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Redskins Acquire Bro Bowl Cornerback DeAngelo Hall

November 8, 2008 by AlexV · Leave a Comment 

It's time for DeAngelo Hall to step up his game again. This time he has to do it in Washington.

In just four and a half seasons, DeAngelo Hall is already on his third NFL team.

The Washington Redskins agreed to a one year deal worth just over $800,000 with cornerback DeAngelo Hall on Friday November 7th, who had just been waived by the Oakland Raiders. It didnít take too long for the Pro Bowler to find himself a new home. Although there has been a consensus that Hall has been underachieving this past half-season in Oakland, and the previous year in Atlanta, when looked at closely, it is easy to see why Hall can be a good fit for the Redskins.

First of all, Washington has been suffering from injuries in the secondary, and namely at cornerback; starter Shawn Springs, nickel back Fred Smoot, and backup Leigh Torrence. And although none of the three has been injured for extended periods of time, they have all been injured frequently and sporadically enough that the Redskins could not pass up this opportunity.

Aside from the injury bug in Washington, there is also the stable of wide receivers the Redskins have to face twice each year within their division. The New York Giants sport big game and big height, six foot five inch, Plaxico Burress. We all know about Dallas and Terrell Owens, but now with the pickup of big game, and six foot three, Roy Williams, the necessity for a player of Hallís talents is ever more of the essence. Finally, the Eagles have a budding star in rookie DeSean Jackson, whose 34 receptions for 525 yards have him on pace to reach 1,050 total, and a quarterback in Donovan McNabb who has shown a propensity to do more with less over his career.

As long as DeAngelo Hall can resume the level play during his Pro Bowl garnering seasons, then the Redskins will have made a good choice.†If not, they don’t lose much as they only signed him for the remainder of this season.

FANTASY FOOTBALL TEAM CANCERS

September 11, 2008 by sportsroids · 2 Comments 

Fantasy Football Team Cancers

By Mark M

Marques Colston Top flight WR? I think not...

Marques Colston Top flight WR? I think not...

I am writing this post just to make fun of all the people who drafted Marques Colston in the 1st or the 2nd round in their respective Fantasy drafts. I never understood the high Marques Colston pick ever, I know he is tall, strong and talented but has he ever really been a consistent #1 WR for anyone?

Colston just doesn't show up enough each week to be picked high

Colston just doesn't get it done as a fantasy #1 WR

I swear he can have 200 yard games, but sometimes he just doesn’t even show up. Let me give you the examples to prove my point. Over Colston’s career he has never beaten a team with an above average secondary. Just for example whenever he has played the eagles, he has done nothing special. In 2007, he only had 3 catches for 16 yards with his long being a 11 yard run. Ok, still not satisfied? In 2006, he had 4 catches for 40 yards with a TD, not a bad day but certainly not what you expecting from your† top Fantasy draft pick WR. So the eagles may be his kryptonite right? Nope, I would say his big weakness is playing against any team in the NFC east. Colston’s best performance was the one that I just stated (40 yards and 1 TD) against any NFC East team. You can’t be a top flight receiver if an entire Division of the NFL has your number in my book.

Another statistic, which proves he is not consistent game to game, is that in 2007 he had 6 games with less than 50 yards. Ok, I fully admit that doesn’t sound that bad, but it does when you realize the man was 8th in the league in reception yards. He had over 4 games with 100+ yards. Fantasy wise, in most leagues weekly wins and losses are all that matter. Yes, Colson is a lock in Fantasy leagues, if they don’t have a playoff system, or if the winner is determined by tallying up overall points. Most leagues just are not like that, and for that reason Colston is bad a start due to his unreliable Stats. You don’t know when he is going to go off, and more times than not he will play sub par compared to the number of 100+ days superb starts he produces. He has this pattern with his TDs as well. Colston, Fantasywise, really statistically follows the motto, “Go big or go home”, which is idea your #1 can’t have over the course of a full season if your to do well in your Fantasy league. Roddy white another receiver who has very similar stats compared to Colston. Roddy White also has the same consistency problems as Colston but Roddy is always a much later pick, WHY IS THAT? Is it because Colston has big highlights of his catches on SportCenter? I just don’t get it.

But either way, how I feel does not matter because he is hurt. So regardless of your concept of his past production, if you picked Colston this year you got screwed. He is out for a minimum of six weeks, so go get Eddie Royal or Desean Jackson, cause you need somebody. Those are the two best free agents for week two that are out there in most Leagues. In the draft you might have had a shot at Andre Johnson, Plaxico Burress, Chad Johnson and all the other players whom I suspect might have been wrongly picked after Colston but now your stuck with some free agent rookie, and I have no pity for you. You are almost as bad as the idiot, who took a chance on a Broncos RB in the 2nd round, a few years ago in one of my leagues. You know who the RB was, right?

Maurice Clarett (dumbest 3rd pick I ever saw)

Maurice Clarett (dumbest 2rd round pick I ever saw)

Eddie Royal’s steals the Spotlight

September 9, 2008 by sportsroids · 5 Comments 

by Mark M

Man oh man, the rookie wideouts are getting it done early this year in the season. Desean Jackson put up huge numbers on sunday, and now Eddie Royal stole the show. The Bronco’s used him alot. I mean, they had plays for him that were creative and entertaining, built in to showcase his talents. He ran the ball off of WR pitches, he caught a good amount of passes and he even attempted to throw a pass. Eddie Royal was everywhere. Eddie’s performance makes it hard to believe that he is even a rookie, because he played like an all star.

Regardless, This guy is a huge fantasy asset. ESPECIALLY In leagues that count kick return yards for receivers. It seems, because of his speed, he has alot of planned looks written in the playbook. If he is available in your league, be sure you pick him up. The opportunity to sign a WR like this out of the free agency comes very seldom in fantasy Sports. Eddie Royal had the best Rookie debut performance for any Bronco ever with 9 grabs 146 yards 1 TD, 2 carrys, 9 rushing yards, and 0/1 passing for 0 yards.

Eddie Royal pulls in a catch during Bronco's minicamp.

Eddie Royal pulls in a catch during Bronco Rookie Minicamp

Eddie Royal’s steals the Spotlight

September 9, 2008 by sportsroids · 5 Comments 

by Mark M

Man oh man, the rookie wideouts are getting it done early this year in the season. Desean Jackson put up huge numbers on sunday, and now Eddie Royal stole the show. The Bronco’s used him alot. I mean, they had plays for him that were creative and entertaining, built in to showcase his talents. He ran the ball off of WR pitches, he caught a good amount of passes and he even attempted to throw a pass. Eddie Royal was everywhere. Eddie’s performance makes it hard to believe that he is even a rookie, because he played like an all star.

Regardless, This guy is a huge fantasy asset. ESPECIALLY In leagues that count kick return yards for receivers. It seems, because of his speed, he has alot of planned looks written in the playbook. If he is available in your league, be sure you pick him up. The opportunity to sign a WR like this out of the free agency comes very seldom in fantasy Sports. Eddie Royal had the best Rookie debut performance for any Bronco ever with 9 grabs 146 yards 1 TD, 2 carrys, 9 rushing yards, and 0/1 passing for 0 yards.

Eddie Royal pulls in a catch during Bronco's minicamp.

Eddie Royal pulls in a catch during Bronco Rookie Minicamp

Desean Jackson Highschool Highlight Tape

September 8, 2008 by sportsroids · 5 Comments 

We have found a Highlight tape of Rookie week 1 Standout Desean Jackson. His college coach said he has 4.29 speed which is freakish. This is his highschool Highlight tape, he looks incredible. Check out Donovan’s new weapon in High School at Poly in California. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KglPUm3GUAM&feature=related]

Donovan Mcnabb Is BACK!

September 8, 2008 by sportsroids · 1 Comment 

Donovan Mcnabb made a lot of Fantasy owner’s smile today. He whipped the St. Louis Rams outscoring there offense 38-3. Donovan silenced all his critics today, for at least a week, throwing for 361 yards on 22/33 attempts. He had 3 TDs and no INTs today. His QB rating today was a overwhelming 131.0 rating.

Donovan Carved up the Rams Defense today, leading the eagles to a 38-3 slaughter of the Rams.

Donovan Carved up the Rams Defense today, leading the eagles to a 38-3 slaughter of the Rams.

Another notable performance came form Brian Westbrook, who ran for 91 yards and 1 TD. The Eagles Defense also looked great holding Steven Jackson for less than 50 yards on the ground. Overall the Rams had only 166 yards of Total Offense.

Steven Jackson was stopped cold today by the Eagles. He had less than 50 yards on 14 carrys.

Steven Jackson was stopped cold today by the Eagles. He had less than 50 yards on 14 carrys.

A new Rookie Standout has emerged in the Philadelphia Offense. His name is DeSean Jackson #10. Today in his NFL debut he had 6 catches for 106 yards. Not bad for the rookie return man who was thrust’d into a bigger role by the absence of Eagles WR Kevin Curtis A.K.A “White Chocolate”. Jackson has the potential to get over 200 yards of production, in any game, counting his special team return yards. This was his original role on the team. So, anyone in a Fantasy league who get points for return yards should jump on this player fast, as he is now a fantasy stud one week into his professional career. -Mark M

The Rookie Desean Jackson was killing it, going for 106 yards on 6 receptions.

The Rookie Desean Jackson was killing it, going for 106 yards on 6 receptions.