On the NFL:
Matt Moore's work in Miami reminds me of Jake Delhomme's work in Carolina. Delhomme never found his place when he played for New Orleans. Then Carolina hired him. When Rodney Peete went bad the Panthers gave Delhomme an opportunity to start and he made the team his.
Moore had an opportunity to start for the Panthers last season. But he was overwhelmed, got a quick hook and then got hurt. He went to Miami as a substitute, became the starter when Chad Henne was injured and the last three weeks he's been the top quarterback in all of Florida.
FEEL bad for Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler. Always wondered what he could do if he had decent receivers and, more importantly, a decent offensive line. We're seeing it.
Mike Tice, the former Minnesota head coach, has done superb work with the line, and the receivers have steadily improved. Cutler was excellent Sunday against San Diego. He, and not Phillip Rivers, was the best QB on the field. Rarely has Rivers been the best QB on the field this season.
Alas, Cutler broke his right thumb in the victory against the Chargers, Chicago's fifth straight, and is expected to miss six to eight weeks.
Interesting football Thanksgiving. The Harbaugh Bowl is Sunday night. I won't see it. Don't get the NFL Network.
Miami and Matt Moore versus the Cowboys is interesting. Moore began his pro career with the Cowboys.
Green Bay-Detroit is compelling. If the Lions play the first half the way they usually play the second, and if their defense disrupts Aaron Rodgers, the Lions win.
Real Thanksgiving football means that no matter how old you are you go outside and throw a football or run a pass pattern. My legs are usually used up after the five-mile Turkey Trot.
But I'll play anyway.