Ebs’ Hot Takes: World Series, Jared Goff, Buffalo Bills

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Well, I’ll have to admit that this weekend didn’t go so well in the sports world of DJ Eberle.chap3

First, Oregon mounted a mighty comeback to only blow it in the second overtime on Friday night and then the Buffalo Bills blew it on Sunday. Oh, and mixed in I had to watch two former New York Yankees propel their respective teams to the World Series.

Things could have gone better. However, no time to dwell.

Here’s a piping hawt set of Ebs’ Hot Takes.

The Chicago Cubs are going to win it all. While the extra rest the Cleveland Indians have had the past few days might help right now, it won’t matter in the long run.

yanks-closersThe Chicago Cubs have too much power and a better manager. (Personal Plug: Joe Maddon is from Hazleton, which the next town over, and you should check out my story on his relationship with the city.)

Yes, I’m aware how good Andrew Miller is, but the Cubs match up better on almost every other phase of the game. Chicago has a better lineup and a better starting rotation. Oh, by the way, it looks like Kyle Schwarber will be the Cubs designated hitter during the World Series.

It’s time to start Jared Goff. Look, Jeff Fisher, I know you’re Mr. 8-8, but Case Keenum is about to cost you that mediocre record of yours.

It’s time to let the peacock – and by peacock, I mean Jared Goff – fly. What else do you have to lose, man?jeff-fisher

Keenum threw four interceptions Sunday against the New York Giants as the Los Angeles Rams lost again. What good is that doing?

You have too much talent to let Goff sit on the sidelines. I understand you didn’t want to start him yet, but Keenum is forcing your hand. At the very least start Sean Mannion.

The Buffalo Bills blew it Sunday. I saved this one for last.

With the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks on deck next week, the Bills really needed to win Sunday. And they didn’t.

Honestly, it was almost shocking how poorly they performed on both sides of the ball. And it’s blatantly clear the Tyrod Taylor cannot be successful when his No. 5, 6 and 7 wide receivers are what’s available. But who could?

I’m not trying to make excuses, but after Marquise Goodwin went down with a possible concussion late, the Bills were left with one healthy wideout that was on the roster during the preseason. One.

Also, I hope Roger Goodell is reading this. Unnecessary roughness penalties that knock the targeted player out of the game should also knock the penalized player out, too. Jarvis Landry knocked Aaron Williams out of the game on a pretty dirty hit – one that sent Williams to the hospital in an ambulance – and thrust a backup into the game, who was terrible and made some costly mistakes. Not to mention Landry had already been penalized for taunting earlier on. Why should a guy be able to continue to play if the guy he injured, and got penalized for, cannot?

Look, I’m not trying to make excuses, because I’m sure most of you think that’s what I’m doing, but it’s not. I’m just a little sour.

The Bills were outplayed by a worse team, and Buffalo needed that win.

This is why they’re called hot takes, right? Now let me have it.

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DJ Eberle: The youngest of our team, DJ is also the largest. Offensive Tackle Large. In fact, this Albany native used OT for Western New England University - until he graduated in May of 2014. Like Junoir Blaber, he's a regular on Rugby Wrap Up - his dad played rugby with The Matts. His cross to bear, however, is his love for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. As for baseball and basketball, it's the Yanks and Atlanta Hawks. Follow him on Twitter: @ByDJEberle.