EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets throws a pass against the Baltimore Ravens during their home opener at the New Meadowlands Stadium on September 13, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Guy: Mike Tomlin
All offseason Tomlin preached improvement on special teams. Antonio Brown returned the opening kick 89 yards to force the Titans into instant come-from-behind mode. The Steelers defense stoned Chris Johnson, making him a non-factor. Tomlin's team is 2-0 sans Big Ben. That's pretty amazing.
Goat: Brandon Jacobs
The epitome of a knucklehead. He complains about playing time. He chucks his helmet into the stands, an act that should equal a suspension, not just a fine. Jacobs, a big back, runs sideline to sideline. It rightly provokes the ire of Tom Coughlin. And then, he reportedly demands a trade. Oh yeah — and he gets surly with the New York media, apologizes and then goes off again. Unreal.
Guy: Mike Nolan
We are “Rollin' with Nolan” as per usual. The Dolphins' defense forced Brett Favre into three picks and had a great goal-line stand to cement an upset special road win. The Dolphins' new defensive coordinator, taking over for the overmatched Paul Pasqualoni, has changed the culture and has newcomers Koa Misi and Karlos Dansby flying around.
Goat: Redskins defense
Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson are special. You must protect a 17-point lead at home.
Guy: Matt Schaub
The architect of a clutch, 17-point comeback on the road against a Mike Shanahan-coached team. Talking to Schaub on Sirius NFL Radio on Monday, he explains how the Texans exude confidence. Schaub tossed for a whopping 497 yards against a talented defense. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have ...
Goat: Derek Anderson
The Cards couldn't even convert a first down. Start warming up, Max Hall. Seriously. Ken Whisenhunt won't let this season fade away with Anderson slinging it around.
Guy: Andre Johnson
Did you see this cat grapple and leap over a defensive back on fourth-and-the-game to make a game-tying catch? Chalk up 12 for 158 receiving yards on another majestic Sunday for the best receiver in the sport.
Goat: John Fox
Are there any tackling fundamentals on defense? Is there any direction on offense?
Guy: Mark Sanchez
He outplayed Tom Brady in a Week 2, must-win spot against the Patriots. Sanchez didn’t throw a pick and tossed three touchdown passes, rocking steady as a model of efficiency. And he handled as the team leader after the game for the Jets.
Goat: Eric Mangini
The Browns lost to Tampa Bay. The Browns lost to Kansas City. Finish this sentence: The first Cleveland win will come ...