Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday Morning QB: No and Yes

Welcome to another year of Tuesday Morning Quarterback where I look back at what I (and sometimes others) would have done differently with my (their) fantasy football team(s) for that previous week's game.

As for me, even though I lost 124-101 to Purple Drank here in the HBFFL, I wouldn't have done a thing differently as far as my lineup.

Let's review the starters: Vick at QB, Greg Jennings and DeSean Jackson at wide receivers, MJD at running back, Owen Daniels at tight end (other choice: Lance Kendricks, also had 1 point), Jahvid Best at flex (had Felix Jones but had same number of points: 11), Stephen Gostkowksi at kicker and the Patriots defense. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, and no. In case you missed it:

It's a No!
Courtesy of smlp.co.uk on Flickr

As for others, the only one in our league who might -- and hindsight is always 20/20 -- have played his cards differently than he did was Mark of Multiple Scorgasms. He played Pierre Garcon at wide receiver...where I would have gone with Chad Ochocinco just because Peyton Manning was out. At tight end, I would have gone with Aaron Hernandez over Tony Gonzalez, just because Hernandez was on fire from last year.

Yes, Mark still would have lost 99-90, but would have looked more respectable and at least would have tied for the lowest score with Future Ex-Cons instead of getting the lowest score.

So yes, he still would have sucked...but not just as badly. However, he set himself up for failure when he made his team slogan: "If at first you don't succeed, then maybe you just SUCK!" Um, self-fulfilling prophecy, anyone?

Courtesy of Andy Welsh on Flickr

We have a winner...

...um, I mean, a loser.

Wait, make that two losers when you count me too.

I'll let Beck take us out with a song for both Mark and me:


LOBO said...

Chris will be happy to know that (in support of his anti-projection arguments) I've never seen such bizarrely wrong speculation. Did the lockout effect player health and/or skew the limited data? Or were teams simply well-prepared to counter the trends implied?

Probably all of the above.

Either way, you couldn't ask for a better start for the season ... :)

Chris C said...

Looking at last and this week's schedule in the NFL...

The teams do not match up well with each other. Each one has an area they can exploit to their advantage, especially on offense and specifically on the passing game.

And the matchups are ripe for blowouts. I would not be surprised to see a repeat of week one in week two. Another weekend of the shootout at the OK Corral. :)

Multiple Scorgasms said...

Still early...setting everyone up for a rope a dope style comeback at just the right moment!

unfinishedperson said...

Mark: At 0-2 now, that's my plan too.