I didn’t expect much from Jon Hilliman last night. In fact, I expected the worst, but what I think what I got was far worse than even that.
“Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane” – Red, Shawshank Redemption
Hope. That’s what I got.
There were a few plays during last night’s game where you thought you could end up with a sweet 8 points from UDFA, Jon Hilliman. He hit the hole pretty good during the mid point of the game, and even bounced a run outside for a first down on one play. Everything was going just fine. With 4.4 points at the half, I was right on track. Then, Daniel Jones decided to throw this dude a screen pass. About 10 seconds later the Patriots were celebrating their 35th Defensive TD of the year in the endzone and I was slamming my remote into my couch while being called a “child” by my wife. Why! Why! Why! It’s almost as if this guy didn’t realize that he was given the chance of a lifetime on Primetime against Tom Brady and the Patriots. BALL. FUCKIN. SECURITY. BRO. That’s two fumbles in as many weeks. -2 points for a fumble in my league. We’re now back at square one. 2.4 points. Wonderful.
I actually was calling this dude “Hillman” the entire day. I even wrote that in yesterday’s blog which I had to correct. This goes to show just how much faith I had in my RB2 for the week. There’s no “i” in team, but apparently there is one on #28’s back.
On top of all this, I had to watch slow ass Elijaah Penny, who looks like he spent the off season at Shake Shack with Eddie Lacy, get carries last night. Why Pat Shurmur would think this is a good idea is beyond me. Was Hilliman tired? He sure as fuck didn’t look it. Did Penny look out of shape? HE SURE AS FUCK DID! I don’t think Penny got a positive yard all night, so unless he was in there for his superior pass protection, then maybe it was Pat Shurmur and not me after polishing off a bottle of red, that was drunk.
Nonetheless, it looks like Saquon is gearing up for a week 7 return, which is far earlier than the post-bye week that experts and Doctor’s were saying. Thank the Lord, because if there’s one thing I’ve learned from this experience, it’s that you don’t know whatcha got until it’s gone.