Ron Glover’s NFL Questions & Answers: Week 4

Ladies and Gentleman, the Detroit Lions are for real, a comeback win against the Dallas Cowboys has convinced me. How about you? I’m officially calling for Andy Reid’s head. The Pittsburgh Steelers have become a M*A*S*H* unit. And how good are the Green Bay Packers?

On three.



After a better than average performance Monday night, will Josh Freeman get some overdue recognition?

With the possibility of seven starters missing time, can the struggling Pittsburgh Steelers bounce back?

Is Philadelphia Eagles GM Howie Roseman prepared to put the Andy Reid Era in his rear view mirror?

Could the Detroit Lions (Yes, those Detroit Lions) be undefeated by their October 30th bye?

Reggie Bush Reggie Bush #22 of Miami Dolphins runs for a gain against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on October 2, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San DIego, California.

Has anyone seen Reggie Bush?

 Greg Jennings

How good are the Green Bay Packers?

11 Responses to “Ron Glover’s NFL Questions & Answers: Week 4”

  1. Miranda says:

    Could it possibly be that Andy Reid doesn’t run the ball outta spite at this point? Is it just cuz everybody in the free world says he doesn’t and that he should…that he won’t? Seriously, there can be no other explanation.

  2. Temple3 says:

    I’m tired of Andy Reid. I’m not sure where his fascination with supremely talented, but light in the ass, running backs originated but it’s going to written on his ringless tombstone. Reid is not a “bad” football coach…he’s a lot like Tony Romo. His teams put up great numbers but they’re fatally flawed — and in crunch time, they always play from a position of weakness. For Romo, it’s an inevitable fumble or interception. For Reid, it’s an inevitable run stuffing defense that crushes his squad. There always seems to be at least one of those in his NFC. Packers, Cowboys, Buccaneers, Rams…there’s always someone. Maybe Shady will grow some new muskulls (Popeye voice) and Reid can stick around. (Ack ack ack ack ack!!!! — Popeye voice).

    The Steelers are OLD, but they also have a lot of pride. The thing they’ve never been able to overcome is a bunch of turnovers from Roethlisberger. Over the past few years, the thing that has kept this defense from getting more rest and having a few light weeks has been Roethlisberger’s penchant for turning the ball over with leads. In 2008, when they won the SB, he threw more picks on fewer snaps when Pitt was up. This is a recurring theme in close games this year. If it’s not a pick — it’s a fumble. He’s gotta get rid of the rock. He has 5 receivers who can get open off of 3-step drops and 3 of those can get deep if the defense bites too hard. How many DB’s are going to recover and keep up with Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, and Emmanuel Sanders? Not too many.

    I still like the Lions. I still like the Bills, but people have to respect Marvin Lewis’ hustle. He built the Ravens defense, not Rex Ryan. He was the first one to get disappointed about not getting that head coaching job — and he did the SAME THING to the white hot Houston Texans last year. The Bengals took the wheels off their party, injured Owen Daniels and sent the Texans home hopeless. He hasn’t always been great (especially with the time management thing when CP, Ocho, and TJ were there, but I put that on CP). But the Bengals stink because their ownership’s business model is to buy elite athleticism with character issues at a discount.

    Freeman’s not getting any recognition for outdueling Curtis Painter. I have Freeman on 2 or 3 different teams, wrote about him extensively and think he’s great, but that game ain’t gonna be his wake up call to America. He already beat the Packers and Rodgers 38-28 a few years ago and balled out. People are seeing exactly what they want to see. They need to stop Romo-manticizing some of these less than stellar QB’s.

    Try to find Joe Flacco on the list of NFL passers by completion percentage.

    The Packers are strictly as advertised.

  3. Temple3 says:

    Ewwww. Rant over.

    This is what happens when the Steelers lose to the Texans.

    I’m going to the Bahamas!!!

  4. eric daniels says:

    What’s up fam, still doing my pre- screening and couldn’t post just yet, but I have to say after 4 weeks of the season Ron yes Detriot is for real and Megatron is practically unstoppable but their secondary leaves a lot to be desired. Much props to Martin Mayhew who fixed that mess that Matt Millen created and has created a potential dynasty in Motown.

    Is it me or does the Steelers look old and a step slow on Sunday?

    Tony Romo is not the worse of Dallas problems, lack of a legitimate running game is the biggest flaw on the Cowboys and that offensive line.

    The Packers look great but I think teams like Giants can beat them because of their running game and thier defense looks fragile if they don’t have a lead.

    I picked the Colts to beat the Bucs because of Curtis Painter but their defensive front four surprised me with their quickness and they are coming together.

    The Eagles are in trouble because their defensive front 7 are in the wrong kind of scheme and they tend to give huge chunks of yeards in the second half.

    The Patriots aren’t that good and that’s the worse secondary in the NFL.

    And Cam Newton is better than advertised, he looks like another Dan Marino in the pocket just wait until he gets some talent.

  5. Temple3 says:

    ED — hope all is well with you.

    Question — what kind of scheme should the Eagles be running? I know they’re all ears right about now. I hope the Packers do face the Giants…maybe the Giants won’t quit like they did last year with a playoff game on the line.

    Take care of yourself…But whatever you do, don’t drink that Romo Kool-Aid that BSPN has been circulating. Tony lost that game…not the line or the running game. They had over 100 yards on the ground…they made first downs running the ball…they didn’t give up negative plays in the run game…and they dominated the clock in the 3rd Qtr.

    Dallas had the ball for 12 minutes and marched up and down the field — but lost 14 points off their lead. And they only committed to the run for one drive late in the 4th and got stuffed a couple of times for the first time all day. Romo didn’t sacked until the Lions brought in fresh guys on the final drive of the game after an incompletion. The line was fine and kudos to Felix Jones for playing with a separated shoulder.

    Romo simply made a bunch of throws he’d like to have back, but I can’t see how you trash the o-line and the backs when they held up their end of the bargain — for the most part.

  6. eric daniels says:

    What’s up Temple how are doing,

    Well I think the Eagles should go back to their old defensive scheme run by Jim Johnson instead of the change to a new defensive coach who doesn’t have his- type of players. And as long as Andy Reid can’t even get a running touchdown from 5 yards in the Eagles are going to be in trouble.

    I think The Cowboys don’t have that power runner to close games out like they did with Marion Barber. And I also blame Jason Garrett for calling a bad game in the 4th quarter which allowed the comeback by the Lions. And where was the CBs on Megatron? You know Stafford is going to throw to one person in the endzone would you bracket him?

  7. Origin says:

    1. As I said before Josh won’t get any credit. He will have to lead that team far in the playoffs and put up super stats. Currently that team doesn’t have the weapons for him to put up super stats. So he will have to get this team to the 2nd round of the playoffs in order to get some credit.

    2. Pittsburg is done this season, I said it when the season started….theyw ill not be making the playoffs.

    3. Reid is a teflon don until someone can prove to me that the fans in Philly and the media there will put the heat on his ass. For years Mcnabb or fill in the blank player was the scape goat for his poor coaching. If they do fire him it will be only because the team signed Vick to that contract and can’t take the PR hit getting rid of him. Cause if they could he would be the scape goat. But there is still 12 games left to have Vick be the scape goat so we will see.

    4. Detroit is a real good team and they should be they have been getting top 5 picks for like a decade. It was only a matter of time.

    5. Bush is playing on a horrible team………especially now that Henne is done for the season. This team and the colts will be playing for the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. I wouldn’t doubt both these teams tank it and go 1-15. Then the league will do a coin flip for who gets Luck.

    6. The packers are good….very good. But its a long season, lets see how they look at the end of the year.

  8. Ron Glover says:

    Yo Ed hope all is well with you. Thanks for stopping in. Take care of yourself.

  9. George says:

    I am a little suprised that bush hasn’t been in more plays, but then agian he wasn’t that awesome in New Orleans, so i guess you couldn’t expect too much more.

  10. Temple3 says:


    Thanks for that. I totally agree with you about J.J.’s schemes. I also totally agree with you about Marion Barber. Jerry Jones is on some stupid alma mater shit with Felix Jones. He’s trying to make himself look super good with the alumni by bringing this Razorback to prominence among the elite. Felix is Reggie Bush lite.

    On the triple coverage TD, they had guys on either side of him, but no one can cover the vertical space about 10.5-11 feet above the ground where Megatron rules the skies. If you’re in a jump ball situation with him, you’re better off not jumping and simply waiting for him to come down and then attacking the ball. I would focus on attacking his LANDING…or like they do in basketball — bump his legs on the way up (high flag risk).

    Of course, if he keeps the ball over his head, you’re kinda skrewed.

  11. Corin Brown says:

    1. Who cares how much recognition Josh Freeman gets? This is football. It’s played by men. It’s not American Idol.

    2. Bounce back? Bounce back to what? Winning? Probably. Playoffs? Who can predict that after 25% of the reg season – this is a competitive league and the Steelers play in a tough division.

    Every NFL team loses starters. The Patriots won 11 games with a QB that last started a game in HS, no running game and no defense. Pittsburgh is good because they have coaching, management AND depth of talent. Like all winners, they have a plan and they stick to it.

    3. Why would the Eagles GM get rid of Reid now in the middle of the reg season? If one’s prepared to change coaches in the middle of the season then that coach never should have started the season to begin with. I have always thought that Reid is a bad coach who will never win anything but there’s no point to getting rid of him now after only 4 games. Actually, sure, get rid of him now. They were never gonna win with him so what’s the difference if he gets canned now?

    Also, it always makes me sad to see so much talent (Eagles) go to waste and take such physical punishment when there was never any chance to win a SB. At least these guys get paid. That’s something, I guess.

    4. Of course Detroit could be undefeated by then. They’re better than all of their next four opponents and 3 of those games are at home.

    5. I didn’t see him but I heard he was at XIV on Sunset & Crescent Heights the Sunday night before his bye week. It’s a free country. He can do what he wants in his free time, as far as I’m concerned. But seriously, who cares? Reggie Bush is almost as irrelevant as the Fins.

    6. The Green Bay Packers are very good.