Thursday, August 13, 2009


Peter King on Cris Carter: "he's the best boundary receiver (sidelines, end zone) I've seen..." Indeed: Carter was making those body-go-limp-stretch-the-arms-and-hold-the-ball-while-falling-out-of-bounds routinely before most receivers, I think.

Evan Silva at Pancake Blocks thinks Matt Schaub will be the year's top fantasy quarterback. I think he'll rank top-5 in yards, but I'm doubtful he'll get enough touchdowns. Either way, I drafted him as my starting QB in the Hazelweird Auction at 1% of my salary cap: I really think he'll be good. continues to do excellent work assessing the statistical productivity of all-time quarterbacks.

I probably (still) worry about the Viking secondary more than anything else. Obviously Antoine Winfield is reliable, and I think Madieu Williams will be a solid safety. After that? I just don't know. Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune writes up Cedric Griffin.

Expect no comments at this blog about the Vikings' preseason game. I might watch it; I might not, I might write about it; I might not. Oh, hell, I'm a rube and I'll almost certainly watch it. Whether I'll find anything in it remotely worth writing about is a different question. Sage Rosenfels has to win the starting QB job. Has to.


  1. Lucky you. Oddly enough, they don't show Vikings preseason games in North Carolina. Go figure.

  2. look at the recent fanposts at and there's a link to watch the game online. Who knows if it'll work, but it's worth a try. Jackson will probably get the start to the season, he knows the offense and has the strong arm. Sage needs to step it up here in the preseason if he wants the starting spot.