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Double Coverage Episode 16

An unconventional look at the world of dynasty football through the eyes and minds of two fantasy football junkies.

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  • Pat Shurmur said, “When the ball hits you in the neck, you’ve got to catch it” about Greg Little’s latest drop.  His concentration and catching ability are a real concern but he is one of the only playmakers on that team.  I am still a fan. – Dan
    • It sounds like Shurmer might coach his qbs to throw to the neck, but if so, how can they leave this guy on waivers?  With a neck like that, even Weeden has a chance at completing some passes. - Gino

     Winning NFL Picks Leads to Toy Story Decapitation

 

 

  • Randall Cobb lined up often in the backfield as a third down back for the Packers on Sunday.  It was extremely effective.  This will create matchup nightmares for Green Bay.  The time to buy low has come and passed with Cobb. – Gino
    • I wouldn’t call it “extremely effective”.  They lost. – Dan

 

  • The Raider’s elected Punter Shane Lechler as a captain.  At first it seemed like an odd choice, but after watching Palmer throw check down after check down with his noodle arm, it’s clear Lechler will be on the field a lot. – Gino
    • Right now the Raiders are practicing all of the 3 yard routes they can come up with.  I understand it though.  If I was paying a punter that much, I would want to make sure he is earning his money. – Dan

 

  • I’m not ready to eat crow concerning my distaste for Doug Martin, just yet.  But I’m preparing the meal. – Gino
    • Martin looked solid in his first start.  I was a fan before and still am now.  I do think they should work Blount into things more as the year goes on.  Even the coaching staff isn’t aware of what happened to him this week. – Dan

 

  • Speedy slot receiver for the Bengals, Andrew Hawkins, caught my attention on Monday night.  It’s tough to distinguish the one week wonders versus the real deals, but if you’re caught sleeping on these guys early in the season, you could end up kicking yourself as you’re watching other teams compete in your fantasy playoffs. – Gino
    • I would rather overreact a little to a potential asset than continually ignore them and lose out. – Dan

 

  • What will happen first, Miami Dolphins win a game or Matthew Perry’s sitcom, GO ON gets cancelled? – Gino
    • Go On will be on FOREVER and if you try to tell me otherwise I will hurt myself.  So, I guess I will pick the Dolphins winning. – Dan

 

  • I intended on doing more for this Double Coverage episode, but I’m headed down to NBC to start lobbying to cancel Go On.  I have invested interest in that now. – Gino
    • But how can you leave your family and, more importantly, your bidet for an extended time again?  Gino loves his bidet… – Dan

 

 

  • Sadly, I’m actually more excited than those actors in the video.  Whenever I get that “not so fresh” feeling, my affinity for my bidet grows.  I probably wouldn’t trade it for Arian Foster. – Gino
    • I bet you feel “not so fresh” and stupid when you watch Doug Martin play. – Dan

 

  • Say what you want about our country, but the stars and stripes tried to do the NFL football fan a favor, by swallowing Brandon Weeden before the game and sparing us from having to watch his performance which earned him a passer rating of 5. – Gino

    • I chant:  “USA!  USA!  USA!  USA!  USA!”….Hacksaw Jim Duggan style. – Dan

 

  • I was big on Alshon Jeffery two years ago.  He disappeared last year in college despite being in the same offense with the same quarterback.  People have questioned his motivation, commitment, weight, etc.  He looks to be back to form and as long as he keeps the right frame of mind, he has a very high ceiling. – Dan
    • He must be impressing the coaches since they gave him some snaps in week 1 at the expense of the underachieving, omnipresent Devin Hester. – Gino

 

  • People are ready to induct Robert Griffin III into the Hall of Fame after week one.  I will say that he did look good but put it in perspective.  Teams didn’t realize how much of his college offense they were actually bringing to the NFL.  Factor in the lackluster New Orleans defense under a new defensive coordinator and I think it was a good game but NOT a great one. – Dan
    • I expected him to be good, but after some growing pains.  I think those growing pains will come, but he couldn’t have done too much more to impress in his first week.  I file this along side the typical week one over reactions, both positive and negative, that are inevitable each year. – Gino

 

  • I am not sure who the bigger freak is:  Adrian Peterson or Peyton Manning?  Both put such great weeks.  Considering the shorter time frame and how physical he is, I guess I will go side with Peterson by a small margin though. – Dan
    • I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to watch the both of them play.  We should store their DNA for cloning. – Gino

 

Dan and I have been searching for weeks for opponents worthy enough to challenge our gridiron prowess.  Ultimately, we realized the search was fruitless and decided that my 3 and 4 year old daughters would serve as suitable representatives for everyone that isn’t us.   Each week, the four of us will pick winners from 6 NFL games and we’ll post and analyze the results in DC.

Well week 1 results are in and here are the standings:
        Shea –     5 wins 1 loss
        Gino –     4 wins 2 losses
        Gia –        3 wins 3 losses
        Dan –       3 wins 3 losses

Dan’s performance doesn’t really surprise me, but I’m not at all happy about being in second place.  There’s a good chance that beginner’s luck can be blamed but I’m not leaving anything to chance.  As a parent, I believe in teaching life lessons whenever the opportunity presents itself.  This is an opportunity for Shea to learn that you don’t beat your father in football related contests.  Maybe when she gets a look at her toy story doll collection, she’ll think twice before repeating her mistakes. Winning NFL Picks Leads to Toy Story Decapitation

A few severed limbs and a clean decapitation should get the message across.  I know, I know, I have the parent of the year award locked up.  The credit can’t go all to me though, it was Dan’s idea. – Gino

I too am not surprised by my performance.  I chose to copy my picks off from one of Gino’s daughters so I could stay in the hunt. Unfortunately I chose the wrong daughter.  It is just like Gino to bring the threat of violence into the equation.  I guess it is fair though so since he is about the same size as his kids. – Dan

Here are this weeks games:

  • New Orleans @ Carolina
  • Baltimore @ Philadelphia
  • Kansas City @ Buffalo
  • Detroit @ San Francisco
  • New York Jets @ Pittsburgh
  • Denver @ Atlanta

 

Shea     Record (5 – 1)     Age:  3     Ht:  3’2″     Wt:  43 lbs

  • Carolina
  • Philadelphia
  • Buffalo
  • San Francisco
  • New York Jets
  • Denver

 

Gino     Record (4 – 2)     Age:  38     Ht:  5’3″     Wt: 103 lbs*

(*In High School)

  • Carolina
  • Baltimore
  • Buffalo
  • Detroit
  • New York Jets
  • Denver

 

Gianna     Record (3 – 3)     Age:  4     Ht:  3’1″     Wt:  36 lbs

(*Scale Broke During Attempt)

  • New Orleans
  • Baltimore
  • Kansas City
  • Detroit
  • Pittsburgh
  • Denver

 

Dan     Record (3 – 3)     Age:  32     Ht:  5’9″    Wt:  ?*

(*Scale Broke During Attempt)

  • New Orleans
  • Baltimore
  • Buffalo
  • San Francisco
  • New York Jets
  • Denver