I'm back and I will say that I expected to find myself here, at least once, during the first 4 games. With 2 of my starters on the bench for the first few weeks, I knew that getting wins would be difficult. My hope was to come away from the first 4 games at 2-2 or better. That looks like it may be challenging, but I am happy to see Carson Wentz returning this week.
Starting a lump of hamburger meat an QB in week 1 cost me the game; a game I am sure I would have won, with a healthy Wentz (anyone remember Eric Wenz? I wonder what that guy is up to these days).
In week 2, another mediocre performance at the QB position and some difficult match-ups put me at the bottom of the possum-cum barrel. These poor performances by "good" QBs are largely why I chose to take an injured Wentz, in the draft. Adding consistency at that position will eventually (he may need a couple weeks to get rhythm) make my team more consistently competitive. Also affecting last week's outcome was Aaron Rodgers. He is one of few QBs who can put up points on the Vikings Defense. While that defense still has match-ups against the Rams and Eagles, they also get to play teams like the Saints, Cardinals and Jets. I do not expect many 4 point finishes this year. Finally, Gronk's 1 point performance is sure to be the exception rather than the rule.
So, my point of all of this is to say that I do not expect to find myself writing this letter many times this year. I am confident in my team and I believe that getting Wentz and Ingram back will propel me to the playoffs. I've started 0-2 before, in case you have forgotten. Hence, the title of this article. I intend to finish. Enjoy me while I'm here boys. Sit back, grab a towel and some Cheetos and derive pleasure from my bottom-feeding this week. It may be the only chance you get.
On another note, I am considering joining this bench-player league that Sean is starting. My bench hasn't performed so hot in the last 2 weeks, but I've had a couple of my wood-riders put up some pointskis. At first, it seemed a silly concept, but Sean has spoken so passionately and frequently about it I feel I have to give it a try. Anyone else looking into this? LMK.