One of the main issues I face each week is that everyone wants all the information about the week that was on like Monday or Tuesday when the fact is that’s impossible if you want to review things correctly, as I do. I need at least three days to absorb what happened, and that includes studying all the data AND watching all the games – which takes a ton of time. So I’ll usually have a lot more insight and information very late in the week, and with people loving my “Good Vibes/Bad Vibes” I thought it would be a good time to share my thoughts on the first two weeks in “Vibe Form.”
I’ll try to do this once every few weeks at least to keep readers abreast of what I’m seeing, hearing, and thinking with all 32 teams.
The vibes are pretty good here, and there’s room for things to get better with WRs John Brown and Michael Floyd doing very little. Floyd, in particular, should start heating up soon. Last October, Larry Fitzgerald told me that defenses were focusing on stopping the big plays, and that he was cleaning up underneath. Shortly thereafter, things dried up a little and Floyd got hot.
I’ve been trashing them a little because I don’t like the roster still, and I hate how they are using their RBs. It’s like they’re pulling names out of a hat. Last week, Devonta Freeman lost, so he didn’t get any targets – yet he led them in carries. Overall, they’re hanging in there, but I still don’t think Matt Ryan is playing as well as people think. I’m also worried about Julio Jones holding up for 16 weeks, and his general health has been an issue several times already this year.
They can’t run the ball at all, but that could clear a path for Kenneth Dixon later in the season, but otherwise things should improve as the OL gels and gets better as the season progresses. Otherwise, I love what I see from Mike Wallace, Steve Smith looks fine, Breshad Perriman looks like a useful piece who’ll only get better, and Dennis Pitta may catch 70 balls if he’s healthy. It all means that Joe Flacco is looking sneaky good this year. Not sneaky to us, of course, since he was our top “Mr. Relevant” QB this summer.