SCHIANO WATCH: Just win baby! The embattled head coach earned his first win of the 2013 NFL season, taking down the withering Miami Dolphins as their nightmare week continues.
How did the win affect his hot seat? Twitter has opposing viewpoints:
Meanwhile, EDSBS had this amusing tweet:
Of course, one win does not change the sentiment around Schiano, especially with the dumpster fire of a season he's having. I believe he'll need at least three more wins to save his job for 2014. What do you think?
Steve Beauharnais (LB, New England Patriots)
New England had a bye this past week, but news on Beauharnais is that he is developing nicely for the Patriots. According to WEEI, Beauharnais is fifth on the depth chart at linebacker, so we should be able to see more of him in blowouts or if players above him sustain injuries. He is also a good contributor on special teams.
Anthony Davis (RT, San Francisco 49ers)
SI.com has a very detailed look at how the Carolina Panthers dominated the 49ers offensive line, including the play of Anthony Davis.
Jonathan Freeny (LB, Miami Dolphins)
Ka'Lial Glaud (LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
With Doug Martin out for the season, Glaud was able to take advantage as he was activated for the first time season joining the 53-man roster.
Khaseem Greene (WLB, Chicago Bears)
John Mullin of CSN Chicago gives the linebackers a D+ for the week 10 loss against Detroit. It wasn't all on Greene however, as the rookie linebacker was only present for half of the Lions snaps due to the Bears using the nickel package quite a bit. Head coach Marc Trestman didn't have a glowing review of Greene's play, but did say that he is in the right spot most of the time. Progress!
Duron Harmon (S, New England Patriots)
MassLive has this great profile of Duron Harmon, who is first in line to start if Steve Gregory is unable to go due to a broken thumb. Even if Harmon doesn't get the start, he is expected to see significant playing time, evidenced by his 39 snaps played against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Brian Leonard (RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
With Mike James out due to an ankle injury, Brian Leonard received most of the snaps on Monday night, running for 57 yards on 20 carries. Leonard looks to get the start against the Falcons this Sunday, but Bobby Rainey is close behind him after a breakout performance.
Devin McCourty (FS, New England Patriots)
Ray Rice (RB, Baltimore Ravens)
The struggling star had another paltry performance in the win against Cincinnati. Rice finished with 18 carries for 30 yards, good for a meager 1.7 average. Coach John Harbaugh says there is no doubt Rice's health has been the key issue.
Mohamed Sanu (WR, Cincinnati Bengals)
The second year receiver was targeted a healthy eight times in the loss to Baltimore. He finished with three catches for 26 yards. Sanu continues to remain in the mix at WR for the Bengals even with the logjam of Marvin Jones, A.J. Green, and Andrew Hawkins returning from injury.
Tiquan Underwood (WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Mr. High-Top had arguably the best night for the primetime Scarlet Knights on Monday, as the former Rutgers man was the leading pass catcher for Mike Glennon. He finished with three catches for 64 yards, including a nice 30-yarder to open up the game.
Tim Wright (TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
The Tampa Bay Times has a great Q&A with the former Rutgers receiver, including a profile of Wright's career as team barber at RU. He also played in a football game this past Monday, netting one catch for 19 yards.
Jeremy Zuttah (C, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Gotta give a shout out to center Jeremy Zuttah, who had a hand in the 140 yards rushing by the Buccaneers on Monday night with Doug Martin and Mike James out. Especially significant was the 80-yard drive in the fourth that saw Bobby Rainey gash the Dolphins defense, ending with a go-ahead TD run.
Did I miss anyone? Feel free to leave a comment below if you know of any other updates on Knights in the NFL.