Week 5 is upon us, and I have struggled at right around .500 since my extremely good start.
This week, with time constraints and lack of focus, I am going to go ahead and give you a quick hitter preview on all the games of the week, minus my look at my game of the week which as always will be looked at more closely.
One thing I have learned in predictions, never bet in any game that Tony Romo is the QB in. You have instances in San Fran and Wash where he does just little enough to win, then you have week 1 and week 4 that show when he has to win a game, he can’t.
Luckily for all of us he has a bye this week, and we won’t have to lose money on a Romo played game.
Onto the week 5 games, which will be a little different this week so I hope you enjoy the change, no longer featuring a game of the week, but some thoughts on some teams and my predictions, sense we now have more to go off of.
Jets and Steelers offensive Defenses:
As many know I am a Cardinals fan, so I have a little experience in watching inept defensive play, and while the defenses of these two “Favorites” heading into the season hasn’t reached Cardinal level bad, it has shown little resistance against some of the top offensive units in the league in rushing.
The Steelers are the top ranked defense against the pass, the Jets are second, and yet neither even cracks the top 20 against the run, and honestly, after a little film study it’s easy to see why, and it isn’t something you expect from these two teams and it starts with the front seven. Welcome to my version of Madden ladies and gentlemen.
Here we have the Texans spreading the field going 3 wide, 1 back with a TE.
The Steelers have their base package out, letting Troy Polamalu cover the slot receiver, moving the middle linebacker up to make up for the strong side OLB covering the TE.
In a usual Steelers attacking defense, the LB’s and Troy are the tacklers, with the down lineman holding up the offensive line to give them a free shot. In this formation there are two tacklers, Polamalu and the weak side middle linebacker.
After the snap of the ball, it doesn’t end up looking like it should at all, and really it shows the problem with the Steelers defense this season.
We can see Troy basically in the same position that he was in pre snap, the WMLB is slow diagnosing the play which allows the C to get to the second level and just get in his way.