and over again. Are they capable of losing? Ever?
  15. All this talk about Aaron Donald deserving to get top dollar and Khalil Mack needing to be the highest paid defender has clearly grabbed Von Miller’s attention. Dude dominated the season opener with 3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.
  16. If you saw the last minute of the fourth quarter of the Browns-Steelers game, I’m sorry. And if you saw the whole game, please find something better to do with your time.
  17. What will happen first: Nathan Peterman is benched, Josh Rosen starts, Le’Veon Bell reports, Saints defense gets a stop, or Joe Flacco is called elite again? I’m serious.
  18. Seattle’s punter has Bill Belichick salivating.
  19. Is it possible the Redskins are the best team in the NFC East?! AP is back baby!!!
  20. Fire Mike Tomlin.

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Author: Brian Goodwin

An educator for 15 years. I have a passion for sports and a passion for writing about sports. I'm very excited to run this blog and have conversations with people about relevant topics, mostly pertaining to sports but also in all aspects of life.

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