Football Musings

Football musings which aren’t primarily Steeler related.

The Bengals are 6-2

Yes, you heard me. They’re 6-2 and looking every bit like a playoff-caliber team. Could they win the division? They control their own destiny with four games remaining against rivals Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

Andy “The Ginger QB” Dalton looks like a worthy second round pick this last draft. As does his favorite target, A.J. Green, their first round pick in ’10. Green is pulling down 5 receptions per game for an average of 15 yards.

You Get The Team You Deserve

At least I hope you do, New England Patriots.

I understood when the Patriots gave Oakland a late round pick for Randy Moss a few years ago. It made perfect sense, he was all the team was really missing at that point. They had possession, short route receivers and 57 varieties of tight ends. Yet they lacked that dominant down field threat to strike fear into opposing secondaries. Moss gave them that. It was a no-risk proposition and it mostly worked. 19-0 18-1 anyone?

World to Brett Favre: Please Stay Retired

And while Michael Vick should certainly be considered as part of the world, he bears singling out. You know the rumors of Brett Favre “not saying anything” about going to Philadelphia as a backup have to be at least irksome and at most downright disturbing.

NFL Lockout Winding Down

Negotiations continue and the end is near. If you believe the NFL the only sticking point is the rookie salary structure. CBS Sportsline says the same thing but one figures their information also flows down from the league office.

Secret NFL Negotiations Held?

Is a full season in the offing after all?  A cadre of owners, players and NFL and union officials met secretly from Tuesday evening to Thursday afternoon so perhaps there is yet hope. Official meetings resume today.