Things got back to normal a little bit in D.A. this week. I see you Josh Freeman–being awful. I see you Ryan Tannehill–setting back the rookie QB hype a decade. Philip Rivers had one of his “games,” but it was hardly a layup. You’ve still got to find the right matchup and be aware that several teams in the NFL CANNOT STOP ANYONE. This is something I haven’t picked up on. I don’t think Jake Locker is a good QB, it just was idiotic to take him against the Lions who give up about 500 yards a week through the air. So that’ll be one of the themes going forward, along with my quest to go 0-14.
3-PT D.A. of the Week: Sam Bradford
Remember 2010? Bradford’s promising rookie season? He hardly lit it up, but here was a tough kid leading a truly dreadful football team. He took a beating, but the future was supposed to be bright. The Rams were a trendy pick to win the NFC West last year, but they were awful and so was Bradford–when he was actually on the field. He chucked a gaudy 6 TDs in 10 starts last year. Is Bradford just mediocre? Has he already taken a career’s worth of beatings? This year has provided mixed results. Last week Bradford scorched the Redskins, but that’s nothing new. Against a team that tries on defense–like the Bears–Bradford was horrific. Two interceptions, a pick6, took six sacks and barely cracked 50% completions. It added up to 39 rating and over 40 D.A. points. It’s always good when you outperform your QB rating. Big Picture: Can Bradford turn this around, or is he going to be become David Carr?
Week Three Quick Summaries:
Shiva Cry Stays Undefeated with 22 to 18.5 win over Eli Esses D.
Highlights: I know BK always loves beating Big Dub at anything and this one came down to the wire. Bradford’s effort was not enough for Eli Esses D who suffered through Andy Dalton’s anti-gem. Josh Freeman–whose career mirrors Bradford’s–led the way for Shiva with 37 points.
Happy Valley Tickle Monsters score 60 to 41 win over Kraft.
Highlights: Probably the best game of the week. I loved Kraft’s commitment to Brandon Weeden (22 points), but it wasn’t enough to take down the dynamic duo of Ryan Tannehill and Mark Sanchez. I was tempted to give the D.A. to Tannehill (39 points), but I have this feeling he’s going to do something spectacular in the coming weeks–right before he’s benched.
Fake Chow Demolishes Doubleback Vineyards 28 to (-32.75)
Highlights: Philip Rivers was a really smart draft pick for Fake Chow this week. Rivers is in that category of QBs that is going to be D.A. gold three or four times a year, but he can kill your week just as easily. In the thrashing that the Chargers took at the hands of Atlanta Rivers was lost and disinterested. It added up to 31 points. Not that it mattered, my guys threw for about 800 yds.
Team Horse Face Slides By Neckbeards and Codeine 25 to (-5)
Highlights: I think Neckbeards will never take anyone associated with the Philadelphia Eagles ever again. Last week Vick killed him, this week it was Kevin Kolb. Is this somehow Andy Reid’s fault? I think it might be. Jay Cutler led the way for Horse Face with 17 points.
- The Shiva Cry, 3-0
- Fake Chow, 3-0
- Happy Valley Tickle Monsters, 2-1
- Team Horse Face, 2-1
- Eli Esses D, 1-2
- Neckbeards and Codeine, 1-2
- Kraft, 0-3
- Doubleback Vineyards, 0-3
Week Four Draft Order:
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Week Four Games:
- Eli Esses D. vs. Fake Chow
- Doubleback Vineyards vs. Happy Valley Tickle Monsters
- Team Horse Face vs. Shiva Cry
- Neckbeards and Codeine vs. Kraft
Commissioner’s D.A. Rankings: