Taking Bad Schotz NFL Players Of The Week 2
This week’s edition will feature more of the same, as well as one honorable mention that didn’t necessarily have a bad week, but has found his way on the list.
Luke McCown- If it wasn’t for Mojo Drew, this team would be last place and a top candidate for worst in the league. Cutting David Garrard was a horrible decision and I doubt he would have played as bad as McCown played against the Jets on Sunday. McCown was an astonishing 6/19 passing for 59 yards and 4 INT’s with a 1.8 passer rating. The Jags lost 32-3 despite a solid game from Mojo. With no wideouts and no QB, this team will continue to falter and we’ll probably see McCown here again in the near future.
The Chiefs- After a surprise AFC West championship last year, the Chiefs have been BY FAR the worst team in the NFL so far. After a 41-7 loss to the Bills (yeah, the Bills), the Chiefs went on the road only to get blown out 48-3 by the Lions. The Chiefs have been outscored 89-10 in just 2 games. Yes Charlie Weiss has been missed, but what is up with Romeo Crennell’s defense. A road trip to San Diego does not bode well for the banged up Chiefs.
Phillip Rivers and Mike Tolbert- The Chargers were actually able to hang with the Pats for a bit, but were ultimately done in by an array of turnovers. Rivers threw two costly picks in Patriot territory, one being Vince Wilfork’s first career pick. The Chargers also were stopped on 4th and goal on the 1 when Tolbert was unable to get into the end zone. He was also the spoiler of a comeback when he fumbled the ball with around 5 minutes left down by only 7 points. The Chargers luckily don’t have to worry about the Chiefs this year and should win the decision, but a win against the Pats would have established the Chargers as the top dog and put Rivers atop the MVP race.
Jeremy Maclin- Despite a huge game in which he put up more receiving yards (171) than his weight after mono. However, a costly drop at the end of the game solidified a Falcon victory and ruined back-up QB Mike Kafka’s chance to lead a comeback.
Michael Vick- Despite playing in an incredible game, Vick’s league leading 2nd and 3rd fumbles and 1st interception helped keep the Falcons in a game that should have been a blowout. Vick suffered a concussion later in the game due to a still awful offensive line. Way to not protect your 100 million dollar man Philly. But Vick gave his critics exactly what they wanted, a turnover filled game that Vick gets hurt in. All offseason Vick’s critics said he was too risky to give so much money too and that he could never be the top QB many believe he is because of these reasons. Despite Vick’s obvious improvements as a passer, he still makes questionable decisions with the football and his style of play simply can’t keep him healthy.
Jamaal Charles- Charles busted onto the seen with the second best yards per carry average over a season last year and became a fantasy football hero. Unfortunately, the young star tore his ACL on Sunday and will be out for the year, further damaging the Chiefs already horrible season and breaking the hearts of fantasy owners relying on Charles to get them a championship. Your stats will be missed in fantasy and amongst Chiefs fans, but my Chargers now have one less opponent to worry about in the weak AFC West.