January 04, 2011

Week 17 NFL Notes

- The Vikings go with Leslie Frazier as coach. I'm all for it, although he'll likely be presiding over a major, multiyear rebuilding project. As for Joe Webb, I'm impressed that he got as far as he did, but I can't see him being the long-term solution at quarterback.

- I have a hard time getting outraged about a team with a losing record (the Seahawks) making the playoffs as a division winner. Oh, who cares? They'll go into the playoffs as an underdog and besides, this is about a once-in-a-century ocurrence that under no circumstances should lead to rule changes.

- So new Denver general manager John Elway- a former Stanford quarterback- is trying to lure JIm Harbaugh- the current Stanford coach- to the Broncos as coach. How can he justify taking the coach away from his own alma mater?

- The Eagles lost to Dallas after pulling all their starters, and will face Green Bay in the first round of the playoffs next Sunday. I have nothing to add, except that with half their never-that-great defense injured, a Philly loss wouldn't surprise me.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 4, 2011 01:55 AM
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