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From: Michael Salfino
Date: Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 9:23 AM
Subject: Week 6 Breakfast
To: scott pianowski
It's weird to wake up to the Jets being the trending story. I feel like I've just been down this road with a young quarterback who flashed, and so I'm not quite sure what to make of Geno Smith. Obviously, quarterback is far and away the most important NFL priority. But watching Mo Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson raises two questions: Would I trade Revis straight up for Richardson now irrespective of money? Probably not, but I'd think about it. And what part of a team after quarterback would you most like to lock up with top-five skill level? For me, it's defensive line, no question. Offensive line is important, too, of course, but I think I can finesse that with scheme and coaching.
The Giants and Steelers being winless is weird. Jets fans should be worried about Pittsburgh this week, especially since Smith is still capable, I bet, of wetting the bed against anyone. Eli is playing like a rookie, let's just say it. He is panicking now when pressured. I refuse to pick up Brandon Jacobs in fantasy because I have principles. The Steelers have pretty much collapsed around Ben Roethlisberger's feet.
The Jaguars are the first team since at least 1978 to be 19-plus-point underdogs twice in the same season. The bookies will say that you never take the points unless you think the team can win straight