Cleat Geeks

The NFL IR: Week 2

THE BIZARRE– Jimmy Garoppolo is out for the Patriots week 3 Thursday Night match-up against the Houston Texans. Which means it is Jacoby Brissett under center. But this is not the most bizarre thing about this injury. Who is now the Patriots back-up quarterback? Julian Eldeman, that’s right, he may get you more fantasy points by throwing the ball than catching the ball this week. You can get the complete wrap-up of the Patriots win on our weekly article the Patriot Post.edelman-td-pass

THE BRUTIAL– Adrian Petterson has a torn meniscus. Not great, but not the end of the world either. His season will not be lost from this injury, but his immediate future is uncertain. But, the Vikings have a brutal next 3 games; this Sunday in Carolina, and then hosting two currently undefeated in the Giants and Texans, who play this Thursday so they get extra rest.

THE BROWNS– Really, do I have to say anything else? So, the Browns loose RGIII in week 1 to a shoulder injury. In week they loose Josh codykesslerMcCown to a shoulder injury. Therefore, rookie Cody Kessler will be the 3rd starting quarterback for the Browns in 3 weeks. If you include the final 2 weeks of last season, it will actually be the 5th different starting quarterback for the woeful franchise in those last five NFL weeks. While we are throwing awful statistics around about the Browns, Kessler will be the 26th starting quarterback since they came back into the league in 1999. However I will give McCown credit where credit is due. The Browns jumped out to an early 20-0 lead against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. McCown did play through the injury to his non-throwing shoulder that will keep him out of action for at least this week. He had this emotional speech after the game, “I think it’s just not wanting to not be out there with your guys, you know?” McCown said. “I got a dad and older brother who I know get up and go to work and sometimes they don’t feel great, and they go and they grind. And I got two little boys that — they’re playing football now — and they get hit and they get banged up and I’m trying to teach them what toughness means. So, for me, it’s those things — and just knowing the window for me right now.” But, there comes a time when you have to admit defeat and let someone else try to win the game for your team. McCown put the nail in the Brown’s coffin by throwing a interception deep in Ravens territory at games end.

THE BEST DEFENCE…….WARE?– Most people would ay, at least through 2 weeks, that the Broncos still have the best defense in the NFL. But that defense will take a big hit for the next 4-6 weeks while Demarcus Ware recovers from his broken arm in suffered in the 3rd quarter of the Broncos win against the Colts Sunday.jaycutlerchicagobears

BEARS DOWN, NOT BEAR DOWN– Jay Cutler’s night ended prematurely in the 29-14 ugly loss to the Eagles on Monday Night Football. The Bears quarterback was ushered to the locker room at the end of the third quarter after suffering a right thumb injury. Cutler had been squeezing his throwing hand after landing on it at the tail-end of a sack earlier in the quarter. He did not return for the remainder of the game after leaving the field. After the game, Cutler was wearing a cast when he told reporters he will undergo tests Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury. “I’m concerned,” Cutler told reporters. “You know, as a quarterback, you kind of need your right thumb. I think I was 12 or 11 when I had surgery on this thumb, so we’ll see what it is.” Journeyman backup Brian Hoyer came on to replace Cutler for the game’s final frame. But, he was not the only Bear to go down during this game. I swear everytime I looked up from my computer another Bear was injured.

Also as a side note, 9 different running backs went down to injury in total this week. You can get the complete list of those running backs in the weekly article 10 Things I Learned From NFL Week 2.

 

Leave a Reply

GET YOUR  ON!

If you like this site or just simply want to school your friends because you got the information first.  

Join us on the field! Click on any of the links below.

%d bloggers like this: