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  • Brandon 9:20 pm on September 18, 2007 Permalink  

    Waiver-Wire Pickups, Keeper Sleepers and Spot Starts: Week 3 

    After missing on a few suggestions last week (i.e. Michael Pittman, Patrick Crayton and Arnaz Battle), I vow to only make good suggestions this week! Let's keep in mind that I did have a few suggestions (although some might have been pretty obvious), with Brandon Marshall, LaMont Jordan, Brandon Stokley and Derrick Ward, that worked out pretty well and should continue to work out for at least a couple more weeks. One change you'll notice with this week's post (and will continue for the rest of the season) is that I just combined all the suggestions into one "super" list. I figured that breaking the waiver-wire pickups and spot starts into two groups doesn't always make sense, so you'll now just see a list of players that should be able to make an impact in the next week and beyond, along with my explanation of why they've made my prestigious list for the week. I will break them up by position however, something that wasn't done last week. So without further delay, let's get to those recommendations…

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  • Matt 11:41 am on September 18, 2007 Permalink  

    J.P. Losman: Battling with Jauron? Kind of classless? 

    I'll address those two questions in order, because order is good.

    Is Losman in a battle with coach Dick Jauron over offensive strategy?

    Jauron wants to put the ball in Marshawn Lynch's hands as often as possible in order to control the clock and let the Bills' banged-up defense get as much opportunity to rest as possible. Losman's going public with his dissenting opinion

    But the quarterback believes the wide open attack that was successful late last season is the answer after their struggles the first two weeks to put points on the board, especially with an improved offensive line.

    "I think everybody, speaking for the offense, we're ready to open it up, let it go and let it hang," said Losman. "We don't want to sit back on our heels. I know the coaches don't and the players don't and we'll see if we can get back out there next week."

    Obviously, what they've been doing so far hasn't been working, so he might have a point, but I can still understand Jauron's perspective: He's got a quality running back who has the size and talent to grind for first downs and wear down opposing defenses while giving their own defense a chance to regroup. And he probably still considers Losman to be an unknown quantity, as does everyone in the world who isn't J.P. Losman. (More …)

  • Matt 9:55 am on September 18, 2007 Permalink  

    Our own harshest critics: Week 2 

    It's Tuesday, so that means it's time to take a look back at the things we said over the past week, see how close we came to what actually happened, and occasionally throw up all over the keyboard. (More …)

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