We’re all still trying to gather ourselves after the news of Al Davis passing away. With that being said we here at JBB are carrying on our tradition of getting you ready for Sunday’s game in our typical fashion.
Just like Mr. Davis would want his team to soldier-on and play we’re going to keep blogging the JBB way.
As usual we like to take a different approach to get you prepared for Sunday. In continuing or Out of Bounds tradition we threw 5 off-the-cuff questions at Rick Brokaw over at Toro Times. Rick was kind enough to play along with our unique way of breaking down Oakland’s opponent. As Editor of Toro Times, Rick is on top of all things Texan so it was only natural to pick his brain.
Q: If Mario Williams were a professional fighter who would he most resemble?
A: Mario Williams is most like Cain Velasquez. Last year Cain Valesquez was a relatively unknown UFC fighter from Arizona. He trained at a small gym, hardly ever made negative headlines, and when he spoke it was mostly about family. That was all before he stormed the UFC world and defeated Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 and became the new heavyweight champion. Much like Cain, Mario Williams is a soft-spoken player who hits hard and lets his play speak for itself. He already has four sacks this season and is keeping pace with DeMarcus Ware, who most people try to compare him to. Mario is a hard-hitter, is light on his feet, and will hurt you if you are not ready for him.
Q: Hue Jackson punches Chuck Bresnahan or Gary Kubiak chokes Wade Phillips: Which is more likely to happen after Sunday’s game?
A: I will go with Hue Jackson punching Chuck Bresnahan for two reasons. Firstly, the Texans have enough offensive weapons to overcome the loss of Andre Johnson. TE Owen Daniels has been a welcome return to the team and is providing QB Matt Schaub with plenty of options in the midfield. Likewise, FB James Casey has proven that he has what it takes to be a “big play” type of player. With Arian Foster back, Owen Daniels in the flats, and James Casey as a check-down option I believe that Bresnahan will still be looking for ways to stop the Texans. Secondly, Gary Kubiak has yet to prove that he has the chops to be a good NFL coach. The idea of him choking Wade Phillips is ludicrous, if anything it would be Wade laying the smack-down on Kubiak.
Q: If Arian Foster and Darren McFadden were in the NFL version of “The Highlander” who would be the last one standing and why?
A: As it stands right now, Darren McFadden would win the Highlander games and leave Foster crying for him to stop. Foster has just returned from a pretty nasty hamstring injury and, while his performance last week was great, he still is not up to the speed and fluidity of McFadden. McFadden has been destroying defenses this season and he would destroy Foster right now.
Q: Let’s pretend Matt Leinart hosted a reality show called “My Life as an NFL Bust”. What advice would he offer JaMarcus Russell?
A: If Leinart were to host “My Life and an NFL Bust” his greatest advice would be to hide behind a good QB. Leinart has Matt Schaub to hide behind so most NFL fans pay him no attention any more. Russell, on the other hand, never had a solid QB to hide behind. Instead, he was forced to play the lead role and all of his dirty laundry was aired in the open. Perhaps the second bit of advice Leinart would offer is, “If you are going to have controlled substances on you – don’t get caught!”
Finally…the most important question of all…
Q: Derrick Ward: Start or Sit?
A: Sit. He is still nursing an injury and will most likely not be back for a few more weeks.