Top NFL players – week 2

As much as I hate him, it looks like Tom Brady has done it again with the top quarterback performance of the week. Wes Welker and those new tight ends on the Patriots sure must be happy. Chad Ochocinco? Uhh, sure. Maybe he’ll make the playoffs.

This week’s top performances keeps the surprises rolling in, with some unexpected QB appearances and a couple of wide receivers whom I’ve never even heard of.

Let’s start this off with the top QBs of week 2:  Continue reading “Top NFL players – week 2” Top NFL players – week …

Raiders Pay for Pryor

After seeing Jason Campbell get beat up by the 49ers yesterday, who can blame the Raiders on grabbing Terrelle Pryor with a 3rd round pick? I mean, this isn’t exactly a wasted JaMarcus Russell pick, having wasted a first overall pick several years ago. At least they didn’t take Cam Newton.

Pryor had a record of 31-4 as a starter at Ohio State that started in his freshman year. He has played in many a big game and there was never a moment too big for him. If you look down the Raiders roster, you can see that they did a good job of selecting players that came from winning programs. That has to be a big part of why the Raiders were able to break the losing record streak in 2010. Pryor would just add to the young team the Raiders have that are used to winning from their college days.

Given the shaky Raiders system, it’s possible to see Pryor starting by the end of the season, and although he was projected to be used with a 4th or 5th round pick, a starting QB from your 3rd pick is a bonus any way you look at it.

The 2012 Suck for Luck sweepstakes! And the contestants are…

Ever since Andrew Luck backed out on his first-overall pick for the 2011 NFL season, we are now wondering how, and more specifically where, he is going to place next year. Maybe he just didn’t want to end up on the Panthers, as Cam Newton did instead?

Luck already has a storied college career with a list of accomplishments too long to list, although some highlights include being the runner-up for the 2010 Heisman Trophy and being named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year. Some scouts have been calling him, “The best prospect they’ve ever scouted,” and he has been drawing comparisons to former #1 overall pick Peyton Manning. Whoever finishes with the worst record in the upcoming NFL season will have the opportunity to draft Luck, and here are some of my predictions.  Continue reading “The 2012 Suck for Luck sweepstakes! And the contestants are…” The 2012 Suck for Luck sw…