Monday, October 16, 2006

Monday Night Fiasco

The Monday Night game tonight was a disgrace. How Arizona lost that game remains a complete mystery given the fact that Chicago had 168 yards of total offense and committed six turnovers (all by Rex Grossman ... that sound you heard tonight was thousands of fantasy owners all jumping off the Grossman bandwagon at the same time). The good news though is that we are set to enjoy a riveting subplot in the NFL for the next few years:

The Power of Matt Leinart's Golden Touch versus The Power of the Arizona Cardinals Complete and Total Futility.

Will Leinart and his confident, winning ways eventually turn Arizona into a winner? Will the Cardinals' long history of failure doom their top pick? Will Arizona inexplicably trade him, only to watch him become a Hall of Famer elsewhere? I find this fascinating. No matter what happens, it either breaks or continues a horrific cycle for this franchise.

Also ... how about Edgerrin James' line (not his o-line, his stats) tonight? 36 carries for 55 yards and a fumble. Holy hell. I don't know whether it is a bigger indictment of Edge for only picking up 1.5 yards a carry and losing the game for AZ with that fumble, or of Denny Green and his staff for giving him 36 CARRIES! It's like checking a baseball box score and seeing that a pitcher gave up 26 hits in eight innings. I mean, at some point you have to pull the plug.

We all know how bad J.J. Arrington is and yet he managed to get half the total yards of James on four touches. Not good.

Wow, I can't believe what a frustrating game that was and I could care less about Arizona. Imagine how Cardinals fans feel? Provided there is such a thing, of course.

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