Welcome to The Truda Report everybody. Today I'll be hitting on a couple of the biggest questions surrounding the NFL right now. A lot of this will be about quarterback play so far this year, so if you aren't interested in that I'll let you know right now that you should skip towards the end of the article. Make sure to share this post with a friend, because every share helps TTR grow.
Bill O'Brien and Deshaun Watson: Since 2014 Bill O'Brien has started 9 different quarterbacks for the Houston Texans. Through two weeks of this season, he is already at two different QBs. This needs to stop. The Texans just spent a first round pick on Deshaun Watson, and he is without question an incredible talent. He won't perform well without having time to develop on and off the field though, and since O'Brien has already thrown him in as the starting QB, Watson is going to have to learn a lot on the field, and fast. Instead of letting Tom Savage play out this year and let Watson develop from the sidelines, Watson now has incredible pressure on him. If Watson doesn't perform well the next couple of weeks though, it would almost hurt Watson more to pull him, since it'd be a huge blow to his confidence. O'Brien needs to finally stick to a QB for the better of Deshaun Watson and the Texans as a whole.
Sam Bradford: Bradford opened up this season with an incredible game on Monday Night Football, letting the whole world see how much he has improved over the last year or so. Bradford quietly had the highest completion percentage of any QB last year (71.6%) and by playing another great game week one, everyone is now aware of his value to an NFL roster. Bradford missed week two though, and after the Vikings offense looked stagnant against a questionable Steelers defense, Bradford is clearly needed back. The Vikings are a bubble team this year, and Bradford's health could make or break their season. Hopefully, for Vikings fans everywhere, Bradford is back on the field soon.
Jay Cutler: SMOKIN' JAY CUTLER!!! Its only been one game, but oh my goodness. Cutler may have only put up 230 yards and 1 TD, but was his deep accuracy on point or what. He dropped dimes to Devante Parker twice (Parker mossed the Chargers defense multiple times by the way, you should look it up) and hit Kenny Stills on a 29 touchdown that was pure beauty. If Adam Gase continues to call conservative plays, let the run game take over, and then let Cutler cut it loose off of the play action this Dolphins offense could be spectacular. The rule of thumb with Cutler is that he will build up your hopes and then send everything crashing to the ground, but with Gase calling his plays I'm hopeful that this trend is changed.
Atlanta Falcons Beat the Pack: In what was a very lopsided Sunday Night Football game, the Atlanta Falcons made my NFC favorites, the Packers, look like fools. The Pack suffered a few key injuries early in the game which obviously didn't help, but my goodness did their defense look bad. The Falcons put up 24 points in just the first half, and had 34 at the end of the third quarter. This does not bode well for Green Bay as the season continues. For the Falcons, this is a huge bounce back win. They looked like they were suffering a Super Bowl hangover in week one where they barley escaped with a win against Chicago, but this is huge for confidence. The one question with this team, though, is if they can stay consistent. We saw in last years Super Bowl how quickly this team can flip flop with their play, so Atlanta needs to prove they can play well every week in order to win the NFC.
High School Senior from Connecticut obsessed with sports stats, facts, and management.