Steven Means is the one UB player in the NFL who accumulated no stats this weekend. Yet the Philadelphia Eagles defensive end made more news than any other Bull.
Cameras showed Eagles players Malcolm Jenkins, Steven Means and Ron Brooks standing together with their right fists raised in the air during the song. -- Countz
Now, putting aside that this can be a charged issue I’d like to point out that all three stood respectfully and sang during the anthem. You may be on either side of the reasons behind these protests but at the end of the day this is about the best “middle of the road” statement that I believe is possible.
Khalil Mack came into the season as a player being hyped to break the NFL sack record. After two games Mack has eleven tackles and no sacks. He is getting a lot of attention from offensive coordinators who are double teaming him in most passing situations.
Eddie Paskal over at Raiders.com seems to think that getting to more than ten won’t be an issue.
The short answer, yes. Mack is too talented, and too dynamic of a pass rusher to not get his sack number to hit double digits by the time the 2016 season comes to a close. Yes, after last season’s 15-sack performance, teams will be keyed in much more closely on the All-Pro defensive end, and shift offensive formations to mike life more difficult for him, but at the end of the day, Mack is an elite pass rusher, and I expect his stats to reflect that.
On a side note here is a pretty cool interview with Mack where he talks about UB.
James Starks had a very off week against Minnesota. eleven carries for 10 yards did not help Green Bay’s effort. But both Starks and Lacy (who put up 4.2 YPC) could be the key to fixing Green Bay’s offense.
For an offense that ranked 29th in total yards following Sunday night’s game, perhaps the running game is the way to go. The Packers rank 19th in rushing yards per game and 18th in rushing average. And despite a lack of production from Starks (11 rushes for just 10 yards), the plan could move forward with both he and Lacy. — ESPN
Jake Schum had a slow knight punting, just a 38.6 yard average. Then again the Vikings punter managed just 39 yards. Maybe there is something about the new dome in Minneapolis.
The really bad news from the last week is that Naaman Roosevelt got hurt in the teams last loss to Winnipeg.
Roosevelt, who leads Saskatchewan in virtually every receiving category, suffered a leg injury in the Roughriders’ 17-10 loss to the host Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sept. 10. Roosevelt finished the game, but he hasn’t practised this week. —leaderpost
If that’s not bad enough the Saskatchewan receiver was placed on the six week disables list. Meaning that his quest to set a receiving record for the Rough Riders is all but over.
The game he missed, against Edmonton, saw Natey Adjei make a touchdown saving tackle on special teams.
Ernest Jackson was Ottawa’s leading receiver last week. He had four receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown but it was not enough. Calgary beat up on the REDBLACKS 48-23
Finally there is Drew Willy. Freshly traded he sat and watched his new club, the Toronto Argonauts, lose on the road to his old club. Dan Lefevour had threw four touchdowns but also two interceptions.
Those two interceptions, which came in the second half and turned the tide of the game, have led to some calls for Drew Willy to start this week against Ottawa.