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Postcards from Camp: Market Thugs

Steve Dugas

By: Steve Dugas, YFFL.com Draft Guru

Posted: Aug 07, 2012

Postcards from Camp

Summary

The 2010 World Champion Thugs (as they like to be known) took a spectacular dive in 2011. 2010 saw career years across the board for the Thugs entire lineup but 2011 took the team to lows only experienced by meth junkies. Makes you wonder if Walt and Jessie stopped cooking for this team. At least the Thugs horrible season had a silver lining: winning the first pick of the 2012 YFFL draft, a draft that has some of the most clear-cut top prospects to enter the league since Peterson and Johnson in 2007. After experiencing the highs and lows of the YFFL the last two years, perhaps Bobby can get this team back on even footing in 2012.

Dwayne Bowe Super Bowl XVIII Co-MVP Dwayne Bowe has been pursuing an idiosyncratic offseason conditioning routine

Critical Question

Who do the Thugs draft first? If Bobby were to take a step back and evaluate his team with an unbiased eye, he would see that his roster is littered with marginal and injury-prone talent. After making this assessment he would then decide it is time to blow the whole thing up and start fresh by bringing in Andrew Luck. If Bobby believes his team is capable of a playoff push, he will likely take Trent Richardson, the best RB prospect in 5 years.

Player to Watch

Dwayne Bowe, WR: Dwayne Bowe summed up the Thugs season perfectly; 2010 - 102 points; 2011 - 48 points. Bowe is currently staging a holdout from attending Thugs training camp. The Thugs need him to get into camp and get on the same page with whichever QB wins the starting job for the Thugs.

Lineup

Matt Schaub, Trent Richardson, Ahmad Bradshaw, Dwayne Bowe, Mike Williams, Jared Cook, Draft Pick, Jason Witten

Outlook

Luckily for the Thugs most of the AFC stinks and they should be able to hang around and compete for a Wild Card if they can stay remotely healthy. The Thugs should take Andrew Luck with their top draft pick but will likely decide to roll with a QB they already have and draft Trent Richardson. Bobby is no stranger to rebuilding projects and has always been very good about doing them on the fly and being right back in the thick of things; I think that's the case again this year.

Predictions

7-6; 540 Points; 2nd Place AFC West