Now that the overly shoved in your face College Football Playoff MEGACAST is over. (I can’t believe they had head coaches and analysts sitting around the table commenting on each play of the game, like that’s what I want to watch instead of the game itself). The fast paced well dressed NIKE team, oops I mean Oregon Ducks got their butts whipped by the well coached Midwest country boys of Ohio state. I still think Mariota will be the first QB taken in this years NFL draft if he comes out. Word has it that Ohio state QB Cardale Jones might enter the draft too. I am guessing that after his tweet almost a year ago, stating “nobody comes to OSU to learn, but to in fact play football.” With his talent & upside I think he will be drafted in the 3rd or 4th round.
Okay, the four team playoff format worked great and it generated a ton of money for everyone involved. So I think by 2017 we will have a six to eight team playoff, and by 2020 there will be 16 teams fighting for the right to call themselves college world champs.
Now onto the best two games in the NFL. The youngster Andrew Luck vs. the pretty boy veteran Tom Brady. Luck and the Colts are playing pretty good ball right now. I do think they need to keep Trent Richardson on the bench. Boom Herron is getting in a groove and they are going to need him, not so much for the rushing, but for catching out of the backfield. Against the Bengals he had 10 catches for a team leading 85 yards.
As most of you know Bill Belichick is a lock to go down as one of the best coaches in history. Earlier in the year the no name 3rd string RB Jonas Gray ran for 201 yds and 4 tds against the Colts. Later that week he was late to practice and got benched for a few weeks. This is the Belichick way, so I think he will unleash recently acquired, but veteran to the team, Legarrett Blount to handle the Colts on Sunday night. Tom Brady will work Gronk down the middle, and Eddelman across the middle for a 38-23 Victory. To take the Patriots to their 6th Super Bowl in 14 years.
Then we have the favorite for MVP this year, Aaron Rodgers vs. the third round pick and Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson. The Packers are one of the most storied franchises in the NFL. They are owned by their fans and have the 2nd most hall of fame players. They are known for their passing with Rodgers, and the weapons he has at the receiver position. But last year drafted a physical rookie RB Eddie Lacy. I think they are going to try and establish a run game to try and get the always dangerous Legion Of Boom up to stop the run. Rodgers can then try and get some big plays down the field. The difference in this weekends game compared to the season opener is the emergence of Davonte Adams. This young receiver for GB has had some big games later in the season. That now makes 3 big playmakers Rodgers has to work with. Last week Seahawks Byron Maxwell was out for the Hawks and young guys Simon and Lane struggled a bit against WR Benjamin. If GB has big play receiver Jordy Nelson line up on the right side against the Hawks young guys they are going to be in trouble. Pete Carroll has said Maxwell should be back which is going to help them tremendously. Rodgers and company have been here before, and i’m not just talking about the 12th man and the ruckus crowd at Century Link. They have been in the NFC championship game a few times now along with the Super Bowl in 2010, which they won. The big stage will not affect them like it would some teams.
As for the Hottest team in football….Kam Chancellor and company are in the film room studying how they can get the advantage over the powerful offense of the Packers. We know the Seahawks defense will be prepared. Since getting LB Bobby Wagner back from a toe injury, the defense has only allowed 56 points over the last 7 games. The best part for the Seahawks is that Wilson threw for 3 TD’s against Carolina last weekend, a mark that he reached in all three of the playoff games combined last year. The offense is clicking on all cylinders right now. I believe Beastmode will be too much for the Packers to handle on Sunday, helping the Seahawks reach Super Bowl XLIV in back to back years. Seahawks 31-Packers 20.
I will always be fair when it comes to scouting and talking about other teams. But I am gonna follow Russell Wilson in always signing off with a, GO HAWKS!!!!!!