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As the Football Turns – Week 3

Bengals’ fans outraged as Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ plays during player introductions and after game.

If having the word roar in the lyrics is all that it takes to get on the Bengals’ playlist, I nominate
Helen Reddy’s ‘I am Woman,’ which starts with the line, ‘I am woman hear me roar..’ This will have them
begging to bring back Katy Perry.

The Lions’ Louis Delmas passes the buck; make that 5,000 bucks.

Delmas was fined by the NFL for wearing the wrong color socks during the Lions Week 2 game versus the
Cardinals. The 26-year-old Delmas claimed that no one told him that he was wearing the wrong socks. From
head coach Jim Schwartz (unnecessary challenge) to defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh to Delmas: Do any of
the Lions realize that the NFL has a rule book?

After Seattle’s Week 2 win over the 49ers Richard Sherman exclaimed, “Every time you doubt us, you look

2012 NFC Divisional Playoffs – Atlanta 30, Seattle 28…and I’m the stupid one.

Houston’s Andre Johnson suffers big hit, causes teammate DeAndre Hopkins to talk crazy.

After Houston’s Week 2 win over the Titans, a game in which Andre Johnson was forced to leave with a
concussion, DeAndre Hopkins was quoted as saying, “I feel like I can be better than Andre [Johnson].”


DeAndre Hopkins 12/183/1
Andre Johnson 838/11,476/56

Hey DeAndre, it might be just a little too soon.

Browns’ GM Michael Lombardi takes commanding lead in race for the Matty (named after former Lions’ GM Matt
Millen, the Matty is awarded to the GM who does the most to destroy his franchise).

I know that we’re only two weeks into the season, but Browns’ GM Michael Lombardi has clearly placed
himself at the head of the pack in the race for the coveted Matty. Not only have the Browns decided to
pass over No. 2 quarterback Jason Campbell as the starter at QB for Week 3, which is a brilliant move for
any GM looking to take home the Matty. Nothing screams Matt Millen like signing Campbell to a two-year, $3.75
million dollar contract in March of 2013 to be your backup quarterback, only to pass him over in Week 3
for Brian Hoyer.

But Lombardi hasn’t stopped there. In math that can only make sense in Cleveland, Lombardi decided that
trading the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 draft, Trent Richardson, for a pick that will most likely be in
20s in the 2014 NFL draft, is a good move. Now supposedly, Lombardi has done this in an attempt to move up
in the 2014 draft in order to acquire a franchise quarterback.

Here is where Cleveland Browns’ fans need to get real nervous. The last time Lombardi ran a draft was 1997
for the Oakland Raiders. That year the Raiders had the No. 1 overall pick and selected LSU quarterback
JaMarcus Russell. By the end of the 2009 season, Russell was out of the league.

Somewhere Matt Millen is starting to engrave Michael Lombardi’s name onto the Matty.

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Jim Bukowski a Senior Staff Writer/Content Manager for and is a member of the Fantasy
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