Woot and Wye Episode 163 – The Wild Wild AFC West and Seattle’s Kryptonite
Episode 163 of The Woot and Wye Show is the first of the Australian Summer and it is going to be a long summer if we are already complaining about the excessive heat!
After a few minutes of weather hot takes and whinging we jump back into football.
Some crucial injury news headlined our Week 12 look around the NFL. We discuss the impact of Desmond Trufant’s injury on Atlanta’s playoff hopes, with Woot suggesting it could even go as far as cost them the division. He still believes the Saints can rally home.
Both Woot and Wye don’t trust the New England Patriots’ injury report so it is hard to properly assess the injury to Rob Gronkowski. We do know this though: the Patriots offense is nowhere near as potent without him.
You just have to look at the splits of Tom Brady with Rob Gronkowski and without Rob Gronkowski to show his importance and value to this team.
We round up the news talking Terrelle Pryor, Brandin Cooks, Marcus Cannon & John Harbaugh before moving into the more important takeaways from the Week 12 action. As the title of the podcast suggests, we look at the
As the title of the podcast suggests, we look at the wild, wild AFC West in all its glory. The division is insanely LIT with three genuine contenders in the AFC.
Another major talking point from Week 12 was Seattle’s 14-5 defeat at the hands of Mike Evans, Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Noah Spence, Gerald McCoy & Robert Ayers ended the lives of George Fant & Germain Ifedi while notching up six sacks on an often elusive Russell Wilson.
Wilson felt pressure on 23 of his dropbacks and finished with just 2 completions from 13 attempts under duress. While we fully expect the Seahawks to get back on track and be a dominant force in the playoff picture, this offensive line is a legitimate concern and an anchor holding them back.
We didn’t talk about this but Aaron Donald is baaaad man:
Other discussion points from Episode 163 include the elimination of the Bengals, Panthers & Cardinals from the playoff race, Colin Kaepernick’s future in San Francisco and Justin Tucker’s impressive boot & swagger.