Grits and Shins

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  1. Big Trade help

    OH .... MY .... GOD THAT IS THE BIGGEST TRADE EVER
  2. BIG QB Quandary

    OH ... MY ... GOD THAT IS A BIG QUANDRY.
  3. serious dilemna

    WOW THAT IS INDEED A SERIOUS DILEMA ...
  4. A n00b question

    I added when the kickers that finished in the top 15 were drafted each year ... as you can predicting how kickers do is at best an in-exact science.
  5. Hey better yet ... you first ... answer mine then I will answer yours.
  6. You offered a proposition ... if I answer yours you will answer mine ... I don't have any outstanding questions so I don't need you to answer mine ... therefore it only stands to follow that I don't have to answer yours. Now if I had a question that would have been a different story.
  7. A n00b question

    The problem is predicting which kickers will be top kickers. If you look at the weekly averages for the top 15 kickers from 2004 and 2003 you will see that kickers move up and down the rankings each year AND there is not a lot of difference between number 1 and number 12. In 2004 the difference was less than 2 points per game. In 2003 it was a little more pronounced at just under 4 points. Getting one of the top THREE kickers seems to be the key. After that there isn't much difference. However, the top 3 are never the same from year to year. So you are spending WAY too much time trying to pick up an extra point or 2 a week attempting to identify a top 3 kicker each year ... because it is next to impossible. Just as it is next to impossible to predict each week. So it's not so much that the importance of kickers are 'underestimated' as much as it is that we realize the impossibility of predicting predicting which 3 kickers will top the league on a weekly basis and on an annual basis. Then there is the consideration that you can wait until the absolute last pick in the draft or even until waivers to find a kicker and at worst you will have only given up 1 or 2 points per game ... at best you might have found one of the top 3 kickers that week/year. Here are weekly averages for the top 15 from my local in 2004: 1 Vinatieri, Adam NEP PK 9.76 10.09 2 Elam, Jason DEN PK 9 -0.76 10.06 3 Akers, David PHI PK 8.812 -0.948 13.02 4 Graham, Shayne CIN PK 8.438 -1.322 FA 5 Reed, Jeff PIT PK 8.312 -1.448 FA 6 Vanderjagt, Mike IND PK 8.267 -1.493 9.03 7 Longwell, Ryan GBP PK 8.125 -1.635 12.05 8 Stover, Matt BAL PK 8.125 -1.635 12.08 9 Kaeding, Nate SDC PK 7.812 -1.948 FA 10 Janikowski, Sebastian OAK PK 7.375 -2.385 12.04 11 Lindell, Rian BUF PK 7.375 -2.385 FA 12 Brien, Doug NYJ PK 7.312 -2.448 FA ----------------------------------------------------------13 Brown, Josh SEA PK 7.312 -2.448 14.03 14 Tynes, Lawrence KCC PK 7.25 -2.51 FA 15 Carney, John NOS PK 7.062 -2.698 FA And 2003: 1 Wilkins, Jeff STL PK 11.231 -1.269 15.07 2 Vanderjagt, Mike IND PK 10.688 -1.812 12.08 3 Stover, Matt BAL PK 9.062 -3.438 FA 4 Anderson, Gary TEN PK 8.867 -3.633 FA 5 Kasay, John CAR PK 8.75 -3.75 FA 6 Elam, Jason DEN PK 8.312 -4.188 10.12 7 Longwell, Ryan GBP PK 8 -4.5 15.03 8 Akers, David PHI PK 7.75 -4.75 8.09 9 Brown, Josh SEA PK 7.625 -4.875 FA 10 Edinger, Paul CHI PK 7.5 -5 FA 11 Vinatieri, Adam NEP PK 7.312 -5.188 15.02 12 Cundiff, Billy DAL PK 7.267 -5.233 FA ----------------------------------------------------------13 Hall, John WAS PK 7.188 -5.312 FA 14 Brien, Doug NYJ PK 7.062 -5.438 FA 15 Graham, Shayne CIN PK 7.062 -5.438 FA So far in 2005: 1 Graham, Shayne CIN PK 11.5 15.04 2 Hall, John WAS PK 11 -0.5 FA 3 Kasay, John CAR PK 11 -0.5 FA 4 Tynes, Lawrence KCC PK 11 -0.5 FA 5 Lindell, Rian BUF PK 10.5 -1 FA 6 Rackers, Neil ARI PK 10.5 -1 FA 7 Reed, Jeff PIT PK 10 -1.5 16.04 8 Wilkins, Jeff STL PK 10 -1.5 16.05 9 Scobee, Josh JAC PK 9.5 -2 FA 10 Carney, John NOS PK 8.5 -3 13.02 11 Dawson, Phil CLE PK 7.5 -4 FA 12 Feely, Jay NYG PK 7.5 -4 FA ----------------------------------------------------------13 Elam, Jason DEN PK 7 -4.5 12.12 14 Bironas, Rob TEN PK 6.5 -5 FA 15 Bryant, Matt TBB PK 6.5 -5 FA
  8. A n00b question

    That is my general strategy as well ... carry only 1 of each so I don't have to fret over such decisions. And in leagues with deeper rosters where I do carry 2 ... then I rarely play matchups and simply pick one to be the week-in and week-out starter.
  9. QB Decision

    I would bench Lefty until he showed that the injury is not a problem.
  10. WDIS...?

    Nice formating I like Warner's match up the best ... just why in the heck do you have four QBs anyway? The way Caddy is playing right now and considering the horrible defense he faces what's not to like about starting him? UNLESS his ankle is a problem .. I would monitor that situation closely. If it looks like his time will be limited or you are uncertain then you have a very viable alternative in Westbrook. I like Clayton for sure. After that it's a bit more difficult .... but I believe I give the ball to Muhammed.
  11. Mewelde or Dunn

    I will NOT recommend ANY Minnesota player until their offense shows signs of life. Simply because Tice says Moore gets the start means NOTHING. Start Dunn.
  12. Need to drop one of these RBs

    I wouldn't lose sleep over cutting Dayne ... I also wouldn't lose sleep if I couldn't get TTaylor
  13. Taylor or LJ?

    Give me Larry Johnson please.
  14. Blinded by loyalty

    I stick with Green.
  15. RB bye week fill in...

    No doubt! I'd take LJ over Shipp in a freakin second.