Geno Smith did not look impressive with his three interceptions last night, but after Mark Sanchez was in the game for a few plays he went down with a shoulder injury. I went to WVU and saw Geno play. Geno absolutely hates to run. Understand that he can run and he does, but he absolutely hates doing it. He always tried to set himself apart from Pat White and didn’t want to be seen as a running qb. He can run though, and if he can get some protection, he will start scampering around and will find the endzone on some runs. I would stash him on my bench, hope he has two solid games, and then try to trade him to somebody whose quarterback is struggling. I wouldn’t want to start him, but I would want to have him in case he can strew together some good games.
Matt Flynn also did not impress for the Raiders, and Terrelle Pryor looked good going 7-9 for 93 yards with a touchdown, as well as rushing for 37 yards on four carries with a rushing td. I think he is a better pick up than Geno, but again you don’t want to have to count on Pyror to be your starting quarterback and to win you games. With just his rushing stats, he would have 9 fantasy points in standard scoring leagues so just think about that.
Who is going to play quarterback in Buffalo? The Bills said that they are going to work out Matt Leinart and John Beck, but Jeff Tuel is currently the only healthy quarterback in Buffalo. Other than watching some youtube videos I really don’t know much about the guy, but his preseason game against the Colts doesn’t look too bad. He has a quick release and is confident where he is throwing it, so again this may be a guy to stash on the bench. Who knows? Maybe there could be an Alex Smith/ Kaepernick scenario where Tuel starts the season and does so well that they stick with him.
Again, these aren’t guys who are going to win you championships, but for trade purposes, two quarterback leagues, or potential bye week fill ins, they aren’t a bad group of guys to start looking into.
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