Sadly, this anti-Vick tirade is becoming a weekly tradition. But his pain is causing me pain. And that's not cool. Let me briefly put this in perspective: In my keeper league I traded my first round pick this year and my 3rd round pick next year for the rights to draft Vick in the 15th round. So I get to keep this bum forever if I choose. So when he goes out of last week's game in the 4th quarter with a concussion that isn't a concussion and he leaves this week's game with a broken hand that isn't broken, I start to grow concerned. Not concerned that my team will be a pile of stool, because that ship has sailed. But concerned that I've tied my future to a guy who is soft like grape.
Should Vick be getting more calls? Sure. Is his O-line shakier than the DTs? Yes. Do I care about these things? No. I care that my quarterback have the intestinal fortitude to be playing football in the 4th quarter when a QB's points are made.
I have to confess that at this point I want Vick to take next week off (and not just because I'm a 49ers fan). I want him to get his boo-boos all healed up so he can quit complaining and being a wuss the rest of the season. If he plays next week I'll feel like I have to start him. If he sits I can start Jay Cutler with no guilt. Well, with as little guilt as anyone can ever feel when they start Jay Cutler.
Is it at all ironic that the guy with diabetes who was reviled at the end of last season for getting injured and missing a 4th quarter that cost the Bears their season is considerably tougher than the guy who did time in Leavenworth?
Notes from a wild-wacky weekend
- The Patriots scored 31 actual points in their losing effort against the Bills. In fantasy math those points translated into 34 points for Wes Welker, 22 points for Gronkowski and 35 points for Brady in non ppr leagues. I wish I could apply that kind of math to my back account. Brady threw 4 picks and still more than tripled Vick's production this week.
-At what point does the yahoo! fantasy guru stop predicting that Chris Johnson is going to have a 100 yard + a TD week? It's got to be soon, right. The dude hasn't run for 100 yards yet this season. Cumulatively. Over three games. If he keeps up this blistering pace I'm changing his nickname from CJ2K to CJ496. Has a non-injured player ever come out of a winning contract dispute more slowly than CJ? Bernie Madoff investors got a better deal.
-Torry Smith is clearly the greatest wide receiver since Danario Alexander and Eric Decker. I love the waiver wire game and I play it every week but I expect that by then end of the season I will have owned every wide receiver exactly 5 minutes after their 15 minutes are up. Mark my words, I'll pick the guy up and I guarantee he doesn't touch the ball once next week. Though I have to admit there is something fun about watching an unowned player just dominate a game and no one is getting the points. You know, unless you happen to own Anquan Boldin, which I do.
- In case I didn't say this out loud, I'd like to apologize for all the cruel things I've ever said about RunDMC and Ryan Mathews. I was wrong. I'm sorry.
- Ben Roethlisberger finally had a good game. Watch out ladies. Wait. That was against Indy, that doesn't count.
- Speaking of Indy...how's my Andrew Luck Lottery watch going? Indy is 0-3? I'd say it's going pretty swell. But they'd better not put their foot on the gas now, KC (0-3) is right in the things. The week 5 tilt between Indy and Kansas City will be a game for the ages. I'm not sure if Indy can lose to KC no matter how hard they try. I hope Luck doesn't go and graduate too soon, there's a good chance he's going to want to stick around in college for a senior year.