College Football: Open Thread

Everyone is sour on Jake Locker. I'm totally cool with that. Locker tanking his senior season is one of a host of contingencies that could land Locker in Seattle. Another includes Ryan Mallett playing well enough to declare and well enough to overtake Locker as the top overall prospect.

Mallett and the Arkansas Razorbacks host the Crimson Tide. He had his worst game of the 2009 season in Tuscaloosa, completing 34.3% of his passes for 160 yards and throwing a pick. What does it say when Malett's worst game as a sophomore, a game played on the road against the future national champion, was a heck of a lot better than Locker's third game of his senior season?

It says the Locker Sweepstakes is alive and annoying.

Teams in need of a quarterback

Oakland Raiders (1-1): Oakland benched Jason Campbell. The Raiders might be wary of taking another splash with a first-round quarterback, but from a need perspective, they're still in the hunt. Even a serviceable season from Bruce Gradkowksi would be enough to discourage them from taking another high-risk, toolsy quarterback prospect.

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1): David Garrard is struggling and the coaching staff and city seem to be losing faith in him.

Kansas City Chiefs (2-0): The Chiefs continue to improve but Matt Cassel is bad as ever. I think Todd Haley and Charlie Weis would prefer someone like Andrew Luck or Christian Ponder.

Cleveland Browns (0-2): Seneca Wallace is starting this week's game for the Browns.

Buffalo Bills (0-2): Buffalo wishes it was starting Wallace.

San Francisco 49ers (0-2): Alex Smith bounced back from his miserable showing in Seattle with a still pretty crappy showing against the Saints. Nevertheless, the bandwagon is back on and Smith is safe for now.

Arizona Cardinals (1-1): Derek Anderson sucks. The Cards see promise in Max Hall and the way I see it the less Hall plays the longer Arizona believes that. So suck less, Anderson.

Teams locked into a quarterback (that we should root against)

Detroit Lions (0-2)

St. Louis Rams (0-2)

Denver Broncos (1-1)

Atlanta Falcons (1-1)

New York Jets (1-1)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0)

Chicago Bears (2-0)

Green Bay Packers (2-0)

Where Seattle stands right now

Seattle is behind the Bills and the Browns.

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