09.21.08

Good Luck Shutting Him Up Now : Porter, Fins Embarrass N.E.

Posted in Gridiron at 4:33 pm by

Here’s some sage Fantasy advice for Week 3 in the NFL  : Build a time machine, go back twenty four hours and draft and/or start Miami RB Ronnie Brown (above), whose 4 rushing touchdowns (and one TD pass) made good on teammate Joey Porter’s pregame boasts. Porter sacked Matt Cassell 3 times in the Dolphins’ 38-13 dispatch of New England, a result described by the Miami Herald’s Jeff Darlington as “arguably the greatest upset in team history”, though it was probably a bigger surprise that Mercury Morris spent as much as 4 hours last autumn doing something other than dissing the Patriots.

Other than Brian Westbrook making an early exit in Philly’s clash with the Steelers, the day’s other rub-your-eyes result would have to be Tampa Bay’s Brian Griese passing for 407 yards on 67 attempts (2 TD’s, 3 INT’s) in the Bucs’ 27-24 O.T. win at Solidier Field.  5 year vet Antonio Bryant was Griese’s target of choice (10 catches, 138 yards), and it was difficult not to imagine how a certain graying QB starting for the visiting side in San Diego tomorrow night might’ve prospered had he availed himself of Tampa’s receiving corps.

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