Monday, August 13, 2007

Fantasy Smorgasbord

A little something for everyone in today's Fantasy Smorgasbord:

1. Ahh, to see Al Michaels and John Madden on air again. It was like an early autumn delight. Or at least amusing and of course fun to watch football on Sunday night again. And what happens tonight, you ask? Monday night football with the Broncos and 49ers, baby. Go Broncos...yes, even in the pre-season. But back to last night - Gregg Rosenthal blogged all night long about various players and happenings during the Seattle/SD game. Check out his blog, Pancake Blocks, to get the scoop - or just check out his summary blog post, Things We Learned. Or you can check out TINO Sports Page for basically one-sentence long summaries of several of the games. Or take a look at Football Outsiders' Every Play Doesn't Count for roundtable commentary of some of the games.

2. More player updates for you: Warrick Dunn returned to practice today, Thomas Jones injured his leg during Sunday's practice (severity doesn't seem too bad since he was already putting weight on his leg shortly thereafter), Larry Johnson's holdout is possibly coming to and end, and some commotion about the Bears fabulous new offense.

3. Who is that guy in the photo? Laurent Robinson. Stay tuned for reasons to keep an eye on this rookie. [photo:]


Mr.J's Classroom said...

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Anonymous said...

With the trades and acquisitions made going into the draft, plus the bulk of the team that is carried over from last season, and the trades and draft picks made during the draft, it sure seems like the Pats are going to be the team to beat in the AFC this season, and perhaps in all of the NFL.

Considering the Pats were almost in the Superbowl last season with a pathetic receiving corps and that they've added very talented players into said receiving corps this season, barring some nasty injury(ies), they look to be the team to take it all.I say injury(ies) because I think they could survive an injury or two to some positions, but if they lost Brady they'd probably have a hard time recovering.

I wish I could say that the Redskins did well in the draft and/or in free agency but so many holes still exist that I'm not sure they'll be significantly better than last season. I suppose on face they should be if they can keep their corners healthy. With Landry (argh, hard to type that name as a Redskin!!) back there with a healthy secondary they might be able to cheat up more and put more pressure on opposing QBs. Might.

They still have what should be a lot of talent in the receiving positions, and Campbell should be better, but they don't have the quality on either line (offense or defense) that I wish they'd have, so it could be yet another year of .500 at best, or worse.

Still, the NFC East looks to be the NFC Least again this season. None of the teams there look like they'll be that good, and none really look ready to step up and take the division.

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