|4||Frank Gore was well past his “use by”date & was cut. Can one of the worst OL’s get the run game going again?|
|3||Can the rebuilt WR group give the O some pop?|
|2||IN used 4 draft picks on D. Can the 3rd worst D get off the field often enough to help the team?|
|1||No Luck last year at all & he is not throwing the ball yet. Will Andrew Luck be able to play this year?|
|4||JK Cut WR Herns & TE Lewis. Can the receivers group recover from those losses?|
|3||The D was 2nd in points allowed but lost MLB Paul Posluszny. Can it reach that level again?|
|2||RB Leonard Fournette was outstanding last yr. Can he produce that level this year?|
|1||Is Blake Bortles the real deal & franchise QB or not?|
|4||Can TE C.J. Fiedorowicz play this year with 3 concussions last year?|
|3||J. J. Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture. He is the key to the D. Will he be able to play like he did in 17 prior to J?|
|2||The Run game was a huge disappointment.|
|No team suffered more injuries than HO did last year.|
|5 Can R Miller get back the explosion he lacked last season?|
|4 How will the rebuilt Dbackfield play?|
|3 Can the D avoid the flood of injuries that it suffered last year?|
|2 Can the OL improve to protect Watson & help the run game?|
|1 Can Q Watson stay healthy through a full season?|
|IN has one asset—Luck & they are not sure he will be healthy|
|5 Where will the pass rush come from now that IN cut Johnathan Hankins?|
|4 Can IN get the run game going after cutting Gore?|
|3 Will the D improve enough to give IN a chance to win games?|
|2 Can the OL improve to protect Luck & help the run game?|
|1 Will Andrew Luck be able to start the season?|
|JK played well last yr on D but the O was below average.|
|5 Can the addition of LG Norwell lift the performance of the OL?|
|4 Who will replace Posluszny at MLB?|
|3 Will RB Fournette produce as much as he did last season?|
|2 Will the D play as well as they did last|
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Week 2 was disastrous for a lot of teams suffering significant injuries.
Redskins lost QB Robert Griffin for a number of weeks with a dislocated ankle. They also lost WR DeSean Jackson with a shoulder sprain.
Chiefs lost RB Jamaal Charles with a high ankle sprain and S Eric Berry with a low ankle sprain.
Chargers lost RB Ryan Mathews for a month with an MCL sprain.
Saints RB Mark Ingram with a broken hand for a month.
Bengals WR A.J. Green is dealing with a toe injury.
49ers lost TE Vernon Davis with an ankle injury and Vance McDonald with a knee injury.
The Bears lost CB Charles Tillman for the year with a torn tricep.
Bucs DT Gerald McCoy broke his hand.
Bears lost CB Charles Tillman with a triceps injury.
Jags lost TE Marcedes Lewis with a ankle injury.
Jets lost WR Eric Decker.
Bills – Not making the playoffs.
Bengals – Playing better than I thought and should make the playoffs.
Texans – Amazing what a last place schedule will do for a team. … Read more at FryingPanSports
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The first pass to TE Harbor was actually incomplete. BAD CALL. The receiver MUST maintain control of the ball to the ground. He did not.
Jones-Drewdoes not look anything like he did before the injury to his foot.
Nice hit by Skrine right on time with the arrival of the ball on Jones-Drew
Punt returns were only one thing I liked about Poyer. He has starting CB skills but is raw. Great return!
Nice throw under pressure by Weeden. Great adjustment by Gordon. Schwartz let the DE in to hit Weeden as he threw.
McGahee for the TD. 47 yard drive on 3 plays
CL 7 JK 0
No contain allows the end around to get the 1st
8 guys in the box so Henne throws for 8
Todman for the 1st and no … Read more at FryingPanSports
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NOTE: Check out the live News, Notes and Rumors show on Monday and Friday at 6 PM Eastern on The Bill Smith Radio Show or the archive of the shows on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. On Monday Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports and I discuss the Browns game and the results of the weekend. On Friday Tony Williams Giants beat writer for Metro New York joins Samantha and me to preview the upcoming games.
The NFL has to get a handle on the horrible officiating. It is totally inconsistent. A perfect example is two calls on hits to the QB. Bears’ QB Josh McCown was clearly not hit in the head and was tackled chest to chest while he was holding the ball. The flag was thrown for roughing the passer. Browns’ QB Jason Campbell was grabbed around the neck and thrown down head first and there was no flag. The officials seem to think the fans come to … Read more at FryingPanSports
NOTE: This week the NFL Preview show will be on Thursday at 6 PM and next week it will be on Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving weekend.
Check out the live News, Notes and Rumors show on Monday and Friday at 6 PM Eastern on The Bill Smith Radio Show or the archive of the shows on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. On Monday Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports and I discuss the Browns game and the results of the weekend. On Friday Tony Williams Giants beat writer for Metro New York joins Samantha and me to preview the upcoming games.
The best news of the week was that Texans coach Gary Kubiak was back with the team. He is a good guy and we hope he continues to have good health.
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe was is facing possible drug charges. According to league rules he is exempt from suspension until the legal case is adjudicated.
Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders was lost for the game and perhaps longer with a foot injury.
The end of the Patriots Panther game was another example of bad and gutless officiating in the NFL. After seeing TE Rob Gronkowski tackled … Read more at FryingPanSports