Some quick hits and observations from Week 12 of the NFL.
First things first, my fan level for Andre Johnson climbed a few notches yesterday. Way to get the helmet off and deliver some quality punches. He wasn't on skates, but that's not bad.
I find the first couple of paragraphs here hilarious. I'm also very curious as to what will come out of this new videotaping scandal. Though I refuse to use the suffix "gate" to describe it. The apple doesn't fall far from the coaching tree.
It's pretty obvious DeSean Jackson still has the hit he received against Atlanta on his mind. He alligator-armed a potential TD against the Bears yesterday. That has to be difficult to get back to going over the middle. Only human to be a little leery of that situation still. Might take an offseason to feel comfortable with that again.
There is a proper way to still make that catch and protect yourself at the same time though. A speedster like him will learn the subtleties of body positioning with experience. If he turns his body while catching it, he may take a hit, but not to the head. I'm sure his coaches will address that with him.
And the late, great, comedian George Carlin would really appreciate the candor of Stevie Johnson of the Buffalo Bills.
From his twitter feed @steviejohnson13 shortly after dropping what would have been a wide-open, TD reception against the Steelers in OT. "I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!! AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO..."
George Carlin wrote and performed these lines, "Can’t we silence these Christian athletes who thank Jesus whenever they win and never mention his name when they lose? You never hear them say, 'Jesus made me drop the ball' or, 'The good Lord tripped me up behind the line of scrimmage.'" Hilarious. Way to break the mold, Stevie!
Today Johnson addressed the quote on twitter with the tweet of, "And No I Did Not Blame God People! Seriously??!? CMon! I Simply Cried Out And Asked Why? Jus Like yal did wen sumthin went wrong n ur life!"
I'll say this, young man, I've learned to not ask why God would do anything to me, or how he could allow it to happen. It is what it is, and as it should be. Look it in.