I've been writing once a week for the football flagship site on Bloguin called "This Given Sunday". If you haven't been there before there's great league wide content with several daily posts, so check it out.
My weekly piece ranks the 1st round rookies, re-ordering 1 through 32 based on how they are performing on the field. Where in the first round they were picked is thus out of the window. So how is Kenny Vaccaro faring, and how does he compare to the other first round rookies?
Vaccaro is up one spot this week to #11 after starting out at #12 last week. Not bad for a guy drafted 15th overall. Worth noting that the guy I was watering at the mouth to land the entire time leading up to the draft, and clamoring for on draft day before he was picked one spot ahead of the Saints, is ranked second overall. That would be Star Lotulelei, who is already looking like a stud with the Panthers. I'll keep you posted on how this progresses throughout the season.
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A couple other quick things of note:
The Saints re-signed CB Chris Carr who never caught on with another team. The vet missed out on the 53 man roster in favor of Rod Sweeting but played pretty well in preseason as a reserve. He's now back on the team and I think we can pressume that means Patrick Robinson will officially go on IR in the next 24 hours as the corresponding move.
If you're a degenerate gambler, like my good friend Ralph, Sports Bet is a solid place for football spread picks and it could also give you some inside info. I have a pretty good feeling about the Saints covering this week but I think the lock has to be Seattle hosting the Jags. That is the best gimme you will ever get.
I sure did lose that play. That play still is a no brainer to me though. . I'll take 19 points anyday. Still went positive on the weekend though. I had TEN -3 which pushed. MIA -3 WINNER. CINCY +2.5 WINNER. BALTIMORE +1 WINNER. IND +10 WINNER.
I've got Jacksonville +19.5 locked in already...19.5!?!? I'm pretty sure that's down to +18 on most sites but thats wayyyyy to many points. It's the NFL..and that's one of the biggest spreads in the last decade..
I wasn't sure about Vacarro when he was drafted as I knew very little of him and had never watched him play besides maybe a 5 second clip. As usual Payton and Loomis know a lot more than I do. I'm very happy he is a Saint and I love watching this kid play. And for the record, his hit on matt ryan that was flagged was the best play of the whole game!! That's when I fell in love! HAHA!
Personally I think it would be hilarious if Jacksonville went in and somehow beat Seattle. Any given Sunday!!!
@Lord Breesus looks like you lost money then. Seattle won by 28. There was no spread big enough that I wouldn't have liked Seattle. The Jags are that horrific and they've already given up.
@Balco Von Velminge Vaccaro with his best game yet!