Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

08 Nov 2013

Tanier's NFL Game Riffs: Week 10

Questing for humor in these troubled times. Finding Eminem rapping in a little too much detail about the 2012 draft, Andy Dalton the Doubt Vampire, Jaguars self-exams, and of course, Todd Haley.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 08 Nov 2013

13 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2013, 10:15pm by RickD


by JoeyHarringtonsPiano :: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 1:17pm

Good stuff. Loved the subtle hint that the Buccaneers should hire Love Smith next year. If that happens, with that roster (especially on defense), we may as well hand Lovie the 2014 Coach of the Year Award immediately.

by Charles Jake (not verified) :: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:18pm

I could see Miami making a push for Lovie if they clean house after Martin-Incognito. His rep as a squeaky clean, church-going family man who doesn't drink, smoke or curse would help with cleaning up their image. Also, they have a QB and the Bucs don't.

by serutan :: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 1:51pm

"Andy Dalton is a doubt vampire. He feeds on your skepticism about his ability to play quarterback. The more you doubt him, the stronger he becomes, but if you start to believe in him, he weakens."

This is why I'm a regular reader.
Was wr

by Raiderjoe :: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 1:56pm

Also, Dalton would rsther be red than dead

by serutan :: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 7:56pm

Cold war humor from Raiderjoe. Gotta love it.

Was wr

by LionInAZ :: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 8:14pm

Andy Dalton as doubt vampire was without doubt the funniest piece I've read from Tanier to date.

by Raiderjoe :: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 1:54pm

L. Smith food coach. Would make bucxaneers winning tema by 2015.

Did not read Tanier article yet. will do it when eat cueritos y lengua tacos tongitj. But see above he emntion Eminem new album
Russell Wilson and Brian Baldinger mentioned on album

by JoeyHarringtonsPiano :: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 2:05pm

I think every NFL team needs a "Food Coach" to help overweight linemen. Maybe that's how Dontari Poe was able to avoid Kansas City barbecue, lose weight, and become a dominant player.

by Charles Jake (not verified) :: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 3:55pm

That's actually pretty funny, since Lovie did make everybody lose weight when he first came to the Bears. Coaches included.

by LionInAZ :: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 8:11pm

Wouldn't it make more sense for the Dolphins to have a ' food coach' with Bryant McKinnie on the roster?

by JoeyHarringtonsPiano :: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 8:46pm

Bryant McKinnie would find an "avoid strippers and prostitutes coach" far more helpful.

by batbatt :: Sat, 11/09/2013 - 12:29am

I like my mustard seeds tough, decisive and and resourceful, too! Who knew?

by RickD :: Sun, 11/10/2013 - 10:15pm

Good call on the Panthers.