PFF ‘Had a Bad Day’ Team of Week 11
In any given week there’s a lot of love for some quality performances in the NFL. However, this week something seemed different. Maybe players are getting tired, but there seemed like an awful lot of people intent on making the ‘Had a Bad Day’ Team of the Week.
So let’s give them what they were playing for. Acknowledgement that they had a stinker in Week 11 of the 2012 NFL season.
Quarterback: Nick Foles, PHI (-7.2)
Well, that wasn’t pretty was it? Just 3 of 15 on passes aimed over 10 yards, and 4.4 yards per attempt. So maybe he’s not the answer right now.
Running Back: LeSean McCoy, PHI (-3.6)
Not a great day for McCoy. Even before his concussion, he’d fumbled and given up a sack, hit and hurry in pass protection.
Fullback: Erik Lorig, TB (-3.6)
Yikes. That wasn’t very good from Lorig, who got beat for four tackles for short gains.
Tight End: Scott Chandler, BUF (-4.3)
His blocking was bad and he can call himself lucky that when he fumbled, the ball bounced close enough for him to recover. We don’t forget those things.
Wide Receivers: Stephen Hill, NYJ (-3.8) and Titus Young, DET (-2.9)
Hill seems to have lost the trust of his quarterback. He dropped one ball and was called for offensive pass interference on another target. He looks ill-prepared for the NFL right now. Young caught just one of seven balls thrown his way and was flagged for two penalties. A real disappointment, even ignoring the sideline stir he caused.
Tackles: Michael Harris, SD (-7.7) and Gabe Carimi, CHI (-4.9)
Harris got beat to the tune of a sack and seven hurries (with two penalties), while Carimi continues to look like a complete liability as a pass blocker. He gave up three sacks, a hit and a hurry. His teammate J’Marcus Webb can consider himself fortunate to not make this team.
Guards: Evan Dietrich-Smith, GB (-4.2) and Ben Jones, HST (-3.7)
If this game is anything to go by, the impact of losing Bryan Bulaga could be more significant than first thought. ‘EDS’ was thoroughly abused. Jones might not keep his starting spot from Antoine Caldwell for much longer if he continues to struggle as he did against the Jags.
Center: Geoff Hangartner, CAR (-4.2)
You don’t often see centers give up a sack, hit and three hurries. A reminder of how much Hangartner can struggle at center (as Bills fans will remember).
Defensive Front 4-3
Defensive Ends: Jeremy Mincey, JAX (-5.7) and Jabaal Sheard, CLV (-3.1)
Mincey was shut down by Duane Brown and Wade Smith. Who’d have known he was on the field for 82 snaps when he didn’t register a single pressure or tackle. Sheard made some plays, but given how much he was on the field we’d expect a little bit more, especially against Doug Free.
Defensive Tackles: Corey Peters, ATL (-3.2) and Randy Starks, MIA (-2.9)
Peters is a bit off the pace at the moment and it has to be a concern for Atlanta with this his fourth game back. Starks, who has been having a Pro Bowl year, just didn’t play well. It happens.
Linebackers: Russell Allen, JAX (-3.1), Miles Burris (-5.4), Stephen Tulloch, DET (-3.4)
The Texans went after Allen in the air, with him allowing 9 of 10 balls into his coverage for 83 yards and a touchdown. Burris was picked on by Drew Brees, giving up all eight balls thrown into his coverage for 63 yards and a score, while missing two tackles. We’ve always been fans of Tulloch, but his struggles are mirroring that of Detroit. Three more missed tackles and a touchdown allowed in coverage.
Defensive Front 3-4
Defensive Line: Ma’ake Kemoeatu, BLT (-1.6), Tyson Jackson, KC (-2.6) and Mike Devito, NYJ (-2.5)
We can’t be the only ones who have noticed that Kemoeatu just isn’t getting the job done. We also know we’re not the only ones who have picked up on how much of a disappointment Jackson has been. He picked up his first sack of the year (of the cleanup variety) but spent most of the day getting picked on by the Bengals’ interior. We’ve seen much better from Devito.
Outside Linebackers: Erik Walden, GB (-5.0) and Calvin Pace, NYJ (-2.5)
Walden had two sacks, but both were when the quarterback was flushed to him, and he did nothing else all game except get flagged for two penalties. Pace should have had a field day going against Barry Richardson, but just two pressures is indicative of the type of pass rusher he has become.
Inside Linebackers: David Harris, NYJ (-3.1) and Jerrell Freeman, IND (-2.2)
Even when the Jets win, the consistent inability of David Harris to get off blocks is noticeable. We’ve seen worse performances than the one Freeman had, but then we’ve also seen a lot better.
Cornerbacks: Sheldon Brown, CLV (-4.8) and Aaron Ross, JAX (-3.8)
A true bad day for both men, who were flagged for two penalties each. Ross also gave up two touchdowns and 88 yards, while Brown was up at one touchdown and 129 yards. Ouch.
Safeties: Major Wright, CHI (-5.2) and Dawan Landry, JAX (-4.0)
Think the Bears will try to match-up Wright with Vernon Davis if they ever meet again? Landry can’t be happy with his day in coverage which saw him give up 110 yards and a touchdown on seven targets.
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