Schein’s Guys and Goats from NFL wild-card weekend
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) is chased by Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Iwuh (52) in the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010.
Guy - Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks RB
What a magical, exclamation point run by the Seahawks back, breaking seven tackles in the process. I don’t think Tracy Porter has gotten up yet!
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Goat - Stephen Ross, Dolphins owner
The new Miami owner embarrassed himself, the league and the organization by trying to hire Jim Harbaugh while still employing Tony Sparano.
Guy - James Starks, Packers RB
The Packers eschewed a trade for Marshawn Lynch in part because they believed in the big back from the University of Buffalo. Starks rewarded Ted Thompson with 123 hard-earned yards on the ground.
Goat - Jim Caldwell, Colts head coach
That was the single worst timeout I’ve ever seen. You have to put the pressure on Nick Folk, who’s been shaky all year, and make him kick from beyond 40! You can’t let the Jets run more plays! Caldwell told us on Sirius NFL Radio on Monday that Folk can kick from anywhere, citing a 56-yarder he made earlier in the year. Come on! And he was looking for a defensive play, like a sack or a fumble. Really? Wow. Brandon Moore assumed the Jets called the timeout. And Damien Woody told me, “Thank you Jim Caldwell!”
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Guy - Tramon Williams, Packers CB
The Packers' budding star at cornerback sealed the deal for Green Bay with his game-saving pick of Michael Vick in the end zone. Or as Williams told us Monday on Sirius NFL Radio, “I just went up and made the play.” Yes you did Tramon. Yes you did.
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Goat - Todd Haley/Charlie Weis, Chiefs
The 4th-and-1 pitch outside was foolish. The report that coach Haley stripped coordinator Weis of play-calling duty shows immaturity. This leaves a bad taste for the Chiefs after a great season.
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Guy - Darrelle Revis, Jets CB
The Jets cornerback turned Reggie Wayne into a frustrated non-factor and freed up the safeties Eric Smith and Brodney Pool to have their best games ever as Jets.
Goat - Sean Payton, Saints head coach
His play selection, kickoffs and game management were goofy. And for a coach who threw the ball all game, you run with Wynn instead of throwing with the great Drew Brees on a late 2-point conversion?
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Guy - John Harbaugh, Ravens head coach
Shhhh. He never gets the credit. Heck, his brother is more popular right now. But chalk up yet another playoff win for the Ravens coach, who has made the playoffs in all three of his seasons coaching Baltimore.
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Goat - Eagles defense
James Jones dropped a touchdown at the end of the first half, which should have end the game after 30 minutes. They allowed Starks to look like John Riggins. Unacceptable finish.