That was my reply to a text from my dad, informing me that Cam Newton had thrown for 400 yards passing.
I tuned in for the beginning of the game and watched Newton stand cool in the pocket and throw a strike to a wide-open Steve Smith for six points. I didn’t see anything after that. Apparently his game was pretty good. (note: sarcasm)
How significant is this?
Newton possibly had one of the greatest debuts of all-time for a rookie quarterback. His 422 yards passing is the highest total for an NFL quarterback in his first game—ever, shattering Peyton Manning’s previous high of 302 yards. He may not ever best those totals in his career, however long that may be.
Vick is wreaking havoc on defenses yet again. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
I’ve been a pretty big skeptic of the whole Vick situation in Philadelphia for the entire season. I didn’t like how the Eagles were handling Kevin Kolb situation and I also thought Vick would eventually fall on his face.
It’s pretty evident now that Michael Vick is a better quarterback than he ever was in Atlanta.
I don’t know what happened to this guy in prison, but maybe Ryan Leaf should have tried it out. I can see Vick throwing a slab of concrete through a tire hoop while he was in prison. Who knows? Perhaps Vick doesn’t feel anymore pressure. He’s playing like a little kid, enjoying the game without a care in the world. Read more
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
The Water Cooler is a weekly look at the NFL. I’ll try to hit the high points on Sunday’s happenings. It just so happens that a lot of drama unfolded this week in the NFL.
The Vikings circus continues. They lost their second game in a row Sunday and it was their third loss in four games. The lone win in that stretch was a three point victory over the maligned Dallas Cowboys. Take your pick at which organization is falling faster. Minnesota lost 28-18 at New England. Randy Moss was double-teamed all game and registered just one catch. Brett Favre was knocked out of the game after taking a helmet to the chin which required eight stitches to patch up. I can’t say that I’ve ever seen Favre look that out of it.
I think it’s finally catching up to him. He took a beating yesterday and that was on top of his fractured foot. I’ll give it to the guy. He’s tough. I don’t think anyone will question that, but he’s also stubborn. He knows it. I know it. You know it. We all know it. It’s time for him to step aside. Favre even said in a post game press conference that he questioned why he was still playing.
Favre actually played a good game for the condition that he was in, but let’s look at the overall picture. His QB rating is a career worst 69.8 right now. His low is 70.2 back in 2005 with the Packers. He’s on pace to throw 16 TDs and 25 INTs at the moment and the Vikings are all but finished. There is a small chance of hope, but who really believes that? It’s time for Favre to hang it up. Read more