Week 8 Observations
I’m on vacation, writing this from a hotel in Spain. For God knows what reason, Heather arranged a 30-mile bike ride with some friends in the morning, and the place where we’re starting the ride is an hour drive away. So I have to write this now or never, before the second wave of games is even over.
The Giants season was already over, but I hate the Jets, and I really wanted the Giants to win that game. Brian Daboll blew it, though it wasn’t his fault Graham Gano shanked a 35-yard field goal, even though I would have gone for it on 4th-and-1 instead. (That was a 50/50 call.)
The really bad decision was winning the coin toss and choosing to receive in overtime. What the fuck was he thinking? His third-string QB, Danny Devito, wasn’t capable of a forward pass, and you want to receive the ball, the only upside of which is being able to win with a TD after a long drive you have to mount solely on the ground while the Jets know you’re running every play? Why not elect to kick off, play defense where you have the advantage, receive a punt and play for a game-winning field-goal? Just senseless to receive in that situation.
I nearly threw my laptop against the wall after the Adoree’ Jackson PI set up the game-winning FG for the Jets.
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