2012 NFL Week Two Review: Eagles Prove They’re The REAL Birdgang

This Sunday was a ROUGH one for me as my Raiders got SMASHED by the lowly Dolphins, and then my Ravens lost by 1 in the final minutes of the game to the Philadelphia Eagles despite Mike Vick throwing 2 interceptions, bringing his season total to 6 in two games. Although I thought the Ravens new passing game was gonna be TOO potent for Castillo’s defences, Flacco proved the more things change, the more they stay the same.

1) Mike Pick, Er, Vick & The Eagles Fight To 2-0

I must say that this was one of the most chippy and PHYSICAL regular season games I’ve watched in a LONG time, and both sides were constantly getting at each other and trading blows. It was obvious the replacement refs didn’t have the heart to control dudes, but I’ll be VERY surprised if Desean and some of those other dudes don’t face any fines or suspensions. As much as I want to give the Eagles D credit, this game was more about Flacco’s inability to move the offence on 3rd downs. They looked lethargic and uninspired. Flacco is NO WHERE NEAR Elite yet. But, shout out to Celek on a HUGE game:

2) The JETS Are Who We THOUGHT They Were

What the HELL did I say last week when all the Jets fans were doing the Skip To My Lou dance after smashing the sorry-ass Bills? I said, WAIT until WEEK 5 to judge them, because they have some VERY tough games coming up – like THIS one against the Steelers. The Jets didn’t just get beat down 27-10, they got EMBARRASSED and made Sanchez look as REGULAR as we all suspected he is. I don’t wanna hear a damn thing about Revis not being there, because Polamalu AND James Harrison didn’t suit up for the Steelers. The Jets game against Miami next week is a MUST WIN – or they will be staring down a 1-4 start to the year.

3) Dallas Needs To MAN-UP

There’s ONE thing the Cowboys need to become a scary football team: TOUGHNESS. The same vibe you know to expect in a game versus the Steelers, Ravens and Niners, is the intimidation factor the Cowboys need. I feel they are one of the most talented teams in the NFL, but for some reason people feel like there’s NOTHING to really fear against them. But that toughness STARTS with the head coach, and Dallas may need to consider making some changes.

4) Guess Who’s The Best Team In Texas?

Here’s a hint: It’s NOT the Cowgirls. Who would have expected that the Houston Texans, after losing Demeco Ryans, Jacoby Jones and Mario Williams, would be arguably the BEST team in the AFC? After crushing the Titans, I think it’s fair to put them in the discussion of “Teams To Watch” in regards to early Super Bowl predictions [yeah I know it’s early as hell, but I’m just saying].

5) The Saints Ain’t Marching A DAMN Place

I heard people say all off-season that the Saints wouldn’t be TOO terribly affected by the loss of Sean Payton because they have a great system in place, but these Saints NEED him out there to motivate them on D. I knew they would lose to the Redskins and I predicted the Panthers would beat them, but I expected their D to put up much more of a fight. Drew Brees is forced to do TOO much by himself.


Shout out to Cam Newton and that crazy-talented receiving corp, which will soon star Lafell instead of Steve Smith. Also, just an FYI about Cam Newton from my podcast:

6) Congrats To Andrew Luck On His FIRST Win In The NFL

Andrew Luck went 20 for 31, threw for 224 yards and 2 TD’s, but what the numbers WON’T show is that he led them on a 2-minute drive that resulted in a game-winning Adam Vinatieri field goal. He was on the sidelines motivating his teammates and then played CLUTCH which is not a common site to see from rookie QB’s in their second ever game in the NFL.

Speaking of Vinatieri, the Patriots could have REALLY used him against the Cardinals to prevent their shocking 20-18 loss in their home opener, resulting in a face you NEVER want to see your owner make:

7) RG3 SHOULD Be 2-0 – But Then He Got JOSH MORGAN’D

As much as I think the Rams are gonna be a REALLY tough team this year, they SHOULD have lost to the Redskins but once they got into field goal position on a great Josh Morgan catch, he got up and did THIS:

C’mon bruh, are you SERIOUS?

Speaking of DOUCHEBAG moves, as much as I like the young Bucs, their coach Greg Schiano acted like a DOUCHEBAG by sending the goons at Eli and that O-line after the game was done. He DESERVED to get cussed at the end of the game.

Monday Night Football Prediction: {Current Record 1-1}

– This week I think the Denver Broncos will pull out a close win over the Atlanta Falcons, and I predict Julio Jones will have a big game

This Is Your Conscience

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog ThisIsYourConscience.com, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.


  1. lincolnanthonyblades

    09/17/2012 at 4:17 AM

    Ladies & Gentlemen, What Are YOUR Thoughts On Week 2? How Did YOUR Team Do??

  2. up4dsn

    09/17/2012 at 10:18 AM

    Gotta luv the way the Eagles got the W. I just knew they were down, but what do you know? They had the heart to pull out the victory. That's one of the reason why they are one of my favorite teams.

    I don't know what the deal is with the Cowboys. I think they can get it together, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.

    All I can do is SMH at the Saints. I can't call it.

    No doubt RB3 should be 2-0…but it's early in the season…I think he is only getting started.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      09/17/2012 at 1:57 PM

      I think Luck and RG3 Are gonna have beast seasons this year.

  3. Robert Johnson

    09/17/2012 at 11:54 AM

    Rams should be 2-0 right now, but I'll take it. A win is a win, but I'm not looking forward to the Rams – Bears matchup in Chicago. them Bears might have a chip on their shoulder

    • Ameley

      09/17/2012 at 1:02 PM

      I give the Rams credit for not giving up and closing out the game. The Bears will definitely have a chip on their shoulder … they aren't gonna be giving up 7 sacks again like they did last week.

      • lincolnanthonyblades

        09/17/2012 at 1:58 PM

        The Bears better man up because I have them winning the NFC.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      09/17/2012 at 1:57 PM

      Don't get greedy bruh! Y'all should be 1-1 like you are, because you lost the game you shoulda won and you won the game you shoulda lost

      • Janeece

        08/11/2014 at 9:02 PM

        Didn’t know the forum rules allowed such brliailnt posts.

  4. MistaHarsh

    09/17/2012 at 3:58 PM

    how many times/years do we have to hear about the new and vastly improved Flacco? This guy is a joke and he himself admitted so during a PLAYOFF press conference last year. This guy has a wicked PR team behind him…

    Are the Seahawks the best spoiler team ever or what?

    What the Jets were in week 1 the Bills are in week 2.

    Giants are an elite team no matter what their record will be this season. They are Super Bowl contenders.

    The lions ain't ish and how long will KC keep believing in Cassel?

    What happened to Chris Johnson?

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      09/17/2012 at 10:40 PM

      Chris Johnson proved that RB's shouldn't be overpaid…and made the Jacksonville Jaguars look like geniuses.

  5. fourpageletter

    09/17/2012 at 11:27 PM

    im so glad i didnt watch the eagles/ravens game – woulda sent me to the hospital.
    if. only. they. didnt. turn. the. ball. over. so MUCH!!!!!

    other thoughts
    -the niners scare me. if they keep playing like this…i might hafta make a prediction. lol.
    -tb's coach better hope he never has a kneel down. he said they practice that and have caused 3 fumbles. cool. there was 5 secs left on the clock. you wouldn't have recovered with time on the clock. that's a douche move and you know it.
    -that's a crappy way for redskins to lose (but…im not mad about it)
    -dallas. smh. they are so…i dont even know the word. (but that hit by tate tho?? >>>)

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