Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Chicago Bears are the real deal.

At the beginning of the season I truly thought that the Bears and Jay Cutler would the season at the bottom of NFC North. The improvements that this team in the off-season amazed me. The receiving core has really stepped up their game. Devin Hester, Johnny Knox, and Greg Olsen played great games against a team I believe will go to the Super Bowl in the Green Bay Packers. The Bears defense is starting to look like the lock-down defense that the Bears used to be known for. I am very curious to see what this team will do for the rest of the season.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

For Everyone That read my Arian Foster post:


when I started this blog I said I would be giving fantasy football pointers. I told you all to try your best to draft Arian Foster. Well he made me look like an absolute GENIUS today. 238 total yards and 3 TDs. That was good enough for 41 points in my fantasy league. If anyone had any doubts about you can sleep happily knowing that you drafted the breakout player of the week and maybe even the year.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Impact of recent NFL cuts.

Yesterday's football news was flooded with teams finalizing there rosters for the regular season which starts next Monday September 13th.

Even though most cuts were insignificant  there were some surprises. In my last post I wrote about Matt Leinart being shopped for a trade. Well Cardinals fans were surprised to see that the organization actually cut Leinart. This leaves the horrendous Derek Anderson as the starting quarterback who, lets face, is probably WORSE than Leinart. Anderson had a terrible 44% pass accuracy last season to go with 3 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. Yikes? I don't know what the Cards are going to do this season but one thing is for sure, there is no way that this team is making the playoffs.

More surprising cuts were the Dolphins cutting former 2nd round and 3rd round picks Pat White and Patrick Turner , respectively. Since Bill Parcels took over as GM for the fins the team has definitely improved its drafting. But not all picks can be winners. Parcels believed that Pat White could strengthen the Wildcat formation. Much to his, and the entire fins fanbase, chagrin White was an utter failure that got creamed by opposing defenses and made awful passes. Being a Dolphins fan myself I winced at the decision to draft Pat White in the 2nd round 2 years ago. I could not understand why we drafted a QB after drafting Chad Henne the year before. To draft a guy for one formation that would be seen maybe 11-14 times per game was ridiculous. The "WildPat" just wasn't going to happen.

Another key cut was the decision of the Vikings to drop recently signed Javon Walker. Walker used to play with Farve in Green Bay and they had solid chemistry. With the recent loss of Sidney Rice for half of the season you would think that the Vikings would take a better chance on Walker instead of dumping him after a few weeks of training camp.

Either way the news of team cuts got me hyped for opening day for the NFL as the Vikings face the Saints. I cannot wait for this season to start.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cards taking offers to trade Matt Leinart?

All I can say about this is...... Who the hell wants Matt Leinart that badly? Anyone who watched the Trojans during the Reggie Bush era would know just what kind of QB Leinart is. His job was standing behind his brick wall of an offensive line and taking his sweet time playing catch with his receivers. Compare this to his NFL play WITHOUT an O-line and watch as this little boy scampers out of the pocket as defenders chase him like a fat kid chasing a rolling donut. Not only can he not throw under pressure, he can't even get the ball to Larry Fitzgerald who owns one of the best pairs of hands, as well as size, in the NFL. 

What I don't get is that teams WANT this guy. Teams currently interested in Leinart include the Buffalo Bills (they are in desperate need for a QB but LEINART? No thank you), The New York Giants (Eli owns the job there Leinart would do what he does best, warm the bench), and the Oakland Raiders (lets face it, this team is pretty hopeless with or without a decent QB). 

Leinart will probably wind up in New York as a back-up which, lets face it, is the only job hes suited for in the NFL besides maybe being the team towel boy.