Could there be better timing to launch a new Turducken weekly series profiling each team starting with the current team on the bottom and working our way up to #1? Not like being 1-3 at this point means anything, a win in Week 5 and Team Box will be right back in the top 8 with the rest of the league currently at 2-2. And is it just me, or is there some interesting trade action buzzing?
QB: Donovan McNabb, Brett Favre
RB: Michael Turner, Cedric Benson, Fred Jackson, Clinton Portis
WR: Randy Moss, Hakeem Nicks, Louis Murphy, Josh Morgan (SF), Joey Galloway (Washington)
TE: Tony Sheffler (Detroit), David Thomas (New Orleans)
D/ST: Buccaneers, Saints
K: Rob Bironas
Michael Turner, Randy Moss, Cedric Benson
Clinton Portis, Hakeem Nicks, Donovan McNabb, Brett Favre
Fred Jackson, Louis Murphy
Comments: If Clinton Portis weren't out for a few weeks with an injury, Team Box would have a great foursome of backs, especially since Marshawn Lynch was traded to Seattle and Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller seem destined to have a healthy split of carries in Buffalo. Michael Turner and Cedric Benson have gotten off to relatively slow starts but should start to pick up their production as Atlanta and Cincinati's matchups improve (except for Cinci's remaining games against pittsburgh and baltimore...).
Rob Bironas is a good kicker, Tennessee can move the ball pretty well but doesn't have that go to guy to catch touchdowns in the red zone. The Saints defense will create points on special teams and with turnovers and play particularly well at home.
Now what everyone is talking about: a trade currently under league review that would send Brett Favre to teh Brklyn Brawlers for Marques Colston. Colston would fall under the tier 2 player category, as does favre, and each have upside but serious downside.
Favre: Has a lot of weapons and proved last season he's still a great quarterback. Lingering questions over his age and ability to sustain an entire season of punishment against some of the league's best defenses in the NFC North and AFC/NFC East teams who the Vikings are scheduled to face. Also how much will the Vikings rely on Adrian Peterson? Will they let Favre throw 25-30 times per game? Plus he is retiring after this season. Or is he....?
Colston: Off to a slow start this year (8.5, 8.5, 4, and 5 points respectively in the first four games), lots of weapons on the Saints offense could mean reduced targets some games, but once the saints pick it up on offense they can easily put up 500 yards passing and 4-5 touchdowns, which is plenty to go around. In the first four weeks of 2009, Colston only averaged 12 points per game... it wasn't until weeks 5-7 that he put up 26, 16, and 17). Could that be the case again this year?
What do you think of the trade considering Team Box and Brklyn Brwlers??