Sympathy For da Debbil – Week 4 Edition

I hope you weren’t asthmatic this weekend. Holy crap. So much happened so quickly that it was hard to keep up with things.  New teams have been crowned king of the mountain while others fell apart.  And in the end, we’ve learned the truth of things…at least until next week.

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THE GOOD:

The Florida Gators are way ahead of schedule in their rebuilding project after blasting Ole Miss, and yeah, maybe Will Muschamp WAS totally to blame…Clemson might have finally shed the whole “Clemsoning” problem they’ve had with a huge win over Notre Dame…Alabama is either NOT dead or they are Superzombies after punishing Georgia on the road…Todd Gurley tosses his name into the Rookie of the Year discussion…Green Bay breaks its slump in San Francisco…

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THE BAD:

It’s hard to tell who is worse, Colin Kaepernick at passing or Stevie Wonder at birdwatching…that is NOT how you draw up a last play against the top team in football, Indiana…It’s okay, UCLA, the East Coast didn’t realize you lost anyway…Jameis Winston, it’s taken you all of four games to prove the Bucs picked the wrong guy.

Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post
Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post

THE STUPID:

It’s bad enough that the Dolphins spent a king’s ransom on DT Ndamukong Suh, but after yet another bad performance, Miami brass is looking like a barrelful of idiots for spending a fortune on a guy whose reputation as a bad boy has only displayed “bad” when it comes to his performances. His postgame conference, a loop of “next question” responses that would make Marshawn Lynch proud, only aimed to prove that adding this guy was an awful choice. Firing Joe Philbin won’t fix the Fins. They are tethered to Suh, and nothing can fix that.

FANTASY STUD OF THE WEEK:

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Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers

It was a slow week, fantasy stud-wise, but Rivers put forth a strong game in the Chargers 30-27 win over the hapless Browns. 358 yards and 3 touchdowns is an impressive stat line any day. Rivers is one of those players that stars in fantasy leagues while not showing up in the real game.

FANTASY DUD OF THE WEEK

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Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans

It was hard to really dig for a true dud this week. Foster has the excuse of an injury-prone start to the year, but his paltry yardage totals (35 combined rushing and receiving) along with a lost fumble that led to a defensive TD for the Atlanta Falcons gave Foster a goose-egg on the day. Foster’s numbers should improve as his health does, but the lack of a consistent passing game to complement the run doesn’t bode well for Foster’s future numbers.

Vaya con Dios!


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Jonathan Praise

Jonathan Praise is a writer, in the sense that he occasionally sits down in front of a keyboard and punches buttons, turning the blank page into a collection of letters and words. He rarely finishes anything, so the reader should feel somewhat special for actually witnessing the completion of this article. He is currently working on CLEAVE and THE ADVENTURES OF SKULLBOY when he isn't being a husband and father of dubious quality.

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