I’ve completely changed course on Jon Gruden this summer. I am %110 percent in on this guy and rooting for his success. Dealing with the egos of divas is part of the job description, but the Antonio Brown drama took that job description to a new level. And what did Gruden do? He handled everything like the a pro. It didn’t just start with Antonio, as soon as I saw the “Nightmares” speech, I was hooked on every word this guy says. Knock on wood if you’re with me. Gruden’s imperfections make him perfect. That’s what made it so fun to see the Raiders beat the Broncos into the ground on Monday night. Rooting for Gruden kept me up into early Tuesday morning and I couldn’t have cared less about my 5:30 a.m alarm. Well, in the interest of complete transparency, I was still trying to pull off a fantasy win against Emmanuel Sanders and ended up losing that match on the 1-yard touchdown catch in garbage time.
The loss to the Emmanuel Sanders owner aside, I had a very solid week. Overcoming Jameis Winston and a WR1 absence is quite the feat going into week 2 where I feel one week smarter than I was last Wednesday. Overcoming week 1 losses is of the utmost importance to NFL teams as well. So let’s not get crazy with overreactions from the week 1 games. Just remember that the most common record in the league will probably be 1-1 after this week (who knows if that’s actually true, I just made it up). Teams like the Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are due for some things to go right for them on the offensive side of the ball. In some cases we got a glimpse of how some players’ seasons will go, but we are nowhere near the full picture of the potential for some of the struggling offenses Let’s get to the rankings for week 2.