October 28, 2010

Always for the Glory: NFL Update Week 7

Kerry Collins (Photo: SI.com)
Well it was finally a good weekend for the current Nittany Lions after beating Minnesota, and the Penn State alums had a solid one as well. One of the great quarterbacks in the school's history got a chance to show he still has what it takes in his 16th season,a few defensive linemen wreaked havoc on opposing quarterbacks, and a couple graduates from Linebacker-U were paid homage to their school's namesake with solid days as well.

QB Kerry Collins, Panthers
Starting in place of the injured Vince Young, Collins completed 17 of 31 passes for 276 yards and three touchdown passes. He is the only current NFL quarterback to hail from Happy Valley and is continuing to succeed almost two decades after that magical 1994 season.

TE Andrew Quarless, Packers
Thanks to a couple of injuries at tight end, the Packers are getting "God's Gift" earlier then they expected. Quarless caught his first career touchdown pass in the Packer win over the Vikings.

WR Deon Butler, Seahawks
Butler continues to make strides in his second season for the Seahawks. He caught three passes for 41 yards and now leads the team with two scores.

LB Tamba Hali, Chiefs
Once again, Hali beasted it for the Chiefs. Three tackles and two for a loss, he was in the quarterback's head all game. He added three quarterback hits, reminding us Penn State fans what it's like to actually pressure the quarterback.

LB Cameron Wake, Dolphins
Wake was also on his A game this past week Four tackles, including one in the backfield for the graduate of the dark days. He did hit Ben Roethlisberger once as well.

LB Dan Connor, Panthers
Connor once again got the start at middle linebacker for Carollina, but only managed to make one tackle in the win against the San Francisco 49ers.

LB Paul Posluszny, Bills
It was another solid day for the former PSU great. Poz notched five total tackles in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

LB Tim Shaw, Titans
Always good to see these guys make an appearance in the stat sheet. He was one of the good unsung keys to that 05 defense, and managed to recover a fumble in the victory over the Eagles.

DE Aaron Maybin, Bills
OL Rich Ohrnberger, Patriots
OL A.Q. Shipley, Eagles (practice squad)
WR Jordan Norwood, Browns (practice Squad


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