Tannehill takes hard fall in Herald's Week 4 QB rankings; plus new 'Back In My Day' video, latest column (Dolphins/Kenyan Drake), NFL Pix 'n Fantasy results, college State of the State rankings, 4-Man Outfield (season final) & more
GREG COTE'S RANDOM EVIDENCE BLOG: MIAMI. SPORTS. AND BEYOND.
1) It's WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3. Happy new month, y'all. Welcome to autumn. Can't stop the holidays now. 2) See the latest Dolfan Satisfaction Meter results (they're ugly) in the blogpost directly below. 3) Football's back and that means it's the perfect time to delight the Dolfans in your life with our 'Fins At 50' book. Check it out here on Amazon. 4) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Dolphins fall flat in New England with DSM poll, Hot Button Top 10 & more. 5) Join us on Twitter @gregcote. Also Facebook and Instagram.
Latest column: Dolphins' problem. And solution: Miami was exposed as a team without an identity in Sunday's blowout loss in New England. One main reason? Adam Gase has turned Kenyan Drake into a missing person. That column: Whatever Happened to Kenyan Drake?
THE NEW 'BACK IN MY DAY': DISAPPEARING CARS!: Our latest BIMD video made its debut Tuesday on the LeBatard Show on ESPN Radio and ESPNews. Here it is:
1 1 Drew Brees, NO 19.85 186.75
2 6 Jared Goff, LAR 62.25 177.30
3 4 Kirk Cousins, MIN 52.10 173.85
4 3 Patrick Mahomes, KC 34.20 164.00
5t 11 Matt Ryan, ATL 48.95 147.80
5t 7 Philip Rivers, LAC 34.50 147.80
7 10 Joe Flacco, BAL 43.15 144.60
8 17 Andrew Luck, IND 53.20 143.30
9 13 Derek Carr, OAK 44.85 141.65
10 2 Ryan Fitzpatrick, TB 3.30 140.80
11 9 Eli Manning, NYG 36.75 139.75
12 14 Andy Dalton, CIN 44.85 138.85
13 5 Ben Roethlisberger, PIT 20.70 138.70
14 15 Matthew Stafford, DET 39.35 133.10
15 21 Mitch Trubisky, CHI 52.70 129.25
20 12 Ryan Tannehill, MIA 4.00 101.35
39 -- Brock Osweiler, MIA 7.75 7.75
Bubble: Aaron Rodgers, GB, 129.00. Week 4 best: Goff, LAR, 62.25 (26-33, 465, 5-0 in win). Week 4 worst: Josh Allen, BUF, 0.55 (16-33, 151, 0-2 in loss). Herald PASS Championships: 7—Brees (2008-11, '14-16); 6—Peyton Manning (2000, '03-04, '06, '12-13); 2—Kurt Warner (1999, '01) and Tom Brady (2007, '17); 1 each—Steve Young (1998), Rich Gannon (2002) and Carson Palmer (2005). Points formula: Accuracy—Completions times two minus attempts. Ex: 17 for 28 = 6 points. Yardage—Five percent of total. Ex: 202 yards = 10.10 points. TD-interception ratio—Difference times three. Ex: Four TDs and one pick = 9 points. Team result—Winning QB of record = 5 points.
NFL WEEK 4 PIX 'N FANTASY RESULTS: SOLID AGAIN ... AND NOT: Every Tuesday in the blog I update you on how I did the just-past weekend with my Miami Herald predictions and with my LeBatard Show/League Of Lobos fantasy team. The latest: Herald picks: Very solid again as our strong start to the season continued. We were 11-4 overall and 8-5-2 against the spread, with the Raiders and Seahawks wins both pushing on 3-point lines. We misfired badly on our Upset of the Week (way to not compete, Dolphins), but did hit an outright upset with Texans and also had three 'dogs with points in Bengals, Titans and 49ers. (Hate like hell to miss a Dolphins game, but, keep in mind, Miami is only 3 percent of the total teams I'm predicting...). Greg's Lobos: Ouch. The Lobos fell to 2-2, betting crushed by Amin Elhassan, 141.6-111.1. We got 31.1 points from Deshaun Watson, but for naught. Running back play is killing us as the continuing Le'Veon Bell mess is beginning to take its toll.
COTE'S STATE OF THE STATE RANKINGS: Each Tuesday I rank the state's seven FBS-level college football teams. The latest: 1. UCF (4-0); 2. Miami (4-1); 3. South Florida (4-0); 4. Florida (4-1); 5. Florida State (3-2); 6. FIU (3-2); 7. FAU (2-3).
'THE FOUR-MAN OUTFIELD' (SEASON FINAL): YELICH DOMINATES!: Periodically throughout this MLB season -- just for fun -- I compared and updated the ongoing performances of the three Marlins outfield starters traded away during the offseason and current Marlins center fielder Lewis Brinson, the most highly regarded prospect to arrive in the deals. Unfair to compare three established stars with a rookie? Boo hoo. Who said life was fair! Plus, remember: Just for fun! We based our rankings on OPS (on-base plus slugging). The final 4-Man Outfield tally for 2018:
Player, Team OPS G AB R H BI D-T-HR AVG.
1. Christian Yelich, Brewers 1.000 147 574 118 187 110 34-7-36 .326
2. Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees .852 158 617 102 164 100 34-1-38 .266
3. Marcell Ozuna, Cardinals .758 148 582 69 163 88 16-2-23 .280
4. Lewis Brinson, Marlins .577 109 382 31 76 42 10-5-11 .199
Other select recent columns: NFL 2018 Team Rankings. Dolphins? Heat? Nope. UM Football Owns This Town. NFL Enters Year 3 Of Anthem-Protest Quagmire. To The Good-Guy Grinder In The Shades. Time to Flip the Old Narrative On Miami As a Sports Town. Can Riley Rescue Heat From Purgatory? When 3 World Cup Legends Were Ours.
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