QB Recap: Week One

15 09 2009

“They are who we thought they were!” I sometimes have to remind myself that people usually turn out to be EXACTLY who we thought they were.  Kanye West proved that in his not-so-shocking stunt at the VMAs this weekend, where he simply reminded us that he is the same unstable egomaniac he always was.  Really, why is everyone so surprised?!

I can’t tell you how many fantasy football articles pointed out how unlikely it is that Drew Brees (NOR) or Adrian Peterson (MIN) would put up the kind of big numbers they had in previous years.  I’m not sure what their scoring rules are, but in my league six touchdowns for a QB is a good thing.  Actually, hold on let me check my scoring rules – ok turns out 180 yards and three touchdowns is pretty dang good for a running back too!

Week One was filled with many things I could have seen coming, but these are a few more of my favorites.

-Carson Palmer (CIN): He definitely is who I thought he was!  Watching him play was like running into your ex that dumped you, just to find that he put on 60 pounds and is now living out of his car.  Boy, did I dodge a bullet by swearing off this guy!

-Donovan McNabb (PHI): This guy gets hurt more that my five-year-old riding without his training wheels.  I knew Vick had hit a gold mine in Philly.  I could not imagine that McNabb would stay healthy two seasons in a row.  Did that fool actually break a rib in Week One?  Yes, he did.  We’ll see how long he is “down and out” in coming games.

-Jay Cutler (CHI): I tried to warn all the Washington fans not to lust after Cutler.  He was no better than Campbell in my opinion and would sorely disappoint.  All I can say is – when you’re right; you’re right.  Who gets a new franchise QB just to watch them throw four interceptions in the first game?  Only in Chicago, baby

-Tom Brady (NWE): I think I saw Tom Brady throw a game winning (perfect) TD pass on Monday Night Football.  If I didn’t know better, I would think he was almost as good as – Tom Brady.  He may not be back to his original form, but he is definitely still “who I thought he was.”

 

What did you see this week?  The floor is open…leave it in the comments.

 

WEEK ONE QB TIP: Want to tell someone who loves you that you “are who they thought you were?”  If you don’t have the nerve to say it yourself – look for the long rectangular cards in Hallmark.  They have lots of words on them and are guaranteed to make most women cry.  All you have to do is sign your name!  You’re the quarterback; I’m just here to protect you.





QB Weekender

8 08 2009

Here’s your dose of weekend fun!  Check out these cool tricks from NFL.com Fantasy Files.  Let me know which one you think is the best.  My vote is for Chris Chambers.  And remember not to try this yourself (especially the Maroney trick).  It’s the weekend, but let’s NOT get crazy!

 

 

THE TRICKS

Chris Cooley (Washington Redskins): Breaking down walls

Jason Campbell (Washington Redskins): Double play

Marques Colston (New Orleans Saints): Back breaking

Marc Bulger (St Louis Rams): Hitting target

Chris Chambers (San Diego Chargers): Three-peat

Mason Crosby (Green Bay Packers): Ringing the bell

Laurence Maroney (New England Patriots): Jumpin for clunkers





QB Weekender

1 08 2009

Which NFL quarterback has the hottest woman?  These are my picks.  Scroll through these pictures and decide for yourself.  Just a little weekend fun! 

 

Tom Brady (New England Patriots): Gisele Bündchen (wife)

Gisele Bundchen

Jason Campbell (Washington Redskins): Mercedes Lindsay (girlfriend)

Mercedes Lindsay

Mark Sanchez (New York Jets): Hilary Rhoda (girlfriend)

Hilary Rhoda

Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers): Missy Peregrym (girlfriend)

Missy Peregrym

Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers): Julie Henderson (girlfriend)

Julie henderson sparkle





Jay Cutler

10 07 2009

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“Damn Gina!”  If you are of a different generation (and/or race) you might not know that this saying is a reference to the sitcom Martin.  Martin Lawrence used to say it when he just couldn’t believe all the drama he had to deal with.  That saying has been on my mind a lot today.  My life has been pretty crazy lately and I’m trying to wrap this post up before I pack for an eight hour family car ride (gotta love those). 

The cartoon above made me laugh because it is a sad day when Jay Cutler is possibly the best quarterback a team has ever had.  The Bears have had over 40 different quarterbacks in the last 15 years.  Rex Grossman (who turned out to be a mess) was one of only three quarterbacks to start all 16 games since 1981.  Chicago doesn’t know ANYTHING about having a good quarterback.  They think they have finally made a better choice with Cutler.  I’m actually very skeptical about that and would liken him more to a Jason Campbell mid-tier quarterback.  However, my opinion doesn’t really matter.  In the mind of the Bears, they have finally “bought in a professional”.

When life gets crazy, I often think about “bringing in professionals”.  Professionals can help you do things that you either don’t want to do or can’t do as well as you would like to.  Gifts don’t always have to be tangible items.  Consider giving your loved ones professional services that will make their life better and easier.  Some obvious ideas are house cleaning services or meal delivery, but this extends to more unique time savers like purchasing personal assistant time (to run random errands) or hiring a technology concierge (to get the best use of the technology that person already owns).  Time is our most precious resource; give the people you love more of it.  You’re the quarterback; I’m just here to protect you.





Jason Campbell

19 06 2009

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Top 10 Things Jason Campbell Can Teach Us About Wedding Gifts

1.   Sure we think he is an amazingly great guy, but all Washington (and any team) really cares about is how much he wins.  Likewise do pick up a card, but if there is no cash or check inside it isn’t really a gift.

2.  Does Jay Cutler have way better numbers?  No.  Is anyone fairly certain he is a better quarterback?  No.  All he really would have offered Washington was something a bit more interesting.  A new guy on the field.  Buying a gift will be more interesting and it could cost you less.  Consider it.

3.   Jason has had to learn three offenses in his short career due to Washington’s constant need for a new direction.  It is not easy to know what people want and it won’t be easy to pick out a gift on your own.  Stick to the registry. 

4.  Once you invested time and energy into a quarterback, you would probably want to invest in protecting him with a strong offensive line.  Washington never managed to do that, but you can do it with your gift presentation.  Bother to seek and find customer service in most department stores and they will wrap your gift for free. 

5.  The Redskins obviously think they can do better than Jason Campbell as evidenced by their attempts to trade for Cutler and Sanchez.  If you want to do better than the free gift wrap, customer service offers some pricey (can be upwards of $5) but much nicer selections than the usually monotone free options.

6.  Jason started last season strong, but fell apart at the end.  Remember to put your name on the gift if you didn’t get a card.

7.  We would all absolutely understand if Campbell was insulted and pissed with the Redskins, but it is nice to see a sports figure that decides to take the high road.  If you don’t attend a wedding you don’t owe a gift, but if you send one anyway it would be super classy.

8.  At the end of the day Jason and Washington are stuck with each other, even if they both think they have already given enough.  You are also still expected to give a gift at the weddings you participate in.  I know you already spent a ton on the tux and the bachelor party, but the expectation will be that you still give a gift.  If you choose otherwise, that’s on you.

9.  Sometimes having fire in your belly can do a lot to make people think you are capable.  Jason lacks the ability to create this impression and thus has to stand on results alone.  When invited to an engagement party, show up happy.  Maybe bring a card.  That should cover it.

10.  Jason Campbell is in the last year of his rookie contract with no talks of extension.  This is perhaps the biggest season of his professional life.  Weddings are also big events in the lives of the people you know and love.  Be helpful and supportive as they go through the process and it will matter more than your gift.

Finally, try to make sure the video is not on you when you bust out the Y-M-C-A at the reception!  You’re the quarterback; I’m just here to protect you.