Did Dallas just lose all their momentum from week one?
This was really a disappointing loss for the Cowboys. Yes, it was on the road against a decent team, but this was Dallas’ chance to make a statement and prove that this year was going to be different. If there is one word to describe the Cowboys over the last few years it would be ‘inconsistent’. When ever they manage to get a big win, they simply give it away the next week. Dallas has a tough schedule and throwing away wins by not showing up will come back to haunt them.
How much trouble are the Saints really in?
By the look of their schedule, a lot? The Saints play two of their next three games at home, but they are against the Chiefs, Green Bay and San Diego. New Orleans could conceivable go 1-4 to start the season. And things don’t get any easier; over the course of the season they play Denver, Philadelphia, Atlanta twice, San Francisco, the Giants, Dallas and Carolina again.
Not having Head Coach Sean Peyton has really affected this team-- especially Drew Brees who just looks out of sync. If they do not figure things out quickly they could be looking at a 6 win season, which was unthinkable a few months ago.
Did Reggie Bush just become a premier NFL running back?
Reggie Bush had a career day against the Raiders, with 26 carries, 172 yards, two touchdowns and a 65 yard run. The question on everyone’s mind is: has Reggie Bush finally figurd out how to be an effective running back in the NFL?
I am not ready to give Bush the stamp of approval just yet, but he has made some changes to the way he runs that may lead to his success as an every down back. Bush has become more of a physical player, and while he may never be Adrian Peterson, he is more comfortable with taking hits during games. One of Bush’s issues was that he would constantly run side line to side line instead of running straight forward. Many of his runs would result in negative yards and were extremely telegraphed and easy to defend. Now that Bush has taken more to barreling down the middle of the field, it opens him up to make those fantastic runs that he is capable of.
George Monroy is a blogger that writes about sports, technology and movies. You can follow his movie blog atwww.themoviegrind.com