If anything, this weekend’s helping of football pleasure should provide a little more excitement than last week’s bowl of turds. And at least the BCS game was fun last night. Mike Williams stock should get a little bump. As well as Deshaun Watson’s. Given my druthers I’d pick Williams in a heartbeat and worry about a QB later. He can make a mediocre guy look good. Just throw it up high and he’ll go get it. Who will be the thrower remains to be seen, but there’s the faint hope DSW is there at the 34th pick. Might be worth a shot. I mean, we have no QBs signed for next year and we have to start somewhere.
At some point this team needs to draft for offense. The last 6 defense-heavy drafts have netted the 32 ranked defense. Huzzah. We may not be as bad as things appear (and that’s on Browns exile LB coach Jim O’Neill), mainly because we have a decent D line, and solid DBs. It’s our weak LB corps and lack of a pass rush that really killed us.
Anyway, about those playoffs. I went through much the same last year. I picked all the WC games correctly, and then missed 3 of the next 4. With that being said:
Hawks at Falcons – As much as I feel like Seattle is finding their sea legs for this playoff run, I think Atlanta’s offense will kill a banged-up Seattle secondary. Matty Ice for the win – Atl 33 – Sea 20
Texans at Pats – ‘Nuff said. Pats 85 – Texans 6
Steelers at Chiefs – Though I want to pick Pittsburgh, and they probably will win, I hate them too much to go with my brain on this one. Young Sir Alex pulls one out. KC 28 – Pitts 24
Packers at Cowboys – This is a very intriguing matchup as you have the old vet QB in Aaron Rodgers, who yet again figured out how to pull a Hail Mary out of his ass (and kudos to the Giants defense for their abject cluelessness in that situation) and win another playoff game. Dallas on the other hand (another team I can’t stand) looks very tough, with their rookie tandem of Dak Prescott and Ezikiel Elliott tearing up the league. Again though, at the risk of being wrong (and yeah, what’s ever stopping me there?) and going with my heart instead of my brain, I have GB 35 – Dall 27