Players of the Week – Week 6

Players of the Week – Week 6

By Sean Dochney

 

QB

Anthony D’Addario – Woodchucks

Is there a QB controversy looming for the Woodchucks?  Anthony D’Addario had himself a day in the absence of the Zit, albeit he did it against a Money Team that barely showed up.  Plant threw for 367 yards, 6 TDs, and 1 interception while leading the Woodchucks to a 45-18 victory.  He completed almost 73% of his passes in the game.  The Woodchucks will be taking on the Warewolves (6-0), and the Clam Slammers (2-4) in a double header in Week 7.  We expect to see the Zit back at QB in both games.  The first game they play against the Warewolves will be the Game of the Week.

 

Runner Up

Joe Giuffre – Shockers

The Shockers won big against the Rabid Squirrels in Week 6 to a score of 42-18.  Giuffre had himself a nice day throwing for 334 yards with 6 TDs.  He did throw 3 interceptions in the game, which now gives him a league leading 9 on the season.  The Shockers will take the bad with the good though as the Guffslinger also has the most passing yards (1,976) and passing TDs (32) on the season entering the final week.  His 116.75 QB rating ranks him 4th in the league.  The Shockers will be taking on Strangers with Candy (1-5) and the Red Jaguars (0-6) in their double header in Week 7.  It is safe to say they are heavily favored in both games.

 

WR

Shane Capone – Warewolves

Shane had himself a day in the only game that was not a blowout in Week 6.  The Warewolves held off the Clam Slammers in the 18-13 victory.  Shane was a big part of the Warewolves offense as he caught 5 passes for 148 yards and 2 TDs.  He also added an interception on defense for the Wolves.  Shane is the MVP of the Warewolves and will need to come up big in the playoffs if the Wolves want to bring home the championship that keeps eluding them.  On the season, Shane ranks as the 2nd best receiver according to the JSGFFL leaderboards.  Shane has 23 catches for a league leading 584 yards and 9 TDs.  The Warewolves have a tough Week 7 double header as they will be playing the Game of the Week against the Woodchucks (5-1) and then they will be taking on the Rabid Squirrels (3-3).

 

Runner Up

Charlie Mackie – Woodchucks

Madd Mack let his game to the talking instead of his mouth for once in Week 6.  He hauled in 5 passes for 123 yards and 2 TDs in the big win against the depleted Money Team.  I do give the Madd Mack some credit, his celebration game has stepped up big time over the last few weeks.  He now has 21 catches for 318 yards and 2 TDs on the season.  He will need to have a big Week 7 for the Woodchucks as they position themselves for a playoff run.  I expect some tempers to fly in the Game of the Week against the rival Warewolves (6-0), and who knows they might carry over to the game against the Clam Slammers (2-4).

 

Def

Shelton Burnett – Rabid Squirrels

Shelton Burnett takes home defensive player of the Week after returning an interception for a long TD in the losing effort against the Shockers.  This was the big man’s 3rd interception on the season and the first he returned for a TD.  The Squirrels will be looking to clinch the final playoff spot in Week 7 as they take on the Warewolves (6-0) and the Money Team (1-5).  The Clam Slammers are at their heels, but the odds will be stacked against the Slammers for the final playoff spot.

 

Runner Up

Devon Snead – Shockers

Snead gets runner up for defense this week by having 1 interception.  This was Snead’s first interception of the season.  I’ll be honest, there was not much happening on the defensive side of things on the week, so Snead gets this because he also had a big day receiving.  The Shockers have what should be an easy double header in Week 7 as they take on Strangers with Candy (1-5) and the Red Jaguars (0-6).

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Fine Five – Week 5

Fine Five Power Rankings – Week 5

By Sean Dochney

 

  1. Warewolves (5-0), Point Differential – 89. (Prev. 1)

The Warewolves are now the last undefeated team in the league as they defeated Strangers with Candy with relative ease to a score of 34-12 in Week 5.  Shane Capone was not at this game because he was most likely out late and playing golf with Matt Harvey, rumor has it disciplinary action will not be pursued by the Warewolves.  Chris McIntosh was huge in the Shane’s absence.  McIntosh had 130 yards receiving, 3 TDs, and 2 interceptions on the defensive side of the ball.  The Commissioner balled out with 357 yards passing, 5 touchdowns and only 1 interception.  Jason DeGennaro also had himself a nice game with his 3 catches for 69 yards and 2 touchdowns.  The best part of Jason’s day was when he faked out 3 members of the Strangers defense with a fake pitch that created room for him to walk into the end zone.

The Warewolves now have the most yards per game on the season, which is impressive considering they have the least amount of offensive plays per game.  For those of you needing me to connect the dots, that means they are still averaging the most yards per play by a wide margin.  They still need to limit their turnovers if the hope to hoist the coveted JSGFFL Championship trophy at the end of the year.  The Warewolves will look to stay hot in Week 6 as they take on the Clam Slammers (2-3).

 

  1. Shockers (4-1), Point Differential – 106. (Prev. 2)

The Shockers demoralized the Woodchucks in the big Week 5 win.  Giuffre could not be stopped as he threw for 365 yards and 6 touchdowns without throwing an interception.  Devon Snead and Charlie Barbiere had big games as they both had over 100 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.  On defense, Bryan Soletto, Shannon Hill and Danny Erickson all had an interception.  On the season, Charlie Barbiere (27 rec. 469 yards, 9 TDs) is now rated the top receiver in the league, while Mike O’Neill (34 rec. 360 yards, 4 TDs) has the most receptions in the league.

The Shockers offense is averaging the second most yards per game (331) as well as the second most yards per play (9.36).  They are a lock to make the playoffs, and will probably win out the rest of their games.  They will be playing the Rabid Squirrels (3-2) in Week 6, which will be much more important for the Squirrels than it will be for the Shockers.

 

  1. Woodchucks (4-1), Point Differential – 70. (Prev. 3)

The Woodchucks did not carry themselves with any semblance of dignity in their Week 5 loss to the Shockers.  I’m embarrassed to even write about the Woodchucks this week, so I’ll keep it brief and not even talk about their Week 5 matchup.

The Woodchucks are still in a good spot as they sit at 4-1.  They are third in the league in yards per game at 329.6, which is still good.  The Zit living up to his Charlie Check Down nickname though, as the Woodchucks are only fifth in the league in yards per play at 8.67.  They sit behind the Warewolves, Shockers, Rabid Squirrels and Clam Slammers in yards per play.  The Woodchucks will look to rebound in Week 6 as they take on the Money Team (1-4).

 

  1. Rabid Squirrels (3-2), Point Differential – 35. (Prev. 4)

The Rabid Squirrels stayed hot with their lopsided victory against the Red Jaguars in Week 5.  Brad Smith had a career game at WR for the Squirrels, hauling in 6 catches for 71 yards and 3 touchdowns.  I was surprised to see these weren’t his first receptions on the season, he now has 7 catches.  Bill Budd stayed dominant on defense with his sack and interception returned for a touchdown.  Look at the season Sean Collins is having at QB for the Squirrels!  Not only does Sean have the best first name in the league, he also has the best QB Rating as well with a 133.23.  Sean has 72% of his passes for 1390 yards, 22 touchdowns, while only throwing 2 interceptions.

The Rabid Squirrels average the fourth most yards per game at 282, while averaging the third most yards per play at 8.81.  More importantly, the Squirrels are tied for the best interception differential in the league at a plus 6.  The Squirrels will have a tough matchup against the Shockers (4-1) in Week 6.  I suppose I will call this game the Game of the Week, for lack of any solid matchups in Week 6.  At least both these teams currently sit in a playoff spot.

 

  1. Clam Slammers (2-3), Point Differential – (-17). (Prev. Unranked)

The Clam Slammers have creeped their way into the Fine Five, and are still in the hunt for the final playoff spot.  The Slammers demolished the Money Team in Week 5 to a score of 41-18.  Dan Duff and Kenny Colicchio had nice games at WR.  Duff had 5 catches for 99 yards and 2 TDs, while Kenny had 6 catches for 83 yards.  Duff would also chip in 2 sacks on defense, while Joe Termini would have an interception and return it for a touchdown.

The Clam Slammers are in contention for the fourth and final playoff spot, but the schedule is not on their side.  They will play the Warewolves (5-0), Strangers with Candy (1-4), and Woodchucks (4-1) in the final 3 weeks of the season.  They must overcome the Rabid Squirrels, who also have a considerable point differential on the Slammers.  The Slammers will start their quest by taking on the Warewolves in Week 6.

Players of the Week – Week 5

Players of the Week – Week 5

By Sean Dochney

 

QB

Joe Giuffre – Shockers

The Gufflslinger was at the top of his game as the Shockers turned the Woodchucks into whiny little children in the 40-26 victory in Week 5.  The Woodchucks did not have an answer for Giuffre as he would complete 26 of his 45 passes for 365 yards and 6 touchdowns.  He did all this without throwing an interception.  Devon Snead and Charlie Barbiere would both have over 100 yards receiving for the Shockers on the day.  Giuffre now has the most touchdown passes in the league with 26, and the second most yards with 1,642.  The Shockers will take on the Rabid Squirrels in Week 6.  This is a big game for the Squirrels as they currently sit in the 4th and final playoff spot, with the Clam Slammers are right on their heels.

 

Runner Up

Brian Lee – Clam Slammers

The Clam Slammers took down the Money Team in Week 4 to a score of 41-18.  Brian was on the money in this game completing 22 of 28 passes for 297 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 1 interception.  Lee has missed a few games this season, but he has put up respectable numbers in the games he has been able to make.  Lee has completed 69% of his passes for 860 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions.  The Clam Slammers find themselves on the outside looking in of the 4th and final playoff spot.  They may be in luck this upcoming week as the Rabid Squirrels will be taking on the dominant Shockers in Week 6.  For that to matter, the Slammers will have to take down the undefeated Warewolves in Week 6, which will be no easy task.

 

WR

Chris McIntosh – Warewolves

No Shane Capone, no problem for the Wolves.  Warewolves were still able to handle Strangers with Candy with relative ease as they won 34-12.  McIntosh stepped up big with the Warewolves missing the top receiver in the league.  McIntosh would have 5 catches for 130 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Chris is having himself a solid season as he now how 11 catches for 256 yards and 5 touchdowns.  McIntosh will look to stay hot in Week 6 as the Warewolves will be taking on the Clam Slammers

 

Runner Up

Charlie Barbiere – Shockers

Barbiere had himself a big game in the clubbing of the Woodchucks in Week 5.  Charlie would catch 8 passes for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns.  This game, plus the absence of Shane Capone, puts Barbiere as the top-rated receiver according to the JSGFFL leaderboard.  Charlie, now has 27 catches for 469 yards and 9 touchdowns on the season.  The Shockers have answered nicely over the past 2 weeks in response to their loss to the Warewolves back in Week 3.  They will look to stay hot as they take on the Rabid Squirrels in Week 6.

 

Defense

Bill Budd – Rabid Squirrels

Budd Light has been a menace on defense for the Squirrels all season long, and continued his menacing ways in Week 5.  Budd would add to his lead for most interceptions in the league with another in the Week 5 win against the Red Jaguars, and he would return this one for his first defensive touchdown on the season.  He also added a sack to his stat line in this game.  On the season, Budd has 5 interceptions and 3 sacks.  He will need to come up big in Week 6, as the Squirrels will take on the always tough Shockers.

 

Runner Up

Chris McIntosh – Warewolves

McIntosh was not just dominant on defense in the victory against Strangers with Candy, he also went off on the defensive side of the ball.  Chris would have 2 interceptions in the contest, which now gives him 3 on the season, which is good to be tied for second in the league.  Warewolves are the last undefeated team left and will look to keep it that way in Week 6 as they take on the Clam Slammers.

JSGFFL Fine Five – Week 4

Fine Five Power Rankings – Week 4

By Sean Dochney

 

  1. Warewolves (4-0), Point Differential – 67. (Prev. 1)

The Warewolves stayed undefeated by beating the Red Jaguars 63-18.  Angelini and Capone had monster games that earned them Player of the Week honors for QB and WR.  Ryan Dooley had himself a career day with 6 catches for 104 yards in the Week 4 win.  On the season, Shane Capone has been the top player for the Warewolves.  He now has 3 interceptions, 2 of which have been returned for touchdowns, and a sack on defense.  Shane is also the top receiver in the league with his 18 catches for 436 yards and 7 touchdowns.  Sean McAndrew is the Warewolves’ second leading receiver, he has 14 catches for 245 yards and 5 touchdowns in only 2 games this season.

The Warewolves are averaging the least amount of plays per game on offense at 24.75, but the most number of yards per play at 13.76.  13.76 yards per play is 4 yards more than the Shockers, who are second in the league at 9.78.  The Warewolves are not without flaws though, they need to improve on their interception difference that currently sits in the middle of the pack with a 0 difference.  The Warewolves will be taking on Strangers with Candy (1-3) in Week 5.  This will not be an easy game for the Warewolves, Candy’s record can be deceiving.  Candy has had tough schedule and have had games against the Woodchucks and Rabid Squirrels go down to the wire and decided in the final minute.

 

  1. Shockers (3-1), Point Differential – 92. (Prev. 2)

The Shockers took care of business against the Clam Slammers in the 36-14 victory in Week 4.  Mike O’Neill had himself a great game with 9 catches for 93 yards and a touchdown.  Charlie Barbiere also chipped in a nice game with 4 catches for 68 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Barbiere and O’Neill have been the Shockers top 2 receivers this season.  Barbiere has 19 receptions for 359 yards and 7 touchdowns, while O’Neill has a league leading 30 catches for 328 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Joe Giuffre is having himself a fine season at QB with his 1277 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and 119 QB Rating.  The Guffslinger does have a league high 6 interceptions on the year.  On defense, Steve Soletto leads the league with 5 sacks.  Anthony Carlo is second in the league with his 3 interceptions, while Bryan Soletto and Peter Torres each have 2 interceptions on the season.

The Shockers are averaging the third most yards per game in the league at 322.75.  They are second in yards per play, and third in interception difference at 3.  The Shockers will be in the Game of the Week in Week 5 against the rival Woodchucks (4-0).  These 2 teams have had some great battles in the past few seasons as they have constantly meet each other in championship games.  This game is bound to go down to the final possession of the game.

 

  1. Woodchucks (4-0), Point Differential 84. (Prev. 3)

The Woodchucks handled the Money Team with relative ease in Week 4 as they won 46-28.  The Zit was highly efficient in this contest as he completed 19 of 22 passes for 317 yards and 6 touchdowns.  Devon McEllen got his hands on everything as he would return an interception for a touchdown, have 48 yards receiving with 2 touchdowns, and 43 passing yards with a touchdown.  Zitani is currently the top-rated passer in the league with a rating of 141.3 to go along with his 1315 passing yards, 21 touchdowns and 1 interception.  His top receivers have been Jeremy Wozniak (21 rec. 296 yards, 5 TDs), Chris D’Addario (18 rec. 239 yards, 3 TDs), and Steve Dalrymple (17 rec. 204 yards, 3 TDs).  On defense, Terron Maples and Devon McEllen each have 2 interceptions, while Kevin Kastner has 3 sacks and an interception.

The Woodchucks lead the league in yards per game at 342.  They are tied for the league in sacks per game at 2, and are second in the league in interception difference at 4.  They will need to bring their A game in Week 5 as they are part of the Game of the Week against the Shockers (3-1).

 

  1. Rabid Squirrels (2-2), Point Differential – 7. (Prev. 4)

The Rabid Squirrels won the Game of the Week for Week 4 in thrilling fashion against Strangers with Candy.  Mike Lawrence would be on the receiving end of a 60-yard touchdown in the final minute of the game to walk away with the 30-27 victory.  Sean Collins had a huge game in the win as he completed 22 of 29 passes for 334 yards, 4 touchdowns and no interceptions.  Mike Lawrence was the top receiver on the day with 4 catches for 124 yards and 2 TDs.  Sean is having great season so far, he has thrown for 1131 yards, 17 TDs and only 1 interception.  Collins’ top receivers have been Joe Andress (21 rec. 245 yards, 2 TDs) and Andre Snead (12 rec. 236 yards, 4 TDs).  Bill Budd has been very noticeable on defense with his league leading 4 interceptions and 2 sacks on the season.

The Squirrels are in the middle of the pack when it comes to their 285.25 yards per game.  They excel in not turning the ball over and lead the league in interception difference at 5.  They will enter Week 5 as the favorite as they take on the Red Jaguars (0-4).

 

  1. Strangers with Candy (1-3), Point Differential – (-34). (Prev. 5)

Strangers with Candy lost a heartbreaker in Week 4 by giving up a late deep ball in the final minute of the game.  Cam Blackwell had a big game in the loss with his 6 catches for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Jake Dabal would also chip in 3 catches for 90 yards and a touchdown.  On the season, Kyle Spatz (26 rec. 361 yards, 4 TDs) and Cam Blackwell (20 rec. 305 yards, 5 TDS) have been the top receivers for Strangers with Candy.  Craig Cicardo has been solid at QB in his first season in the JSGFFL.  He has thrown for 1064 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions.

Strangers with Candy are fifth in the league in yards per game at 267.5.  They have been turning the ball over way too much in the early going, and have the worst interception difference in the league at negative 5.  This needs to turn around if they hope to make the playoffs this season.  They have a tough Week 5 matchup against the undefeated Warewolves (4-0).  They will need to be at the top of their game if they plan on handing the Wolves their first loss.

Players of the Week – Week 4

Players of the Week – Week 4

By Sean Dochney

 

QB

Chris Angelini – Warewolves

The Commissioner came out swinging in Week 4 in the 46-28 win over the Money Team.  Angelini would complete 21 or 26 of his passes for an outstanding 440 yards.  That is almost 17 yards per attempt for the Commissioner.  He would throw 6 touchdowns and 1 interception in the game.  Ang is putting up a strong season (for his Warewolves persona) as he sits third in QB rating with 132.47.  The Commissioner has thrown for the most yards in the league with 1362, and his 20 touchdowns is good to be tied for second.  Chris is first in the league in yards per attempt, and by a wide margin with it sitting at 13.8.  Giuffre is the next closest QB in yards per attempt, and he currently sits at 10.1.  Angelini must bring down the amount of interceptions on the season, as he already has 5 through the first 4 games.  Ang must be on top of his game in Week 5 as they take on Strangers with Candy.  Don’t let Candy’s 1-3 record fool you, they have had a tough schedule to start the season and played some tough teams well, losing 2 games in the final minute this season.  They will be no pushover for the Warewolves, and this Week 5 matchup is shaping up to be a good one.

 

Runner Up

John Zitani – Woodchucks

The Zit popped off once again in Week 4 as the Woodchucks crushed the Red Jaguars 63-18.  Zitani was extremely efficient in the win as he completed 19 of his 22 passes for 317 yards and 6 touchdowns.  This was the Zitani the fans love to see as he disregarded his Charlie Check Down habits and let the ball fly in Week 4.  Zitani is now the top rated QB in the league with a QB Rating of 141.27.  He has completed a league high 75.2% of his passes for 1315 yards and league leading 21 touchdowns.  Most impressively, the Zit has thrown only 1 interception this season.  The Woodchucks will have a tough matchup with the Shockers in what will surely be the Game of the Week for Week 5.  The Zit will need to be at the top of his game if the Woodchucks plan on staying undefeated while also handing the Shockers their second loss of the season

 

WR

Shane Capone – Warewolves

Is there any receiver better than Shane Capone in the JSGFFL?  Shane Capowned once again as he hauled in 7 catches for 164 yards and 4 TDs in Week 4.  The only receiving category Capone does not lead is receptions, that honor belongs to Mike O’Neill.  Capone now has 18 receptions for 436 yards and 7 touchdowns.  Shane will look to have another big game in Week 5, as Strangers with Candy will try to find a way to stop him.

 

Runner Up

Mike Lawrence – Rabid Squirrels

Mike Lawrence had his best game of the season as the Rabid Squirrels squeaked by Strangers with Candy in the thrilling 30-27 victory.  Mike Lawrence would be on the receiving end of the game winning 60-yard touchdown in the final minute of the game.  Lawrence would end the game with 4 catches for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Lawrence now has 10 catches for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns on the season.  The Rabid Squirrels will look to continue momentum from their dramatic victory as they enter Week 5 as the heavy favorite against the Red Jaguars.

 

Defense

Devon McEllen – Woodchucks

Devon had a big game in the Woodchucks victory returning an interception for a touchdown as the Woodchucks dominated the Red Jaguars.  McEllen was not just dominant on defense in Week 4, but he was a jack of all trades, getting his hands on everything in the victory.  Devon not only had a touchdown on defense, he also had 2 receiving touchdowns as well as a passing touchdown.  I am just going to start making up single game accomplishments, and claim that this is the first time anyone has ever scored a defensive, receiving, and passing touchdown in a single JSGFFL game.  I would also appreciate if no one double checks my bold claim, and if they do, I will just delete that other player’s game because I control the stats anyway.  Devon has been stellar on defense for the Woodchucks this season, he has been shutting down anyone who lines up in front of him and now has 2 interceptions on the season.  He will have to be stellar again in Week 5 as the Woodchucks will be taking on the Shockers in the Game of the Week.

 

Runner Up

Bill Budd – Rabid Squirrels

Bill Budd had another interception this past week as he now leads the JSGFFL in interceptions with 4.  This interception proved to be huge as this game would go down to the wire that resulted in a thrilling Rabid Squirrels victory.  Budd has been having a great season and does not look to be slowing down.  He has also added 2 sacks to go along with his 4 interceptions.  He will look to add to his impressive season as the Rabid Squirrels take on the Red Jaguars in Week 5.