Sep 182012
 

Last week: 31 (+0)

Record: 0-2

I called this team overrated before the season and said they were one of the worst teams in the league and an ugly 35-13 loss to the Dolphins is making that look pretty good. The new regime has a lot of promise, but they inherited a mess, an 8 win team (with a Pythagorean Expectation of 6 wins for stat nerds) that was above the cap and didn’t have very many draft picks. Whether or not the future is bright remains to be seen, but the present is pretty bad.

Studs

SS Tyvon Branch: 11 solo tackles, 4 stops, was not thrown on, 1 quarterback hit on 4 blitzes

ROLB Phillip Wheeler: 9 solo tackles, 1 assist, 5 stops, 1 missed tackle, 2 quarterback hits on 9 blitzes

Duds

RB Darren McFadden: Rushed for 22 yards (25 after contact) on 11 carries, 1 broken tackle, allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 9 pass block snaps, 2 catches for 19 yards on 5 targets, 2 drops

QB Carson Palmer: 24 of 48 for 373 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, 1 batted pass, 3 drops, 69.9 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 19 of 49 drop backs (1 scramble, 0 sacks, 7-18, 1 drop)

LG Cooper Carlisle: Allowed 4 quarterback hits and 1 quarterback hurry on 52 pass block snaps, run blocked for 3 yards on 2 attempts

RG Mike Brisiel: Allowed 2 quarterback hits and 2 quarterback hurries on 52 pass block snaps, run blocked for 3 yards on 1 attempt

RT Willie Smith: Allowed 1 quarterback hit and 4 quarterback hurries on 35 pass block snaps, 1 penalty

CB Joselio Hanson: Allowed 5 completions for 58 yards on 6 attempts, 4 solo tackles, 1 stop, 1 missed tackle

MLB Rolando McClain: Allowed 3 catches for 44 yards and a touchdown on 4 attempts, 1 pass deflection, 2 solo tackles, 2 stops, 1 missed tackle

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