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)
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?