We have two Monday Night Football games to close out NFL Week 2 tonight, but that doesn’t mean we need to bite our tongue until tomorrow. No, it’s Overreaction Monday, dammit!
Every single Monday here at FlurrySports is reserved for Overreaction Monday since that is what the rest of the talking heads in the industry will be doing today.
While many fans and analysts overreact in earnest, we should make it clear that this article is mostly for fun and to poke fun at the people who are swayed by the last thing they see. That isn’t to say we don’t believe any of these overreactions, however. Additionally, I will post on Twitter every single week looking for your Overreaction Monday thoughts as well, so follow me and bring the heat for next week!
Overreactions to NFL Week 2
Eagles Are the Future Super Bowl Champs
The Philadelphia Eagles kicked off NFL Week 2 with a win, and the reigning NFC Champions shut up a struggling Vikings team to do it. The six-point win showcased absolutely everything — a dominant running game, Jalen Hurts’ arm, mental lapses to let the opponent back in the game, luck that resulted in multiple brain-dead plays and self-imposed mistakes by Minnesota.
Truly, the 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles may never lose again, and it’s why they were atop our NFL Power Rankings last week.
Philadelphia Eagles Are Doomed
The Philadelphia Eagles are doomed (see what we’re doing here?). The Eagles were dominating on the ground and playing with a lead. Yet, AJ Brown showcased his ability to be a diva wide receiver on the sidelines, as he gave Jalen Hurts an earful. It resulted in some deep targets for him, but at four catches for 29 yards, did Brown do anything to help Philadelphia win? If he doesn’t get a touchdown and a warm bottle the next game, will he destroy a kicking net?
The Bears Still Suck
No, this heading is not part of Overreaction Monday, obviously, but declaring the Chicago Bears as the worst team in the NFL two seasons in a row is the take here. Chicago wants absolutely nothing to do with Justin Fields‘ legs. They yearn for the days of Jay Cutler ripping cigs between interceptions thrown, and they’re trying to replicate it with Fields.
At their current state, the Bears look like they will be picking Caleb Williams first overall next season. If it happens, I’ll bet they sit him behind Fields so he can see what it takes to be the quarterback of a franchise like the Chicago Bears.
Ja’Marr Chase Sucks
Through two games, Ja’Marr Chase has a whopping 70 receiving yards while the Cincinnati Bengals are 0-2 with two divisional losses. We have not seen such as steep decline for a 23-year-old before, but it’s safe to say he’s about done. Some may say the Bengals have too much talent that needs to be paid, but after two weeks, we now know one bust who can be chased out of town.
Maybe the Bengals could offer the Lions Ja’Marr Chase and a first-round pick for Josh Reynolds.
Brandon Staley Isn’t Fire Yet?
For last week’s Overreaction Monday in the NFL, we already said Brandon Staley should be fired. The Chargers didn’t do it, so he forced us to put this point on repeat. While we all know Staley is a big doofus who shouldn’t have a head coaching job at any level of sports, we’ll take this overreaction one step further. Justin Herbert doesn’t have “it.” Sorry about it.
Additionally, another coach who shouldn’t have kept his job this offseason is Joe Barry, the defensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers. He too is a big, dumb doofus whose playsheet is written in green crayon. Barry is so bad that Packer “owners” are turning on their clueless head coach as well.