We're so stupid, we're so smart: A look back at week 4

  • I declared that Lee Evans is to be considered nothing more than a spot start from this point on, but that one of those spots was in week 4 against the Jets. I’ve got 72 yards here who say I was right.
  • Brandon said that Andre Davis "should be a satisfactory 3rd receiver for your team if you’re looking for a spot-start." 117 yards and a TD is more than satisfactory, if you ask me.
  • Brandon said that Roddy White "should fill in nicely as a third WR for the remainder of the season." 64 yards is just OK for a #3 WR, but he looked like the #1 target again and should continue to put up decent numbers.
  • Of Daunte Culpepper, Brandon said: "Although at first I’d eye him as a spot-start quarterback, keep him in your sights in case he starts playing well." If you viewed last week as a spot to start him in, you’re a lucky son of a bitch and I hate your dog.

  • From my always-pessimistic Proceed With Caution entry for week 4:
    • About Jamal Lewis, I said, "it almost seems set in stone that he’ll have a bad game" against the Ravens D. 64 yards and a TD isn’t terrible, but aside from one 28-yard run, he was averaging 1.63 yards per carry.
    • About Philip Rivers and his #1 WR Vincent Jackson: "Rivers will have some big games this season, and Jackson will be heavily involved when he does, but this isn’t the week it happens." 52 yards for Jackson, and Rivers was so bad that he was booed by Chargers fans throughout the second half.
    • I said of Ben Roethlisberger, "I’m not a believer… I have a bad feeling about the rest of the season for Big Ben, and I think this is the week it starts to unravel."
    • Regarding Tatum ‘n’ Kevin: "All signs point to Jones taking over the majority of the carries this week, but we have no way of knowing what the ratio will be." Bell and Jones actually split the carries down the middle, but Jones gets the goal-line carries, and I still think we’ll see Jones become the feature back at some point this season if he can stay healthy.
    • About Edgerrin James vs. Pitt: "Pittsburgh’s last three victims: Jamal Lewis (35 yards), Marshawn Lynch (64 yards), Frank Gore (39 yards). Stay the hell away." 77 rushing yards and a TD, the best performance the Steelers have allowed on the ground so far. I was wrong, but Edge looks very right. Start him every week regardless of the matchup.
  • From Ask the Geeks:
    • Chris asked us about a few quarterbacks, and the obvious answer was Favre. I can’t say either of us are too proud about getting that one right.
    • The second question was more of a long-term thing. This bullet point probably doesn’t need to exist.
    • Another softball on the third question: Lee Evans or Travis Henry in week 4? Come on people. My mom coulda gotten this one right.