September 30, 2010

Always For the Glory: Week 4 NFL Update

Week three of the NFL season is in the books, and it was a week that one former Penn Stater will remember for years to come. While a couple PSU alums still remain on the sidelines as they battle injuries, others were seeing the field for the first time this season.

He wasn’t able to do much in week two for the Chiefs, but Hali had perhaps the best game of his career this past week against the San Francisco 49ers. Hali racked up three sacks and a forced fumble for Kansas City as they rolled over the 49ers 31-10 to remain undefeated.

Dan Connor, LB, Panthers

It’s good to see a Penn State linebacker actually stay healthy in the NFL (see Paul Posluszny, Sean Lee, Josh Hull). Let’s hope Connor got the injury bug out of his system last year. He appears to be entrenched at the middle linebacker position for Carolina, and totaled four tackles in the loss to the Bengals.

Ed Johnson, DT, Panthers

He’s known more for the time he spent with the Colts, and his subsequent drug charges as a member of the Colts, but Johnson seems to be back on track with Carolina. He notched four solo tackles and six total in the victory over the Bengals.

Aaron Maybin, DE, Bills

It sure did take him long enough. After miserably disappointing fans last season, Maybin finally got his first start of his NFL career last week against the Patriots. He managed four tackles, but was unable to get to Tom Brady. We’ll see if he gets the start this week.

Derrick Williams, WR, Lions

Speaking of Penn State “greats” turned NFL busts, Derrick Williams dressed for the first time of the season. He caught two passes for 23 yards.

Robbie Gould, K, Bears

Still don’t believe that he is doing this well in the NFL given his inconsistencies here in the valley, but Gould did well again this past week, connecting on 2 of 3 attempts including the game winner in overtime to beat the Packers.

Andrew Quarless, TE, Packers

“God’s Gift” made his NFL debut in the loss to the Bears. He recorded a tackle on special teams, but didn’t make any catches on offense.

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