MrHokeyPokey wrote:I decided this is the week I will use my super-human powers and make the bold prediction of the year. The "bust" that has been Kevin Jones really stunk it up in the first half, but i have faith and will play him one more week. And since I have self-proclaimed super-human-future-reading powers I am going to predict a huge week for him on his final chance to stay in my and yours starting line up.
Kevin Jones vs. Cardinals at home.
135 yards/ 2 Touchdowns on 29 carries.
3 Catches for 43 yards
I always laugh when people try to predict things so exactly. To bet on 3 catches is reasonable. To bet on 2 touchdowns isn't outlandish. To bet on exactly 135 yards is bit amusing. To bet on exactly 43 yards receiving is worth a giggle. To bet on exactly 29 carries is little out there. To bet on all five occurring just as predicted during the same game is Richard Pryor-level funny. So-called fantasy experts get too bogged down with trying to predict things down to a T. Why not just say he'll get about 150 total yards and a couple scores?
That said, I think the Kevin Jones Bust will continue. Believe me--I know it hurts. I was victimized, too, but fortunately got rid of him early in the year when the Detroit receivers went through their annual injury-fest. He's very talented, but he simply doesn't have the skill players around him he needs to produce constistently on a high level. That's the reason he's a good back and not a great one. Barry Sanders was amazing with no one around him; KJ needs some help. If the receiving corps was healthy, he would've put up some good numbers thus far this season. The problem right now is that everyone and his grandmother knows the Lions are just going to run it. Having a Lions wideout and expecting him to be successful is like buying a pet alligator and expecting it to sprout wings--it just ain't happenin', folks. Until the "Big 3" get healthy, the line gets better, and Harrington gets a brain (no way Garcia stays around much longer), KJ will never be able to play up to his potential.