So, it's that time of year again. A new iteration of Madden (Last year it was Head Coach '09. Madden sucked goat gonads.) has come about and the world must again suffer the inane blatherings of one extremely bored 3rd shifter as he talks about playing a stupid video game.
First step for the Travhawks... cut Rowe. 48 overall? I mean, seriously? The down side of this is that the HC09 guy seems to have stepped in and made sure you can't just sign whomever you want for whatever you want... I like the added managerial difficulty.
I wanted to add Graham Harrell, but he wanted too long a deal for too much money. Unproven rookie demanding NFL backup QB cash? Have fun being unemployed, Graham. Instead, I sign... Hunter Cartwell. Hrm. Not a huge upgrade, but... meh.
I also cut Lance Laury to sign LT Jason Watkins. We need some oomph on the OL.
Preseason Game One: @ Chargers
1Q: 3-3 tie. Hawks are putting up some excellent redzone defense. Not so much between the 20's, as Tomlinson is scampering all over the place.
2Q: 13-3 SD. Hass gets pick-6'd, and the offense is looking pretty feeble. RB is a huge problem.
2Q: 16-3 SD. Tomlinson has 87 yards at this point. He ends up with over 100 for his half of the game.
2Q: 16-10 SD. Carlson has 3 catches on the drive, two of which are all about the awesome. Schmitt pounds it in from 3 for the TD.
3Q: 22-10 SD. Burleson fumbles a punt. Dude, really? He still has that stupid 7y/49m contract, too.
3Q: 29-10: Volek fires off a 68y completion for the TD. He deserves that. As added amusement for the game, a Seneca Wallace pass is incomplete after... bouncing off the ref's FACE. So worth it.
3Q: 29-17: Possibly the ugliest great play I've ever seen. TJ Duckett swims through three or four tackles, shedding defenders into daylight. Wheezing and gasping, he lumbers awkwardly for a 62-yard TD run. Oxygen is available at the sidelines.
3Q: 29-23 SD: Duckett, 2yd TD. Thanks be to Wallace for a 13 yard drive-saving 1st down scramble.
4Q: 35-23 SD: Things went in the toilet here, but I didn't care. I put in some 3rd stringers just to see what they do. The Chargers seem to care far more about this game than I do. Sproles gets a TD.
4Q: 42-23: Sproles is a slippery little b@stard. He squirts out of a pile for a 46-yard TD. Cantwell throws two interceptions, only one of which is his fault.
Game: 42-23, Chargers.
*Hass: 12 of 17 for 113 yards. 1 int.
*Duckett: 11 carries for 101 yards, 2 TDs.
*Jones: 11 carries for 25 yards. He sucks.