Top Football Rookies Going Into NFL Week 7

October 23, 2015

Top Rookie football players Week 7

As we enter NFL Week 7 games, we keep our eyes on the recent additions to the professional football teams, the rookies. A lot of teams drafted these young men in order to help fill a weakness, which allowed them to get playing time right from the start; while others are still being trained to bring out their full potential. Here are some of the rookies that have been impressing their teammates, coaches, fans, and even the experts, and are being looked at like possible candidates for winning the Rookie of the Year award.

RB Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams

Gurley has started two games, and played in three, but in that short time he has made a huge impact for the Rams offense. He has run a total of 314 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry. He is a great player to have when you are after a first down. He has yet to score, but with his abilities, it won’t take too long.

DE Leonard Williams, New York Jets

Williams has been such a huge addition to the Jets defense that Todd Bowles has no plans on benching him. He was dominating in the games against the Dolphins, and his recent shut down of the Redskins; in his five starts, he has 20 tackles so far.

WR Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders

Cooper is showing vast progress in many different aspects of being a wide receiver, as he has caught for 386 yards and 2 touchdowns. He is only overshadowed by Keenan Allen who is playing at an All-Pro level.

CB Ronald Darby, Buffalo Bills

He makes a dangerous duo with Stephen Gilmore as they move in to shut down the wide receivers with 29 tackles and 2 interceptions.

DE Henry Anderson, Indianapolis Colts

Anderson is said to have singlehandedly turned the Colts defensive line around, which is a big deal considering their poor start to the season; having 26 tackles and a very important sack.

CB Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs

He is already showing his talent on the field, and has promise of becoming a premier press-man corner. Peters was instrumental against the Vikings last week, as he came with an interception and pass deflections.

QB Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans

Showing guts on the field last week as the Dolphins defense brutally hit him, he is giving everyone the vibe of a good leader. Already throwing for 9 touchdowns and 1,239 yards makes him a promising candidate.

LB Jordan Hicks, Philadelphia Eagles

Hicks, now being called Simba, after having a great month of playing and getting 37 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, and 1 interception; quickly learning from veterans DeMeco Ryans talent.

CB Damarious Randall, Green Bay Packers

Quick on his feet and a level-head gave this player 19 tackles, along with many game-changing ball deflections. He got a great deflection against Phillip Rivers and the Chargers, which could have possibly cost them the game.

WR Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings

One of the many great rookies on the Vikings roster, Diggs has stepped up his game as he caught for 129 yards against the Chiefs in Week 6, making him a lethal receiver on the field.

With these 10 rookies showing their talent during NFL Week 6, we can anticipate to see some similar performances from them during the upcoming football games in Week 7.

Costly Football Mistakes During Week 4

October 8, 2015

NFL football mistakes during Week 4

In the NFL there will always be a few mistakes on behalf of the players, coaches, owners, and even the refs, but when there are so many consecutive football errors that cost one team or another the victory over a bad call, it certainly stands out. During Week 4 there were more than several errors happen, from a player smacking a ball illegally out of bounds to refs making bad calls; even a player that makes a mockery of the League.

Lions at Seahawks

This is a game that a lot of fans are going to remember for years to come, and it isn’t that they will hate one team or the other based on what they did, but rather on the NFL and the refs that just didn’t do their job properly. During the game, Seahawks K.J. Wright had the opportunity to grab a fumbled ball in his end-zone, but decided to smack the ball out of bounds.

Seahawks Wright smacking ball

The rules clearly state that this is illegal to do, but Wright was never penalized by the back judge Greg Wilson because he “didn’t feel it was an overt act”. In the end, this Lions turnover cost them the game. Even the Lions owner, Martha Ford is outraged by the lack of enforcement of the rules.

Browns at Chargers

During a crucial time in the game, Browns cornerback Tramon Williams was penalized for being offside when the Chargers kicker Josh Lambo attempted a 39-yard field goal; which he missed. However, due to the penalty, the Chargers were given a second chance, and 5-yards closer, and Lambo was able to get the field goal. In the end, the Chargers beat the Browns 30-27 due to the refs call.

Browns cornerback Tramon Williams

Now we know that the ref had actually made a mistake, as Williams states, “The coaches sent in the tape questioning it, because it was close and I thought I got a good jump. It was time to do or die at the end of the game. I had gathered all the information throughout the game, and I was like, ‘This is my time.’ And sure enough, I got a good jump on it. I just move so much faster than everybody else. I can see where the referees would miss that. . . . Guys make mistakes. At the end of the day you just hope that we can get judgment at the end of the game, maybe review or whatever it may be.”

This, just after the NFL recently instructed coaches not to disclose information about private communications with the league office regarding officiating errors. So, we will have to wait and see if the Browns are penalized for disclosing this mistake.

Cowboys Greg Hardy And His Big Mouth

This mistake comes directly from the mouth of recently re-instated Cowboys defensive end, Greg Hardy. During his first news conference after getting back he decided to talk about how he planned to come out “guns blazing” and discussed the relative hotness of Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen, and her sister. Totally inappropriate behavior, especially as the NFL is trying to change the way it is portrayed.

It isn’t always the refs fault, but this week we surely saw a lot of errors during the football games, which ended up costing a team their chance at victory.