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Pick Six: Players of the Week (Sept. 17, 2018)

Grant Delpit

Six secondary standouts from football’s week that was:

Grant Delpit, S, LSU (NCAA) — Of all the college football programs that give themselves the unofficial “DB U” moniker, LSU has as legitimate a claim as any.

The list of Bayou Bengals who have gone from Baton Rouge to the NFL is long and littered with defensive backs: Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, LaRon Landry and Eric Reid are some of the more recent Pro Bowl DBs from LSU. (Crazy how a recent Pro Bowl safety like Reid couldn’t get a team to sign him in free agency this offseason. I wonder what that’s about?)

Two of the league’s fastest rising defensive stars are Jets safety Jamal Adams and Bills cornerback TreDavious White, both LSU products. Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills, also from the LSU lineage, was a starter on last season’s Super Bowl championship team. Continue reading

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Pick Six: Players of the Week

NFL: Carolina Panthers at New York Giants

Six secondary standouts from football’s week that was:

Josh Norman, CB, Panthers (NFL): On paper, it was not on par with some of the “shutdown” performances he’s had against other elite NFL receivers. Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. did manage to catch six balls for 76 yards and a touchdown against Norman on Sunday, but OBJ was shut out in the first half and was so aggravated by Norman that he engaged in some slap-fighting reminiscent of Deion Sanders and Andre Rison, and later hit Norman with a helmet-to-helmet cheap shot that will earn him a fine from the NFL. Norman finished with three tackles and Carolina remained undefeated with a 38-35 victory.

Tevin Carter, S, Utah (NCAA): The Utes built a 35-0 lead in the first quarter of the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday thanks to five BYU turnovers, including two interceptions by Carter. The senior safety returned his first INT 28 yards for a touchdown, then brought his second pick back 33 yards to the 1-yard line, which set up another Utah score. BYU rallied after that disastrous first quarter, but Carter and the Utes held on for a 35-28 victory. Continue reading

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Pick Six: Players of the Week


Six secondary standouts from football’s week that was:

Missouri Tigers (NCAA): Some things are bigger than wins and losses on the football field. Over the weekend, the Black players on the Tigers joined with fellow students in protesting the inactivity and ineffectiveness of university president Tim Wolfe in addressing a campus culture of racism. The football players — including defensive backs Anthony Hines, Cortland Browning, Logan Cheadle, Kenya Dennis, John Gibson, Cam Hilton, DeAndre McKenzie, Dominic Nelson, Aarion Penton, Isiah Pierre, Tavon Ross, Anthony Sherrils, Ian Simon, Finis Stribling IV, Trei Walton, TJ Warren, Faheem Williams and Thomas Wilson — vowed to boycott all further athletic activities until Wolfe resigned, which he did on Monday. Props to these brothers for “activist” to their student-athlete status.

B.W. Webb, CB, Titans (NFL): With Drew Brees on the schedule and Tennessee’s secondary depleted by injuries, Webb was called up from the practice squad on Saturday. On Sunday, Webb made five tackles and intercepted Brees during the Titans’ 34-28 upset victory. Webb’s end-zone INT in the third quarter was the first of his three-year, three-team pro career. Continue reading

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