Kevin Lewis is a retired NFL linebacker.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Denver@SF(n London)
The Niner's Win because of Troy Smith at QB.

The Cowboys have lost the most productive player on their team (Romo), and they're not a good team. Jags Win

Fantasy player's look for a huge game out of Brandon Marshall against a feast or famine type of secondary.Mia Wins

Buffalo is awful, KC wins.

The Skins had a big week last week. Okay...Deangelo Hall had a huge game last week. Stafford's back but the Sins are too strong. Skins Win

St.Louis has improved greatly this year. The Panthers are a bad team that will find a way to lose. Rams Win

The Jets may be the best team in the NFL. The Packers need to make the statement, "we are a Superbowl contender." They will, GB wins.

Vince Young is back and of course CJ's in the backfield. SD is a team in disarray. Titans win

Minnesota desperately needs a win but NE is playing well. Brett Farve will start just to keep his streak alive. The Tavarus Jackson will finish and give the Vike's the Win.

TB is won of the hottest teams in the league. We will now all start feeling sorry
that Larry Fitzgerald is out in the desert. Bucs win

The Saints dropped an ugly one last week. This will motivate them to beat a really good Steeler team. Saints Win

Thursday, October 28, 2010

You Are the weakest link...Goodbye.

These coaches need to win or else...
#1 Brad Childress/Farve... You tell me a Coach that has to make a "decision" if his player will playing with a broken ankle. This is football not the Chess club, you need two functioning ankles. This tells me it's not his decision, Bret Farve's the associate head coach. Farve and Childress should also be on the hot seat because there's just to much talent for them not be leading their division.

#2 Wade Phillips... I know, I know, Jerry Jones is really the coach. But, somebody has to take the fall and that's Wade Phillips. Dallas has been atrocious. In a year that Jerry Jones thought he'd be hosting and playing in the Superbowl, he'll only be involved in hosting Superbowl parties.

#3 Josh McDaniels.... A young Billichek he was said to be. He even sported the sweatshirt and all. That's where the comparisons end. In his first two years as head coach, he ran off his best two players. One of which is one of the best wide-outs in the game. Then he brings in Brady Quinn, and drafts Tim Tebow in the first round when Kyle Orton is the top three players on your team. ????

#4 Mike Singletary... He has completely destroyed the lines of comunication with his team. Instead of leading by motivation, he leads by fear. In a league where the guys no they can play elsewhere, this just never works. I was with Mike until he dropped his pants during a halftime rant against Seattle. After that he was on his own. Unless he was trying to teach a pole dancing class to aspiring dancers or practicing to reduce stage fright for his next career, either way, his team didn't get the point.

#5Marvin Lewis...How has Marvin dodged the bullet for so long? Maybe the organization realizes that Carson Palmer is overrated. Maybe Cincy organization and it's fans are just so happy they' aren't cellar dwellers anymore. Lewis just can't find a way to keep his team focused long enough to make a run.

#6 John Fox....John Fox made the Panthers relevant contenders during his tenure. But management just wasn't on the same page. They gave Jake Delhomme a new lucrative deal after leading the NFL in interceptions. They have been wrong on every Steve Smith replacement. Then they go to Matt Moore to lead their team this year. Fox is a good coach that needs a better situation.

#7 Norv Turner... San Diego knew what they were getting from a coach like Turner. A team manager. Now they don't have much talent to manage anymore. I blame the Chargers, not Norv Turner.

#Jack Delrio...Your Not Winning. Games are being blacked out. Time for a change.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Everyday Should be Saturday


FSU has crept their way back into the national conversation because of an impressive beating of the Hurricanes. Surprisingly this team has been lead by a much improved defense offensive ground attack. Christian Ponder hasn't been bad but he has let down the ones of us that thought he would have Heisman like passing numbers. FSU has a chance to win out the rest of the season and create more BCS fodder.

Russell Wilson runs the show for this Wolfpack team. This team will go as far as Wilson will take them. Wilson has 18 TD's this year and his mobility will present constant pressure on game FSU's defense. NCST will need a 100yd day from RB Mustafa Greene in order to win. FSU 35-17


Darren Thomas and LaMichael James have had a Matt Lienhart/Reggie Bush national championship type year. James is flat out lightning in a bottle. Thomas has pleasantly shocked the Duck's faithful who thought they were in serious trouble after losing Jeremiah Masoli before the season. Thomas has not only made the nation forget Masoli ever played at Oregon by running the Ducks offense flawlessly.

USC's Matt Barkley has been very good all year. The defense on the other hand has performed poorly. I guess losing about 7 linebackers to the NFL the last 3 years eventually catches up to you. USC has NO chance of winning this game because it's the #1 scoring offense versus the #60 (points against) defense. 62-17 Oregon


Mizzou shocked the college football nation with their dominant performance against Oklahoma. Now they get to take their act on the road to Nebraska. The Corn Huskers were eaten up by an confused Texas team.

Taylor Martinez will be able to make some plays. But this Mizzou defense is for real. This is an upset alert in the making. I like Nebraska. Nebraska 48-45 Nebraska

Michigan ST @Iowa

Iowa loss of defensive players to the NFL has been detrimental to their lack of success this year. Stanzi has done a tremendous job of taking care of the ball this year, he's only thrown 2 picks this year. He must continue to play mistake free football in order to beat the Spartans.

Michigan ST is asking, "Are you not entertained?(" They have played tough and beat everyone on their schedule, but still lack national attention even as the #5 team in the country. The Spartans run the ball and play good D. If they can beat Iowa they should go undefeated and play for the National Championship. 31-28 Michigan St


Came Newton's show is rolling into Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. What can you do with 6'5, 250 coming at you with the athletic ability of a receiver. Newton is a coaches nightmare and I know defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix didn't want to see the big fella for Halloween.

OleMiss and Jeremiah Masoli seem to be finally getting comfortable with each other. Last week against a good Arkansas team, Masoli had a 300 yard passing and 100 yard rushing day. He will be able to score some points against a mediocre Tiger defense, but it won't be enough. Tigers 51-20

A Florida - Georgia game that doesn't mean anything......WoW!! The SEC-East is abysmal and know team on that side should get an opportunity to play for the conference title. But the game still comes with all the bells and whistled and the hatred hasn't subsided just because the game doesn't mean much in the national picture.Mark Riecht is on the hot seat and it'll get when they pull their usual and lose to Florida. UF 27-17

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bring the Noise

The AP...The's what makes College football what we know and love/hate.

Oklahoma @Mizzou

Mizzou's offense isn't the same as it was under the direction of Chase Daniels but the still can put up big numbers. The Tiger's don't put all of their eggs in one basket though, they use their dominate defense to shut their opponents down.

Oklahoma has gotten back to Sooner winning football. They have a pass happy offense that has a RB that can rush for 200 yards at anytime. Demarcus Murray will have to have a big day against a punishing Tiger defense, in order for the Sooners to win. 38-28 OK


Cameran Newton is a game changer, breaker, and dominator. He does it all with the #2 QB rating in the country, Newton seems to make all the right decisions. Auburns defense hasn't been good, but they're playing against a weak LSU offense.

LSU is a gritty team that has been a winner because of big defensive and special team plays. LSU's offense is just plain awful. This will be why the won't win SEC and they'll win this game. 20-9 AUBURN

Nebraska has tried to everything to try to forget last weeks farewell to the party giving to them by Texas. State will try to do the same thing to Nebraska. You have to be weary of both squads because they have built a reputation built on playing bad teams. Nebraska, you have been exposed. 48-41 OKST

The Badgers running game vs the Hawk eyes stingy D. This should be one of those old school rockem sockem match ups that will be won or lost on the last possession.


Clemson has underachieved all season long. Their defense normally a staple for the Tigers has been a huge disappointment. Offensively they have struggled where everyone thought they would, the passing game. But the anger of Clemson's players having loss 2 games to Tech last year should give them the edge.

Tech hasn't been close to the same team they've been the past 2 years. Paul Johnson has struggled in recruiting and the familiarization of his option attack in the ACC.Yes Tech is top 15 in rushing again this year, but so is Army, Navy, Navy and Air Force. Tech' s improving defense and Clemson's inability to score big points will be there demise. 27-23 Tech


This will be a one-sided affair. The Crimson Tide is on a mission to destroy who ever is left in their path. Bama will use this game to work on a offense that has faded since the South Carolina game. 51-17 BAMA

This is the NFL..... isn't it ?

Have NFL players forgotten how to tackle? The Helmet to Helmet rule is an old rule that is now being intensely enforced because of player safety (concussions).Now, the NFL has placed the referees into an impossible situation.They are asking fifty plus year old men to make split second decisions without the ability of replay. This rule violation automatically comes with a league fine that starts at a hefty fifty-thousand dollars for a first offense. This may not be a big deal as a fan because it's not coming out of our pockets. However, these penalties will keep drives alive and change momentum of games and most importantly, change the physicality of a defender. There will definitely be more missed tackles, more pass-interference calls and more broken tackles as a result. The NFL normally does things the right way so it's baffling why they would make such a dramatic change in the middle of the season. Professional players spend the entire off-season and training camps preparing to perform at a high level. The NFL is now asking them to make a major adjustment when they are now just really getting into full form as a player. It's not shocking however that this rule affects the defense the most. The other problem is offensive players don't just stay in the same position while they are running or falling. They are asking the defense to make a millimeter adjustment on the fly. It' just not that easy! The NFL is making a overzealous reaction to a concussion issue. This isn't the way to fix it. We all want the game to be safe. But unless we just play two hand touch, injuries are going to happen. The NFL is a violent, fast paced and skilled game, the risk of serious injury comes with the territory.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Show me the Money!!!

Agents have paid prospective NFL collegiate athletes since being a NFL player became lucrative. Agents have a vested interest in gaining employment from NFL player's. Why? Agents usually get 3% of whatever they help negotiate, contract and/or endorsements. For example, Chad Speck, the agent of Albert Haynesworth, who received a monumental $100 million contract, will get $3 million for his services. This makes the agent recruiting job ultra competitive. To gain the upper hand agents make promises and pay athletes. They use runners (paid staff), coaches, parents, teammates and anyone else close to the athlete they want. Athlete's learn this game quickly from past teammates and the agents themselves. These athletes are vulnerable because they're young and they need and want the money to expedite the process of providing for their families. They have Pell Grants and a NCAA Special assistance program. A lot of upper poor and lower middle class(if you will) students do not qualify. Regardless, if this was the answer, you couldn't google," college student athlete robbery,"and get page after page of hits. So what's the answer? Show them the Money! Pay these college football players. They make the money for the schools and deserve some of it back.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Welll.... Crown'em!!!

SuperBowl XLIII race is under way. With the first quarter of the season already in the books, there are only a few teams that look like they are serious about the Lombardi Trophy. In the AFC, the NY Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Baltimore Ravens. The Jets came out of training camp as the AFC favorite. With the reermergence of LaDainian Tomlinson, they haven't slipped that far from the top. Even through the most tumultuous off-season in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steeler's have shown resilience. They have been dominate without two-time Superbowl winning QB Ben Rothlisberger. After completing his NFL four game suspension for multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, Big Ben should make his team even better. The new front runner of the AFC is the Baltimore Ravens. Yes, they still have the #1 defense in the NFL, but that's not what's so impressive about this team. The Ravens are star studded and loaded in the passing game. Bolden, Heap, Mason and newly acquired TJ Houshmandzadeh give the Ravens the best receiving corp in the NFL. The NFC contenders are led by Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins. The Skins are the biggest surprise because they were absolutely horrible last year. Now, with the genius of head coach Mike Shanahan and future Hall of Fame QB Donavan McNabb, they instantly become part of the race. The Green Bay Packers a shot at the title as well. They have the most dangerous passing attack in the league led by their ace Aaron Rodgers. Rounding off this esteemed list is know other than the Minnesota Vikings. Bret Farve had been reduced to any guy that could hand the ball off to Adrian Peterson until the arrival of Randy Moss. Not only does this make the Vikes instantly a contender, but this move bolts them into the lead as the favorite to win Superbowl XLIII.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

1st Quarter NFL Grades

NFL games aren't the only things broken into four quarters. NFL coaches also break up their seasons into four quarters. So let's grade them:
AFC East
NYJ:3-1 The Jets have done a tremendous job of coddling Mark Sanchez while giving the offensive driving seat to LT, who ranks 7th in the league in rushing. A-
NE: 3-1 The Brady bunch have had to find other ways to win because of a horrible defense. The special teams unit will have to continue their exceptional play to keep NE in the hunt. B-
MIA:2-2 The no-name crew has played very hard every game. Brandon Marshall will make sure the Dolphins are a factor in this playoff push.B-
BUF:0-4 Hope you chopped plenty of wood for the fireplace, it's going to be a long winter. F-
B-MO: 3-1 The Ravens have shown they are ready for a Superbowl run. Continued improvement from Joe Flacco is the key. A
PITT: 3-1 The Steeler's have taken an embarrassing off-season and had a great early start. Rashard Mendenhall is really coming of age. A
CINCY:2-2 Bengals have the weapons. Carson Palmer needs to step up his game. C-
CLE:1-3 Say it ' so...Lebron is really gone!!!! F-
HOUSTON-3-1 Texans have shocked of the NFL. Not because they're winning, but because of how they win.They lead the league in rushing yards per game. A
JAC- 2-2 So long Jags...The city won't support you, and your just plain BORING. C-
INDY 2-2 Say it ain't so. Indy's not 4-0. Manning will work his magic and get them back on track. D
TENN - 2-2 Leave Vince Young alone. Either let him be the QB or trade him. C-
KC- 3-0 The Chiefs have truly been the surprise of the league. The have won with defense and discipline football. B
SAN DIEGO-2-2 Rivers complete to Antonio Gates is redundant. Rivers needs another weapon. C
DENVER-2-2 Kyle Orton has thrown Denver into the race with the #1 passing attack in the NFL. C
OAKLAND-1 -3 Yes...Al Davis is still in charge. Darren McFadden has become a factor back in the NFL. D
Washington- 2-2 Shanahan's doing it again. Took over an awful team, made one trade and has his team in position for a division title. Defense needs to improve. B-
NYG- 2-2 The Giants are playing bad. They can't get both all three phases offense, defense and special teams to play together. C-
PHILLY- 2-2 They get two grades.. With Vick B+ Without Vick C-
DALLAS- 1-2 You made a decision, Romo's your guy. Quit blaming everyone else. Deal with it! D
CHICAGO 3-1 We all thought they were real until Monday night against the Giants. They're frauds. B-
GREEN BAY -3-1 The Packers are for real and are finally keeping Aaron Rodgers upright. Here comes the Superbowl run. B+
MINNESOTA - Theerree Baaaaccckkk...Randy Moss catapults them back into the Superbowl race. C
DETROIT- 0-4 Bless they heart.... C- (They are improving)
Atlanta Falcons-3-1 The Falcons have played lights out football. They have a very solid football team. B+
New Orleans- 3-1 The Saints haven't shown the same offensive dominance that led their team last season. Also the defense hasn't created enough turnovers to give the offense more opportunities to score. B-
Tampa Bay - 2-1 Tampa is rebuilding and doing a good job at it. Look for them to start to slide as their schedule begins to toughen. C-
Carolina Panthers 0-4 Head Coach John Fox may not make it through the season. D-
ARIZONA-2-2 Not the same team without Kurt Warner. C
ST. LOUIS-2-2 Sam Bradford and Stephen Jackson Rams back to respectability. C+
SEATTLE-2-2 If Pete Carroll is able to create a running game behind newly acquired Marshawn Lynch, he may be able to win this division. C+
SAN FRANCISCO-0-4 Mike Singletary needs to learn how to relate to his new school players. Old school doesn't work anymore. F

Friday, October 1, 2010

NFL Week 4 Picks!!

NYJ @ Buf

The Jets finally gets a "gimmie game". This is when the maturity of a team is shown. We will find out more about the Jets in a game like this than a tougher one. LT continues to provide much needed leadership to an identity-less offense. But the team maturity level just doesn't seem to be in order. They are more concerned with how the project themselves being a big tough team than actually being one. Buffalo gave a valiant effort against the Pats sparked by a CJ Spiller sighting in the return game. Buffalo wins


The double O project as in Ochocinco and Owens continues to throw tomatoes in the face of all the haters that didn't think they could get it done. They are 2nd in arguably the toughest division in football. They will continue hold on the their #2 spot in the division. Cleveland...Bless their heart..Cincy Wins

The defenses are a wash. This game boils down to Batch vs Flacco...You have to give the old fella the nod. Charlie batch has played out of his mind and he doesn't even have to. The Steeler's offense has been as strong as there D and that spells disaster for all of their opponents. To bad RayRay didn't get the memo in B-MO. Joe Flacco will have a outstanding game because he's finally figured out he needs to throw the ball to Anquan Boldin. B-Mo wins


Brandon Lloyd's an absolute beast, and ...and...and....Okay, Okay that's where it ends. You cannot get rid of one of the best players in the NFL and still win. Tenn needs to leave Vince Young alone if he's going to ever be their future. Jeff, if you haven't noticed the future is now. Between not handing over the team to Young and not signing Chris Johnson to the most lucrative RB deal in the league is preposterous. Tenn Wins


Detroit 's still Detroit. I don't care that they're playing better. They are still losing. GB if you want to make a Superbowl run, you have to protect Rodgers. GB Wins


After a huge win for the Falcons last week, which team will show up now. Matt Ryan is back in the saddle as the QB of the future. Atlanta has played well every week even in week 1 9-15 loss to Pittsburgh. SF is in turmoil and Singletary seems to be a bit too militant. Today's players don't respond well to this attitude ask Tom Coughlin. ATL wins


The Panthers are trying to get John Fox fired as head coach. It's not his fault though. He's playing without a solid QB or a group of receivers. Not one single big name on defense and know real veteran leadership. New Orleans will role. NO wins

Seattle and the Rams are trying to separate themselves as viable playoff teams. There not, but someone has to win this game. I like the Rams behind an efficient Sam Bradford and a gritty Stephen Jackson. Rams Win


18 is back to his winning ways. He keeps showing the league that he can put me and you at receiver and still win games as long as we can catch. He took a practice squad guy last week and made him look like an all-pro. The Jags have too many issues. Indy wins this easily.

Darren Mcfadden has been the offense of the Raiders. Houston is better than the Raiders at just about every single category. This is why they should win. Houston Wins


The Vick experience performs for the first time at home. He has been electrifying on a team that wasn't a good ball club. He has risen them from the cellar of their division into the drivers seat. #5 in Washington usually performs very well when the spotlight is on him and it will definitely be there because of the storyline involved. I like 5...Washington Wins


Both of these teams have looked bad during this early season. Both both still have a chance to win there division and make a playoff run. SD has a better nucleus so I'll give them the nod. SD wins


The Giants look bad everywhere except int he passing game. The Bears are beginning to believe in themselves. One team moving up and another team slowly beginning to spin out of control. Bears Win


By virtue of playing in a very tough division the dolphins will be on a 2 game skid. This division may get 3 teams into the playoffs. Pats Win

Hit or Be Hit Saturday!!!

Florida @ Bama

Bama showed the nation last week why they are the #1 team in the country. After being down the entire game. The made a play on defense and marched the ball methodically down the field for the game winning touchdown. Yes, their weakness "WAS" on the defense in their secondary. Not anymore, this was a unit that made play after play against Ryan Mallet and Arkansas powerful offense.

The Gators have been a team that has had to train new stars while collectively winning as a team. In a supposedly down year, they have yet to have a close game. Bama will be their first test this season. The Gators will lose a close one because of the "Hit or be Hit" nature of Bama's offense. The Gators won't be able to stop the run. 20-13 Bama

Stanford @ Oregon

One must marvel at the great job Stanford coaching staff is doing. They are a very good team that just goes out every Saturday and never beats themselves. They are led by a high powered offense with Andrew Luck in the drivers seat, but their o-line and wide-outs are overlooked. 9 guys have at least 3 receptions. Defensively they have been lights out and have made play after play.

Oregon has had the most explosive offense in college football. If you blink your eye, they've scored 6 on you. This is a team that's averaging 60pts per game. They have weapons all over the field on offense and Chip Kelly uses them with great skill. Defensively there 4th in the country in points allowed. Not because they're so dominante. But they force you to have to run every play trying to score because of they're potent offense. This plays right into they're blitzing packages.Oregon wins behind a high powered offense. 52-42 Ducks

Penn St @ Iowa

These are two evenly matched teams. Neither as good as they were last year. Iowa hasn't really played anyone and lost one of those games to Arizona. Penn St hasn't played well on offense but they did keep #1 Alabama to 24 pts on the road. Because their is still so much that we don't know about either team. I'll have to give the edge to Penn St because of the tougher schedule. 17-13 Penn St

Texas @ Oklahoma

Oklahoma has played 3 out of their first 4 games very very close. Texas loss to UCLA was awful. They loss to a team who is mediocre Pac-10 ball club. These are not our fathers Oklohoma vs Texas matchups with National Championship ramifications at the end of the contest. This game will be ugly on both sides but will be won by an undefeated Oklahoma team that has learned how to win close ball games. 45-38 Sooners

Miami @Clemson

Can Clemson avoid the normal seasonal lapse. Kyle Parker has played much better than expected and will have to have a good performance against the canes. The receiver situation has been settled....Clemson doesn't have any. They have a good tight end. The problem with this is you don't score points when your TE is your leading receiver.

The Canes have been good except for the Ohio State game. They are still one of the best teams in the country. They have finally got there defense together and have played well all year. Jacory Harris will have a huge game this week. 48-17 Canes