I probably didn’t see much more than a minute or two of the action last Friday as 7:30pm was the exact time my fantasy footall draft started. It’s a good thing Golden Tate had a whale of a game, because I was pretty nervous that drafting him in the first round was a bad idea.
But, it’s not like it matters that I didn’t see the game, because what can you learn from a game like this anyway? Pete Carroll went the standard route of having the starting quarterback play only a couple of series. Then, Charlie Whitehurst came in and showed everyone why he wants to be known as The World’s Best August Quarterback. There were field goals made by a kicker we would subsequently waive over the weekend; there were touchdowns scored by running backs we would subsequently waive over the weekend. Justin Forsett averaged 3.0 yards per carry; Leon Washington averaged significantly less; and Tarvar – in spite of his only playing those two possessions – still managed to throw an interception.
The only thing we actually learned is: we need to stop playing the Oakland Raiders. Every time we play them, we come out of the game riddled with injuries!
This time, it’s Robert Gallery and defensive lineman Jimmy Wilkerson. So that’s … that’s just great.
Over the weekend, we picked up Denver’s backup kicker (the guy who made the game-winner against us a couple weeks ago) and three other guys. In exchange, I dunno. Colin Cole is gone; a casualty of injury and money concerns. Deon Butler starts on the PUP list, so that’s a shred of good news for a guy trying to come back from a brutal leg injury. We kept Josh Portis as our third quarterback; that’s pretty exciting I guess.
The great national nightmare is officially over. No more preseason for another year. Now it’s on to the regular season. Now it’s on to the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes.