Week 3 of the NFL season was special for many reasons. My Carolina Panthers (it is okay if you don't like them, I come in peace) moved to 3-0, which is good because they are winning games they are supposed to win. A better reason for why Week 3 was fun to watch was because several former Hokies were making headlines around the league. Below you can see the current breakdown of Hokies on active rosters.
|Duane Brown||Houston Texans||Offensive Tackle|
|Kam Chancellor||Seattle Seahawks||Safety|
|Antone Exum Jr.||Minnesota Vikings||Cornerback|
|Brandon Flowers||San Diego Chargers||Cornerback|
|Kyle Fuller||Chicago Bears||Cornerback|
|Corey Fuller||Detroit Lions||Wide Receiver|
|James Gayle||Washington Redskins||Linebacker|
|DeAngelo Hall||Washington Redskins||Cornerback|
|Jayron Hosley||New York Giants||Cornerback|
|Kyshoen Jarrett||Washington Redskins||Safety|
|Will Montgomery||Chicago Bears||Center|
|Eddie Royal||Chicago Bears||Wide Receiver|
|Darryl Tapp||Detroit Lions||Defensive End|
|Tyrod Taylor||Buffalo Bills||Quarterback|
|Michael Vick||Pittsburgh Steelers||Quarterback|
Several Hokies I would like to draw your attention to are Tyrod Taylor and Michael Vick. Both are former 757 standouts and Hokie QBs that helped their respective teams to victory on Sunday.
Tyrod Taylor is top 5 in the NFL in: -Completion %age -Yards/attempt -Passing TDs -QB rating -25+ yard completions pic.twitter.com/0JPlneZd5j— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 28, 2015
Taylor is on fire and it was just a matter of time. He has been poised, dynamic and most importantly, consistent. Tyrod, with the help of the Bills defense, beat up on the Miami Dolphins on the road. Taylor threw for 277 yards, had 3 touchdowns and finished with the highest QBR of any QB who played on Sunday (Aaron Rodgers was unstoppable on Monday night and just edged Tyrod in the ratings).
Mike Vick will also be a starting QB on Sunday as he has stepped up for the Pittsburgh Steelers as Ben Roethlisberger is recovering from a lower-body injury. He saw action late in the contest against the Rams on Sunday and completed 5 of 5 passes. It will be interesting how often coach Mike Tomlin lets Vick drop back and do his thing since the return of Le'Veon Bell has Steelers fans set on running the ball.
Sunday was also the return of "Bam Bam" Kam Chancellor as the Seahawks defense pitched a shutout against the Chicago Bears. Coincidence? I think not. Chancellor has been a rock for the Seahawks secondary over the past two seasons and with him deciding to end his hold out I am sure this year will be no different.
Let us know which Hokies you are excited to watch in Week 4!