As in a previous post called “Catfish: NFL Style”, this is the same thing, just with players this time. Basically the idea is from the MTV show called “Catfish: The TV Show” which is about people on the Internet not being who they say they are. Which NFL players are not who we all thought they were? Patriots Gab has complied a list of players we think are not who they say they are.
1. Tony Romo. He seems to be hanging on the cusp of “elite” every season. He has moments of being the QB everybody thinks he will be, but then just shuts it down, throws interceptions, and fumbles at the worse possible time. Most of his “uh-oh” moments come in big games, and in pressure moments. Most players relish in big games, some do not, and Tony Romo is one of those players who does not. He struggles to win the big games, and he struggles to be consistent every game. Romo needs to step up or step out of the starting job.
2. Jay Cutler. He is the best most inconsistent QB in the NFL. He has games where he is great, throws 4 TD passes, and the next game, he throws 4interceptions. The past few seasons he has struggled to play in every game, as he has been getting beat up a lot behind a horrible offensive line. Cutler’s attitude, and all around sulkiness, bother fans, and players a like, and it speaks to his game play its self. Some games he has it, others he does not. Cutler could be great, especially behind a great line, and behind a better attitude.
3. Cam Newton. Newton spent the season doing his best Jay Cutler impressions after games. Newton doesn’t like to lose, and that is a good thing, it is good it bothers him, it just needs to bother him in a more grown up matter. Newton needs to show more leadership qualities, and needs to adapt to how NFL defenses are now playing him. Newton likes to run a lot, and the NFL defenses have begun not to allow it, so he is forced to be in the pocket the whole game, and it hurt his game this season. He finished the season out strong, so there is hope for Newton to grow up.
4. Matt Schuab. He had multiple games to prove he belongs amongst the elite QBs, and he never impressed. The Texans started the season hot, but burnt out. They have struggled on offense toward the end of the season, especially when defenses play to stop the run and force the Texans to pass to win. When the Texans become a passing team, they struggle to score, and they struggle to win, and that falls a lot on the QB, not always but most of the time. Schuab needs to learn how to win without relying on play actions, and bootlegs to help, because the running game won’t be successful every game.
5. Carson Palmer. He had an entire offseason with the Raiders, and it did not pay off. He had a couple big number games, but not a lot of touchdowns were being scored this year for the Oakland Raiders. It was painful to watch this team, defense wise, they were one of the worst teams out there, offense wise, one of the worst. They don’t have a tight end, or a big play making WR, but they have a good RB. McFadden’s season was beyond horrible, but there was nothing going for the Raiders, and Palmer hasn’t been worth the picks the Raiders gave up for him.
6. Darren McFadden. As I was just saying, disappointing season, just don’t cover it or begin to explain what happen to him this season. He was healthy for the better part of the season, but his rushing average a game were very low, and he struggled to crack 100 yards rushing in almost every game, except a slight few. McFadden needs to get going if the offense wants any kind of success.
7. Jake Locker. He was called on to start, and the fans of the Titans, quickly jumped off the Locker band wagon. He had an forgettable season, he looked like a QB who could run but not much else. Locker’s starting days may be over, as soon as it got started.
8. Michael Vick. He can run, he is an entertaining player, fast, but takes a lot of hits. He continued to get abused this year, and the injuries piled on the Eagles QB. It was, yet, another forgettable year for Michael Vick. He was injured for most of the season, and when he did play, it wasn’t pretty, and the Eagles disappointed once more, leading to Andy Reid being fired.