Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UConn in the NFL Week 12 report

In a normal week the fact that Shamar Stephen was making his first career start with the Minnesota Vikings or Danny Lansanah continued his impressive season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would headline the UConn alumni report. However, Sio Moore's rather well publicized celebration after a sack was clearly the most noteworthy moment.

Moore and Kahlil Mack, who figure to be bookend outside linebackers for the Raiders in the coming years, danced to their heart's content after Moore's third-down sack left the Kansas City Chiefs facing a 4th and 13 at their own 48. Veteran defensive end Justin Tuck had to call a timeout to prevent the Chiefs from running a play when two of the Raiders' 11 defensive players were seven yards behind the line of scrimmage. If not for the timeout the Chiefs would have had a free play to try to keep their final drive alive since the Raiders would have been called for an offsides penalty.

Tuck threatened to fight Moore had the Chiefs won the game because of Moore's lapse in judgment and other veteran Oakland players were critical of the second-year linebacker for not being more aware of the situation.

Lost in the hoopla from all of this is that Moore had a monster game with 12 tackles, two tackles for loss and the sack as the Raiders won their first game of the season.

Will Beatty, OT New York Giants: Started in 31-28 loss to Dallas
Donald Brown, RB San Diego: Had one carry for seven yards and two catches for 20 yards in 27-24 win over St. Louis
Darius Butler, CB Indianapolis: Had two tackles in 23-3 win over Jacksonville
Marcus Easley, WR Buffalo: Had two tackles in 38-3 win over New York Jets
Dwayne Gratz, CB Jacksonville: Had three tackles in 23-3 loss to Indianapolis
Ryan Griffin, TE Houston: Did not have a catch in 22-13 loss to Cincinnati
Danny Lansanah, LB Tampa Bay: Had seven tackles in 21-13 loss to Chicago
Robert McClain, CB Atlanta: Had six tackles in 26-24 loss to Cleveland
Sio Moore, LB Oakland: Had 12 tackles including a sack in 24-20 win over Kansas City
Dan Orlovsky, QB, Detroit: Did not play in 34-9 loss to New England
Kendall Reyes, DT San Diego: Had two tackles in 27-24 win over St. Louis
Anthony Sherman, FB Kansas City: Had one catch in 24-20 loss to Oakland
Shamar Stephen, DT Minnesota: Had one tackle in 24-21 loss to Green Bay
Jordan Todman, RB Jacksonville: Had two catches for 14 yards in 23-3 loss to Indianapolis.
Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB Tennessee: Was inactive (back) in 43-27 loss to Philadelphia


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