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Thanksgiving Day Notes

November 27, 2009

I have to start this post off with a little rant aimed at the Oakland Raiders.  After watching them chase Miles Austin around the field Thursday afternoon, I kept asking myself where Nnamdi Asomugha was??  Austin was obviously too much for anyone else in the Raiders secondary and all I ever hear out of Oakland is how this guy is the best cover corner in the game.  Green Bay showed teams how to take away a teams top threat and his name was Charles Woodson.  He blanketed Calvin Johnson all over the field, and the result?  An absurd amount of targets towards CJ that translated into 2 receptions for 10 yards.  At a certain point you would think the Raiders brass would have said, man it seems like that Austin guy is killing us, and rotate their only true cover man over to him.    Roy Williams was shut down to the tune of 2 rec for 15 yards but so what?  Lots of teams have done that, wasting Asomugha on the slow-footed Williams was a waste. 

On the plus side, The Packers moved the ball with ease through the air as they rolled to a lopsided victory at Detroit.  Obviously fantasy owners would like to see the packers score more point when in the redzone (with the exception of Mason Crosby owners), but that seems to be the packers trend this year, lots and lots of yards and mistakes (sacks, penalties) that lead to field goals instead of TD’s.  Donald Driver was the biggest winner Thursday and it unfortunately looks like it will be hard to predict which Packers stud will have the big game each week.  Don’t Be discouraged by Donald Lee’s big offensive game if you own Jermicheal Finley.  Lee still had trouble Thursday making catches (hands look rock hard each week) and Finley still was a finger tip away from a touchdown himself.  Against better competition Finley will still be Rodgers more prefered target all over the field.

The Denver-New York Giants game was a fantasy snoozer outside of the kicking game.  The Giants couldn’t move the ball (a reoccurring theme with NFC East teams playing out west) and the Broncos settled for 4 Fgs in their 26-6 rout of Eli Manning’s Giants.  Knowshon Moreno bounced back from his goal-line fumble the week before to post a solid line and a touchdown carry from the 1 yard line.  HC Josh McDaniels showed some faith in his rookie and that should give owners the confidence to start Moreno with a good matchup in the future.  He still is giving up some carries in that backfield but the Broncos are going to be a run first offense and Moreno can do some damage with 15-18 carries a game.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Richard permalink
    December 2, 2009 9:06 pm

    Sports donkey huh? Interesting name. You have to post your results if you’re going to pick winners (straight up and against the spread). How will we ever be able to gauge your credibility??

  2. December 7, 2009 5:02 pm

    Yea, i posted them as a comment under the picks… Im switching formats and sites soon, so hopefully it will be easier to show everyone all that…

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