Colin McCarthy- MLB- Tennessee Titans
McCarthy started for an injured Barrett Ruud last week and produced a respectable 5-3-0. Not bad for a rookie’s first start. The more telling note here is the amount of praise given to him by teammates and coaches after the game. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ruud’s injury “lingers” another week to keep McCarthy on the field. Especially since Ruud’s contract is up after this season and the job is McCarthy’s next year anyway.
Wimbley flat out dominated last Thursday’s game against the Chargers racking up 7-0-4(!). The Chargers had absolutely no answer for Wimbley, it was like he and Rivers shared a jersey. It amazes me that a LB can rack up 4 sacks in a game in the NFL. Coaches are supposed to be smart enough to adjust. That speaks volume to Wimbley and what he did. Aaron Curry’s biggest contribution to the Raiders may be freeing up Wimbley to rush the passer and with Carson Palmer and the Raiders O putting up points, it will allow Wimbley to pin his ears back and attack.
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