Only one more game to be played in the NFL this season. That means only one more pick left to be made in The Annekenstein Monster’s NFL pick’em pool. Currently, I am one game ahead of reverseflash for the lead of our pool of four players. That means that no matter what happens in the final game, I will be either tied for first or will win the pool out-right.
It was a hard-fought battle, with a few lead changes throughout the season.
Thanks to everyone for playing. By “everyone” I mean the three guys who played.
As for the NFL season itself, I think it was a pretty good one. The Colts prove once again that the pursuit of the perfect season can be devastating to a team’s motivation, heading into the playoffs. With nothing of substance to play for in their final three games, the Colts had lost their edge when it came time to getting back to playing a meaningful game again. I’d rather my team lose a game early in the season, get that “perfect season” stuff out of the way early, then have your final game of the regular season be of some import. Preferably import such as Win and you get home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
As for my beloved Dolphins, I can’t be upset about their season even though they didn’t make the playoffs. New coach Nick Saban seems to have the team definitely moving in the right direction. They were substantially improved over the season before. The future looks good for the Dolphins, and will look especially bright if they can acquire a good young quarterback. Nothing but care-taker qbs since Marino retired has gotten really tiring. Time now to get a quarterback who can be a star.
I hope, too, that the Ronnie Brown-Rickie Williams running back tandem stays in place. With last week’s announcement that Mike Mularkey (a run-first type of coach) has signed on to be Offensive Co-ordinator,
it’s looking like it might be a good idea to keep the two RBs. Keep them, and Chris Chambers at receiver, and add a good qb, and the Dolphins could have a pretty sweet offense next year.
In any event, a run for the playoffs should definitely be an attainable goal for the Dolphins next year.