TEM’s Ballers and Wankstas Of The Week-Week 8
NFL action started off pretty boring this weekend and ended with a bang. But, through it all, some ballers and wankstas still showed up. Without further adieu, here are the Ballers and Wankstas for Week 8 in the NFL.
Ballers Of the Week
David Garrard, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars ( 17/21, 260 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs)
David Garrard came out and lit the Cowboys up through the air. Garrard and his passing attack put up video game numbers against what was once a ferocious Cowboys defense.
Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers ( 29 carries, 118 yards, 1 TD)
Gore carried the 49er offense for most of the game in their win in London. The bad sign for the Broncos defense is that they knew the 49ers were going to run the ball and still couldn’t stop them.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Oakland Raiders ( 5 receptions, 105 yards, 1 TD)
Heyward-Bey was just a cog in what has been an unstoppable Raiders offense the last two weeks. If the Raiders get consistent play out of him, there’s no telling how good they can be offensively.
The Oakland Raiders seem to have found their stride on defense. They allowed only 162 total yards of offense, had 8 sacks and they also had an interception. Not bad for a defense that was shredded and couldn’t get it together the first couple of weeks of the season.
Wankstas Of The Week
Matt Moore, QB, Carolina Panthers (23/27, 1 TD, 3 INTs)
Matt Moore was just awful Sunday. If he was the best option to start for the Panthers Sunday, then Jimmy Clausen needs to be cut immediately. Clausen isn’t the answer and Moore isn’t either. I expect the brown bags to start appearing on the heads of Panther fans soon.
Cedric Benson, RB, Cincinnati Bengals ( 20 carries, 69 yards, 0 TDs)
Benson isn’t performing this year. For someone who complained about his role and wanted more carries, he sure didn’t do anything with the carries he was given Sunday. Maybe he should do less talking and more performing.
WR Jericho Cotchery/ TE Dustin Keller, New York Jets
Cotchery and Keller sure didn’t help QB Mark Sanchez any this past weekend. In big drives on Sunday, they both had receptions wrestled away from them by defenders. This is inexcusable. I know Mark Sanchez isn’t the best QB, but when he puts the ball where you can catch it and you get it taken away from you, that’s not good. These two guys, along with the whole Jets offense, should donate their checks this week to charity because they didn’t bother to show up Sunday against the Packers.
Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan
Shanahan pulled QB Donovan McNabb out of the game Sunday when all the Redskins needed was one drive for a touchdown to win. Not only did he pull him, but he came up with one of the most terrible excuses as to why he did. This is the exactly what he said when he was asked about why he pulled McNabb in a crucial part of the game: “Rex Grossman gives us the best chance to win. He(McNabb) understands the decision.” I respect Shanahan as a coach, but in what universe is Rex Grossman better than Donovan McNabb? And because of this decision, Donovan McNabb will be walking out the door at the end of the year.
These are the Ballers and Wankstas of the week. If you feel someone was left off the list, please feel free to leave a comment.