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Postcards from Camp: Bear Poop

Bobby Sansone

By: Bobby Sansone, YFFL.com Senior Writer

Posted: Aug 10, 2006

Can't Flush This Team Name
Ronnie Brown
If Bear Poop expects to contend for a playoff spot, Ronnie Brown will have to carry the load

CHICAGO, IL Brian Davidson and the Poop were making headlines for all the wrong reasons this off-season as critics continued to demand that his team nickname be changed to something more mature. But as the name change debate continues to hover over Davidson like a poorly ventilated bathroom stench, the Poop is focused on trying to win their first playoff game in a decade. Tom Brady leads a relatively young team that has what it takes to win their third division title in four years. Last year's worst-to-first turn-around surprised many but with just one starting RB, the Poop will have to remain healthy and have career years from more players to advance far into the playoffs.

Critical Question Facing Owner Brian Davidson

Who to start at UT? While Brown, Johnson, Moss and Givens figure to be locks in the Run n' Shoot starting lineup, the UT position remains up for grabs. The Poop draft 11th which will make it difficult to select someone who can start right away. Sinorice Moss might be Davidson's best hope on Sunday night, August 27th. Cedric Houston figures to get carries while Curtis Martin is out and Chris Perry is hoping to steal some touches from Rudi Johnson in Cincinnati. Ben Troupe could be the dark horse of the bunch.

Player to Watch

Ronnie Brown, RB. The Poop's fate will ultimately come down to the production of Ronnie Brown. He will have to carry the load of two RBs and stay healthy all season. Brown looks like the real deal but will he get goalline touches with pass-happy and run-happy Dante Culpepper in town?

Projected Starting Lineup

Brady, Brown, Moss, Johnson, Givens, Crumpler, Reed, Houston

Outlook

The Poop have glaring weaknesses but they play in possibly the worst division in the history of the YFFL. The Poop scored a respectable 508 points last year to win the division with a suspect 7-6 record. This year, 450 points should be enough to win the AFC East. Can the Poop stay healthy and score that many remains the question.

Prediction

6-7; 440 points; 2nd AFC East