LeGarrette Blount - Blount had a big game against the Packers with one of the most brilliant runs we have seen all year. Expect him to have a huge game against a 23rd ranked run defense in the Titans.
Beanie Wells - The Rams run defense is still soft, and their offense has been stagnant. Those things combined add up to a great opportunity for the Cards to pound the rock with Beanie Wells all day long.
DeAngelo Williams & Jonathan Stewart - Neither back has been a great option this year, but they both looked explosive last week against Detroit, and the Colts defense is far worse. Expect these two guys to have a huge collective effort. I would feel confident starting either of them as a #2 or flex this week against Indy.
Toby Gerhart - A lot of people like myself probably picked up Gerhart, but this isn't the week to insert him into the lineup. The Falcons are now ranked as the #2 rush defense, and I don't think Gerhart has an answer for that. Gerhart will have some good days while AP is banged up.
Maurice Jones-Drew - The Texans defense has been excellent this year, and this is no longer a gimme match up for opposing running backs. I expect the Texans to shut down MJD and the Jaguars struggling offense.
Philip Rivers - Philip's struggles this year are no secret. He is a QB that can put up 300 yards and 3 TDs any week. But with the clock burning ground game of the Broncos and the emerging pass rush they will unleash on the Charger, I think Rivers will have a forgettable day.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Posted by Mike Florio on November 23, 2011, 9:44 PM EST
Two days after his “um . . . no” response and six after that perfunctory golf clap coupled with an “oh crap, we’re stuck with him” look on his face, Broncos V.P. of football operations John Elway once again has addressed the future of quarterback Tim Tebow.
Appearing on KOA radio in Denver, Elway said he hopes Tebow becomes the team’s long-term franchise quarterback.
“I am very hopeful that Tim Tebow is our guy,” Elway said, via Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “Am I absolutely positive at this point in time? No I’m not. I want to believe that and that’s what I want to happen.”
Fine, but why say anything when everything that represents less than unequivocal support for the second-year quarterback will rile up the Tebowmaniacs?
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 8:45 AM
Posted by Mike Florio on November 23, 2011, 8:35 PM EST
After the Broncos abruptly cut quarterback Kyle Orton on Tuesday, numerous reports emerged that Orton has a remaining salary of $2.5 million, which translates to a full-season base salary of $7 million in 2011.
But that number simply isn’t accurate.
Per NFLPA records, as confirmed by a league source, Orton’s base salary for 2011 was $4.5 million. With 11 checks paid and six to go, Orton is due to earn an additional $1.588 million.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 8:41 AM