Adam Rank | Tags: Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Gary Payton, Karl Malone, Kendrys Morales, Mario Manningham, Matt Moore, Michael Crabtree, Norv Turner, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Randy Moss, robert meachem, San Diego Chargers, Vernon Davis, Vincent Jackson
Happy Monday everybody. Now that your NCAA tournament brackets are worthless, let’s turn your attention back to football. (Or if you play fantasy baseball, Kendrys Morales will play on Tuesday!)
But seriously, let’s get back to football.
Turner believes in Meachem: Chargers coach Norv Turner said Bobby Meachem can be a true No. 1 receiver for the club this year during an interview with the team’s website. And part of me wants to joke, “Yeah, since you let Vincent Jackson walk away, you’d better believe it.” However, Philip Rivers did pretty well with anonymous receivers when Jackson missed 10 games in 2010. And let’s think about this … Meachem has scored 20 receiving touchdowns in limited action over the past three years. Jackson had 21. So let’s not get too worked up about this. Meachem is going to score double-digit touchdowns next year.
Titans leading in the Manning race: I don’t know if you’re following our Peyton Manning stock watch, but you should. We have the Titans in the lead right now, but things are moving very quickly. I know some are saying Manning would be scary with the 49ers. But Manning and Randy Moss on the 49ers would strike a similar figure to me like Karl Malone and Gary Payton joining the Lakers in 2003.
Smith visiting Dolphins: The 49ers could be playing with fire if they miss out on Manning and Alex Smith joins the Dolphins. Smith met with the Dolphins over the weekend, meaning the 49ers could open the season with Colin Kaepernick as the starter. And if that happens, Moss, Mario Manningham, Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis will take a hit in the fantasy shorts. And I guess we should take the time to say, seriously Miami, is Smith really much different from Matt Moore at this point? Wow, I really liked Reggie Bush a few weeks ago, but with this news and losing Brandon Marshall? Miami is toxic.
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