That was the last thing anyone wanted to see. After coming back from a scary injury last season Trent Green took a knee right to the side of the head when he went low to lay a block for his teammate. Green was immobilized on the field and eventually carted off on a stretcher. Obviously everyone is hoping for the best once again. Follow after the jump for quick thoughts on the first batch of early games.
Miami at Houston Cleo Lemon has taken over for Green but this has become the Ronnie Brown and Jay Feely show. Brown is putting together another nice fantasy week with 60+ yards and a touchdown while Feely has already nailed three field goals. Miami's up 16-7
Carolina at New Orleans John Kasay has connected on two field goals and somebody named Matt Moore is the Panthers leading passer. Drew Brees has already connected on a number of nice quality passes, unfortunately one of them was to the Panthers Richard Marshall. Carolina leads 6-3.
Update: Field goal is good for New Orleans, tied at 6-6 now
Cleveland at New England The Patriots aren't covering...yet. Not much to say here, Brady and Sammy Morris are shredding the Browns and Donte Stallworth has 50+ yards and a touchdown. Derek Anderson has already thrown two passes to the wrong guys and somebody named Jason Wright is getting the carries for Jamal Lewis. 13-0 New England.
Update: Check that, the cover is on! 20-0 New England
Jacksonville at Kansas City Maurice Jones-Drew looks like he's regained some of his old form. But hey, that's what a 52 yard touchdown will do for you. Larry Johnson looks like he's playing in shackles. Jacksonville's in control 10-0.
Seattle at Pittsburgh This was the first game to head to the half and I've yet to actually see a single minute of it (I have the Skins on my small tv and RedZone HD on the big fella). The lone score of the first half came when Big Ben found Heath Miller (one of his nine tight ends) for a 13 yard touchdown. Ike Taylor picked off a Matt Hasselbeck pass in the end zone but he didn't beat up any women...which is nice. 7-0 PIttsburgh, and the second half is underway
Thanks to Awful Announcing for the screen shot.
More to come soon...