November 13, 2009

Friday Roundup

You don't think Peyton Manning is any good? Well here's something from Pete Prisco to make you think otherwise.

Manning is, in my opinion, the greatest passer of this decade. I mean the guy is on pace to break the single season records for completion percentage and passing yards with an average offensive line and a depleted receiving corps while calling his own plays.

The man is a genius.

Meanwhile LaRon Landry isn't so masterful on the field. I have long thought he tackled with poor form. When you you leave your feet as much as Landry does, you're bound to miss some tackles. Landry criticized himself for a poor tackling performance last week.

The great Peter King gives us his midseason awards and All-Pro Team on SI.com. Can't argue with the selections. Ryan Clady is getting love everywhere and why not? The guys has given up one sack in 24 games.

Funny thing is that King threw rookie Michael Oher in the right tackles spot. The same Michael Oher that the 'Skins passed on in favor of Brian Orakpo. I know Orakpo is looking good, but the 'Skins needed a reliable young tackle and Oher looks like he is just that.

I'll be evaluating that move for the rest of their respective careers.

This week, Hunter Smith is going to return at punter against the Broncos. The position was in flux as Smith recovered from a groin injury, but hopefully the position will stabilize now that he's back.

Ladell Betts will start this week at RB despite a foot sprain.

Joe Bugel said guard Chad Rinehart, "deserves another shot." Rinehart is expected to start at right guard after failing to impress the coaches in two previous starts this year. I thought Rinehart's performance was decent, but the coaches don't ever seem to like the effort he gives. He bears watching this week.

Will Montgomery will most likely see time at RG too.

Prediction for this week: The Broncos needs this to get back on the winning track. The 'Skins have packed it in.

I'm hoping to see some of the young guys step up. Rinehart, Marko Mitchell, Orakpo, Jeremy Jarmon, etc.

I know the 'Skins will eventually one game of inspired football this year, but this won't be it.

Broncos win 27-13.

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