Top 5 things you didn't notice in nfl week 5 games

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In the text “Top 5 things you didn't notice in week 5 games ,” I commented on how I found the NFL's most unfair kicker position and this week's dismissal of Cairo Santos corroborates my thesis. The Brazilian missed 4 field goals in the match against Buffalo Bills, causing the defeat of Tennesse Titans and, consequently, the poor performance resulted in his dismissal. We know that the NFL is very hard on its players, the main rule of capitalism prevails at these times: it is not producing, even more so. To top it off, the law of supply and demand also acts forcefully. All of this forces athletes to have high performance all the time if they want to keep their jobs, but with the kicker.This requirement is much higher. As I mentioned, he can kick the team to heaven or hell and if the path is second, his chance of going along is much greater than in other positions. There is not much room for bad days as there is for a quarterback, for example, who might try to redeem themselves in the next games. The offer is large and not worth keeping in the player player who does not produce as it should. Winning kicks are remembered and celebrated, but deep down is that “no more than obligation” maxim, losing kicks are the way to the end of the contract.



2. Washington Redskins is turning the page

Taking the momentum from the previous point, I want to point out that even the coaching staff is not guaranteed when it comes to poor performance, even though the season has already begun. In other sports with longer championships, it is common to see coaches being changed, but this is not often the case in the NFL due to the short season of the league. Normally, during offseason, the coaching staff is formed and trust is maintained to the end, but even they, in some cases, are subject to change when it comes to productivity. If you figured I'm talking about Jay Gruden, you got it right! Former Redskins Head Coach took over in 2014 and in that time has only won a division title and a playoff appearance, with a bitter 9-7 campaign, the best for nearly six years at the helm of the team, not even winning 50%.The last straw to anticipate his resignation came with a defeat for the Patriots this week when he decided to step in with quarterback Colt McCoy and not bet on Draft freshman Dwayne Haskins, first-round pick. Perhaps the biggest criticism of Gruden is not that he didn't start the match with Haskins, but that he didn't have a clear team strategy. Ok, ok, the Redskins have suffered major losses, but still there is no justification for the coach not having a game structure that takes this into consideration, nor does he seem to have a project for the team. And don't tell me it's long term because that time has already passed. Dismissing Gruden during the season was the best decision for the Redskins and will give them more time to structure and plan for the future with the next coach, clearly changing the entire team both on and off the pitch. Hello, hello Jerry Jones, this is for Jason "Clap" Garrett too.

Redskins fans at bar watching their favorite team


3. Whoever waits always reaches

In the 1990s the NFC West division was virtually dominated by the San Francisco 49ers. In 10 years, only in two the team has not reached the playoffs. With the turn to the 2000s, the team faced several problems. The biggest one started with the difficulty of finding a coach: Dennis Erickson, Mike Nolan, Mike Singletary Jim Harbaugh, Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly are some of the Head Coaches who have been to San Francisco in recent years. Another difficulty was finding a quarterback to call your own. In 2011 and 2012, under Harbaugh, things seemed to be going into gear. Colin Kaepernick's arrival brought hope to the fans that a new era was being born, but that's not what happened. The controversies surrounding the quarterbackand the coach's exit threw a bucket of cold water at the fans. Until Kyle Shanahan arrived to lead the team and brought Jimmy Garoppolo with him. Renewed hopes? Yes, until Garoppolo gets hurt early last season. After the fan has waited almost 20 years to see the competitive team again, it seems that the wait is finally over. The Niners are playing at a high level and are the big favorites leading the division. I venture to say that it is the most disputed division of the NFL with two other very strong teams, Rams and Seahawks. After so many uncertainties, the certainty that your team is getting in the way brings a relief to the fan. I take the opportunity to give a hug to my great friend Gabriel, fan of the Niners, who after such a long time, can now smile again and lives all happy in the group.

4. The importance of the psychological in the field

Training, hard work, good players, technical planning, strategy, all these factors contribute significantly to wins, right? Right. And when good teams face equally good teams, what will weigh? The psychological preparation and rapport of each. This week we had some examples of teams that are well prepared in this regard and others that are not. At NFC, Sean Peyton's work to make the Saints team well structured is paying off. The unity of the team is noticeable. At the AFC, Frank Reich is also doing it with mastery, as Andrew Luck's retirement could have seriously shaken the players' motivation, but the Colts team has stood firm and are more united than ever. On the other hand, the departure of Big Ben in the season, as well as behind the scenes with the novel by Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell completely disrupted the Steelers. From an individual point of view, the team still has good players, Juju and Conner are good examples, but it seems that Mike Tomlin has lost control of that inside. The same goes for the Dallas Cowboys. The previous defeat for the Saints seems to have been felt and reflected in the match against the Packers this week, the moment that should have been redemptive in front of their fans showed the emotional disruption of the team. Emotional balance and a stable psychological make a difference at crucial moments in important games and this comes from the coaching staff, especially the but it seems that Mike Tomlin has lost control of this inner part. The same goes for the Dallas Cowboys.The previous defeat for the Saints seems to have been felt and reflected in the match against the Packers this week, the moment that should have been redemptive in front of their fans showed the emotional disruption of the team. Emotional balance and a stable psychological make a difference at crucial moments in important games and this comes from the coaching staff, especially the but it seems that Mike Tomlin has lost control of this inner part. The same goes for the Dallas Cowboys. The previous defeat for the Saints seems to have been felt and reflected in the match against the Packers this week, the moment that should have been redemptive in front of their fans showed the emotional disruption of the team. Emotional balance and a stable psychological make a difference at crucial moments in important games and this comes from the coaching staff, especially theHead coach.

5. “Attacks win games, defenses championships”

I once talked to a friend about this popular saying in football and he disagreed with it, tried to convince me that an efficient attack can lead the team to the title even if the defense doesn't play well. I then began to watch to see if his thesis was substantiated and, frankly, failed. Obviously the ideal is to have a balance between the two, but let's look at scenarios where one side weighs more on the scale. I will take two teams this season as an example, Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills. The first is averaging 29.6 points per game, in compensation the defense yields 22.6. The second is scant 18 points per game, but only 14 points. This week, the Chiefs faced the Colts and lost 13 to 19. Note that the number of points given in the match is close to average, on the other hand the offense produced, even against a team that gives away 23 points per game.

On the other hand, the Bills played against the Titans and won by 14-7, see that the numbers are also close to average, the difference is that Tennessee has the 6th best defense with 15.2 points per match and yet the team left with victory, even though the attack is not so formidable. The point here is: there is no point in the attack scoring 40 points if the defense yields an average of 30, because when this same attack plays against a better structured defense, the 40 will fall to 10 and the defense yielding 30, even if it does. against a not so good attack, it will probably give up about 20 points. Then, dear reader, the defeat will be certain. As this subject is controversial, I would like to hear from you, leave it in the comments to discuss the issue. The Bills played against the Titans and won by 14-7, see that the numbers are also close to average,  the difference is that Tennessee has the 6th best defense with 15.2 points per match and yet the team came out with the win, even though the attack is not so formidable. The point here is: there is no point in the attack scoring 40 points if the defense yields an average of 30, because when this same attack plays against a better structured defense, the 40 will fall to 10 and the defense yielding 30, even if it does. against a not so good attack, it will probably give up about 20 points. Then, dear reader, the defeat will be certain. As this subject is controversial, I would like to hear from you, leave it in the comments to discuss the issue. The Bills played against the Titans and won by 14-7, see that the numbers are also close to average, the difference is that Tennessee has the 6th best defense with 15.2 points per match and yet the team came out with the win, even though the attack is not so formidable. The point here is: there is no point in the attack scoring 40 points if the defense yields an average of 30, because when this same attack plays against a better structured defense, the 40 will fall to 10 and the defense yielding 30, even if it does. against a not so good attack, it will probably give up about 20 points. Then, dear reader, the defeat will be certain. As this subject is controversial, I would like to hear from you, leave it in the comments to discuss the issue. The difference is that Tennessee has the 6th best defense with 15.2 points per match and yet the team came out with the victory, even though the attack was not so formidable. The point here is: there is no point in the attack scoring 40 points if the defense yields an average of 30, because when this same attack plays against a better structured defense, the 40 will fall to 10 and the defense yielding 30, even if it does.  against a not so good attack, it will probably give up about 20 points. Then, dear reader, the defeat will be certain. As this subject is controversial, I would like to hear from you, leave it in the comments to discuss the issue. The difference is that Tennessee has the 6th best defense with 15.2 points per match and yet the team came out with the victory, even though the attack was not so formidable. The point here is: there is no point in the attack scoring 40 points if the defense yields an average of 30, because when this same attack plays against a better structured defense, the 40 will fall to 10 and the defense yielding 30, even if it does. against a not so good attack, it will probably give up about 20 points. Then, dear reader, the defeat will be certain. As this subject is controversial, I would like to hear from you, leave it in the comments to discuss the issue. if the defense gives an average of 30, because when this same attack plays against a better structured defense, the 40 will fall to 10 and the defense that yields 30, even if it plays against a not so good attack, will probably yield about 20 points. Then, dear reader, the defeat will be certain. As this subject is controversial, I would like to hear from you, leave it in the comments to discuss the issue. if the defense gives an average of 30, because when this same attack plays against a better structured defense, the 40 will fall to 10 and the defense that yields 30, even if it plays against a not so good attack, will probably yield about 20 points. Then, dear reader, the defeat will be certain. As this subject is controversial, I would like to hear from you, leave it in the comments to discuss the issue.
Jimmy
American Football Writer

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