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Late Tuesday News

Sorry for the silence today – massive computer issues here at Blurb Central. Back though and just in time for the Fantasy Sportswriters Association draft I have scheduled for tonight.

We’re back now – although I have to warn you we’re on a short week here on the Blurb as I will be traveling Thursday afternoon and in Las Vegas until Sunday night.

I will refer you to the excellent sites listed to the right for news and notes after Thursday.

Plenty to go until then so:

Seattle Seahawks
Matt Hasselbeck returned to practice, only to have his back seize up again midway through the session. He may not see action again in the next preseason game and as much as I like Hass, this and the battered WR core are not instilling confidence.

Miami Dolphins
So of course yesterday there was this crazy rumor being debated about Ronnie Brown being traded, which came out of Chris Mortenson at ESPN. Now, all I remember last year is Mort throwing rumor after rumor out all last year and few panning out. I have been reminded that he ‘forged close ties with Parcells at ESPN’ but that still doesn’t inspire confidence. Especially now that Phins coach Tony Sparano has come out and said there is ‘no chance’ they trade Brown. I tried to figure out WHY one would trade Brown, and never saw a particular reason that worked for me – clearly neither does Sparano.

Atlanta Falcons
From the ‘it’s about time column’ – The Falcons have finally cut ties with WR Joe Horn who has had his bags packed for several months now. I don’t know where he will catch on, but he was just riding pine in Atlanta. Costly, costly mistake by the Falcons who are still paying off his guarenteed money.

Indianapolis Colts
We have a Manning sighting – he was wearing a sleeve on his knee but he showed up at practice. That *sigh* you heard? Tons of Colts fans and Manning owners. Still some confusion as to when he will play but he looks like he will be good to go Week 1.

Tampa Bay Bucaneers
Jeff Garcia and Joey Galloway returned to practice today. Both might see time in Saturday’s tilt with the Jags. Galloway has been ultra productive given the offense and his age. He may be wearing down so he’s not more than a #3 or 4 – but a very productive one.

That’s all for now – more later tonight and tomorrow morning.

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THE SKY IS FALLING and other Manning News

Hey from overcast and chilly – but beautiful – Alaska! To the left, feel free to gaze at the lovely Alaskan Mountain range off the coast of Homer where I went deep sea fishing for Halibut yesterday – caught two in fact. My nephew caught one bigger than he was – he’s about 4ft tall so maybe that isn’t as impressive as it sounds. But it outweighed him too. Gorgeous scenery though, huh?

We were out on the boat when I actually heard QB news that wasn’t about Brett Favre.

After I picked myself up off the floor from that, I stopped to analyze what is now the biggest off-season story of the moment – Peyton Manning’s surgery on his knee to remove an infected bursa sac. I think that’s what started Marvin Harrison’s knee woes last year, and if that’s the case I can see the panic. (Especially for the owner in one auction league of mine who just bought Manning for $120. YIPES)

However, my Fantasy Football thought is this – there is every indication he’ll be ready for week one. I wouldn’t panic. Further, I would not waste my time drafting Jim Sorgi. Far better to make sure your #2 QB is a safe and secure choice – someone like Garrard or Rivers, who can stand up over the course of a season. It’s not that Sorgi is useless – it’s more that we can’t count on him to put up Manning numbers if Manning goes down. And I would rather grab a solid long shot 3rd QB (take a flier on JaMarcus Russell for example) than reach to get Sorgi because I am feeling worried about Manning.

If you grab Manning, just be sure to grab a solid #2. If you can get Sorgi, great, but I wouldn’t pull him early.

The fact is, Manning will probably play. You want to cover yourself, sure, but I’m not torching the town in a panic right now, and neither should you.

If anything, this may drop him in drafts, which could make it the only time he’s been a value in a long time.

I may be back with more news this week – assuming Halibut fishing doesn’t call again before the wedding I’m here for.