Tag:NFL
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:27 am
 

User Mock Draft - 3

Every year during the preseason I take part in mock drafts with users. I post on Twitter @jameyeisenberg the day I will be doing the mock draft, and then I let you know the draft room location on my Facebook page at Jamey Eisenberg, CBSSports.com. If you would like to draft with me, follow me on those two sites.

What I like to do is draft with you guys and talk about different players and see your strategies. It's a fun exercise for me, and I hope you enjoy it as well.

For this mock draft, we did a 12-team league with a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and Flex (RB/WR) with five reserve spots. I drafted at No. 5 overall, and my strategy was to take Chris Johnson and build my team that way. But that got thrown off when Jamaal Charles fell to me at No. 5. It then got even better when Michael Vick was there in Round 2. I'm thrilled with my running backs with Charles, Mark Ingram, DeAngelo Williams and Javon Ringer, but I had to reach a little at wide receiver after Reggie Wayne with Chad Ochocinco, Pierre Garcon, Lee Evans and Nate Burleson. And since wide receiver was a little weak, I went early on tight end in Jermichael Finley.

I encourage you to comment on each team below and also vote on who you think has the best team. And stay tuned to my Twitter and Facebook pages for when we will draft again.

Jamey Eisenberg

Player Position Round

Michael Vick QB 2
Jamaal Charles RB 1
Mark Ingram RB 4
Chad Ochocinco WR 7
Reggie Wayne WR 3
Jermichael Finley TE 6
DeAngelo Williams RB-WR 5
Nate Kaeding K 14
Cowboys DST 13
Bench
Mark Sanchez QB 12
Javon Ringer RB 11
Nate Burleson WR 10
Lee Evans WR 9
Pierre Garcon WR 8

Ramin

Player Position Round

Ben Roethlisberger QB 6
Felix Jones RB 5
Adrian Peterson RB 1
Miles Austin WR 2
DeSean Jackson WR 3
Dallas Clark TE 4
Ryan Grant RB-WR 7
Neil Rackers K 9
Packers DST 8
Bench
C.J. Spiller RB 10
Marcedes Lewis TE 14
Davone Bess WR 12
James Jones WR 13
Hines Ward WR 11

Dale

Player Position Round

Peyton Manning QB 3
Shonn Greene RB 4
Chris Johnson RB 2
Calvin Johnson WR 1
Jeremy Maclin WR 5
Rob Gronkowski TE 9
Kenny Britt RB-WR 6
Stephen Gostkowski K 14
Patriots DST 12
Bench
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB 11
Marshawn Lynch RB 7
Isaac Redman RB 13
Jonathan Stewart RB 8
A.J. Green WR 10

Mike

Player Position Round

Josh Freeman QB 7
Jahvid Best RB 4
Matt Forte RB 3
Larry Fitzgerald WR 1
Vincent Jackson WR 2
Jason Witten TE 5
Danny Amendola RB-WR 6
Sebastian Janikowski K 14
Lions DST 13
Bench
Joe Flacco QB 9
Eli Manning QB 8
Jamie Harper RB 11
James Starks RB 10
Deion Branch WR 12

Adam

Player Position Round

Matt Schaub QB 5
Cedric Benson RB 4
Ahmad Bradshaw RB 3
Greg Jennings WR 2
Hakeem Nicks WR 1
Jimmy Graham TE 8
Beanie Wells RB-WR 6
Garrett Hartley K 13
Jets DST 10
Bench
Chad Henne QB 11
Braylon Edwards WR 9
Greg Little WR 12
Lance Moore WR 7
Andre Roberts WR 14

Chris

Player Position Round

Drew Brees QB 2
Arian Foster RB 1
Steven Jackson RB 3
Anquan Boldin WR 4
Wes Welker WR 5
Tony Gonzalez TE 10
Steve Johnson RB-WR 6
Dan Carpenter K 14
Bears DST 12
Bench
Kevin Kolb QB 11
Pierre Thomas RB 8
Mike Tolbert RB 7
Jacoby Jones WR 13
Sidney Rice WR 9

Jordan

Player Position Round

Matthew Stafford QB 6
Rashard Mendenhall RB 2
Ray Rice RB 1
Dez Bryant WR 3
Percy Harvin WR 4
Greg Olsen TE 8
Tim Hightower RB-WR 5
Ryan Longwell K 14
Ravens DST 12
Bench
Jay Cutler QB 11
Brandon Jacobs RB 9
Aaron Hernandez TE 10
Julio Jones WR 7
Denarius Moore WR 13

tommy

Player Position Round

Tom Brady QB 2
BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB 5
LeSean McCoy RB 14
Dwayne Bowe WR 3
Brandon Lloyd WR 6
Antonio Gates TE 4
Antonio Brown RB-WR 8
Mason Crosby K 10
Steelers DST 7
Bench
Matt Cassel QB 12
Jason Snelling RB 13
Danny Woodhead RB 11
Plaxico Burress WR 9
Derrick Mason WR 14

Joe

Player Position Round Drafted

Philip Rivers QB 3
Frank Gore RB 2
Maurice Jones-Drew RB 1
Marques Colston WR 4
Mario Manningham WR 5
Vernon Davis TE 6
Daniel Thomas RB-WR 7
Alex Henery K 14
Saints DST 13
Bench
Michael Bush RB 9
Rashad Jennings RB 10
Jacoby Ford WR 11
Robert Meachem WR 12
Steve Smith WR 8

Tim

Player Position Round

Aaron Rodgers QB 2
Ryan Mathews RB 5
Knowshon Moreno RB 4
Andre Johnson WR 1
Brandon Marshall WR 3
Kellen Winslow TE 8
Reggie Bush RB-WR 6
David Buehler K 14
Giants DST 13
Bench
Kyle Orton QB 11
Darren Sproles RB 10
Arrelious Benn WR 12
Austin Collie WR 7
Mike Sims-Walker WR 9

Les

Player Position Round

Tony Romo QB 5
LeGarrette Blount RB 3
Peyton Hillis RB 4
Mike Wallace WR 2
Roddy White WR 1
Brandon Pettigrew TE 10
Joseph Addai RB-WR 6
Matt Bryant K 14
Eagles DST 11
Bench
Donovan McNabb QB 13
Willis McGahee RB 9
Ricky Williams RB 12
Santana Moss WR 7
Mike Thomas WR 8

Joseph

Player Position Round

Matt Ryan QB 5
Darren McFadden RB 1
Michael Turner RB 2
Santonio Holmes WR 4
Mike Williams WR 3
Owen Daniels TE 7
Fred Jackson RB-WR 6
Josh Brown K 14
Chargers DST 13
Bench
Sam Bradford QB 8
Montario Hardesty RB 12
Ben Tate RB 10
Malcom Floyd WR 9
Johnny Knox WR 11
Category: Fantasy Football
Posted on: August 29, 2011 5:43 pm
Edited on: August 30, 2011 8:21 am
 

User Mock Draft - 2

Every year during the preseason I take part in mock drafts with users. I post on Twitter @jameyeisenberg the day I will be doing the mock draft, and then I let you know the draft room location on my Facebook page at Jamey Eisenberg, CBSSports.com. If you would like to draft with me, follow me on those two sites.

What I like to do is draft with you guys and talk about different players and see your strategies. It's a fun exercise for me, and I hope you enjoy it as well.

For this mock draft, we did a 12-team league with a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and Flex (RB/WR) with five reserve spots. I drafted at No. 12 overall, and my strategy was to take the two best receivers on the board, which I did with Calvin Johnson and Roddy White. I then went heavy on running back with my next four picks in Jahvid Best, Shonn Greene, Tim Hightower and Ryan Mathews, who I consider a steal in Round 6. You can see how the rest of my team filled out, but I like this squad a lot, especially getting Matthew Stafford in Round 7, Jimmy Graham in Round 8 and Javon Ringer in Round 10.

I encourage you to comment on each team below and also vote on who you think has the best team. And stay tuned to my Twitter and Facebook pages for when we will draft again.

Jamey Eisenberg

Player Position Round

Matthew Stafford QB 7
Jahvid Best RB 3
Shonn Greene RB 4
Calvin Johnson WR 2
Roddy White WR 1
Jimmy Graham TE 8
Tim Hightower RB-WR 5
Matt Bryant K 14
Saints DST 13
Bench
Joe Flacco QB 9
Ryan Mathews RB 6
Javon Ringer RB 10
Greg Little WR 12
Hines Ward WR 11

Greg

Player Position Round
Drew Brees QB 3
Arian Foster RB 1
Daniel Thomas RB 6
Vincent Jackson WR 2
Wes Welker WR 4
Jason Witten TE 5
Steve Johnson RB-WR 7
Neil Rackers K 11
Eagles DST 9
Bench
Tony Gonzalez TE 13
Malcom Floyd WR 10
Robert Meachem WR 14
Mike Thomas WR 8
Roy Williams WR 12

Zander

Player Position Round
Ben Roethlisberger QB 7
Steven Jackson RB 2
Rashard Mendenhall RB 1
Dwayne Bowe WR 4
Dez Bryant WR 3
Aaron Hernandez TE 8
Percy Harvin RB-WR 5
Josh Brown K 14
Cowboys DST 13
Bench
Ryan Grant RB 6
Montario Hardesty RB 11
Antonio Brown WR 12
Braylon Edwards WR 10
Mike Sims-Walker WR 9

Travis

Player Position Round
Tony Romo QB 3
Frank Gore RB 2
Darren McFadden RB 1
Brandon Lloyd WR 5
Santana Moss WR 7
Jermichael Finley TE 6
Knowshon Moreno RB-WR 4
Sebastian Janikowski K 14
Ravens DST 13
Bench
Michael Bush RB 8
Rashad Jennings RB 9
Pierre Thomas RB 10
Jacoby Jones WR 12
Stevan Ridley RB 11

Joe

Player Position Round
Josh Freeman QB 7
LeGarrette Blount RB 3
Jamaal Charles RB 1
Mario Manningham WR 5
Mike Wallace WR 2
Vernon Davis TE 6
Peyton Hillis RB-WR 4
Alex Henery K 14
Packers DST 13
Bench
Sam Bradford QB 9
Jamie Harper RB 12
Isaac Redman RB 11
Austin Collie WR 8
James Jones WR 10

Jonas

Player Position Round
Matt Ryan QB 4
Ahmad Bradshaw RB 3
Adrian Peterson RB 1
Kenny Britt WR 6
Hakeem Nicks WR 2
Kellen Winslow TE 10
Beanie Wells RB-WR 5
Rob Bironas K 14
Jets DST 13
Bench
Matt Cassel QB 11
Ryan Torain RB 12
Lee Evans WR 9
Jacoby Ford WR 8
Steve Smith WR 7

Quinten

Player Position Round
Philip Rivers QB 3
Mark Ingram RB 5
LeSean McCoy RB 1
Larry Fitzgerald WR 2
Brandon Marshall WR 4
Zach Miller TE 11
Marshawn Lynch RB-WR 6
Garrett Hartley K 14
Bears DST 13
Bench
LaRod Stephens-Howling RB 10
LaDainian Tomlinson RB 8
Arrelious Benn WR 12
Plaxico Burress WR 7
Johnny Knox WR 9

Michael

Player Position Round
Matt Schaub QB 6
Ray Rice RB 1
DeAngelo Williams RB 3
Marques Colston WR 5
Greg Jennings WR 2
Antonio Gates TE 4
Danny Amendola WR 7
David Akers K 14
Patriots DST 13
Bench
Kyle Orton QB 12
Reggie Bush RB 9
Willis McGahee RB 8
Greg Olsen TE 10
Davone Bess WR 11

stephen

Player Position Round
Peyton Manning QB 4
Matt Forte RB 2
Chris Johnson RB 1
Santonio Holmes WR 5
Reggie Wayne WR 3
Owen Daniels TE 7
Mike Tolbert RB-WR 6
Mason Crosby K 13
Cardinals DST 14
Bench
Kevin Kolb QB 12
Roy Helu RB 10
C.J. Spiller RB 9
Michael Crabtree WR 11
Julio Jones WR 8

kevin

Player Position Round
Michael Vick QB 2
Felix Jones RB 4
Maurice Jones-Drew RB 1
Anquan Boldin WR 5
DeSean Jackson WR 3
Marcedes Lewis TE 10
Chad Ochocinco RB-WR 6
Ryan Longwell K 14
Steelers DST 7
Bench
Jay Cutler QB 12
James Starks RB 9
Ben Tate RB 11
Dustin Keller TE 13
Pierre Garcon WR 8

Dale

Player Position Round
Tom Brady QB 2
Joseph Addai RB 6
BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB 4
Miles Austin WR 3
Andre Johnson WR 1
Dallas Clark TE 5
Jonathan Stewart RB-WR 7
Nate Kaeding K 14
Chargers DST 13
Bench
Brandon Jacobs RB 8
Darren Sproles RB 12
Danny Woodhead RB 11
Deion Branch WR 10
A.J. Green WR 9

Joe

Player Position Round
Aaron Rodgers QB 2
Cedric Benson RB 4
Michael Turner RB 1
Jeremy Maclin WR 5
Mike Williams WR 3
Rob Gronkowski TE 11
Fred Jackson RB-WR 6
Stephen Gostkowski K 14
Giants DST 13
Bench
Eli Manning QB 9
Brandon Pettigrew TE 12
Nate Burleson WR 10
Lance Moore WR 8
Sidney Rice WR 7

Category: Fantasy Football
Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:36 pm
Edited on: August 29, 2011 5:38 pm
 

User Mock Draft - 1

Every year during the preseason I take part in mock drafts with users. I post on Twitter @jameyeisenberg the day I will be doing the mock draft, and then I let you know the draft room location on my Facebook page at Jamey Eisenberg, CBSSports.com. If you would like to draft with me, follow me on those two sites.

What I like to do is draft with you guys and talk about different players and see your strategies. It's a fun exercise for me, and I hope you enjoy it as well.

For this mock draft, we did a 12-team league with a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and Flex (RB/WR) with five reserve spots. I drafted at No. 1 overall, and my strategy was to take the No. 1 running back in Arian Foster and then two elite receivers in Mike Wallace and Vincent Jackson. You can see how the rest of my team filled out, but I like this squad a lot, especially getting Matt Ryan in Round 6, Mike Tolbert in Round 7 and Jimmy Graham in Round 10.

I encourage you to comment on each team below and also vote on who you think has the best team. And stay tuned to my Twitter and Facebook pages for when we will draft again.

Jamey Eisenberg


Player Position Round
Matt Ryan QB 6
Jahvid Best RB 4
Arian Foster RB 1
Vincent Jackson WR 3
Mike Wallace WR 2
Jimmy Graham TE 10
Mike Tolbert RB-WR 7
Dan Carpenter K 14
Cowboys DST 13
BENCH
Matt Cassel QB 12
Michael Bush RB 8
DeMarco Murray RB 9
Braylon Edwards WR 11
Wes Welker WR 5

Jeff

Player Position Round
Matt Schaub QB 5
BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB 4
Michael Turner RB 1
Dwayne Bowe WR 3
Greg Jennings WR 2
Brent Celek TE 8
Chad Ochocinco RB-WR 7
Mason Crosby K 10
Steelers DST 6
BENCH
Matthew Stafford QB 9
Willis McGahee RB 11
Ricky Williams RB 13
Malcom Floyd WR 12
Dolphins DST 14

Bryce

Player Position Round
Aaron Rodgers QB 2
Maurice Jones-Drew RB 1
Ryan Mathews RB 3
Miles Austin WR 4
Julio Jones WR 7
Vernon Davis TE 6
Daniel Thomas RB-WR 5
Josh Brown K 14
Patriots DST 13
BENCH
Roy Helu RB 10
Rashad Jennings RB 9
Thomas Jones RB 12
Lee Evans WR 11
Lance Moore WR 8

Les

Player Position Round
Joe Flacco QB 9
Joseph Addai RB 5
DeAngelo Williams RB 3
Calvin Johnson WR 2
Roddy White WR 1
Tony Gonzalez TE 11
Brandon Marshall RB-WR 4
Matt Bryant K 13
Saints DST 14
BENCH
Kevin Kolb QB 10
Ryan Grant RB 6
Tim Hightower RB 7
Ryan Torain RB 8
Plaxico Burress WR 12

Matt

Player Position Round
Michael Vick QB 1
Ahmad Bradshaw RB 2
Knowshon Moreno RB 3
Pierre Garcon WR 6
Santonio Holmes WR 4
Dallas Clark TE 5
Jonathan Stewart RB-WR 7
Neil Rackers K 9
Packers DST 8
BENCH
Jay Cutler QB 12
Maurice Morris RB 13
Chris Cooley TE 14
Jerome Simpson WR 10
Hines Ward WR 11

Kyle

Player Position Round
Peyton Manning QB 4
Peyton Hillis RB 3
Adrian Peterson RB 1
Anquan Boldin WR 5
Reggie Wayne WR 2
Jermichael Finley TE 6
Ryan Williams RB-WR 7
Alex Henery K 14
Bears DST 12
BENCH
Reggie Bush RB 10
C.J. Spiller RB 9
Louis Murphy WR 13
Steve Smith (CAR) WR 8
Roy Williams WR 11

Greg

Player Position Round
Drew Brees QB 3
Shonn Greene RB 4
Chris Johnson RB 1
Kenny Britt WR 6
Hakeem Nicks WR 2
Jason Witten TE 5
Brandon Jacobs RB-WR 7
Stephen Gostkowski K 13
Chargers DST 10
BENCH
Eli Manning QB 9
Darren Sproles RB 8
Marcedes Lewis TE 11
Deion Branch WR 12
Steve Smith (PHI) WR 14

Ian

Player Position Round
Philip Rivers QB 3
Frank Gore RB 2
Ray Rice RB 1
Percy Harvin WR 5
Steve Johnson WR 6
Antonio Gates TE 4
Sidney Rice RB-WR 7
Sebastian Janikowski K 11
Eagles DST 10
BENCH
Danny Woodhead RB 12
James Jones WR 9
Robert Meachem WR 8
Ryan Longwell K 14
Giants DST 13

Bill

Player Position Round
Tony Romo QB 5
Jamaal Charles RB 1
Matt Forte RB 2
Dez Bryant WR 4
Mike Williams (TB) WR 3
Owen Daniels TE 7
Marshawn Lynch RB-WR 6
Adam Vinatieri K 14
Falcons DST 13
BENCH
James Starks RB 8
Arrelious Benn WR 12
Jacoby Ford WR 9
Johnny Knox WR 11
Mike Sims-Walker WR 10

Mike

Player Position Round
Tom Brady QB 3
Steven Jackson RB 2
LeSean McCoy RB 1
Marques Colston WR 4
Brandon Lloyd WR 5
Kellen Winslow TE 7
Mark Ingram RB-WR 6
David Buehler K 14
Jets DST 9
BENCH
Kyle Orton QB 13
Ronnie Brown RB 10
Dustin Keller TE 12
A.J. Green WR 11
Santana Moss WR 8

Francisco

Player Position Round
Ben Roethlisberger QB 7
Cedric Benson RB 3
Darren McFadden RB 1
Larry Fitzgerald WR 2
DeSean Jackson WR 4
Rob Gronkowski TE 11
Felix Jones RB-WR 5
Garrett Hartley K 13
Vikings DST 14
BENCH
Pierre Thomas RB 9
LaDainian Tomlinson RB 12
Danny Amendola WR 10
Austin Collie WR 6
Mike Thomas WR 8

Matt

Player Position Round
Josh Freeman QB 8
LeGarrette Blount RB 3
Rashard Mendenhall RB 2
Andre Johnson WR 1
Jeremy Maclin WR 4
Brandon Pettigrew TE 11
Mario Manningham RB-WR 5
Nate Kaeding K 14
Ravens DST 13
BENCH
Sam Bradford QB 9
Fred Jackson RB 6
Beanie Wells RB 7
Davone Bess WR 10
Michael Crabtree WR 12

Category: Fantasy Football
Posted on: April 19, 2010 5:42 pm
 

Anquan Boldin

PAHOKEE, Fla. -- Anquan Boldin held the 6th annual Q-Fest this past weekend to raise money for the Anquan Boldin Foundation. It's a worthy cause to expand the educational and life opportunities of underprivileged children.

Boldin, who was traded to Baltimore in March from Arizona, is from Pahokee and holds the event there every year. There was a celebrity golf tournament Thursday and a celebrity basketball game Friday. Some of the participants included Randy Moss, Larry Fitzgerald, LeSean McCoy, Steve Breaston and Ray Lewis.
 
"It's always good to come back home," Boldin said. "I always feel welcome."

The high school stadium in Pahokee is named after him based on his donations, and Boldin's newest venture is to help build the Boys and Girls Club on Pahokee.

"Right now we're just in the process to raise money and get the program up and running," Boldin said. "I donated some land out there so that we would have enough space to get the facility built. We're in the process of raising money now.

"It's a much needed thing in this area. That's something I really want to do. I want to make sure it's built and make sure it's run right. The kids need it."

Breaston said that what Boldin does is for a worthy cause, and he's happy to support his former teammate.

"I'm always here to support Q," Breaston said. "Since I stepped in the door in Arizona he was one of the guys I could go up to, and he taught me a lot there. He's a good guy. You want to be a part of things like this. He knows where he came from. Even though he went away, he still comes back and gives back to the community."

For more on Boldin's charity, you can click on his website here: http://www.anquanq81foundation.com/
index.html

Category: NFL
Posted on: June 25, 2008 5:16 pm
 

Q&A with Aaron Ross

I had the chance to talk with Giants defensive back Aaron Ross this offseason, and he was obviously excited after a strong rookie season and winning the Super Bowl. The first-round pick out of Texas started nine games and finished with 42 tackles, three interceptions, nine passes defensed and one defensive touchdown.

Ross talked about the Giants' chances of repeating, the pressure Eli Manning is under and his thoughts on former Texas teammates Vince Young and Limas Sweed. Ross said he's going to miss playing with retired DE Michael Strahan because he made "my life a lot easier."

JE: How's your offseason going?

AR: It’s going good. It’s big since I’m not a rookie anymore.

JE: What was it like to win a Super Bowl as a rookie?

AR: The Super Bowl victory was amazing. It didn’t sink in until we got the rings. The ring justified all the praise we got and all the pats on the back. Winning the Super Bowl my first year was amazing.

JE: Did you really think you would beat the Patriots?

AR: There’s not one guy who didn’t believe we could win. We played them well the first matchup. We just felt like we matched up well with them.

JE: What was it like going up against Tom Brady, Randy Moss and Wes Welker?

AR: Those wide receivers are great. Every last one of them, from Moss to Welker to all the rest. Everybody was good out there, and the quarterback is great. But we put pressure on the receivers and on Brady. And our front four was great.

JE: Did you guys figure out a formula to stop their offense?

AR: I don’t know how to stop them. Those guys are talented. It’s not easy. They only had one loss for a reason. We were lucky enough to get pressure on Brady by our front four. Our coaches had a great game plan.

JE: What was your rookie year like?

AR: The beginning of the year I was like a lost duck. I was trying to find my way. Being a first-round pick, all eyes were on me, and it was a lot of pressure. It didn’t really calm down until Week 5. It was a lot to learn with trying to play nickel and corner at the same time. As the year went on I started loving my rookie year.

JE: How's the defense going to look this year?

AR: The defense is looking good. We’ve had some solid practices and we’re executing better because it’s the same system from last year. Our main focus now is execution and just getting better.

JE: Eli Manning played well down the stretch in 2007 and in the playoffs. How will he do in 2008?

AR: I think there’s going to be a lot more pressure on him. Now that he won a Super Bowl, the standards are higher. People are going to expect him to play every game like he did during the Super Bowl run. Now he’s got to improve on what he did last year and do it again.

JE: Could you imagine being Eli and the pressure he faces?

AR: I can’t. I couldn’t fill his shoes. In New York, they love you one day and hate you the next. He handles it well. He’s the best guy for the job.

JE: You faced some of the best receivers in the NFL last year. Who was the toughest?

AR: Oh man, I couldn't name them all. They were all good. Santana Moss, Randy Moss, Wes Welker, T.O. The list goes on and on.

JE: What's it like to cover T.O.?

AR: It’s hard. He’s a big guy that runs well. And he’s strong. Coach has to put in a great game plan for me to be successful. It’s hard to guard a guy like that. There has to be a great game plan and lots of film study.

JE: What's your mindset when you face an elite receiver?

AR: If you know you’re going against the best, you have to do extra film study, spend time going over the game plan, study your opponent. It’s tough. You have to be on your P’s and Q’s.

JE: How do you think WR Limas Sweed will do in his rookie season with the Steelers

AR: I hope he does really well except against us. He runs well. He’s big. He’s strong. He runs good routes. He can jump. He has all the tools. He just has to get in there and work and want to be successful.

JE: Is QB Vince Young ready to take the next step in his third year?

AR: All I know is he got better every year at Texas. He can beat you with his legs, and when you think he can’t throw, he’ll hit you for a 300-yard game. The sky’s the limit for Vince. He has an amazing arm. In college, I felt like I was watching a video game. It still feels that way some time.

Category: NFL
Tags: NFL
 
Posted on: March 10, 2008 2:29 pm
 

What now for Shaun Alexander?

In NFL news ...

Seattle went from a combination of Shaun Alexander and Maurice Morris at running back to Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett. I'm not sure if the latter is that much of an upgrade.

Alexander is going to be released by the Seahawks. He is due a roster bonus on June 1, so don't expect him to be in Seattle much longer. What happens to Alexander now remains to be seen. Teams in need of a running back, much less a starter, are slim. Some possible destinations could be Arizona, Carolina, Detroit, Chicago and Dallas. He could still start for the Lions, Panthers or Bears, but he won't be very good.

For now, consider Alexander a No. 3 Fantasy running back. His best days are well behind him, and he is not worth holding onto in keeper leagues at this point. I'll be curous to see where he goes in our latest mock draft (www.sportsline.com/nfl/fantasy/stor
y/10688830
), but my guess is somewhere after the sixth round is safe.

As for Jones, he will become the starter for the Seahawks. He remains a No. 3 Fantasy option also, but he will be better with the Seahawks than he was with the Cowboys. Consider him a deep sleeper at this time.

Jesse Chatman also signed with the Jets. That gives the Jets a nice trio of running backs in Thomas Jones, Leon Washington and Chatman.

New York must believe the Raiders are going to select Darren McFadden in the draft because otherwise they wouldn't have brought in another tailback. It will be interesting to see what the Jets do if McFadden is still there when they draft.

In NBA news ...

Dwyane Wade is done for the season. According to the Heat, Wade will undergo OssaTron treatment on his left knee. What? It's being described as shock wave therapy, but come on, who are they kidding. The Heat is tanking the season to guarantee themselves no worse than the No. 4 spot in the draft and the most ping-pong balls in the lottery.

Pat Riley has quit on the season to go scout the NCAA conference tournaments and NCAA Tournament. I guess he doesn't have TiVo. For the Heat, hopefully they end up getting the No. 1 or 2 pick and can turn things around. This year has been brutal.

If you have Shawn Marion, expect more shots, and go pick up Ricky Davis now in your Fantasy leagues because as we all know, he's going to start chucking up shots.

I'll be headed down to the Heat game tonight to talk to Clippers forward Elton Brand and find out when he's coming back this year. Hopefully he'll be in a talkative mood.

 
 
 
 
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