Crunch time folks! Ballers stepped up this week and some of the Wankstas showed their true colors! Let me introduce you to the Ballers and Wankstas of the Week!
Ballers Of The Week
Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
I don’t even want to mention Brees and his numbers for this game. Brees broke the record for passing yards in a season held by Dan Marino since 1984. Brees has been a revelation in New Orleans and he deserves every bit of credit that he’s gotten. He’s been a Baller all year for this team and I expect to see more from him in the playoffs.
Jerome Simpson, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (5 receptions, 42 yards, 1 TD)
I’m sure people are wondering why Simpson is a Baller this week. Well, if you were watching the Cincinnati game vs the Cardinals this weekend, then you know. Simpson caught a shallow crossing pattern across the middle of the field, turned it up the field and then he did a forward flip over a defender and landed on his feet in the endzone. The most incredible effort I’ve seen all season on a touchdown by far. Now that’s ballin!
Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants (3 receptions, 164 yards, 1 TD)
Cruz was a man on a mission. His 99 yard catch and run for a TD turned the momentum of the game and helped set up a Week 17 showdown with the Cowboys for the NFC East crown. Cruz has been a revelation for the Giants and he also set the team record for most receiving yards in a season in this game.
CJ Spiller, RB, Buffalo Bills (16 carries, 111 yards, 1 TD)
CJ looked like the first round draft pick he was in this game vs the Broncos. He hit the holes hard and make things happen. It ought to be interesting to see if this is fool’s gold or if this is what we can come to expect from Spiller regularly.
Wankstas Of The Week
Tim Tebow, QB, Denver Broncos (13/30, 185 yards, 1 TD, 4 INTs)
Tebow played pretty bad and now is sporting a two game losing streak. In that time, the common denominator is turnovers. Tebow must get back to valuing the football or they could be trouble brewing.
St. Louis Rams
I wonder if this team mailed it in. They got absolutely steam-rolled in Pittsburgh. To me, you have to bring more than this in the NFL and this effort has to be disappointing to Coach Spagnolo, who some say has a warm seat he’s sitting on these days.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have apparently forgotten what decade they play in because they are playing like the team that wore those hideous creamcicle jerseys back in the day. The Bucs need to find themselves, but it won’t happen this year. And it may have to happen with a new coach as well.
I have a special Wankstas award for the fans and media who got mad at the Saints for allowing Brees to throw for the record. Its the NFL folks and last time I checked, the defense gets paid to stop people. The Falcons defense didn’t stop him, so he got the record. Get over it and move on Falcons, media and Falcons fans. Its over. Focus on making the playoffs instead of getting even.
These are my Ballers and Wankstas of the Week. If you have any Ballers or Wankstas that you would like to add, feel free to drop a comment.