Allen Robinson and the Jaguars Take Down the Dolphins
Allen Robinson had been inching closer to becoming Blake Bortles' star target in Jacksonville. On Sunday, he may have cemented his place among the impressive group of young wideouts in the NFL. Bortles and Robinson connected on 6 passes for 155 yards and 2 touchdowns, including this one.
Also of note in the Jaguars' win, were Jared Odrick and Paul Posluszny. Poz did what he does best, and vacuumed up 7 ball carriers, and Odrick was a force up the middle, and showed up on the stat line with 2 tackles, 1 pass defended and 1 quarterback hit.
Big Cat Country, the Jaguars site on SB Nation, did a feature on Odrick discussing his feelings about his first matchup against his former team in Miami. They also had this quote to offer about Odrick's play, along with naming him their defensive player of the game.
I have always been a fan of the addition of Jared Odrick to the team but with the number of injuries plaguing the Jaguars DL, expectations were raised a bit. He needed to be "the guy" for the Jaguars most important unit on D. And against the Dolphins, his former team, he was everything he needed to be, and more. He had that clutch drive in the 4th quarter with the strip fumble and swatted pass, but he was making an impact the entire game, disrupting both the run and the pass. The Jaguars highest paid player on defense looked to be worth every penny.
To complete the Nittany Lion domination, they named Allen Robinson their offensive player of the game. They had the following to say.
This shouldn't need much explaining, but the fact that Robinson's career day came 7 days after his worst game as a pro was the most impressive feat of the day in my eyes.
Sean Lee Reminds Everyone That He's One of the NFL's Best
Sean Lee has been known as one of the NFL's most dangerous linebackers for the last few years, but has missed significant time due to injury. Now, he's back on the field again, and making a huge impact. On Sunday, Lee registered 14 tackles, 2 passes defended and 2 tackles for loss, but his impact was felt far beyond his stat line.
Needless to say, Blogging the Boys was very impressed.
Sean Lee had 14 tackles and a back-breaking interception in the end zone. With the Cowboys star linebacker having such a knack for picking off passes, it is only fitting that he got the team's first interception of the year. Lee was everywhere. It was like he was in the huddle with the Eagles. The Cowboys defensive line totally dominated the Eagles interior line and it left wide open holes for Lee to burst through and tackle anything he wanted.
So much is made about this improved of the pass rush when it comes to the defensive line, but taking on these blockers and allowing the Cowboys linebackers to do their job is crucial.
Quite frankly, no one else really stood out from week two. So instead of trying to highlight more players, let's just take a broad look at everyone else's stats from the weekend.
NaVorro Bowman (SF)- 4 tackles
Jordan Norwood (DEN)- 3 catches for 14 yards
Tamba Hali (KC)- 1 tackle, 2 QB hits
Michael Mauti (NO)- 1 tackle
Gerald Hodges (MIN)- 4 tackles, 1 pass defended
Adrian Amos (CHI)- 5 tackles
Robbie Gould (CHI)- 3/3 on field goals, long of 51 yards
DaQuan Jones (TEN)- 1 tackle
Nathan Stupar (ATL)- 7 tackles
Jordan Hill (SEA)- 6 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
Also of note this week, we found out that Nate Stupar does Q & A's for our Falcons blog, The Falcoholic. Check out last week's edition!