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Tag:Darren McFadden
Posted on: December 14, 2010 10:40 pm
 

It only took 2 years......

First off, before I do anything else, I want to apologize for my last blog entry. I was a little too excited, and I made myself look like a fool, and a jerk.

Okay, with that out of the way, let's get on to the entry.

Darren McFadden is closing in on 1,000 yards. Seriously. He is seven yards away from doing something he hasn't done since college, which was a couple years ago. For those of you who knew that this was going to happen, congrats. But after not even reaching 500 yards his first two years, I had pretty much given up on the first-round pick out of Arkansas. Now I'm considering getting him in the second round of my fantasy draft next year.

I found a lot of people (especially Raider fans) booing the signing of Jason Campbell. I didn't like it either. I didn't think Campbell was a good fit for the Raiders. But maybe having two decent QB's who get injured all the time and switch starting spots was just what the doctor ordered for McFadden (or maybe it was not getting injured, either way). And Oakland too for that matter. The Raiders are 3 games out of the wild-card. For fans of teams like the Patriots, Packers (me), Steelers, Giants, and Falcons, that might not be a big deal. But if the Raiders finish the season at .500, I'm sure Raider fans will be partying and getting drunk before you can say alcohol.

Whats that? I wrote too much about the Raiders? Anyways, back to McFadden. Some numbers for you. McFadden has 993 rushing yards as of right now. That is more than in his first two seasons combined. Also, McFadden's 7 total rushing touchdowns are more than in his first two years combined. Also, this is the first year in McFadden's NFL career that he has a receiving TD (he has 3). And get this. McFadden's 1400 yards from scrimmage are 4th in the league. 4th! And his 10 total TD's are 9th in the league. That has to be a good christmas present for the Raiders, McFadden, and McFadden's family.

So will the Raiders win out and the Jets and Ravens lose out? Will McFadden reach 1500 yards from scrimmage. Would cheese be better boiled? Stay tuned.......

UUUUUHHHHH! Cheese does not taste better boiled.......

Category: NFL
Posted on: March 22, 2010 1:26 am
 

NFL Draft Thoughts

With the draft coming up in a month, this is the time for me to answer some questions and thoughts about the draft.  The Tim Tebow situation, who do the Rams pick, and more.  So just sit back (grab a beer) and hopefully enjoy the show (no refunds!).

The Tim Tebow Situation: As most football fans know, Tim Tebow's combine performance was less than stellar.  All of his college seccess and he is finally learning, it means nothing in the NFL.  People have him going in the fourth, fifth round.  Honestly, I don't think we need to be that harsh.  Lots of teams are using the Wildcat at least once every game.  The Wildcat comes from the shotgun, something Tebow excels at.  With the Wildcat era coming, teams need mobility now at the QB position.  Plus, he improved his throwing motion and release.  I see Tebow going in the late second round, early third round.

Story Time: Remember when Kerry Collins was on the Raiders?? Good times back then.  Now the Raiders are playing like barf and have been drafting even worse.  Here is a timeline of the Raiders draft picks. 2007: Not much explaining here, just the fact they drafted Russell, arguably the biggest joke in the NFL. 2008: They go for a running back this year.  Who do they pick??? Darren McFadden, who has so far only proved himself as a 3.0 yards per carry rusher who gets injured a lot. 2009: Another attempt at improving the offense, they pick Darius Hey-ward Bey, mostly known for his speed.  Around 10 catches and he played all 16 games.  That is just sad. Storytime over.

Teams that could make a playoff run without a good draft

 

  1. New England
  2. New Orleans
  3. Indianapolis
  4. Dallas
Teams that need a good draft to make a playoff run

 

 

  1. Green Bay
  2. San Diego
  3. New York Jets
  4. New York Giants
  5. Phillidelphea 
  6. Arizona
  7. Denver
Teams that if the draft goes bad, they could be in the cellar.

 

 

  1. Kansas City (right now I have Oakland in the cellar)
  2. Chicago
  3. San Fran
  4. Miami
  5. Jaguars
Teams that will be in the cellar, no matter how the draft goes

 

 

  1. Cleveland
  2. Washington
The Final Word: Who will St. Louis go with in the draft? St. Louis has the top pick this draft, so what will they do.  Lots of people think they will go for a QB, but others think they will try to improve their defense.  Still, even other people think they will go with a offensive lineman, or a receiver.  The final word today is, who do you think St. Louis will draft?

 

 
 
 
 
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