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, but moving didn’t protect the Bobcats from a different kind of storm. Virginia’s do-it-all offensive weapon, Olamide Zaccheaus, went off for a nine catch, 247 yard performance with two touchdowns. According to PFF, Zaccheaus forced two missed tackles and picked up a whopping 176 yards after the catch. The senior receiver broke a 16 year-old single game record at UVA and it looks like he is poised for more production the rest of the season. Zaccheaus has a unique build at 5’8” and 190 pounds and UVA has deployed him all over the field during his career. While his pure athleticism will have a lot of teams interested Black Herman Edwards Jerseys
, he will need to continuing putting up big numbers as a traditional receiver to convince the NFL that size is not an obstacle for him. If Saturday is any indication, Zaccheaus absolutely has a future on Sundays as a playmaker. When a player rises to the occasion of a big match up, it’s clear they has something special to them. Dre’Mont Jones didn’t wilt on a big stage in Ohio State’s match up with a ranked and talented TCU team. Jones, a junior, was an absolute terror rushing the passer against the Horned Frogs. Jones added another sack to his 2018 total but that doesn’t tell the whole story of his constant pressure on the TCU quarterback throughout the game. On top of his outstanding performance as a pure rusher Herman Edwards Jerseys 2019
, Jones had the play of the game when his awareness allowed him to pick off a shovel pass and his athleticism helped him bring that pass back almost 30 yards for a touchdown, juking TCU offensive players on his way there. There was plenty of buzz around Jones heading into the season, but a lot of it was based in his potential rather than actual accomplishment. He is proving a lot of that enthusiasm correct and even on a line with Nick Bosa, Jones’ play is being sounded across airwaves on Saturdays and beyond. Keeping up this level of play, it would be hard to see Jones get picked much later in the draft than his more talked about teammate.Dalvin Cook Injury: Vikings running back not expected to play against Eagles Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is NOT expected to play in Minnesota’s Week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles Black Brian Westbrook Jerseys
, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. “It would take an impressive turnaround for him to be on the field” is how RapSheet described the situation. Cook has recently been dealing with a hamstring injury. He was ruled questionable on the Vikings’ final injury report after being limited in practice on Friday. Cook didn’t practice at all on Wednesday and Thursday.Cook is the Vikings’ leading rusher this season with just 98 yards on 36 attempts. That’s a very unimpressive 2.7 average. Minnesota’s other running backs haven’t been much better. Latavius Murray has gained just 64 yards on 19 attempts for a 3.4 average. Third stringer Mike Boone had two carries for 11 yards. Fourth stringer Roc Thomas has four yards on one carry. The Vikings rank dead last in rushing attempts per game this season with 18.2. It’s hard to imagine they’ll be looking to seriously attack Philadelphia’s run defense, which ranks third overall by DVOA.On one hand, it seems bad for the Eagles defense that the Vikings won’t be wasting offensive plays on running attempts. On the other hand, it’s Jim Schwartz’s goal to make the opponent one-dimensional in their attack so that his pass rushers can just tee off on the quarterback. The Vikings’ passing attack will look to challenge a struggling Eagles secondary on Sunday. It’s imperative that Philadelphia’s pass rush generates a ton of pressure on Kirk Cousins. The good news for the Eagles is that the Vikings are allowing the most quarterback pressures in the league by far this season.