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Great Day to be a Chiefs Fan in Jorts

1) This is the year of the 68 passer rating. In the rain, the Chiefs hold on to beat the Chargers in the opening kick-off of the new Arrowhead Stadium, (some of you may ask:  What’s a new Arrowhead? It’s a knife so watch your back, I will now referred to it as such so not to deceive people who want to go, I mean the stadium is in Missouri.) Not only did Matt Cassel have a passer rating of 68- it was also the number of yards he threw for. This definitely did not look like the Charlie Weis offense we saw last year with Clausen gunning it around at Notre Dame, but this time his team won.  Yet beware Chuck being too cautious could lead to an embarrassing exit in Kansas City.  Romeo thanks for beefing up the KC defense, missed tackles and blown assignments have been a fixture for the past two and half seasons. Oh wait, there was still a former Boise State receiver left wide open for an easy touchdown that made all of us sweat. But too Romee’s credit the Chiefs held strong against two fourth down situations deep in KC territory.

# 23 in this weeks Bearded Guy Poll

2) FCS teams are not to be trifled with.  After victories at Ole Miss and Virginia Tech, many athletic directors will be looking at their match up this week and hope they can survive  their ‘cupcake’ before entering into Conference play.  It’s quiet apparent that North Dakota State should be in the top 25 despite their loss to Northern Iowa, based simply on the round-a-bout logic of Kansas losing to them (6-3) then Kansas Beating 15 Georgia Tech (28-25) and coming in with a 1-0 record.

So here’s The Bearded Guy’s first Edition  Top 25

1-6) Ohio St-Alabama-Boise-Oklahoma-TCU-Nebraska

7-10) Some really good teams and Florida

11) Northern Iowa 1-0, Key Win: NDSU

12-21) Some good teams and LSU

22) The Denard Robinson’s and 20+ practice hours

23) NDSU 1-1, Key Win: Kansas  Admirable Defeats: 11 Northern Iowa

24) Virginia Tech, 0-2, com’on they have really cool uniforms so they get to stay

25) Kansas 1-1, Key Win: Last weeks 15 GT  Admirable Defeat: NDSU, I mean seriously losing to a ranked team by a field goal can’t hurt you!

Wasn't playing Youngstown St. in Week 2

3) Time to be serious: I observed that freshmen are still freshmen: when you put them on the road week two at number one, they might figuratively crap themselves (See Penn State at Alabama). The score reflects total domination, not the two turnovers in the first half in the red-zone that killed the lions, but not Joe Paterno.

Grinnell 2-0 and Monmouth 0-2

4) Apparently preseason Division III rankings do not mean all that much, go figure. As my Alma Mater, preseason 240, decided they would play spoiler on the road against an opponent with post-season aspirations. Not only that, it was the 1000th game in the programs history and would have made the Monmouth head coach the winning-est coach in the program’s history. This was salt in the wound for Alex Taney who was injured on the first pass play of the game, turns out the offensive line might have been a little suspect. I hope he’s able to make it back for basketball season and he can make the trip to Darby. I remember him referring to our student section so lovingly. If you don’t get the references its Grinnell vs. Monmouth. Shout out to the  Grinnell student body for giving the pioneers a heroes welcome upon the teams arrival home.  I don’t think the Pioneers, not the ones who didn’t make it to the Mississippi River, are satisfied just with these two games but it’s a great start for Jeff Pedersen’s squad.

Week 1-2 High School Team of the Week

5) Gardner Edgerton is my high school team of the week.  2-0 and coached by my former high school coach, Marvin Diener, they lost in the state final last year to a loaded Hutchinson (KS) team. I don’t see Diener and a top prospect Bubba Starling (Real name, I promise) letting that happen again.

In jest, yet serious

The Bearded Guy

Number 2-5

The NFL draft just concluded yesterday but all the talk has stemmed from Day 1 and the Broncos taking Tim Tebow in the first round with the 25th pick overall. It had the recently mute Blasian blowing up everywhere besides the blog he writes for. Let me remind readers of  his specialties, NASCAR and Basketball, but he is positive this is the worst pick EVER. On the other hand, I am not opposed to the pick instead I would have actually taken him at 1(22) and not have worried about trading all the picks to Baltimore, but the draft slot is worth it to jump a head of franchises who had been very serious about taking Tebow in Buffalo,  Seattle, Tampa or Cleveland. So Denver got a little antsy 1 (25) but besides that here’s what I like about him.

Proven Hard Working Guy and Willing to take any role:

Freshman year comes in as one of the most sought after players in the country to a second string role to Gator Nation chagrin, they were not huge on Chris Leak by then. But he provided hard nosed running and a few jump passes and Florida rolled to a title.

Took over a team and became the vocal leader and pressure:

Put into the starting role, he  statistically dominated his sophomore year with the cabinet cleaned of a lot of the talent that had won the title Tebow kept them a float in a middle year. Adding a Heisman trophy, finalist the next two years.

Applies the pressure:

Coming in as favorites to win it all Tebow and the Gators falter fairly early to Ole Miss in which  Tebow gives the speech declaring no one would  play as hard or lead like him… etc basically he was going to be beast among children.  Thus he public took responsibility for the team’s success and failure and continued to produce.

Student of the game:

I really was somebody ask Kentucky

Recognizing the Florida system does not easily convert to the NFL he went out of his way to work on his delivery and foot work. He impressed enough people with his raw abilities at the combine. Tebow with the desire to be a NFL quarterback at all costs has put it all on the table, he is not Eric Crouch (another Heisman winning quarterback from a different college system) who thought he would give the QBing thing a shot his way and hopefully someone would fit him. Tebow is reinvented. If this was basketball Tebow’s ceiling would be about a Duke journey man like Laettner but then again this isn’t basketball.

Can't Miss

Systems are far more advanced in football, and its been proven that  those willing to put in the time in the film room and working to develop a knowledge of other teams can be the most successful players in the game. I would like to recall the 1998 Draft of a couple of kids named: Peyton and Ryan. Both declared can’t miss guys, great college careers and honors, but Mr Leaf was more of the guy you saw at the club than in the film room, and he became known as one of the biggest busts in draft history. Peyton on the other hand was forced into the starting role early and took some lumps but eventually became the premiere quarterback in the league, basically calling the offense on his own. P.M. does have a great arm, but have you seen this guy move? He is slower than anything, but as a student of the game, he has made himself into the most frustrating players to defend against.  This is only possible in football, and this is the real reason I think Tebow has a shot.

Get one thing straight…I am not a Florida fan, I actually hated Tebow in college, and I will continue to hate him as he plays for Denver. But I also think he is going to hurt us (The Chiefs) in the near future. Bottom line: Nike signed him…..

Show to Watch: Breaking Bad, got to love a cancer stricken chemistry teacher go off the deep end and start cookin‘! Thanks you AMC, can’t wait to see Don Draper again soon.

who said Walt doesn't Party

Salute

-The Bearded Guy

Aight, this is a great way to jump-off! At least The Mark and I will be guiding you in different directions you will have to decide.  This week we have 3 rematches from last week. I am going to start with my easiest decisions:

Baltimore vs. New England:  Straight Forward

The Mark is right. It’s January and Tom Brady is Tom Brady.  The Pats have been hitting the ground game more over the last couple weeks to get back to a balanced attack, and the games at Foxboro. Raven’s Defense without Ryan hasn’t been the same and enter Falco in a sophomore season.  Easy pick Pats will win by 7 or more.

New York Jets vs. Cincinnati:  Not the Sanchise yet.

Who thought the New York team we would be talking about after 17 weeks would be the Jets.  Rex Ryan and Sanchez snuck into the playoffs against two resting teams.  Cincinnati will control the game and put one a finger in the sky for Chris Henry at the conclusion of this one. Cincinnati is the one team that beat the Hard Knocks curse.  Super Favorite?  Who Dey?

Green Bay vs. Arizona

I’m taking Arizona. I think Warner will hit 65 percent or more of his passes and that’s enough. They win by 7.  This is the only game they win in the playoffs, but they move on.

Philadelphia vs. Dallas: Taking the Dark horse

Can Dallas beat Philly 3 times?….Absolutely not. Not only will Philly cover the spread, but they will win as well. This Cowboys team couldn’t beat any team in the league 3 in a row this season, Chiefs included. I know you say this game is at Dallas and we all saw what happened last week, but really? The home field didn’t matter in the hyped stadium opening game to the Giants, a team that swept the ‘boys this year. I repeat the Giants swept them! This is the team that fell completely apart once Jersey Shore debuted and started scoring better television ratings than Giants home games. It’s still a toss up between who blew it more: The Broncos or The Giants. I mean the Broncos had a shot going into the last week, and decided they want to save Derrik Johnson’s career. I mean I am a fan of his, but he hadn’t started but half the games this season for an undisclosed reason.  I guess you don’t need to have Mike Shanahan coaching to blow it in the final weeks of the season.  One more shot at the Giants and I will get back to the Cowboys v Eagles: The past 6 weeks it looks like the Giants were taking defensive boxing lessons from Snooki. I haven’t seen a team beaten like that back to back weeks to end the season.  I guess Jersey pride doesn’t matter to the Giants.

Dallas still has Wade Phillips and Roy Williams (WR).  I do believe Tony Romo is better than his playoff record, but The Mark even mentioning him in the same sentence as MVPeyton is sacrilege.  I mean com’ on ‘The Mark’, Peyton is the offensive coordinator and the quarterback and just mentally wrecks people on the field. Who were his receivers this year? Anyways, I know Philly’s center is out and who knows about the consistency of Brian Westbrook. But Desean Jackson has two big plays for sure and Donovan McNabb is consistent enough to pull it off.

Question: Did any of the youthful hired  coaches get into the playoffs?

Nope

Salute,  and if  I parlay this, Three Penis Wine for Everyone.