|07-27-2006, 08:32 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Aug 2005
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First round draft choice Jay Cutler, the 11th overall selection, has agreed on a six-year contract with the Broncos. Cutler is a strong-armed quarterback from Vanderbilt who seems to be the heir-apparent at that position in Denver. Cutler's deal is worth up to $48 million, and should allow him to be in camp on time.
With the choice of Cutler in the early first round, the writing on the wall is visible to incumbent starter Jake Plummer. Look for Plummer to start all year, but make no mistake about it, Cutler is the future of this franchise.
In an apparent effort to upgrade their tailback position, the Broncos recently approached the Bears about the availability of six-year veteran runner Thomas Jones, ESPN.com is reporting. The Broncos are apparently offering Ashley Lelie as trade bait to acquire Jones, but no deal appears imminent.
This is interesting speculation because Chicago seems intent on giving the rock to second-year stud Cedric Benson. The fantasy values of Tatum Bell, Ron Dayne, Jones and Benson all hang in the balance when rumors like this begin to swirl, though Bears coach Lovie Smith denied the team having any interest in Lelie on Wednesday.
Running back Thomas Jones spoke to the media on Thursday for the first time since skipping voluntary offseason workouts and being demoted to second-string behind Cedric Benson. "Anybody who has done what I've done the last couple of years is a guy who should be a starter," Jones told the Chicago Tribune. "I think I was the leader on the offense the past two years. I think I've been very productive despite some of the situations I've had to be in. I've worked hard. I've kept my mouth shut. I stay out of trouble. I do what I'm supposed to do and what the coaches ask me to do."
We can't argue with Jones on any of the above points. Unfortunately for him, the Bears decided to invest $35 million in Cedric Benson, who will at the very least get some reps with the first-team offense during training camp. Both should be very capable runners this season, and fantasy owners should not draft one without the other.
The Broncos' punter Todd Sauerbrun lost his appeal this week for using the banned dietary supplement ephedra. Sauerbrun was using the supplement in an attempt to lose weight and get fit for the upcoming season. The league upheld the Sauerbrun's four game suspension and head coach Mike Shanahan is not pleased. "I told (Todd) that I was very disappointed in him," coach Mike Shanahan told ESPN. "We took a chance on him. Of all the things, ephedra! What it does is make you lose weight. He's the only guy on the team which I don't care if he's fat. I don't care if he's 30 pounds overweight. All you've got to do is punt the ball. Kick it into the end zone."
Sauerbrun will serve his suspension and the Broncos will look elsewhere for a kicker. Next time we recommend Atkins or Weight Watchers for Sauerbrun, they won't cause him to be suspended.
sorry nothing but BS for another few weeks
|07-27-2006, 08:56 PM||#2|
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dude fanball is awesome.....
i'm in 3 different fantasy football leagues on fanball.....