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Tigers in the NFL: Week 4

We miss you Jerraud.
We miss you Jerraud.

Starting this week (Week 4), I am going to start presenting season stats. The numbers in parentheses are that player’s ranking for that particular stat. If the player is not competitively ranked (top 30 or so) I will not give his ranking. For example, I am not going to tell you Ben Obamanu is 233rd in receiving yards. Well, I guess I just did, but you get the point.


Jason Campbell #17 played poorly in the Redskins’ close 16-13 win over the Tampa Bay Bucs. Campbell said at halftime that he felt like he had Jim Zorn’s job in his hands, but Zorn said he never considered benching Campbell. The game may have been Campbell’s worst outing in his NFL career. The normally efficient and conservative Campbell was 12/22 for 2 TD and 3 INTs and also lost a fumble. He ran seven times for 20 yards. For the season, Campbell is completing 65.3% of his passes for 963 yards (13th), 5 TDs (11th), 5 INTs (4th) and has run the ball 16 times for 85 yards and has lost 2 fumbles, he has a QB rating of 85.5 (16th).

Running Backs

Ronnie Brown #23 had a nice day on the ground with 115 yards and 2 TDs on 20 carries in the 38-10 win over the Buffalo Bills. Starting all four games, Brown has carried 72 times for 369 yards (3rd), a 5.1-yard average (11th) and 4 TDs (3rd). He has also caught six passes for 50 yards.

Heath Evans #44 does not play defense so we cannot give him any credit for the 24-10 win over the New York Jets, but he did pave the way for the TD that iced the game. Evans had his first carries of the year, 3 for 12 yards and had one catch for 11 in the game. For the season Evans has those 3 carries for 12 yards and 7 catches for 62 yards and 2 TDs (tied for 8th). Not bad for a fullback.

Tony Richardson #49 did not record a stat in the 24-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints and has 2 carries for 9 yards in four starts this year.

Carnell Williams #24 finally got a full load with 16 carries for 77 yards in the 16-13 loss to the Washington Redskins along with 4 catches for 22 yards. Head Coach Raheem Morris made a rookie mistake after Cadillac got them to the 7-yardline in the fourth quarter. He took the ball out of the hot Cadillac’s hands and it may have cost them the game. The Bucs had to kick the field goal and then on the last drive of the game Williams watched from the sidelines as his backup fumbled the ball back to Washington ending the game. Williams has started three of the four games this season and has 191 yards (30th ) on 38 attempts averaging 5 yards (12th) a carry and has 1 TD. He has also caught 12 balls for 81 yards (a 6.8 yard average), and 1 receiving TD.

Brandon Jacobs #27 had a catch for -4 yards and carried the ball 21 times for 92 yards but did not reach the end zone in the New York Giants’ 27-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Jacobs has scored one TD all year though he is 9th in rushing with 288 yards and a 3.6 yard average. Jacobs has caught 3 passes for 13 yards this year.

Tre Smith #32 is on the injured reserve (IR) with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Tristan Davis #43 is on the Detroit Lions’ practice squad.

Wide Receivers

Devin Aromashadu #19, after being inactive for all four games this season, will have to take a bigger role in the offense with the Chicago Bear’s top two receivers injured. Aromashadu was slowed to start the season and watched as rookie Johnny Knox flew past him on the depth chart. But now he has to take full advantage of this opportunity to start next week. (Chicago has a bye this week).

Ben Obomanu #87 did not record a stat in the Seattle Seahawks’ 34-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts this week. For the season, Obamanu has caught two passes for 22 yards despite playing in every game. He has returned two kicks this season for 68 yards and a nice 34 yard average.

Prechae Rodriguez #85, still slowed by an injury, had one catch for 9 yards in the Tiger-Cats 15-14 loss to Calgary. Rodriquez is 2nd on the team with 45 catches for 495 yards and 3 TDs.

Offensive Lineman

Ben Grubbs #66 has started every game this year for the 3-1 Ravens. Baltimore’s line gave up two sacks and led the way for their backs to get 114 yards on the ground against the New England Patriots in the 27-21 loss.

Marcus McNeill #73 gave up one tackle to the man he was blocking all night in the San Diego Chargers’ 38-28 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. McNeill has started all four games this year for San Diego.

King Dunlap #65 is 2nd string left tackle and right tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Tyronne Green #69 is 2nd string right guard for the San Diego Chargers.

Kendall Simmons #71 is injured and inactive for the Patriots with an Achilles injury he suffered last season when he was with the Steelers.

Tim Duckworth #75 is on the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad.

Defensive Lineman

Jay Ratliff #90 did not record a stat in the Dallas Cowboys’ 17-10 loss to the Denver Broncos. Ratliff has 7 tackles and one sack from his nose tackle spot this year.

Quentin Groves #54 was relegated to 3rd team, in a bizarre turn of events, for the 37-17 win over the Tennessee Titans after starting the last two games. The Jacksonville Jaguars are very secretive about roster moves and small injuries, so there is no telling what is going on in Jacksonville. He apparently has not played well at linebacker but was successful at defensive end. Now they want him back at linebacker but 3rd on the depth chart. Groves has 9 tackles and a forced fumble on the season.

Spencer Johnson #91 had 4 tackles in the Buffalo Bills’ 38-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Johnson is running with the 2nd team but has played in every game this year and has 13 tackles, which has got to be the league lead for a defensive tackle that has not started a game.

Pat Sims #90 struggled to get pressure on the quarterback when he stepped in full time against the Cleveland Browns. Sims had one tackle in the Cincinnati Bengals’ 23-20 win over the Browns, but he did manage to get Braylon Edwards fighting mad. On the season, Sims has started one game, played in all four and has 10 tackles and a single sack.

Sen’Derrick Marks #94 finally got on the field for the disappointing 0-4 Titans and had one tackle in the 37-17 loss to the Jags. This was Marks’ first game of his career, he did not start. Defensive tackle is not the Titans’ primary concern, their secondary has given up a woeful 300 yards to 3 different QBs this year.

Stanley McClover #75 is on the IR for the Houston Texans.


Karlos Dansby #58 did not play this week for the Arizona Cardinals. For the season, Dansby has 21 tackles (2nd on team) and half a sack with a pass deflection.

Will Herring #54 started for the Seattle Seahawks in their 34-17 loss to Indianapolis but did not see the field much due to the Colt’s running a lot of 3 and 4 receiver sets. Herring did not record a stat but has three starts this year, 14 tackles, and one pass deflection. Herring has been strong against the run despite being a former safety.

Takeo Spikes #51 had 8 tackles in the San Francisco 49ers’ 35-0 rout of the St. Louis Rams. Spikes has started every game and has 19 tackles and a sack on the year.

Reggie Torbor #53 had three tackles on special teams for the Miami Dolphins in their 38-10 win over the Bills. For the season, Torbor has played in all four games and has 5 tackles.

Tray Blackmon #30 is on IR for the Calgary Stampeders.


Carlos Rogers #22 had one tackle in the Skins’ 16-13 win over the Bucs. He also had a season high of three pass deflections against the Tampa QBs. Starting every game for Washington, Rogers has nine tackles and six pass deflections (3rd).

Jonathan Wilhite #24 injured his groin running from an attempted robbery, put played in the Patriots’ 27-21 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Wilhite had five tackles in the game. He has started two games and played in three this season for the Patriots. He has 12 tackles and one pass deflection.

Jerraud Powers #25 got another start this week and led the team in tackles for the second week in a row with six in the Colts’ 34-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Powers has started three games this season and has 16 tackles (4th on team) and has two pass deflections.

Kevin Hobbs #23 played against the Chicago Bears but did not record a stat in the 48-24 Detroit loss. Hobbs was picked up late by the Lions but has played in the last three games getting a start in the win over Washington last week. For the season Hobbs has six tackles.

Pat Lee #22 is on IR with the Green Bay Packers.

Rod Hood is the latest team to bring in the former Arizona Cardinal starter is the Seahawks.


Robert Bironas #2 was 1/1 on field goals and made both PATs in the Tennessee Titans’ 37-17 loss to Jacksonville. For the year, Rob has made 4/6 field goals (one blocked) and all his extra points. His long for the year is 45 yards.

Damon Duval #15 made a 53 yarder against Montreal last week, a career best. He finished the game 4/4 on field goals and 1/1 on PATs, he also had seven punts for a 42.4-yard average. Duval is the No. 1 kicker in Canada with 39/39 PATs and 36/43 on field goals. By weird Canada math that gives him 167 points, 27 ahead of the No. 2 kicker. Duval is also the No. 1 punter (among starters) with a 46.1-yard season average (he would be 12th if he played in the NFL).

Questions? Comments? Anyone you want to know about that’s not listed? Let me know and I’ll have it up next week!

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