Well folks, the answer to both questions to lead off this column is unfortunately yes.
-If Eagles QB Carson Wentz sustained a torn-ACL as feared late-Sunday, Philadelphia’s chances at winning the NFC are all but over. Sorry Eagles fans, while I’m somewhat of a Nick Foles believer (considering he’s a fellow Arizona Wildcat), he’s not going to be able to win your team a big game in January. Sorry, just not happening. The Eagles defense, as we saw on Sunday vs. the Rams is good, but far from elite. To win the NFC, the Eagles will have to rely on running the ball 65% of the time. Good luck if and when they get behind.
Continue reading “Monday Musings – December 11th: Are the Eagles toast without Wentz? And is ASU basketball top-5 worthy?”
What a crazy weekend at the Breeders Cup in Del Mar and because I didn’t have a chance to watch as many of the football games as I would’ve liked, here’s a fairly abbreviated version of Monday Musings:
-The Cardinals won as I expected in San Francisco…nothing shocking there. I also predicted that Adrian Peterson would top 100 yards…which he did. Nothing shocking there. But 37 carries for 159 yards!? A career high in touches (39) for a running back who at 32 was considered over-the-hill!? That is a clutch performance by a player who needed to step up when his team needed him the most.
-As for Drew Stanton…he was fine as Carson Palmer’s replacement but accuracy issues still prevail. I expect him to have a rough go of things on Thursday night against the Seahawks.
Continue reading “Monday Musings – November 6th: Cardinals & ASU win as expected, UofA comes up short”
I’m scrapping the Four Downs format for this week as there’s just TOO much randomness to discuss in the world of sports. It’s a Quick Hitters-type of column…but I’ll call it Monday Musings.
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-What an astonishingly pathetic effort by the Cardinals on Sunday…but…I’ve got good news for all of you Arizona Cardinals’ fans. After the 33-0 loss in London to the Rams, it’s apparent that your team will be bad enough to finish among the top-10 worst records in the league. Worse record = higher draft pick = better chance to select a franchise QB.
Continue reading “Monday Musings – 10/23: The Cardinals stink but at least ASU & UofA have hope…”