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The Hip that doomed Favre

Posted on: August 24, 2010 8:14 pm
 
The Fantasy Football Geek known as River Rat dodged a bullet or actually several of them today on the news of Vikings reciever Sidney Rice undergoing surgery.  Out of 17 teams drafted so far, some automated, and some live, none of my teams posessed the talented receiver.  It is my understanding that on some sites games, such as Yahoo,  Rice is in the elite class of "can not drop" player.  It could be interesting to see if that status is relaxed.  Being that at this time, he is expected to miss the first 8 games it might be iffy for those that have him on their roster if they will be allowed to drop.  Always when a player hits the IR, this is the case, but we will have to see.

Now, continuing with this thought, here are Rats Views From The Alley.

It is my understanding that Rice's injured hip was evident at the end of last season.  It is also my understanding that Sidney was encouraged to have surgery on his injured hip during the off season.  Instead, he chose to treat the injury differently.  Now here we are just a couple of short weeks from the opening of the season, and he has gone under the knife.  Be it a mis-diagnosis, or just plain scared of surgery, he has put his team in a bit of a situation.  Last season, Brett Favre and Sidney formed a bond that was evident in the locker room following the loss to the Saints in the NFC championship game with an emotional 45 second embrace between the two.  One wonders if this information was withheld from Favre during the "visits" to talk him into coming back.  If I am Brett, and my favorite target is on the shelf for at least half of the season if not more, and another favorite target was carted off the field in an ambulance from complications from migrains last week, I would be nervous, and maybe even a bit pissed off.  With an absolutley brutal schedule to start the year, (Saints, Dolphins, Jets, Cowboys, Packers, Patriots , the Lions are in there too, but this could turn into a 3-5 start) Brett's last gasp at a Super Bowl ring could be over before his offensive weapons are at full strength.
Category: NFL
Tags: Football, NFL, Vikings
 
Comments

Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: August 25, 2010 3:01 pm
 

The Hip that doomed Favre

As a fellow fantasy nerd, I also have avoided Rice in all leagues. Between his lack of participation in camp, Harvin's migraines, and Favre's drama, I didn't want any Viking other than AP. I don't like the outlook for the Vikings this year. I think the Packers will finally handle them, and the Bears and Lions are capable of stealing a game from them. Add in their tough schedule to start the year, and you've got yourself a team that could have a hard time making the playoffs as a wildcard team.




Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2010 10:17 pm
 

The Hip that doomed Favre

It's a terrible thing to have one of your best WR's out and the other having cronic migrains. I'm sure by sept 9th the vikings will have a good game plan when they meet the Saints again in New Orleans.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2010 10:10 pm
 

The Hip that doomed Favre

I've never quite gotten that "cannot drop" thing, especially on a site like this where house rules is 9 starters and 5 bench players.  What are you supposed to do?  Lose until your guy comes back?


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