Quan Cosby caught his first pass in the NFL! He also caught the two others thrown his way for a total of 47 yards on 3 catches. Toss in his 1 tackle on STs and his 5 Kick returns for a total of 94 yards (31 long), and this was a spectacular day for Cosby. This really is a great story. He was key to our success last year but went undrafted. I don't think any of us who saw how hard he worked and how good of a player he was didn't expect him to earn a spot on the roster and eventually contribute. However, I'm not sure any of us expected him to be contributing this much this early in his rookie year. Way to go Quan.
David Thomas: Also having one of his best days ever was TE David Thomas for NO in a close loss to Dallas. Thomas started for the injured Shockey and caught 8 passes for 77 yards.
Vince Young: A lot of Horns to talk about in this game, and I'll start with VY. He had 3 TDs and 236 yards with 14/27 passes and an INT to lead the Titans to a victory over the Dolphins (his int was crazy. I think it was tipped 4 or 5 times). The odds are low that they'll make the play offs, but it would be an amazing story if VY brought them back from 0-6 to make it. Vince also scrambled for 24 yards on just 2 carries, but they were important ones in a 27-24 game. Both came on 3rd and longs to keep TD drives alive in the 1st and 3rd quarters. That is why you start VY and not Collins. How much do you have to be paid to realize that?
Ricky: He did his best to help bring his team back with 80 yards and a TD on 19 carries. He also scored the 2 point conversion that sent this game into overtime. His fumble did hurt the Dolpins, but not as much as Henne's 3 ints (one to a Horn that I'll get to in a minute).
Bo Saife: Playing as a safety valve for Vince as always, Bo had 5 receptions for 40 yards.
Michael Griffin:What a day for Griffin. It has been a slow year for him, but he really stepped up today and won the game for the Titans. He did drop an interception that would have sealed the game in the 4th, but he made up for it by picking off Henne in OT to set up the winning field goal. He also recovered a fumble early that set up a field goal.
Cedric Benson: Getting back to the Bengals game, Cedric was held in check most of the day. He only ran for 53 yards on 15 carries. He also had a couple of catches for 19 yards in a close loss to the Chargers.
Jamaal Charles: Wow. What another incredible day. Charles looks like he's going to keep this starting job for a while. He had 154 yards (career high?) on 25 carries. Again, he had a huge play going for 47 yards on a score. Toss in 2 receptions for 16 yards and 1 return of 24 yards for good measure. No lost fumbles.
Roy Williams:Not much to talk about here in the Cowboys' win over NO. Just 1 rec for 14 yards.
Quentin Jammer: He was instrumental in helping take down Ced and Cosby's Bengals with 6 tackles (4 solo) and an interception late in the game to set up a TD.
M Huff: Huff helped keep the Titans playoff hopes alive as the Raiders upset the Broncos. Huff had 4 solo tackles and broke up a couple passes.
Casey Hampton: Wreaking a little havoc in the backfield, Hampton had 5 tackles (3 solo) and half a sack.
Jermichael Finley: The TE had another big day for the Packers catching 9 passes for 74 yards and a TD in a loss to Hampton's Steelers. Wow. What I'd give to have had him stick around for 2 more years.
I'll update this tomorrow if Orakpo has a good game. Hopefully he'll make some more progress towards the sack record for a rookie.
That's is a lot of success for Horns in 'lime light' positions (YV, Benson, Ricky, Finley, JC) over the past few weeks. Any wonder that we're getting the pick of the crop when it come to recruits? Our coaches can just point to these guys and say, "look this is where we'll get you." Unless they're on the OL.