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The Buffalo Bills showed respect to their 31 year old breakout from the 2011 season as they sign Fred Jackson to a 2 year $9 million dollar extension.  Why did I preface that with his age, you ask?  Cuz he’s a running back and he’s 31.  You need a better reason?  There’s talk that because his body didn’t take the wear and tear up to this point like other RBs did, he still has fresh legs.  I liked that story better the first time I heard it about Ricky Williams in 2009 when he was keeping limber with his ‘ayurvedic medicine’.  I hear it has the same holistic powers as what he was suspended from the league for when he retired in 2004.  That’s not to say Jackson won’t be successful this year but that his backup CJ Spiller performed well in his absence.  Knowing that RB lives are preciously short, there might be a bit more of a timeshare in store for Fred in 2012 than we’re willing to admit and it’s just as annoying as the one your Uncle Sal keeps asking you to buy in with him on off the coast of Maine.  Keep that in mind when you start a mockin and you don’t want us to come knockin.  In other news…

Robert Griffin III  One day into mini-training camp and Mike Shanahan is quoted with ‘He’s our starter, period’.  It was at first considered a bold move but then Shanahan pulled out the tape of Rex Grossman highlights he had been watching that morning prior to his statement and the media concurred.  PS, I’m gonna love me some RG3 in the rankings and I’m gonna hate me some Andrew Luck.  Feel free to throw tomatoes if you disagree.  I could use some extra vitamin C.

Joseph Addai – It’s looking like he’ll sign with the Patriots to wrestle with Danny Woodhead and Stevan Ridley for touches.  No word if ‘touches’ in that sentence means the ball or Tom Brady‘s beautfiul butt chin but in either situation, I’m not interested.  BenJarvus Green-Ellis had one successful season in 2010 and a lot of bupkis surrounding it.  Considering the Patriots started handing off to Aaron Hernandez – yes, their TE – near the end of the season, it’s safe to say I won’t add Addai…hrm, that sounded like a stuttering biblical name.

Terrell Suggs  Partially tore his Achilles tendon while playing basketball doing conditioning drills in Arizona.  Reports are saying he’ll miss the season.  Suggs disagrees.  A rock, paper, scissors contest between the two sides revealed we still don’t know, but it’s still going to hurt the Ravens defense this year and makes them hard to target as an automatic in your draft.

Bryan Anger –  He’s a punter and was taken in the 3rd round by Jacksonville in the draft.  You’ve heard it plenty of times but I just felt like chiming in to voice my encouragement for the move.  When Blaine Gabbert is your starting QB, it’s nice to have someone on your team that can move the ball 50 yards through the air.  The Jaguars are literally telling you not to draft Gabbert even in a 2 QB league.  This isn’t prevent defense, it’s declaring preemptive defeat.  Sad emoticon.

  1. David_KOA says:
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    @Sky,
    I would first like to come out and write that I am happy for Fred Jackson. It is good to see him get his dough.

    That is the end of my love for one Mr. Jackson in 2012 though.
    Fred Jackson in 2011
    10 games started, 138 total yards & 0.6 TD’s
    C.J. Spiller in 2011
    6 games started, 106 total yards & 0.8 TD’s

    Looking over at FFC the current ADP for Fred Jackson is 3.06. We compare that to C.J. Spiller going at 7.04. I sure like Fred Jackson more when he only cost me a 7th round pick. I will be passing on Jackson and his current ADP and wait and snag me Spiller nearly four rounds later. I will take the discounted RB and will be happy getting close or better production from C.J. Spiller.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @David_KOA, Exactly. It might be something that plays out over the course of the season but I do think it will end up being Spiller by the time the season is done.

  2. David_KOA says:
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    @Sky,
    Another interesting early ADP is of the Pats backfield. Right now it sits with Stevan Ridley going at 7.03 & Shane Vereen going at 13.08 With BB history of Crulness to fake football owners, Ridleys fumbling issues & Vereen being drafted a round earlier in real football. I’m going to past on Ridley and take my shot with Vareen much later in the draft.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      With Addai in the mix, I’m going to be fairly hands off with NE RBs personally

      • David_KOA says:
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        @Sky, I wonder if Addai will even make the opening week roster? Woodhead has the 3rd down work. He can contribute when it comes to pass blocking but what else does he bring? As usual the Pats backfield is a mess and has hands off written all over it. That being said if I had to take a shot with any of them it would be with the guy who will cost me close to nothing. Low risk pick that could turn a nice profit in return.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Given NEs use of Faulk over the years, he’ll be enough of an irritant to make me completely avoid their backfield

  3. David_KOA says:
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    @Sky,
    Speaking of RB situations that have caution tape reading “proceed at your own risk”. The Washington Redskins backfield. Tim Hightower is back with the Redskins

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Just when I thought I couldn’t hate Shanahan any more than I do…Helu should be the starter there. Whether he is is only going to be found out in the twisted mind of Mike.

      • David_KOA says:
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        @Sky,
        Before this move by the Redskins, I was having a hard time getting behind drafting Helu. A large chunck of that had to do with the coach Mike Shanahan & his RB Shanaigans! This move is making me already put a big fat permanent ink marker to his name at his current ADP of 4.10 It will be interesting to monitor the ADP of both backs in D.C. come this summer. I just read a report from Todd Jones of the Washington Post stating that the Redskins coaches value Hightower more than any of the other backs. I would imagine Helu ADP will take a hit(to what extent I don’t know?) and THT will see a huge jump(being he has no ADP). I have a feeling unlike the Patriots RB mess none of these will be sitting in my que box late enough for me to justify drafting.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I most likely won’t be doing any drafting of them myself, sadly. Really like Helu but like you said, can’t fight with evil Mike; I’m with you in avoiding the whole mess.

  4. trevor says:
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    According to Dr Joel Wallach 10,000 IU vitamin C a day is the cure to cancer. We could all use some Vitamin C

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @trevor, See? I try and anger the internet for health reasons.

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