Archive for September 2nd, 2014

Alabama Defeats W.Virginia, Raiders Replace Schaub With Rookie, Watt Signed to $100Mil Deal


In college football, we got our first dose of an exciting action packed Saturday.  #2 Alabama narrowly defeated West Virginia.  But the big takeaway from the game was that Alabama might be in a dual-quarterback season, as Nick Saban likes attributes from both of his starting quarterbacks.  And we also got to see #1 Florida State take on Oklahoma State.  This one was close too, but in the end the Seminoles reigned supreme.  Alabama 33, West Virgina 23.  Florida State 37, Oklahoma State 31.

Matt SchaubIn the NFL, the Oakland Raiders have been pretty much invisible for the better part of the last decade.  In fact, it seems like they haven’t been relevant since they went to the Super Bowl in 2003.  This season, they brought in veteran quarterback Matt Schaub from Houston to help give them some stability at the quarterback position.  Schaub, however, has played poorly in the pre-season, and the Raiders decided to take a major risk and announce rookie quarterback Derek Carr as their starting QB.  Carr played very well this pre-season, and the Raiders have to give their fans something to be excited about.

Jadeveon ClowneyAnd elsewhere in the NFL, the Houston Texans may be in the midst of redesigning their offense, but their defense looks pretty good.  They added #1 overall pick and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney in the draft, and now they have signed arguably the best defensive player in the league, J.J. Watt, to a 6-year deal worth up to $100 million.  That is the highest contract ever for a defensive player in NFL history. Watt, however, may be worth it, as he is an absolute monster with a disciplined work ethic, and he has still yet to enter his prime.  Having Clowney and Watt out there is going to make it tough for opposing offenses to do much this season. 

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