Didn’t you miss Derek Anderson on Monday Night? Didn’t he feel like the QB that should have been in there for the Cardinals? Can we reunite these two parties? That would make me so very happy. Last week I talked about how the landscape could change in D.A. in the second half of the season. At some point guys are going to get injured, or teams are going to go in a different direction. I think we’re getting closer to that point. Look no further than the Eagles, who seem to have a switch to Nick Foles as the bullet left in the whole armory. Now if you’ve seen Nick Foles and you’ve seen the Eagles offensive line play more than 2 or 3 downs of football, you know that this is a tantalizing D.A. scenario. I’d say Vick has one more week to save the season. Then it gets uglier. And funnier. Not sure in what order.
3-PT D.A. of the Week: Brady Quinn.
It seems like every time Tony Romo takes the field he’s on a quest to figure out a new way to win a D.A. The guy has become the worst of Brett Favre without the upside. As odd and at times horrific as Romo’s Sunday was, I think we’ve got to wait, to be patient for Romo’s true signature performances. I assume another 5 INT game is just around the corner and it won’t come with almost 400+ yds passing. So, with that in mind and with some of the other poor performances lacking the “wow” factor, I ended up on Brady Quinn. It’s pretty obvious Quinn shouldn’t be a starter in this league. He (mercifully?) left Sunday’s game with an injury, but in his short stint he distinguished himself. Presented without further comment, Quinn’s five dropbacks:
1. Brady Quinn pass short left to Jamaal Charles for 5 yards
2. Brady Quinn pass incomplete to Dwayne Bowe
3. Brady Quinn pass short left to Jamaal Charles for (-4) yards.
4. Brady Quinn sacked for (-7) yards. Fumbles. Recovered by Tony Moeaki.
5. Brady Quinn pass deep middle intended for Tony Moeaki Intercepted. Brady Quinn injured on the play.
D.A. Quick Summaries:
Happy Valley Tickle Monsters Get Much Needed Win Over Fake Chow, 28 to .25
Highlights: Bradon Weeden had the type of nice, workmanlike D.A. performance we expected all season for HVTM. On the other side, Tony Romo managed to still put up positive points despite nearly 200 penalty yards. A true hot and cold performance.
The Shiva Cry Rolls on with 50 to 24.75 Win Over Kraft
Highlights: Shiva exploited the “athlete” QBs this week, riding RG3 and Cam Newton to the win in a couple of tough matchups. Did Mike Shanannahan really have RG3 out there as a receiver on one play? Good lord. A tough luck year gets tougher for Kraft who lost despite Sanchez’s gem (24.75 points).
Eli Esses D hits .500 with 10.75 to (-2.5) win over Neckbeards and Codeine
Highlights: Neckbeards was undone by Alex Smith’s methodical 18/19 performance on Monday night. It washed out Tannehill’s day and allowed Big Dub to get back in the playoff chase, thanks in part to Michael Vick’s 11 points. Is this the last we see of Vick?
Doubleback Vineyards Slides by Team Horse Face 35.75 to 21.
Highlights: I owe my win to Brady Quinn and his “bonus” yardage. Quinn had 1 yard passing, which may be an all-time D.A. low. You can’t go much lower. Helter Skelton’s garbage time yardage and lack of picks kept Horse Face from a Monday night comeback.
- The Shiva Cry, 7-1
- Team Horse Face. 5-3
- Fake Chow, 5-3
- Eli Esses D, 4-4
- Neckbeards and Codeine, 3-5
- Happy Valley Tickle Monsters, 3-5
- Doubleback Vineyards, 3-5
- Kraft, 2-6
Week Nine Draft Order:
Week Nine Matchups:
- Eli Esses D vs. Team Horse Face
- Fake Chow vs. Kraft
- Happy Valley Tickle Monsters vs. Neckbeards and Codeine
- The Shiva Cry vs. Doubleback Vineyards
Commissioner’s D.A. Rankings: