Hello Gabbers and welcome back to Thursday.
This week we are going to dissect Thursday…the 5th day of the week, the 4th day of the work week, the day after hump day and the day before TGIF. Ok that’s out of the way.
The NFL enters into irrelevant week of the pre season aka as preseason game 4.
Yes there are cuts to be made and the have nots are waiting like vultures for the haves to make the cut they need.
One teams garbage is another teams playmaker as the saying goes.
As we witness the final battles for roster spots some veterans get the axe and some camp surprises get a legit shot at their dreams to play in the NFL.
Injuries during camp are always going to happen; Sam Bradford, Wes Welker, Cam Newton
and suspensions are a large part of what shapes a roster going into the season. Bill Belichick has two guys with 4 game suspensions, WR Tyms and DB Browner, both will start on suspension and pics therefore not take one of the precious 53 but will be able to be activated on week 5.
BB gets to see how it goes for 4 weeks before choices need to be made on these guys and who they would replace on the roster…these things usually play themselves out with injuries or poor performances.
Sorry NFL, BB has out smarted you again.
It is sad to see Wes Welker go down with his 3rd concussion in 10 months, this is one tough guy but he bravely takes those hits and gets right up. Rumor has it that he suffered at least one concussion in NE but managed to avoid getting diagnosed and stayed on the field. I saw the hit and subsequent Peyton tantrum, very entertaining but I think the hit was clean. Swearinger led with his shoulder and what else could he do. But Swearinger is a punk like suspended Brandon Merryweather so I guess I’d be in his face too.
Sam “bad luck” Bradford creates another dilemma for the Rams. Here they are in what is probably the best division in the NFL. They have high hopes and have had a ton of 1st round picks to use the past few years. They thought QB wasn’t a need so they went other directions…now here they are looking at a season of Shaun Hill under center or…or they could trade for the likes of Mark Sanchez or perhaps Ryan Mallett to try to compete.
Hill at 34 has had a varied road to being named the starter.
Undrafted in ’02 he signed with the Vikings.
He spent ’03 playing QB for the Amsterdam Admirals and then back to the Vikings thru ’05 but never saw the field, From ’06-’09 he hung his cleats with the 49ers and actually completed his first NFL pass in ’07.
He signed with the Lions in 2010 and left at the end of the 2013 season signing on with the Rams.
How many wins? or another early pick? but either way another year of frustration for Rams fans
The earthquake out South BOB land Cali was one of those eye openers. I have no idea what that’s like. In the NE we get an occasional fast moving hurricane and some blizzard type snow but earthquakes, volcanoes, wildfires, major floods and big tornadoes (we get an F-1 twister in MA every once in a while) those things don’t usually occupy much of our thoughts. Our thoughts and prayers are with those injured and those that sufferd loss of home and business.
Looking forward to another Gab fantasy football season, relax it's for fun and pick well.
And most important... have a nice Labor Day weekend and again I say relax.these two antique lounge chairs were collected by my wife and refinished by oldharry himself. Both made in the 1940's they are sturdy and comfortable. The cushions were on sale at Lowes last weekend. I will be relaxing!