I’m not hating the player but…

We’ve received a few e-mails this off-season about Vince Young, and how we’re way off questioning his leadership and our claim that he feels he’s already arrived (when he really hasn’t). Well, unfortunately for Young, his weekend kind of legitimizes that claim.

According to The Tennessean, Young spent this past Friday night at home instead of at the team hotel where he was supposed to be. He’s supposed to be a team leader, if not THE leader on this team, and he wasn’t in uniform for their first 2007 game. That’s not good. I’ve also heard stories of how he takes a limo to and from practice all the time. I’ve been at NFL complexes for practice; you see nothing but expensive sportscars and SUVs in the parking lot. In other words, these guys drive themselves. There’s nothing evil about taking a limo to practice, but it doesn’t sit well.

Unfortunatley, the comparison to Michael Vick will always pop into people’s minds. There are some similarities, but it’s way too unfair to make the connection at this stage, especially when you’re talking about criminal acts. But here’s hoping Young learns from Vick’s mistakes. 

You haven’t arrived yet, Vince, and when your career is long over, the NFL will be [...]

As the Roman Empire fell, high-powered offenses eventually fall

When drafting for your keeper league, resist the temptation of loading up on players from any one particular team. In a redraft league, it would be possible to snag Joseph Addai (RB, Ind,) Marvin Harrison (WR, Ind,) & Peyton Manning (QB, Ind,) and it could lead you to a title, but if you are looking to make them the base of your keeper team, you are taking a big risk. First of all, if Manning were to sustain a career ending injury, I would be very skeptical as to Addai & Harrison having anywhere near their expected production at all for a fantasy team, potentially crippling your team for a few years.

A few situations come to mind that owners could find tempting would be in St. Louis with Stephen Jackson (RB, Stl,) Torry Holt (WR, Stl,) & Marc Bulger (QB, Stl,) since it seems that the Rams might be stable on offense for a few years, but if any one of those players went down, there would definitely be a trickle-down effect on the other two. Also, sharp owners know that any offense run by Mike Martz, especially in the second year, as he is with the Lions, will feature [...]

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