This weekend was pretty interesting in the NFL. Saw some good play, saw some bad play and that leads me up to the Ballers and Wankstas of Week 3 in the NFL.
Ballers of The Week
Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings ( 23 carries, 160 yards,2 TDs)
Peterson carried the offense and showed up most when his team needed him. If he can play like a beast every week, then maybe the Vikings can catch up to the Bears and the Packers.
Anquan Boldin. WR, Baltimore Ravens ( 8 receptions, 142 yards, 3 TDs)
Boldin is proving to be the best acquisition of the NFL off-season right now. He has been the most consistent player on an offense that has yet to get on track. Once the Ravens offense gets on track, watch out!
Peyton Manning, QB, Indianapolis Colts ( 27/43, 325 yards, 3 TDs)
He once again showed why he is the best quarterback in the game today. He had no running game all day in Denver, so he put the offense on his back and carried them to a win.
Seattle Seahawks Kickoff Return Team (101 and 99 yard kickoff returns for TDs)
If it wasn't for the Seahawk kickoff return team, the Seahawks would not have won the game. They were responsible for 2 of the teams 3 TDs and helped out for a stagnant offense.
Wankstas of The Week
Brandon Jackson, RB, Green Bay Packers (7 carries, 12 yards, 0 TDs)
The Packers were all so confident in Jackson and said there would be no dropoff in the running game. Well, if this performance of Jackson doesn't concern them, then I don't know what will. The Packers may need to make a call to RB Larry Johnson.
San Francisco 49ers Receiving Corps
Anytime your leading rusher is your leading receiver, then you have problems offensively. RB Frank Gore had 9 receptions for 102 yards against the Chiefs and none of the actual receivers had over 3 catches. Something is wrong with that picture if you ask me. Maybe a change of offensive philosophy with offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye being fired will help. If not, its going to be a long season by the Bay.
David Garrard, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars ( 13/30, 105 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT)
Once again, Garrard makes my wanksta list. It just seems to me like he has lost the magic he once had. He doesn't throw the ball down the field, he can't move and when he does throw the football at all, the passes are either into traffic or very inaccurate. Things aren't looking good for him when they are bringing in QBs and trying them out to be on the roster. That usually means a QB change is in the works.
San Diego Kickoff Coverage
I've never seen a team give up two kickoff returns like the Chargers did Sunday. KR Leon Washington probably thought he was at practice because he never really got hit or touched. Norv Turner is doing the right thing this week. He is putting some of his starters on kickoff coverage. Obviously, the special teams guys don't take any pride in covering kicks.
These are my Ballers and Wankstas of Week 3. If you feel some other people should be on these lists, feel free to comment.