...did the Bears season end the day they traded Thomas Jones?
That one move took the heart and soul out of the Bears offense—especially when you consider that they got nothing in return.
A swap of draft picks was a slap in the face.
Cedric Benson hasn't only not filled the void—he's literally fumbled his chance away. The defense has been worn out because the offense can't control the clock.
No matter who the QB is, the Bears shouldn't be throwing 50-plus times a game.
...did the Chargers make an all-time blunder in hiring Norv Turner?
What were the Chargers brass thinking when the hired a head coach with a sub-.500 career record?
The team has fallen apart at every possible turn. The offense isn't even close to where it was last year (isn't Norv an offensive genius?), and the defense looks lost without Wade Phillips.
Marty-ball may have fizzled in the playoffs, but at least he got them there.
A.J. Smith has to be on the hot seat—if he isn't, Chargers ownership should check their collective pulse.
...does Jon Kitna's prediction look more realistic every week?
I'm very impressed by the Lions—and not just because they smacked my beloved Bears.
Detroit showed true heart this weekend, which was lacking in the past. The Lions of old would have rolled over when Devin Hester put Chicago ahead early in the fourth quarter, but they buckled down and knocked the Bears out.
10 wins? Not sure they'll get there, but they look great so far.
...is Eli Manning showing some serious toughness?
After getting crushed by the Cowboys on national TV in Week One, Eli has come back to lead his team to a 2-1 record—even with a bum shoulder.
Is he Peyton? No, and maybe he never will be. But he's silenced the critics (myself included,) and pushed on in serious pain.
Let's give credit where it's due.