Tennessee Titans 17, Miami Dolphins 7
There's the old saying that an ugly win is better than a pretty loss, which pretty much applies to this game. An old-fashioned Titans game--play defense and don't blow it on offense to win the game. It wasn't pretty, but it got the job done. That said, this type of game will NOT get it done against the Colts. Honestly, I felt like Jeff Fisher and company were pulling a Fulmer here--don't show a lot in the first game of the year because a big game is coming in week two. And becuase I attended a Ministries by Strength class on Saturday, I had to watch the game on video tape delay and listen to the CBS announcers instead of Mike Keith. Dear heavens--who lost the best and send Dan Dierdorf and Craig Blackledge for this one?!? They are c0lor guys and decent at it, but Dan Dierdorf stinks as the main commentator for a game. I hope this duo was only put together for this game due to the re-scheduling. I can't take any more of listening to these two!
Washington Redskins 16, Tampa Bay Bucs 10
Thank you FOX Sports for making this game you're featured game for the early slot and sending it out to 61% of the U.S. I was happy to see Joe Gibbs back on the sidelines. And we got off to a good start--strong running, great defense. The one negative is that we let the Bucs hang around too long. We should've put them away 14-0 early and not had to hang on for a 16-10 win at the end. But it's the first game and hopefully we can build on--especially when we face the hated Cowboys on MNF in a few weeks. Also, while I love Joe Gibbs and am glad he's back, I hate all the bandwagon jumping done by some sports call-in shows. Suddenly, Gibbs is loved by everyone and the Skins are a sleeper team, yada-yada-yada. Well, I don't want to be a wet blanket, but it was only one win. I love the Skins and I'm optimistic...but not so optimistic I think we're gonna win it all this year. That's what next year is for...
posted by Michael Hickerson at 9/14/2004 09:30:00 AM