Tuesday, 30 October 2012

What we learned in the NFL week #8

What did we learn this past weekend?

How could the San Diego Chargers lose to the Cleveland Browns?? I will give some credit to the Browns for still battling out there on Sundays. Their defense has looked better ever since CB Joe Haden came back from his 4-game suspension. But still, what is wrong with the Chargers?? Yes Norv Turner is a lame duck coach, but we all know this. Most of the blame has to go to GM A.J. Smith!! How do you still have a job after you let go of players such as Drew Brees, RB Darren Sproles, WR Vincent Jackson and CB Antonio Cromartie??? Add horrible 1st round draft picks like LB Larry English and RB Ryan Matthews and you got yourself a recipe for failure!!

We also learned that the San Francisco 49ers are capable of throwing the ball with some success, but we still don't know if they can win coming from behind!!! Last night was one of Michael Crabtree's best games as a pro and what about that play by Randy Moss? He can still fly for a 35-year old!

Sad to see the Arizona Cards lose four in a row!! If you can't protect your QB, you won't have any success, no matter how good your defense and special teams are!!

All of sudden the Minnesota Vikings can't stop the run. Alfred Morris of the Redskins, Larod Stephens-Howling of the Cards and now Doug Martin of the Bucs all ran for over 100 yards on Minnesota the last three weeks! This is not what you want to see if you'r the Vikings. And on top of that, QB Christian Ponder has regressed the last few weeks!! What was a surprising and good start of the season could all be wasted if Minnesota doesn't get their act together!

We also learned that the Tampa Bay Bucs are on the come-up!! Josh Freeman has been outstanding in his last three outings! Tampa has looked really good on offense since coming off their bye week! Sitting at 3 wins and 4 losses, the Bucs are somewhat in the playoff picture., especially if they beat the Raiders next week! They would be 4-4, with the Chargers and Panthers as their next foes... Tampa Bay could be 6-4 after week #11!! Head coach Greg Schiano is doing a wonderful job in bringing back discipline to the Bucs organization!!

Last but not least, we all witnessed the atrocious performance by the Eagles on Sunday!! Philadelphia has massive internal problems!! Explain to me how you only give your star RB, LeSean McCoy, 16 carries against an average Falcons run defense?? Mike Vick is far from being the problem. The O-Line is horrible. Andy Reid's game plans are good for the garbage. He and Marty Mornhinweg still call plays like its the 2004 Eagles... And even back then I thought they underused RB Brian Westbrook! Owner Jeffrey Lurie needs to step in and do something about this hot mess- and NOW!! Mark it down now, the Nov. 11th matchup vs the Cowboys might be the match that will decide Andy Reid's fate. Vick's fate is already decided.... He won't be back next year.... Not at 15.5M$ per!!!

NFL Pool Standings + Picks Week 9

Matthew Ross: 20-12

Mitch Gallo: 19-13

Stefano Mocella: 17-15

Producer: 16-16

Moe Khan: 14-18
Sean Coleman: 14-18

Miami -2.5 @ Indianapolis

Pittsburgh +3.5 @ NY Giants

Dallas +4.5 @ Atlanta

Philadelphia +3.5 @ New Orleans

Matthew: MIA, PIT, DAL, NO
Producer: MIA, NYG, ATL, PHI
Stefano: MIA, NYG, ATL, NO

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

NFL: What we learned in week #7

Before I start, I want to mention how I forgot 3 other ageless wonders of the game: DB Charles Woodson, LB London Fletcher and CB Antoine Winfield, who has been LIGHTS OUT this year with Minnesota! Well wouldn't you know it, Woodson and Fletcher got hurt last week. Nothing as severe as Ray Lewis's injury, but in Fletcher's case, his hamstring injury might snap his streak of consecutive games played at 231!!! Fletcher has not missed a single game since he stepped foot in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams back in 1998!!! Woodson logically will enter Canton, Ohio, but here's hoping they find a spot for Fletcher AND Winfield, who have been both very under appreciated throughout their careers!!!

 What did we learn this past week end??

 Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers just don't lose two in a row at home!! If San Francisco nails home field advantage throughout the playoffs, it will be a major boost for this team that lacks offensive punch!! Alex Smith has a finger injury but nonetheless, Frank Gore can't do this by himself AND Gore is playing through a hip injury!

We also witnessed that something is just not right with the New England Patriots right now!!! Could it be Tom Brady is not 100%?? Maybe the loss of Matt Light and Brian Waters on the O-Llne? Whatever it may be, they're just not consistent enough throughout the full 60-minute game.
> The Ravens are in big trouble!! They already were on the defensive side but now the offense looks horrible once again!! I was never a fan of OC Cam Cameron and I put a lot of the blame on his schemes, game plan and play call!! All awful. The Ravens also have to step it up on the road!! They lost @ Philly, barely beat the Chiefs in KC and last week got slapped by the Texans in Houston!

 While we are talking about massive problems..... The Carolina Panthers, HELLO???? Cam Newton really needs to stop talking to the press after games ASAP!! If I'm one of Newton's teammates, I'm second guessing wanting to play for this guy! It's really the first time in Cam's career where he has had to face this kind of adversity and he is not responding to it very well! The ship is sinking in Carolina, and fast..... That's if it hasn't sunk already with Mr. Newton being the first one to jumped off!!!

  We already knew that The Raiders were mediocre, but I like what I see from first year coach Dennis Allen!! His guys are battling in every contest. Their two victories this year have been come-from-behind wins!!

 The Chicago Bears defense is scary to say the least, but take a second to look at who they played..... right.... exactly..... Colts(W), @Packers(L), Rams(W), @Cowboys(W), @Jags and last night vs Lions!! If this offense can't produce more then 13 points a game, I don't expect to see the Bears making a strong push come playoff time! Looking forward to seeing the Bears take on the second part of their schedule!!

 Jean-Claude Godin 

NFL Pool Standings + Week 8 Picks

Mitch Gallo: 17-11

Matthew Ross: 16-12

Stefano Mocella: 15-13
Producer: 15-13

Moe Khan: 12-16

Sean Coleman: 11-17

Atlanta +2.5 @ Philadelphia

Miami +2.5 @ NY Jets

NY Giants -1.5 @ Dallas

Washington +5.5 @ Pittsburgh

Matthew: ATL, MIA, NYG, PIT
Producer: ATL, NYJ, DAL, WSH
Stefano: PHI, MIA, NYG, WSH

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Moe Khan talks Montreal Alouettes and CFL Oct 16

Jeff Erickson Fantasy Football Week 7

NFL Fantasy Rankings rankings for week #7

By Jean-Claude Godin


1)Drew Brees, Saints @ Bucs
I expect this matchup to be high-scoring with a Saints win and NO can't run the ball so it's gonna be another Sunday of cool Brees, as he will extend his record for most consecutive games with at least a TD.

2)Robert Griffin III, Redskins @ Giants
Another high-scoring affair in this match up and the Redskins offense is all about RG3 and Alfred Morris. The Giants just came off a huge win in SF but in Giants fashion, they will follow up that nice road win with a loss at home. If the Giants win, it will be ugly. Redskins will keep it close and score by the pound!

3)Andrew Luck, Colts vs Browns
Luck has bounced back from every bad outing this year and they play the Browns at home...... The Colts are still without their RB Donald Brown.

4)Eli Manning, Giants vs Redskins
As I stated, Redskins vs Giants will be high-scoring, so I think we will see a nice QB duel between Eli and Griffin which will be their first meeting.

5)Tony Romo, Cowboys @ Panthers
I know, How can I put Romo so high??? He didn't play bad last week and he plays the mediocre Panthers D on Sunday. I like this matchup!! That's if he can stay away from tossing picks.

6)Aaron Rodgers, Packers @ Rams
The real Rodgers is starting to show face, but imagine what the results would be on his part if his O-line could block a bit better? This is why I have AROD in the 6 slot. The Rams D will make it difficult for him on Sunday.

7)Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills vs Titans
This is probably the highest I will rate the ivy leaguer this year. This has high scoring written all over this matchup vs the Titans.

8)Tom Brady, Pats vs Jets
Jets are stout vs the pass so I expect the Pats game plan to focus around Steven Ridley

9)Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers @ Bengals
10)Matt Schaub, Texans vs Ravens
11)Joe Flacco, Ravens @ Texans
12)Andy Dalton, Bengals vs Steelers
13)Jay Cutler, Bears vs Lions
14)Josh Freeman, Bucs vs Saints
15)Carson Palmer, Raiders vs Jags
16)Matt Hasselbeck, Titans @ Bills
17)Sam Bradford, Rams vs Packers
18)Cam Newton, Panthers vs Cowboys
19)Mark Sanchez, Jets @ Pats
20)Brandon Weeden, Browns @ Colts

Matt Stafford did not make my top 20, I really think he will have an ugly game on Monday night!


1)Arian Foster, Texans vs Ravens
Baltimore is giving up a lot of yards vs the run and now they're without Ray Lewis.

2)Trent Richardson, Browns @ Colts (only if hes 100% healthy)
The Colts D is SOFT and T-Rich is a monster. If his ribs hold up, he should have a monster Sunday.

3)Darren McFadden, Raiders vs Jags
McFadden has struggled so far this year and I think he will the rest of the season since he has never looked good running in the zone blocking scheme. But this is the Jags we are talking about here!!! Dress Run-DMC

4)Steven Ridley, Pats vs Jets
The Jets are weak vs the run, this is a good match for them to change the trend, but until they do... I like Ridley to run close to 100 yards with a score.

5)Adrian Peterson, Vikings vs Cards
Make it 5 weeks in a row for AP without a score. His ankle is still bothering him but he's a must-dress every week. The Cards are now back with Skelton at the helm.... Vikings will win and AP could finally see pay dirt.

6)Maurice Jones-Drew, Jags @ Raiders
7)Ray Rice, Ravens @ Texans
8)C.J. Spiller, Bills vs Titans

9)Chris Johnson, Titans vs Bills
WOW CJ2K is back on my list. If he can't run wild on the Bills defense then you can forget about him the rest of the season.

10)Alfred Morris, Redskins @ Giants
11)Felix Jones, Cowboys @ Panthers
12)Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks @ 49ers

13)Fred Jackson, Bills vs Titans
Spiller and Jackson have to be dressed at the same time because of the time share..... If you drafted both of them like I did, well-played.

14)Matt Forte, Bears vs Lions
15)Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants vs Redskins (not 100%)
16)Frank Gore, 49ers vs Seahawks
17)Michael Bush, Bears vs Lions
18)Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers @ Bengals

19)Andre Brown, Giants vs Redskins
Brown has been practicing with the first team this week!!! Sleeper play here. Just doublecheck his status on Sunday morning.

20)Doug Martin, Bucs vs Saints
21)Steven Jackson, Rams vs Packers
22)Daryl Richardson, Rams vs Packers
23)Ben Jarvus Green Ellis, Bengals vs Steelers
24)Alex Green, Packers @ Rams
25)Mikel Leshoure, Lions @ Bears


1)A.J. Green, Bengals vs Steelers
Ike Taylor can't cover anyone this year!! Money!!!!

2)Victor Cruz, Giants vs Redskins
If Green went off on DeAngelo Hall a few weeks ago, I think Cruz can do the same!! SALSA TIME!

3)Marques Colston, Saints @ Bucs
Colston looked good prior to the bye and it looks like the Saints will be without Jimmy Graham.

4)Vincent Jackson. Bucs vs Saints
Jackson scored 3 TDs in his last two games, I think he gets at least one vs the Saints.

5)Andre Johnson, Texans vs Ravens
Ravens just lost their #1 CB Ladarrius Webb for the year!!! AJ on Sunday.

6)Steve Johnson, Bills vs Titans
Johnson is getting at least 10 looks a game, but the last few weeks the Bills have played against top defenses.... not this week!

7)Kenny Britt, Titans @ Bills
Britt has all the physical tools to succeed. This should be the game were he goes off, as last week he was starting to show signs of his old self.

8)Reggie Wayne, Colts vs Browns
Wayne looks rejuvenated and besides Joe Haden in the Browns secondary, there isn't much. Wayne should have himself a party on Sunday!

9)Brandon Marshall, Bears vs Lions
Cutler has eyes only for Marshall.

10)Mike Wallace, Steelers @ Bengals
Seems like he's the only receiver who is capable of scoring TDs for the Steelers..

11)Calvin Johnson, Lions @ Bears
12)Percy Harvin, Vikings vs Cards
13)Mike Williams, Bucs vs Saints
14)Larry Fitzgerald, Cards @ Vikings
15)Dez Bryant, Cowboys @ Panthers
16)Hakeem Nicks, Giants vs Redskins
17)Jordy Nelson, Packers @ Rams
18)James Jones, Packers @ Rams
19)Denarius Moore, Raiders vs Jags
20)Wes Welker, Pats vs Jets
21)Antonio Brown, Steelers @ Bengals
22)Kendall Wright, Titans @ Bills
23)Josh Gordon, Browns @ colts
24)Donnie Avery, Colts vs Browns
25)Torrey Smith, Ravens @ Texans


1)Jason Witten, Cowboys @ Panthers
2)Heath Miller, Steelers @ Bengals
3)Aaron Hernandez, Pats vs Jets
4)Jared Cook, Titans @ Bills
5)Vernon Davis, 49ers vs Seahwaks
6)Rob Gronkowski, Pats vs Jets
7)Owen Daniels, Texans vs Ravens
8)Brandon Myers, Raiders vs Jags
9)Scott Chandler, Bills vs Titans
10)Jermaine Gresham, Bengals vs Steelers

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

What did we learn in the NFL week #6

Jean-Claude Godin

What did we learn this past weekend?? A whole lo,t let me tell you.

First off, the San Diego Chargers will never win with Norv Turner at the helm and GM A.J. Smith should also be accountable for making the decision to go with Philip Rivers over Drew Brees!! That decision didn't turn out so good in his favor!!

Last night's match was a HUGE win for the Denver Broncos, as the rest of their schedule is quite soft!
Even though Denver has issues on defense, I don't see San Diego winning the West. Denver needs to smarten up though, as they rely way too much on Peyton to save face for their horrendous starts. It's not fair to put Manning in a situation where he has to make comeback after comeback.

Last Thursday, we witness the Titans squeaking one by the Steelers. Pittsburgh has massive issues on the o-line once again, but what concerns me more is the inability of the Steelers to punch it in when they're in the red zone! This team has to be one of the worst red zone offenses out there (with the Eagles of course)! Steelers go to Cincy Sunday night in what should be a exciting match. Both teams have a lot to prove.

Sad to see the Colts come out flat in the 2nd quarter of last Sunday's match vs the Jets! The reality is that the Colts D is SOFT!! Shonn Green is an average back in the NFL and the Colts allowed Green to gallop for 160-plus yards on them!! Yes, the Jets were a dangerous team to play, but still... as the ESPN crew would say: "C'MON MAN"!! Nothing is lost for the Colts, though. Their next 4 games are against the Browns, @Titans, Dolphins and @Jags!! Three wins out of 4 is a possibility.

Speaking of the Jets, I have to give some love to coach Ryan, coach Sporano and coach Westhoff (special teams) for their game plan and how they have been using Tim Tebow!! The fake punt-pass was brilliant and bringing Tebow to move the chains on 3rd and short is just common sense!!

We also learned that as long as Andy Reid keeps calling the shots for the Eagles, this team will always underachieve. The defense has no sacks in their last 3 games and I guess it was DC Juan Castillo's call to take Nnamdi Asomugha off of Calvin Johnson in the 4th quarter since he was fired or relieved of his duties earlier this morning. Todd Bowles steps in as new DC!! Good move, but this move will cost Reid's job!! Todd Bowles will be Philly's new HC next year!! If not, then I think we might see Jon Gruden going back to Philly, where it all started for him as a coach in the NFL!

We also learned that Tom Brady is one of the biggest trash talkers for a QB in the league. How amusing was the Seahawks match vs the Pats!! Brady apparently told Seahwaks CB Richard Sherman (who is becoming one of the game's top CB) to come and see him after the game with Seahawks safety Earl Thomas (who is also a star in the making)....well somewhere in the 4th quarter Brady threw 2 picks... 1 to Sherman and the other to, that's right, Earl Thomas.. and guess what, Sherman went to pay Brady a visit after the game!! What goes around comes back around!!

We learned that the San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans are not made to come from behind, thus I can tell you none of those two teams will win the Super Bowl!!

I love how year after year most fans and experts still show no love to the G-Men!! Boy did New York showed the nation last Sunday!! They punched San Fran right in the mouth to top it off with a good kick in the....you get the point! NEVER DOUBT THE GIANTS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR RECORD..... and I will go on the record here and state that WR Victor Cruz has what it takes to maybe become the greatest wide receiver after Jerry Rice!! I see similarities between both of them!!

How impressive was that Redskins win vs the Vikings!! Vikings were up 9-0 after the 1st quarter and had momentum... that was until Robert Griffin III went OFF!!! HE WAS BALLING!!! Great game plan by the Shanahans! You can't run on the Vikings defense but are not a pass first offense so you have to stick with the run but it wasn't rookie Alfred Morris doing most of the running...it was RG III.

To cap things off, I just want to take this time to mention Ray Lewis's injury! By now all know he tore his triceps and is done for the year!! He will turn 38 next May!! Could his career be done?? I hope not and i pray not since to end his glorious career the way it ended on Sunday is just not right!! Now let's cross our fingers for the other ageless wonders, Falcons TE, Tony Gonzalez and for Bucs DB, Ronde Barber to finish off their seasons and career the right way!!

NFL Pool Standings + Week 7 Picks

Mitch Gallo: 14-10

Matthew Ross: 12-12
Stefano Mocella: 12-12
Producer: 12-12

Sean Coleman: 10-14
Moe Khan: 10-14

Baltimore +6.5 @ Houston

Washington +6.5 @ NY Giants

Arizona +5.5 @ Minnesota

Detroit +5.5 @ Chicago

Matthew: HOU, WSH, MIN, CHI
Producer: HOU, NYG, MIN, CHI
Stefano: BAL, WSH, MIN, CHI

Saturday, 13 October 2012

NHL is dead to me - for now

Breaking news - The NHL and NHLPA are meeting to discuss when to next negotiate and meet. In a related story, every sports news program features an insider that's giving us no inside news.


I am absolutely sick and tired of hearing no news when it comes to the National Hockey League and the players association. This posturing and these tactics have to stop - and now! The old adage of 'Everyone will come back once they're back," is starting to get really old really fast.

I made a conscious decision NOT to talk any lockout talk on my show a couple of weeks ago and I plan on sticking to it. For the moment, the NHL is dead to me. It does not deserve my attention, nor do the players deserve to be advocated for.

The issues in this new CBA are irrelevant. If the two sides couldn't put a sense of urgency on getting a deal done, why should any of us care?

I know what each side is trying to do. They're trying to stay away from the bargaining table for prolonged periods, thus seemingly showing their side's lack of a need to get a deal done on the terms of the other side. Nuts to this ridiculous game of chicken.

And I've got news for you, hockey people - many of us haven't missed a thing yet!

With NFL games on three days a week, baseball playoffs electrifying audiences and the CFL still going strong, what time do I have to miss hockey right now? Moreover, the NBA is around the corner, a sport I don't normally start paying attention to until the new year. But guess what, it'll get more of my attention in November this time around.

And shame on the people out there dying to know the latest form the negotiation table. You're not going to be privy to anything really riveting in these insider reports. And the owners and players can't be bothered to care about the fans who're missing out on meaningful games for the third time in the last two decades.

So to those that are still checking the ticker for lockout and labour developements, I say get a life. Watch some other sports. Check out local amateur and semi-pro sports. Move on. If the NHL and NHLPA can't be bothered to stay in a room until they get a deal done, you shouldn't be bothered to care, either.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to spend some time with my kids and plan a trip to see the Montreal Stars of the CWHL, real hockey heroes who still remember how to play for the love of the sport.

Tune in Tuesdays and Sundays to Game Points with Matthew Ross on TSN 690. Follow Matthew on Twitter @tsnmatthew.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

My Fantasy rankings for week #6

Jean-Claude Godin

QB: 1)Matt Ryan, Falcons vs Raiders
Raiders are still without their top 2 CB so expect big things from Ryan!

2)Peyton Manning, Broncos @ Chargers
Manning might of lost some velocity on his passes but he is still putting up numbers thanks to that aweful defense!! Denver has been playing a lot of catch up football lately.

3)Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers @ Titans
Titans are just horrible so far this season and I dont see any improvemnt on their part!!They don't have a pass rush and this will be easy for Big Ben!

4)Aaron Rodgers, Packers @ Texans
I expect the Packers to maybe cause a surprise here!!!

5)Tom Brady, Pats @ Seahawks
This is a tough one to call, Seattle's D is wicked good but so is Tom Brady!!

6)Philip Rivers, Chargers vs Broncos
7)Matthew Stafford, Lions @ Eagles
8)Christian Ponder, Vikings @ Redskins
9)Mike Vick, Eagles vs Lions
10)Eli Manning, Giants @ 49ers
11)Andrew Luck, Colts @ Jets
12)Andy Dalton, Bengals @ Browns
13)Matt Schaub, Texans vs Packers
14)Brandon Weeden, Browns vs Bengals
15)Joe Flacco, Ravens vs Cowboys
16)Tony Romo, Cowboys @ Ravens
17)Robert Griffin III, Redskins vs Vikings (only because he's questionable)
18)Kevin Kolb, Cards vs Bills
19)Alex Smith, 49ers vs Giants
20)Sam Bradford, Rams @ Dolphins


1)Adrian Peterson, Vikings @ Redskins
Redskins D are allowing a lot of yards via the run so far this year!! This could be finally the game where AP is back to his old self.

2)Trent Richardson, Browns vs Bengals
Cincy D can't stop the run and T-Rich is a natural!!

3)Arian Foster, Texans vs Packers
If there is no BJ Raji for the Pack, Foster will go off!!

4)Jamaal Charles, Cheifs @ Bucs
Charles is one if not the most dangerous back in the league! Every time he touches the rock, he can bring it all the way home!

5)Marshwan Lynch, Seahwaks vs Pats
This will be a tough match up for beast mode but he remains the focal point of the Seahwaks attack so you can expect a heavy workload!

6)Frank Gore, 49ers vs Giants
7)Ray Rice, Ravens vs Cowboys
8)LeSean McCoy, Eagles vs Lions
9)Michael Turner, Falcons vs Raiders
10)Ryan Matthews, Chargers vs Broncos
11)Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers @ Titans
12)Reggie Bush, Dolphins vs Rams
13)Run DMC, Raiders @ Falcons
14)Demarco Murray, Cowboys @ Ravens
15)Willis McGahee, Broncos @ Chargers
16)Alfred Morris, Redskins vs Vikings
17)Steven Ridley, Pats @ Seahawks
18)Mikel Leshoure, Lions @ Eagles
19)Vick Ballard, Colts @ Jets
20)William Powell, Cards vs Bills


1)Julio Jones, Falcons vs Raiders
Just go back and re-read what I said about Matt Ryan playing the Raiders

2)AJ Green, Bengals @ Browns
Green will have Joe Haden on him but Green is a beast so who cares!!

3)Roddy White, Falcons vs Raiders
Both Falcons receiver should have a monster sunday!

4)Larry Fitzgerald, Cards vs Bills
Bills defense is just plain horrible

5)Calvin Johnson, Lions @ eagles
His situation is getting a suspicious, he might be playing hurt??

6)Wes Welker, Pats @ Seahawks
7)Antonio Brown, Steelers @ Titans
8)Mike Wallace, Steelers @ Titans
9)Andre Johnson, Texans vs Packers
10)Victor Cruz, Giants @ 49ers
11)Dwayne Bowe, Cheifs @ Bucs
12)James Jones, Packers @ Texans
13)Percy Harvin, Vikings @ Redskins
14)Demaryius Thomas, Broncos @ Chargers
15)DeSean Jackson, Eagles vs Lions
16)Reggie Wayne, Colts @ Jets
17)Jordy Nelson, Packers @ Texans
18)Andre Roberts, Cards vs Bills
19)Vincent Jackson, Bucs vs Cheifs
20)Miles austin, Cowboys @ Ravens


1)Tony Gonzalez, Falcons vs Raiders
2)Vernon Davis, 49ers vs Giants
3)Rob Gronkowski, Pats @ Seahwaks
4)Heath Miller, Steelers @ Titans
5)Brent Celek, Eagles vs Lions
6)Owen Daniels, Texans vs Packers
7)Antonio Gates, Chargers vs Broncos
8)Kyle Rudolph, Vikings @ Redskins
9)Jermaine Gresham, Bengals @ Browns
10)Dennis Pitta, Ravens vs Cowboys

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

What did we learn in the NFL week #5

Jean-Claude Godin

What did we learn this past week end??

That the St. Louis Rams defense is as legit as the Cards and Seahawks. It's young and loaded with talent. Chris Long has this unstoppable motor, he's a beauty to watch! His bloodlines with hall of fame dad, Howie, shows on every play! Speaking of bloodlines, middle linebacker, James Laurinaitis plays like an animal... get it?? Animal!! His father was half of legendary wrestling tag team "The Road Warriors" Animal and Hawk!! Laurinaitis is transforming into one of the top MLB in the game as we speak! Also want to mention Janoris Jenkins preformence last thursday! HE WAS BALLING!! second round pick in last april's draft, he should of been a first round pick but slipped to the second because of character issues!! Jeff Fisher's gamble is paying off!! The NFC West used to be the laughing joke of the NFL but this division is becoming the toughest division of the NFL! All 4 defenses are sick with it!

We also learned that the Cards would be part of the converstaion of top tems in the league..... if they had an offensive line to block for Kolb and for the running game!! Kolb has been sacked 17 times the last 2 games!

The New Jets played farely better and ditto to Mark Sanchez but Mark Sanchez is not the answer, never was!! I know Tim Tebow is not a prototypical QB but all he does is WIN.... but if only the Jets can figure out a way to stop the run!! If this keeps up, Rex Ryan could be on the hot seat!

The New York Giants were down 17-7 and won 41-27! Yes they were playing the Cleveland Browns but on any given sunday anyone can beat anyone! The Giants are sitting at 3-2 but this team is a lot better then their record indicates! I don't see no championship hangover here..... imagine if they had a healthy (S) Kenny Philips, (WR) Hakeem Nicks, (CB) Terell Thomas, (RB)Bradshaw was hurt, now it's Andre Brown's turn to miss some time..... and if Justin Tuck and JPP could get it going.. watch out!! It always look ugly with the Giants, they make things so difficult for themsleves but with Eli at the helm throwing darts to Victor Cruz, all is in control!!

May I add that Victor Cruz is the worst possible nightmare for opposing defenses! He has the speed to line up on the outside and the size to play slot! He is the jack of all trades!! I just wanted to point this out since a few weeks ago Roddy White of the Falcons claimed that Cruz is too small to play on the outside where the big boys play!! I'm sorry but that was such a foolish statement on his behalf!! Cruz is part of the elite at his position!

In conclusion, I wanted to give most of this piece to the Colts and coach Chuck Pagano. The Indianapolis Colts are a lot better then people think they are. This team showed the whole nation on sunday what a team can accomplish when you dig deep and play for your brothers and coaches and not for one's self!!! I hope Cam Newton took time to watch the replay of the Packers vs the Colts last night on NFL network! It was beautiful to see the Colts play the way the played for coach Chuck Pagano!! If you don't know by now, coach Pagano is in the hospital battling for his life. Last wednesday it was announced that coach Pagano had Leukemia! To see Reggie Wayne post one of his best games in his carrer last sunday was awesome. Reggie Wayne goes way back with coach Pagano when both of them were part of the Miami Hurricanes. Coach Pagano was part of Butch Davis's staff and as for Wayne, he was a star in the making!! May I say that canton has a special place reserved for Reggie!! He's done it all and he is still balling at a high level and this without Peyton as his QB!! Overall, the Colts and the Irsay family showed tremendous class with their campaign for Chuck!! CHUCKSTRONG!! I'm hoping to see the Colts in the playoff picture come january!!

Monday, 8 October 2012

Dave Simon on UFC on FX 5 (Browne vs Silva)

NFL Pool Standings + Picks for Week 6

Mitch Gallo: 12-8

Matthew Ross: 11-9

Stefano Mocella: 10-10
Producer: 10-10
Sean Coleman: 10-10

Moe Khan: 9-11

Dallas +3.5 @ Baltimore

NY Giants +5.5 @ San Francisco

Green Bay +5.5 @ Houston

Denver +2.5 @ San Diego

Matthew: BAL, SF, HOU, DEN
Producer: (Due to Dave Simon's magnificent work taking phone calls and working the board during earthquake coverage, and not being able to prepare for picks, he receives a 4-0 record on behalf of the producer slot in Week 6)
Stefano: BAL, SF, GB, DEN
Sean: ? (0-4)

Thursday, 4 October 2012

My Fanatsy ranking for week #5

By Jean-Claude Godin

If you have any questions feel free to hit me up at jayc_93@hotmail.com


1)Aaron Rodgers, Packers: The real packers offense showed up last week, granted they played the Saints D but this up coming weekend rodgers and the Packers play the Colts!!! Their D is not that much better!

2)Matt Ryan, Falcons: If Josh Freeman can pass for 299 yards on the Redskins secondary, imagine what Ryan and the Falcons oofense can put up!!

3)Tom Brady. Pats: Brady vs Peyton chapter 13!!! This is usally always an ariel attack between those two. Expect the same!!

4)Peyton Manning, Broncos: The Pats secondary is crap!! Ryan Fitzpatrick did toss 4 TDs and the week before Flacco looked GOOD!!

5)Drew Brees, Saints: even though the Saints are 0-4, Brees is still puting up Numbers!! This week they host the Chargers on sunday night!! Prime Time, coast to coast.... Brees always look good on national televised games!

6)Eli Manning, Giants vs Browns
7)Joe Flacco, Ravens @ Chaeifs
8)Robert Griffin III, Redskins vs Falcons
9)Philip Rivers, Chargers @ Saints
10)Andy Dalton, Bengals vs Dolphins
11)Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers vs Eagles
12)Jay Cutler, Bears @ Jags
13)Cam Newton, Panthers vs seahwaks
14)Matt Schaub, Texans @ NYJ
15)Mike Vick, Eagles @ steelers
16)Christian Ponder, Vikings vs Titans
17)Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins @ Bengals
18)Andrew Luck, Colts vs Packers
19)Kevin Kolb, Crads @ Rams
20)Brandon Weeden, Browns @ NYG


1)Arian Foster, Texans @ NYJ: Jets are 30th against the run, Houston's O-Line is clearly The NFL's best!!

2)Adrian Peterson, Vikings vs Titans: Titans D is better against the run then against the pass but this is AP we are talking about here!!!

3)Marshawn Lynch, Seahwaks @ Panthers: Carolina' s defense is just one of the worst in the league!! Even Though the seahawks are without John Moffit up front, it won't matter!

4)Trent Richardson, Browns @ NYG: T-Rich is a monster and has a nose for the end zone!! Giants D is average at stopping the run.

5)Ray Rice, Ravens @ Cheifs: Cheifs defense is reasonable against the run but Rice is a duel threat!! He reminds me of Marshall Faulk in so many ways!

6)Frank Gore, 49ers vs Bills: Bills D stink so I expect gore to have a solid game, beware of the return of Jacobs though. He might and come in and steal some goal line looks. Ditto to the niners wildcat formation and Kendall Hunter gor 8 carries last week and looked real good!!

7)LeSean McCoy, Eagles @ Steelers: If the eagles continue to use FB Stanley Havili like they did last sunday night against the Giants, McCoy could be in for a HUGE game!!

8)Reggie Bush, Dolphins @ Bengals: Bush remains the Dolphins focal point of the offense and the Bengals have the worst defense vs the run!!

9)Maurice Jones-Drew, Jags vs Bears: I Don't really like this play but Jones-Drew is a must start every week!

10)Darren Sproles, Saints vs Chargers: Saints are finally to find back their way into giving Sproles the rock!

11)Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants vs Browns
12)Jamaal Charles, Cheifs vs Ravens
13)Steven Ridley, Pats vs Broncos
14)Cedric Benson, Packers @ Colts
15)Ryan Matthews, Chargers @ Saints
16)Alfred Morris, Redskins vs Falcons
17)Matt Forte, Bears @ Jags
18)Michael Turner, Falcons @ Redskins
19)Willis McGahee, Broncos @ Pats
20)Steven Jackson, Rams vs Cards
21)Chris Johnson, Tiants @ Vikings
22)Kendall Hunter, 49ers vs Bills
23)Fred Jackson, Bills @ 49ers
24)Brandon Bolden, Pats vs Broncos
25)Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers vs Eagles


1)Victor Cruz, Giants vs Browns: Browns are still without CB Joe Haden and Cruz is just a nightmare matchup for defenses!

2)Roddy White, Falcons @ Redskins: most defense are putting their attention towards Jones and this opens things up for White!

3)Brandon Marshall, Bears @ Jags: Marshall put in a nice game on monday night vs the cowboys!! When Cutler has time to throw he will go in Marshall's direction most of the time!

4)AJ Green, Bengals vs Dolphins: Green will be matched up against Sean Smith who put in a nice game last week vs Fitz but Green has been a stub all year long!

5)Jordy Nelson, Packers @ Colts: Nelson had his best game last week and with Jennings sitting out, it looks like a nice sunday for Jordy

6)Wes Welker, Pats vs Broncos: Not so sure the Pats want to fade Wes out. Hernandez and Edelmen are still out!

7)Andre Johnson, Texans @ Jets: Johnson did not have the monster game we expected last week but you have to dress him regardless. This week I expect the Texans to go more run heavy on the Jets but no Revis so AJ might get a score or two!

8)Eric Decker, Broncos @ Pats: I said before and I'll say it again.. the pats secondary is meh, which means average at best!

9)Larry Fitzgerald, Cards @ Rams: I'm not in love with Tonight's matchup. Jeff Fisher has made the Rams D really respectable! They play hard on every snap!

10)James Jones, Packers @ Colts: James Jones finally looks like he is turning the corner. This here is a sleeper play!!

11)Demaryius Thomas, Broncos @ Pats
12)Maques Colston, Saints vs Chargers
13)Torrey Smith, Ravens @ Cheifs
14)Brandon Lloyd, Pats vs Broncos
15)Julio Jones, Falcons @ Redskins
16)Dwayne Bowe, Cheifs vs Ravens
17)DeSean Jackson, Eagles @ Steelers
18)Mike Wallace, Steelers vs Eagles
19)Antonio Brown, Steelers vs Eagles
20)Brian Hartline, Dolphins @ Bengals
21)Dominik Hixon, Giants vs Browns
22)Anquan Boldin, Ravens @ Cheifs
23)Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs Falcons
24)Reggie Wayne, Colts vs Packers
25)Steve Smith, Panthers vs seahawks


1)Rob Gronkowski, Pats vs Broncos
2)Jimmy Graham, Saints vs Chargers
3)Vernon Davis, 49ers vs Bills
4)Tony Gonzalez, Falcons @ Redskins
5)Jermichael Finley, Packers @ Colts
6)Martellus Bennett, Giants vs Browns
7)Kyle Rudolph, Vikings vs Titans
8)Dennis Pitta, Ravens @ Cheifs
9)Antonio Gates, Chargers @ Saints
10)Heath Miller, Steelers vs Eagles

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

What did we learn week #4

By Jean-Claude Godin

What did we learn this past week end.....

The Dallas Cowboys are a real mess, which I'm not shocked by this. It's easy to underdstand that the Cowboys will always have a hard time until Jerry Jones stops calling the shots. Sorry cowboys fans but this is the truth!

We learned that the Buffalo Bills defence is overrated. Mario Williams so far is a bust but should Williams take all the heat for the unsuccessful ways of the defence?? I think Dave Wannstedt is to blame here. This man should not be coaching no more... look what he did to the football program at the university of Pittsburgh! How bad is your defence when you allow two running backs to run over 100 yards over you???

The Minnesota Vikings defence is for real, just like Seattle's and Arizona's!! Lezlie Frazier is a defensive minded coach and hired his understudy, Alan Williams from indy, to take over the vikes D!Two wins in a row versus the niners and Lions is pretty impressive! That front 7 is scarry good!!

Matt Ryan really has ice running thru his veins. That last minute drive was something out of the ordinary!!!!

We learned that that the Jets have to be the worst team to watch. I'd rather suffer from a slow death then to watch the New York Jets!! Maybe things might change if they call Tim Tebow's number?

The Denver Broncos finally won a match in Oakland! Last time the broncos beat the Raiders in their back yard was in 2007!! Speaking of the Broncos, it's been 2 weeks in a row where CBS second worst broadcaster team,Nantz and Simms, call the broncos game!! Gee, I wonder why?? Their infatuation for Peyton Manning has ALWAYS been UNBERABLE to listen to. I wonder if Jim Nantz bought himself a house in the Denver area?? Guess who's gonna call the broncos vs pats game next week???

We also learned last night that Jay Cutler still has attitude issues but this time with his own coaching staff!! He blew off OC Mike Tice last night!! Real classy!!

The Detroit Lions are not a good football team! Last season was nothing but a mirage!

Finally it seems like Cam Newton is all about Cam and not about his teammates! The kid already lost himself in his own hype!!

NFL Pool Standings + Picks for Week 5

1) Mitch Gallo: 10-6

T-2) Matthew Ross, Sean Coleman: 9-7

3)Stefano Mocella: 8-8

T-4) Moe Khan, Producer: 7-9

Week 5 Games:

Philadelphia +3.5 @ Pittsburgh

Miami +4.5 @ Cincinnati

Atlanta -3.5 @ Washington

Denver +6.5 @ New England

Matthew: PIT, CIN, ATL, NE
Stefano: PHI, MIA, WSH, DEN
Producer: PHI, CIN, ATL, NE