The Avs won a good game last night against the Carolina Hurricanes. The power play was rocking for the first time in awhile and Peter Budaj was big in net. So that begs the question: Is Budaj the answer in goal because Theodore is so inconsistent? It all depends on what Budaj does next. It seems like whenever he has a good game, they give him the next start and he looks, well, Theodore-esque. If Budaj can put a couple of wins together, and show he can do it, The Avs would do well to stay with him.
If you thought the Broncos could win in San Diego this past week then you are very optimistic my friend. I really didn't think they had a chance based on how poorly they've played lately and how well the Chargers have been playing.
I figured Cutler would show some improvement and he certainly did in the second half. The big question is if he can get it together to win the remaining the games on their schedule. But with that said, is he really the problem? The defense looks battered and bruised. When 35 year old John Lynch is supposed to track down Antonio Gates, I think you've got problems.
The Broncos are fucked but they aren't out of the playoffs yet. Obviously they aren't going deep even if they make it, but that's about as far as they would have gotten with Plummer. It's a bit depressing, but as long as Cutler keeps getting better, that's the light at the end of the tunnel.
A prediction: the Chargers choke in the playoffs. Tomlinson is a bad motherfucker. I'll give you that. He's great to watch and good guy too. But if a team figures out how to stop him, he's literally all the Chargers have and their season comes to a grinding halt. It's coming soon, mark my words.
And besides, do you really want to see Marty Shittenheimer win a Super Bowl? I know your answer already.