Fine Five – Week 3

Fine Five Power Rankings – Week 3

By Sean Dochney

 

  1. Warewolves (3-0), Point Differential – 49. (Prev. 3)

The Warewolves shocked the world by defeating the Shockers 26-20 in Week 3.  This game was a 2 possession game the whole way through as the Shockers scored late to assist with point differential.  The defense played outstanding against the high-powered Shockers offense.  Jason DeGennaro recorded 2 sacks, while Chris MacIntosh and Shane Capone each had an interception against the Guffslinger.  Sean McAndrew would have 6 catches for 99 yards and a TD, while Capone would haul in 5 for 81 yards himself.  The Warewolves victory let the Warewolves jump from the third spot in the rankings to the first spot.  The Warewolves will take on the Money Team (1-2) in Week 4.  The Warewolves will be heavily favored in this game, but you never know what can happen on any given Saturday.

 

  1. Shockers (2-1), Point Differential – 70. (Prev. 1)

I just could not drop the Shockers down to the third spot, even though the Woodchucks remain undefeated.  The Shockers did not have their full 25-man roster for this game and they made it abundantly clear a few times during and after the game.  Still, the Shockers have dominated the JSGFFL for the past few years, and they will be involved in the championship picture at the end of the season.  Mike O’Neill (WITH 2 L’s) had himself a game in Week 3, he caught 8 passes for 110 yards.  O’Neill leads the Shockers with 21 catches and is second to Barbiere in yards with 235.  The Shockers will look to rebound in Week 4 as they take on the Clam Slammers (1-2).  Clam Slammers were coming off a huge victory in Week 3, but it was also against the only team without a win in the league.  Look for the Shockers to come out with their guns blazing.

 

  1. Woodchucks (3-0), Point Differential – 39. (Prev. 2)

Woodchucks are undefeated and they fell down a spot in the Fine Five this week.  I am going to hear shit for this one for sure.  The Woodchucks beat the Rabid Squirrels 33-24 in Week 3.  Jeremy Wozniak had another nice game hauling in 7 catches for 92 yards and 2 TDs.  Jeremy now has 21 catches for 296 yards and 5 TDs on the season.  The Zit had a huge game himself as he embarks on what could be his final campaign in the JSGFFL.  The league will miss the face that runs the place in the Zit if these rumors hold true.  Zitani is the top rated QB in the league, because Brian Lee must play more than 1 game against the Red Jaguars before I acknowledge his rating.  Zitani has thrown 15 TDs and only 1 interception through the first 3 weeks.  Expect another big game out of the Zit as the Woodchucks take on the Red Jaguars (0-3) in Week 4.

 

  1. Rabid Squirrels (1-2), Point Differential – 4. (Prev. 4)

The Rabid Squirrels lost to the Woodchucks in Week 3 and stay at their 4th spot in the Power Rankings this week.  Even in the loss, they secured 2 spots in the Players of the Week with Sean Collins and Bill Budd having big games.  The Squirrels have fallen victim to a tough luck schedule so far this season.  Both their losses have come against the Woodchucks and the Warewolves, who are the last 2 undefeated teams in the league this season.  The Squirrels will be looking to turn their luck around when they take on Strangers with Candy (1-2) in what will be the Game of the Week for Week 4.

 

  1. Strangers with Candy (1-2), Point Differential – (-25). (Prev. UR)

Strangers with Candy picked up their first win this past week with a 42-19 victory against the Money Team.  Kyle Spatz (9 rec. 81 yards, 1 TD) and Cameron Blackwell (4 rec. 97 yards, 2 TDs) were too much for the Money Team to handle as they both had big games.  Craig Cicardo also had another nice game as he threw for 268 yards, 5 TDs, and 1 interception.  As mentioned before, Strangers with Candy will be involved in the Game of the Week for Week 4.  They need big games out of Spatz, Blackwell, and newly acquired Billy Belford to get past the Rabid Squirrels.

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JSGFFL Players of the Week – Week 3

Player of the Week – Week 3

By Sean Dochney
QB

Brian Lee – Clam Slammers

The Clam Slammers got their QB back this week and he hit the ground running in his season debut.  The Slammers demolished the Red Jaguars to a score of 40-6.  Lee was nearly perfect on the day as he completed 17 of his 20 passes for 312 yards and 6 TDs.  He did throw 1 interception, which was his only blemish on the day.  This was not the toughest matchup in the world as the Red Jaguars have a point differential of negative 76 through the first 3 weeks of the season.  Next week will be a much tougher matchup for the Clam Slammers as they take on the Shockers who dropped to 2-1 after suffering the upset loss at the hands of the Warewolves in Week 3.  The Slammers will look to improve on their 1-2 record, but this will not be easy as the Shockers will be looking for blood.

 

Runner Up

Sean Collins – Rabid Squirrels

The Rabid Squirrels lost again this week to the Woodchucks to a score of 33-24.  This drops the Squirrels record to 1-2, but it is worth noting that their 2 losses have come at the hands to the only 2 undefeated teams in the league, the Woodchucks and Warewolves.  Collins was at his best and would throw for 323 yards, 4 TDs and 1 interception.   On the season, Collins now has a QB rating of 127.1 while completing 70.6% of his passes for 796 yards.  More impressively, he has thrown 13 TDs while only throwing 1 interception.  The Rabid Squirrels (1-2) have a tough matchup this week as they take on Strangers with Candy (1-2).

 

WR

Paul Wickwire – Clam Slammers

Paul Wickwire had been playing QB for the Clam Slammers for the first 2 weeks of the season, but was able to shift back to WR with the return of Brian Lee.  Wickwire was a huge playmaker for the Slammers this weekend in their dominating victory.  Paul would only have 4 catches but he would also have 119 yards on those 4 catches, and 3 TDs.  Assuming Brian Lee is available this upcoming week, Wickwire will look to carry on his explosive ways in the tough Week 4 matchup against the Shockers.

 

Runner Up

Terrence McKeller – The Money Team

Terrence McKeller is quietly making a name for himself in his first year in the league.  He had a big game in a losing effort to Strangers with Candy.  The final score would wind up being 42-19, but that didn’t stop Terrence from having one hell of a day.  Terrence would haul in 12 catches for 108 yards and 2 TDs.  Terrence now sits in 4th place in the JSGFFL Leaderboard through the first 3 weeks of the season.  He needs to keep it up if the Money Team wants to make a push for the playoffs in their inaugural season.   The Money Team will have a tough matchup in Week 4 against the Warewolves.

 

Defense

Bill Budd – Rabid Squirrels

Did the Rabid Squirrels lose this past week and still get 2 players in POTW?  I think Hell has frozen over and I need to start trashing the Squirrels in these posts again to get them motivated and winning ball games.  It will make justifying these nominations much easier to say the least.  Bill Budd was ferocious on defense and played like he was 8 feet tall.  He had 2 sacks and an interception in the loss.  Everyone’s Budd almost recorded 2 more sacks in the stat sheet because every time Brad Smith comes up and asks me if I recorded his sack, I just want to give the sack to Budd instead.  These were Budd’s first 2 sacks of the year, but his third interception.  His 3 interceptions have him tied for the league lead with Anthony Carlo and Shane Capone.  Budd will look to continue his ways against Strangers with Candy in Week 4.

 

Runner Up

Kenny Colicchio – Clam Slammers

Cause: Blow a team out 40-6.  Effect: Have 3 players in Players of the Week.  Kenny Colicchio had a stellar game on defense in the monster win.  He would have 2 interceptions, with both making top plays.  His first was a freak like 1 handed grab, and the second was a juggling circus catch that would have made the best clown proud.  Ride that high as long as you can Slammers, you will have a much tougher opponent in the Shockers for Week 4.

Fine Five Power Rankings – Week 2

Fine Five Power Rankings – Week 2

By Sean Dochney

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  1. Shockers (2-0), Point Differential – 76. (Prev. 1)

The Shockers kept up rolling as they took care of business against the Money Team in Week 2.  This game wasn’t even close as the final score would end up 40-6.  WRs Devon Snead (4 rec. 78 yards, 3 TDs) and Charlie Barbiere (3 rec. 71 yards, 1 TD) were solid as usual, and Mike O’Neil (5 rec. 57 yards, 1 TD) chipped in a nice game himself.  The Defense came up big in the game as they had 4 interceptions as a team.  Bryan Soletto had 2 picks, while Anthony Carlo and Peter Torres also had one, with Carlo returning his for a TD.  The Shockers will have their toughest game of the year in Week 3 as they take on the Commissioner led Warewolves (2-0) in the Game of the Week.

 

  1. Woodchucks (2-0), Point Differential – 43. (Prev. 2)

The Woodchucks won a thrilling game with a last-minute touchdown to defeat Strangers with Candy 33-27.  This game by far the best game of the day and the only one that wasn’t a blowout.  This game was all about The Zit and The Woz on offense.  Zitani threw for 305 yards, 4 TDs and no interceptions, while Wozniak caught 6 passes for 113 yards and 3 TDs.  Terron Maples picked up get a big interception on defense during the closely fought battle.  The Woodchucks will look to remain undefeated as they take on the Rabid Squirrels (1-1) in Week 3.

 

  1. Warewolves (2-0), Point Differential – 30. (Prev. 3)

The Warewolves steamrolled over the Red Jaguars to a score of 52-24 in Week 2.  Chris Angelini was the POTW for QB as he went 16-20 for 324 yards, 5 TDs, and 2 interceptions.  The ball was spread out quite well with Chris MacIntosh (3 rec. 75 yards, 1 TD), Shane Capone (3 rec. 79 yards, 1 TD), and Joe Peragallo (5 rec. 80 yards, 2 TDs) all having solid games at WR.  Shane was a bigtime playmaker on defense with his 2 interceptions, returning both for TDs.  The former Hardcore Champion Ryan Dooley showed opposing linemen why he was a Hardcore Champion.  He wreaked havoc on the pass rush all day and would record 2 sacks, although he had many more hurries.  The Woodchucks have a big test coming up as they take on the Shockers (2-0) in the Game of the Week.

 

  1. Rabid Squirrels (1-1), Point Differential – 13. (Prev. 4)

The Rabid Squirrels picked up their first win as they put the boots to the Clam Slammers in the 41-13 victory.  Sean Collins was very efficient in the win as he completed 30 of his 37 passes for 234 yards, and 6 TDs, without throwing any interceptions on the day.  Joe Andress and Michael Medina were his top receivers on the day as Andress had 8 catches for 60 yards and Medina had 7 catches for 61 yards.  Both Andress and Medina had 2 TDs on the day.  The Rabid Squirrels will look to build momentum after their win, but it won’t come easy as they take on the undefeated Woodchucks in Week 3.

 

  1. The Money Team (1-1), Point Differential – (-20). (Prev. 5)

The Money Team lost big to the heavily favored Shockers, so they will not be penalized in this week’s Fine Five.  Although, Strangers with Candy were very impressive in their close loss to the perennial contender Woodchucks, and almost secured the 5th spot even though they are win-less.  As luck would have it, Strangers with Candy and the Money Team will face off against each other in Week 3 in what should be a closely contested game.  Strangers with Candy will have their hands full as they need to stop The Money Team’s leading receiver, Terrence Mckeller, who has 15 catches for 136 yards and a TD.

 

Player of the Week – Week 2

Players of the Week – Week 2

By Sean Dochney

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QB

Chris Angelini – Warewolves

The Commissioner of the league gets the honor of Player of the Week this week because he told me he’d fire me if he didn’t get at least 1 this season.  So, I wanted to get it out of the way early.  Angelini runs a very slow and methodical offense that lulls defenses to sleep, which allows him to strike for big plays.  He only attempted 20 passes in the 52-24 win against the Red Jaguars, but he completed 16 of those attempts for 324 yards and 5 TDs.  He also threw 2 interceptions on the day.  The Commissioner is going to need to bring his A game next week as the 2-0 Warewolves will be taking on the 2-0 Shockers.

 

Runner Up

Craig Cicardo – Strangers with Candy

Cicardo is a newcomer in the league and he helped Strangers with Candy go toe to toe with perennial contender the Woodchucks.  Strangers had a lead late, but would end up losing the heartbreaker 33-27.  Cicardo did all he could do as he threw for 320 yards with 4 TDs and 1 interception.  Cicardo will look to keep up the good work in Week 3 as Strangers (0-2) will take on the Money Team (1-1).

 

WR

Kyle Spatz – Strangers with Candy

Spatz played out of his mind against the Woodchucks in the losing effort.  No one on the Woodchucks could slow Kyle down as he hauled in 10 catches for 156 yards and 2 TDs.  Kyle now sits on top the WR leaderboard as he has 15 catches for 245 yards and 3 TDs.  The Money Team will have their hands full trying to stop Spatz in Week 3.

 

Runner Up

Jeremy Wozniak – Woodchucks

Wozniak was also unstoppable in the game of the Woodchucks against Strangers with Candy.  Jeremy caught 6 catches for 113 yards and 3 TDs.  Woz is now the leading receiver for the Woodchucks and ranked 4th on the JSGFFL leaderboard.  He has 14 catches for 204 yards and 3 TDs after the first 2 weeks of the season, and is the only Woodchuck with over 100 yards receiving.  The Woodchucks (2-0) will look to stay perfect as they battle the Rabid Squirrels (1-1) in Week 3.

 

Defense

Shane Capone – Warewolves

Capone was as big of a ball hawk as one can be as the Warewolves gave The Red Jaguars the business in Week 2.  Capone would have record his first 2 interceptions on the season and would return both for TDs in Week 3.  Capone is off to a slow start by his standards on offense, as he only ranks 5th on the leaderboard when he is used to seeing himself on top.  This is not a too big a deal since the Warewolves are 2-0, and Shane has the most defensive TDs in the league.

 

Runner Up

Bryan Soletto – Shockers

Soletto had a great game for the Shockers on defense as they blew out the Money Team, 40-6.  Soletto would walk away with 2 interceptions, which were his first 2 of the year.  Soletto usually finds himself on top of the JSGFFL interception leaderboard every year, and he is now tied for 2nd with 2, behind his teammate Anthony Carlo, who has 3.  The Shockers (2-0) will take on the Warewolves (2-0) in Week 3 in the battle of the unbeatens.

Fine Five Power Rankings – Week 1

 

Fine Five Power Rankings – Week 1

By Sean Dochney

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  1. Shockers (1-0), Point Differential – 42

The Shockers were their usual selves as they steamrolled through Strangers with Candy 50-8 in Week 1.  The Shockers look a little different this season without Spanola or Pharo, and with the additions of Maliq Black and Peter Torres.  The Shockers had their usual high powered offense against Strangers as Joe Giuffre, Charlie Barbiere, and Devon Snead put up big games like they usually do.  Giuffre took home POTW honors for QB with his 437 passing yards and 7 TDs, and Barbiere was the runner up for WR with 6 receptions for 147 yards and 3 TDs.  Snead also had a big game hauling in 6 catches for 135 yards and a TD, while Mike O’Neil wasn’t too shabby himself chipping in 8 catches for 68 yards and a TD.  The defense for the Shockers also came to play holding Strangers to only 8 points.  Steve Soletto recorded 2 sacks and Anthony Carlo had 2 interceptions, which quickly puts him at the top of the leaderboard for the season.  The Shockers will take on The Money Team in Week 2.  The Money Team is riding a high after a win in their first game in the JSGFFL against the Red Jaguars, now they will have a real test as they play the team that’s been on top of the JSGFFL for the past few years.

 

  1. Woodchucks (1-0), Point Differential – 24

The Woodchucks handled the Clam Slammers with relative ease as they won 36-12 in Week 1.  The Zit popped off again as he threw for 336 yards, 6 TDs, and no interceptions on the day.  In classic Zit fashion, 7 different receivers had at least 2 receptions for the Woodchucks.  The Zit was so on in Week 1, that he even attempted a pass that traveled more than 20 yards in the air, dispelling the naysayers that refer to him Check Down Charlie.  Jeremy Wozniak was the Zit’s top receiver on the day grabbing 8 passes for 91 yards, proving that nobody beats the Woz.  Steve Dalrymple had 2 sacks on defense while Kevin Kastner had 1 himself.  Devon McEllen added an interception for the Woodchucks on defense.  Woodchucks go into Week 2 as the favorites against Strangers with Candy.

 

  1. Warewolves (1-0), Point Differential – 15

The Commissioner led Warewolves held off and beat Rabid Squirrels 33-18 in Week 1.  Sean McAndrew and Shane Capone were the bright spots on the team as Sean hauled in 8 catches for 146 and 3 TDs, while Shane had 3 catches for 112 yards and 2 TDs.  Angelini was solid throwing for 322 yards, 5 TDs and 1 interception.  There is controversy brewing for Week 2 as the Warewolves will play the Red Jaguars, and Angelini is the QB for both teams.  Many fans want to see Angelini step down from the Warewolves and let former Hardcore and State Champion Ryan Dooley take the helm at QB for the Warewolves in Week 2.  If the megalomaniac Angelini will allow this to happen remains to be seen.

 

  1. Rabid Squirrels (0-1), Point Differential – (-15)

The Squirrels come in at the 4th spot despite the loss in Week 1 to the Warewolves.  The Money Team is not going to be happy with me on this one, but there is much more of a track record with the Squirrels, and the Squirrels played a much tougher opponent in Week 1.  Sean Collins only threw for 239 yards against the Wolves, but the bright spot is he did not throw any interceptions.  Jihad Castro caught 7 balls for 57 yards and 2 TDs, Josh Ahiabor had 6 catches for 72 yards, and Joe Andress hauled in another 5 catches for 58 yards.  Bill Budd chipped in an interception on the defensive side of the ball.  The Squirrels will be involved in the Game of the Week for Week 2 as they take on the Clam Slammers.  Both teams will look to get back on track as they enter Week 2 with an 0-1 record.

 

  1. The Money Team (1-0), Point Differential – 14

I am positive I am going to hear some shit from the Money Team with this ranking, but there is still a lot to prove after the 34-20 Week 1 victory over the Red Jaguars.  League veteran, but new QB Ryan Maletto looked good in his first game at QB as he threw for 286 yards, 5 TDs, and 1 interception.  Guy Blessing was a monster on defense has he had 3 sacks, which makes him the league leader after Week 1.  Terrence McKeller quickly looked like the biggest playmaker for the Money Team.  Terrence had 6 catches for 72 yards and a TD, while also getting an interception on defense.  Quwan Dorsey also had himself a nice day as he had 71 yards receiving and a TD.  The Money Team will have a much tougher opponent in Week 2 as they take on the Shockers.

 

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Players of the Week – Week 1 Edition

Players of the Week – Spring 2017 Week 1

By Sean Dochney

QB

Joe Giuffre – Shockers

The Shockers didn’t skip a beat with the layoff from the fall season, as the reigning champs demolished Strangers with Candy 50-8.  No surprise that the Guffslinger is the QB of the week as he completed 75% of his passes for a league best 437 yards and 7 TDs.  He wasn’t perfect on the day as he did throw an interception, but that interception didn’t matter as the Shockers still were able to put the boots to Strangers with Candy.  Giuffre will look to have another big week next week as the Shockers will take on newcomers the Money Team in Week 2.

 

Runner Up

John Zitani – Woodchucks

The Zit proved again why he is the face of the JSGFFL.  Zitani is the son the commissioner’s parents wished they had.  He always handles himself with class, dignity, and perseverance on the field, and he did so again Week 1 against the Clam Slammers.  Rumors have been swirling about this being the Zit’s final season in the JSGFFL, and if this is true, the JSGFFL should retire the Zit’s number 18 around the entire league.  The Zit completed over 72% of his passes for 336 yards and 6 TDs with no interceptions in the 33-18 victory over the Clam Slammers.  Woodchucks will look to stay hot as they take on Strangers with Candy in Week 2.

(Pictured above, John “The Zit” Zitani with Patricia “The Saint” Angelini and Gary “Big Gar” Angelini)

 

WR

Sean McAndrew – Warewolves

Seany Mac put up a monster game as the Warewolves took down the Rabid Squirrels.  The Rabid Squirrels had no answer for McAndrew as he continually torched the Squirrels defense on the way to a 33-18 win.  The Birdman Hauled in 8 catches for 146 yards and 3 TDs.  Sean looks like a great fantasy option in Week 2 as the Warewolves take on the Red Jaguars.

 

Runner Up

Charlie Barbiere – Shockers

Strangers with Candy had no answer for Barbiere as he made big play after big play for the Shockers.  Charlie is always a solid fantasy option as he and Giuffre have been putting up big numbers together for years in the JSGFFL.  In Week 1, he had 6 receptions for 147 yards and 3 TDs.  One would expect him to have another big game next week as the Shockers will take on one of the inexperienced teams in the Money Team in Week 2.  He will be a good pick for the weekly fantasy contest in Week 2.

 

Def

Guy Blessing – The Money Team

The man with the best name in the league proved to have the best defensive game in the league in Week 1.  Blessing blessed the Money Team with a great pass rush in route to recording 3 sacks in the 34-20 victory against the Red Jaguars.  The Red Jaguars seemed to never get anything going on offense because of the ineffectiveness to stop the pass rush.  Guy will look to remain on top of the sack leaderboards as the Money Team will take on the defending champion Shockers in Week 2.

 

Runner Up

Devon McEllen – Woodchucks

Devon has big cleats to fill as he steps into a more prominent leadership role on the Woodchucks defense after the retirement of their spiritual leader, Garrett “Loud Mouth” Lavaggi.  Devon was not phased at all by the added pressure as he was able to constantly make big plays on defense by coming up with huge flag pulls and regularly swatting away pass attempts.  He was the epitome of a shutdown corner last week and even picked up a pivotal and momentum changing interception in the early stages of the game.  It was all Woodchucks after the McEllen interception in the 36-12 victory over the Clam Slammers.  Devon will look to continue his shutdown ways as the Woodchucks take on the talented receiving corps of Strangers with Candy in Week 2.

 

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