Leaves change color. Seasons change. But the Everyday Mailbag stays the same. Let’s see what the Sports World wants to know!!!!
Q: Does Bears QB Jay Cutler’s injury open up a Wild Card spot for an NFC East squad or will the Bears still make the playoffs?
-Drew N, Washington DC
A: To be honest, it possibly could. Before the season, I had two teams going to the playoffs from the NFC East. I will say that the Bears schedule isn’t terribly difficult going down the stretch, but without Cutler, things get tougher for Matt Forte and that whole offense. I still think they make the playoffs though.
Q: Should Vince Young start rest of the year over Michael Vick?
-Dallah S., Manhattan, NY
A: I think that its just one start and that’s an overreaction to Vince’s one start. Now I’m not doubting that Vince is a winner. He is. His record says so. If Vince was to start a string of games and wins, then I think there would be a QB controversy there. But with the money Vick is making and the fact that its just been one start tells me that Vick is the starter still in Philly.
Q: Can the Eagles make a late run at the NFC East title?
-Aaron J., Washington, DC
A: No. When they lost the game vs the Cardinals, there went their NFC East Title chances. The Eagles need to focus on winning two games in a row and getting themselves right first. The race is between the Cowboys and the Giants, not the Eagles.
Q: Will Norv Turner get fired before the end of the season?
-Joey K., Los Angeles, CA
A: Is water wet? I think its closing time for Norv in San Diego.
Q: What’s the next move for the Bears?
-Dallah S., Manhattan, NY
A: The next move for the Bears is to scour the waiver wire or the classifieds for a veteran backup QB. Caleb Hanie will be the starter. There’s no doubt about that. Former Ravens QB Marc Bulger could be a possible pickup. He has played in Martz’s system before and it wouldn’t take him long to catch on because of that familiarity.
Q: If Arkansas beats LSU, who plays for the BCS Championship?
-David D., Murfreesboro, TN
A: I think Arkansas would definitely be in the picture for the title. Now for the contender, I think it would be Alabama.
Q: Will the Eagles or Steelers make the playoffs this year? I’ve seen the Ravens schedule, they’re definitely going.
-Shatal J., Orlando, FL
A: I think the Steelers will definitely make the playoffs. As far as the Eagles, they have dug themselves a hole they cannot get out of.
Thanks for all the questions and remember, if you have sports questions, I have answers!!