My name is Frank Doyle and I am a convert to the church of Mike Martz.
As a head coach, I donít think Martz ever recovered
from the Rams getting popped by New
England in Super Bowl XXXVI. It made him
tentative, and once you start second guessing yourself in football, as in life,
But as an offensive co-ordinator and quarterback
alchemist Mike Martz is solid gold. Nobody rated Kurt Warner prior to Martz.
Marc Bulger was a sixth round pick whoíd been with the Saints and Falcons
before he took over from Jamie Martin at St Louis,
and Martz sent Bulger to the Pro Bowl. Jon Kitna had his first 4000 yard season
slinging them for Martz in Detroit. And now, in his first three games at San Francisco,
Martz has JT OíSullivan playing quarterback like John L Sullivan used to box.
Of course, Drew Brees is no goat either, but the
Saints canít defend for nuts. San
Francisco to cover +6 with
Even though the teams arenít really of the first
water, weíre seeing a lot of early action on Cleveland
at Cincinnati. The weight of that action is going south to Cincy though Ė the Bengals
showed a lot of heart at the Meadowlands last Sunday for a team whose heart had
been questioned in the offseason, while the Browns look like delivering more
gloom and misery to the miserable citizens who live along banks of the Ohio.
Also, the Bengals have a veteran pro bowl quarterback under center and the
Browns, quite frankly, donít. Cincinnati -3.5 with Sports Interaction is the pick.
Finally, a reminder that itís always good to remember
that thereís more to football betting than the triple crown of spread,
moneyline and total. Sports Interaction currently offers a market that allows
bets on team totals, rather than game totals. Sports Interaction has laid
Denver at 29 points against Kansas City at Arrowhead, and if Denver keeps scoring
the way it has been, the Broncos will beat the team scoring record for the
season that New England set last year/ This makes betting Denver to score more
than 29 points on Sunday at Arrowhead against the Chiefs our third and final
good pick of the week.