I have to apologize because I did not write about the Jets or give my pick for the Jets last Monday night. I say apologize because it would have been some shit that was very wrong. Very, very wrong. I also refrained from writing something after the game. Instead I sat and thought about it.
The "it" I am referring to is the absolute horrendous display that occurred Monday night. Ryan Fitzpatrick is playing exactly the way he has his entire career. Why should anyone be surprised that they pulled him in favor of Geno Smith, Yeah, that Geno Smith. The one who got punched in the face last year by a backup linebacker. That one.
There is a part of me who is not surprised by any of this. I have been a Jets fan for all of my life. Nothing should surprise me with this team. But I get fooled every time. In my defense, the reactions have been less severe with every passing year. I think it's called Stockholm Syndrome. There is hope however. I watched the Chicago Cubs celebrate last night at Wrigley Field after winning the NLCS and sealing their first trip to the World Series since 1945. Yeah, 1945. That put things in perspective. There's always next year. That's the motto.
Ok, enough complaining, here are my picks for Week 7. (HOME TEAM IN CAPS):
Well it's official. Rutgers is terrible this year. This is not a surprise. To me at least. I figured this would happen. The previous regime left nothing behind. They have minimal talent at every position, and the new coaching staff is trying to implement a new offensive and defensive system with players who were recruited for another. New system and lack of talent equal a 2-5 start, after losing a very winnable game yesterday against Illinois. My thought at this point is to let as many young guys get experience as possible. Yes, they will lose, but losing with young guys is a lot better than losing with guys who can't get it done. That is the case now. Time to blow it up and see what the young guys can do.
I will get into the Jets tomorrow because they get to stink it up on Monday Night Football. For now, here are my picks for week 6. (HOME TEAM IN CAPS):
49ers (+8) vs. BILLS
Too many points for the Bills to cover.
REDSKINS (+2.5) vs. Eagles
The Redskins win today and make things very interesting in the NFC East. Carson Wentz struggles today.
Browns (+7.5) vs. TITANS
I've been on the Titans a lot this year, but not today. Too many points.
Ravens (+3.5) vs. GIANTS
Eli has a stinker today. Giants defense keeps them in it. The half of a point comes in handy.
Panthers (-2.5) vs. SAINTS
This game is close for a little while, but the Panthers pull it out at the end.
BEARS (-2.5) vs. Jaguars
LIONS (-3) vs. Rams
See the game immediately above.
RAIDERS (+1.5) vs. Chiefs
I think the Raiders win this outright. Their defense finally plays well as Derek Carr struggles.
Falcons (+7) vs. SEAHAWKS
This is a lot of points because the Falcons are a good team, and I'm not sure how dominant the Seahawks actually are. This should be the game of the week.
Cowboys (+4.5) vs. PACKERS
I have been saying it all year, I like the Cowboys this year, and am not really sure why. Probably the offensive line and opportunistic defense.
Colts (+3) vs. TEXANS
This may be the most entertaining game of the weekend, especially if you like scoring.