But it hasn't quite worked out that way.
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In fact, Richardson has been worse than advertised and somehow the Cleveland Browns look like the winners in this trade. (Though it hasn't shown that way in the standings where the Colts have improved to 5-2, and have beaten three of the best teams in the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and now the Denver Broncos.)
At least the bye week will keep him from sliding further.
Actually, it shouldn't. I would keep Richardson on a steady descent because it looks like the Colts made a move for just about nothing.
We asked for Jacquizz Rodgers to take a step up and you all obliged. Thank you very much, dear NFL.com voters. Rodgers takes a two-point bump to increase to 84. Rodgers should continue to be heavily involved with the Falcons' offense even when Steven Jackson returns to the fold. Rodgers has earned his playing time.
Colin Kaepernick also took another step forward as he went from an 86 to an 87. The big thing for him is his running ability as his rushing yards have increased for the third-consecutive week. Glad the six-foot-four monster is no long afraid to tuck the ball and run. Kaepernick will be a 90 in the very near future.
Knowshon Moreno leads the NFL with 10 rushing touchdowns. He gained two points and currently rocks an 82.
Patrick Peterson took a hit to go from a 91 to a 90. I'm going to protest this one right here. Are you trying to tell me Peterson took a step back in one week? I call bullocks on this one.
GREAT CAESAR'S GHOST
There isn't a problem with Brady's accuracy. Rather it's his receiver's inability to catch the (expletive) football. The Patriots pass-catchers (and I use the term loosely) lead the league with 24 drops. Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola should be back in Week 8, so hopefully these guys will catch the balls.
Of course, Peyton Manning did not take a beating on his clutch rating as he certainly deserved it. How about his awareness? He's the one who dialed up a play for his fumble-prone running back near the goal line instead of going to one of his fifty unstoppable receivers. Come on guys, fair is fair.
SIX PREDICTIONS FOR SUNDAY
- There are 32 sides that compete in the UEFA Champions League. More than half of them will out-score the Jacksonville Jaguars this week. Actually, make it just about all of them.
Did you know that Adam Rank won last year's Expert's League title? Oh that's right, it's like the only thing he ever talks about. Well congratulations, Rank. You finally did something. What have you done for us lately? Let's worry about 2013 and stop living in the past. Typical Lakers fan, am I right? Oh, if you found this useful (as if) check him out on the latest "Dave Dameshek Football Program". And follow him on Twitter, please. He's taking us to lunch if he gets 17 more Twitter followers today. And we only got 15 the last time, so step up fantasy enthusiasts!