Let the football begin!
The Colts just finished their slam job of the New Orleans Saints. A little bit surprising Indy thumped the Saints so bad, but a good way to start the season for the defending champs.
I hope the Colts continue to win but I'm not holding my breath. The game I'm waiting for is the Green Bay/ Philly game.
That's right, I am a Green Bay Packers fan not a Colts fan. Don't get me wrong, it was cool to see the Colts go all the way, but it won't happen this year.
I'm not saying that the Packers will do it, but I know the chances the Colts will be hoisting the LOMBARDI TROPHY again are slim. Simple odds and too many questions working against them. But enough about Indy, let talk about them Packers.
Most everyone has written off my beloved Packers, but most preseason articles have them it a solid second position in the NFC North, behind the Bears. Most people point to the fact Favre is getting too old, the running game isn't there and the defense is young. Let me school ya a little.
First off, Brett Favre is a legend, not an opinion but a fact. He will more than likely eclipse Dan Marino's records this season and take his place at the top. So show a little respect. I would put Brett up against almost any other quarterback in the league and I'd like my chances. Keep your Vince Young, your Drew Brees and your Peyton Manning. Gimme that gunslinger that stalks the frozen tundra - I want a quarterback that can win with style.
As far as the running game goes, rookies Deshawn Wynn, Brandon Jackson and Corey White rushed for 293 yards in the preseason. No. 1 rusher Vernand Morency stood on the sidelines during the preseason and that's where he can stay as far as I'm concerned.
The running back that caught my eye was Noah Herron. He slashed and darted his way through defenses during his limited time in the preseason and looked like the real deal. Too bad the Packers are without him for the season due to a knee injury.
With starters like A.J. Hawk, Charles Woodson, Cullen Jenkins and Justin Harrell, the Packers defense will be holding teams down all season long. With a wall up front and a secondary (not counting Al Harris) that shadows its receivers, the Packer defense will surprise a lot of people, most notable Bears fans.
So dust off those jerseys, fill up the salsa trays and let them beverages flow. Let us all rejoice -- Football season is here.