We’ve nearly shed our Canadian identity here at GLS. We ditched our native tongue, and lasted through the NFL’s labor battle, not the labour battle, and we completely ignore the existence of the CFL. But we’ll never let go of our October Thanksgiving, and our pumpkin spice beer on an early fall holiday Monday afternoon. So things will be a little slower around here today as we eat our third Thanksgiving dinner of the weekend. Here’s a slightly abbreviated version of our daily links post to quench your pigskin thirst…
- We’ll have a little more on this later, but for now just know that Mario Williams is done for the year and the Houston pass rush is screwed.
- The reason for the Texans’ loss yesterday to Oakland is simple if you ask Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, who bluntly said that Matt Schaub choked.
- The other team that plays football in Texas received much better injury news when Miles Austin returned to practice today.
- There shouldn’t be any jublilance in Minnesota after the Vikings beat an equally awful Cardinals team. And even if there is it still shouldn’t stop Leslie Frazier from starting the Christian Ponder era next week.
- Jack Del Rio‘s hot seat has now been cranked to the Tony Sparano setting.
- Over the first five weeks we’ve seen that Andy Reid made a mistake by changing the structure of his defense when a personnel change would have been more than sufficient to address last year’s problems.
- That foolish decision has led to questions about Reid’s future in Philadelphia. We expected the likes of Del Rio and Sparano to have hot seats this year, but not the leader of the Dream Team.
- The Vikings deactivated Bernard Berrian on Sunday, and Devin Aromashodu equaled Berrian’s catches and doubled his yardage in one game. Now it’s time to do more than just bench Berrian.
- Bye weeks have a way of making a story that would usually be non-story grow into a quasi controversy. Waiting For Next Year knows this, but just wishes that both the fans and media would refrain from fostering a controversy out of incomplete information.