The Orangutangs made a bold move prior to the start of the 2011 season, dealing the always questionable with a migraine Percy Harvin along with the #5 pick in the draft to the Eaters for Tony Romo. In Romo the Orangutangs finally had a QB they would be able to count on for solid production week in and week out. The addition of Romo finally got the Orangutangs back to the playoffs for the first time since 2004. Romo had double digit points in all but two games and he will look to build on a solid first year as a 'Tang and hopefully avoid getting shot up with pain killers every week."...and then I said, 'I don't care if I didn't finish my peas, I want my damn ice cream for dessert, Ma...'"
Dez Bryant, potential superstar or ticking time bomb?? 2010 YFFL Rookie of the Year Dez Bryant has spent the offseason in the news for all the wrong reasons, whether he is dropping his pants at a mall or getting into fisticuffs with his mother after a nice family dinner, it seems like we hear more about him than Kenny Britt. Bryant was brilliant in the first half of games in 2011 and then essentially disappeared for the second halfs. He scored 58 points on the season in what amounts to half a season. If Bryant ever screws his head on straight he will be an YFFL MVP candidate.
Player to Watch
Michael Turner, RB; Turner joins the Orangutangs for the 2012 season and will look to prove to Owner Kinsman that he still has a little something left in the tank. The Falcons have talked all off season about reducing the number of carries Turner sees and the reduced workload should actually benefit Turner and keep him fresh for the duration of the season. Turner will also still see plenty of 1 yard TD opportunities; another 80 point season wouldn't be surprising and anything over 50 points would be considered gravy.
Tony Romo, Jonathan Stewart, Michael Turner, Dez Bryant, Torrey Smith, Dustin Keller, Draft Pick, Eric Decker
The Orangutangs have some of the easiest cuts to make in the league, as both kickers are likely gone along with the three players that have no team to call their own. Decker, Bryant and Smith all seem poised for breakout seasons and two definitely should. Romo enters the season fully healed from rib and hand ailments and as long as he stands upright, he should have another 150+ point season. In the end, the Orangutangs finish second in their division and possibly win the wild card over the Eaters and Thugs.
7-6; 585 Points; 2nd Place AFC East