“Et tu, Brute?” (Even you, Brutus?) Arguably the most famous three words uttered in literature, this immortalized quote from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar has come down in history to mean the ultimate betrayal by one’s closest friend. In the Brutus Report I will bring you a weekly overview of the betrayers of the previous week’s games as well as make a few predictions on the players most likely to stick a dagger in your back this week.
Sigh… Philly lost and I am sure that somewhere as I type these words Griese and the boys are popping open a bottle of cheap champagne, whooping it up over there precious undefeated season record. But them doing that isn’t half as pathetic as my FF season thus far.
I only am serious about one of the leagues I am in, the other one was a late start league with a bunch of casual friends that thought it would be cool to “try out” FF, needless to say it is not that much fun. But the one I am serious about I am sitting at a dismal 4-5 record. The good news is I have won my last two games and it looks as if I am on a roll. I see ending 8-6 as a decent possibility. The bad news is I doubt that will get me to the play-offs. Ho hum…
Well enough about me, on to the picks…
Mark Brunell – 6-17 for 58 yards. Great job there Mark! What? You say their incredible “D” just ate you up? Who were you playing again? Ah the Lions you say? And what rank do they hold in Pass Defense? 29th!!!!!! Yes that is right folks if he performs like that against the Lions, can you really ever trust the guy to start for you again? I say no.
Kevin Jones – On the other side of the field we have Mr. Jones who totaled up an Earth-shattering 20 yards on 12 carries. You’d think if the other teams Offense was playing so horrible, perhaps you could get a good game out of your RB. Unfortunately for Jones owners, that was NOT the case.
It must have been painful for him to watch Clinton Portis out there showing what a RB should do. Especially when you look at what a sub-par year Portis has been having.
Congrats guys, I doubt you were the deciding factor in too many people’s game outcomes, but that is manly because most people weren’t playing you this week.
And the Brutus Award for Week 8 goes to…
Donavan McNabb – It was good to see the McNabb of a year ago return to the field, wasn’t it? Yeah the same McNabb that lead my team to utter humiliation last year after I traded Steve McNair for him a couple weeks into the season, knowing he would bounce out of that slump he was in. Do you get the feeling I am not loving the Chunky Soup Momma’s Boy this year?
To add insult to injury I drafted Hasselbeck this year while McNabb sat there staring me in the face, daring me to pick him again. Well if you look at the season totals McNabb has been owning Hassey. Needless to say it was nice to see a week of him in his former “glory”.
Yeah, he probably cost you the game. Sorry you all had to suffer while I dance in sadistic glee.
Week 10’s possible Brutus
Dante Culpepper – With three mediocre weeks in a row I have to assume the trend will continue. I wonder what is hurting his performance so much? I just can’t figure it out. Uhm, err, ahh, could it be MOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS? Come on Dante, are you whipped by that boy so much that you cannot get it done without him? Oh man if Moss didn’t already have too big a head, it sure is gonna be popping when the week he returns to full strength just happens to be the week Culpepper throws 5 TDs again.