Yes, my obvious Chargers bias is usually quite obvious, especially in the madness that was my Ryan Mathews love. That has subsided, but only because of circumstances out of my control. In my defense, this is the first Chargers player I’ve spotlighted this offseason, but will Dontrelle Inman be the last? Probably not. Maybe. Okay, definitely not. But he is certainly an interesting player for an interesting team, which, coincidentally, makes him very interesting in fantasy football…Please, blog, may I have some more?
As the title spoils, Tehol and I go over the happenings of the 2015 NFL Draft. We also go over some of the news coming out on Tom Brady (or as I call him, Dom Brady) along with how viable LeSean McCoy is as a racial expert. On top of that, we have our (which seems will be a recurring feature while the series is on-going) Game of Thrones review. If you like Fantasy Football or if you like Game of Thrones, you’ll be 50% happy. If you like both, oh man, do we have the perfect show for you, and you will certainly feel 100% happy. That’s just basic math right there folks. If you like neither, then I actually have no idea why you’re here…
I wasn’t always so down on Vincent Jackson. In fact, it’s quite hard to be seeing as how he’s had six 1,000+ yard seasons in the past seven years, with four straight from 2011-2014. And mind you, only one of those seasons involved a quarterback named Philip Rivers. Since then, he’s had the likes of Josh Freeman (to be fair, some of it was peak Freeman), Mike Glennon, and Josh McCown throwing to him, so you’d certainly give Jackson a bunch of credit for being an above-average receiver for quite some time in fantasy football. And while the end-of-season numbers always seem to be there, the problem isn’t so much of not having a legitimate NFL quarterback (which he doesn’t), or a running game that takes focus from the defenses (he also doesn’t have this either) or even other receivers to create space (Mike Evans actually does this), the problem is consistency.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Well, the 2015 NFL Draft is finally over, and after 29 days (okay, to be fair, it was four days), we can finally get a better picture of how roles, players, teams, game-plans, etc. will take shape as we move closer to the start of the season. The draft itself didn’t have many surprises, in fact, the biggest surprise was Chip Kelly not innovating a trade for Marcos Mariota and actually concluding that Sam Bradford is the answer. He very well could be, but we’d never know as his UCL would implode before that point. Regardless, the first round went about as close to the mocks out there as could be expected, and it’s worth pointing out that the Titans will be facing the Browns in Week 1, setting up a potential match-up between Jameis Winston and Mariota. Only the hottest of takes on Winston will be accepted for that week…Please, blog, may I have some more?
Despite the 49ers doing their best impersonation of a dumpster fire this offseason, there are still some interesting pieces on the roster that remain fantasy relevant. However, none of those pieces are located at the wide receiver, quarterback, or tight end position. So may I have mistakenly pluralized “pieces”. Hey, who wants to ride the Reggie Bush train again? Yeah… and then there’s Anquan Boldin… and his “meh” skillset. Okay, to be fair, Colin Kaepernick could be fantasy relevant again, but I’m pretty sure that’s something you don’t want to bank on, so really, that leaves Carlos Hyde as probably the most (and by default, only) interesting thing on the 49ers roster fantasy-wise at the moment.Please, blog, may I have some more?
As you may have figured out by now, Nick is still on vacation, which has now probably been upgraded to a missing person’s report, but despite his one-year (?) sabbatical/kidnapping thingamajig, we still are here to bring you the most, well, vibrant auditory experience that we can. This is our first podcast of the 2015 Season, and Tehol and I are talking the NFL Draft, some random news and notes, along with some thoughts on Game of Thrones, the new Star Wars and Batman v. Superman trailers, and Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey sucking up the environment. Which they should be doing at all times. So here it is, your one stop destination to get you ready for the NFL Draft and life in general. (I may be fibbing on the last one.)
We have a NFL 2015 Schedule folks! But before we jump on that and some other tidbits around the league, thus feeding on the table scraps the NFL has given to us (mmm, football scraps) this week, first we’ll have to talk about Tim Tebow. God… (LITERALLY.) So yeah, what a way to celebrate
Hitler’s Birthday Stoner Christmas Holidays in Philadelphia. Let it be known, from on high, that Tim Tebow has signed with the Eagles, and what has been said shall be done, just in time for their offseason program, in His name, amen. I think that’s how the prayer goes. I was actually told that you could hear Skip Bayless orgasming from roughly 400-miles away when the news broke, but seeing as how I’m within that radius of Bristol, based on what I’m able to gather, I’m not quite if it wasn’t Peter King instead.
The easy thing here would be to a drop a Janis Joplin pun, but I’ll just allude to it and leave it there. Why? Because I’ve been through all of my Janis puns, and I’m pretty sure whatever you come up with will be better than what I have. So there we are… Jeff Janis may be unfamiliar to most in a America, except for those of you who reside in Wisconsin. All nine of you. Granted, his prospects as a productive receiver looked a bit better with Randall Cobb’s status up in the air, but as it stands now, the Packers depth chart at receiver stays essentially the same with Jordy Nelson, the aforementioned Cobb, and both Davante Adams and Jarrett Boykin coming in ahead of Janis. Lucky for him, overtaking Boykin on the depth chart is something my great grandmother could do, and she’s been dead for roughly three decades.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I’ve been knocking around the idea in my head that Reggie Bush is worthy of being considered underrated going into the season, but then I get distracted. Usually from porn. And bacon. Ah yes, the story of a single man. Is this story so bad? Porn, bacon, a barren wasteland of loneliness and despair… I guess it’s not so bad. And then I think, wait, I was thinking about Reggie Bush. And then that thought process inevitably leads to what he left behind. (Again, that’s after all the bacon and despair.) And while I will probably talk about Bush at some point this offseason, I can’t help but thinking that Theo Riddick, who now holds the aforementioned Bush’s old role on the Lions, is, in fact, underrated going into the 2015 season. Also, I can’t believe I created a sentence that included the words “bacon” and “despair”. I must be hungry.Please, blog, may I have some more?
One thing’s for sure, the hype train has always been strong with this one. And deservedly so. A perpetual description of “incredible athlete on the brink of breaking out” was a yearly norm for C.J. Spiller. So much so, he’s been heralded as such for the past 581 years. Alright, so maybe it’s just four years, but still, in the NFL, that’s an average career span right there. And after dealing with another season in which ineffectiveness and injury took precedent, well, finding himself on the Saints and in Sean Payton’s offense is sure to give people some selective amnesia. In fact, it’s already happening in New Orleans as we speak. Not that I don’t like Spiller as a buy-low, but I doubt we ever see that price tag. This offseason hype train is sure to choo-choo once again, and because of that, he’ll wind up being overrated and probably overdrafted for the 2015 fantasy football season.Please, blog, may I have some more?