Posts Tagged ‘Bernard Berrian’

– This is a week where we see virtually unknown running backs, Jason Snelling (Falcons), Bernard Scott (Bengals), Justin Forsett (Seahawks), Ladell Betts (Redskins), take the start for their respective teams, due to their teams top running backs being injured. On my roster this week for running backs were :
Joseph Addai – @Bal, Kevin Smith – Cle, LeSean McCoy – @Chi, Jason Snelling – @NYG, Jamaal Charles – Pit, Knowshon Moreno – SD.
I went with Addai, K. Smith, and Snelling (instead of McCoy). I felt like going for the long shot and I hope it pans out…I hate those decisons. Already Jamaal Charles has returned a 97 Yd. Kickoff for a TD, but there was no way I was starting him against Pitt. At least I will get to see how good he is, because if he has a good game against Pittsburgh today, then I know i’ve got someone I can rely on the rest of the season. Should be an interesting week….

– Brady Quinn and Josh Freeman both have already thrown TD’s passes in their respective games. I think Brady Quinn needs to leave Cleveland and start fresh somewhere else, because he’s got talent. Josh Freeman is going to be a pro-bowl caliber QB for years to come.

– Brady Quinn now has 3 TD passes in the 1st Quarter…that’s insane. I wonder if anyone in the fantasy football world started Brady Quinn today?

– Ravens (K)Billy Cundiff has kicked field goals of 46 yards, and 44 yards. Looks like the Ravens made the right choice when they signed him, just last week.
UPDATE : He just kicked another FG of 38 yards….Cundiff is looking like a guy you may want to consider for your fantasy teams.
UPDATE 2: He just kicked another FG of 36 yards……..4 FOR 4 in field goal attempts in the first half.
UPDATE 3: Cundiff missed a FG, but added another one, so he is 5/6 in field goal attempts today.

– The game between the lowly Browns and Lions has turned into a shootout. They are tied at 24 a piece in the first half, and Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford has thrown for 3 TD’s (Kevin Smith, Calvin Johnson, Aaron Brown) and Browns (QB)Brady Quinn has thrown for 3 TD’s (Mohamed Massaquoi, Chansi Stuckey, Joshua Cribbs).

– Redskins (RB)Ladell Betts got injured and left the game…Now the Redskins are down to Rock Cartwright baby!!!!!

– As of the 3rd quarter, Vikings (QB)Brett Favre has 4 TD passes (Sidney Rice, Bernard Berrian, Visanthe Shiacoe, Percy Harvin).

– Rookies have played a big part in scoring touchdowns so far in the early games….Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford, Lions (RB)Aaron Brown, Browns (WR)Mohamed Massaquoi, Buccaneers (QB)Josh Freeman, Vikings (WR)Percy Harvin, and 49ers (WR)Michael Crabtree so far through 3 quarters.

– As of the end of the 3rd quarter, Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford has 4 TD passes (Kevin Smith, Aaron Brown, Will Heller, Calvin Johnson).

– Has T.O. finally arrived in Buffalo?…so far he has 182yds./8 rec./1TD entering the 4th quarter.

– Chiefs (LB)Andy Studebaker made his first career start today against the Pittsburgh Steelers and has 2 interceptions, one of which he picked off in the end zone on a Steelers scoring drive, and ran it back the other way 94 yards, before being tackled by Rashard Mendenhall.

– What a game between the Lions and Browns…..The Lions were down by the score of 37-31, and with seconds remaining, Matthew Stafford connected on his 5th touchdown pass on the day to (TE)Brandon Pettigrew for the win.

– The Cardinals will be in serious trouble if Kurt Warner’s injury turns out to be one that keeps him out of action for some time. Matt Leinart will affect the fantasy status of Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin, but it may help out Chris Wells and Tim Hightower.

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1ST QUARTER :
– Chiefs(D/ST) Chiefs (RB/KR)Jamaal Charles 97 Yd. Kickoff Return for TD
– Colts (QB)Peyton Manning passes to (TE)Dallas Clark for TD
– Buccaneers (QB)Josh Freeman passes to (WR)Michael Clayton for TD
– Browns (QB)Brady Quinn passes to (WR)Mohamed Massaquoi for TD
– Saints (QB)Drew Brees passes to (WR)Robert Meachem for TD
– Ravens (K)Billy Cundiff kicked FG’s of 46 Yds, and 44 Yds.
– Browns (QB)Brady Quinn passes to (WR)Chansi Stuckey for TD
– Falcons (RB)Jason Snelling rushes for TD
– Browns (QB)Brady Quinn passes to (WR)Joshua Cribbs for TD

2ND QUARTER :
– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre passes to (WR)Percy Harvin for TD
– Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford passes to (RB)Aaron Brown for TD
– Jaguars (RB)Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for TD
– Giants (QB)Eli Manning passes to (TE)Kevin Boss for TD
– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre passes to (TE)Visanthe Shiacoe for TD
– Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford passes to (RB)Kevin Smith for TD
– Steelers (QB)Ben Roethlisberger passes to (WR)Hines Ward for TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (WR)Greg Jennings for TD
– Ravens (K)Billy Cundiff kicks 38 Yd. FG and 36 Yd. FG (4/4 in FGA in the first half)
– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre passes to (WR)Bernard Berrian for TD
– Steelers (QB)Ben Roethlisberger passes to (TE)Heath Miller for TD
– Colts (RB)Joseph Addai rushes for TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (WR)Jordy Nelson for TD
– Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford passes to (WR)Calvin Johnson for TD
– Giants (QB)Eli Manning passes to (TE)Kevin Boss for TD
– Saints (QB)Drew Brees passes to (WR)Robert Meachem for TD

3RD QUARTER :
– Chiefs (QB)Matt Cassel passes to (TE)Leonard Pope for TD
– Falcons (RB)Jason Snelling rushes for TD
– Bills (QB)Ryan Fitzpatrick passes to (WR)Terrell Owens for a 98 Yd. TD
– Giants (RB)Brandon Jacobs rushes for TD
– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre passes to (WR)Sidney Rice for TD
– Saints (QB)Drew Brees passes to (TE)David Thomas for TD
– 49ers (QB)Alex Smith passes to (WR)Michael Crabtree for TD
– Saints (RB)Mike Bell rushes for TD
– Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford passes for (TE)Will Heller for TD

4TH QUARTER :
– Vikings (QB)Tarvaris Jackson passes to (WR)Sidney Rice for TD
– Giants (QB)Eli Manning passes to (FB)Madison Hedgecock for TD
– Steelers (QB)Ben Roethlisberger passes to (RB)Rashard Mendenhall for TD
– Seahawks (RB)Justin Forsett rushes for TD
– Packers (RB)Ryan Grant rushes for TD
– Chiefs (QB)Matt Cassel passes to (RB)Jamaal Charles for TD
– Falcons (QB)Matt Ryan passes to (WR)Eric Weems for TD
– Saints (RB)Mike Bell rushes for TD
– 49ers (QB)Alex Smith passes to (TE)Vernon Davis
– Cowboys (QB)Tony Romo passes to (WR)Patrick Crayton for TD
– Jaguars (QB)David Garrard passes to (WR)Mike Sims-Walker for TD
– Jaguars (QB)David Garrard rushes for 2 Point Conversion
– Browns (QB)Brady Quinn passes to (TE)Michael Gaines for TD
– Falcons (QB)Matt Ryan passes to (TE)Tony Gonzalez for TD
– 49ers (QB)Alex Smith passes to (RB)Frank Gore for TD
– Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford passes to (TE)Brandon Pettigrew for TD

From a Chicago Bears fan, I have some things to say about our football team…let me beat you to it, and say, yeah they suck this year. Let me tell you why….the trade for Jay Cutler is still the best thing the Bears have done in a very long time. He is the piece we need to build around. The FRANCHISE quarterback. His performance so far is not great by any means, but you can’t deny his positives. Our current receiving core isn’t going to cut it. If Cutler had more experienced and taller receivers, I think that would be a start. Our failed attempt to acquire Anquan Boldin gives us fans hope that Jerry Angelo still knows what he needs to do. The Cardinals will now gladly trade Anquan Boldin this off-season, and I think we need to do whatever it takes to get him. I still think we should have signed former Jaguars (WR)Matt Jones. He is still out there, and despite having some off the field issues, he has all the tools we need at the position. Next year if we had Anquan Boldin, Matt Jones (or another free agent signing), with Devin Hester or Johnny Knox in the slot with Greg Olsen at Tight End, this would fix our receiving core. Another huge problem is our terrible offensive line…we will be without 1st, 2nd, and 4th round picks in the 2010 draft, so we need to do our research and get ourselves some offensive lineman, and some help for our secondary. Free Agency might also help both of these positions a bit. As far as our running game is concerned, I think it all starts with our offensive line. They aren’t giving Matt Forte the holes he needs. Some of the blame has to go to Forte himself as well. He seems too antsy, and just needs to have a good off-season of strengthening and conditioning. I’m not totally opposed to adding another running back through the draft or free agency though. Kevin Jones is not the answer as our back up. He is just too injury prone, and I wouldn’t mind adding a bruising type back. Our defense is getting older, and I think the acquisition of (DE)Gaines Adams from the Buccaneers will help. I’m not too concerned with our defensive line or linebackers. They just need to stay healthy, and we need to make sure we have adequate depth in case of injury.

There has been some talk of letting Head Coach Lovie Smith go after the season. I have mixed emotions on this….I think Lovie is a players coach, and I doubt there is a single player in that locker room that holds any ill will towards Lovie Smith. He lead us to a Super Bowl in 2007, and that should tell you right there that he is capable of being our head coach. I feel that Lovie needs to fire himself up a bit more, and drop the reserved approach. He should still treat his players as men, but needs to take a tougher approach to it. I read somewhere that former Denver Broncos head coach, Mike Shanahan would be a perfect fit. I don’t disagree with that at all, because he is from the Chicago area, was the head coach of Jay Cutler since he entered the league in 2006, and has lead the Denver Broncos to multiple Super Bowl championships. It is no guarantee he would take the job here anyway, but you can see why it would be attractive to the Bears, as well as Shanahan himself. It surely is an interesting scenario. I just don’t think Lovie is to blame for all of our problems. We need to fire Ron Turner in the offseason….that is one thing I am very sure of. We need to start from scratch and implement a new offensive scheme with a new offensive coordinator, who will build our offense around Jay Cutler’s abilities. As far as free agents in 2010, I will list a few players that would help us in getting this thing turned around. Remember that we don’t have many choices in the 2010 draft, so we need to bring in fresh faces through free agency or trades. Bringing in the right group of talent could get this thing turned around. It seems like any offensive player who comes to Chicago from another team, never does as well as his previous stint with the old team. The players that leave the Bears to go to different teams seem to do so much better with their new team, than with their stint with the Bears…just look at (RB)Cedric Benson – Bengals, (RB)Thomas Jones – Jets, (WR)Bernard Berrian – Vikings, (QB)Kyle Orton – Broncos, (DT)Tank Johnson – Cowboys & Bengals….it’s too much to be coincidence. Our upper management needs to make sure we work extra hard in the off-season, to not only evaluate players, but evaluate how their independent skills will mesh with the next guy.

2010 Free Agent Wide Receivers of Interest :
– Eagles (WR)Jason Avant
– Bills (WR)Terrell Owens
– Ravens (WR)Mark Clayton
– Bengals (WR)Chris Henry
– Broncos (WR)Brandon Marshall (looks like he will get an extension in Denver though)
– Giants (WR)Sinorice Moss

2010 Free Agent Cornerbacks of Interest :
– Cowboys (CB)Terence Newman
– Colts (CB)Marlin Jackson
– Eagles (CB)Ellis Hobbs
– Packers (CB)Will Blackmon
– Panthers (CB)Richard Marshall
– Steelers (CB)Deshea Townsend
– Steelers (CB)William Gay (RFA)
– Falcons (CB)Brent Grimes (RFA)

2010 Free Agent Safeties of Interest :
– Colts (S)Antoine Bethea
– Packers (S)Atari Bigby
– Steelers (S)Ryan Clark
– Eagles (S)Sean Jones
– Jets (S)Eric Smith
– Saints (S)Usama Young (RFA)

FIRST QUARTER
– Chargers (RB)LaDainian Tomlinson rushes for a TD
– Panthers (RB)Jonathan Stewart rushes for a TD
– Cardinals (QB)Kurt Warner passes to (RB)LaRod Stephens-Howling for a TD
– Vikings (RB)Adrian Peterson rushes for a TD
– Raiders (RB)Justin Fargas rushes for a TD

SECOND QUARTER
– Panthers (RB)Jonathan Stewart rushes for a TD
– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre passes to (TE)Visanthe Shiancoe for a TD
– Chargers (QB)Philip Rivers passes to (WR)Vincent Jackson for a TD
– Titans (QB)Vince Young passes to (WR)Nate Washington for a TD
– Jaguars (RB)Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for a TD
– Panthers (QB)Jake Delhomme passes to (WR)Steve Smith for a TD
– Chargers (RB)LaDainian Tomlinson rushes for a TD
– Panthers(D/ST) Panthers (DE)Julius Peppers 13 Yard Interception Return for a TD

THIRD QUARTER
– Jaguars (RB)Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for a TD
– Titans (RB)Chris Johnson rushes for a TD
– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre passes to (WR)Percy Harvin for a TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (TE)Spencer Havner for a TD
– Cardinals (QB)Kurt Warner passes to (TE)Ben Patrick for a TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (TE)Spencer Havner for a TD

FOURTH QUARTER
– Titans (RB)Chris Johnson rushes for a TD
– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre passes to (TE)Jeff Dugan for a TD
– Cardinals (RB)Tim Hightower rushes for a TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (WR)Greg Jennings for a TD
– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre passes to (WR)Bernard Berrian for a TD

– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre passes to (TE)Visanthe Shiancoe for a TD
– Buccaneers (RB)Carnell Williams rushes for a TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (WR)James Jones for a TD
– Rams (QB)Marc Bulger passes to (WR)Donnie Avery for a TD
– Saints (RB)Mike Bell rushes for a TD
– Jaguars (RB)Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for a TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (FB)John Kuhn for a TD
– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre passes to (WR)Bernard Berrian for a TD
– Saints (QB)Drew Brees passes to (TE)Jeremy Shockey for a TD

– Green Bay Packers (& Aaron Rodgers) vs. Minnesota Vikings (& Brett Favre)

– NOTABLE INACTIVES : Packers (OL)Chad Clifton, Packers (S)Atari Bigby, Vikings (LB)Erin Henderson, Vikings (WR)Darius Reynaud

– (BRETT FAVRE STRIKES FIRST) Vikings (QB)Brett Favre to (TE)Visanthe Shiancoe for a TD
– (AARON RODGERS STRIKES RIGHT BACK) Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers to (TE)Jermichael Finley for a TD
– (FAVRE 2 – RODGERS 1) Vikings (QB)Brett Favre to (WR)Sidney Rice for a TD
– Packers(D/ST) Packers (LB)Clay Matthews 42 yard fumble return for a TD
– Vikings (RB)Adrian Peterson rushes for a TD
– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre to (WR)Bernard Berrian for a TD
– Vikings(D/ST) Vikings (DE)Jared Allen sacks (QB)Aaron Rodgers in the end zone for a Safety
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers to (WR)Jordy Nelson for a TD

VIKINGS 30 – PACKERS 23