Sam Bradford: Going 27 of 42 for 233 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT, the Rams rookie just inched a little bit closer toward the Offensive ROY Award in a loss against division rival Atlanta. Sam also took off for 1 carry for 17 yards. He’s more athletic than most anyone imagined and was a multi-sport star in high school. It shows.
Colt McCoy: Throwing a respectable 17 completions on 28 attempts for 241 yards Colt gave the Jaguars all they could handle. McCoy also added 4 carries for an impressive 39 yards. An ankle injury could keep him out of this week’s action.
Jimmy Clausen: DNP, concussion. Starting to worry that the draft experts were right and that Clausen, like his older brother before him, is not an elite NFL QB.
Tim Tebow: DNP. Broncos are inching ever so close to elimination. Despite Orton’s very solid year, might they give Tim more looks to gain experience and more importantly, know what they truly have in Tebow?
Mike Williams: The division leading Buccaneers notched another game in the left hand column. M-Will grabbed 3 receptions but yet another of those was good for a TD. A DUI arrest the previous weekend resonates soundly with the reason why the gifted wide-out dropped so far in the draft. Still, he blew below the legal limit and we’ll have to see what the courts decide. It should be pointed out that most of Williams’ ‘character’ issues at Syracuse were due to missed meetings and lateness, not drug/alcohol/criminal behavior.
Dez Bryant: Fighting a losing battle in Dallas with interim/lame duck head coach Jason Garrett Dez hauled in another TD on 3 receptions for a total of 8 yards. When was the last time anyone was more worried about 2009 superstar Miles Austin than Dez?
Demaryius Thomas: Demaryius caught three balls for 17 yards and had three kickoff returns for 48 yards in a loss to rival San Diego on Monday Night. Yawn. Act like a first rounder, would ya, kid?
Ryan Mathews: <injured> Looks like the Bolts might give Ryan this coming week off too, making it three off-weeks counting their bye week. Hopefully this troubling high ankle sprain will heal by then.
Jahvid Best: Mama said there’d be days like this. Jahvid managed a sad two yards on only 3 carries and another 15 yards on 4 receptions in the Lions loss to Dallas. Like Mathews, this kid’s not healthy and turf toe injuries and sharp cuts on the gridiron rarely split a Sundae.
CJ Spiller: DNP. A very disappointing season thus far, Fred Jackson looks like their everydown back, and something big has to change for the talented Spiller to find stardom. Nonetheless, he’s going to be an off-season buy for me.
Ndamukong Suh: The big man puts on his hard-hat and goes to work in Motown. Five tackles, three assists and a ½ sack were all in a days work for the Husker turned Lion.
Gerald McCoy: McCoy racked up three tackles, was in on two sacks (a ½ sack on each ), had two quarterback pressures and a pass defensed in the Buccaneers’ 21-0 shut-out win over the 49ers for the first time in 33 years (1977 was the last shut-out in San Francisco). His value to that tough Tampa D is rising.
LeGarrette Blount: The pugilistic power-back carried the rock 26 times for 82 yards and was instrumental in helping Tampa Bay to work the clock in their blanking of the Forty Niners. Have you noticed how few rookies he has and how cheap they are. Go right now and buy a couple on eBay. I did five dollars ago.