Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Frogs in the NFL - Week 3

Can't believe we are three weeks into the NFL season and the only undefeated teams are the Cardinals, Texans, and Falcons! It was a good Sunday for TCU alums across the board, as several Frogs keyed big victories.

Marcus Cannon - OT - Patriots (lost to the Ravens 31-30) Hard to root for the Pats, despite Cannon's place on the roster, impossible to root against Torrey Smith on Sunday night. The Ravens struggled to generate a pass rush against the NE o-line, but the running game never really got going. All anyone will be talking about this game though is Smith's incredible performance after losing his brother and The Hoodie almost dismembering a replacement ref after the game.

Tank Carder - LB - Browns (lost to the Bills 24-14) The Browns are terrible. #FreeTank

Andy Dalton - QB - Bengals (beat the Redskins 38-31) Dalton continued his ownership of that former Baylor QB as the Red Rifle and company held off the Skins in RGIII's home opener. Andy threw for 328 yards on 19/27 passing and had three TD's verses a single pick six, which was quite possible the ugliest INT of the year.

Clint Gresham - LS - Seahawks (beat the Packers 14-12) This game was bizarre...

David Hawthorne - LB - Saints (lost 27-24 to the Cardinals) Hawthorne had two tackles as the the Saints choked away another home win. After signing a big contract in the off-season, the LB has yet to really hit his stride in NO, but who can blame him with that train wreck going on? He did leave the game with a hamstring injury, so here's hoping he is able to get back on the field soon!

Jerry Hughes - DE - Colts (lost to the Jaguars 22-17) The Colts lost an absolute heartbreaker of a game, as they took the lead on a FG with less than a minute to go only to see Blaine Gabbert throw an 80 TD pass on the first play of the Jags next possession. It was one of several improbable finishes Sunday. Hughes once again started for the injured Dwight Freeney, and had three tackles including one TFL.

Colin Jones - S - Panthers (lost to the Giants 36-7) No stats 

Jeremy Kerley - WR - Jets (beat the Dolphins 23-20) Kerley had a big day for the Jets, picking up 73 yards and a TD on only two catches. His 66 yard grab was a momentum swinger, and he added 45 yards on three punt returns. It's awesome to see Kerley being a game changer at the professional level!

Marshall Newhouse - OT - Packers ("lost" to the Seahawks 14-12) I know this is a TCU blog, and I know this is a post about the on-field success of our football alums, but can I just get a little ranty for a moment? Roger Goodell you are the worst. I am so disgusted by you that I don't even care to double check how to spell your name. NFL owners, you are also terrible. And, just to cover all my bases, replacement refs need to go back to officiating middle school games or waiting tables or doing whatever they were doing before they started focusing on ruining the most popular sport in America. The NFL is a joke as long as we are willing to continue to watch these scab officials while the regular, slightly more competent refs argue with billionaire owners over what basically amounts to a couple extra dollars and better insurance. This. Is. So. Dumb. I can't believe I am paying an unholy amount to watch this garbage, and I'm horrified by the fact that I know I will continue to watch. Ugh. This is *almost* enough to make me think about being a soccer fan. And that's the worst thing about the whole mess.

Oh, and Marshall Newhouse had a rough night under the lights, as the 'Hawks sacked Aaron Rodgers 8 times in the first half and had him running for his life all game. Newhouse of course can't be blamed for all of that, but it wasn't his best game.

Jason Phillips - LB - Panthers (lost to the Giants 36-7) no stats

Herb Taylor - OT - Jacksonville (beat the Colts 22-17) Herb did not start this week after starting in his first game after being signed by the Jags.

Daryl Washington - LB - Cardinals (beat the Eagles 27-6) The Cardinals sure do look like they are for real, and the defense is a big reason for that. Arizona forced three fumbles on the game and Washington went all Beast Mode on Mike Vick, as he had two sacks, three QB hits, and six tackles. Washington is definitely putting himself in the conversation for greatest Frog Pro Defensive Players, along with Bob Lilly and Aaron Schobel, right?

Time for your predictions in the comments... Will Dalton go over 300 yards again? Will the replacement reps decapitate a player with an errant flag? Can Jeremy Kerley make an impact against the Niners and their staunch secondary? How many times can D-Wash take Tannehill down? Will we ever see Ed Hochuli and his glorious biceps on an NFL field again?

1 comment:

Sir Wesley Willis said...

You forgot to mention "getting fired from the Lingerie Football League" among your previous jobs for the replacements officials. True story.