Attn: Kurt Warner
Please take the glove off your throwing hand. You play all your home games in 80 degree weather. Man up.
All NFL Fans
Attn: All Defensive Backs not named Ed Reed or Troy Polamalu
When returning an interception or fumble, rules permit you to protect the ball with two hands and/or to run out of bounds.
All NFL Fans
Attn: Coaching Staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers
Save yourselves the countless hours of video watching. If you want to stop the Cardinals offense and win the Super Bowl, triple team Larry Fitzgerald. It's not complicated.
NFL Fans with a gambling interest in the Super Bowl
Other Thoughts and Observations
--Kevin Curtis is incredibly underrated.
--Three bone-headed moves (among others) by Andy Reid during yesterday's NFC Championship Game that warrant mentioning:
- With 1:48 left in the first half and his Eagles facing 3rd and 14 from their own 36, Reid called timeout. Why? No sane individual can figure that out. The chance of converting from that distance on third down are slim (approximately 13%). What happened? The Eagles failed to convert on third down and were forced to punt. The Cardinals marched down the field and kicked a 49-yard field goal as time expired.
- After scoring a touchdown to cut their deficit to 24-12 with 4:08 left in the third quarter, the Cardinals committed two penalties on the extra point. The Eagles were well aware they would eventually need a two-point conversion. Why not send the offense back on the field to go for two from the 1-yard line instead of waiting for later in the game when they have to try from the 2-yard line?
- After cutting the lead to 24-19 with 0:49 left in the third quarter, Reid chose not to go for two. Why? Again, only Andy knows. To add insult to stupidity, David Akers missed the extra point. Obviously, Reid could not have possibly imagined a missed PAT, but it should never have gotten to that point.
--Andy Reid's Offseason Priorities
- Get a clue how to manage the clock paying special attention to the last two minutes of each half.
- Learn when to go for two.
- Talk to your kids. / Be a better parent.
- Eat less. / Exercise.