Tag Archives: Brett Favre

Favre’s Retirement

Brett Favre - AP Images

When you're that old and lie like that, you actually look dead.

I wonder who feels worse today, Brett Favre, mustering up enough self-delusion and injections to play last night only to be knocked out with a concussion, or me, losing in the fantasy playoff semi-finals by 1.4 points to a Michael Vick owner? If I had to be objective, it’d probably be Favre – even though we’re both dealing with hangover headaches. Here’s why I finally think Brett has played his last game…  Continue reading

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Seymour For MVP! & Other Thoughts on the Weekend

Peyton Manning - Getty Images

Interceptions are never my fault!

My thoughts on the eventful NFL weekend:

  • Manning’s Issues – Let me just start off by saying this: Peyton Manning is one of the best QBs in the league right now. Does he deserve to be #8 on the Top-100? I’m not so sure, but he definitely isn’t helping his case the last few weeks. With all the talk about Manning’s magical touch, he has proven, although rather quietly, that he is a choke. Sure, he’s great at the 2-minute drill and all the fancy-schmancy audible stuff, but how often have we seen the Colts lose games in the end because of a Manning INT? Ask a Colts fan, I’m sure if you prod their memory enough, they’ll overcome their denial and account to you the many times, especially in play-offs, when Manning would lose the game. Sure, he’d be the reason they were still in the game to begin with, but nonetheless, he still lost the game. Manning, with the easy chance to tie, proved his choke-ability once again this last weekend v. the Patriots.

Richard Seymour and more after the jump…  Continue reading

Deep Sleep: Sidney Rice

Jacob Tamme TD - Photo by AP

Marvel at his soft hands and elegant footwork.

Okay, so before we move on to this week’s “Deep Sleep”, I’d like to first acknowledge the endless thanks and bountiful praise from the loyal readers who picked up Jacob Tamme and played him last week. He scored the 4th-most points out of all TEs, and from the looks of it, he should put up WR-esque numbers on a week-to-week basis until the end of the season. He dropped a few passes, but it’s encouraging that Manning targeted him 9 times – even on crucial 3rd downs. Manning obviously trusts him, and with a bit more time, Tamme’s hands should become fly-paper. If I were a braver man, I’d even say he’ll score more each week than the other 84. Man, I’m feeling adventurous today. If Manning trusts him, I trust him. Hold me to it.

Anyway, congratulations to those of you who managed to snag him off the waivers. If you were a doubting Thomas and chose to ignore my advice and you’re trying to pick him up this week, you probably missed your chance. Zach Miller and Vernon Davis are now both banged up a bit, which only adds to the fantasy-TE-craze, so unless you are the #1 waiver position this week, I’d suggest you try to convince the players in front of you to pick up other players instead. And that’s a great segue because this week’s “Deep Sleep” could be that other player.

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Well, See Ya Later!

Super Freak Randy Moss

Randy Moss has been waived by the Vikings. This totally reminds me that I should’ve added Brad Childress to my list of coaches to fire. What a disaster of a season (almost as bad as the Cowboys‘). Well, this really sucks for a lot of people, and here is a list of some victims:

  • The Vikings fans who kept Moss’ jerseys all these years to only pull it out this season for a total of 3 weeks. If you needed closure from before, you got it now.
  • Percy Harvin. Harvin saw a huge gain in fantasy/real-life production with defenses pissing their pants watching Randy Moss jog his routes. Now, until Sidney Rice comes back, Harvin will be the main (receiving) focus of opposing defenses.
  • Brett Favre. Without Randy Moss to take the attention of the media with his outlandish comments, will Minnesota ever stop hearing about Favre’s scandalous relationship with Jets’ employees? And who will be dominant enough to catch those notorious “gunslinger” bombs of his? Maybe the Vikings can pick up some of those guys from the Wrangler commercials!
  • Brad Childress. You’re fired. In other words, you should be fired. Or to put it another way, you really screwed up this season.

There’s only 1 player to see anything good happen from this major move… and that’s Randy Moss. Yes, he jogs his routes and sucks at blocking and has an attitude problem, but honestly, he had no chance of making an impact on that team with grey-haired Favre throwing it to him. This should be good news for fantasy owners out there… I think? Imagine if the Buffalo Bills picked him up as a new toy for Fitzpatrick! Or for the Lions’ Stafford! Or even the Rams’ Bradford! The waiver-wire possibilities are endless… And, by the way, it’s sort of sad that all 3 of those young QBs would be better options than Favre. Godspeed to both Favre and Moss, the fading stars of careers too long.

*Update* I guess Brad Childress announced to the team that Randy Moss would be waived, but the team hasn’t gone through with it as of Monday. I would be shocked if we don’t see Moss’ name on the waiver wire by the end of the week, but there are rumors that parts of the Vikings organization want to retain Moss. Interesting. I’ll keep you guys updated with what I hear.

*Update 2* Randy Moss officially hit the waiver wire today (Tuesday, November 2). By Wednesday @ 4PM ET, Randy Moss will certainly be on a new team. Also in his waiver class is Shawne Merriman. Congratulations, you two.