Donovan McNabb – ****Breaking News**** Kevin Curtis is hurt and out for a significant portion of the season. McNabb now has what’s looking like the worst starting receiver corps in the NFL. If you’ve already drafted McNabb (or if you’re an unfortunate-as-usual Eagles fan) then you better hope the front office trades for or signs some WR help. Sorry kids, Westbrook can’t do it all by himself.
As far as quantifiable impact goes, I would revise McNabb’s numbers down by 5% to 10%, perhaps even 15%. (That’s both yards and TDs).
Ronnie Brown is hurt again. That plus his recovery from an ACL tear means he’ll be even more beat up during the first few games of the season. Plus as Kyle put it, “the coach said he absolutely won’t be traded, which, knowing Bill Parcells, is pretty much a guarantee that he will be traded”.
Kyle thinks the beneficiary of Brown’s misfortune will be Dolphins’ now 1st-String WR Ricky Williams. I think the player you should really have your eye on is 3rd Stringer Jalen Parmele, who weighs in at 221 lb, but ran a 4.47 40 at the combine. This could be a 2007 Ryan Grant scenario. Or it could be the second (or is it third?) coming of Ricky Williams.