• Foolish Thoughts on Week 7: Wade Phillips would make a great Mall Santa

    by  • October 21, 2008 • Culture • 6 Comments

    I feel a bit like Mike Nolan this morning. A heart-wrenching, late pass to Eddie Royal caused me to lose by 0.10 points last night. A tenth of a point — seriously brutal.

    My fantasy team chose Week 7 to look like the Cowboys — full of talent but not producing.

    Speaking of Big D, I can’t tell the difference between the Cowboys and the Bengals anymore since they played each other.

    Is there any kind of FTD (Football-ually Transmitted Disease) that could have jumped off Chad Johnson and Carson Palmer and into the Cowboys? I am sure Adam “Pacman” Jones could have contracted it…

    Or perhaps Pacman was the carrier all along. He could have passed it on to Vince Young before leaving the Titans despite Vince’s best efforts to stay clean. There’s evidence.

    The Bills are for real, and Kawika Mitchell was an extra in “The Beastmaster.” Believe me.

    Sorry if you are Chargers fan, but Philip Rivers just can’t carry his team all season without the usual from a healthy LaDainian Tomlinson or a fully recovered Chris Chambers and Antonio Gates. He might not get either one.

    The Bears-Vikings shootout serves as a great example of how unpredictable the NFL can be — especially when you try to predict the outcome of games on a weekly basis. I would have expected that score for the Cowboys-Rams game or Saints-Panthers game but not the Bears-Vikings game.

    Of note, Jonathan Stewart had the score this week against a better-than-you-think-no-really Saints run defense. I think he’ll see his best games when DeAngelo Williams is slowed by stout run stoppage. The trend continues.

    Ravens crushed that silly ‘Wildcat.’ FINALLY. Miami is going to have to dig deeper with that play.

    The Lions are just terrible, but Calvin Johnson will make it up to his fantasy owners by getting one of those long bombs every now and then.

    I’m shocked that Tennessee could run on Kansas City. Really, I am.

    Okay, okay, I’m not really serious, but I am shocked that the big boy LenDale White was able to make it all the way to the end zone on that long scamper without being run down from behind. He’s not going to miss out on scoring opportunities even if Chris Johnson looks like the better back.

    Make sure White’s on a roster as he goes into a fairly juicy piece of schedule.

    So Peyton Manning isn’t quite back to normal production, but he’s not as terrible as this score makes it look. The receivers weren’t helping him out in Green Bay. Take away the two pick-six returns for touchdowns, and the final score would have only been 20-14.

    Peyton and Eli just need to work on their tackling. That’ll be a great Thanksgiving for the Manning family.

    Who called for a Browns resurgence? Yeah, not this week. Maybe the reason they have been sluggish to start the season is that nasty staph outbreak

    WAIT, it just came to me. The FTD the Cowboys caught is a staph infection from playing the Browns in Week 1. It just took a few weeks to flare up.

    Did anyone think it was hard to run on Cincinnati?

    Just checking.

    Seattle and Tampa Bay was one of the lamest performances on Sunday Night Football that I’ve seen in awhile. Seneca Wallace fumbling the snap when they finally had a chance to score was just fate hitting them in the mouth again. Did the Seahawks dump the lavatory over an Indian burial ground on their flight to Buffalo in Week 1?

    Matt Cassel should thank Champ Bailey’s hamstring and Andre Hall’s horrible, fumble-fury hands for his successful Monday night. Cutler’s throwing strength was never right again after he slammed his finger into that helmet, and it’s hard to lead a gimpy comeback when every run play is a turnover.

    Do you think Andre Hall will see a carry for the Broncos again?

    I don’t. Bring on Ryan Torain!

    I guess it’s a plus that the Broncos get to go into the bye and work out these kinks. The return of that Patriot-style offense would be nice, Cutler, but make sure it’s the Brady Patriots and not the Cassel Patriots. I know where you keep the insulin.

    Beers and cheers to those of you starting Steven Jackson. I hate you…but only because I played against a team led by Steven Jackson and Clinton Portis this week. I guess you might look forward to that Week 15 and Week 16 performance from Jackson if you make it into the playoffs — WHICH I HOPE YOU DON’T.

    I didn’t mean that. It’s the foolish anger talking…

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    • http://www.bigtroph.com BigTroph

      Great article as usual. I just posted one myself and I would be interested in your take on it. It concerns the injury bug and Pro Bowlers in the NFL. Let me know what you think.

      Cheers,

      http://bigtroph.com/fantasy-sports-curse-of-the-nfl-players-girlfriend.php

    • http://www.bigtroph.com BigTroph

      Great article as usual. I just posted one myself and I would be interested in your take on it. It concerns the injury bug and Pro Bowlers in the NFL. Let me know what you think.

      Cheers,

      http://bigtroph.com/fantasy-sports-curse-of-the-nfl-players-girlfriend.php

    • http://www.fantasyfootballfools.com Jacob

      @BigTroph:

      The “hot significant other” theory has run rampant these past few weeks, but it is hard to doubt. Maybe running for the paparazzi wears down a player after several months.

      I guess if it holds up, Jeff Garcia will be next to drop, but your article leaves me wondering…have you REALLY never watched “Dancing with the Stars?”

    • http://www.fantasyfootballfools.com Jacob

      @BigTroph:

      The “hot significant other” theory has run rampant these past few weeks, but it is hard to doubt. Maybe running for the paparazzi wears down a player after several months.

      I guess if it holds up, Jeff Garcia will be next to drop, but your article leaves me wondering…have you REALLY never watched “Dancing with the Stars?”

    • http://www.bigtroph.com BigTroph

      Yes, Jeff Garcia would be the next logical piece to fall, or would he? Conspiracy theorists have said he hasn’t cause she was in Playboy and some even question his sexuality to begin with. Haha.

      As for Dancing with the Stars, I said I never changed the tv to that program. That is not to say that I have not been around the living room when the wife does. :)

    • http://www.bigtroph.com BigTroph

      Yes, Jeff Garcia would be the next logical piece to fall, or would he? Conspiracy theorists have said he hasn’t cause she was in Playboy and some even question his sexuality to begin with. Haha.

      As for Dancing with the Stars, I said I never changed the tv to that program. That is not to say that I have not been around the living room when the wife does. :)