Center of Attention
For the first time this season, Kyle Cook go the start at center and received ever offensive snap. Even though Cook had a terrible day blocking nose guard Casey Hampton, Trevor Robinson never came in to relieve him. Unfortunately for Cook, his day was so bad that he made Pro Football Focus’ ‘Had a Bad Day’ Team of Week 16. Don’t worry Cook. Steelers guard David DeCastro kept you company there while he spent Sunday whiffing on Geno Atkins’ arm pits as he blew by him all game long.
The Football Jones
Marvin Jones finally showed he’s a legitimate #2 receiver as he had his breakout game while snagging five catches for 65 yards. He entered Sunday with five catches in his previous five game, and much of his improved performance can be attributed to the number of snaps he’s getting now. He was in 60/64 snaps (94%) on Sunday, his highest percentage of the season.
Ryan Whalen has seen his nap count go from four (Week 14), to 10 (Week 15), to a season-high 16 (25%) snaps Sunday. It only translated into one catch for six yards, and now has just two catches over his last seven games.