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BBNFL: Benny Snell goes off in his NFL debut

Photo via @Buccaneers

Photo via @Buccaneers

This weekend was historic in so many lives around the NFL as the players got to experience what the 100th year of the NFL will bring! Let’s see what the Cats did in the 2019 NFL debut!

Benny Snell

Benny Snell is all in for the Steelers.

In an interview after his game against the Buccs, Snell had this to say about his NFL debut:

“I feel like it was a pretty good game. I think I did a good job on all four of the special teams that I was on. My opportunities that presented itself on offense, I felt like I tried to fall forward on my runs, stay solid in pass protection.”

Also, look here for an interview the NFL posted to Twitter on what he think’s it’ll be like in the first few games as a Steeler:


Josh Allen

Another Cat that saw his first NFL game in his rookie season was Josh Allen.

It also did not take him long to record his first-ever tackle in the NFL…

At the post-game press conference, Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach, Doug Marrone, said with a grin on his face that overall, Allen played a great game.

“He was really strong, and got to the backfield. Just any of those defensive-lineman that come out of college plays in a different combination of blocks that they’re going to see. In college it’s spread and on the edge but now they get covered up by a tight-end or a wing or a tackle and a tight-end,” Marrone also said; “I thought he looked strong out there and was running around, pursuit was good. I feel really good where he is.”

Preseason Week One Stats

New York Giants 31 vs. New York Jets 22

Giants: TE CJ Conrad: 2 receptions, 7 yards, and 2 targets


Jacksonville Jaguars 0 vs. Baltimore Ravens 29

Jaguars: DE Josh Allen: 1 tackle for loss


Washington Redskins 10 vs. Cleveland Browns 30

Browns: WR Dorian Baker: 1 reception, 6 yards, and two targets


Tennessee Titans 27 vs. Philadelphia Eagles 10

Titans: Wesley Woodyard: 2 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 tackle for loss


Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 30

Buccaneers: DB Mike Edwards: 1 tackle

                      DE Farrington Huguenin: 1 tackle

Steelers: RB Benny Snell Jr: 13 carries for 26 yards, and 2 receptions for 25 yards on 3 targets


Preseason Week Two Schedule

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Jaguars: DE Josh Allen, OG Bunchy Stallings

Thursday 8/15, 7:00 P.M. ET


Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets

Jets: LB Avery Williamson, C Jon Toth

Thursday 8/15, 7:30 P.M. ET


Green Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Ravens

Packers: DE Za’Darius Smith

Thursday 8/15, 7:30 P.M. ET


Oakland Raiders vs. Arizona Cardinals

Cardinals: DT Corey Peters

Thursday 8/15, 8:00 P.M. ET ESPN


Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants

Bears: LB Danny Trevathan

Friday 8/16, 7:30 P.M. ET NFL Network


Miami Dolphins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers: DB Mike Edwards DE Farrington Huguenin

Friday 8/16, 7:30 P.M.


Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts

Browns: WR Dorian Baker

Saturday 8/17, 4:00 P.M. ET NFL Network


New England Patriots vs. Tennessee Titans

Titans: Wesley Woodyard

Saturday 8/17, 7:00 P.M. ET


Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers: RB Benny Snell Jr., DE Bud Dupree

Saturday 8/17, 7:30 P.M. ET NFL Network


Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans 

Texans: CB Lonnie Johnson, CB Derrick Baity

Saturday 8/17, 8:00 P.M. ET


Dallas Cowboys vs. LA Rams

Cowboys: WR Randall Cobb, CB Chris Westry

Saturday 8/17, 10:00 P.M. ET NFL Network


LA Chargers vs. New Orleans Saints

Saints: OG Larry Warford

Sunday 8/18, 4:00 P.M. ET CBS

Article written by Hayden Hooper

17 Comments for BBNFL: Benny Snell goes off in his NFL debut



  1. Ez21
    10:13 pm August 11, 2019 Permalink

    Since when is 2 yards per carry going off?



    • gobble gobble
      1:38 am August 12, 2019 Permalink

      Further proof that KSR writers are morons



  2. bigcatrob227
    10:37 pm August 11, 2019 Permalink

    13 carries for 26 yards…but he “went off”



  3. Big Sexy
    10:58 pm August 11, 2019 Permalink

    You guys are forgetting about the 2 catches for 25 yards and a block. Not many RBs put up 51 total yards on 15 touches and pick up a blitz. Can you say Pro Bowl?



  4. JASUN74
    3:53 am August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Hayden, I come in peace. Change that title my friend. We all love Benny and you, but come one now! Hehe. He had a decent first showing catching a couple balls, but he’d definitely disagree with the title. Thanks. Change it or not, I’m still a fan of yours and like your work very much and I think you’re doing a fantastic job. Keep keeping it real.



  5. dckr
    5:46 am August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Yeah if he keeps averaging 2 yards a carry he’ll be going off to a new career. These writers are such homers it’s ridiculous.



  6. CatfaninCinci
    7:05 am August 12, 2019 Permalink

    BENNY SNELL GOES OFF… to 4th string, averaging 2 ypc.



    • bbn606
      7:43 am August 12, 2019 Permalink

      But it was the second string line says the homers.



    • CatfaninCinci
      7:53 am August 12, 2019 Permalink

      Someone needs to notify Oxford that their term of ‘going off’ is outdated.



    • runningunnin.454
      8:37 am August 12, 2019 Permalink

      LOL, outdated…Needs must as the Devil drives, note that Cinci is not a fan of Shakespeare.
      Benny was running behind the 2nd AND 3RD OL’s, and I saw only one solo tackle that he should have slipped…and he knew it.
      Let’s give him more than one preseason game before we declare his career over.



    • CatfaninCinci
      9:02 am August 12, 2019 Permalink

      Missed the point completely…

      Title: Benny Goes Off… Benny’s stat line: 13 carries for 26 yards, 3 rec for 25 yards…

      That’s not going off. Mind you, he’s behind 3rd stringer OL. I get that. But he didn’t go off.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:08 am August 12, 2019 Permalink

      Not completely; I was just pointing out that, while the expression is misplaced in this context, it is not archaic.
      That, and the fact that Benny had no protection, and was being met at the line and gang tackled.
      Let’s wait, and see what he can do with some blocking.



  7. Kentuckiana
    7:52 am August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Per the TV announcer, Benny had the first tackle in the game on the opening kickoff.



  8. kjd
    8:34 am August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Went off in debut? Huh!
    Just a moronic headline.



  9. thatCat
    3:39 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Roush must be teaching this kid how to write.



  10. Ez21
    5:18 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    The reason I like the KSR radio show is bc Matt and the guys are objective unlike Michael Bennett who I only listen to to hear Shannon make fun of him. The title of this article goes against all that. Yes Benny was playing behind the 2nd strong oline but he was also playing vs 2nd stringers if that. Be objective and tell it like it is, not what you think people wanna hear.