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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Week 2 Preview of the NFL

As week two of the NFL approaches, there are a few things that I'd like to cover around the league.  We learned from week 1 that Shonn Greene is never going to be "the guy" in New York.  LaDanian Tomlinson is still the featured back that adds more excitement when he's on the field than Greene.  If you have Greene on your fantasy roster, try and trade him or put him on the bench this week.

Tony Sparano said this week that he needs to do a better job of managing the plays and the opportunities that Reggie Bush gets during a game.  He's afraid that with the workload he received in week one, he won't make it past week five of the regular season.  Are you kidding me Sparano?  Why did you go out and get this guy and give him a contract if you didn't think he could play?  He's asking you to keep him on the field!  Reggie Bush looked explosive in the first half of the game Monday night, but then the Dolphins went away from him.  Sparano has his job because of Bill Parcels.  Parcels is no longer there, so Sparano needs to win in order to stay in Miami.  I believe Bush can give him the balance the offense needs to win some games.  Bush has put on about 20 pounds of muscle and is over 200lbs.  He can handle taking some hits.  Play the man!  

Michael Vick will be heading back to Atlanta where it all began this weekend.  I believe he will receive a warm welcoming, because he is still loved and respected by fans in Atlanta.  But I think Vick has said and done all the right things going into the game and said "That's not my house, that's Matt Ryan's house."  Now I don't know what Michael Irvin is talking about comparing Vick to "MJ", but Vick did put the Falcons back on the map.  I usually never know what Irvin is talking about these days anyway, but this should be a great game.  Expect the Falcons to play better at home than they did last week on the road in Chicago.  I still like the Eagles in this one, but it will be a close game. 

Finally, the Colts are hearing the Andrew Luck chants from the media as Manning's career is in question after a third neck surgery.  The players still on the roster are not happy hearing they can't win without Peyton.  My advice to them;  Prove that you can win without him and quit crying to the media!  As for the media, I  know this sells papers, but these guys are out there playing and competing without their general.  It will take some time to get this team playing together under Collins, but they will win some games, if they can shore up that O' line to give the QB some time to throw.  I will be at the game this weekend to watch the Browns and Colts, which should be a good game as these two teams find out who they are.

Enjoy week 2 of the NFL, and good luck to all of you fantasy football coaches.  I'm hoping for big games out of Jones Drew and Michael Turner this weekend.

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