Dan’s Sirius Show Notes Dan Leberfeld
It’s time for some news and notes from around the league from Dan’s Sirius NFL Radio show notes . . . Let’s get it on . . .
49ers WR Braylon Edwards was criticized by some for not playing defense on that pick by LaDarius Webb in the San Francisco-Baltimore game. The ball was up for grabs, and some think Edwards didn’t make any effort to knock it away from Webb who was in a better position to catch it . . .
QB Matt Moore led the Miami Dolphins on three straight drives of 70 yards or more in his team loss to the Dallas Cowboys. This begs the question right now – who is better – Mark Sanchez or Matt Moore?
I’m not being flip here, just trying to keep it real.
The Jets last game of the year is going to be a tough one . . .
Any one of the four teams in the AFC West have a chance at winning that division.
Oakland is very banged up, and Caleb Hanie is underrated, so there is a good chance Chicago beats Oakland. Also there is a good chance San Diego beats Denver. That would make it a tight three game race. And if Kansas City beats Pittsburgh at home, which is a long shot, but not unthinkable, then it’s a tight four game race.
One factor that helps the Jets is that the division winner from the AFC West is likely going to be the only team from that division to make the playoffs. It’s highly unlikely a Wild Card team comes out of there . . .
The Jets are clearly focused on Cincinnati as their main opponent for the second Wild Card. Most people assume the Pittsburgh or Baltimore will be the first Wild Card; whatever team doesn’t win the AFC North.
And Rex clearly isn’t impressed with the Bengals.
Bart Hubboch asked Ryan is he was concerned with the stocked AFC North grabbing the two Wild Card spots.
“I don’t know how stocked that is,” Ryan said. “Maybe the records say that. I don’t know. We’ll see. I’m not afraid of any of those teams. There’s a couple of real good teams in there. Obviously, Baltimore and Pittsburgh, but beyond that, I’ll take our division over any of them.”
The Bengals host the Browns on Sunday. Don’t be shocked if the Browns give them a game, or maybe even pull an upset.
Did you know the Browns have the #1 pass defense in the whole league? Bengals rookie quarterback Andy Dalton is going to have a tough challenge . . .
In Pittsburgh Mike Wallace is averaging 17 yards per catch, and Antonio Brown has had two excellent games in a row. These are the two speedy receivers who have essentially replaced Santonio Holmes in Pittsburgh, and they have done a very good job of filling the void, and neither was a first round pick.
You can find good receivers in the draft, so you don’t have to pay people a fortune at the position . . .
Tom Brady has been taking more hits this year than most years, and that is likely going to continue in Philadelphia with Trent Cole and Jason Babin coming off the edges.
Word has it that Brady hurt his elbow on on recent hit, and has tennis elbow . . .
Premium will return on Monday afternoon. Enjoy the Jets-Bills game . . .