It seems what once looked impossible may now be true, and the Jets really do care about our mental well being.
Frankly, I’m not sure if this world is ready for a full-blown Jets quarterback competition that stretches deep into the August sun. Such an event would prompt end times, and the very Earth on which we live would look something like this…
End days indeed. Also maybe…delicious days?
But with David Garrard gone after he retired due to a still lingering knee injury, one survivor has been voted off the island by default. So now the real competition between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith has started early during OTAs. That means, mercifully, it could end early too.
Type Armond Armstead’s name into YouTube, and you’ll stumble upon a six-minute clip that highlights the talent of the 22-year-old defensive lineman. As expected, there are plays of hell-raising, and backfield penetration throughout the video. It’s supposed to be that way — it’s a highlight film after all — and then once you watch a full-length game of his, you’re supposed to come away somewhat disappointed.
Throughout the summer we’re going to track every table scrap of information on the notable, fantasy-relevant position battles. Sometimes there will be urgent breaking news which shakes the very foundation of the man-made structure you currently find yourself in. Other times, the meaning will be marginal.
I know this is shocking, but it’s been nearly three weeks since the last time we passed along a Robert Griffin III injury update of some kind. Specifically, 20 days and 20 nights have passed, and I’m pretty sure that’s illegal.
Since most of these posts will sound similar until, oh, August, I’ll keep this one bite-sized.
We took a little sabbatical yesterday. You may have noticed, or at least I hope you noticed, because if you didn’t that makes me sad. In hindsight I suppose I could have been courteous and kind with an announcement informing you of our Monday absence around these parts, while directing you to pursue your Internet procrastination elsewhere.
For our American friends who aren’t aware, it was a long weekend here in the great nation of Canada, the one when we annually celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday with many barley-based beverages. Good times were had by all I’m sure, and in less than a week the U.S. of A will have its own three-day weekend festivities. Sunshine for everyone.
Anywho, where did we leave off Friday when we last spoke? Ahhh yes, we were discussing a pretty important injury to a pretty important player that may or may not effect his status for training camp. Yeah, about that…
Remember earlier this morning when I wrote about the great Rob Gronkowski problem of 2013? Now that his fourth forearm surgery is officially scheduled for next week, there was optimism that he’ll be fine for your fantasy drafts in August. Even though there’s still significant risk that comes with a Gronk pick, it’s balanced by the far more significant reward.
One day when we go about the exercise of looking back on the 2013 draft and which prospects failed to display the requisite levels of goodness on the field, the names of several quarterbacks will likely be in that discussion.
Or maybe they won’t, and Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, and Ryan Nassib will surprise and then taunt us after they were rumored as possible first rounders, and then they fell considerable distances. But the most surprising development was that the only quarterback selected in the opening round received very little attention as a possible first-round candidate, meaning the bust/boom lens through which his career is eventually viewed is magnified that much further.