NFL 2017 Week 3 Thread

*Legion* wrote:

So far, I think he's great.

Obviously, better than Simms. But I love that he's not afraid to say what he sees, and big surprise, he reads defenses (and offenses) like a four-time Pro Bowl quarterback.

NFL announcing has a dearth of people who are actually (a) knowledgeable about what they see, (b) can communicate it to the audience, and (c) are unafraid to do so.

The one place where Romo hopefully will get better is quickly explaining his little pre-snap callouts. He's seeing something and he's saying the conclusion, and he'll get to the thought process sometimes after the play, but with some seasoning, he hopefully will be able to quickly explain what he's seeing (the alignment, etc) rather than simply shouting out the conclusion.

That said, if just calling out plays and being right most of the time is his "thing", it's a pretty good one. I hope CBS leaves him alone and lets him do his thing.

Agree with this, he called the Packer game and I thought he was brilliant. His voice is slightly nails on chalkboard but I got used to it. His insights are great, he's not all cliches and he's really likeable. He did pull the "only 2 QBs in the history of the NFL could make that throw" when Rodgers hits a 10 yard seam route. I'm a huge Rodgers fan and even I get sick of that.

Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson donated his first game check to three women who work in the NRG Stadium cafeteria and who were especially affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

"For what you all do for us every day and never complain, I really appreciate you all, so I wanted to give my first game check to y'all to help y'all out in some type of way," Watson told the woman in a video shared by the Texans. "Here you guys go."

Watson, who has a base salary of $465,000, donated a check for $27,353.

He walked into the cafeteria with envelopes wrapped in ribbon and said, "Hopefully, that's good and that can get you back on your feet. And anything else y'all need, I'm always here to help."

Watson has been on the receiving end of a similar kindness in the past, as he and his family were once recipients of a house built by Habitat for Humanity.

Props.

garion333 wrote:
Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson donated his first game check to three women who work in the NRG Stadium cafeteria and who were especially affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

"For what you all do for us every day and never complain, I really appreciate you all, so I wanted to give my first game check to y'all to help y'all out in some type of way," Watson told the woman in a video shared by the Texans. "Here you guys go."

Watson, who has a base salary of $465,000, donated a check for $27,353.

He walked into the cafeteria with envelopes wrapped in ribbon and said, "Hopefully, that's good and that can get you back on your feet. And anything else y'all need, I'm always here to help."

Watson has been on the receiving end of a similar kindness in the past, as he and his family were once recipients of a house built by Habitat for Humanity.

Props.

Just saw that myself. Love that. I kind of wish the Texans hadn't filmed it, but I understand. Very cool of him.

Regarding Romo, I don't think I have seen a game that he has called yet, but he has gotten great reviews. I have heard him get excited from time to time in clips that I have seen. Agree with Legion that he's better than a bunch of guys they have that have been doing this for years.

Does anyone else find the new Inside the NFL to be mind-blowingly awful.

I mean, the only reason I want to watch is to get the NFL Films Highlights. But still, would be that hard to have decent analysis?

I didn't even realize it was still a thing.

Yeah, it’s a joint venture that airs on both Showtime and the NFL Network.

James Brown is the host, and the regular panel is Boomer Esiason, Phil Sims, and Ray Lewis.

Mostly it is Boomer and Sims making passive aggressive jabs at each other and Lewis. It’s awkward as hell.

Refresh my memory, wasn't Brandon Marshall on Inside last year?

Jayhawker wrote:

Yeah, it’s a joint venture that airs on both Showtime and the NFL Network.

James Brown is the host, and the regular panel is Boomer Esiason, Phil Sims, and Ray Lewis.

Mostly it is Boomer and Sims making passive aggressive jabs at each other and Lewis. It’s awkward as hell.

I mean it has Ray Lewis on it. He’s basically not a real human being at this point.