2 thoughts on the season thus far.
How 'Bout Dem Cowboys!!
I think we've seen the end of Tony Romo. And if that kid doesn't win Rookie of the Year, there is no justice in the universe.
Last nights Sadhawks Bills matchup wasn't the snoozer I anticipated. It was an absolute comedy of errors, though. The officiating was horrendous, mostly to the detriment of the Bills. I will say this, though. Leshawn McCoy looks like Barry Sanders, and if Tyrod Taylor could throw a deep ball, he'd be one of the most dangerous QBs in the league.
The end of the first half was classic "butt fumble" comedy gold. Lets review...
Three seconds left in the half, no time outs left, third down, and the Bills have driven to within field goal range. They bring out their kicking unit. Richard Sherman jumps waaaaaay off sides, but the refs don't blow the play dead like the should have in an "unabated" off sides. So, he keeps coming for the ball, gets a chunk of it, and makes contact with the Bill's kicker. The kicker flops like an EPL soccer player and rolls around on the ground, trying to draw a roughing flag, which he isn't going to get as Sherman got the ball and the refs didn't blow the play dead. The Bills trainers run out on the field to help the "injured" kicker, who all of a sudden realizes he's got no time outs, and by rule, if the trainers are on the field, the player has to sit out the next play. Ooops. He pops up, miraculously cured, but by rule he's now on the sidelines. The Bills have no one that can kick a field goal, so they run their offense out again to spike the ball and stop the clock, which they manage to do, bringing up fourth down with one second left to play in the half.
Now it really gets weird.
So here comes kicker again to kick a 45 yarder. And he drills it. That ball flew straight as an arrow, right through the uprights. Unfortunately, his line moved early, so the Bills take a 10 yard penalty and have to re-kick the ball.
You know what happens next. The next kick sliced right. 0 Points.
Gold. I was literally laughing out loud at the whole thing was going on.
Someday we'll win this thing...