Picks Record Through Week 9
Straight Up: 86-43 Against the Spread: 72-57 Over/Under: 63-66
Colts/Pats off Sunday Night Schedule!
Ya think? Peyton Manning is anticipating such a terrible season that he held a “spontaneous” (yeah, right) press conference at his locker, stating that he must return to the practice field in December so that the Colts have a chance to evaluate him. Wow.
Translation: “I’m going to prove to you that you don’t need to go nuts and draft Andrew Luck.” Stay tuned.
As for last week’s picks, I admit it, I got caught up in the euphoria and picked Kansas City and Philadelphia. Shame on me. I’m a sucker for a good coaching story and I thought we had two.
I still think that Haley and Castillo are good coaches. And if they don’t get summarily fired, their guys will improve.
Castillo has the D-line cooking; the secondary is meshing. So let’s cut him some slack on those linebackers. Out of the three starters and the three backups, two are rookies, two are sophomores, and one is a third year man. They’re hardly out of diapers! And they are getting better.
I just clearly overestimated both their ability to deal with Cutler, Forte and Barber and Vick’s ability to deal with Briggs and Urlacher. Maybe the Chicago D read how I was calling them old. Please don’t tell them where I live.
Sometimes one just has to go with picks that seem a bit crazy. This is one of those weeks. Feel free to laugh at my logic and not follow my lead!