NFL football this weekend was pretty interesting. A lot of teams and players played well and a lot of players just went in to take a check from their team. Now to this week's Ballers and Wankstas.
Ballers Of The Week
Kenny Britt, WR, Tennessee Titans (7 receptions, 225 yards, 3 TDs)
Kenny Britt proved to be unstoppable Sunday and he only played two and half quarters because of disciplinary issues. Just think what he could have done if he played the whole game. If he can continue to produce like this, then Chris Johnson will soon have more room to run.
Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland Raiders ( 16 carries, 165 yards, 3 TDs)
McFadden looked like the beast of a running back that Oakland drafted 3 years ago. He shredded the Denver defense. If he can keep this up, then maybe Oakland won't be so bad after all this year.
Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens (16/31, 250 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs)
Flacco is showing more and more every week that this team is becoming his team. The defense let Baltimore down, but Flacco rescued them. His improvement from the beginning of the year bodes well for their Super Bowl aspirations.
DeAngelo Hall, CB, Washington Redskins (4 INTs, including 1 ran back for a TD)
DeAngelo Hall was the best Bears wide receiver on the field. He was dynamic, made plays and was in the right place at the right time. Only thing is, he plays for the Redskins. The way he was always there in the right place made it seem like he was in the Bears' offensive huddle Sunday.
Wankstas of the Week
Chris Gronkowski, FB, Dallas Cowboys
Gronkowski may have made the biggest mistake for the Cowboys against the Giants. When the Giants blitzed, Gronkowski was supposed to pick up LB Michael Boley who was blitzing through the middle of the Cowboys offensive line. Instead, he went outside and let Boley come through and crush QB Tony Romo. Not only did Boley hit Romo, he fractured Romo's left collarbone and now Romo is more than likely out for the year. He confirmed the biggest worry that coaches have about young RBs, blitz pickups.
Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears ( 26/40, 281 yards, 1 TD, 4 INTs)
I'm convinced that Jay Cutler just doesn't know how to value the football. I'm starting to think that he isn't the QB that everyone thought he was. Maybe he is just a loose cannon that doesn't get it.
Nate Allen and Ellis Hobbs, DBs, Philadelphia Eagles
These two guy have one thing in common: they were the guys who were in the picture every time Kenny Britt made a big play. They were flat-footed and just willing to let Britt attack them relentlessly and they did nothing. I'm pretty sure Peyton Manning was taking note of this for when he goes against the Eagles in Week 9.
The Whole Denver Broncos Team
This team allowed 59 points, but the points aren't all the responsibility of the defense. QB Kyle Orton threw an interception that got returned for a TD and the Broncos fumbled the ball away a couple times as well. I began to wonder about this team's toughness after Kyle Orton's comments about the Titans being cheap. I thought those comments meant that the Broncos were soft and I was correct. They are a soft football team that has been getting taken advantage of every week by physical teams.
These are my Ballers and Wankstas of the week. If anyone has any ballers or wankstas who didn't make the cut, feel free to comment.