Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Catching Up With The Frogs - NFL Edition

To get us past those mid-week mid-week blues, I am going to try and get y'all caught up on what some former Frogs are doing in the pros now that the NFL season is in full swing. There are currently 11 TCU players on NFL rosters:

Marcus Cannon - OT - Patriots (beat the Titans 31-13)

Tank Carder - LB - Browns (lost to the Eagles 17-16)

Andy Dalton - QB - Bengals (lost 44-13 to the Ravens) Dalton got roughed up in the Monday night opener against the Ravens, but went 22-37 for 221 yards, no TDs and a pick that Ed Reed took to the house. The Red Rifle started strong, driving Cincinnati to the Baltimore 1 on the first drive of the game, but couldn't punch it in and things quickly went down from there. No reason to give up on Dalton, but he's going to need a little help from his D if he wants to be in the playoffs again this season.

Clint Gresham - LS - Seahawks (lost 20-16 to the Cardinals) He's a long snapper and didn't mess anything up. Good day.

David Hawthorne - LB - Saints (lost 40-32 to the Redskins) Hawthorne had five tackles in his first game as a Saint, but New Orleans got owned by that rookie QB from Baylor which makes me all kinds of angry. Just what we need, more hype for the initials.

Jerry Hughes - DE - Colts (lost 41-21 to Da Bears) Jerry Hughes actually looks like he has a chance to do something this year, with a new coach and new system, but recorded no stats in his opening game, despite getting quite a few snaps when Freeney went down with injury.

Colin Jones - S - Panthers (lost 16-10 to the Bucs) Jones recorded no stats in his first game for the Fighting Cam Newton's in his first game after being traded from the Niners in the off-season. He is expected to be a big contributor on special teams as he was on the other coast for SF.

Jeremy Kerley - WR - Jets (won 48-28 over the Bills) Jeremy Kerley had a solid game for the suddenly potent Jets, pulling down four catches for 45 yards and a nifty TD catch from the Sanchize. Kerley also returned his only punt of the game 68 yards for a score, and seems to have all but locked up the slot receiver role in NY/NJ.

Marshall Newhouse - OT - Packers (lost 30-22 to the Niners)

Jason Phillips - LB - Panthers (lost 16-10 to the Bucs) Jason Phillips recored one tackle.

Daryl Washington - LB - Cardinals (beat the Seahawks 20-16) Daryl Washington had a great game for Arizona, with 10 tackles and a sack in his team's mild upset at home over Clint Gresham's 'Hawks.

Would love to hear your predictions in the comments: what former Frog will have Week 2's best performance? Will Dalton bounce back and lead the Bengals to a win? Will Hughes and Carder make an impact?


Tyler said...

Dalton bounces back mildly... his O Line sucks.

Kerley scores another TD

Washington keeps working towards a Pro Bowl

schimmy said...

Herb Taylor was just added to jacksonvilles active roster monday

FrogHorn07 said...

Dalton bounces back

Kerley stays hot

Washington and Hawthorne keep producing.

Hughes gets some playtime, but does not breakout.

Carder keeps riding the bench.

Melissa Triebwasser said...

I missed the Taylor news - I will make sure to get him next week! Thanks!

BuckNasty said...
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BuckNasty said...

D- Wash signed a 6 year extension last week also. Still had 2 years remaining on his rookie contract.

Thought Dalton looked pretty good. Ya, he had the one INT and the fumble, but kinda hard to comeback from 2 TDS late in the 3rd. Looks like he might have a better running game than last year, so hopefully he can build off that.