Josh McDaniels made his bed and had to sleep with Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn, but had trouble with Tebow’s chastity belt and Quinn was too hopped up on Vodka and Red Bull to perform. There are some rumblings that McDaniels defrocking means Tim Tebow will get the nod next week which makes absolutely no sense to me. Whoever coaches next season will have to evaluate Tebow on his own terms, so they might as well play their best option at quarterback for the rest of the season. As long as Orton is quarterbacking I feel ok about their offensive players (even though he sucked goat gonads last week). If Tebow is in there, God help us all.
Chris Ivory: Sean Payton said he didn’t want to decrease Ivory’s touches going forward. Can we believe him? Will he call for an onside kick at halftime? He might, but things are looking good for Ivory.
Javarris James: It doesn’t look like Joseph Addai will be able to go for Thursday night’s game against the Titans and last week was a bit of a three-headed running back monster with Hart, Brown, and James, but James did get the short yardage carries and had more overall looks than the other guys. If you are going to play a Colt running back it should be James.
Austin Collie: He is still limited in practice and since they have a short week there is a chance he’ll be out again. Blair White would again have some value, especially if Manning doesn’t throw it towards Wayne 20 times.
Alex Smith: He has been named the starting quarterback. This isn’t huge news. Troy Smith brought a different set of skills, but also a different set of ills. I think they are pretty even as far as how the effect the offensive players, but I could see Brian Westbrook getting more receptions since Alex is a check downer.
Kenny Britt: The injury report was Britt-less this week, but I would shy away from him at least for this week, but he should be back on track next week.
Todd Heap: He’s paddling upstream in the same injury boat as Big Mike Williams. Save yourselves.
Legedu Naanee: He is doubtful for next week. Grab the Seyi Kid unless VJax returns for this week.
Ryan Torain: He should practice this week, which means you really can’t start any Redskin running back even though they have a nice matchup against Tampa Bay.
Owen Daniels: OD has been out a month, but should practice all week and if he doesn’t have a setback he’s worth grabbing in this tight end buyers market.
Ryan Mathews: He didn’t play at all last week. Norv Turner says it is because they got down quickly and Tolbert knows the pass protections better. I don’t see Mathews gaining Turner’s trust anytime soon. Tolbert is the guy to own. Mathews ain’t.