Somebody Give Me Odds On Farve Lasting The Season!
A terrific handicapper once told me that a team that plays poorly is never really that bad and a team that looks awesome is really not that good. In a Tale of Two Cities, Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay certainly showcased two teams headed in opposite directions.
The Packers and Brett Farve looked awful, while the Bears looked incredibly fast on the big screen and also unveiled quite possibly this year’s ‘Rookie of the Year’ in former Miami Hurricane, Devin Hester.
The on again and off again saga on whether Farve should retire, was certainly fueled again by his erratic play. The inability of Packers’ management to have the foresight to retain the services of some of their former offensive lineman was once again evident this past weekend.
Allowing Panther Mike Wahle, Cowboys Marco Rivera and Texan Mike Flamigan to depart via free agency was a huge mistake. Starting two rookies on the offensive line and a second year center is going to spell the end of the road for Farve and I see him departing the scene prior to the half way mark.
Paying Offensive Linemen Is The Way To Go!
Last night in the nation’s capital Redskins owner Daniel Snyder had all the big shots in attendance, including Tom Cruise and Jamie Fox. Unfortunately for Washington coach Joe Gibbs and quarterback Mark Brunell, they did not have the Vikings offensive line blocking.
In a very craft move this past offseason, the Vikings scooped All Pro guard Steve Hutchison from the Super Bowl finalist Seattle Seahawks and with the return off All Pro center Matt Birk, Minnesota is for real.
While the statistics were not that far apart and the Vikings actually allowed one sack to none for Washington, Brunell never seemed to have any time and was always throwing on the run.
Brad Johnson looked superb for the Vikes and their new coach Brad Childress is the real deal in terms of play calling and discipline. Their defense is very stout and this team will be in the playoffs this season. Check out their odds at your favorite sportsbook, and do some football betting on them.
About the Author: Bob is an experienced sports writer and handicapper, who has written for the sports industry for over 10 years. His years of writing for Sports Scene, sports consulting on 33 Made for Television and Major Motion Pictures and his work as an instructor at Pro Teach Baseball Academy, have made Bob a trusted and respected source in the sports world.