WCS Week 7 Power Rankings: There can only be one!

Updated: October 23, 2013
The Colts beating the Broncos wasn't the only shake-up the to the Power Rankings this week!

The Colts beating the Broncos wasn’t the only shake-up the to the Power Rankings this week!

Who’s that man behind the curtain

This week, while I did the rankings, I am honored to have three “mystery guest” commentators. All three are contributing writers to this site, and regulars in the comment section on the blog. Perhaps you’ll recognize their style.


Sadly, I stayed up to watch the crapfest that was Monday Night Football. It made me want to shoot myself in the face, and I don’t even like The Vikings or the Giants!

Seven weeks into the season, the Cleveland Browns are willing to trade everyone, including the equipment manager, and now the Minnesota Vikings are mailing it in. The Vikings have quit on Ponder, quit on their fans, and quit on the 2013 season.

Which brings me to my next point…

You said it

Building With Clay- “People are questioning why the Vikes didn’t switch QBs last night because they thought with another QB you could have a chance at winning that game, but you have to wonder if winning a game with a QB that you have decided to move on from is what’s best for the team long term.

At this point, the Vikes organization is playing for the future in seeing what they have on the roster, and improving their draft position.

Smarter than the Bears, who are trying to salvage their season, and ending up at .500, and not making the playoffs, and not getting a high draft pick, IMO.”

JJSorry, BWC, but that is one of the most foolish statements I have ever heard. Perhaps, it’s just the most annoying.

Call me old fashioned, but it is never OK to quit. I have left some pretty shitty jobs, under terrible circumstances, and I’ve always given two weeks’ notice (not always accepted). When my boys joined a sports team, I would tell them, “Once you’re in, you’re in. You can decide not to play next year, but you owe it to your teammates to stick out this season.”

I understand the Vikings acquiring Josh Freeman, throwing him to the wolves, and sending the message to the team, and the fans, to suck it up. They want to make a statement. Ponder sucks, and we are moving on to Freeman, whether you like it or not. We are being proactive in an effort to improve the product we put on the field. I don’t have a problem with that. You’ve all seen the team, and they have little enough choice. Their offense is atrocious, and it all points to one position. There line is solid, they have the best running back in football, and they have weapons at wide receiver and tight end, but their quarterbacks suck. SUCK!

Monday night, I believe they had a chance to win a game. I believe that if they had brought Cassell or Ponder into the game after the first half, either of them could have pulled it out. It’s not that I am a big fan of either quarterback. The reason I believe that they  could have won, is that it would have opened up the playbook, and I believe that either man would have had just enough better timing with his receivers  to get this done. Most importantly, I believe that trying to win was the right thing to do. Freeman obviously wasn’t the answer Monday night. Why not give yourself a chance?

Is Josh Freeman running for his life because the coaches actually think he is their best Quarterback? Or is something else at work?

Building With Clay believes that once a team’s season is finally over (I’ll leave that definition to you), they should lose on purpose, in order to get a higher draft position, and improve their team next year.

If I were an owner, or a team president, I suppose I could make a business argument for that, but I’m not, and I won’t. I would like to believe that even as a General Manager, or a coach, or even a player, I would not settle. With my reputation on the line, I would do everything in my power to improve my team, and win now. Maybe Rick Speilman and Leslie Frazier believed they were doing that last night. I’d like to believe that. I’d like to believe that they felt Freeman legitimately gave them the best chance to win.

At my daughter’s grade school, they sing Jimmy Buffett’s “Cheeseburger in Paradise” in their music class, but they aren’t allowed to say “cold draft beer” or “drink”. So, when they sing the song, they have to substitute “cold draft beer” with “cold root beer”, and “drink” with “wink”. How ridiculous is that?! That’s exactly what I thought when I read BWC’s comments.

In the immortal words of Herm Edwards, “You play to win the games!” As a diehard football fan, I would like to believe that this is the philosophy my team is built around. I would have a hard time supporting a team if I didn’t feel the the coaches and players left it all on the Field.

Lights out, Alice.

Who’s hot

J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets! Up a whopping 8 spots.

Who’s not

Baltimore Ravens. Dropping faster than your sister in the weeks leading up to prom.

Honorable mention

MIBearFan. Congratulations on your one year anniversary as the WCS Power Wanker!

It’s time to rank ‘em and spank ‘em!

Week 7 Power Rankings

Kansas City Chiefs 7-0 You haven’t seen Andy Reid this happy since KFC started substituting bread slices with fried chicken
Seattle Seahawks 6-1 No offensive line? No problem! Wilson coughed up 3 fumbles in what was otherwise an impressive win. Wilson is the best read option QB in the NFL right meow and it’s not even close.
Indianapolis Colts 5-2 Good to see DHB single-handedly carry this team.
Denver Broncos 6-1 Somewhere, Jim Irsay is laughing hysterically and making stupid twitter comments about Peyton's forehead.
New Orleans Saints 6-1 Remember that one time the Saints lost to the Pats? Holy MOLEy that was hilarious.
San Francisco 49ers 5-2 F**k the 49ers.
New England Patriots 5-2 Bill Belicheck was so mad, he almost dropped the hidden microphones and cameras he was carrying out of MetLife Stadium.
Cincinnati Bengals 5-2 The soulless wonder pulls out another win that they really didn’t deserve. I’ve been told they were blown out in the True Score column.
Green Bay Packers 4-2 The Packers are doing well, running on the many backs of Lacy.
Dallas Cowboys 4-3 Congrats! You’re the best team in the NFC East. That’s about as significant as being the best QB on the Vikings.
Detroit Lions 4-3 LOLions find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory once again. Schwartz’s seat remains luke warm though because when an organization keeps a guy like Matt Millen around as long as they did, you have to assume that the owner is too busy dealing with the failing car economy to pay any attention to his team.
Chicago Bears 4-3 Bears suck.
San Diego Chargers 4-3 This would almost be a great year for you if two other teams in your division weren’t in the Top-4 of these rankings.
New York Jets 4-3 TD Seattle! I mean, personal foul? Questionable rule, but impressive win. The Jets defense dominated this game from start to finish despite the outcome being described by many as a ‘fluke’.
Carolina Panthers 3-3 Cam steals laptops. LOLOLOLOL
Philadelphia Eagles 3-4 You know what they say, "If you have two starting quarterbacks, you have zero starting quarterbacks."
Buffalo Bills 3-4 It’s impressive when a team can go on the road and win a game with their 3rd string QB.
Cleveland Browns 3-4 The only thing uglier than their uniforms is the play of Weeden.
Miami Dolphins 3-3 You lost to a guy named Thaddeus. Just let that sink in for a minute.
Baltimore Ravens 3-4 The Ravens drop one on the road to their division rivals. The last 2 weeks the Ravens defense has allowed only 2 TDs, but 8 FGs.
Arizona Cardinals 3-4 Defense. Good.
Offense. Baaaaaaaad.
Tennessee Titans 3-4 I honestly forget that your state even has a professional football team most of the time. I’m starting to think your coaching staff does too.
Oakland Raiders 2-4 The pass rush was just too much for the Raiders to handle, but to be fair the Chiefs pass rush is the gold standard for the NFL this season.
Washington Redskins 2-4 DC Jim Haslett continues to be inept as a coach a few years after being successful on a new team.
Saint Louis Rams 3-4 Fear not, Rams fans, Brady Quinn is here to save your franchise… On second thought, you might want to just save yourself a lot of pain and start rooting for the Chiefs now.
Atlanta Falcons 2-4 Failcons fans probably want me to go on and on about Ryan’s stats, but instead I’m going to use this space to laugh at the Bucs. HAHA. But seriously, the Failcons bleached their entire visiting locker room after the Bucs left.
Pittsburgh Steelers 2-4 The most impressive thing about the Steelers this year was Polamalu's leap over the long snapper on a PAT attempt. Too bad it was way before the snap.
Minnesota Vikings 1-5 You remember that scene from Fargo where the guy goes through the wood-chipper? Yeah, this is worse than that.
Houston Texans 2-5 The Texans looked to new QB TJ Yates to give them a spark, but all he could give them was 2 INTs and a single digit QBR.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-6 Fear Freeman? Nope
No Fly Zone? Nope
Respectable HC? Nope
Wins? Hahaha....Nope.
New York Giants 1-5 ELIte Manning.
This years Most Generous QB. Opposing defenses love his charity work.
One year and running
Jacksonville Jaguars 0-7 I didn't realize we were putting college teams on this list.


About the author(s)

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Is the game in Tampa or Charlotte tonight?


Ugh the story about the murdered teacher in Boston makes me sick


My slate of games this week include:

Tampa vs Carolina

Miami vs New England

Dallas vs Detroit

Washington vs Denver

Green Bay vs Minnesota

Seattle vs St Louis

I can't believe the game I'm most excited about is Dallas vs Detroit.  


So, dictionary.com has a feature where it will speak the word you type into it...  That has given my office a lot of fun this morning...

MIBearFan moderator

I think Carolina is going to kick Tampa's ass tonight.


For their game in London this week, the Jags and 49ers will fly a combined 40 hours and 34 minutes round trip.

San Fran to London - 11 hours 14 minutes.

Jacksonville to London - 9 hours 3 minutes.


So it seems Sam Montgomery, one of the rookies the Texans released for smoking pot, took an independent drug test after his release. That test showed no signs of any illegal drugs in his system.


Trying to decide if I should pick up some Zima or disinfectant before the game tonight....


 I'm glad that little fuck is being tried as an adult.  I'm so sick of kids doing shit and getting off easy.  those fuckers know what is right and wrong.  

Bitches Love Cake
Bitches Love Cake

 I think you should stop jinxing us, we do a good enough job of fucking ourselves over without your help!


 I feel the need to tell you that nobody will give a shit. 


 Is that tonight's game? No wonder neither myself nor my fantasy opponent didn't have anyone playing.


 i have a feeling your thought process is generally correct.  


I call BS on that.  It takes over 4 hours to fly from Atlanta to SF, so I don't think there would be only a 2 hour difference in the flight times...


fly actually for 18 hours + round trip to get your ass kicked (Jax) - I'll give em credit


 it really doesn't take long for weed to not show up in your urine.  i didn't read the article was there much time between the two tests?


  i have carolina's D...they have been money


  a 747 goes faster than a smaller domestic plane


Also, it takes longer to fly from NE to Hawaii that it does to fly from SF to London?  Schizer!


might as well forfeit the game and save everybody the embarrassment

EDIT:  and time


  I'm actually seeing a lot of people predicting a Jacksonville upset.

I have no idea why.

MIBearFan moderator

Also, the article says that the players where cut for a team violation, not marijuana use.


  He was cut on the 21st and took the test on the 23rd.

Some THC metabolites have an elimination half-life of 20 hours. However, some are stored in body fat and have a elimination half-life of 10 to 13 days. Most researchers agree that urine tests for marijuana can detect the presence of the drug in the body for up to 13 days.

MIBearFan moderator


I don't think Houston ever tested them. 


It seemed odd that the team would announce that they were released due to drug use when that is a league issue.  Seemed like they basically said "If you want to kick us in the nuts, aim here!"


   i started the year with forte, ridley and daryll richardson...since richardson got demoted i had to cut him...


   And you can't rig it to use the Flex spot for a TE or WR instead?


  12 team league...all the rbs are taken


   Dang, how many teams are in that league?


   No one projected higher on the waiver wire?


  i had to start Hunter since forte is on his bye...yuck


  I've had both Carolina backs in the past (at different times/teams), and have never gotten much at a single time. :-/ 


I have VJax, and may have to start DeAngelo Williams since Forte is on a bye this week.


   It isn't that neither have anyone. There's Newton and Smith on Carolina as well, and some might have Olsen. Jackson on Tampa. But with Tampa missing its RB now and not having a stable QB situation, and Carolina's RB's splitting time, not a lot of players to go around.

MIBearFan moderator


Yes. An "anonymous" source told ESPN. The article above Says the information ESPN got was not accurate.

Either way, unless there is a history, I don't think this effects the players ability to catch on with another team.


 Took a while to find it, but here's a report from the Texans SBNation page saying the cause for release was pot.

Johnathan Wood
Johnathan Wood moderator

 doesn't matter, they can cut guys at pretty much any time.  Very little job security in the NFL.