NFL Week 15 Thursday Night Pick and Analysis – FootballThursday, December 15, 2011 9:12
Thursday night game pick for Week 15 of the 2011 NFL football season.
NFL Week 15 Thursday Notes & Pick
I expected so much more from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this year–until I heard head coach, Raheem Morris, describe his team as “youngry.”
Whenever I hear coaches making words up to describe their team it scares me. What made me regret my picking the Bucs to upset the NFC and win the South was Morris’ handling of the thug criminal Aqib Talib.
What a jerk-off this guy is; let’s take a gander at his rap sheet over the last couple years…
- Beats up a cab driver.
- Swings his helmet at one teammate, misses the target, and “de-noses” another teammate.
- Shoots at his sister’s boyfriend…
- Then blames it on his mommy!
Morris welcoming Talib back to the team christened the Bucs as the new Bengals–willing to sacrifice character for talent.
For all his documented and disturbing outbursts of violent anger, Talib has been suspended one game buy Herr Goodell.
Players are starting to point to the head coach’s coddling of this maniac as the beginning of the end of the much-ballyhooed rise of the Buccaneers in 2011.
It goes further than Raheem Morris; Tampa Bay’s owners, the Glazers; or GM, Mark Dominik–to, ultimately, Roger Goodell. The fool suspended Ben Rothlisberger after he was exonerated–yet after Talib almost killed a man, didn’t believe a suspension was called for.
That would make almost as much sense as protecting one class of players from helmet-to-helmet hits–QBs and WRs–while encouraging running backs and defenders to butt skulls at will.
But wait, oh yeah…
Best wishes to Mike Smith, the extremely likable and successful Falcon head coach, who this week reminded us just how high the heat is turned up on NFL head coaches. Coach Smith seems to be having “chest discomfort” and will take a couple weeks to get tested.
When he sees his team defang the Jags in front of 50 million people, he should feel a little better.
The public has moved this line significantly and I don’t know why. The spotted Cats are a good rushing team with a legit defense–and nothing else.
Look for the Birds of Prey to come out and win one for Smitty. Besides that, Atlanta is the more desperate team with more to gain from a victory and more to lose in defeat.
The 12-point spread is tempting, but I see the Falcons winning big.
Falcons 27, Jags 10
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