It's been a big week in the NFL offseason, with moving vans loading up and lawyers getting PAID. In the Steel City, one superstar's fancy lawyers got him off the hook and another got a ticket out of town for assorted acts of tomfoolery. In Denver, the Broncos are in the final stages of their talent liquidation project. There's fantasy fallout galore involved in
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Holmes finished among the Top 10 receivers last year with 79 catches for 1,248 yards and five touchdowns, so scoring is obviously not his strong suit. He has only 20 touchdowns in four years. Theoretically, he would be the Jets' No. 1 wide receiver. His suspension makes the situation messier. Once he comes back, he'll have to work himself into the game plan and gain Sanchez's trust. The suspension aside, on a run-first, run-second team like the Jets, it will be difficult for Holmes to put up anything remotely close to last year's numbers. Consider him a middle round luxury pick, after you've filled up all of your other skill positions.
The Steelers obviously felt good enough about promising second-year player
Don't get caught up in the hype that the Steelers will return to the ground-and-pound days. Unless they get unbelievably lucky in the draft, they don't have the personnel to do so. They'll turn Roethlisberger loose, just like always, and he'll be looking at Wallace breaking open deep often. There's an excellent chance for Wallace to be a WR2 with upside for your roster, so a fifth- or sixth-round pick sounds like a reasonable place for him to go in your draft.
Roethlisberger got himself some rich man's justice, or maybe he's as pure as the driven snow ... I don't know. I wasn't there on any of the multiple occasions he has embarrassed himself. Innocent until proven guilty, I hear. Regardless, I seriously doubt any of this will affect his play. If nearly dying in a motorcycle accident and absorbing 189 sacks over the last four years didn't keep him from playing good football, another close shave with the law won't either. While there might be a momentary transitional phase as the Steelers shift from Holmes to Wallace, it won't affect Roethlisberger negatively. He's adept at distributing the ball to a variety of receivers, as tight end
With the Holmes trade, the arrow is pointing up for Sanchez. He's now surrounded by weapons in the passing game and supported by a stellar rushing attack, even taking into account that this year's
The Holmes trade is a double-edged sword for