Pretty much all the Quarterbacks Rankings I have seen so far this year have had the Top 5 QB’s the same but in slightly different order. Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Cam Newton, and Matt Stafford. A few even have Michael Vick in there.
I like Tom Brady as my #1 QB and not just because he is my Keeper League QB. Brady will play against the weakest schedule in the NFL this season. With Brandon Lloyd now in New England I expect some MVP like numbers.
One of the biggest keys to a draft can be a sleeper player. Last season in my one league I had Peyton Manning as my starting QB. As we all know he was injured. I was stuck with ben Roethlisberger as my starter. Not a bad option but he looked like complete crap in Week 1 against the Ravens. I scrambled to find a QB before my season ended before it started. That QB was Cam Newton. He threw for 4,051 Yards with 21 TD and 17 INT. He also ran for 706 Yards with 14 TD. Not bad for a rookie waiver wire pickup.
So who could be this year’s big sleeper? I like Kevin Kolb for the Arizona Cradinals. He struggled last year. In 9 games he threw for 1,955 yards and 9 TD with 8 INT. Not good at all. The Cardinals added Michael Floyd in the draft. That takes alot of pressure off Larry Fitzgerald. Another guy I like is 49ers Alex Smith. The Niners added Mario Manningham and Randy Moss in the offseason. Along with Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree, and Frank Gore you have to like Smith’s weapons.
So lets take a look at my Top 25 2012 Quarterback Rankings.
1. Tom Brady
2. Aaron Rodgers
3. Cam Newton
4. Drew Brees
5. Matthew Stafford
6. Michael Vick
7. Eli Manning
8. Phillip Rivers
9. Peyton Manning
10. Tony Romo
11. Ben Roethlisberger
12. Matt Ryan
13. Matt Schaub
14. Jay Cutler
15. Andy Dalton
16. Josh Freeman
17. Robert Griffin III
18. Joe Flacco
19. Alex Smith
20. Ryan Fitzpatrick
21. Matt Flynn
22. Sam Bradford
23. Matt Cassell
24. Kevin Kolb
25. Andrew Luck
Recently Sonnen compared his opponent Anderson Silva to Mike Tyson.
“They told us for years when I was growing up that Mike Tyson was the best in the world,” Sonnen said. “The truth was he wasn’t even the best in the country. He never made a world or Olympic team and he could never beat Evander Holyfield who lived two states over. They just kept him away from him and lied to the entire planet and told them he was the best when he wasn’t. It’s a lot like that with Anderson. I’ve been telling him for six years I’m the best but he’s got to hold onto the championship. They kept putting obstacles in front of me and I kept having to go through them. That’s just the way it goes. I’m not complaining about that but that’s been my path to him and he ducked and dodged as best he could but he’s narrowed down now.”
Silva shook things up when he lashed out at Sonnen. It was the first time we have seen anyone get in Anderson Silva’s head.
“I’m going to make sure every one of his teeth are broken, his arms are broken, his legs are broken,” Silva told reporters on the UFC 148 conference call. “He’s not going to be able to walk out of the Octagon by himself.”
Sonnen responded back quickly to Silva’s threats.
“It was nice to see the real Anderson come through. The guy is a dirtbag, as I’ve told you for years,”
“A couple things he didn’t say he was gonna do, starting with beating me, starting with breaking my spirit and leaving with a victory, because he’s not,” Sonnen said. “I think he was one-off from saying like, ‘I’m gonna’ give you a knuckle sandwich’ and I’m kind of sitting there going, ‘Well, duh, we’re in the middle of a cage fight, dummy.’
Georges St. Pierre also chimed in on Chael Sonnen getting into Anderson Silva’s head.
“He wants to get into Anderson Silva’s head and he did it. That’s what he wants, because when you fight with emotion, you don’t fight smart. The crowd, they love it. [Silva] he’s going to go crazy but he can make a mistake if you do that. It’s a big mistake. You have to go back to the reason he’s a champion. And the reason he’s a champion is because he fights smart, he’s skilled. More skilled than the other guys… He brings the fight where he is the best. He doesn’t go crazy. That’s what Chael Sonnen wants from him”
I’ve been waiting for this rematch for awhile now. Saturday can’t come soon enough.
GLORY SPORTS INTERNATIONAL (GSI), the owner and rights holder of the GLORY World Series championship kickboxing promotion and other related businesses, has agreed to terms with Dutch-based competitor, ‘It’s Showtime,’ led by the renowned European fight manager and kickboxing promoter Simon Rutz.
The landmark deal will effectively place all of the world’s top kickboxers, or stand-up fighters, under the same promotional umbrella. GSI will absorb other assets from and take over management of ‘It’s Showtime.’
GLORY will soon announce a new series of events and a modernized tournament format for the rest of the year and for 2013.
Kickboxers have had the option to work for K-1 or Glory but not both. It’s Showtime was working together with K-1. With Glory purchasing It’s Showtime you can expect to see there fighters no longer fighting in K-1. This will likely mean the end of the new K-1. Several talented kickboxers were fighting at It’s Showtime 58 today. Andy Ristie, Andy Souwer, Chris Ngimbi, and Daniel Ghita all fought on the card. This is a huge deal for the Kickboxing sport. I have recently gotten into watching it and really enjoyed K-1 Rising 2012.
Here’s the Results from what could be the last It’s Showtime event.
Duoli Chen def. Vahap Ozdemir via decision
Robbie Hageman def. Mandela Antoine via decision
Marat Grigorian def. Aziz Kallah via decision
Rico Verhoeven def. Hesdy Gerges via decision
Mourad Bouzidi def. Rustemi Kreshnik via KO, Round 2
Andy Souwer def. Chris Ngimbi via decision to become the new It’s Showtime (Glory?) 70kg World Champion.
Andy Ristie def. Samir Djabba via KO, Round 1
Sonny Dagraed def. Fatih Ozkan via decision
Danyo Ilunga def. Filip Verlinden via decision to retain his It’s Showtime 95kg World Title
Hafid el Boustati def. Robin van Roosmalen via cut stoppage, Round 2
Daniel Ghita def. Dzevad Poturak via KO, Round 2
Tyrone Spong def. Peter Aerts via KO, Round 3