Another week of NFL action in the books, another helping of overreactions on what we just saw. Games are still going down to the wire and there are only a couple of teams who are separating themselves from the pack so far. Here are some things that we overreacted about for Week 3.
The Browns didn’t tank the season by trading Richardson
Less than a week ago the Cleveland Browns traded away their last year’s top draft pick in RB Trent Richardson and were prepared to start third-string QB Brian Hoyer over Brandon Weeden. All signs pointed to the feeling that the organization that they punted on the season and were setting their sights on their 2014 plans after just two games. Then the Browns managed to pull out their first victory against Minnesota and everyone thought that maybe they had it right all along. The Browns are still the Browns. One game doesn’t change a thing. They may have big plans for themselves in the future but you still can’t convince me that trading away the 3rd overall pick in last year’s NFL draft was a good idea. The Browns are after a franchise quarterback and they sure as hell aren’t going to catch Johnny Football in the draft if they don’t play awful Browns-like the rest of the way. Wouldn’t that just be fitting for Manziel anyway? He’s gotten such a reputation of being a douchebag, kind of serves him right to end up in Cleveland.
The Jets aren’t as bad as we thought they were
Yes they are. The Jets might technically be the most successful team in New York right now but a win over Buffalo doesn’t mean they aren’t the disaster they appear to be. While the Jets offensive line was able to keep QB Geno Smith from getting sacked, the team racked up 20 penalties and Smith threw a pair of interceptions to go with his pair of touchdowns.
The Seahawks and Broncos are locks for the Super Bowl
I’ll be the first to admit that both the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos are playing some very good football right now. They’re blowing teams out instead of winning ugly or last minute. But, if anything has taught us in the NFL of recent years it’s that the teams with the best records don’t make it to the Super Bowl. Peyton Manning has a reputation of being one of the best, if not the best, regular season quarterback of all time. Now one blows a first round bye and home field advantage in the playoffs quite like Peyton.
On to Week 4 and the next set of overreactions.