Drew's Gonna Have to Do It Without Sean Payton This Year, and Peyton Hopefully Will Get Tim Tebow In Touch With His Brother About Living in New York.. OH - And Nothing Personal, It's Just Business !
We don't know about you, but our biological calendar is all screwed up right now.. We swear, if we were in a coma and woke up today, we'd swear it was late August or September. Why? Well, first off, it's pretty warm for March. Secondly, all the talk this week seems to be about football..
Hey, you can hardly blame us and everyone for being more preoccupied with the NFL this week than you would normally be in Springtime. After close to a year of speculating what would happen with Peyton Manning, we got our answer, and the subsequent reaction was almost as big. Manning went from the Colts to the other hoofed team, the Denver Broncos. Of course, the Broncos had Tim Tebow, so they traded him to the New York Jets. Basically, John Elway did what we thought: he didn't want Tebow, and he got his man. What will Tebow do in New York? Well, we guess he's going to ride the bench since Mark Sanchez just got a big contract extension. But, if and when Sanchez struggles - and he will - look for Gang Green to call for Tebow, until he tosses a couple picks. Tebow will likely be used in the goal line option at times, which they missed last year with the loss of Brad Smith.
How will Peyton do? We have no idea, but next year, we'll be upping Demaryius Thomas on our fantasy list.... With their tough D and good running game, Denver just became legitimate Super Bowl contenders. Maybe Peyton will catch his brother Eli in championships after all...That is, of course, if Manning is healthy....
The big stunner was the suspension of New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton for an entire season for setting up a bounty program for their defense by giving bonuses for taking out particular players in games. While one year may sound harsh, you have to take things in perspective. Often, these injuries aren't just taking a guy out for a game - often, it ends their season or a career. The NFL is drawing a clear line here: play hard, but the intent to injure will be dealt with harshly. Payton is gone, the D coordinator is out indefinitely, and the GM is out for half the year. We're not sure what the GM has to do with it, but we'll assume he was aware it was out there, but did nothing...
While this is a lot more drama than the NFL would like to have, there are benefits to it. Football is usually a six month sport, but all this has turned it into 8 or nine months. Baseball starts in less than 2 weeks, and no one seems to be talking about it. That kind of confirms which is the most popular sport in America... Only 5 1/2 months left!