Alright, it’s time to do your best Home Alone impression everyone so go grab your dad or your grandad’s aftershave and slap it on. Even though it’s early, the New York Jets are stating that Mike Goodson is the favorite to be the starting running back for them in 2013. And now here’s where you do your best Joe Pesci impersonation as that news sets your head on fire. But watch your language there, this post is rated PG! Ok, it’s not I’m just sh!ttin ya, curse away. There needs to be an R-rated version of Home Alone just to hear Pesci drop the F-bomb. Isn’t it odd looking back over his career to see all these foul-mouthed gangsters and then to have some kid beat the living crud out of him and only to hear him say ‘shoot’ and ‘gee willickers’? Maybe he just hadn’t had his Snickers on set, we know how people aren’t themselves when they’re hungry. But more to the point, something tells me Pesci and his cronies would like this move by the Jets. Yes, in my world all American-Italians love Gang Green. Heck, even Grey Albright does and he doesn’t know a damn thing about football. Why is the baseball shaped like a cartoon eyeball and why are people catching the pitchers throws and calling them touchdowns? That’s fantasy baseball Grey trying to understand this side of the site. Speaking of fantasy baseball, if you’re a follower/player I have been writing on that side as well so you can get your fill of me in two sports, not just one. Oh and we have a very good fantasy baseball side. Ok, enough of this, we’re here to talk football!
With the Jets declaring Goodson the starter, it looks like Bilal Powell will be the back-up to start the season. Bilal had a solid yet unspectacular season as the backup to Shonn Greene last year and it looks like he’ll get a chance to reprise being blah-tastic in 2013. Of course, it’s the New York Jest we’re talking about here – that was not a typo – and no one had a great season so don’t hold that against him or Goodson when draft day rolls around. In fact, this could very well be a breakout year for a career back up of backups. You see, Goodson has but 160 carries in his 4 year NFL career so we don’t know how well he’ll hold up to 15-18 touches a game at 6 foot, 210 pounds. What we DO know, is that Mike Goodson is an elusive back and could be the answer for a Jets offensive that needs explosiveness at the skill positions badly. Right now, I wouldn’t go gaga for Goodson, lady or not, but I will definitely have him penciled in as a later target amongst running backs this season. View him as a flex type thing who could turn into a Sex Type Thing for you. In other 2013 fantasy football news…
Brady Quinn - Took over the back-up position in Seattle vacated by Matt Flynn from an earlier trade to the Raiders as he and Colt McCoy plan to compete for worst QB backup in the NFC West. Hopefully neither team gets to find out who ‘wins’ that in 2013.
Emmanuel Sanders - Signed an offer sheet on a one year, $2.5 mill deal with the Pats on Wednesday as the Pats also resigned Julian Edelman. I told you I liked Sanders year with my Emmanuel Sanders Fantasy Sleeper post. That doesn’t change this season if he signs with the Pats or with the Steelers, especially with Wallace no longer in Pittsburgh. What can I say, I’m set in my ways. Now get your elbows off the table!
Richard Sherman - Quoted by The Vancouver Sun that “about half the league takes [Adderall] and the league has to allow it.” He clarified in a statement on Thursday that not half but many were on it. When questioned further, he started fixing his jacket buttons and then said ‘ooooh look, a squirrel!’ and left.
Rashad Jennings – Signed with the Raiders to back up forever injured Limp DMC. BTW, don’t know if you’ve been keeping up with the news but Darren has said he’s excited for the 2013 season to start. That’s never been a problem, Darren, it’s that you don’t finish them!