Looks like Ratliff's arm is in good position to drive Vick's head into the ground, don't you think? - Rich Schultz
The big news out of Week 10, as far as Hokies in the NFL concerned, is the health of Michael Vick. Vick left early in the second quarter with a concussion. The early reports have Nick Foles starting next week against the Redskins. Is this the beginning of the end for Vick in Philly, or is it too early to call?
As with last year, no offensive lineman are mentioned because it's just too hard to really tell how they performed. The Hokies in the NFL are below in alphabetical order:
James Anderson, LB Carolina Panthers- Anderson and the Panthers fell to Peyton Manning and the Broncos by 22 points on Sunday. The former Hokie linebacker earned five total tackles, four as solo efforts and one as a tackle for loss. Three of Anderson's tackles came on drive that ended with a missed field goal by Matt Prater.
5 TAK, 4 SOLO, TFL
Jarrett Boykin, WR Green Bay Packers- Boykin and the Packers were on their bye week.
Kam Chancellor, SS Seattle Seahawks- Chancellor and the Seahawks shut down the mighty Tim Te...you know what? I'm not even included his name. Chancellor's big play of the day was recovering a muffed punt by Jeremy Kerley after the Seahawks had gone three-and-out. Following the recovery, the Seahawks cashed in with a Marshawn Lynch touchdown. In addition to the fumble recovery, Chancellor totaled three tackles (all solo)
3 TAK, 3 SOLO, FUM REC
Shayne Graham, K Houston Texans- Graham and the Texans defeated the Chicago Bears to improve to 8-1 on the year. Graham hit both of his field goals, a 20-yarder and a 42-yarder and his lone extra point attempt on the day. Graham's 7 points were the difference in the 13-6 win.
2/2 FG (20, 42), 1/1 XP
Cody Grimm, FS Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Grimm was inactive this week.
Brandon Flowers, CB Kansas City Chiefs- Flowers totaled two tackles (both solo efforts) as the Chiefs fell to the Steelers in overtime on Monday Night Football.
2 TAK, 2 SOLO
DeAngelo Hall, CB Washington Redskins- Hall and the Redskins were on their bye week.
Jayron Hosley, CB New York Giants- Hosley earned two tackles in the Giants' loss to the Bengals. Hosley also earned a solo tackle and a tackle for a loss. The other tackle that he assisted on was also for a loss. Unfortunately, Hosley was the man covering Andrew Hawkins when Hawkins pulled in a great one-handed catch and turned up field for a touchdown. There wasn't too much Hosley could have done on the play as he was at full extension when the pass (very well placed) got to Hawkins.
2 TAK, SOLO, TFL
Jeff King, TE Arizona Cardinals- King and the Cardinals had a bye week.
Josh Morgan, WR Washington Redskins- Morgan and the Redskins had a bye week.
Eddie Royal, WR San Diego Chargers- Eddie returned from his injured hamstring and pulled in three passes for 36 yards and returned a punt for 11 yards. Royal's big catch of the day was a 20-yard reception on 3rd-and-6 to convert for a first down. In the fourth quarter, a pass "intended" for Royal was intercepted by Leonard Johnson and returned 86 yards for a touchdown. Intended has quotes around it because Phillip Rivers' dumb face just dumped it directly into the hands of Johnson and Royal was the closest (a good five yards behind Johnson).
3 REC, 36 YDS; 1 P RET, 11 YDS
Darryl Tapp, DE Philadelphia Eagles- The new father Tapp returned to the line-up and was in on two tackles, both solo, as the Eagles fell to the Cowboys.
2 TAK, 2 SOLO
Tyrod Taylor, QB Baltimore Ravens- Tyrod saw the field some in the Ravens' big win over the Raiders, but missed on his lone pass attempt. Tyrod came in for a totaly of six plays, five of which were runs (kind of expected when the score is 55-20
0/1, 0 YDS
Michael Vick, QB Philadelphia Eagles- Vick's day was wrapped up early as he was injured on the first drive of the second quarter, leaving the game with a concussion. Vick was had a pretty good start to the day, completing six of nine passes for 70 yards and a touchdown (a two-yard pass to Riley Cooper) and rushed three times for seven yards. Vick was injured on a 3rd-and-2 play where Dallas linebacker Ernie Sims pressured Vick to throw early. Sims ran into Vick, but certainly was not trying to tackle him after the pass was thrown and the two seemed to get their feet tangled up. Sims immediately turned to check on Vick, so it seemed like he had no intentions of putting Vick on the ground like that. The concussion may have come a play earlier though as Jay Ratliff tackled Vick from behind. Rookie Nick Foles came in for Vick and completed 22/32 for 217 yards, touchdown and an interception in the loss.
6/9, 70 YDS, 1 TD; 3 RUSH, 7 YDS; Left early
David Wilson, RB New York Giants- Wilson carried the ball once for a yard and returned six kicks for 107 yards. On the next play, Eli Manning missed an opportunity to get Wilson the ball in space as Wilson had slipped out into the flat with a good amount of room to run.
1 RUSH, 1 YD; 6 RET, 107 YDS
Jason Worilds LB Pittsburgh Steelers-Did not accumulate any stats.
Inactive players: CB Roc Carmichael, Houston Texans; RB Darren Evans, Tennessee Titans (practice squad); WR Danny Coale, Dallas Cowboys (practice squad).
Player of the week:
If you know of any Hokies that I've left off of the list, please leave a comment below.
Which former Hokie had the best Week 10 in the NFL?
Kam Chancellor (3 TAK, 3 SOLO, FUM REC) (25 votes)
James Anderson (5 TAK, 4 SOLO, TFL) (6 votes)
Mike Vick (6/9, 70 YDS, TD; 3 RUSH, 7 YDS) (4 votes)
Eddie Royal (3 REC, 36 YDS; 1 P RET, 11 YDS) (4 votes)
Other (2 votes)
41 total votes