Thursday, September 20, 2012

NFL Frogs in Week Two

Week two of the NFL season has come and gone, and since the Cowboys season is now officially over (over-reaction alert!!!), it's time to start focusing on our pro Frogs and their on field successes.

Joining the 11 Frogs on pro rosters is Offensive Tackle Herb Taylor, a third year pro who was added to the Jaguars active roster last week. Congrats Herb!

I was in the car all day driving back from Lawrence, so I didn't get to see any of the games, though I did listen to them on the radio - shout out to Sirius! So for the non-skill position players, I won't have much info. Ready to be home on a Sunday and take advantage of the Sunday Ticket package I severely overpaid for and watch some Frogs in action!

Marcus Cannon - OT - Patriots (lost to the Cardinals 20-18) I'm not sure how much Mr. Cannon had to do with Tom Brady being sacked four times, but I am going to go out on a limb and say the Hoodie was not happy with his O-Line on Sunday.

Tank Carder - LB - Browns (lost to the Bengals 34-27) Our boy Tank can't get off the bench in Cleveland, but at least he got a front row seat to the Red Rifle's bounce back game.

Andy Dalton - QB - Bengals (beat Cleveland 34-27) Yes, it's Cleveland. And yes, their QB collects social security, BUT, Andy had a heck of a game for the Bengals in their home opener. Rooster threw for 318 yards on 31 attempts and had three TDs against one INT while completing a very Pachall like 77% of his passes. The defense continues to be a concern for Cinci, but at least Dalton looked more like the rookie of the year candidate that led the Bengals to the playoffs.

Clint Gresham - LS - Seahawks (beat the Cowboys 27-7) Let's just say it wasn't Seattle's special teams that were the issue in the Pacific Northwest.

David Hawthorne - LB - Saints (lost 35-27 to the Panthers) Hawthorne had a middling game, collecting only two tackles as New Orleans was absolutely dominated by Newton and the Panther O. The Saints are proving that coaching matters.

Jerry Hughes - DE - Colts (beat the Vikings 23-20) Mr. Hughes got his first sack on the season to go along with two tackles filling in for the injured Dwight Freeney. Maybe, jut maybe, Hughes is going to finally get his chance to shine.

Colin Jones - S - Panthers (beat the Saints 35-27) Jones got his first tackle as a Panther.

Jeremy Kerley - WR - Jets (lost 27-10 to the Steelers) Kerley had an up and down game for the Jets, with two receptions for 67 yards, which more than doubled the next closest total. Unfortunately, he did lose a fumble and was a non-factor on special teams.

Marshall Newhouse - OT - Packers (beat Da Bears 23-10) Newhouse was okay in week two, though Rodgers was sacked five times on the night, it was Cutler that was truly running for his life.

Jason Phillips - LB - Panthers (beat the Saints 35-27) no stats

Herb Taylor - OT - Jacksonville (lost to the Texans 27-7). The Jaguars are terrible, but congrats on making the roster anyway!

Daryl Washington - LB - Cardinals (beat the Patriots 20-18) Daryl Washington was the leading tackler for Arizona with 13, including 11 solo and one TFL. He was a major catalyst in the upset of the day in Foxboro.

As usual, let's here your thoughts for the week ahead in the comments. Will Washington continue his dominance and double digit tackles streak? Does Dalton throw for another 300 yards against   Washington and out-duel their young gunslinger? Does Kerley get back in the end zone for NY/NJ? Will Jerry Hughes decapitate Blaine Gabbert? Should the Cowboys even bother playing football anymore? Is it okay for me to revert back to my roots and jump back on the bandwagon of my hometown Niners? Lots of questions as the season makes it's first big turn!


SnK said...

I know Herb got some PT. the only way I know that is because my sportacular ap said "holding- herb Taylor- 10 yard penalty". But hey, he played!

LOLfolding said...

Jackonville's biggest problem is Gabbert. That aside, Taylor got thrown into a nasty situation that he couldn't have been prepared for - signed him off the street and then had to start against Houston.

I was wrong about Dalton as a pro. He looks great. AJ Green is going to be amazing and that's going to make Dalton's life a good bit easier.

Washington is the truth. 'nuf said.

Hawthorne is in a rough spot. It's a pretty miserable time to be a New Orleans player, but they paid him well (biggest contract for a Horned Frog not named LT?), so he needs to be a pro and get to work. Gotta wonder if he wishes he was still in Seattle though.

Hughes doubled his career sack total, so that's nice. I think the switch to the 3-4 will be good for him because he just never looked right as a 4-3 DE in the pros. He looked like an overgrown, awkward Jason Babin at that spot. Without the success though.

The Browns' starting LBs aren't terrible, so not getting off the bench as a rookie isn't a disaster. It bothers me that Tank is buried at 3rd on the depth chart after getting cut by the Bills though.

schimmy said...

Actually at one point Taylor actualy helped the defensive end get around the left guard by shoving him. He will probobly start at left guard again this week as the starter is still hurt. And yes the entire Jax offense besides the LT and jones-drew are terrible

schimmy said...

Meant get around the left tackle sorry typo.

LOLfolding said...

Also, Ed Wesley's football career appears to have disappeared in a puff smoke.