Saturday, August 13, 2016


More preseason games to digest so let's get to the latest:

-It was a mixed bag debut for Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III as he completed 4-of-8 passes for 67 yards and an interception in the team's Friday night preseason opener.  Griffin did complete a 49-yard pass to former QB Terrell Pryor but his outing was a bit too much on the short side to really judge yet.  There is decent QB 2 upside in a new environment but Griffin has to prove he can stay healthy which we know is a tall order. 

-There has been way too much ink dedicated to Green Bay Packers wideout Jeff Janis this preseason considering he did nothing but catch a few passes during the playoffs a year ago.  I never bought into it as Janis was already uneven in summer practices and failed to distinguish himself from third wideout Davante Adams.  Now Janis reportedly suffered a broken hand Friday which means he could be down for quite awhile and thus make him a non-story.  Move on.

-Cincinnati Bengals rookie wideout Tyler Boyd caught a deep ball from backup QB A.J. McCarron in his debut Friday but he only took part in a few snaps.  Still like with Sterling Shepard in New York with the Giants, there is a starting spot there for Boyd to take advantage of.  Draft him as a fourth wideout with upside. 

-Charles Johnson got attention Friday by catching a 49-yard touchdown pass from Teddy Bridgewater Friday and for now it looks like he will start opposite Stefon Diggs and ahead of rookie Laquan Treadwell to start 2016.  I said from the beginning Treadwell was in a bad spot in a conservative passing offense in Minnesota and that his value is negligible.  This goes for any Minny wideout. 

-Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi was a bust Friday night as he rushed for 6 yards on 2 carries and did not catch a pass.  Arian Foster will be the bell cow back for sure, especially after this flop of an outing.  While Foster is aging and very injury-prone, he is looking better and better as a RB 2.

-Pittsburgh Steeler head coach Mike Tomlin is catching flack for saying tight end Ladarius Green placement on the PUP list had to do only with his recovery from offseason ankle surgery.  Meanwhile various reports in and outside of the organization say it has to do with consussion aftereffects.  Either way Green should be avoided entirely in drafts this summer. 

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