Friday, August 29, 2008
The start of the 2008 NFL Season is upon us
The 2008 NFL Season opening weekend lies dead ahead, which since 2002, has had the opener on the Thursday Night before the opening weekend as the so-called "kickoff classic". The defending Super Bowl Champion Giants, who were unable to lure DE Michael Strahan out of retirement(I think he made the right call), open up against the division rival Redskins. These are my two worst teams, obviously being for Dallas, so I hope that it winds up being a RARE tie. Dallas completed their preseason schedule last night by not playing any starters in winning 16-10 over the Vikings, who also didn't play anyone. Also yesterday, Cowboys CB Adam "Pac-Man" Jones was reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Jones hasn't played in a real NFL Game since Dec. 31, 2006 with the Tennessee Titans. Jones and the Titans were on the short end of a 45-14 shellacking by the Cowboys in October of that year and that was when Bledsoe was still in at QB for Dallas. Jones victimized the Giants later that year both in the secondary and on special teams, so it will be nice to have him, needless to say, when we play the Giants. The Cowboys will open up against Cleveland. As I stated earlier, the Browns will not be able to hold down the Cowboys offense so they will try to get into one of those shootouts like that one last year against the Bengals. The Browns have some playoff expectations while the Cowboys have the most talented team in the NFC and look to finally not only get their first playoff win in twelve years, but to be in THE SHOW. I'm of the opinion that like last year, the Cowboys will be way out in front in the NFC East. Better take care of the Eagles in week 2 after they outlast the Browns.