Stevie is the star of week 2! And has a rap song made for him.
Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay – 30-23 win over CAR– 2 rec, 25 yds…2 kickoff returns, 24 yd avg…1 punt return, 1 lost fumble…After being voted Rookie of the Week recently, Cobb did not live up to his last performance. That’s expected as a rookie, but Randall is getting plenty of chances in Green Bay, which is awesome. It won’t be long before he lands in the end zone again. He’s got a great QB to throw his way and a great group of WRs to mentor him along the way. His lost fumble game this week right after the Panthers first score, and luckily did not have a major effect on the outcome of the game.
Tim Masthay, Punter, Green Bay – 30-23 win over CAR – 3 punts, 35 yd avg, 1 inside 20…This kid gives gingers everywhere hope of making millions playing football one day. He’s one of the best. Also, is UK becoming Punter U? Ryan Tydlacka has been a super star for our team this year and probably the biggest standout as far as continually succeeding (sadly, not sarcastic).
Stevie Johnson, WR, Buffalo – 38-35 win against OAK – 8 rec, 96 yds, 1 TD…Stevie had another great week, reeling in a crucial touch down in route to an excited game and narrow win at home. I do have one beef with this in that the he didn’t push the Bills further over the top to a 4 point win because that was the line and THEY SHOULD HAVE COVERED if not for poor defense late. Rant over.
Wesley Woodyard, LB, Denver – 24-22 win over CIN – 10 tackles, 3 asst – Utterly beastly. He was teams leading tackling, doubling the next guy down. The Broncos were a Cat-laden team until Braxton Kelley and Jeremy Jarmon were cut. I’m going to request that you go lobby for their jobs back and give me a good reason to root the Broncos, Wesley. Get on that. Also, the Bengals lost this game, so that sucks.
John Conner, RB, New York Jets – 32-3 win over JAC – 1 rec, 9 yds…NFL gambling is probably a stupid venture because of the anomalies, but this was my pick as Lock of the Week with the Jets playing at home. Turned out to be a solid pick. John didn’t get any rushes at FB, but he’s mostly known as an amazing blocker. Getting a reception is a nice add-on to this starter.
Glenn Pakulak, Punter, Oakland – 35-38 loss to BUF – no stats…Glenn didn’t get in the stat book this week, but that’s okay because he a veteran collecting his professional sport paycheck and living the life. Plus, he’d probably have booted so many punts inside the 20 that Stevie never would have got the chance to score.
Jacob Tamme, TE, Indianapolis – 19-27 loss to CLE – 1 special teams tackle…So the Bengals beat the Browns last week, and the Browns handed the Colts their butt this week. Life is tough in Indy without Peyton Manning, but we all knew that. It’s Indiana. But anyways, Tamme didn’t start this week in his blocking position, but he reappear in his Special Teams spot and put the hurt on Josh Cribbs on a kickoff return. Well, I assume it hurt.
Myron Pryor, OL, New England – 35-21 win over SD – no stats…This round mound of fun is coming off the bench to help hold down the Patriot line. Looks like they are doing a pretty fantastic job if you ask me. But don’t ask me. I don’t like to be bothered. Especially with anything to do with the Patriots or Tom Brady.
Corey Peters, DT, Atlanta – 35-31 win over PHI – no stats…Corey did not make it in the stat book, but he definitely made it into the game…and then promptly out with an injury. This was an immediate scare as Corey injured in knee in the preseason, causing my boy Dave Ulinski to tweet Corey that he forg0t his leg pads. No worries, though. Luckily, he tweeted that he is okay and feeling great.
– Shout out to Carolina Panthers lineman Garry Williams and his year of rehab and relaxation due to his ankle. Good lucky, big guy!
– Trevard Lindley did not get picked up by the Bengals this week after his tryout. And they lost. That’s what they get.
– Alfonso Smith was cut after the Cardinals brought in veteran Taylor for depth at RB, despite Smith having a very good preseason. Looks like he’ll be sneaking back onto the practice squad there, though.
Despite the Wildcats losing to Louisville, we should look on the bright side celebrate the success our former guys are having and hope that more of our players can make a living on Sundays in the future.