NFL Sunday Week 4: Brett Favre Throws for Six, Terrell Owens Keeps Talking….

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Sup with your boy TO D? I know he’s a beast but he’s gotta keep it together when he feels he’s not utilized properly. Did anyone see the look on his face when he sat alone on the sideline? TO, you are three and one. Quit crying and catch one of the 17 passes Romo threw your way. Didn’t you run the ball twice? They are trying to get you the ball.

Chill brotha chill.

Andy Reid is going to hear it in Philly this week. What was he thinking running three straight times on the goal line even though he has Donovan McNabb under center? I know Donovan is hurt, but he’s a big dude Andy. Run the sneak!

Brett Favre throws for six tds. Damn dude. You sure know how to keep your name on the front page huh?

Kurt Warner cannot throw that hospital ball at that point in the game. He’s lucky Anquan is going to be alright. Gaston if you do that, you better run like I’m chasin’ you.

Tennessee is for real. Do not sleep on the defense or Albert Haynesworth and that front four will make sure you don’t wake up.

New Orleans has a prolific offense, but it seems like the offenses they play against are as well.

Here’s the scores. Ron Glover will write the recap next week. I’m just a sub.

New York Jets (2-2) 56, Arizona Cardinals (2-2) 35

Brett Favre throws a career high 6 touchdowns. Tying Broadway Joe for Jets record.

Anquan Boldin catches a speed knot to the hat. Let’s pray he’s alright.

Tennessee Titans (4-0) 30, Minnesota Vikings (1-3) 17

The Titans defense is sick. Their front four is ridiculous. Holds Adrian Peterson to 80 yds. Jackson plays after Gus gets injured.

Kansas City Chiefs (1-3) 33, Denver Broncos (3-1) 19

Herman Edwards rallies the troops to first win after 12 straight losses. Larry Johnson runs for 198 and 2 tds.

Chicago Bears (2-2) 24, Philadelphia Eagles (2-2) 20

Not the coaches fault Matt Schoebel doesn’t want to block on the goal line. Run the sneak Andy, run the sneak. Wouldn’t want to be Reid this week in Philly. Especially after the Phillies won.

New Orleans Saints (2-2) 31, San Francisco 49′ers (2-2) 17

Drew Brees throws for 363 yards and 3 scores.

Buffalo Bills (4-0) 32, St. Louis Rams (0-4) 14

Linehan fired. Bills 4-0 for first time in 16 years. Jim Haslet interim coach.

Tampa Bay (3-1) 30, Green Bay (2-2) 21

Matt Bryant kicks three for his deceased son Tryson. Derrick Brooks has monster game. Aaron Rodgers has bad shoulder.

Carolina Panthers (3-1) 24, Atlanta Falcons (2-2) 9

Steve Smith and Mushin Muhammad have big days as Panthers win 100th game.

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-2) 30, Houston Texans (0-3) 27

David Garrard comes through in the clutch. Scobee drills game winner in O.T.

Cleveland Browns (1-3) 20, Cincinnati Bengals (0-4) 12

Derek Anderson pass to Braylon Edwards is game winner in snoooozer. Brady Quinn keeps his happy feet on the bench.

San Diego Chargers (2-2) 28, Oakland Raiders (1-3) 18

LaDanian Tomlinson breaks loose in 4th. Scores 2 as Raiders can’t hold on. Russell looks good in loss even though two turnovers in 4th ultimately were margin of victory.

Washington Redskins (3-1) 26, Dallas Cowboys (3-1) 24

TO gripes in loss. Did you see his face when he took a knee? Jason Campbell is growing by the second. Santana Moss has big game.

Baltimore @ Pittsburgh tonight 8:30 pm

Just so you can reminisce…

43 Responses to “NFL Sunday Week 4: Brett Favre Throws for Six, Terrell Owens Keeps Talking….”

  1. Co Co says:

    The Eagles are very average without Westbrook. :(

  2. Eric Daniels says:

    The Green Bay Packers Defense Sucks at stopping the run and for that I am glad because Earnest Graham ran for 110 yards and Aaron Rogers got killed by our defense. TBR you called my Bucs defense bad and we held the Pack to 173 yards total defense and picked him off 3 times take those words back bro. And why no QB Bootleg rollout for Triple 5 Soul on fourth down Mizzo ? Great weekend of sports.

  3. thebrotherreport says:

    ED- The Bucs made a believer out of me.

    The one thing that will help Jason Campbell’s career is the fact that he has a former QB in his corner, I’m just spitballin here but I don’t think that too many if any Black QB’s have had a former QB as a head coach or an offensive coordinator. Jim Zorn has been there and knows what Campbell is looking for on the field and I believe that helps a little more than an offensive coordinator does.

  4. Mizzo says:

    That’s a great point Ron. One analysts have not mentioned.

  5. Mizzo says:

    What ya’ll know about that Jamaica Funk?

  6. thebrotherreport says:

    Working on a Black QB piece this week.

  7. KevDog says:

    Jaimaca Funk? That’s what it is…letitget into you….

  8. thebrotherreport says:

    One helluva block party song. I can almost smell the ribs:-)

  9. michelle says:

    Diallo,

    Come out Come out where ever you are!!!!

  10. thebrotherreport says:

    That popcorn’s starting to go bad!

  11. CDM the XXXL Cre8tv says:

    My Brownies squeaked by this week to get off the schnide. Wasn’t pretty but I’ll take a ugly win over a close loss anyday. Romeo needs ta get. They just don’t look inspired at all. Welcoming the bye. Somebody warm up Brady.

  12. Temple3 says:

    CDM:

    Why do you think the Browns play the way they do? Do you they just aren’t prepared? Do you think they were flat because Carson Palmer didn’t play and that deflated some of their competitive fire? Are they always like this? They looked inspired, if ineffective, against the Steelers.

  13. CDM the XXXL Cre8tv says:

    Temple,

    Wow, I could spend days on this question. I’ll give you my few theories.

    One) The look perpetually out coached. One of Romeo’s main weaknesses is his inability to go in at halftime and make adjustments/add some wrinkles. I don’t understand this because he could do this as a d-coordinator.

    Two) Personality Complex. This team has no idea what it wants to be. The Browns Pre-1999, before the move to B-More was a smashmouth, running football team that could pass to loosen up the defensive front. Solid front seven, 4-3, very good secondary. Put your 11 against my 11 and we knock heads and figure it out. As was the AFC Central Division of the time. (PUKESBURGH, CINCY, CLEVE, HOUSTON).

    After the ’99 return, the expansion Browns could not/have not figured out what they want to be. Finesse, smashmouth, spread, whatever. That is reflective of the front office not knowing what personnel to draft or free agents to pursue. (side note—you have a weak secondary, I have no idea why you don’t make a play on Ty Law WHO KNOWS YOUR SYSTEM from your time New England)

    And we are still at least two years from having the personnel needed to run the 3-4. Willie McGinest, really?

    Three) Playing to your competition. I know you play em one at a time. Okay, I that but you have to play at a constant tilt. Consistency is what separates the NFL elite from the NFL wannabes. Case in point, Philly smelled blood in the water against Big Ben and Pukesburgh. Brought everything, all day.

    Four) Saturday Night Live™ Syndrome – Remember how good this show used to be when it was sketch driven and not character driven. It seems these Browns could give a crap about team as long as “I’m getting mine.” No sacrifice for the benefit of the team.

    More than anything, these my reasons these Browns aren’t ready for prime-time.

  14. Drexel Perry says:

    The key to Tennessee’s success is the presence of Albert Haynesworth. Sure, the guys around him (Vanden Bosch, Kearse, etc.) aren’t bad, but when you have a behemoth such as Haynesworth who possesses cat-like quickness, your going to have a heck of a defensive line.

    He’s the best DT in the league and if the Titans don’t lock him up, some team is going to offer him a king’s ransom to hop aboard their ship.

  15. Matthew Fudge says:

    I give T.O. two weeks before he throws Romo under the bus for not getting him more involved. Tony might want to keep Donovan on speed-dial.

  16. origin says:

    thebrotherreport says

    “The one thing that will help Jason Campbell’s career is the fact that he has a former QB in his corner, I’m just spitballin here but I don’t think that too many if any Black QB’s have had a former QB as a head coach or an offensive coordinator. Jim Zorn has been there and knows what Campbell is looking for on the field and I believe that helps a little more than an offensive coordinator does.”

    Very true brotha but also another thing that will help him is that he has a owner who is willing to do anything to win and who isn’t cheap. See over the history of black QBs so often these guys end up with teams and owners who are unwilling to spend the money to get these guys help. The only owner that I knew that had a black QB and was willing to spend money was Cook when doug williams was with washington and arthur blank when vick was there.

    All the other great black QBs have had cheap owners. Moon and Bud adams. Mcnabb and lurie, Cunnigham and the owner in philly at that time. Cunnigham, Moon and culpepper with the cheap owner in Minnesota.

    I mean I could argue that Jason Campbell, Vick and Russell are the first high draft pick so called franchise black QBs who have been drafted by owners that are willing to spend the money and surround their black qbs with talent to succeed.

    Its just a shame because think how many championships Mcnabb, Moon and Cunningham could have won with an owner like Synder.

  17. origin says:

    Also forgot that Qunicy Carter was the QB of the Cowboys for that 2 seasons so he was a black QB who played for an owner willing to spend money. But he was never on the level of players like Vick, Campbell, Mcnabb, moon and so on.

  18. origin says:

    Mizzo how can you take it in Philly. I was listen on the internet to talk radio in Philly and the fools there were trying to blame the loss on Mcnabb. Saying that reid could look in Mcnabb eyes and knew that he didn’t want to run a QB sneak on the goaline.

    Where do they get these idiots from???

  19. HarveyDent says:

    That loss last night could be laid at Desean Jackson’s feet. The goal line calls were vanilla to say the least but with the rook fumbling the punt and then breaking off his route which led to the INT was very costly. The thing though is that DJax is a rookie and even though he has some flash about himself he shouldn’t be such a crucial cog in the Eagles offense yet. That comes back to the front office but that’s another story though.

    I wonder how come Reid didn’t go with the power I again with Hunt and Klecko in the backfield. Worked before and could have worked again with a QB sneak. Wasted second half performance by the defense though after they got rolling because TBR and Mizz those guys are playing like hungry dogs this year.

  20. HarveyDent says:

    Oh happy happy, joy joy, TO’s about to tear the ‘Boys apart. Can’t wait to watch this meltdown because it’s going to be better than Wall Street. Get ya popcorn ready.

  21. origin says:

    Harvey says

    “The thing though is that DJax is a rookie and even though he has some flash about himself he shouldn’t be such a crucial cog in the Eagles offense yet.”

    Yeap couldn’t agree more thats why the lack of a true back up running back falls on Andy. I like buckhalter (I went to school with his brother in college) but after the 3 knee injuries the dude couldn’t be a back up RB on 25 of the teams in the league.

    Its a d@mn shame that andy is the GM of this team. If nothing else happens this year he needs to lose his GM title. I have been saying this for the last 5 years.

    Also Harvey with Mouse Jr. (Andy) passing 70% plus I don’t know if mcnabb can last the whole season.

    I swear Andy would be a better Canadian football or Arena football coach with his pass happy @ss.

  22. coacheagle22 says:

    Let TO live. Why is there a problem because he wants the ball? His rants will do nothing more than annoy a few people and bring the media around. They won’t pay him any mind.

  23. GrandNubian says:

    Winning cures everything. If Dallas wins next week, T.O. will be happy and his latest comments will be forgotten.

  24. thebrotherreport says:

    Norman Braman (Eagles owner before Jeff Lurie) spent money but only on defensive players, his biggest free agent signing on the offense was a Herchel Walker who had seen his better days.

  25. HarveyDent says:

    Winning does not cure everything, Nube, especially when it comes to TO. Winning will keep him quiet but his perceived slights and resentments always come out eventually. The Cowboys are doing the same thing the 49ers and Eagles did when TO was on their teams and that’s not let the players police the locker room. Steve Young and Jerry Rice should have reined him in SF while Dawkins and McNabb should have done the same thing in Philly. There’s no veteran in the Dallas locker room to call out TO on his behavior so it will happen again. So it will happen again. Some men you treat like men with blunt jawboning to get your point across. Some men you treat like, excuse me ladies, bitches and you take them behind a woodshed and smack them like bitches. TO’s needed that since UT-Chattanooga but it’s never too late to learn even as a 13 year vet of the NFL.

    We’ll see how the ‘Boys will handle this.

  26. GrandNubian says:

    @TwoFace

    I respectfully disagree, but just slightly. Winning is a cure all, no matter what the odds or issues may be on the field or in the lockerroom. Whatever disappointments you experience during a loss the previous week, the best medicine is to come out and win the following week. I think Dallas will do that and T.O.’s latest comments will be a thing of the past (but not distant past). I think it will be chalked up as “T.O. being T.O.”

    But as much as I do agree with your points about his behavior, I don’t think he will throw Romo under the bus as he did Garcia and McNabb. I think that since he knows that this is perhaps his last shot to play ball in the NFL (being that no other owner will give him the opportunity that Jerry Jones has), he will weather whatever storms they encounter.

    But if Dallas wins the SuperBowl, trust me, every negative moment that happens this season will be forgotten.

  27. thebrotherreport says:

    HD, It was embarrassing the way the Eagles locker room handled the T.O. situation. Had T.O. gone to Baltimore instead of the Eagles in ’04 do you think Ray Lewis, John Ogden or Deion Sanders would’ve put up with any of that?

  28. Mizzo says:

    His face would have been different like Rahman’s Rahman. He knew what it was

  29. Mizzo says:

    Like this.[img]http://www.thescore.ca/blogs/footy/hasim-rahman11.jpg[/img]

  30. thebrotherreport says:

    Holyfield gave Rahman elephantitis.

  31. Matthew Fudge says:

    “There’s no veteran in the Dallas locker room to call out TO on his behavior so it will happen again.”

    Harvey, it won’t matter if there’s nobody but veterans on the Cowboys. Steve Mariucci couldn’t control him, Andy Reid couldn’t handle him, and Bill Parcells let T.O. run him out of town. Wade Phillips hasn’t had a problem with T.O. because he stays out of his way. It’s just like a child. You don’t let him or her do what they want, then pull a Joe Clark when they get to be a teenager. Dallas made their bed-now they gotta sleep in it, for better or worse.

  32. thebrotherreport says:

    Wade Phillips doesn’t have and never had too much security in Dallas, ultimately I think Phillips can care less what Owens does.

  33. Temple3 says:

    Origin:

    I didn’t think McNabb wanted to run the sneak either. I couldn’t see his eyes, but I thought I saw him look over the Bears defense to see if it was there — and every time it looked like he might think about, Urlacher and Briggs moved right in front of him. Say what you will, but I don’t think a sneak would have worked. I really just think the Bears were equal to the task.

    CDM:

    Thanks for the those on the Browns. I doubt that they’ll ever beat my Steelers again in your lifetime. Sorry about that. For my two cents, though, I think your squad would be better served if they could be balanced on offense. They have an elite WR and an elite TE. They don’t have an elite RB. Lewis is excellent, but his best years are behind him. The Browns need to make a move. Either it’s Anderson and they shut the door or it’s Quinn. This is the last year to have this looming over the franchise. They spent a great deal of money on the offensive line and have some studs, but they’ve been injured. It doesn’t get much better than Bentley, Steinbach and Thomas. At full health, they’re the envy of the league…no one has a better group on the left side of the ball.

    As for the defense…I can’t help you there. When coaches reach out to sign old players, it makes me think it’s because they don’t have the juice to DRAFT the players they want. Wimbley is excellent. Bodden — I don’t know what that was about. Maybe it’s the ownership. I thought Phil Savage and Romeo were better than this.

    All:

    I agree with Harvey on this one. The problem with T.O. is his deep personal insecurity. It’s evident to anyone willing to look. I don’t know the pain he feels, but his unreconciled strivings are obvious. He needs a healing — and sometimes the wood shed is an ideal place. With that said, you need to be a fairly serious dude to think you’re going to take him ANYWHERE and whoop anything. He’s bigger than most cats on the team…he’s stronger…and faster. I don’t know if he can box, but the world is CHOCK FULL of football players who cannot take a punch. So, assuming for a moment, that this cat can actually fight even a little, the candidates to whoop his ass are few and far between. Never mind the very real prospect of injury and missing game checks for some shit that should and could be handled by management.

    With that said, the 1970′s Raiders and today’s Ravens would have handled that straight up and in a hurry. TBR is correct. Not every team has a Ray Lewis…in fact, last time I checked, one team had a Ray Lewis — and Owens was smart enough to know that prima donna shit was not going to work there.

    The game is simply bigger than the position of WR. I don’t believe teams can win when a single player uses the media as a means to change the gameplan. These teams are hierarchical for a reason. Owens simply is not reliable enough ON THE FIELD to be the true leader of the Cowboys – for that matter, neither is Romo. That’s a big reason why this team cannot win big games. Marion is that dude, but he not choose to lead with words…great teams need both. If Owens is not the leader, he needs to be checked so that he doesn’t undermine the larger collective. He simply doesn’t get that. They might have won a Super Bowl or 2 in Baltimore with him because all the Alpha Dog Territory has been thoroughly pissed on by Ray Ray.

    T.O. would have become a fire hydrant in Baltimore. The worst part is that he knew it. When Philly played Baltimore, he did his best impersonation of James “Alligator Arms” Thrash and short-armed and ducked and dodged — until his TD late in the game. It’s precisely that level of arrogance masking cowardice that would have put him on the firing line in Baltimore.

  34. thebrotherreport says:

    Temple said: “I agree with Harvey on this one. The problem with T.O. is his deep personal insecurity. It’s evident to anyone willing to look. I don’t know the pain he feels, but his unreconciled strivings are obvious. He needs a healing — and sometimes the wood shed is an ideal place. With that said, you need to be a fairly serious dude to think you’re going to take him ANYWHERE and whoop anything. He’s bigger than most cats on the team…he’s stronger…and faster. I don’t know if he can box, but the world is CHOCK FULL of football players who cannot take a punch. So, assuming for a moment, that this cat can actually fight even a little, the candidates to whoop his ass are few and far between. Never mind the very real prospect of injury and missing game checks for some shit that should and could be handled by management.”

    Case in point, At the height of the Owens/McNabb debacle there was the fight between Owens and the recently cut Hugh Douglas. Now Douglas and Owens had been on a collision course since training camp because Hugh thought Owens was faking small injuries to miss the 2 a days.

    It all comes to a boil when Owens in the training room in the tub Douglas walks by making an “injury faking” comment. From here it gets sketchy but apparently Owens gets out of the tub ass-naked goes to his locker puts on some shower shoes and calls Douglas out. After he handles Douglas he calls out everyone else in the locker room, looking in McNabb’s direction.

    No one budged.

    The following Sunday on Fox Howie Long reported on it and basically gave the blow by blow account:

    “From what I was told Hugh Douglas swung a few, missed a few, but he definitely caught a few.”

    Our lesson for today: When a grown man comes to a fight ass naked and in flip flops, keep it movin’.

  35. Temple3 says:

    S’all ‘um sayin’.

  36. thebrotherreport says:

    LMAO!

  37. Matthew Fudge says:

    Look, as long as Jerry Jones has T.O.’s back, nothing’ll happen to T.O. He’ll blow the team up and keep it moving like nothing happened.

  38. thebrotherreport says:

    Jerry Jones has Michael Irvin’s back because Irvin was producing rings, all Owens produces is headaches eventually.

    Owens is probably thinking Jones has his back too.

  39. Matthew Fudge says:

    Why wouldn’t he? He ran Parcells outta Dallas, which I didn’t think was possible. Then he had the nerve to say he didn’t learn anything from Parcells while he was there. Too bad Ray Lewis couldn’t have made a special visit to the Cowboys training camp and hemmed T.O. up. Bet that would’ve been the most-watched “Hard Knocks” episode ever.

  40. HarveyDent says:

    LMAO about the TO/Hugh Douglas scrap especially about him coming ass naked outta the tub. I never said it’d be easy to take him behind the woodshed, just that a teammate needed to try.

    Hilarious ish, though

  41. Mizzo says:

    Crazy but I guess it would have been foul if I asked Hugh about that when Anthony Gilbert and I spoke to him about the Eagles fullbacks and tight ends–or lack thereof–blowing the Bears game at Sixers media day.

    AG balances me out though because I can get like Brawley’s Rev when warranted so that’s whassup.

    Mike Wise don’t think so though huh AG? ;)

  42. thebrotherreport says:

    Hugh would’ve downplayed it or either gave his version. My best friend played with Douglas at Central State

  43. Temple3 says:

    “When elephants fight, only the grass is hurt.”

    “It takes a village to raise a child.”

    “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

    —————

    In all seriousness, I’ve tried to think of former champions and the types of players who were team leaders — and their isn’t a single player who reminds me of TO with respect to ON FIELD unreliability. Here, I’m speaking specifically about this penchant for dropping passes. His classic game vs. the Packers as a 49er was punctuated by a game-winning catch in the endzone after countless drops during the course of the game. The 49ers showed his love and kept the faith.

    The guys that I came up with off the dome were vocal leaders and they led by example with tough, consistent play: Michael Strahan, Ray Lewis, Shannon Sharpe (Baltimore AND Denver), Ronnie Lott, Bill Romanowski, Derrick Brooks, John Lynch, Willie McGinest, Tom Brady, Hines Ward, Jerome Bettis, Joey Porter, Reggie White, Charles Haley.

    That’s a short list. Each of these players on this list was/is a classic big game performer. T.O. was spectacular in the Super Bowl and he’s a monster – usually – but then he lays eggs too often. Last year, he led the league in dropped passes. This would be like Ray Lewis leading the league in missed tackles. It’s simply incomprehensible. Can you imagine Ronnie Lott being ranked last among safeties in metrics for getting beat deep? How about Strahan being unable to get sacks against a key division rival? Picture Hines Ward routinely missing blocks – instead of being the dude that knocked Ty Law AND Rodney Harrison out in consecutive seasons.

    That dude in Dallas is a caricature. He’s not what he thinks he is – but he could be.

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