It's not often in this league that we get to mark excellence of this magnitude, so I'm taking this opportunity to commemorate this occasion.
As of this moment Austin Collie, the Colts' 2009 4th round pick, and rightful owner of the 2009 offensive Rookie of the Year award, leads the league...that's right, the ENTIRE league...in reception yardage, with 359 yards over 3 games and 4 touchdowns.
This speaks to three things:
1. Austin Collie's incredible drive to work hard and excel. Let's not downplay his personal accomplisment. At this rate, Collie would break 2,000 yards this season. This is certainly not likely to happen, but you get the sense of his achievement over the last 3 games.
2. Bill Polian's expertise. Every team in the NFL passed this guy over at least twice. Polian saw in him the raw materials it takes to succeed in this league.
3. Peyton Manning's skill. If you're willing to put in the time and the effort, Peyton will turn you into a star, by hitting you in perfect stride when you get open. That's what the greatest of all time can do for you.
Extra props to all the fantasy owners who took a flyer and are now laughing in the faces of their opponents, as their 3rd or 4th receiver torches the field for the highest scores in the first 2 out of 3 weeks.
Congrats Austin Collie. We can't wait to see what you do the next 13+ weeks.