Welcome to the “2010 Fantasy Awards.” If you have arrived at this column in search for the winners of the recent “2010 World Fantasy Awards”, which recognizes achievement in that fictional genre with dwarves and unicorns, Google has wronged you.
Scoff as you might, probably the best player in the NFL halfway through the season doesn’t throw passes. He doesn’t catch them, either, nor kick the ball.
While New England pulled into a tie with the idle New York Jets atop the AFC East, the four-time defending AFC West champion Chargers tumbled to 2-5, their worst start in four seasons under Norv Turner.
It has become glaringly obvious that an epidemic of pass-crazy play-callers have transformed the way NFL offenses do battle on Sundays.