I hope you took my advice from two weeks ago in this blog on Mike Sims-Walker. I watched him closely this past weekend, and he looked very good. He runs very good routes, so he gets open, and he comes back to the ball very well. Most importantly, he can run – at least he can compared to their other receivers. He also has very good hands. His QB is quite solid, and there’s very little otherwise at WR for the Jags. Sims-Walker looks like he should be their unquestioned #1 WR. I wanted to push him hard all year, and he was on our players to target list before missing almost all of the summer with an injury, but I’ve been on the bandwagon after that final preseason game, and especially now after his big Week Two
But the more I look at him in this situation, I think he could have a major breakout season. I think his upside is about 70-75 catches for 1100-1200 yards and 7-8 TDs.
Get his ass on your roster now.
In the 6th round at 8;40pm ET. I’m twittering it all here
Excuse me for not posting here; it’s been a brutal week. This week is easily my least favorite of the year, but it’s almost over and soon we’ll settle into a routine and things will be more manageable.
Anyways, I wanted to chime in here quickly on Steeler RB Mewelde Moore. As you likely know, he was on the field exclusively late in their game Thursday night. That was revealing, and starter Willie Parker did not look good at all. As for Rashard Mendenhall, the team may have told us what they think of him by not playing him much in the opener. I still think he will have a large role if Parker is out of the mix – and that’s the only reason we kept him on our target list this summer (but we did downgrade him because he continued to leave us wanting more when he played).
The Steeler line is not blocking for the run well, in fact they were terrible in the opener. If they have designs on being a passing team, which they may not have much of a choice to, then Moore should have a very large role. He’s a good blocker, and he’s a [...]
We’re doing a little poll thing among the staff members for the upcoming season, and we should have it up tomorrow. But in the meantime, here are my picks as well as my 2009 Power Rankings, something we will update for the staff weekly this year. We’ll also be putting out staff picks for each game each week as well.
AFC East Champ – New England
AFC North Champ – Pittsburgh
AFC South Champ – Tennessee
AFC West Champ – San Diego
Wild Cards – Baltimore, Indianapolis
NFC East Champ – New York Giants
NFC North Champ – Minnesota
NFC South Champ – New Orleans
NFC West Champ – Arizona
Wild Cards – Atlanta, Green Bay
Super Bowl Pick:
Steelers 20 Vikings 17
Value QB of the year – Jay Cutler
Value RB of the year – Felix Jones
Value WR of the year – Vincent Jackson
Value TE of the year – John Carlson
Sleeper QB of the year – Matthew Stafford (put this out before he was named starter)
Sleeper RB of the year – Michael Bush
Sleeper WR of the year – Percy Harvin
Sleeper TE of the year – Visanthe Shiancoe
Bust QB of the Year – Tony Romo
Bust RB of the Year – Larry Johnson
Bust WR of the Year – Antonio Bryant
Bust TE of the Year [...]
I’m doing this for the Draft Plan right now, so I thought I’d throw this out: 60 players I feel good about.