Quote of the day
"We did too many things that get you beat in this league too many times." -- Kansas City LB Tamba Hali, after a 34-3 loss in New England
Football Pickoff was kinder and gentler this weekend, with 60% of slates generating positive scores. Even I had a positive score, and Iím ranked next to last this year. (No, Iím not trying to finish last.) Congrats to bison67, who rode 13 correct picks to the top score of the weekend (+659), missing only the Seattle win in St. Louis.
Weíre past the bye weeks now, so roster management is somewhat less complex for the remainder of the football season. Of course, thatís not always a good thing. When you have bye players on your bench, you can be pretty sure youíve made the correct starting decisions. When all players are active, you can be pretty sure that it will turn out that someone on your bench should have been starting. Thatís just the nature of the beast.
This week is further complicated by the three early games. For example, Michael Vick is my regular starting QB on my RIFC team. The Eagles play on Sunday, and Iím unlikely to know his status until late in the week. My preferred backup QB is Alex Smith, who plays at Baltimore on Thursday night (in the Harbaugh Bowl). Iíll probably have to pull the trigger early and start Smith, even though Baltimore is a tough matchup for opposing QBs. My only other option is to wait until Sunday, and hope Vick can play. My backup QB would then have to be Sam Bradford, who has averaged 5 pts/game less than Smith (and 9 less than Vick). Ah well, I guess thatís why they pay me the big bucks.