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The NFL Draft is many different things for many different teams.  For teams like the Jaguars, it’s a time to regroup and rebuild towards the future.  For others like the 49ers, it’s a time for the rich to get richer.  For teams like the Cowboys, it’s a time to make confusing picks and further alienate their fanbase.  How ’bout dem Cowboys?  You ever wonder if Jerry Jones just likes playing with his money but pretends he really cares?  Like he goes to restaurants and orders Peking Duck then gives them $100 bills to wrap his leftovers up in then takes it outside and sets it on fire for no apparent reason?  Then later announces he doesn’t understand why his leftovers tasted bad?  Yeah, me too.  But I start with this intro so that we can discuss the Seattle Seahawks and their drafting of Christine Michael.  Now clearly anything and everything I say is pure speculation here.  I have no insider information nor do I have Spidey senses, though my left arm is tingling.  Signs of a possible heart attack.  Thanks, WebMD!  Though more than likely it’s because I passed out while reaching into a cooler full of dry ice.  Yeah, that’s not possible without more serious issues but this is the internet and we lie about shizz all the time.  But more to the point, Marshawn Lynch has carried a large load over the last couple of years…hehe, ‘load’.  For reals, since 2011 Lynch has touched the ball 651 times.  Sure, that’s not a 400 carry pace which always raises the warning flag but you have to consider the running style here.  Lynch isn’t exactly someone you’d call a ‘dancer’ in the hole.  They don’t call him Beast Mode for nothing as he’s not one to back down from contact and that style of running can catch up to you pretty quickly.  When you factor the nagging back injury issues, this 27 year old running back might be closer to a 30 year old one in terms of tread on the tires.  Factor in rumors of a cut after this season to save some money and things get even more dicey.  Of course and again, this is all pure speculation but it IS odd that the Seahawks would draft a running back of a similar build and style to Marshawn so high in the draft when the team had other spots that many thought would be addressed.  Overall, this draft pick could resonate louder after this season but it’s also a sign that the Seahawks do not see Turbin as anything more than a change of pace back and that Christine Michael is the back to own if you are looking to handcuff Lynch for the 2013 Fantasy Football season…oooooooh, I’m not done yet.  We’re working on a Razzball Football Glossary Term page like the Fantasy Baseball side has and we want to steal praise your glorious minds by putting your definitions in for some much needed fantasy football funny for terms.  We’re totally FUBU around here.  So below are some topics of discussion and you’re free to throw ideas out there on other ones as well.  We don’t discriminate but we do playa hate.  Wait, what?  Anyways, your input is needed, Razzball Nation, so put on your thinking caps – mine looks like an upside down ice cream cone – and tickle our fancy with your input….oh, a secondary psyching?  Yep!  We did an off-season podcast last week if you didn’t know and we covered the 2013 NFL Draft and some of the off season moves.  We recorded it around a drum circle while @NickCapozzi and @jaywrong did interpretive dance about their affections for Jennifer Lawrence.  It was haunting…but for reals, help us out below, we’d greatly appreciate it and love you forever or at least until we forget you were the one that helped us.

– A term for a QB whose fantasy impact is strictly about his running ability.  We’re not talking RGIII here, we’re talking Jake Locker, Tim Tebow and Terrelle Pryor.  You know, guys that you’d never want on your favorite football team but would draft for fantasy football.

– A wide receiver who does everything right.  He runs great routes, has great speed and is explosive in the open field but just can’t seem to catch the damn ball.

– When you have the far superior team and the team who starts Mark Sanchez and the 4th running back option from the Saints beats you while SeaBass scores 20 fantasy points.  You know what week I’m talking about.  It’s embarrassing.

– When a random player goes off one week only to fall back into fantasy obscurity the next week.  I can’t think of one because their moment in the sun was so brief but you know who I’m talking about.

– Elite QBs who win a Super Bowl and get drafted too high in fantasy football the next year because of it.  You know who I’m talking about.  Eli Manning and Joe Flacco, I’m looking at you.

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  1. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Sky what’s up!!! I loved what you said about the Jets are Jersey’s team. Im from Jersey and I know where your coming from. Also Iloved what you said about Ivory. I had him for A game or 2 on my Fantasy team last year and I didn’t know much about him. Is he really A good pickup for the Jets cause I’ve been so pissed that we didn’t have a quality RB. Without one killed our team cause we were always forced to throw and Sanchez couldn’t handle that. Now we got 2 new guards to add on to the help on the line for thr RB n QB. How do you feel about Geno Smith?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Well all this stuff after the fact about Geno has kinda made me leery. Sounds like he’s talented but has some personality issues. If he can clean that up, he’s a good pick but I have my doubts.

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Yeah I hear ya! Did you see that interview where they showed him the NY post and it said something like Broadway Geno or some Ish like that?? He was a dick!! Also I heard all the good things about him but when I heard he can’t play in cold weather for shit, I was pissed cause we’re a cold weather team. And I heard he don’t that much of an arm. What the F!! We never have a QB that has a cannon since Testeverde… LOL

        • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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          @Frank Lynch: Smith has a very good arm. He played one bad game in snow and now suddenly he cannot play in cold weather? LOL. That game, by the way, was a bowl game and we know bowl games are very tricky.Half the teams do not have great motivation to play well in those games.

          Smith will not fail with the Jets due to a lack of ability. Ability-wise only Vinny Testaverde and Joe Namath were better skilled QBs in Jets history. If Smith fails with the Jets it will be because Rex Ryan handled him poorly and/or Smith allowed outside distractions (media, fans) to bother him immensely.

          I am a West Virginia fan and saw most of his games. I always tell it like it is with my teams. I rip the Mets quite a bit in the baseball section. I knew Pat White would not be good in the NFL. I hated when the Jets drafted Anthony Becht. I was happy when the Saints drafted Marc Bulger (Saints are my NFC team).

          As a WVU fan (and ex student; was there briefly; I got my degree at Seton Hall), I am obligated to hate Pitt. Yet, my all time favorite player is from Pitt (Curtis Martin). Man was I pissed when NE drafted him. I knew he would be real good. I am also a big fan of Darrelle Revis, Larry Fitzgerald and Mike Ditka (he retired as a player before I was born, but I liked him as a coach and now as a TV guy). Fitzgerald, even though he played for the hated Panthers, remains to this day the only college player I ever paid to see play in person (at Rutgers in 2004).

          Long story short, just because Smith played for my beloved Mountaineers does not mean I drink the blue and gold Kool Aid. If I thought he would suck in the NFL, I would say it. Conversely, if someone from the hated Pitt Panthers joins the Jets and I think the player is good, I will be a huge fan from day one (this is what happened the moment the Jets drafted Revis; that sumbitch wrecked a game vs WVU with a punt return so I had reason to dislike him on the college level).

          • Frank Lynch says:
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            Hey buddy!! So yeah those are good points and I agree.. My wife went to WVU too! She did her last semester at Rutgers but she’s a huge West Virginia Fan too.. What years did you go???

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Sanchez’s arm strength actually isn’t that bad…but of course, that’s not the problem with him. I think QBs can work through issues if they have the right mindset. Don’t think we can say that about Geno. What can you say, though, this is the same team that traded for Tebow…

          • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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            @Sky: I heard Smith interviewed several times in college and a couple times since the draft. I never heard anything shaky from him. All the crap I have heard about him is opinions from other people. At this time, I am not willing to buy into the idea that Smith is a sourpuss or jerk.

            Sanchez, on the other hand, has always sounded like a tool. I can’t stomach his California cool. Not going to get into it tonight because I am posting from a phone, but if you want to see a Mark Sanchez rant, I will copy and paste stuff from emails of last fall. Sanchez press conference after losses last season were amazing.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Yeah, I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt but I think it’s fair to say, you don’t get this big of an oak tree without a seed. Firing the agent for no good visible reason and then threatening not to come to the draft on day two? Sorry, those are warning flags of someone who thinks they’re better than who they are and it also sounds like he didn’t do his part to deserve a first round pick. You can write it off as gossip but if there are scouts questioning his maturity – you can say alleged but we know he didn’t go in the first round so there’s gotta be a reason – that’s a pretty big warning flag.

              Trust me when I say I’m not rooting for Sanchez here but it sounds like maturity is an issue with Geno. It’s up to him to prove it’s not at this point.

              • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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                @Sky: I have to admit there is smoke and when there is smoke there is fire. It is funny that this sort of stuff was not said about him last year. At least I never heard about it. All the negativity started in 2013.

                • Sky

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                  Oh sure. Trust me when I say I don’t buy things 100% but just looking at what has happened since the draft and where he went vs where he expected to, ya gotta start wondering why. I hope for the best…I wanna have an awesome year with Chris Ivory as my RB2 in 2013!

                  • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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                    @Sky: I took over an 0-10 team in a free keeper league last year. I fixed it and made it finish 2-1 (the loss was a win before Wednesday stat corrections; aww shucks).

                    As soon as I got into the league I made it a point to add Ivory off the scrap heap. He will be one of my six keepers.

                    I also instantly added David off the scrap heap. The league was setup for one starter at DE, DT, LB, S and CB. Kind of weird but whatever. I inherited Bowman but I like David more.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Nice about Ivory; I really think he’s gonna have a great year. I’m still out of the IDP loop but will be fixing that this year. Baby steps…

              • Frank Lynch says:
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                Yeah but he had good reasonas to drop his agents. I read a good column about it and It says everyone that talks about him in the NFL says he’s good but his problem is that He doesn’t know the things that he doesn’t know and the agents are the people that should be telling him those things that he doesn’t know everything. The column also said that his big first step to maturity is firing those agents and telling himself ” you know what, I realize that I don’t know everything and I need to learn everything that I don’t know.” That’s a big step

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Well in saying that, we’re discussing his lack of maturity so…we’re still in the same boat. Time will tell but if any of those rumors are true – like fiddling with your cellphone when meeting with teams – well…let’s just say if you need an agent to tell you not to do that you’ve already got problems.

                  • Frank Lynch says:
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                    for the Ivory statement.. Is he really an Elite RB or is he average.. not this year, All together? Also is he fast and cuts it up or is he more of a bigger guy?

                    • Frank Lynch says:
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                      Hey I just got a trade proposal in baseball, of course… Can u check it out real quick?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Yep, I hit you up.

  2. Brewtown says:
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    For a player that shines bright one week only to disappear, I’d say they did the Icarus Shuffle.

    Quick dynasty trade question, .5 point per rec. Which side do you like?
    Forte, Harvin, pick 1.04 in rookie draft vs.
    Spiller, L. Fitzgerald, pick 1.10

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hrm, I’d need that one explained a bit. Might be too obscure but thanks for the suggestion!

      I’d want the Spiller side there.

      • emceeperiod says:
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        @Sky: Just to explain Brewtown’s comment…Icarus flew to close to the sun trying to be a god and his wings melted and he plummeted to the ground. And Icky Woods did a famous TD dance called the Icky Shuffle, thus, the Icarus Shuffle.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ah, yeah I got Icarus there but now I get it; sounds like it’s still too obscure unfortunately.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: @Sky: boils down to a hubris dance. Anybody watching football in late 80’s early 90’s knows about icky shuffle. Bengals RB touchdown dance.

  3. Murph says:
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    Not only did they draft Micheal early but dafted another power runner late in Spencer Ware so I agree with the Seahawks looking to the future. They can say quite a bit of money by cutting lymch at the end of the 14 season as well. Was lucky to enough to get Lynch and Micheal in my 16 team dynasty start up.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nice…yeah, it’s a business. As a Seahawks fan, I really do appreciate what he’s done but it’s pretty clear what the trend is in the PNW.

  4. Tehol Beddict says:
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    I love all the hawks fans. We are the new ” americas team”. Yea lynch will be finished aftwr 14 season anyway I believe.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Such a weird thing. As a fan since the late 80’s early 90’s – and yes I feel like a hipster for stating that – I still remember the insulting Sports Illustrated cover that came out in December of 2005. We weren’t talked about at all that year and then all of the sudden we’re like 11-3. What does SI do? Not ‘Take A Look At This Team’ or something along those lines. No, it’s a cover with Shaun Alexander with the header ‘Who Are These Guys?’. Now everyone is talking about us and it’s not even June. Weird world, my man. Weird world.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: i won fantasy super bowl in a year where i wouldn’t have even gotten out of the 2nd round due to brees having terrible week because the SEA def (which i drafted like 14 def off the board, knew they’d be top 7 for sure) played ARI and got like 2 DEF TD’s, 8 turnover shutout with like 137 yards allowed. It was sick.
        the way our league has def/sp pts so high at times, it’s big to find that sleeper DEF that isn’t going high in drafts but will be a top 5 or so fantasy def. In the previous year it was SF and I got them late too. This year i don’t know who yet, anybody got any ideas?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Right now I’m thinking Browns and Buccs have a chance to be that. Browns weren’t that bad last year, hurt more by that conservative offense than anything. If Revis is back to his usual and that line keeps stuffing the run, they’ve got a chance.

  5. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Random player who does good for one week and then goes back to irrelevancy- a Frisman.

    (Frisman Jackson had a great Week 1 performance in 2005.)

  6. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    was loving the commercials on the baseball side, always makes me think of the ones you never forget, this one I only saw once, but have never forgotten it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewgFww56WWk

    I feel like I got a homework assignment with the Glossary terms assignment you passed out to the 12 readers following the razzball offseason football content. I did pimp you out to three dads on Friday night when I had to work bingo for my daughters school.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hahaha, that’s awesome. And I’ve never heard of Outpost.com.

      Thanks for the pimping! Yeah, Razzball Football will grow with time. And you do have homework and yes I will still vet things with Rudy so you have that barrier left to contend with. Chop chop!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: you have to first make it hard enough by asking us to be original and something that is not too obscure. Then you tell us that Rudy is the final verdict. It’s like you’re asking us to hit a homer off Chapman…..blindfolded!

        It’s an old super bowl commercial that ran once, it was a long time ago.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          And with a whiffle ball bat while you’re at it just to up the stakes.

          Yeah it was good; was that before the dot com bubble burst? Would explain why I can’t recognize the company.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky: yup, pre burst, when all the dot coms threw crazy money at the super bowl.

            This is a lot of pressure to “be somebody”!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I promise you’ll get there, Navin!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Sky: I keep coming back for the encouragement.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He’s gotten a little pudgy in the off-season…but that hasn’t affected his game! She’s so hot…right? Is this the Emperor’s New Clothes? Why can’t I see her?!?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: My mind is so out of football mode that I can’t think of anything….I might have to get drunk and play some maddon to get my brain right

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’m totally Bo Jackson right now. Keeping my football mind limber in the off-season while keeping up with the current baseball season. Getting drunk is a good idea. Alcohol is the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky: I’m driving….make it a double

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Are you Justin Blackmon’s DD?

  7. MT Moose Jockey says:
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    When your superior team gets beat by Sanchez and crew? You’ve either been “Butt Fumbled” or “Dirty-Sanchezed”…

    When a random player goes off one week, surges up the waiver wire only to lapse into obscurity? You’ve been Kevin Ogletreed…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hrm, not feeling it too big on those. I’ll have to vet it with Rudy. Thanks though!

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