Call me skeptical but it’s officialthat the 2006 NFL Draft Watch has now begun! If you’re bothered to watch the final 1:37 of the Saints/Jets ESPN finale Sunday night, you know just what I mean.
Far be it for me to insinuate any NFL team will be playing out the string instead of trying to win but it was never more painfully obvious esports betting than it was past Sunday at the Meadowlands.
In early November, there is considerable buzz across the league that Jet HC Herm Edwards was on his way into Kansas City to succeed Dick Vermiel at the helm of the Chiefs. Jet owner Woody Johnson somehow convinced Edwards that his future was with Gang Green and has been presented with a pardon for a dreadful injury-riddled 2005.
(1:37) First and ten, Jets 4 6, no time outs. Brooks Bollinger completes improbable pass, threading the needle to Doug Jolley who bulls his solution into Saints 33. Only at that aspect Jets have used 14 moments and possess a 50-yard F-G for the triumph with a kicker (Mike Nugent) that was already four-for four on the evening .
(1:24) First and ten, Saints 3 3. No surge clock running.
(1:01) Secondly and 1-1. Out of the shotgun, Bollinger fumbles a bad snap and gets lost for three yard loss. Again, no more spike and clock continues to run.
Out of shotgun, Bollinger finds jerricho Cottechery to get three significant yards at the middle of the field. Only at that aspect Edwards can not discontinue out and clock trots Mike Nugent. Haslett maybe not likely to suspend out the newcomer of Ohio State along with his final moment out.
Nugent’s kick is dead center but drops inches short of the cross bar. Tough reduction Herm. Jets fall to 29 to combine Texans, Packers, 49ers, and perhaps Arizona from the race to get this first pick. Real conspiracy theorists could question any of the additional’s four losses weekly.
Texans blow 21-point half time lead to Rams and then allow 10 points at final 26 seconds before succumbing in OT. Can I say that Rams were directed back by rookie form Harvard who threw for 310 yards and 3 TDs in under threequarters work.
Packers lead entire 2nd half allowing Eagles 1-2 play 60 yard drive leading to F-G together with 4:31 left. No problem, Favre leads Pack in to FG range for your winner right??? Wrong! Andrae Thurman fumbles KO return and Eagles reach conduct a second 2:34 offtheclock and tack on coup de grace f g sending each of Packer ticketholders (+4.5) trying to find Jack daniels and Drain O.
49ers lead 14-9 in half but give up 2-4 unanswered to the Titans who finally carry on to 33-22 win. The week saw Ken Dorsey throw final play 2-point transformation to the earth against Rams. Cards drove 56 yards in less than one minute only to see their comeback dowsed by Kurt Warner fumble.
Saturday, USC’s Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush will line up vs. their cross town rival UCLA Bruins in a game which will more than likely ensure the Trojans their long awaited Rose Bowl showdown with Texas, possibly pick the Heisman Trophy and depending on performance, sway the enviable first overall pick in next year’s NFL draft.
Sunday,” Houston, the Jets, Packers, 49ers, and the Cardinals will strap it up in games that’ll in most ways determine their short and long-term futures. Probably a good idea to keep that in the back of your mind while you’re doing all of your handicalling weekly.