Oh ... oh no. St. Louis fans, you guys should just start rooting for the team playing in the nearest city to St. Louis. Per Rotoworld:
NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports that Marc Bulger will be benched this week for Trent Green.
No other details are available yet, so we'll see if Bulger is healthy. If he is, this is a desperate move by a desperate team, and we doubt it will go well. Green is below league average as a starter and is unlikely to ignite this offense. Bulger signed a big contract last year, but his future with the organization is now in question. Fantasy owners should get the news confirmed, then feel free to drop him.
I like the idea of putting in a guy who has been concussed left and right behind an offensive line that has been letting Bulger get obliterated. I think it's gotta be some sort of cruelty. I know Torry Holt and Steven Jackson feel it's cruelty already to them.
What a sad state of affairs. How is it even Bulgers fault? Teams know they are going to pass because A) their O-line cant run block worth a crap and B) they spot 21 pt 1st quarter leads every game. Good luck Trent. I wonder if Vermeil will cry at his funeral.
Is the STL season so bad that letting a player die on field is an option. All Trent Green needs is one LB to get a open blind-side sack on him, and he could very well die. I really hope he twists or sprains something to get him outta there quick.
shagworth wrote:Is the STL season so bad that letting a player die on field is an option. All Trent Green needs is one LB to get a open blind-side sack on him, and he could very well die. I really hope he twists or sprains something to get him outta there quick.
This just isn't true, yes he had has concussions before, but do you think he could be medically cleared if there was a higher risk for him to die than any other player who would be blind-sided? I hardly think so.
I see this as a move to preserve Bulgar, send a message to the rest of the team, and throw this season to the dogs.
aaawall91 wrote:I see this as a move to preserve Bulgar, send a message to the rest of the team, and throw this season to the dogs.
Oof, three weeks in and they're hanging up the cleats? Can't say I disagree... it just looks abysmal over there. Preserving Bulger until after the Week 5 bye might be smart to keep him healthy, but putting in Green just makes me nervous for the guy. Medically cleared or not, I want the Rams coaches to put him in a pillow suit.
Kensat30 wrote:Torry Holt was dropped in my money league today. This is the day before waivers are run, so no pickup was made. Owner was so frustrated he just sent him packing.
Too bad I have waiver # 3.
There's a chance that Trent Green could turn this thing around real quick since he knows the Saunders system so well.
To early to dump on a good offense. The line will have to get a little better as the season goes on (maybe they will deal for Anderson from the Ravens) and Holt/Jax will keep some decent value, top 15-20 at each position at worse.
Bulger, ehh. I just grabbed him for a 4th round pick in my dynasty, and am hoping for an injury-free season.
How old is Trent Green, I mean in football years? There cannot be much tread left on those tires. It sickens me to see how head coaches are duped into hiring old geezers as back-up QBs. Don't they understand that their future relies on some creaky old fart and his bad wheels and oft battered cranium?
On the flip side, does this mean more dump off passes to Jackson? Does Green have enough arm strength to throw to Holt?
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The question isn't arm strength...it is time in the pocket. They can't get the ball downfield because they can't block anyone.
It really is a cruel irony that Trent had that injury just as the team was hitting its prime, is left for dead, shipped away, and now returns just in time to scatter the remaining ashes of the offense he probably would have led for over a decade if not for the injury.
I put in a waiver request on a flyer - I've been holding Cadillac for next year, but after losing Brady, I need all the warm bodies at QB I can get. Maybe one will surprise. You can't underestimate what can happen in the NFL, but teams like St Louis and Kansas City are so bad that a change like this has little chance to have any effect.
Feel bad for Trent...one of the classiest of the well-travelled QBs. It shouldn't end this way.