Monday, December 19, 2011
Prince Amukamara was destroyed by one of the worst offenses in the NFL yesterday--the Washington Redskins. He was so bad he got benched and the NYC media is circling. This one is from the NY Post. PYB feels for the kid, because he obviously isn't NFL CB material. Hopefully, he can stick as a safety or special teams and make a career of it.
However, we'd put most of this on the scouts. Anyone who watched him at NU knew that the reason for his ZERO INTs as a senior wasn't because teams didn't throw at him. It was because he didn't have the natural instincts to break on and catch the ball. The fact that Justin Blackmon killed him wasn't a fluke. Amukamara doesn't have the agility necessary to turn quickly enough and run with top-line WRs. Anyone who watched his NFL combine testing should have known that. Deion Sanders said it live on the NFL Network.
Anyway, he wasn't the only ex-Husker to get worked yesterday. Eric Hagg was part of a secondary that blew a coverage on Larry Fitzgerald that cost Cleveland their game in overtime. Niles Paul missed on a blocking assignment and nearly got Rex Grossman killed. We're sure Barrett Ruud missed 10 tackles. Roy Helu had 53 yards....on 23 carries....against a Giants D that stacked up the run but couldn't defend the pass to save its life.
Leave it up to Ndamukong Suh to save NU's rep for the day, as he blocked Sebastian Janikowski's 65-yard FG attempt that would have won the game for the Oakland Raiders.
That's the Husker recap from the NFL. Tim Tebow got worked by Tom Brady. People are exalting KC's upset over GB as one of the greatest of all time, forgetting that the Packers didn't have their best wideout. Joe Flacco & company lay another egg, as does Mark Sanchez. The Colts notched their first win. And the Eagles and Cardinals are somehow still in playoff contention.
Happy Monday...we'll have more this week....