5 NFL Takeaways from Week 2

On September 21, 2015, in NFL, by Stephen

Chip Kelly went from being Vince Lombardi during preseason to Rich Kotite during the regular season. There are some bad coaches in the NFL, but no offense looked more disjointed and pathetic than the Eagles – and that was playing at home against the Cowboys’ mediocre defense.

There has been a lot of talk about Peyton Manning losing his fastball due to wear and tear and four neck surgeries. But 36-year-old Drew Brees didn’t look right throwing either. Word is coming out that Brees hurt his shoulder. A bad storm is brewing for the Saints – their defense is terrible again with multiple injuries in their secondary, Brees is heading quickly downhill and New Orleans has surrounded Brees with the worst set of weapons he’s ever had.

Jay Gruden, Mike Pettine and Lovie Smith all draw mention when the discussion of first coach to be fired comes up. But what about Joe Philbin? The Dolphins were outgained by the Redskins in Week 1 and then lost to Jacksonville despite the Jaguars missing three defensive starters. Philbin has a far better team than the Redskins, Browns and Buccaneers.

Rex Ryan has made the Bills relevant again. But Ryan still is more bluster than production. Until they turn the corner, the Bills and Ryan shouldn’t be flexing their jaws. Tyrod Taylor is Buffalo’s best quarterback choice, but that was only his second NFL start this past Sunday against the Patriots.

Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and now Terrell Suggs are all gone from the Ravens. Baltimore played for the first time since 1998 without at least one of them in their lineup – and allowed the Raiders to score on seven of their 10 possessions. Baltimore’s defense has lost its swagger and intimidation.


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