Bye Week Blues Alley – We’ve got to throw out some alternatives for you all to avoid catching a bad case of the “Bye Week Blues.”
So while Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is visiting his sister who’s expecting her second child and head coach Mike Smith is unplugging and getting in some family time, what they heck are we supposed to do?
Here’s the plan, let’s s scout as many of the Falcons upcoming opponents who play this weekend. If you don’t have DirecTV then this will involve going to your local sports pub that has multiple flat screens and frothy beverages for purchase.
Here’s the list of games to watch and your Scouting mission:
San Francisco hosts St. Louis: Rookie running back Glen Coffee, a third round pick from Alabama, will make his first NFL start for the injured Frank Gore. Is he legit?
Chicago hosts Detroit: Checkout how the Jay Cutler experience and report back. He returns to the Georgia Dome on Oct. 18.
Dallas at Denver: I’ve seen the last two Dallas games, but if you need a Keith Brooking fix this is your game. (It’s weird seeing him in that No. 51.) Tashard Choice is playing great for them, too.
New Orleans hosts New York Jets: Need to see if the Saints defense is bonafide or if they doing the smoke and mirrors deal.
Washington hosts Tampa Bay: The Zorn watch is underway inside and outside of the Beltway.
New York Giants at Kansas City: This probably won’t make for good television.
Buffalo and Miami: See if the Bills have figure out how to get Terrell Owens the ball.
Baltimore at New England figures to be the game of theView Post week, followed by a great Monday Nighter with Green Bay at Minnesota.
Now, at least we have a plan to hold off the Bye Week Blues! Got any other ideas for us? I’ve got to squeeze in cutting the grass and cleaning up my office.