Well, Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers was…unremarkable, unfortunate and unsuccessful. I know we had some high expectations going into the game. A Chargers defense without former Ohio State Buckeye, Joey Bosa, should have been less dominating. The five sacks of rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield and Carlos Hyde’s 14 carries for 34 yards say a lot about our offensive line. I won’t even start complaining about dropped passes and imbecilic officiating because you all have heard that before.
The best part of the game was that it ended before Mayfield was seriously injured.
When choosing a Top Dawg, I typically look for a player who stood out in some way. Amazing effort and some fantastic stats always grab my attention. In this game, the Browns fell short – no razzle, no dazzle. However, I was impressed with a player who played his part fairy flawlessly, punter, Britton Colquitt.
I generally have no opinion of punters, unless they are also place kickers who miss field goals and extra points. However, when reviewing the stats from Week 6, I noticed just how well Colquitt performed. He had six punts for a total of 242 yards. That’s an average of 40.3 yards per punt. (In case you are wondering, none of our running backs ran for 40 yards on the day.) Colquitt’s longest punt was for 54 yards, five punts landed inside of the 20-yard line and he had no touchbacks.
Great work, Britton Colquitt. You are the Top Dawg for Week 6.
Week 1: Denzel Ward – 2 INT
Week 2: Larry Ogunjobi – 2 Sacks
Week 3: Carlos Hyde – 2 TD’s 98 yards rushing
Week 4: Nick Chubb – 100+ yards rushing and two touchdowns
Week 5: Baker Mayfield – 25/43, 342 yards and a touchdown