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  • Matt 12:09 pm on August 4, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: , , Favre, , , minnesota, , , packers, Rodgers, , ,   

    Favre's back for sure, unclear whether he'll remain with Pack 

    The Most Awkward Comeback Ever is finally a reality:

    The Green Bay Packers reluctantly embraced Favre’s forced return to the football field Sunday, after failing to come to a financial agreement that would manage to make Favre happy while staying retired.

    And while it’s not yet clear what role Favre will play once he reports to Packers camp Monday, Aaron Rodgers says he’s ready for a potential competition with Favre after serving as his backup for three seasons.

    It’s still unclear whether Favre will be traded. The Vikings seem to be back in the picture as his potential future home. They’d clearly be a perfect fit in every way but one: They just so happen to be Green Bay’s most hated division rival. Minnesota has a solid (if lopsided) defense, the best running game in the league – and a quarterback in Tarvaris Jackson who’s probably got one last season to prove he can play at this level before he’s cut loose. Stick Favre into this mix and you’d upgrade the Vikings from a trendy-pick contender to a serious force to be reckoned with. This trade would be excruciating for Packer fans – and a lot of fun to watch for the rest of us.

    Aaron Rodgers is promising to make it competitive, but he won’t, so let’s just go ahead and forget about him. If Favre stays in Green Bay, the value of every offensive player on the team is positively affected. My biggest concern about Ryan Grant has been that, with Rodgers behind center, teams would simply focus on stuffing the run. If Favre’s there, I see no reason not to expect him to return to the consistent performance his owners enjoyed in the second half of last season. Receivers Jennings, Driver and Jones all would benefit as well.

    Aren’t soap operas fun?

     
    • Dave Mitri 6:34 pm on August 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hope you don’t find this too weird, but I’ve been trying to get input on this terribly awesome line of Fantasy football trophies I’ve been designing. I’m guessing the readers and writers of this blog probably could give me some helpful feedback.

      And Farve is definitely getting traded to the vikes…no question.

      http://www.fantasytrophies.com

      Thanks and sorry for ambushing your blog.

  • Brandon 9:16 pm on July 8, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: , , minnesota, new england, , san diego,   

    2008 Team Defense Power Rankings 

    Power rankings for other positions

    Here are the rankings for team defenses going into the 2008 season. As you can see, the perennial teams at the top of this list (Chicago and Baltimore) seem to be on a downward spiral, with the new powerhouses of Minnesota and San Diego leading the way this season. With team defenses though, even more so than with tight ends, you definitely don’t want to rush when drafting one. If you don’t get at top tier defense around the 10th round or so, I’d suggest holding off until one of your last picks to take one. The difference between 75% of the defenses is so small that it won’t have much affect on your season…plus if you’re really into weekly match-ups, you could always pick up a defense each week based on the team they’re playing and hope it works out. (More …)

     
    • Mark 9:04 pm on July 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I would like more of an explanation about the Titans being #6 I don’t understand that one at all. Beyond Haynesworth, what do they have? I would put them down near #15, with the Bills

    • Brandon 9:45 pm on July 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Mark: Well, they were the 9th top scoring defense in the NFL last season in terms of fantasy points, and barring injury or suspension, Haynesworth should be in there for every game this season, boosting them a few spots. Like I said in the introduction though, the difference between most of the defenses is so small that it doesn’t really matter.

    • The Advisor 1:42 pm on July 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Vikings #1, thats all I needed to read. Kudos. Ok Bears #5, kudos again.

    • irohalipronry 7:57 pm on August 2, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Very nice!!

    • Brandon 10:26 am on October 1, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Mark: How about that Titans defense?

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