Some people say imitation is the highest form of flattery. In most cases, I would agree.
But not this time.
Jeffri Chadiha is an NFL insider who covers the AFC and NFC North for ESPN. Aside from learning how to write from first graders, he also helps out with the site’s NFL Power Rankings.
Here are a few of his gems from the past few weeks:
For the Lions in week nine: “A loss to St. Louis is a step in the wrong direction."
For the Steelers in week eight: “Four straight victories prove they are back on track."
And the Bears in week eight: “The Bears are 1-3 on the road this season. That doesn't bode well for their future.”
Thanks, Jeffri; I could’ve gotten the same information from my little seven-year-old neighbor Timmy who lives down the street.
How ESPN, the self-billed Worldwide Leader in Sports, continues to pay this guy is beyond me.
I’m pretty sure the little kid from Elmo’s World on Sesame Street could do the same thing.
In honor of Mr. Chadiha, I will put the same kind of effort into my comments this week as the former University of Wyoming football player.
On to the rankings (previous week's ranking in parentheses).
32 (31): Browns
The only thing worse than being a Cleveland QB is being a Cleveland GM.
31 (30): Rams
Playing the Saints might be a little tougher than playing the Lions.
30 (32): Bucs
Detroit’s hope for another winless team is crushed. You can thank the Packers’ O-line.
29 (28): Lions
At least the Lions have scored 20 or more points in four of their last six games.
28 (29): Chiefs
If there was ever a game destined to be blacked out, Chiefs-Raiders is it.
27 (26): Raiders
Oakland scored more points in their four preseason games than they have in eight regular season games.
26 (26): Redskins
Mike Sellers, your Washington Redskins week nine leading receiver!
25 (22): Bills
I don’t think Ryan Fitzpatrick is the answer.
24 (23): Seahawks
At least they beat the Lions.
23 (21): Jaguars
Mike Sims-Walker is good.
22 (24): Panthers
Most shocking statistic of the season: Jake Delhomme has gone two straight weeks without throwing a pick.
Jeffri Chadiha only writes comments for eight of the 32 teams.
I already beat that.
I am going to take a nap.
ESPN, please do us all a favor and get us a writer who actually has something interesting to say for your NFL Power Rankings.
The power rankings will go back to regular again next week.