Fast Forward: Big Ben, Maclin, Bowe headline Week 6 breakouts
The rule is,
Second, we need to do more about helmets. It would start with forcing players to actually snap their helmets and wear a mouthpiece, but something like an X Prize would do more. The NFL and NFLPA could go in together to give a $1 million prize and endorsement to whoever comes up with a new helmet design that can help reduce concussions. Whether it's some giant sporting goods company or some guy in his garage, a big check works to move technology forward. If we can dig 33 guys out of the ground in Chile, we can build a better helmet.
Finally, we have to take a team-controlled medical staff out of the equation. Team doctors need to be league-controlled, giving them a level of independence, changing from team physicians to game physicians. Assign them out the way the league does with officials. Once we have that, there's a simple rule change:
These aren't new suggestions. In fact, I introduced these changes in the
Let's fast forward through Week 6:
We have a lot of possibilities, but in a year of comebacks, it's not
For a little more insight into Week 6, I reached out to
I agree with every word. Other players on the bust list were Raiders RB
Players often say a team "do what it do." It's not the best grammar, but fantasy winners need their top picks to put up top results -- to do what they do. This week, we're giving our weekly award for doing the do -- let's shamelessly call it "The Dew" -- to Johnson. Oh ... which one,
There were plenty of injuries around the league that I'll be following through the week. My friends at
If there's any theme we can take away from this week -- aside from the helmet-to-helmet madness -- it's the utter assertion of the forward pass as the dominant weapon in the NFL. I know this isn't new, but there's a clear emphasis from the previous "run to establish the pass" to "yards are yards and I can get them in bunches with passes." That's going to create a need for new ways of looking at things. We already saw some WRs creeping into the first-round discussion this year, but I think we're going to need some advanced stats to help us go beyond throwing darts. We'll also have to get beyond "
I don't mean to pick on Fitzgerald, but how much of his production from 2007-09 (293 catches/3,932 yards/35 TDs) was Fitzgerald and how much was then-Cards QB