Archive for September, 2013

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Donnie Avery, a former second-round pick of St. Louis in 2008, is now on his fourth team after stints with the Rams, Colts and Titans.

Andrew Curtis‘s insight:

Much-needed acquisition with Dwayne Bowe’s numbers being down compared to previous seasons. Avery appears to be Alex Smith’s favorite target.

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When Falcons wide receiver Roddy White initially hurt his ankle in August, the Falcons said that he had not suffered the dreaded high ankle sprain that has kept many a player from being in the lineup.

Andrew Curtis‘s insight:

Fantasy owners: Be cautious.

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Five catches, 154 yards and a game-winning touchdown against the Buffalo Bills. It’s safe to say Santonio Holmes is back, right? Wrong.

Andrew Curtis‘s insight:

Hopefully he plays through the pain and duplicates his production from last week for my fantasy team.

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FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons wide receiver Roddy White returned to practice on a limited basis on Thursday.

Andrew Curtis‘s insight:

This better mean he produces on Sunday! Third game of the season. Hopefully third time is a charm for him to start putting up some numbers like I expected him to.

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Andrew Curtis‘s insight:

Avery is quickly becoming a top target of new Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith. And yet, of course I had him on the bench this week…

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Kendall Wright missed practice for the Tennessee Titans again today. Does he have a concussion?

Andrew Curtis‘s insight:

Wright has to get clearance from doctors in order to even practice. Probably best for his well being in the future if he sits out this week as a precautionary measure.

 

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Shawnee Mission East tames Lions

Posted: September 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

HALFTIME

The number 66 doesn’t typically stick out on a football field, but it did in the first half on Friday night, leading to Shawnee Mission East’s 26-3 lead.

After an early field goal by Lawrence, the SM East answered with a 66-yard quarterback scamper off an option, with quarterback Christian Blessen making the perfect read and taking it all the way to the endzone for the score.

The next drive started at the Lancers 34 yard line and was finished off by a 5-yard touchdown run by Blessen. Both extra points failed, so the Lancers led 12 to 3 early in the second quarter.

Blessen wasn’t done, leading a 5 play, 95 yard drive highlighted by a 76 yard touchdown ass to Mitchell Tyler. In the final minute of the half, Lawrence made two big mistakes on penalties to give the Lancers shot in the red zone, where Blessen found Alec Dean in the back of the end zone with under ten seconds left to give SM East a 26-3 advantage going into the locker room.

POSTGAME

Shawnee Mission East quarterback Christian Blessen stole the show Friday night in a 26-3 win over Lawrence High.

Blessen finished the night with four total touchdowns, two of those coming on the ground. Passing, his numbers were efficient, completing 6 of 13 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns. On the ground, he ran the ball for 111 yards on 10 carries, but deflected the headlines to the men in the trenches.

“That’s not me,” Blessen said. “That’s the offensive line taking care of business and blocking people. I didn’t get touched on that run and that’s no credit to me because I’m not fast.”

The triple option attack for the Lancers proved to be successful, attacking the Lions defense from any direction possible. Fullback Luke Tyler finished the night with 150 yards on just 18 rushes, all in all, the team finished with more than 300 rushing yards.

The fast-paced SM East offense keeps opposing defenses on their heels at all costs.

“It wears people down, but also our tempo wears people down,” Blessen said. “We play fast, we play hard and we play physical.”

Shawnee Mission East punched Lawrence in the mouth and never looked back. The team was shut out in the second half, but the game was never in doubt for this confident Lancers squad.