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Wrapping up the NFL season for Cats players

John Connor (Jets)
Season: 8 carries, 44 yards, 1 TD, 2 rec, 9 yards
Outlook: The rookie made a big impact on head coach Rex Ryan and got his first carries of the season today against the Bills.  He responded by scoring his first career touchdown.  He was a consistent force at the fullback spot and on special teams and the future looks bright for Connor.

Jeremy Jarmon (Redskins)
Season: 1 tackle, 0.5 sacks
Outlook: After rehabbing from knee surgery, Jarmon only participated in 5 Redskins games this year.  We’ll see if 2011 is a better year for the now healthy Jarmon.

Micah Johnson (Dolphins and Chiefs)
Season: 1 tackle
Outlook: Johnson has had a rough go in the pros so far, only making a Week 1 tackle for the Dolphins.  He was picked up for practice squad duty by the Chiefs.

Steve Johnson (Bills)
Season: 77 rec., 1001 yards, 10 TD
Outlook: What a breakout year for Johnson.  He just broke the 1,000 yard mark today and has cemented himself as a #1 receiver in this league.  Whether or not he will see any team success in Buffalo is another question, but Johnson is looking at a long career after this season’s play.

Trevard Lindley (Eagles)
Season: 17 tackles, 1 interception
Outlook: Lindley saw action in 11 games this season, and got his first career interception.  And while he hasn’t found his way into the starting lineup consistently, this may have been a good starting point for the former star CB.

Tim Masthay (Packers)
Season: 63 punts, 43.9 average
Outlook: Masthay was the season long starter for the playoff bound Packers, ranking 15thin the NFL in punting average.  With field position such a factor in the playoffs, look for Masthay to become an important player for Green Bay next week.

Corey Peters (Falcons)
Season: 30 tackles
Outlook: Peters started 15 games for the Falcons, and looks as if he may have found a solid spot in Atlanta.  Another guy to look for in the playoffs, although Atlanta won’t play for 2 weeks.

Myron Pryor (Patriots)
Season: 11 tackles, 0.5 sacks
Outlook: Pryor had become a consistent player for New England, but injured his back in early November and did not play the last 7 weeks of the season.  We’ll see if Pryor’s absence has an impact on his future in New England, but before he got hurt, some good things were being said about Pryor.

Jacob Tamme (Colts)
Season: 67 rec, 631 yards, 4 TD
Outlook: Tamme benefited from some Colts injuries, but he took full advantage of his opportunity in Indy, becoming a go-to guy for Peyton Manning.  And whether or not Tamme stays on in Indy when Dallas Clark returns, he has certainly made an impact this season.

Garry Williams (Panthers)
Season: 1 tackle, 1 fumble recovery
Outlook: Williams started the last 11 games for the Panthers, but did not make much impact.  The Panthers were fairly helpless on defense, and maybe with a little help, Williams will see a better 2011.

Wesley Woodyard (Broncos)
Season: 37 tackles
Outlook: Woodyard started 3 games for the Broncos and really began playing well at the end of the season.  Look for 2011 to potentially be a breakout year for Woodyard, and hopefully the Broncos will be better to garner more attention for the team.

Article written by Bryan the Intern

27 Comments for Wrapping up the NFL season for Cats players

  1. Dusty Roads
    8:15 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    Wow. Strange to realize that every NFL from UK all played on the same team the year we went 7-5 and won the Music City Bowl over Florida State. Looking back, that season was a major disappointment considering we had these 11 plus Woodson and Burton.

  2. Coach Durbin
    8:16 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    Uh, Gary Williams is an OT, and started some games for the Panthers this year due to injury. Thus, his lack of defensive statistics.

  3. The Rock
    8:24 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    I may be the first person to ever say this, but good post BTI. I feel dirty now. Like a Porcini’s booth…

  4. 9FF
    8:34 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    You do know that Williams is an OL, right?

  5. Blue Mist
    8:41 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    What ever happened to Dwayne Robertson who was drafted in the 1st round by the Jets in 02 or 3.

  6. Jon O
    8:42 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    What happned to Burton?

  7. Rupert Ergin XI
    8:43 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    WTF happened to Johnson? Coming into to college, he was projected as a high draft pick in the NFL. I think it is safe to say his college and short pro careers have been a major disappointment.

  8. jwj11
    8:47 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    BTI, do u really not know that garry williams plays offense?

  9. jwj11
    8:49 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    7- micah played the wrong position. shouldve always been at d-tackle… he was too set on being a LB and the coaches were too scared to move him… anyone with a little knowledge of the game knew micah was out of position as a linebacker

  10. Hard Hittin' CAT
    8:50 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    BTI, did you mean Johnny Williams instead of Garry. I know Garry is on the team though.

  11. tdogg4033011
    8:54 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    10) what up homie?? How bout them CATS Friday??

  12. njCat
    8:55 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    7. Johnson impressed in HS because of size and strength. He was billed as an instant contributor but didn’t really see significant playing time until his Junior season. He’s a hard hitter, but just doesn’t have the speed or lateral quickness to chase down backs or cover tight ends. Too bad because he seems like a great kid with a great attitude and work ethic. Just doesn’t seem to have the athleticism to make an NFL team.

  13. Rupert Ergin XI
    8:55 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    9- So, the pro coaches don’t have “a little knowledge of the game” either? Why don’t they move him to D tackle? Are they just that stupid? Understand that I am not knocking the guy, but I think it is safe to say that he was a major disappointment at UK and it is carrying over into the pros.

  14. NotTheSlickistRick
    8:55 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    3) I actually agree. I guess the law of averages finally caught up with BTI

  15. njCat
    8:57 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    9. Seems like Micah would switch positions now if it would help him make an NFL roster. Wonder why it hasn’t happened?

  16. gocats
    9:04 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    Johnson doesn’t have the build to play DL never has had the length to play DE. He was a 2 time All SEC LB so I have NO idea how that equals “huge disappointment”. He hurt his knee his JR year and badly in his SR year.

  17. jwj11
    9:26 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    13- didnt say anything about the coaches, but micah was the biggest defensive recruit to come to UK this decade and he had his mind set on playing LB, and the coaches gave in to his wishes. there was some talk that he may move and put his hand on the ground after his soph. year, but it obviously never happened. he was cutting weight or managing it his whole career here (just like a wrestler) he couldve been 310lbs easy and been a force on the line.

    15- too late to switch, probably
    16- you must never have seen micah then. this guy weighed 265 out of high school. he could’ve easily gained 25-35 lbs. he was a solid run defender and a huge liabilty in pass coverage.

  18. You forgot to mention Stevie’s Tweeting prowess.

  19. jwj111
    9:32 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    13- micah was the biggest recruit this decade and the coaches knew it. he never wanted to play dline, and the coaches kept him at LB, where he was solid for sure, but could have been a 1-3 round pick as a dtackle

    15- too late in the game now

    16- you must have never seen micah then. he could easily be 300lbs or more without losing much. he came out of high school at 265 and had to either cut weight or closely monitor it all 4 years. he would have been the perfect 3 technique

  20. ZombieLibrarian
    10:17 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    Did Pakulak not punt anywhere at any time this year? It seems like he usually catches on somehwere for a few games at least.

  21. Not John Conner's Mama
    10:19 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    Can we spell this dude’s name right? It’s Conner.

    I think that would be a great way to honor the legacy he left at UK.

  22. Charley
    10:32 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    Tim masthay was the POG for the Pack today!

  23. Pack Fan
    11:03 pm January 2, 2011 Permalink

    Masthay has had a good year for the Packers. Been pounding the Pack message board about letting him handle kickoffs. They tried it in preseason, but don’t think he’s had the opportunity in the regular season, while Crosby has only had 3 touchbacks. Seemed like Tim had 3 a game for UK.

  24. Junie from the Rucker
    2:41 am January 3, 2011 Permalink

    BTI is a moron! Yall calling it a good post when he dogged an O-Lineman for his defensive stats shows how bad he sucks.

    I wouldn’t be hard him if he hadn’t Morgan Newton over some bs stats and called Ridge Wilson stupid. We’ll, who’s stupid now?

  25. ENES
    12:44 pm January 3, 2011 Permalink

    What does Carolina’s helpless defense have to do with Garry Williams?

  26. WildcatForLife
    1:22 pm January 3, 2011 Permalink

    Lindley has been a stellar college player and can’t wait to see him excel in the pros. What happened to Alfonso Smith? Didn’t he play some this year? Any thoughts?

  27. bigbluemaniac19
    3:21 pm January 3, 2011 Permalink

    alfonso got cut after 3 pre-season games with the arizona cards. he was a long shot to make the roster. they were mostly lookin at him for special teams wit his speed and size and possibly their 4th string rb.