Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Player Haters' Companion - Steven Jackson

It's August and fantasy football is upon us. Any mistakes you make in your upcoming drafts are mistakes that could haunt your season like corned beef haunts your lower GI. You've looked at the angles. You've giggled at your opponents keepers. You've fallen asleep trying to read Matthew Berry's 100 fantasy football facts - the abridged version. Everyone knows Aaron Rodgers is a winner, and no one can tell you how Ochocinco will work out so we're making it easy by picking the players we love to hate and hate to draft.

Player You Hate: Steven Jackson 

But Steven Jackson is a great guy. But Jax has played his whole career in St. Louis. But Steven is DeSean Jackson's grandfather. What!? Since 2005 Steven Jackson has had 7...SEVEN...thousand-yard seasons. In between his first 1,000 yard season and his last I've moved cities, I've gotten married, I've had two kids, I got a dog, gas prices rose 6,000 percent, my parents retired, I bought a car, the show Lost ended and a Democrat was elected president. About the only things that are the same from 2005 to now are The Simpsons are still on and bacon still isn't health food. How can I draft this guy? He's been over the hill since before I started this blog 3 years ago. But there he is, pounding out yards, being the focal point for his crappy team's offense, DARING you to take him, then MOCKING you when you don't. Unlike many who deserve to be on this list for failure to fulfill their potential Jackson is a victim of having far outlasted his potential. For that, we hate Steven Jackson.


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ericdedwar said...

wow - I thought this guy was going to rip me, then it turned into a sales pitch. Not sure how I feel about that.

8635a4f6-e0a3-11e1-ad78-000bcdcb471e said...

So let me get this straight. Because he's had 1000+ yard seasons 7 out of 8 times since 2005 he's not worth drafting??? You probably think Steve Smith is worth taking though don't ya? Pfft.

ericdedwar said...

all of these folks are worth having - just not for what you'll have to spend to get them. Jackson's been great, but at his age he's an anomaly. I don't like to gamble on anomalies. And I'm not planning on drafting Steve Smith, not in the 4th round anyway.

J said...

Watch your mouth. Bacon is health food! The Wendy's Baconator sandwich just might be mankind's greatest achievement.

As for Jackson, I think he's worth a high pick if one is convinced that Bradford is the 2010 version instead of the 2011 version. We've been so conditioned to believe that RBs are hot garbage after 5 seasons that when one lasts longer than that, we always think last year was his last good one. We shall see.