Week 7 preview playlist: Skins @ Bears
By Evan Bliss
In honor of the ‘wonderful’ former Cowboy color commentators that grace us with their profound observations and trips down memory lane, I’ve decided that the tv will be on mute, and the i-pod will be at peak volume. Thanks for making that call so easy, Troy. Since I can’t trust my shuffle, I’ve put together a special playlist, just for the Chicago Bears.
For Bears QB Jay Cutler I’d like to dedicate Under Pressure by David Bowie and Queen. Hopefully he’ll be in week 4 form, where the Giants sacked him nine times before half, he fumbled once and threw one pick. Albert Haynesworth is Back in the Saddle (Aerosmith) this week which should help.
Bad Day by Daniel Powter should do nicely for Matt Forte. He’s either great or non-existent and I hope he’s as bad as that song on Sunday.
A special request for Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher: Santana’s Just Feel Better. But, feel better next week because I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better when you’re gone (Tom Petty).
Donovan McNabb needs to answer his receivers’ calls to Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benetar). His accuracy has always been an issue, but Donovan’s QB rating through six weeks is one of his career’s lowest. Probably just some initial Growing Pains, but that’s a show not a song. The title song was As Long As We’ve Got Each Other and it is magical. The first line is “show me that smile again.” Show me that smile again, McNabb.
Born to Run by Springsteen seems logical for Ryan Torain, but Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne is the better fit, especially if you change it to Crazy Torain. I like this kid more and more because he’s a fighter and he reminds of Redskins’ great John Riggins, nicknamed the Diesel, but always reminds of Like A Rock by Bob Seger.
Carlos Rogers gets Pick of Destiny by Tenacious D. He plays tenacious d, but he needs that pick of destiny. I’m going to keep picking on his inability to pick until he picks it up and gets some picks.
LaRon Landry deserves King of Pain by The Police, but due to the NFL’s freak out this week on helmet-to-helmet hits Iron Man by Black Sabbath will have do until Roger Goodell and Co. tell me whether or not to cheer for big hits.
Finally for the Redskins’ offensive line, Al Green’s classic Let’s Stay Together. Times of good and bad, but it’s been more bad lately. Trent Williams was stout against Dwight Freeney last week, but faces another test in Julius “Bell” Peppers. The interior line needs to get a better early push to pick up those interior linebackers. If that happens we’ll all be riding the Crazy Torain.
These are the games to look forward to. Two of the NFL’s oldest and greatest franchises, known for tough defense and pounding the ball on the ground, both battling every week to put it all together in 2010. Expect another close one.
Box Seats blogger
| October 22, 2010; 9:30 AM ET
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