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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Week 2


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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Week 2 ~ Waffle House Style

 

How can you make shredded potatoes fried to a golden crisp better?  Anyone who frequents the Awful Waffle a.k.a Waffle House knows how. 

A fall Sunday of football is already a great thing, so how do you make it better?  Here's how... Waffle House style:

The Good:

  • Scattered, Smothered & Covered  - If you don't like onions and cheese and you ordered your hash browns scattered smothered and covered; you're in trouble.  Once they scatter those diced onions into the shredded potatoes and melt that delicious $0.01 slice of american cheese all over both of them, you just can't separate them...And so it was on Sunday (Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!) Night Football.  Our defense was intertwined in their offense, every place they went, there we were.  We only gave up 49 yards of rushing (including QB runs) on 21 attempts.  Stats often lie, but these stats don't. Our Run D, absolutely scattered, smothered and covered their offense.  
  • The All Star How much better can it get?  A waffle, eggs how you like dem, hash browns or grits, toast and either bacon or sausage.  That's our offense, Sanu is like the eggs, he can do it all. Run, Catch, Pass, Punt & Block!  Matt is the bacon (always get the bacon), he's a little stiff sometimes and would be better if he loosened up a bit, but regardless even bad bacon is still good.  Sunday night, MR2 was just like that.  Ya, he wasn't perfect, but he's bacon, he's never that bad.  Julio is the waffle.  The waffle usually comes out a little after the rest of the meal, but when it shows up and you add the butter and syrup, you can't ignore it.  It takes up half the darn table, it's piping hot and is always gone in a flash.  Ridley is the toast because he toasts everyone.  The O-Line is the hash browns "Double order-topped" with chilli.  It takes a while to work your way through them.  

While the 4th and 3 play with the jailbreak screen to JJ was crazy amazing, my personal favorite was the center screen/shovel pass to Free right after the fumble on the 2nd half kick-off.  Here's a link to the vid.  Notice our two guards releasing just as Free was looking back for the ball, then forming a perfect escort and perfect blocks along with Stocker (#80) waiting patiently for the crack back and not committing a block I the back penalty. 

Dagger

  • Hash Browns Country please - Who doesn't love some Country gravy on those hash browns? Add an ice cold coke and it's a perfect hangover cure to get you going again whether it's the next morning or just 2am in the morning. Getting going again is what our rookie RT we call "Big Country" is all about.  Ya, some say we picked him too high, some say he wasn't the best pick at that spot, some say we shouldn't have traded up for him… but this dude is country style to the bone. Heart procedure in training camp?  No problem, he's starting week 1.  Carted off the field week 2 after his QB falls into his knee?  No problem, he's back in the game by the 4th quarter.
  • Steak & Eggs - Did you know Waffle House serves more steak than any other restaurant in America?  Well, you do now and the reason is, they just work great together.  A hardy steak, some fluffy eggs.  It don't matter if you eat the steak, then da eggs or if you like to take a cut of steak and add some eggs to the same forkful, it just works.   You can even squeeze a bite of buttery toast in there and that works.  Our Defensive front 7 is the same.  They just work great together.  I think I've seen more pressure in the first 2 weeks than I've seen in the past 2 seasons.  You can rotate them however you want, Takk & Crawford or Takk & Grady… , they just seem to work together to bring pressure and stuff the run.  They are not the Gritz Blitz… yet, but there is always hope they can get there. 
  • May I get a cheesesteak omelet please?  - I don't know if you've ever made an omelet or not, but the key to a great omelet is to get the eggs to be fluffy and cooked evenly.  The way you do that is you crack dem eggs into a big ole bowl, den you start a whoopin' dem up.  You whoop-em one way, den you switch it up and you whoop-em da other way and you just keep on whoopin' em.  After watchin that game Sunday Night, I was convinced Dan Quinn was makin us all a Cheesesteak Omelet because he dropped dem philly boys in dat Mercedez bowl downtown and he whooped dem boys one way, den da otha and when he was done, dem cheesesteak boys from Philly was feeling and looking a little fluffy.. Or puffy. 

 

The Bad:

  • 3 Eggs Over Easy Please - I love my eggs over easy, but I don't like it when MR2 throws 3 turnovers so easily.  I think he'll get it dialed in. We've seen this before with new offenses/OC's and as viewers, we don't know if they were really bad decisions or if someone ran the wrong route or if he threw the ball based on what he thought the route was.  Either way, it's not good and hopefully we won't see much more of it. 
  • No Biscuits please - I love biscuits, but not at the Waffle House.  Their biscuits are frozen and they just taste old and lifeless.  That's kinda how I felt about our kickers Sunday night, they are just kinda old.  They were really good when they came out of the oven, but now you start getting 30 yard punts and missed field goals.  I'm glad they are both here, but just remember, they both ain't fresh out of da oven no more. 

The Ugly:

  • Hash brown bowl - Sometimes I like to try something different, so I once ordered the Hash Brown Bowl.  It wasn't bad… it wasn't good, but it wasn't bad and the whole time I was eating it, I was thinking "Man, I should have just ordered the All Star" as I think of what could have been.  That's kinda how I was thinking at the end of the game.  We missed a field goal (3 points), we turned the ball over in the endzone (at least 3 points) and we had two other turn overs which they got at least 6 points (maybe 9, can't recall).  Regardless, the score could have easily been something like 31 - 17. 
  • Post Waffle House - sometimes when I eat at the Waffle House, I don't feel right for 2-3 days.  Apparently that's how Philly felt because they had to cancel practice on Wednesday. 

I'm headed to Indy Friday night to hang with an old Marine brother of mine who is a Colts fan and has season tix.  Got tix for me and Mrs CNile, so I expect I have some good sea stories to tell ya'll next week.  

What were your GBU's for last game?  

 

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Well, now I'm hungry.   Takk is hungry.   Beasley's hungry.   Rico and the secondary boys are all hungry.   Deion's too fast to be hungry - he just eats anyway.   That D-Line is really hungry and they don't mind slapping the food around before eating!   Ridley's most definitely hungry and Sanu is smacking his lips. All the Matt's are hungry too - just have to give the Ice Man a lesson in patience so he doesn't get burned from eating too soon.    

The Falcons are hungry - The Fans are hungry

Everybody's hungry but the big man!   Julio ain't hungry - he just takes what he wants and never gets full!    

I'd even go so far as saying  they are hungry enough to eat a horse .......   even if it is a young horse!  :ninja:

 

Seriously though, have a great time - and Represent!

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You have to eat Waffle House a plenty to know that its awful. For this I commend you for your service and agree whole heartedly... I was always hooked on Philly cheese steak (extra .01 cheese thank you) and dip it in mayo. When smushed at 2 am why not?

Eggs over easy huh? I assume you wouldn't dare order that there..

The Freeman run gives me confidence for him in the offense, still feel that we run tread off him and usher in the young boys before all said and done.

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2 hours ago, FalconKick said:

I love these. Used to log on as a guest just to read them

Thanks everyone.  Glad ya’ll liked that one.  

 

One point I wanted to make, but work in there was strategy.   After watching the DK presser, he said a few things that caught my attention and I liked.

They had a plan to beat the blitz.  The 4th and 3 sceen, the deep shots and some others.  

He said they were actually going empty back field to try to bait philly to go zero blitz.  

I don’t know what they will do against the colts, but I feel like they will get the run game going this week.  

 

 

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