Friday, July 28, 2006

Fantasy lovers beware......

Fantasy football that is. I was just watching ESPN when I heard Michael Irvin talking strategy.

He said Jerry Porter
was the best route runner for the Raiders. Well, my ears perked up like Apollo and I wondered “what about Moss ?”

So I started thinking about it and came to agree with him. Last year Moss had his lowest reception total of his career (except in 2004 when he only played 13 games). Oakland ran the West Coast offense, which isn’t it a haven for receivers? Jerry Rice
became well, Jerry Rice in it didn’t he?

When I did more studying of this offense I came across this quote “The West Coast Offense, on the contrary, stipulates that a defense must first be stretched with a short, horizontal passing attack that features sharp, precisely-run pass patterns by the receivers

In Joey Lawrencevoice: WHOA! Jerry Porter had his best year last season reception wise with 76. Through 2002-2005 here are Porters catches: 51,28,64, and 76 (the 28 were made in 10 games, his shortest season. Get this, if his stats are increasing, why are Moss’ dropping.

Lets take a look: In Minnesota Moss was a beast earning Pro-Bowl honors 5 out of 7 seasons. If he cant run routes, then how did he get these crazy stats? Well if you watch football, then you know how Moss and Culpepper
connected in a way Irvin described as “street ball” where the QB chunks it up and the WR gets it.

Right now your probably picturing Moss blasting by a defender with his hand up. So its true, Moss never did run precise routes. Because of this, barring some unseen activity, Moss IS NOT a fantasy threat. But hey, there is something NO receiver has on Moss…a smoothie chain.

If you’re looking for a fantasy WR then take one of these gents: (in no order)
Terrell Owens-DAL
Steve Smith-CAR
Chad Johnson-CIN
Torry Holt-STL
Santana Moss-WAS
Jerry Porter-OAK
Larry Fitzgerald-ARI
Anquan Bolden-ARI


Blogger pete silva said...

i know that pic is huge and makes thestory choppy but "i didnt know"!!!!!!!!!!

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

use the J rice link

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Phil said...

by no means is Jerry Porter a good reciever. and Aaron Brooks will just heave it up to Moss. Guarantee Carlos drafts him.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Situ said...

I can't disagree with your fantasy list, all productive WR's but they are all fantasy 1st rounders. What about later in the draft. I would like to add Roy Williams to the list (yeah I guess I am on the Lee-owns jock) and also Terry Glenn, and how could you leave off any Colts receivers?

6:38 PM  
Blogger pete silva said...

oops, what da ya mean oops. my bad soory i left MH and RW.

6:46 PM  
Blogger pete silva said...

i spelt sorry wrong, but if you read it how it his it sounds like van-dam. charlie

6:47 PM  
Anonymous WILLIE B said...

Now i aint bo, but how can u leave someone like Chris Chambers off the list, he is a bonefide 1st round fantasy pick, ready to put up numbers,also two other good picks r Hines Ward, and Andre Johnson of the Texans!

8:53 PM  
Blogger pete silva said...

sorry willie b i forgot them

9:04 PM  
Blogger Situ said...

Good additions Willie, especially Chambers. Now Andre J...I am not entirely sold on him.

9:54 PM  
Anonymous phil said...

hinez should see a majority of the throws since randle-el is gone, and another WR to consider would be derrick mason. his familiarity with mcnair is a good ting.....mcnair really might be good

10:11 PM  

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