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The Monday Morning QB

1 – What a difference a year makes. A little over 12 months ago, Jim Mora was the darling of the Seattle football scene. He was slated as the successor of Mike Holmgren with the Seahawks, and his alma mater wanted him to fill the recently open head coaching job at Montlake. Two suitors to choose from. Now, Steve Sarkisian is the Top Dawg and Mora is heading into a year that could determine his future employment with the Hawks. He will have a new General Manager and a ton of pressure.

2 – Speaking of pressure, Jim Zorn won’t have much more in D.C. after next week. Here’s my suggestion to anyone listening over at the VMAC – Hire Zorn back as offensive coordinator. Let’s face it, Greg Knapp’s system has failed miserably. Hugh Millen, ex Husky and NFL quarterback and now analyst, equated it to a junior high-caliber offense. Matt Hasselbeck was last successful when Zorn was is quarterback coach and Mike Holmgren was on the sideline two years ago. Holmgren isn’t an option, but Zorn soon will be. Time to bring Jimmy Z back to the Northwest!

3 – I hate what the Indianapolis Colts did today. They benched their offensive starters and basically allowed the New York Jets to walk away with a win. Here’s the problem. Your franchise QB HATED it. All you had to do was see his face. The rest of the team HATED it. They are competitors. They have pride in being undefeated and in plain wining, especially at home. This game is about momentum. This leaves a sour taste in everybody’s mouth in Indy. They may look back at this and regret the decision.

4 – The poor backup QB for the Colts. The dude was a high school stud in Indiana, played at Purdue, and now is backup to Peyton Manning on his hometown team that just happens to be undefeated after 14 weeks. Curtis Painter was thrown into a tight game in the 3rd quarter and was booed by his fans. He got sacked and fumbled and was booed. He threw an interception and was booed. The Colts threw him under the bus and his hometown fans gave him the business.  And we thought Philly fans were tough…

5 – I finished third in my fantasy football league after a disappointing loss in the semis last week.  My fantasy studs this week were Matt Schaub, Chris Johnson, and Roddy White.  Speaking of Johnson, he only needs about 128 yards next week against Seattle to break 2,000 yards in a season. What’s the over/under on time of the game for that to happen?

6 – That didn’t last long. Florida coach Urban Meyer is now taking a leave of absence instead of resigning. What exactly does that look like for a college football coach in the SEC? Stay tuned…

7 – Don’t look now but the Super Bowl might look like San Diego vs. Arizona. It’s about who get’s hot and when.

As always, I welcome your comments…

Dan

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