NFL Week 5 review: Boo boys get blasted, Luck proves his worth and a 100-yard kick-off return
Kansas City Chiefs fans get a right telling off while the Number 1 pick in the draft shows why he was the Number 1 pick in the draft.
They not saying Mr Booorns, they’re saying Boo
Being a quarterback in the NFL is a thankless job. Yes you can earn millions of dollars, marry supermodels (if you’re Tom Brady at least) and become a hero to millions. If you’re good.
If you’re bad you will still get a good chunk of money, and maybe meet a supermodel or two but you are guaranteed to become a villain to millions.
Booing a player is the norm in almost every sport and the NFL is no different. Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs however took it too far this week. Their quarterback is a guy called Mat Cassel. Cassel made his name filling in for an injured Brady for the Patriots in 2008 before being traded to the Chiefs.
In Kansas he hasn’t really performed and the fans’ frustration with him has been evident for a while. This summer, while taking part in a charity softball game, Chiefs fans there booed Cassel and before Sunday’s game against Baltimore somebody hired a plane to fly over Arrowhead Stadium that said ‘Bench Cassel’. Tough crowd, eh?
During the game Cassel was hit hard – so hard it turns out he was concussed – and had to be removed from the game.
Fans cheered as Cassel went off, seemingly delighted to be rid of him and that crowd reaction drew a fierce response from one of Cassel’s team-mates, Eric Winston, after the game.
We think that video speaks for itself. We don’t think the Chiefs fans will be doing that again.
Andrew Luck delivers for Indianapolis
A certain RGIII up in Washington had been garnering all the rokkie headlines to date but the man who went before him in the 2012 draft, Andrew Luck, showed why Indianapolis gave him the nod on Sunday.
Down 21-3 against the Green Bay Packers, Luck led his team back to a dramatic 30-27 win. Two drives by Luck resulted in TDs, another two resulted in field goals and the game was back on. Aaron Rodgers put Green Bay back in control with TD late in the fourth but Luck marched his men back down to score again, in a 13-play drive.
That the Colts head coach Chuck Pagano watched the game from his hospital bed as he battles leukaemia added a real layer of meaning to the win too.
Clip of the week: A positive Jets story
The New York Jets are having a brutal year. They lost again on Monday night, to Houston, and the only good sign was that they didn’t lose too badly, as many expected a shellacking. They eventually went down 23-17 but Joe McKnight, via a 100-yard kick-off return, gave their hard-pressed fans something to cheer about.
At 2-3, even Tim Tebow may not be able to save them now...