Holy crap that Packers-Saints game was awesome. I suppose one thing the lockout taught us is to say 'thank you, NFL' more often. Fuck that, but the game was awesome. Both teams look good on offense, but the Packers looked especially sharp.
Looks like we'll be seeing a lot of kickoff returns from deep in the end zone out of frustration. They will sometimes result in awesome TD's (like tonight!). However, I think the new bullshit kickoff rule will result in more injuries.
As blocking breaks down (return blockers assuming a touchback) and a speedster ill-advisedly returns a deep kick , I anticipate some ghastly results. Anyone who has played knows that full-speed collisions aren't as dangerous as full vs. half-speed collisions. That will be the unintended consequence of this rule change. Do we have a statistician on board who can follow the injury-on-kickoff metrics?
In other news, the Giants are somehow still laughably overrated. Watch the DC Skins run the ball 40 times right over the open graves of their defense, now down six starters to injury. This game might be high scoring, but because of bad D rather than good O (such as tonight's game -- shazam that was awesome). I hope that Grossman plays well but unfortunately gets injured and Beck comes in ready.
Football has begun.