Thursday, October 29, 2009
We're Going With #6
The time has come in my ESPN Fantasy Football League to go with Jay Cutler for a week. You see, Mr. Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. has the week off, and my only QB option is my favorite diabetic, Jay Cutler. This makes me a bit nervous because I have watched #6 play the last two weeks and the results were less than thrilling. The passing yards are there (300 and 251) but the touchdown to interception ratio is not (2/2 and 1/3.)
Things aren't all bad, though. The Bears are playing at home against the inept Cleveland Browns. The Browns have scored in single digits four out of seven games and are the only team in the NFL that uses their own helmet as their logo. The Browns can't decide on which terrible quarterback to start, traded their best wide receiver after he fought with LeBron James' friend (what!?), and Eric Mangini looks to be a calm, cool, stress free 450 lbs.
As far as fantasy football goes, I'm feeling ok about starting Cutler this week. As far as being a Bears fan, I'm a little hesitant about the extension the Bears gave Cutler. He's now locked up through 2013 and he will now receive $20 million more in new money. Don't get me wrong, I think he's very good, and the Bears might as well lock him up based on all the draft picks they gave up, but I'm worried about his erratic play.
His occasional fits of multiple interceptions remind me of another quarterback near and dear to Bears' fans' hearts- Sexy Rexy Grossman. The Sex Cannon was amazing at times, and then was down-right amazingly horrible at other times. It's a little hard to figure out how Grossman was playing for the Bears just last year, and all the fans hated him because of his lack of ball protection, so the Bears cut him. Almost immediately, the Bears trade a quarterback who does protect the ball (Kyle Orton) and many draft picks for a guy who seems to be quite similar to Grossman (Cutler.)
Do I think Jay Cutler is better than Rex Grossman? Of course I do. Am I behind the contract extention? Yes I am. But does it worry me to see that #6 already has 10 interceptions through six games? You betcha.
Here's to hoping it all works out- this week and in the future.