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.