Studs and Duds From the Bye Week

Who said there wouldn’t be studs and duds because of the bye week?

Studs

Phillip Rivers

Thanks for dropping the ball. The Chiefs are the luckiest 4-3 team in the league right now and the Chargers now have the most difficult second half schedule. A Chiefs win put the Raiders in the driver’s seat in the AFC west despite not playing a game. Thanks Mr. Rivers!

Raiders Receivers

Giving up your vacation to work isn’t a choice a lot of people would make. Most of the Raiders receivers stayed to get their timing down with Carson Palmer. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Jacoby Ford and Louis Murphy were together at dinner on one of the off days indicating they stayed behind. It’s possible other receivers stayed also. Studs of the bye week.

John Fox/John Elway

Thanks for sticking with Tim Tebow for one more week. Poor guy might not make it out of Oakland uninjured.

 

Duds

Hue Jackson

Stop it. If you wanted to bring in T.J. Houshmandzadeh since the beginning of the season and he was any good he would have been brought in for a workout earlier. Just admit that Carson Palmer feels comfortable with Houshmadnzadeh and sometimes you bring in a guy to help your new quarterback. Then go on to explain he is now healthy and still a good player. Sometimes Mr. Jackson, you don’t need to play games. The fans still like you Mr. Jackson, but don’t win and the BS starts tasting bitter.

YearCash SpendingCap%Min to stay on scheduleDeficit
2013$63.4$12351.5%$109.5$46.1
2014$91.3$13368.6%$118.4$73.1
2015$63.3$14444.0%$128.2$138
2016$36.6$15523.6%$138.0$239.4
Total$254.6$55545.9%$494.0-
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