Every week during the season, I will throw out some quick observations of the previous NFL week. With the invention of the DVR and Directv’s ”Quick Bits”, I am able to watch every snap of every game and give you a lightning (blitz) war (krieg) to bring to your fantasy league for domination. Bring on the games!
The Rams certainly suffered more than their share of injuries. Steven Jackson looked amazing on his huge TD run, then left after his second carry. Danny Amendola came out ready to be the PPR machine but then injured his elbow so bad that the networks wouldn’t re-air it. S-Jax’s injury looks to be of the short kind and Amendola may be back in October. Caddy Williams took over for the Rams and looked good after getting rid of the rust. If you need a RB for a week or so, you could do worse. Sam Bradford looked human under constant pressure; hopefully, that will change real soon. LeSean McCoy was used Keep Reading…
Every week during the season, I will throw out some quick observations of the previous NFL week. With the invention of the DVR and Directv’s ”Quick Bits”, I am able to watch every snap of every game and give you a lightning “blitz” war “krieg” to bring to your fantasy league for domination. Bring on the games!
Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees had great nights. The real story was who stepped up during that matchup. Jordy Nelson had a good night with 6-77 yards and a TD. Randall Cobb had a receiving TD in limited action and a huge kickoff return TD. Robert Meachem had 5-70 yards with a TD and two drops. Devery Henderson had 6-100 yards and a TD. Running back Darren Sproles had 7-75 yards receiving and added a long punt return for a TD. At least in the beginning, all three Saint running backs will Keep Reading…
1. Cincinnati Bengals
Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford*
If the Bengals are picking here, the Andy Dalton experiment has gone horribly wrong (as expected), and they can smile and select the best college QB since Peyton Manning. Luck has all-pro type ability and potential. 2. Miami Dolphins
Matt Barkley – QB – USC*
See above and insert Chad Henne. Look, we all know this is a QB driven league and the Dolphins need one in the worst way. Barkley has great tools and should put together a huge season in So. Cal if he stays healthy. 3. Carolina Panthers
Alshon Jeffery – WR – South Carolina*
Coples could be an option here, but I see Carolina doing everything to give Cam Newton as much talent around him as possible. The 6’4″ 230 lb. Jeffery is a physical specimen who has the stats to back up Keep Reading…
The wait is almost over. You can come out of your hibernation now. College football is back. Even though your allegiances may lie with your alma mater, that doesn’t mean their game is the only one worth watching. Broaden your horizons!
What I have found is that I can make even a non-marquee matchup worthwhile by keying in on the guys who could be playing on Sundays in the near future. Here are the nationally televised games that I’ll be watching this weekend, along with which players to watch out for. Also, I’m a nice guy, so no need to grab those media guides; I have their jersey numbers listed right here for you in parentheses.
(Note: Players in bold are also in my 2012 NFL Draft Extravaganza)
Thursday, September 1st at 8:00 PM EST (ESPN)
UNLV Rebels @ (11) Wisconsin Badgers
With Stanford scratched off of the to-do list, I’ll turn my attention to the Oregon Ducks.
The 2010 PAC-10 Championships and National Championship runner-ups will have their sights set on another regular undefeated season. Unfortunately, a depleted defense and an offensive line that lacks experience could keep them from running away with a PAC-12 title in 2011. If anything, Stanford will have something to say about their candidacy as shoe-ins to win the conference.
Despite their deficiencies, they still have running back LaMichael James and quarterback Darron Thomas in their arsenal and should be able to utilize both to their full potential.
Overall, there’s still plenty of electricity left in this team’s roster. Their quack might not have the same luster that it did in 2010, but it will still be hard for any PAC-12 foe to ruffle their feathers if they stay healthy and play with Keep Reading…