The Ogletree Factor

This year, maybe we call it “The Ogletree Factor” as owners fly to the waiver wire and then to their fantasy football sources to see if they should grab Dallas wide receiver, Kevin Ogletree. The short answer, no. Why should you? Chances are you draft is just about a week old, can you really tell me that picking up a WR3 based off one game is going to improve you over the course of the next 16 weeks?

Last year we had a similar situation take place on the opening night of the NFL as Green Bay hosted New Orleans. A rookie by the name of Randall Cobb thrilled the Packer faithful with a 108-yard kickoff return and caught 2-35 and 1 TD. That night, followed by the next few days, owners were wanting to know the same thing. “Should I pick up Randall Cobb? He is available on the waiver wire.” Yeah, as he should be, just like Ogletree. We are one game into the season, as Michael_8256 on the FFS Forums said, “Don’t over-think it!

Stealing another saying from Michael, which I subscribe to, “it’s a marathon not a sprint” as it relates to the season. Don’t be worried if you team starts slow or players you expected are not scoring as you had hoped early in the season. Maybe you end taking a few loses or played a particular match up instead of playing your studs. Weekly on FFS owners pose starter questions, most of which receive quite a bit of input. Even with all the opinions of other forum members, go with your gut. If you feel strongly about a play, then play them. You do not have to agree with the opinions you get on the forums, you asked for input and feedback was provided.

Another fantasy fopaux owners make, rushing to the waiver wire. Stop! Don’t do it! Unless you have suffered a season ending injury chances are high (not impossible) a wire pick up before the start of the season won’t help you. Of course there are cases where this has been wrong. Example, 2010 an owner in our league drafted Montario Hardesty, who torn an ACL picked up Peyton Hillis, who went on to rush for 1177 yards and 13 TDs. Again, those are rare instances.

Go into a new fantasy football season with a little patience and remember to take into account The Fantasy Football Law of Averages as described by Russ Bliss on Fantasy Football Staters. Don’t chase a get one week performer, like Ogletree in this case. The law reads:

This is a law that dictates there are only so many yards and TD’s to go around and mediocre guys who have really good weeks will have to have really bad weeks later on to average their stats out. It also works in reverse for good and/or great players. Those who have really bad weeks will have to have some really good ones to again, average it out by seasons end.

That describes players like Ogletree and Cobb, who went on to score no more TDs after his opening night performance. So exercise a little patience with your team, give them time to perform. Don’s be surprised if it takes 3-4 weeks to see some players get up to speed and start performing.

While I am against using the waiver wire, it is a necessity these days. Long gone are the days of the 4 supplemental picks we used to get after every 4 weeks of the NFL season. These days the waiver wire is continually being used by owners in nearly every league. In the league I run, I don’t open the wire until AFTER the conclusion of the first week. I see no reason an owner should be hitting the wire immediately after a draft. The exception, an owner who loses a player to a season ending injury. You can see who I am targeting by reading Watch List #1.

In the end, even those we like bragging rights over our friends and taking their money. In the words of Michael_8256, “remember…its Fantasy Football, its suppose to be fun…there are 800 things more important that it!

2012 Yahoo Fantasy Football League

This time around it’s the 2012 Yahoo fantasy football league. Not sure why I agreed to participate in a third fantasy football league this season, but I did. Maybe because it was a good friends running it and I did well last year, putting up the best record and losing in the finals. With that said, this year would be more challenging. It would be the first time I participated in a 14-team draft. I am not one for leagues of this size, as talent does drop off and it tests your skills a manager on how you draft.

As I had done with my previous two drafts, I set up the scoring and starting requirements using the tools at Fantasy Football Starters. It was no surprise that my tier lists for each position were similar in nature to the other two drafts I had participated in. This time around I also used the Fantasy Football Calculator, which has a scenario option that allows you to see what players might be around when it comes to your draft slot. The draft positions were random and awarded 45 minutes before the draft was scheduled to being. I was given #13.

In retrospect I liked where I picked, it would allow me to quick picks, allowing me to stockpile early before waiting for the next round. The only factor that I didn’t like was all TDs (rush, receive, pass) are all scored 6 points. It was no surprise to see owners pounce on the top QBs very early. I decided I would start RB/RB, as it would be slim pickings on the Round 3/4 wrap. Here is how the draft turned out:

Round 1 (13) DeMarco Murray WR DAL
I told myself if Stafford was on the board at #13 I would draft him, unfortunately the owner at #12 took him, which made my decision to go RB/RB that much stronger. I knew it would be a long wait for the next few rounds, so I decided Murray was the best RB available.

Round 2 (16) Fred Jackson RB BUF
Wanting to go QB, I considered Cam Newton for a quick second but decided it would not be a wise move, as it could weaken my chances at a good pool of RBs. I decided to draft Fred Jackson, who was having a great 2011 season until hit by injury.

Round 3 (41) Dez Bryant WR DAL
As he draft progressed I started targeting players for my next two picks, I was shooting for WRs. I added Victor Cruz, Jordy Nelson and Brandon Marshall to my queue and waited. Unfortunately all 3 were drafted, the last two at picked 39 and 40. That left Dez Bryant as one of the higher ranked WRs remaining. Even with his off the field problems I decided to make him my #1 WR.

Round 4 (44) Antonio Gates TE SDG
My intentions were to go WR and grab my second starter. I looked over who was available, including Nicks, Harvin and Wallace, but decided to draft Antonio Gates. He was arguably the 3rd best TE available, I know he would not have made it back and in the same mold as Graham and Gronkowski can put up catches, yards and TDs.

Round 5 (69) Stevan Ridley RB NEP
Watching the draft play out, I figured on adding depth with the 5th and 6th picks. I placed Peyton Hillis and Willis McGahee in my queue at RB. I also thought Eric Decker might make it back, but then one of the owner started popping off about how Decker was Peyton’s favorite and no sooner was that said that Decker was draft. So much for a #2 WR. When it go to my pick, the queue was empty, but Stevan Ridley was still there. Now that he is the starter, he could fill either depth at RB or my flex starter. It was too hard to pass on a starting RB.

Round 6 (72) Philip Rivers QB SDG
I had been watching Philip Rivers continue to slip. Lesser QBs were being drafted, as well as kickers and yes, even defenses. I don’t believe he could have made another round without being draft. I assume last years INTs scared owners off this season. Offensive, he still had a good year, I expect the INTs down and numbers comparable to 2011.

Round 7 (97) DeAngelo Williams RB CAR
Maybe I should have been been surprised to see D Will still available when the draft came back to me in the 7th. Knowing you can never have enough quality RBs in fantasy football I jumped on him without hesitation. While other owners were drafting TEs, backup QBs and defenses I think I got a steal in Williams in the 7th. Hopefully the big money contract he signed will equate to big on the field numbers.

Round 8 (100) Darrius Heyward-Bey WR OAK
Still looking for that #2 WR I settled on drafting DHB. I was hoping for a stronger #2 at the position and while Holmes was still on the board, I don’t like him in that run first offense. DHB has another year with Palmer and a full training camp, hopefully they come together this season and post good numbers.

Round 9 (125) Santonio Holmes WR NYJ
As much as I avoided Holmes he remained the highest tiered WR available. It finally got to the point that as much as I tried to avoid him I couldn’t pass on his potential (8 TDs last year). He ends up being the #3 WR. I don’t plan on using him much this season.

Round 10 (128) Toby Gerhart RB MIN
Another surprise was the lack of drafting the HC for Adrian Peterson. If MIN ends up limiting his roll early on, Gerhart will be the recipient of an increased role. Any setback to Peterson and Gerhart will get called upon.

Round 11 (153) Josh Freeman QB TBB
Freeman sleepwalked most of last season, but I like the changes the TBB offense has made this season, in the rushing game and the receiving game. Schaub and Flacco had been in my queue for a few rounds and there was a quick run on more owners drafting a backup QB. Both aforementioned QBs were drafted and I had no problem picking Freeman.

Round 12 (156) Doug Baldwin WR SEA
Sydney Rice was still on the board, but he hasn’t put forth an inspiring performance since landing in Seattle. I decided to take the WR opposite of him, Doug Baldwin, who was all around better, more consistent and more importantly healthy.

Round 13 (181) Alex Henery K PHI
Highest tied kicker when my pick came. I had considered Greg Zuerlein, the rookie in STL, especially playing in a dome stadium, but felt Philly would score more this season.

Round 14 (184) Atlanta
I put very little thought what defense I draft and play, they don’t score enough points to warrant an earlier pick up in my opinion. I drafted better positional players when other owners were grabbing defenses.

Round 15 (209) Jerome Simpson WR MIN
Another flier I think could be successful this season in new surrounding, Jerome Simpson. While he does have a 3 game suspension, I think he busts out in week 4. He has Harvin opposite of him and the passing game with Ponder might depend on the comeback of ADP.

Overall this is a very solid team when compared to the other 13 teams I will be playing against. Only 4 other owners started RB/RB and looking at their teams, they are well balanced. I am already looking at the waiver wire. One of the surprisingly undrafted players, Mendenhall. I watched, waited and could not pull the trigger on him because of only 6 bench positions. I also believe I have have good RB depth with D. Will coming off the bench.

I am a bit concerned about my WRs, not completely sold on DHB, but I am willing to give him a shot depending on the match ups. I would prefer to start Doug Baldwin, while not a #2 WR, I do believe he will build on the success he had last season. I will be watching the wire more closely for a FA who steps up at the position. I have Holmes tabbed as the WR I would release. I don’t want to sacrifice the RB depth for a WR.

2012 TFL Draft Weekend & Results

view from draft central

Our view from Draft Central

While none of the owners can remember an exact year, heading to Vegas for our fantasy draft weekend has become tradition in the TFL. While not the cheapest trip it is a unique environment to hold the draft. We are not hold up in a hotel room like some other geeks at The Hard Rock Hotel, we go big,  poolside in a cabana. This year was not a good year for the draft due to issues the moment we arrived at the cabana as technical issues reeked havoc all afternoon long.

While I was prepared for the draft, my mind was elsewhere as I was frustrated with how crappy the Internet connection was at the pool. Since we were 3 owners short we also had the draft live on CBS Sportsline so those not in attendance could follow along. As it happened, I had arrange the owner on vacation in Hawaii to manage the draft. We ended up e-mailing him all 180 picks since the Internet connection was so bad that I could not stay connected for more than about 5 minutes at a time. This took my attention away from the draft and board responsibilities. This was not how I had planned on spending the draft.

The final draft board complete with trash talking.

The draft actually got started the night before while at dinner, the traditional “Pulling of the Ace” at The N9NE Steakhouse. After taking care of outstanding business and eating dinner we laid the cards out on the table and pulled in reverse order of the total points standings. I had the 3rd overall pick for my card. As luck would have it, I pulled “The Ace!” This was the first time in about 4 years I had the option to place myself anywhere in the draft order by pulling this card. I was already thinking strategy before we even left the table.

I did not want to get caught up in the “who to draft” but from the #1 spot, it was going to be difficult to pull off a 2 QB strategy. I decided to move from the #1 spot down to #4 in anticipation of Foster, Rice and McCoy going the first 3 picks. As luck had it (we were in Vegas) Rodgers went #2 overall behind Foster, followed by McCoy, leaving me to question the possibility of using this 2 QB strategy this season. Anticipating another 4 or 5 QBs being drafted before I would pick again, I made my pick and it wasn’t long after that I decided the chips were not falling into place for this alternate draft strategy.

1.03 Drew Brees QB NOS
With Rodgers off the board, Drew Brees is a very strong play this season for the Saints. Maybe not the preseason favorite to be the top ranked QB, the guy can deliver. I expect another big year from Brees throwing for 5000 yards and 40+ TDs.

2.10 Matt Forte RB CHI
I considered going QB with this pick but in my opinion I couldn’t justify Eli Manning and Matt Ryan this high. A very good chance that Forte would not have been there in the third round and some of the WRs I was targeting would be drafted. I like Forte, can catch and run. Now hopefully he can find the endzone a bit more frequent, as his 4 TDs from last year have be worried.

3.04 Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI

I heard Michael in my head with this pick, as I now rely on Fitz as my top WR. The QB issues in the desert are a concern, but you know it will be Fitzgerald as top target. I hope to see a replay of last year, 1400 yards and 8-9 TDs. Hard to pass on him in the 3rd round.

4.07 Andre Johnson WR HOU
I was very surprised when I saw AJ still on the board in the 4th round. I am not too concerned about his injury history, in fact I liked him more than Fitzgerald this year, but believe his numbers won’t be as good as Fitz since HOU has other weapons. If he remains healthy I think he could put up strong numbers this season. I see him as a steal in round 4.

5.04 Reggie Bush RB MIA
Not a real strong believer in Bush, who FINALLY put together a good year in 2011. While he will split time, he is more durable these days to handle the every down duties if needed. As per the tier sheet, he was the highest ranked RB still on the board. Other considerations, Gore, McGahee and Greene, but they were all tiered below Bush.

6.07 Darren Sproles RB NOS
If I were building a PPR team, I have 3 good RBs, but being a standard league Sproles might be a reach. He was a monster as a receiver last year for Brees and hopefully that trend continues, now that the Saints use Sproles very effectively. As a 3rd RB, I am pleased with this pick in round 6.

7.04 Dez Bryant WR DAL
Lots of WRs this year and every time it was my turn to pick there seemed to be players who were passed over that I had higher on my tier sheet. I look at this picks as pure value. This kid has big time potential and showed that in the later part of last season. He will build off last years numbers.

8.07 Brandon Lloyd WR NEP
Lloyd is reunited with Josh McDaniels in New England of all places. This time around it’s Tom Brady at QB, who can make any receiver look all-pro. It might be a bit of a reach with Lloyd, but he was my 4th WR overall. I am a bit worried about all the other players wanting catches, including Gronkowski, Hernandez and Welker.

9.04 Jonathan Stewart RB CAR
Only a round earlier it was DeAngelo Williams who was drafted, but Stewart remained on the board

10.07 Fred Davis TE WAS
Unlike years past, I did not really worry about a TE, as I wanted to build depth at the RB/WR positions. After the top TEs were drafted I figured I would wait. I like the addition of Fred Davis as long as he can stay out of trouble. He comes off a career year and has a rookie QB who could lean on him this season.

11.04 Darrius Heyward-Bey WR OAK
I usually shy away from Raiders, but DHB came on strong last season. The addition of Palmer and a year to work with him should improve his 2011 numbers. I did consider DHB a sleeper and his counterpart, Denarius Moore was selected a round earlier. I saw this selection as another good value pick with big upside.

12.07 Cedric Benson RB GBP
At this point in the draft there weren’t many starting RBs left and it was too early for some speculative picks. I contemplated between Benson and Helu. I didn’t like riding the Shanny-go-Round last year as he rotated RBs in and out, so I felt Benson might be a safer pick. Huge upside with a team that puts lots of points on the board. yet most of those are through the air and Benson isn’t a big reception guy out of the backfield. Hopefully they can use him to pound the ball later in the game and chew up the clock plus is coming off three consecutive 1000 yard seasons.

13.04 Christian Ponder QB MIN
With my 2 QB strategy out the window it was time to take my own advice and draft a back up QB. I was hoping that Josh Freeman would fall, but was drafted in the 9th round. In fact I had planned to take him that round before he was selected. He has good upside in a offense suited for his talents. Hopefully Peterson is healthy, as it would take a load off Ponder. Yet as reliable as Brees is I shouldn’t need to rely on Ponder to make or break my season. Maybe 4000 yards is possible this season.

14.07 Jacquizz Rodgers RB ATL
I was able to select one of my other sleepers this round in Rodgers. He will back up Michael Turner and be used as the change of pace running back. I like what he brings to the explosive Falcons offense. We will have to watch Turner to see if he can hold up this season, but the Falcons are now relying more heavily on the pass. This could suit Rodgers even better.

15.04 Mike Williams WR TBB
Mike Williams can wake up now, enough sleeping much of his 2011 campaign was that way. I like this pick later this season because of the addition of Vincent Jackson. I believe Jackson will draw the double teams, leaving Williams in a one on one situation. I do believe his targets from Freeman will be down with Jackson on the field, but has some potential this season.

16.07 Mark Sanchez QB NYJ
I never feel confident with 2 QBs especially in a league where you can start 2 each week. Having that 3rd means I don’t need to rely on the lack of talent remaining on the waiver wire. While there wasn’t much available, Sanchez IS the starter for the Jets, but Tebow will impact his 2011 stats. I look for Sanchez to operate between the 20s, so I need some long TD passes and to see a decrease in INTs.

17.04 Randy Bullock K HOU
In a position I used to value highly, I now put very little thought into it. I decided on rookie sensation, Randy Bullock. Currently he has the inside track to win the kicking job in HOU, which is a high powered offense. If he happens to get cut, I stick with Shayne Graham, also of HOU.

18.07 Josh Brown K NYJ
Another kicker making a move to a new team was Brown, released by STL he is battling with Nick Folk for the starting job. So another question mark at kicker, but he loses out I will pick up Folk.

Synopsis: My attention wasn’t centered around the draft, but maybe that was a blessing in disguise. It might have allowed me to not over think some of the choices I made or worse, talk myself out of a potential pick for another player. I went into the draft only wanting Rodgers but was happy to come away with Brees. Beyond that I had no strong ties to any players this season. With all the problems that were occurring on draft day I am surprised I put together the team I did.

I feel it’s competitive, when based against the other 9 teams in the league. I don’t have any glaring issues or depth problems. One could point to the QB position but I will rely on Brees to play every snap of every game. The kicking game is weak as both my drafted players are trying to win jobs. They are easily replaced with comparable talent. Now we sit back, wait and watch to see if this team can perform on the field.

Complete draft board results are here if you are interested to see them.

Who do I draft?

In the 29 years I have been participating and managing a league in fantasy football, I still haven’t seen everything. Sure I saw an owner (me) draft a kicker in round 1, even saw another owner draft a player because he liked his name (Louie Lipps). This year will bring another season of unknowns that fantasy owners must sort though and make decisions on. A common question I hear, “Who do I draft in round 1?” Not sure why there happens to be so much debate and question when it comes to the first pick or the first round in the fantasy football draft. What you should be more focused on are the players in the middle to late rounds.

Take a look at the fantasy football resources you use. Chances are pretty good the top 3-5 picks look exactly the same. We could probably diagram round 1 out with accurate results. Depending on your league setup, rules and starter requirements there could be some discrepancy. Take example the league I manage, we can start 2 QBs, so the last few years we have see 8-9 QBs drafted by the end of round 2. This goes against what many ADP charts have plotted. Right now we see 3 “elite” RBs going in the top 3, Arian Foster, Ray Rice and LeSean McCoy. We also know there are 3 “elite” QBs, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady.

When you start your draft preparation, more time should be invested into players you draft later. Much of rounds 1 though 3 can be scripted but what’s your strategy when you get to round 10? What questions do you ask when you are looking for a bench player who might only get a few starters this season? There is a good chance your season won’t be lost on your draft #1 (unless you make my mistake and draft a kicker), but poor late round selections could hurt your chances at finishing in the money.

When I started preparing for my draft I read what information is available on the Internet about each team and their offensive players. Rarely do I watch much pre season football as it really only clouds my judgment on players I might be targeting. I do take some items into consideration, such as the NFL schedule for weeks 14 through 16. These usually correlate with fantasy football playoffs. You might also add the NFL strength of schedule ranking, but these numbers are a bit ambiguous as the season gets rolling, which is why I like Russ Bliss’s fantasy points per game of FP/PG. Unfortunately this method cannot be applied at the start of the season, but you can refer back to last season, but take it with a grain of salt for the upcoming season.

I don’t believe I am a majority voice when it comes to backing up all my players. This comes from the many years we played without having access to a waiver wire, but using supplemental draft picks every 4th week of the NFL season. You had to draft 18 players and run with them all year. Injuries? Hopefully you backed up your starting QB or TE because you didn’t have a chance to add one during the season. These days many people vigorously work the waiver wire to build their team AFTER the draft. I don’t subscribe to this method of team building. I believe you build a successful team in the draft and use the wire as necessary, when necessary to supplement your team. After all if you build a strong, competitive team you shouldn’t have to chase the hottest players of the week. Right?

One of the more common strategies when drafting is the handcuff. If you draft Arian Foster, then you should make plans for adding Ben Tate to your team. You might even need to jump on him earlier than anticipated, as another owner could take advantage and draft Tate before you. The handcuff usually applies to the running back position. More recently I have seen owners reject the idea of drafting a back up QB, opting for adding depth at RB or WR. For the bye week, they may drop a lesser used player and pick up a QB to cover a BYE week. I subscribe to drafting a back up QB. Chances are if you lose your #1 QB your season will be hosed anyway, especially if your QB was Rodgers, Brees or Brady. It’s very difficult to recover from losing a player of this caliber at ANY position. Make the sacrifice and plan to draft a back up. You might refer back to weeks 14-16 of the NFL and see if there are any QBs who have soft match ups.

Many players in the later rounds could fall under the label of “sleeper,” which is used quite often in fantasy football. These days with so much information available on TV, radio and the Internet, the true sleeper has gone to bed. Many will still put together a list of sleepers, but the names on that list might be well known come draft day. For example a WR like Michael Crabtree, while known could make a sleeper list. Based on the last few years he hasn’t put together great stats and has been injured. This year with the addition of Mario Manningham and Randy Moss, Crabtree might develop into a solid #2 WR.

Bottom line, don’t get caught up in the hype at the top of the draft board. While the first few rounds are usually scripted, surprises can and will happen. Remember to be flexible when it comes to draft. Don’t get caught not knowing who was just drafted. Being prepared is a key to be successful in your draft. While there are other aspects that are out of your control, do what you can to learn the players and know how to implement your strategy when it comes to your draft picks. A bit of extra time now preparing will save you a draft day headache and answer the question of “Who do I draft?”

Norv, AJ & the NFL

Sometimes it’s quick surprising when I explain to people during the NFL season I have been participating in fantasy football for 28 years. My fantasy league, the TFL will ring in year 29 with the kickoff of the 2012-2013 NFL season. Unfortunately, I could care less. Thankfully fantasy football will fulfill my desire to gamble on the season with friends I grew up with over the years. While we have moved our different directions, fantasy football brings us together every year.

But this post isn’t about the rekindling of friendships and reminiscing about years gone by. This year isn’t about supporting my team, the San Diego Chargers. While I won’t give up fantasy football, I really didn’t put much effort into until I found Fantasy Football Starters, hosted by Russ Bliss. I am not here to promote Russ or FFS, it’s the fantasy service I have used for the past two years and really like what they offer. This also reignited my interest in the NFL when I signed up with their service.

Unfortunately the 2011-2012 season, both for the Chargers and my fantasy football teams were a disaster. The fantasy team I take full responsibility for their failure, adding in injury and some players who just never broke out of their rut and performed. The Chargers though…failure, starting with ownership, down to the GM, head coach and some of the key players who seem to talk a big game, but rarely put one of those performances together. Vincent Jackson, you listening?

Add to that the bounty program offered to Saints defensive players. This on top of other notable scandals, such as the 2003 Spygate involving the New England Patriots videotaping opponent’s defensive signals. It’s not limited to teams, but individual players caught in a negative light also seem to shine bright during the NFL season. ” Actions of Adam “Pacman” Jones, Terry “Tank” Johnson, Chris Henry, and Ben Roethlisberger that subsequently got them suspended” (source).

So for the upcoming NFL season I pledge allegiance to team. I have given up on the San Diego Chargers until ownership gets rid of a two pronged problem, AJ Smith and Norv Turner. Both have been terrible for the Chargers. The “Lord of No Rings” continues his tradition of mediocrity in San Diego. To his credit he has made some worthwhile moves, but those have been overshadowed by questionable decisions that have set the franchise back. For example, drafting Eli Manning in the 2004 NFL Draft, when he (well his father) declared he wouldn’t play for the Chargers. In defense of that move, we did get Philip Rivers, Nate Kaeding and Shawne Merriman with the draft picks that were included in the trade that send Manning to the Giants.

The departure of Drew Brees after suffering an injury in the 2005 season finale was a surprise to many in San Diego. Smith refused to sign Brees to a long term contract or tag him as a franchise player and he eventually went into free agency. The rest is history. Michael Turner was drafted in the 5th round of the 2004 draft, but playing behind LT, he didn’t see much time. Turner signed a one year tender in 2007 and became a restricted free agent. The following year Atlanta signed him to a  $34.5 million contract. The rest is history.

Finally, the worst move of his tenure as the GM in San Diego was the departure of Marty Schottenheimer as head coach after a 14-2 season, which resulted in a 3 point loss to the New England Patriots in the playoffs. This issue was fueled more my owner, Alex Spanos, but since Marty wasn’t “AJ’s guy” it was evident the writing was on the wall. Still 14-2 on the season, what a shitty way to do a head coach. On top of that both the offensive and defensive coordinators departed for head coaching jobs. Yet more rebuilding in San Diego.

So while I am a San Diego guy, I just can come to support the Chargers or the NFL in the 2012-2013 season. Between the irresponsible players and coaches coupled with poor management of my favorite team I am done with the NFL. I will still play fantasy football and lobby my support for a player’s performance rather than what team wins or loses. I don’t care.

I have gone through a similar situation previously, but it was the interaction and enjoyment I had using Fantasy Football Starters that got my interest reignited. So for the upcoming season I will still follow player and teams for the benefit of having and sharing knowledge as it relates to fantasy football. As for the NFL season, I could care less as it will make no difference who wins, who loses or how the Chargers do.