Most NFL teams, if not all, have little to no margin for error in any given game. The Seahawkssay it louder than most.
“A lot’s been made about me not caring or whatever. … Nothing further from the truth,” Roethlisberger said that night. “I go out there and give everything I have. It’s fun to go out here and have one of these games.”
Roethlisberger mentioned ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith as one who has publicly questioned whether Roethlisberger’s heart is still in the game. Most of the criticisms nationally came after Roethlisberger’s five interceptions in Week 5 against Jacksonville and his postgame comment that “maybe I just don’t have it anymore.”
New offensive personnel kickstart Fins offense — With Jay Culter back under center and RBs Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams sharing the workload following the departure of Jay Ajayi, and DeVante Parker back from injury, the Fins’ offense was actually clicking early on. Cutler was 16-of-17 passing for 141 yards at half and finished with three TDs through the air as Miami tried to make a game of it late.
Granted Raiders’ opponents have a passer rating of 108.2, highest in NFL, but Cutler looked good in the pocket, finding open receivers and hitting check-down men. The Dolphins entered Sunday’s game ranked last in NFL in yards per play but managed a solid 6.5 in the loss.
The Rangers’ have a ton of money to spend in free agency and should be in on all the top starter: former Ranger Yu Darvish, Dallas-area native Jake Arrieta, etc. That would go a long way toward beefing up a No. 29 forecast in run prevention. The offensive outlook could improve as well by adding some balance to a talented group that has too many strikeouts at too many spots in the lineup.