Friday, February 22, 2013

Orangemen weigh-in at the NFL Combine

Here are the measurements for the Syracuse Orangemen at the NFL Combine:

Ryan Nassib - Height: 6-2, Weight: 227, Hand Size: 10.18 inches (2nd largest hands of any QB)
Alec Lemon - Height: 6-1, Weight: 202, Arm Length: 31.18 inches, Hand Size: 8.48 inches
Justin Pugh - Height: 6-4, Weight: 307, Arm Length: 32.08 inches
Shamarko Thomas - Yet to weigh in.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Week 13 NFL Recap

     As the NFL season gets closer to the end many players nurse injuries or get worn down. Then there are others that seem to get better and better. The Baltimore Ravens' Arthur Jones has been that guy. Over the past two weeks he has recorded 3 sacks and multiple quarterback hits. Here is what Jones and the rest of the Syracuse Pros did this week:

Pittsburgh 23 Baltimore 20
-Defensive end Arthur Jones recorded 4 tackles, 1 sack, and 3 quarterback hits for the Ravens. His teammate Jameel McClain 5 tackles, including 2 for loss in the defeat.

Indianapolis 35 Detroit 33
-Andrew Luck brought the Colts back in the 4th quarter to take the victory. Delone Carter played and did not record a carry. Dwight Freeney got the start and did not record a tackle.

Kansas City 27 Carolina 21
-The Chiefs won an emotional game after the shocking events of the past week. The Panthers' linebacker Doug Hogue was inactive.

New England 23 Miami 16
-Chandler Jones was out again with an injury for the Patriots. Safety Steve Gregory started for New England  , but did not record a tackle.

Denver 31 Tampa Bay 23
-Receiver Mike Williams had another great day for the Buccaneers. He had 6 catches for 93 yards, including a 5 yard touchdown reception from Josh Freeman.

-Running back Curtis Brinkley was released by the Chargers on Thursday.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Week 12 Recap

   Arthur Jones had a great day on Sunday. Jones recorded his first two sacks of the year. He was able to put Phillip Rivers on his back multiple times in a hard fought Ravens victory. Here is what Jones and the rest of the Syracuse Pros this week.

Baltimore 16 San Diego 13
-Arthur Jones had a great day with 5 tackles and 2 sacks. His teammate Jameel McClain had 7 tackles. Running back Curtis Brinkley was inactive for the Chargers.

New England 49 New York Jets 19
-Safety Steve Gregory also had a monster day for the Patriots. He returned a fumble for a touchdown, forced another fumble, and intercepted a pass. He ended the day with 5 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble, and 1 interception. Chandler Jones was inactive with an injury.

Indianapolis 20 Buffalo 13
-Dwight Freeney did not record a tackle, but was credited with a quarterback hit. Delone Carter did not have a carry, but he did have one special teams tackle.

Atlanta 24 Tampa Bay 23
-Receiver Mike Williams had 3 catches for 28 yards. He also threw one pass that was completed for a 28 yard gain.

Carolina 30 Philadelphia 22
-Doug Hogue was active for the Panthers and played on special teams.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Week 11 Recap

     Injuries may have slowed the start to Delone Carter's season. Slowly but surely he has been getting back into the Colts' stocked running back rotation. Early in the first quarter, Carter took a hand off from Andrew Luck and went behind the left guard for a touchdown. He ended the day with 2 carries for 21 yards and a touchdown. Here is what Carter and the rest of the Syracuse Pros did this week:

New England 59 Indianapolis 24
-Delone Carter scored a touchdown and Dwight Freeney had one tackle, which was for loss. For the Patriots, Steve Gregory had 3 tackles and a pass defensed. Chandler Jones started, but did not record a tackle.

Baltimore 13 Pittsburgh 10
-In what was an incredible defense battle, two Syracuse alumni had great games for the Ravens. Arthur Jones had 4 tackles for his defensive end spot and Jameel McClain ended the day with 9 tackles.

Denver 30 San Diego 23
-Curtis Brinkley entered the game for the Chargers, but did not have a carry.

 Tampa Bay 27 Carolina 21
-Tampa Bay came back in dramatic fashion to take the victory. Mike Williams had 3 catches for 29 yards for the Bucs. Doug Hogue played on special teams for the Panthers, but did not record a tackle.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Smith Has Solid First Season in Canada

     If this year was a movie it would be, "Mr. Smith Goes To Saskatchewan." Early this year Smith decided to sign with the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders. Throughout the year he became a bigger threat at wide receiver for the Riders. Smith is even up for the TSN play of the year on an incredible catch he made against Edmonton. He even helped Saskatchewan reach the playoffs this season. Here is a look at some of the highlights of Smith's season.

     Smith is on the ballot for TSN's Play of the Year for 2012. He made an incredible catch against Edmonton on a pass that bounced off a foot, then off a defender and then into his hands for a huge gain. Arguably his best game of the season was against Edmonton as well. In a week 16 loss Smith ended up with 6 catches for 98 yards.

     Smith played an important role in the playoffs against Calgary. He made two clutch catches to move the chains for the Roughriders. He was an essential part of their scoring drives. He ended the day with 4 catches for 81 yards, including a 40-yard reception.

     Taj Smith ended the season third among the Riders' receivers. He had 47 catches for 690 yards and 2 touchdowns. He proved to all the people in Canada that he is a very solid football player and through covering him I can now spell Saskatchewan.

Tuesday Tidbits: Week 10 Recap

     Jameel McClain had a huge day in the Ravens' blowout win against the Raiders. McClain was all over the field in the victory. He ended up with 10 tackles. Here is what he and the rest of the Syracuse Pros did this week:

Baltimore 55 Oakland 20
-Jameel McClain had 10 tackles for the Ravens. Arthur Jones started at defensive end and recorded two tackles.

Indianapolis 27 Jacksonville 10
-Dwight Freeney started for the Colts, but did not record a tackle. Delone Carter had 2 carries for 7 yards.

Denver 36 Carolina 14
-Doug Hogue recorded a tackle on special teams for the Panthers.

New England 37 Buffalo 31
-Steve Gregory returned from injury and recorded 5 tackles for the Patriots. Chandler Jones recorded one tackle.

Tampa Bay 34 San Diego 24
-Mike Williams had 2 catches for 64 yards including a 54-yard catch for the Buccaneers. Curtis Brinkley was active for the Chargers, but did not have a carry.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday Tidbits: Week 8 Recap

 In week 8 a couple of Syracuse Pros shined. Mike Williams caught another touchdown pass this week. He has now caught touchdowns in 4 of the first 7 games. Here is what Williams and the rest of the Syracuse Pros did this week:

Tampa Bay 36 Minnesota 17
-Mike Williams had another great day with 6 catches for 68 yards and a touchdown. He now has 4 touchdowns this season, surpassing last year's total of 3.

Chicago 23 Carolina 22
-Doug Hogue made his debut with the Panthers and had a good one. He was able to make two tackles on special teams for Carolina.

Cleveland 7 San Diego 6
-Curtis Brinkley was inactive for the Chargers.

New England 45 St. Louis 7
-Chandler Jones had another sack for the Patriots, bringing his season total to 6. He also had two tackles. Safety Steve Gregory was inactive.

Indianapolis 19 Tennessee 13
-Delone Carter may have only had 2 carries for 8 yards in the game, but he made them count. Late in the fourth quarter Carter blasted into the end zone to tie the game for the Colts. It was his first touchdown of the year.

Toronto 31 Saskatchewan 26 (CFL)
-Receiver Taj Smith led the Roughriders in receiving again with 7 catches for 99 yards, but it was not enough as Toronto held onto win.

News and Notes
-Quinn Ojinakka was released by the Rams
-Arthur Jones and Jameel McClain along with the rest of the Ravens enjoyed a bye week.