Players of the Week – Week 6
By Sean Dochney
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Joe Giuffre – Shockers
The Guffslinger takes home yet another QB POTW honors as he lead the Shockers to a 38-6 win over the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies defense had no answer for Joe as he completed 21 out of his 27 pass attempts for 352 yards, 5 TDs and 1 interception. Charlie Barbiere and Ryan Pharo were the 2 top beneficiaries of Giuffre’s big game as Barbiere had 7 catches for 135 yards and a TD, and King TUTdown had 4 catches for 94 yards and 2 TDs (don’t mind my cheesy pharaoh joke Ryan). On the season, the Guffslinger is the number 2 rated QB behind the Commissioner with a rating of 138.7. Joe does have the most yards and TDs in the league with 2092 yards and 33 TDs. He has done this while only throwing 3 interceptions, which is a big improvement from last season. The Shockers will be playing French Toast Mafia next week as French Toast looks to keep their dwindling playoff hopes alive.
Chris Angelini – Warewolves
The Commissioner had another big week this week against French Toast Mafia despite lack of pass protection that saw him get sacked 7 times. The Warewolves would win the game 28-12 and Ang would go 21-30 for 276 yards, and 4 TDs. Chris is the top rated QB in the league and he still has not thrown any interceptions this summer. Shane Capone was his top receiver on the day, but more on him in the next section. Chris McIntosh had a nice game himself as he caught 4 balls for 62 yards and 2 TDs. It is worth noting that the Commissioner got one of his receivers back this week in Ryan Dooley who has been sidelined with terrible anxiety issues after a week 2 mental and physical beat down that came at the hands of the Woodchucks’ Garrett Lavaggi. We’re glad the month of intense psychotherapy paid off Dooley and we will be excited to see you back out there this upcoming Saturday. The Commissioner has a 143.3 rating on the season and is third in both yards (1902) and TDs (27). Don’t let the total yards fool you, he has the most yards per attempt in the league at 10.7, he just runs one of the slowest offenses I’ve ever seen. The Warewolves are sitting in a playoff spot now after a tough start to the season and go into next game as the favorites against the winless Assassins.
Shane Capone – Warewolves
Capone continued his monster season with an 8 catch 122 yard performance that saw him reach the end zone 2 times. The elusive Capone has been a man amongst boys this year as he leads all receiving categories by a wide margin. He has 38 catches for 768 yards and 11 TDs on the season. He has 11 more catches, over 200 more yards, and 4 more TDs then the receivers who sit in 2 nd place on the leaderboards in those categories. Capone is the only receiver in the league that is in reach of having 1,000 yards this season and is on pace to get 1,024. The Assassins will have their hands full next week trying to stop Shane.
Mike Lawrence – Rabid Squirrels
The Rabid Squirrels pulled off a little mini upset in the Game of the Week as they took down the Woodchucks 27-20. Mike Lawrence had himself a day, he would have 7 catches for 132 yards and 2 TDs. The Squirrels needed every one of his yards as this game went down to the wire. Lawrence is having a fine season as he has the most yards and TDs for the Squirrels receiving unit. He ranks 6 th on the JSGFFL leaderboards for receivers with his 22 catches for 435 yards, and 6 TDs. The Squirrels sit in 3 rd place in the standings because of point differential but I get the feeling they will be higher in the Fine Five Power Rankings after a win against the Woodchucks; and let’s face it, my power rankings are more important than the actual standings anyway. The Squirrels can clinch a playoff spot next week with a win against the 0 and forever Rattlers, but will need French Toast Mafia and Grizzlies to lose.
Justin Kramer – French Toast Mafia
Justin Kramer had a big week on defense in a loss against the Warewolves, as he was able to record 3 sacks. Some may find it strange that Kramer will take home POTW for defense over his own teammate, Casey Sirotniak, who racked up 4 sacks himself in the game. Others may remember a controversial runner up for POTW back in Week 2 for Justin Kramer when Garrett Lavaggi took home the top honors without recording a defensive stat in the game. Garrett’s POTW was still well deserved in my book, but Justin has been a tenacious pass rusher all year as he leads the league in sacks with 10, and it’s time he gets some recognition. We will call Casey the co-POTW this week, but he’s still not getting his name on the headline. Casey is now 2nd in the league in sacks with 9. French Toast Mafia is on the outside looking into the playoffs and the schedule is not getting any easier for them as they take on the Shockers in Week 7, and the Woodchucks in Week 8.
Jim Florimont – Assassins
The Assassins took on the Rattlers this past week in the battle of the winless teams. Going into the game one would think that there would only be 1 winless team after last week, but with a stroke of irony the game ended in a tie. The Assassins yet again only had the minimum 6 players show up for the game, and they played their hearts out in the heat. Jim has been having a nice season for the Assassins playing on both sides of the ball, including QB for the Assassins offense. In Week 6 he would record a sack, an interception, and a defensive TD. The Assassins will go into next week against the Warewolves, but don’t sleep on this Assassin team that took the Shockers down to the final drive.