Just missed it: Week Two

Once again this is not a complete list, but I hope to catch up next week and we certainly will with the byes coming, but here are this week’s raw notes on some potential TDs.

Alex Smith nearly scored a rushing TD on the first drive, as he tucked and ran from the 15, tripped at the 2.

Tony Romo hit Dez Bryant on a 38-yard gain but Bryant had to stretch out for it and make an acrobatic diving catch. A better throw would’ve resulted in a 44-yard TD on Dallas’s second possession. He eventually scored to cap the drive on a 2-yard pass from Romo.

Dez Bryant had what would’ve been a 22-yard catch nullified as he was whistled for pass int. early in 2nd qt. And with 9 minutes left in 4th, Bryant had two steps on a defender but dropped a throw from Romo that minimally would’ve been a 30-yard gain and possibly a 79-yard TD.

Antonio Gates was held without a TD but had a near miss as Rivers hit him on a crossing pattern that seemed to be there all day. Brandon Boykin came from behind and stripped the ball from Gates at the 1 and the Eagles [...]

Just missed it: Week One

We are still trying to catch up from the transition from the preseason to the regular season, which usually takes 2-3 weeks, so the following notes are not only raw, but they are incomplete. I believe starting this week we will have all of the close calls covered each week, and I will likely post them to this blog, if for no other than to actually post something here. Obviously, we’re covering everything on the site, so I usually struggle to find the time or a topic for this blog. Here’s what we have in terms of close calls from Week One.

- Stafford to Calvin for 20-yard TD, but lost it going to ground
- Stafford to Calvin for 16-yard TD, but he can’t get second foot in
- Bush rush TD comes off board with shin being down, Bell spin move TD on next play
- Bush rush TD comes off board with knee being down
- Throw to Gibson in end zone, overthrown, but PI called
- Weeden to Barnidge TD negated by holding penalty
- Overthrown Fade from 2 to AJ Green (Right back to him for TD on next play)
- AJ Green draws a DPI on shot to end zone, would have [...]

Week one and a note on the site

I hope you enjoyed our preseason content this summer. Based on all the feedback we’ve received, it appears our readers have never felt more prepared for their drafts than they have this year. That’s good, since we’ve never worked harder than we did this year on covering the preseason. I do sense this year is going to be a little crazier than usual, but I feel very good about the advice we’ve put forth this summer.

As I do each year around this time, I have to note how difficult Week One is for us. Every Labor Day we get inundated with e-mails looking for Week One content, yet for example, I was still working on preseason material as of last night for those with late drafts. It’s tough to slam on the preseason brakes and shift gears to Week One, so this week will not be a typical week in terms of our content. Here’s a quick overview of what to expect this week:

E-mails – With the regular season underway, we’ll start touching base via e-mail more often, starting with our Wednesday Practice Report tomorrow. You’ll notice next week, once we get into our regular routine, that we’ll be e-mailing [...]

Players of note off the roster

With the final cuts in the books, here is a look at the players of note (and I used that loosely) who are officially off their team’s 53-man roster due to being released, placed on IR, etc. As we’ve seen over the last few years, the final cuts are less impactful than they were 5-6 years ago, but there were a few mild surprises.

Cardinals:
OG Jonathan Cooper (IR)
WR Mike Thomas

Falcons:
None of note

Ravens:
WR Tandon Doss
RB Bobby Rainey
RB Anthony Allen
RB Delone Carter
QB Caleb Hanie

Bills:
QB Matt Leinart
QB Kevin Kolb
WR Brad Smith
QB Thaddeus Lewis

Panthers:
WR David Gettis
RB Tauren Poole

Bears:
RB Armando Allen
TE Fendi Onobun

Bengals:
RB Daniel Herron
WR Cobi Hamilton
QB John Skelton
RB Bernard Scott (reserve/PUP)

Browns:
RB Miguel Maysonet
WR David Nelson
WR Naaman Roosevelt
PKs Shayne Graham, Brandon Bogatay

Cowboys:
None of note

Broncos:
WR Tavarres King
RB Lance Ball
RB Jeremiah Johnson

Lions:
WR Corey Fuller
WR Matt Willis

Packers:
QB Vince Young
RB Alex Green
TE D.J. Williams
WR Charles Johnson
TE Matthew Mulligan

Texans:
RB Dennis Johnson
RB Deji Karim

Colts:
None of note

Jaguars:
QB Mike Kafka
WR Charly Martin
QB Matt Scott

Chiefs:
TE Tony Moeaki
RB Shaun Draughn

Dolphins:
WR Chad Bumphis
WR Marvin McNutt

Vikings:
WR Stephen Burton
WR Greg Childs (reserve/PUP list)

Patriots:
TE Daniel Fells
TE Jake Ballard
QB Tim Tebow

Saints:
WR Courtney Roby
WR Preston Parker

Giants:
WR Ramses Barden (IR)
QB David Carr
RB Ryan Torain

Jets:
QB Greg McElroy
WR Mohamed Massaquoi
WR Ben Obamanu

Raiders:
TE Richard Gordon
WR Conner Vernon

Eagles:
QB Dennis Dixon
TE Clay Harbor
WR Russell Shepard
WR Greg [...]

Another note if you’re drafting today

As I mentioned here last weekend in my last post, it is a major endeavor to update all of our tools, so we have to limit those main updates to 2X per week. The next one will be Monday afternoon with no MNF game this week.

However, as I did last week, I’ve put through some updates to the projections for those drafting today or before we put through our major update. I’m also going to send this update to be uploaded to Draft Guru and Draft Analyzer, so the only updates not in place today will be the PDFs and the Excel files.

The good news is there wasn’t really a lot of movement. I’m still watching the games, but it was a fairly quiet week. We are waiting for some injury updates on players like Rashard Mendenhall, though. So I expect I’ll be tweaking these projections all day.

I’ll also be posting today an updated look at Good Vibes/Bad Vibes, and the Stock Watch. But again, I’m still watching the games as of Sunday morning.

If you’re looking for something like a 1-page/printable cheat sheet to bring to your draft today, our custom cheat sheet is rock solid. It does take up [...]

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