Stream of Consciousness (The NFL on REO)

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I’m all hopped-up on pain meds so you will have to excuse this week’s installment. At least you are getting one, as I came this close to not writing anything.

I had my gallbladder removed on Friday and I am still in the recovery phase. I have to eat bland food for a bit. I have to rest and take it easy. And I have to take the aforementioned pain meds. They are nice pain meds. They make me feel warm and fuzzy. Mostly fuzzy. But with less pain. So it’s a good fuzzy. The surgery went well and my recovery seems to be going well also. I thought about ending that sentence with another “as well” but quickly realized that was a bad idea. But I can’t really trust my judgment since I am currently on drugs so maybe it wouldn’t have been a bad idea.

Frankly, I don’t care. Moving on.


This Sunday, I sat on my couch and watched a lot of football. I had nothing better to do as I had recently parted ways with my gallbladder. Here are the things that stood out to me in my drug-addled, football watching day:

Green Bay is terrible without Aaron Rogers. Perhaps Hundley will grow into a serviceable QB but so far the results have been well-below average. They won’t go after a free agent QB **cough Colin Kaepernick cough** but unless they do make a move, I don’t see them finishing better than 6-10 this season.

The San Diego Chargers are starting to look like the team I thought they could be before the season started. It’s too bad that they have no fan-base anymore. Is there a dumber move by the NFL than to move the Chargers to Los Angeles? I feel bad for those players.

Joe Flacco is not good and he hasn’t been good in a long time. He is having an atrocious season and will lose this job in the next few years if he doesn’t figure things out. Spoiler alert: he won’t figure things out.

I wrote about it last week, but there is something wrong with Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense. If I were Julio Jones, I would be demanding the ball in every meeting with the team. He is being completely underutilized this season and it is killing the team. He is on pace for only 133 targets this season when he should be getting at least 150 to 175 targets a season.

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are the most inconsistent, up-and-down team/player in the league. For a guy that won an MVP a few seasons ago, Newton still plays like a 1st or 2nd year QB most of the time. And he doesn’t help things by being a juvenile jerk off the field.

The Los Angeles Rams are the most unexpectedly good team I think I have ever witnessed. I can’t even with the Rams.

Don’t look now but the Miami Dolphins have won 3 games in a row. Well, they have won 2 games in a row and the Dolphins and the refs won the third…


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The less said about the game in Cleveland the better. A win is a win and we will just go with that.

I’m not joking. I’m not wasting my time or your time discussion that horrid performance by the offense.


I promise that next week will be better, mainly because I will probably be getting some help by another REO writer.

What stood out to you in Week 7? What teams are you most interested in this season? Tell us about it in the comment section below.

Phill Lytle

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10 thoughts on “Stream of Consciousness (The NFL on REO)

    • October 25, 2017 at 5:54 pm
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      Wonderful!

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    • October 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm
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      That is truly funny. I’m laughing and crying with them. We need more of this in media and less of almost everything else.

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  • October 25, 2017 at 2:36 pm
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    You write better than most people -me included – even on medication. Get well soon!

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  • October 25, 2017 at 2:50 pm
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    Wow. I agree with everything you said in this week’s addition. I don’t know what to think of that considering you admitted that “I am currently on drugs” and I have never agreed with you completely in any other sports-related article. Does that mean I usually think like a person who is on drugs? Now I’m beginning to re-think anything I’ve ever posted or said concerning any subject matter.

    To me, the biggest story related to the play on the field in the NFL has to be Carson Wentz. The man was doing his Harry Houdini act in the MNF game against the Redskins a couple nights ago as he made their defense look silly play after play. He is by far the favorite for league MVP right now. No one else even comes close, IMO.

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    • October 25, 2017 at 5:54 pm
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      I think that says a lot about both of us. Probably not good things.

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  • October 25, 2017 at 3:55 pm
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    The lack of interest in LA – and especially since they have two teams now – just kills me as an NFL fan.

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    • October 25, 2017 at 5:55 pm
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      NFL: “Let’s move two teams to a city that doesn’t want one NFL team! What could go wrong?”

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      • October 26, 2017 at 12:28 pm
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        Pretty much. I think it’s equally hilarious and shameful.

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        • October 26, 2017 at 12:32 pm
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          That alone should get Goodell fired for incompetence. And it’s probably not even in the top 20 of his dumbest moves as commissioner.

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