I’m not sure if you readers are influenced by our content, really know your stuff, or both, but I was looking at the poll results for young QBs, and all the voters are totally on the money.
The question is this: Which young QB is the best bet to break out in 2008?
Let’s break the votes down a little bit.
Jay Cutler and Matt Schaub are currently tied for first place (as of 10:30am today) with 54 votes each. They should be running neck-and-neck and 1-2 in the voting. If you actually watch NFL football with regularity, you’ll see that they are two quality players poised to break out and seriously excel. That doesn’t mean they will, since they have some issues and things could deteriorate around them, but these are very good players in good situations. In Schaub’s case, his could be a great situation, but because of the frailty he showed last year, I can’t in good conscience take him over Cutler. But make no mistake: both players have what it takes to be in the elite neighborhood. In Cutler’s case, he has the tools and talent to one day be considered one of the five best QBs [...]
I could do a whole post on Brandon Marshall’s latest escapes, but why bother? It’s safe to say at this point the guy’s an idiot. An extremely talented one, but he’s an idiot just the same. I don’t blame anyone for passing on him in drafts this year because you have to think a suspension is either looming based on his latest news and history or that one is on the horizon and likely to happen based on this off-season’s events.
Today I wanted to catch up on a post I’ve been meaning to write up since last month.
When I went to Buffalo to interview Marshawn Lynch, I was able to stand and watch their practice for about 90 minutes, and I had some observations.
First up, I had never been to the stadium, and I was surprised to see its location. It’s like you’re driving on some small local country road, single lane going in both directions, and then BAM! There’s the stadium. I’m used to these huge stadiums being just off major highways, but that’s not the case in Orchard Park.
I pulled in, and the security guy was really nice, and pointed me to [...]
I had another draft last night for another print magazine. This was only a mock, so I can’t say I took it as seriously as others. When I say that, I basically mean I didn’t both using a cheat sheet and marking players off; I just used the site’s pre-ranked players. That can be very dangerous, however, since good players are sometimes missed because they’re buried on a site’s pre-ranked players.
I had the 10th pick, so I thought it would be interesting to see how my team looked if I passed on a RB in the first round and went with WR Randy Moss. I also wanted to try out holding off even more on QB and TE.
Note on scoring: This was not PPR league, and the scoring was yardage-heavy, so you’ll notice some of my picks favored yardage guys. It was an odd setup in that you could start only 2 RBs (and 3 WRs), and they didn’t require or want you to draft a DT.
1st Pick: I went with Moss in the first over some of the shakier RBs because he’s damn near a lock for 1300+ yards and 15 TDs if even relatively [...]
First up, I have a programming note of sort.
We put up the first of my video reports last night, this one on Brandon Jacobs. These aren’t extremely professional, but they’re getting better. I do these with my son, who plays the music on them and puts them all together. He’s 15, so he really can’t get a “real” job yet, so I’m trying to help him out and give him some work and something resembling some real-world experience. It’s tough, though, since he’s at an age where a kid can be a pain in the ass. It’s not exactly conducive to a productive work environment, a father and son working on a project like this, but hopefully it’ll work out the rest of the year.
On to today’s topic. In case you haven’t noticed, we added a Poll of the Day/Week to the site now (we’ll probably go Day in August, but for now we’ll likely change 2-3 times a week). The first poll was on rookie RBs and who will gain the most yards.
The results have been somewhat predictable. As of right now (11am on 6/23) we have 197 votes. The breakdown is as follows:
Forte, Chi – 81 [...]
Note: We added a poll of the day/week to the site this week, it’s on the bottom right side of the page. Check it out and vote.
Adam Caplan came down to our office here at the Jersey shore yesterday to go over a bunch of stuff for the upcoming season and one of the things he and I did was go over our rankings in great detail to see if there were any needed tweaks. It’s almost July, so it’s time to put our money where our mouth is (so to speak) regarding the rankings. In other words, it’s already almost due or die time for those with early drafts, so we made some tweaks.
We’ll have a Player Rankings Update page that will go over all of our projection tweaks up-and-running in late July and right up until the start of the season, but I thought it would be a good post today to write up the changes we made.
It was a tough call for me, but we moved Ben Roethlisberger over Derek Anderson. I still like Anderson’s upside more, but the situation between these two comes down to a very simple fact: Roethlisberger is 100% [...]