For every weekend of football in the NFL there is a following week of hyperbole. That is the nature of the NFL. It’s was makes it great and it’s also what makes it entertaining. Like I’ve always said if they’re not talking about you; you’re not doing it right. I’ve found that the best place to find the most entertaining overreactions are on social media. Everything is either the worst ever or the best ever, there is no middle ground. Here are this week’s biggest overreactions.
Peyton Manning will never throw an interception again
It’s true; the Broncos under Peyton Manning so far are playing some phenomenal football. They’re on pace to score several thousand points, give or take a few. Manning just wrapped up his best statistical month of football in his career. In the first month of the season Manning has thrown for 1,470 yards, 16 touchdowns, and has zero interceptions.
He also has a passer rating of 138.00. Those are spectacular numbers for a quarterback at age 37 who has gone under the knife for neck surgery so many times he should have bolts sticking out on each side of his neck like Frankenstein. Its way too easy to jump on the bandwagon and say that he’s going to be this perfect all season.
Actually, I have very little doubts that Peyton can keep up this kind of production throughout the regular season. But this guy is dying to throw some soul-crushing, game-blowing interceptions so bad he can taste it. And if you know anything about Peyton Manning you know just when that’s going to come. In the playoffs.
One day, we’ll all tell our grandchildren we got to watch Peyton Manning play football. #PHIvsDEN
— NFL (@nfl) September 29, 2013
Yeah, and we’ll tell them how badly he blew it once he got into the playoffs.
We all should feel bad for Tom Brady’s lack of talent at WR
The Patriots are 4-0 and are doing just fine last time I checked. However, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone talking about the Patriots without blowing the fact that the wide receiving corps is made up of guys with nationally unrecognizable names completely out of proportion. It’s as if we’re being made to feel bad for him. Each week we see Brady loose his sh** on the sidelines yelling at his receivers yet each week the Patriots come away with a victory. You’re doing fine Tom, quit your bitching.
Tom Brady’s 52nd straight game with a touchdown pass goes to … Matthew Mulligan. In case you were like, who? -> http://t.co/sFkisAn9OZ
— ESPN (@espn) September 30, 2013
Texans fans light fire to their Schaub jerseys
This is the ultimate in overreaction. Every football fan has gone through rough times with their team. Unless you’re just some bandwagon jumper that goes from winning team to winning team, you’re bound to watch some games and see your quarterback make some horrendous mistakes.
The Texans fans, following the team’s 23-20 loss in OT to the Seahawks, took their frustration out on their clothes. After watching Schaub throw his third straight pick-six in as many games that lead to the OT with Seattle; Texans fans went to the parking lot and set fire to their Schaub jerseys. Jersey’s nowadays ain’t cheap by any means. This is a dumb, dumb thing. No matter how badly Schaub blew it, you paid for that, why light it on fire?
That’s an overreaction that you can’t take back.
Texans fans burning a Matt Schaub jersey after the OT loss to Seahawks: pic.twitter.com/VFcrjjZ3VP
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) September 29, 2013