Some things gotta hurt more then others. Like when you’re at the club and all the girls keep passing you up left and right at the bar and then finally, when all the hot guys are gone and you’re left there competing against the doofy looking guy with the Bill Gates haircut and glasses who’s wearing a sweater vest and you say to yourself ‘man, the next girl’s just gotta go my way’. Then she steps up to the proverbial plate and you go to take a proverbial swing and she heads off with the proverbial nerd (I don’t think I’m using proverbial right anymore now), you start to question yourself. You start having a life crisis moment where you begin to question the order of things and how they’re supposed to go. Not a great time to get existential when Skrillex is blasting into your ears and you’re 5 Mai Thais in (hint: next time don’t order a mai thai). Well, if that felt lonely just ask yourself how Jonathan Dwyer feels after getting cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday. Despite the fact that Le’Veon Bell isn’t ready to go to start the season, the Steelers were willing to cut loose the big back, citing lack of commitment to the game was a determining factor. Sigh, if only we who drafted him as bench RBs knew that he didn’t actually like playing the game in the first place, we would’ve never drafted him. Yes, it was a slow news weekend to make this the lead but, uh, watcha expectin? Like, there were no NFL games bro. So now that we’ve covered Dwyer, let’s take a look at the remaining pieces of scant info we could glean from this final weekend before 2013 Fantasy Football takes the reigns…
Isaac Redman – Will be the lead back until Bell comes back and may work his way into a role if he proves himself over the first few weeks in Le’Veon’s stead. Given how he ran last year, I’ve got my doubts but if you’re scrambling to own a starting back it looks like Redman is putting down the mic and the blunt and going onto the field.
Tim Tebow – Cut by the Pats, to no one’s surprise. Well, except for Skip Bayless. Who’s watching First Take on Monday for his reaction?!? Yeah, me neither.
Vince Young – Cut by the Packers, also to no one’s extreme surprise. That’s the third Dream Team for Vince Young in three years. Here’s to Jacksonville making their claim as the 4th.
Heath Miller – Was removed from the PUP list on Saturday, which means he doesn’t have to wait 6 weeks before he can play again. This is both good and bad news for his owners. On one hand, it means he’ll be healthy enough to play soon. On the other hand, it’s uncertain when that will be and he’ll take up a roster spot in the interim. Here’s to a healthy Heathy for his owners very soon.
Rob Gronkowski – Also won’t start the year on the PUP list which simply means he’s still on track for a late September return which has been said everywhere and anywhere for seemingly forever. He might be able to start week 3, leading for many owners to have their smacktalk for then be ‘Sorry For Partying’ because we’re all trite and unoriginal in our nature.
Lance Ball – Another bold name, another cut. This one’s not surprising given they already have Knowshon, Montee & Ronnie. This move was pretty much about money, both the savings on salary and ‘Ball’ jerseys.
Robert Meachem – Cut by the Chargers and will still make $5 million this season. Man, I wish I could get cut from my day job and still get paid $5 mil. Sky’s Boss ‘Sky, we’re gonna have to let you go. Here’s a cool $5 mil for being terrible and all the troubles you caused us just to go away’. Done and done, boss. Done and done…from a Fantasy perspective, Keenan Allen gets a major boost in terms of interest with DX out for the year. Good what-if pick up at this point, especially in deepish leagues.
D Grades On Yahoo Drafts – I now have 3 of them. Granted, one was a D+ but still, a failing grade is a failing grade. My third one was in a friends league that I didn’t care about on Saturday morning. I literally drafted exactly how I say not to and took Jimmy Graham in the 2nd just for S’s and G’s. Maybe that’s why it got the ‘+’. Whatever, Yahoo profs. Hey, teachers, leave us kids alone!