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Tag Ribary (1:00 PM)
Hey everybody. It was quite an exciting week in the NFL with lots to discuss. Lets get rolling.
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Tag Ribary (1:01 PM)
The Saints need to get healthy quick. for a tough road game, They have a long list of injuries. Washington caught them at a good time.
Is san diego's defense that much worse without merriman or is denver's offense just that good? Thanks.
Tag Ribary (1:02 PM)
Combination of both. Without Merriman teams can focus more on Phillips. Cutler and his WR's look great too
Tag, after this past weekend's games, what is your feeling on who will win the AFC East? Can the Pats do it with Cassel? Bills? Jets?
Tag Ribary (1:03 PM)
I think it's between NE and BUF. I'm not sold on the Brett Favre trade yet.
Ryan (San Diego)
Can we cool it with the San Diego's defense is horrible? I mean how quickly people forget this team was giving up 30+ a game for the first 4 weeks last year. A lot of the team is still shaking off the rust from not playing much in the preseason. Once they get rolling, they will be unbeatable the way the offense is playing
Chris - Newburyport, MA
What is the deal with Larry Johnson. I can't trade him for a pack of gum..You think he has any value?
Tag Ribary (1:05 PM)
Limited value. He shoud get the ball more due to the QB injuries but defenses will load up to stop him and not sure about the o-line.
Cyrus (San Francisco, CA)
Did the 49ers just score 33 points? That wasn't a total fluke right? The Seahawks defense is actually pretty good. Is the NFC west gunna be won by a 7-9 team?
Tag Ribary (1:07 PM)
Cyrus. Your eyes are correct. They put up 33 with some help from Patrick Willis, They also gave up 8 sacks.
How did the Bears snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? That was an utterly awful second half for Orton and co.
Tag Ribary (1:10 PM)
Five punts in the second half with a fumble. They couldn't sustain drives at all and did not look goodon 4th down.
David (Houston, TX)
Ike survivor would like to know the impact of moving the Texans/Ravens game?
Tag Ribary (1:13 PM)
For the teams it is a major hassle. The preparation each team put in all week is wasted.
Clearly defense was not the name of the game last night. Do you think MNF shed light onto Dallas' weakspots? The Zone D looked horrible, and Dallas's front 4 had serious problems getting the penetration needed to win the SB.
Tag Ribary (1:16 PM)
I disagree on the front 4. First of all, Philadelphia o-line is very good. Dallas is a 2 gap defense against the run and Donovan was scrambling all night in passing situations. His footwork in the pocket was excellent and went a long way toward extending plays.
King Kevin, Austin TX
So why are the Seahawks with all their WR injuries not giving Koren Robinson a call??
Tag Ribary (1:17 PM)
He was at the facility Monday night. Expected to sign today.
Ryan (America's Finest City)
Somebody wake up the other Ryan from San Diego because he is dreaming. The Chargers are more beatable now than they have been in the past 3 years!
No WR in the first round this year yet all the ones taken in the 2nd seem like real deal holyfields, were they undervalued?
Tag Ribary (1:19 PM)
Good point. Right now it looks that way. Eddie Royal was for sure. DeSean Jackson showed last night why some teams were nervous about taking him too early.
does it worry anyone that Cutler has never won consistantly on any level? He has never played a big game against a good team, I love what hes doing but im worried hes going to become the tony romo of the AFC, brilliant choke artist
Tag Ribary (1:20 PM)
Give him some time, He looks to me like he full command out there and they finally have some weapons around him. Several teams would take him right now.
Ryan (America's Finest City)
I know Scouts Inc had San Diego having the better WRs before the game. What are Scouts Inc thoughts on the WRs from the two teams now?
Tag Ribary (1:23 PM)
In my opinion - Denver has better receivers.
Jacob Ray, NC
How far do you think the Panthers can go?
Tag Ribary (1:24 PM)
Jacob, they are in a great position right now to make a playoff run. However, it is early with a lot of games left to play.
Terri (St Paul)
Who gets fired first Kiffen or Childress?
Tag Ribary (1:25 PM)
Any thoughts out there? Is there a line in Vegas on these things?
Are the 49ers a playoff team this year?
Tag Ribary (1:27 PM)
They don't look like a playoff team to me yet. O'Sullivan has to prove he can last that long and the 8 sacks he took last week could spell doom.
Senator McCain, (AZ)
Favre sure looked old out there on Sunday didn't he?
Tag Ribary (1:29 PM)
They haven't gotten in synch yeton offense and can only get by on his improvisational skills for so long.
Do you see Romeo Crennel getting fired if the Browns start 0-4
Tag Ribary (1:31 PM)
I don't suspect that will happen. Injuries have affected this team as much as anything.
Matthew (Washington, DC)
Denver's O line, one of the youngest and least experienced in the league, has given up only 1 sack, which was just a technicality of the blown call on the Cutler fumble. Is this a sign of an extremely solid young group of guys, Cutler's awareness, or just 2 lucky games?
Tag Ribary (1:32 PM)
I don't think they were lucky. They may not have been facing the fiercest pass rushers in the first couple of weeks but give them credit. I like LT Ryan Clady.
Howie (Baton Rouge)
How is my man Dorsey lookin' on the Cheifs D???
Tag Ribary (1:33 PM)
He didn't appear to be in the best shape to start the season.
ROXANNE, HOUSTON TX
Why don't you answer any womens' questions. Do you think the Texans will move to Rosenfels in Schaub falters this weekend?
Tag Ribary (1:34 PM)
Hey Roxanne. Good to hear from you. I think there will be some long discussions if that happens and it is possible.
Brian (St. Paul)
In your view, are the Viking's offensive struggles more a result of Jackson being a bad QB or lousy playcalling from KAO Childress?
Tag Ribary (1:37 PM)
I think its more on the QB. The've moved him around. They've let him throw from the pocket and on the run with the same results.
Kent (Oklahoma City, OK)
What teams would be in your top five right now?
Tag Ribary (1:40 PM)
I like the Giants, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Philadelphia and Denver right now.
DeSean Jackson, the next Steve Smith?
Tag Ribary (1:42 PM)
No. Steve is stronger, more explosive after the catch and hangs onto the ball near the goal line.
Tim (San Diego)
Tag, SD's defense also is w/o stud ILB Cooper and both Jamal Williams and Luis Castillo are trying to get back to game shape after missing preseason with injuries. Also, Cromartie & Weddle are regressing a bit. All that adds up to very inconsistant play. Its nothing that can't be fixed.
Tag Ribary (1:43 PM)
How impressive has Trent Edwards been? 70% completed passes and 0 intereceptions against two stellar defensive units.
Tag Ribary (1:44 PM)
He's been great, Better than most predicted. Buffalo fans should be excited and give Dick Jauron some credit.
Tyler Durden (Wisconson, IL)
Tag, Denver D. Better or Worse than last season? Also, Eddie Royal is the next Steve Smith, not Jackson, right?
Tag Ribary (1:46 PM)
The defense is better in y opinion. Moving DJ Williams back to WLB was a smart move.
Why won't the Lions just have 1 good season??? Just 1 year?
Marc (Malden, MA)
Shouldn't Minnesota try and get Jeff Garcia?
Tag Ribary (1:50 PM)
He and Childress could probably get back to the Philadelphia playbook fairly quickly but they will still have to develop someone.
If you had to build a team around a young WR, who would you build around? Calvin Johnson or Brandon Marshall?
Tag Ribary (1:52 PM)
Give me either one and lets go.
bad horse (evil league of evil)
will when Linehan, Haslett, the Ram Cheerleaders, the Fans all be fired?
Tag Ribary (1:53 PM)
The team has been given notice by the owner.
How much better does Steve Smith returning make the Panthers? Shouldn't they be above the broncos .
Tag Ribary (1:57 PM)
Mark, Carolina will be better but have you watched Denver?
Hector (Key West)
Tag, providing there are playoff implications for both teams, what are your thoughts on the SD-Denver rematch week 17 in SD?
Tag Ribary (1:59 PM)
I'll be watching that one for sure. Should be physical.
Tag Ribary (2:00 PM)
Thanks for the questions everybody. My time is up. Good luck to everyone this upcoming weekend.
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