The team tried to release him, but doing so put them over the salary cap, so they had to put him back on the roster:
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
I was gald to see the two teams that went 13-0 meet up in the big game, and I enjoyed watching the performance of both teams....
I'm not going to break down the game all that much, except to say the key to this game overall was that the Saints found a way to keep Manning off the field. It was something like a stretch of 32 plays where the Saints had the ball; which would mean that including halftime (30 minutes in the big game), Manning was not on the field for the better part of an hour. And he and the receivers looked out of synch when they did take the field.
Interestingly, I can draw parallels to the visits each of these teams made to [insert name here] stadium earlier this season. In the Colts-Dolphins clash, Miami dominated time of possession and yet the Colts won on big plays and controlled the part of the game they could. It looked somewhat the same for portions of this game. The Saints were controlling the clock, and yet the Colts were dominating the early going. Yeah it was only 10-0, but they looked to be cruising.
And in the Saints-Dolphins clash, Miami jumped out to an early lead (24-0) and somehow the Saints hung in there and battled back to win the game.
As the game wore on, I wondered which of these games it would most resemble....
And then it happened. Terry Porter has a pick 6 against Manning. Exactly the same outcome that iced the Saints win against Miami...as you may recall, the Phins weren't out of it near the end. Sure, a loss was likely, but then Henne threw a bad pass and Porter put the game away.
A couple of notes about the Saints victory: kudos to Sean Payton for going all out for the win. There is no tomorrow. Go for the 4th down plays. Be smart about clock management. Don't punt - take field goals, even if they are long-ish. And of course, shock the team with an onsides kick. Nicely played, and that in and of itself was the difference in the game.
We can't leave this item without at least mentioning Drew Brees. Kind of fitting that he wins the big game on the field he *should have* been playing on for the last 4 years. If only that piece of crap little Nicky hadn't happened here...
I had an opportunity to drive by the stadium this morning on my way to work this morning...
I've been by the stadium a million times, of course, but only 3 times the day after a SuperBowl....
Its different somehow. You get a sense of the grandeur of the game, of the scale, and what it took to stage it. Now the crews are there breaking down the stages, packing their equipment, and returning things to "normal"....its quite the large-scale activity.
Yeah, the run up is exciting in that regard as well, but watching them on the tail end brings closure to the event that was...
I thought I could share it with all of you.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Good stuff from our friends The Michelles
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Hope everyone is having a great weekend and is looking forward to a fun Super Bowl Sunday!
Just wanted to share something that Tall Michelle and I were asked to participate in for Glamour Magazine Online. It's the Savvy Girl's Guide to the Super Bowl. http://www.glamour.com/sex-love-life/blogs/smitten/2010/02/the-girls-guide-to-the-super-b.html
PS...I'm kind of upset that they cut my answer to the Worst Pick-up line question, which was "Hi, I'm a Jets fan...wanna go out?" What's worse than that?!?! ;)