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Turkeybowl, Harbowl, Rodgers and Romo

Seasons Greetings everyone!  We hope you each had a great Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends.  Thanksgiving with our family was quite awesome!  We planned with our families to arrive no later than noon to get the festivities started.  While we didn’t have a typical tailgate, we did have a Packers/Lions pre-game set up.

I actually thought the Lions had a huge chance to win the game, and it started out pretty even.  However, the Lions loss their momentum, and their cool, and ultimately the game.  At least it was a good game for at least one half. 

 At halftime we had our version of a Turkey Bowl at the Morris house.  This was a competitive matchup between me and J’s father against J’s brother in law and her two young nephews, aged 4 and 6.  These little “ankle biters” were juking, and zig zagging, and head faking, and talking trash.  It was truly a sight to see.  The oldest one, AJ, had his own little touchdown dance.  It was a lot of fun!  I’m already looking forward to next year’s rematch.

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All About the U? Tell them that in VA!

Trick or Treat?  That’s how I feel about the Miami Hurricanes.  Today they had a Thursday night game on the schedule against UVA.  We already had plans to check out a local performing artist (who we didn’t enjoy this week by the way) at the Socci Restaurant inside of the Arlington Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Crystal City VA.  We went a few weeks ago and checked out another band that was OUTSTANDING! The place is GORGEOUS and the happy hour is great! Two large plasma TVs sit at the end of each bar.  One TV with the pre game coverage of the World Series on Fox and the other had pre game coverage of both the World Series and the Miami vs UVA game on ESPN.  Continue reading

The Phins

A lot can be said about Miami Dolphin WR Brandon Marshall…on the field…off the field…and especially by me.  But for the sake of this Fantasy Football preview, I will stick to the stats (for the moment).  Last year playing 14 games, Marshall had 1014 receiving yards.  While certainly, that is impressive for some FF leagues, his 3 TDs will only get you 18 points all year long in a score only league.  Not looking so hot now huh?  Now take the concerns at QB in Miami and couple that with being stabbed in the stomach (I said I would hold off for a moment) by your wife–it does not look like this coming season will be stellar for the 27 year old Marshall; Dolphins fans, nor Fantasy Footballers.  The Miami receiver with the most TDs at 7 is Davone Bass.  Bass ended the season with 820 yards.  TE Anthony Fasano was up next with 5 TDs.  Fasano’s rookie year was pretty exciting, not nothing much popping since then.  Until the QB situation and run game situation improves and stabilizes in Miami…don’t draft Ike Turner, I mean Brandon Marshall too early.

With a disappointing running game last season, the Dolphins hope to rebound with the talents of rookie Daniel Thomas from Kansas State who is already slated as the starter going into this season.  Last season was a terrible year and anybody who drafted Ronnie Brown or Ricky Williams for their Fantasy squad had to be thoroughly disappointed.  The Phins had a total of 8 total rushing TDs, with Brown leading the way with 5.  Williams and Brown had been steady Fantasy players in the past for Miami, but it’s not likely that either will be back this season, which makes way for Thomas.  In two years at  Kansas St., Thomas rushed for 2850 Yards and 30 TDs.  At 6’2′ 228 lbs, the JUCO transfer is a big guy with quick feet who also has the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield.  He runs with power and builds up speed as he goes.  It’s Thomas’ job to lose, but he will struggle behind the weak offensive line, who will get help with the addition of center Mike Pouncey from this years draft.  There are also HUGE QUESTIONS about who’s going to be at QB for the Phins.  In my opinion, no Miami RB should be drafted.

Cameron Wake is how I’m going to introduce the DEF/ST.  The man had 14 sacks and 90 yards lost for the 2010-2011 NFL season.  The problem with the Dolphins is the secondary…specifically Chris Clemons.  The disappointing part about this year’s draft for the Miami Dolphins didn’t select a CB until the last round.  Shocking they didn’t make that a priority in a division with Tom Brady…I mean come on!  They will give up a lot of points this year.
Who remembers the MNF Meltdown against the Patriots of all teams?  Miami Special Teams gave up 21 points in a 41-14 loss.  Simply AWFUL!  So awful that Special Teams coordinator John Bonamego lost his job the next day with out anyone blinking.  That was funny to watch unless you were a Dolphins Fan or you had Miami DEF/ST playing in your line up that night.  Nothing much to talk about Fantasy Football wise here.  They will be on the waiver wire until you need them during a bye week.

The Dolphins did not address their QB concerns in this years draft, which tells me, they have no QB concerns.  That means Chad Henne is once again slated to be the man behind center.  Henne threw for 3301 yards, 15 TDs, and 19 INTs.  He also has Tyler Thigpen breathing down his neck.  If you remember last year, Thigpen took the snaps when Henne and Chad Pennington had to sit down due to injuries and ineffective play.  WIth Pennington probably out of football, Thigpen will be next in line if Henne goes out.  But back to Henne, he had some flashes of Fantasy effectiveness.  In 3 games last season, he threw for over 300 yards and 2 scores, so there are times when he can be viable depending on the matchup.  He also has one of the best receivers in football with Brandon Marshall.  However, he is very inconsistent and he tends to force the ball, especially to Marshall.  He also has weak protection with his O line.  Henne was sacked 30 times last season.  OUCH!!  There’s a good chance the Dolphins could snag a QB in free agency, but with the lockout still running the NFL, who knows.  I cannot recommend Henne or any QB in Miami to be drafted.  Don’t do it to yourself!!

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