Trying to Contain Myself

I’ve never been an Eli fan, but even I know enough that I wouldn’t boo him (I’m looking at you, Jets fans) when he gets hurt. The Giants can’t be excited about entrusting their already fragile offense to Jared “Fat Butt” Lorenzen. Hell, I’m not all that excited about the prospect of Tim Hasselbeck coming back, or getting Byron Leftwich either. Here’s hoping that his injury is not as severe as what Chris Mortenson reported last night. Brandon Jacobs looks like he should be okay, but Derrick Ward did well enough in his absence that I’m not as worried about that injury. Of critical importance is Osi Umenyiora. Without any pass rush to speak of, Tony Romo tore the Giants secondary up. With inexperienced starters throughout the defense, the Giants definitely need Osi back quickly.
My fantasy team suffered a tough loss last night. I was down by about 60 points, but had one player from each of the four teams playing last night. Chad Johnson got my hopes up early by catching a nice long TD, but then disappeared in the second half as the Bengals tried to give the game to the Ravens. Mark Clayton didn’t catch a pass, and looks to be an early waiver drop. Russ Grimm and Ken Weisenhunt affirmed my faith in Edgerrin James, as Arizona managed to establish a semblance of a running game in the utter absence of a passing attack. Come on, Leinart! You’ve got two of the best WRs in the game, and you throw for 102? Frank Gore also did reasonably well even with Alex Smith stumbling through the game. They can only get better, but alas, my team still came up 9 points short. Only one game though, and I’m encouraged by some decent performances.