Baron von Brett Aloysius Bannister Joaquin Favre the Third held court and found the Vikings worthy of his Hall of Fame interceptions. When asked to comment, that crazy Vikings’ super fan said, “Favrgrrr . . . rghhh,” and then ate a puppy. Favre’s aged arm gave out on him last season and his numbers gave out as well. As I’ve written before, I am a fan of Sage “Brush” Rosenfels “TX,” but he’s out and Favor is in. This should help most of the fantasy prospects of the Vikings, at least until Brett’s arm flops off his torso and shimmies down a Metrodome drainage pipe. He is worthy of a backup QB position, but don’t get all sentimental and start him against any defense that can catch the ball. Here are a few other doo-dads and what not I ran into:
Matt Cassel: Things have been going downhill for Cassel in the sky ever since his poor display in the first preseason game. He’s been fumbling and getting picked in practice like he’s Andrew Walters’ half brother. Unless he gets in synch very soon his backup with upside status won’t stick.
JaMarcus Russell: In a scrimmage with the 49ers the Raiders passing attack was abysmal, dismal, and outright schmamismal. You weren’t going to draft this schmo, but he could hurt McFadden if he can’t complete at least one pass to his own team.
Steve Smith (NYG): He had a minor knee thingamatweakjury and was back and looking sound at practice. This minor news item is a reason for me to tell you we believe Steve Smith with the ever present parenthetical NYG after his name should have a good third year. The parenthetical Giant will get plenty of looks throughout the season and should end up with 70-80 receptions.
Chris Wells: He hurt himself again. At some point he’ll have to stay on the field to run and catch and block, all that stuff that looks like playing football. His stock is falling quickly which might be good for anyone who wants to draft him. If, and that’s a TO’s ego sized if, if he can stay healthy he will win the job from Hightower.
Brandon Marshall: The situation in the Rockies is getting tense and in that thin air, that just leads to headaches, and that is what Marshall is right now, a huge headache, Mount Headache to be exact. He isn’t engaged in practice because he doesn’t know the playbook, he doesn’t “trust” the Broncos’ organization because they said he was a doo doo head behind his back, and he had his agent reiterate that he wanted out of Denver. This all plays into my theory that neck beards are repulsive, and that Eddie Royal will have 100 receptions and be moved up in my projections.
Leon Washington: The Jets upped their offer to Washington to 5 million a year. This would be 4 million more than Thomas (I led the AFC in rushing!) Jones will make this year. Peter King is saying Washington could get close to 300 touches and there is more speculation that rookie Shonn (yeah, that’s how I spell it) Greene could get goalline carries. This all adds up to a lot of bluh and maybe some meh.
Davone Bess: He continues to look good in training camp according to all accounts. There is a very good chance he will start in week one and is worth a flier or a flyer depending on how anal you are.
Walter Jones: He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery yesterday. There is no timetable for his return, but I think he’ll need a time capsule to return to his usual dominant self after yet another surgery. Downgrade the Seahawks’ offense and upgrade Matt Hasselbeck’s chances of being rushed to the hospital.