There was some more preseason football to be played this past Saturday, including news that Philip Rivers will be having at least eight more children in the San Diego area spread out over the next four years. That is, of course, based on his average of having five kids per month, but I should note that my math has a history of being a tad off. But, hey, remember when he was getting traded to the Titans for sure? While the signing itself is, well, a good sign for the Chargers on the field, I’m not sure if this has any bearing on impending the stadium situation that is falling wayside, straight into the dumpster (and I mean the actual deal, not them moving to Carson, which I know can be confusing as both are pretty much dumpster fires) Other than that, we had the debut of Jameis Winston, some quality trolling by Chip Kelly on which quarterback is starting in Week 1, and other football happenings. So let’s get started…
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Sam Bradford QB, PHI – There’s a lot of roster drama going on at the quarterback position for the Eagles… but really, this is nothing new, and has been finely tuned since the days of Donovan McNabb and Andy Reid. Obviously Chip Kelly has no problem starting Mark Sanchez Week 1, but Chip Kelly would probably have no problem starting me Week 1, just all part of the innovation process. Honestly though, it just comes down to health. I don’t think it’s any question that Sam Bradford is your Week 1 starter if he’s healthy, but that’s your big if at this point. We’ll just have to monitor this and see where it goes.
Jameis Winston QB, TB – He completed 9 passes out of 19 attempts for 131 yards and an interception. I would say his debut was a bit lackluster, but he had a nice looking 40-yard throw to Vincent Jackson five plays into the game. To be fair, the Buc’s offensive line looked atrocious and lost their RT, Demar Dotson to a year-ending knee injury, so it’ll be interesting to see how he rebounds the next game. Maybe it’ll involve crab legs…
Nelson Agholor WR, PHI – Caught three passes for 57 yards and touchdown. His first (unofficial) game as a pro was iffy at best. He had a nice 30+ yard touchdown, but had a few drops. To be fair, they seemed uncharacteristic (he’s never had drop issues before), and honestly, I’d be more prepared to catch high school girls than footballs if Mark Sanchez is throwing to me.
Tyler Lockett WR, SEA – Lockett earned some fine praise from Pete Carroll, probable cementing nothing really nothing concrete. Construction metaphors people. Honestly, I’m still waiting for some kind of wide receiver to become fantasy viable out of this group, but there’s just nothing there right now.
Robert Griffin III QB, WAS – Don’t read too much into his mediocre stats (4-for-8, 60 yards), as Pierre Garcon dropped what would have been a for sure 60-yard touchdown. That being said, he’s still on schedule for his Week 4 time table of tearing his ACL, and I don’t see anything here that would stop him from achieving his season goal.
Robert Herron WR, TB – While I’m not big on preseason stats, I find it interesting that Herron led all Buc’s receivers with 44 snaps. I also find it interesting that the Buc’s offense was able to produce 44 snaps.
Breshad Perriman WR, BAL – I’m getting a bit worried from what appears to be a “strained tendon” in Perriman’s knee. The Ravens remain optimistic that he’ll be able to play in a preseason game at this point, but in NFL lingo, that means he’ll be out for two months. OR he’ll start next week.
Cordarrelle Patterson WR, MIN – He caught two passes for 29 yards, doubling the production he put up in all of last season’s games. Alright, you got me there. He was close to doubling the production he put up in all of last season’s games.
Charles Sims RB, TB – Just had two rushes for 11 yards, but the real story is that Doug Martin and Bobby Rainey all got reps with the first team, telegraphing that this could be a true three-headed rotation. In Greek lore, the three-headed rotation beast was a scary half-lamb, half-dragon monstrosity that destroyed all the hopes and dreams of men that needed top tier running backs on their fantasy squads. Totally true.
Andre Ellington RB, ARI – Looked good after recovering from a strained hamstring in training camp. Then again, I feel like Ellington is in perpetual recovery of a hamstring injury since the beginning of time. Which was 20 billion years ago if you were counting. Listen, if there was such a thing as a 20 billion year hamstring strain, Ellington would have it, trust me. Him and Danny Amendola.