Let's get right to it.
1. Norv Turner is the 2nd worst coach in NFL history to Art Shell. After watching Green Bay beat the Chargers that was all I could think. Yes, Norv's a great offensive coordinator, but he's a dreadful, dreadful head coach. Remember, he coached the Raiders, so I'm well versed in his crappy coaching. This San Diego team really didn't lose anyone from last year, and yet they already have as many loses in three games as they had all of last year. Plus the team looks lost and isn't playing all that hard. That's the coach's fault, period. Look, I think Marty was a playoff choker of the highest caliber, but at least he could get his team to play well in the regular season. Norv can't even do that. For some stupid reason I picked San Diego to win it all this year, even though I know the Pats will actually do that. I should have remembered Norv was coaching this team, which means they'll suck. It's apparent they have issues at wide receiver, but that doesn't excuse this start. Norv sucks.
2. I think it's almost time to label Alex Smith and Cedric Benson busts. Both guys were drafted in the first round of the 2005 Draft and both have been less than stellar. Smith was supposed to finally make that push to becoming a solid NFL QB after two years of improvement. It hasn't happened. If anything, he's regressed. Meanwhile, Benson is a joke. He pouted behind Thomas Jones for two years and now that he's the feature back he's stinking it up. I want to make this incredibly clear as well. I never liked Benson. I never understood why he went 4th in that draft. I always thought that was a stupid pick. But whatever. By the way, go back and take a look at the 2005 NFL Draft, particularly the first round. That first round is horrible. Meanwhile, Frank Gore went in the third round. Think the Bears wish they had Gore instead of Benson? Yeah, so do I.
3. The Bengals probably aren't going anywhere this year. I watched the whole game against Seattle and I think the simple fact is they just can't make key plays. They couldn't make the key plays to win against Cleveland and they couldn't make the key plays to win against Seattle. They have all the tools to be a good team, but they're not. They just don't make the plays when they need to make them. And that's not a good thing.
4. Tom Brady is going to have the best QB rating in league history and will bitch slap many other QB records. He's basically completeing 80% of his passes, his O-line is playing great and he has a stable of wide receivers complete with a happy Randy Moss. Everyone who said "Peyton Manning is the best QB in the league" after Manning won the Super Bowl last year is going to have to rethink that stupid-ass comment by the end of this season.
5. The Cowboys are clearly the class of the NFC. Sure their defense isn't great, but whatever, it's the NFC. They have a great offense, Romo is truly starting to become a top flight QB, and the team has obviously gained something by losing Parcells and adding Phillips. Plus offensive coordinater Jason Garrett has been pretty creative so far and T.O. appears to have gone back in time to his 49ers days, except without the attitude.
6. Just when you think you've got everything figured out, it turns out you know nothing. I thought Philly would fold and St. Louis would win.
7. But there are still some automatics. The Browns returned to proper form, the Bills are 0-3, and Joey Harrington can't win period, even when he plays well.
8. Rex should never start another game in his life.