FOOTBALL IS FINALLY BYKE! And where there’s football, there’s Miami Hurricanes. Whether it’s college or pro, the Hurricanes will be shown/talked about no matter the time or date. It was a relatively quiet ProCanes opening week, but there was still plenty of production to be highlighted.
Hurns is arguably the player that took the entire league by storm. Of course, the Miami faithful knew what type of unselfish and hard-working player Hurns was, but many in the NFL doubted him. How did he respond? Only by having 16 touchdown receptions in his first two seasons. In the opener vs. Green Bay, Hurns had four catches for 75 yards, including a highlight from this Cane-on-Cane matchup:
Some Cane on Cane crime here. Allen Hurns shakes Ladarius Gunter loose for a big gain. Nice throw by Bortles https://t.co/03becSTgyP— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) September 11, 2016
G-REG!!! Olsen has become one of the best tight ends in football and is a consistent target for Cam Newton and the Carolina offense. Olsen was amongst the receiving leaders in the game, accounting for seven catches for 73 yards. Carolina fell in their Super Bowl rematch against Denver, and Olsen wasn’t happy about how Cam Newton was treated during the game.
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, on NFL’s emphasis on player safety: “You can’t talk out of both sides of your mouth” https://t.co/BmF6t91fyG— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 12, 2016
The second-year pro definitely showcased his speed in the Colts loss to the Lions (I’m happy for you, Cam), accumulating 94 yards on just four catches, a whopping 23.5 yards per reception - college-like numbers.
Dorsett’s teammate Gore was steady during the game, but wasn’t really a difference-maker, racking up 59 yards on the ground on 14 carries.
A name all Dolphin faithful know well enough, but for some reason, didn’t see all that much. Miller is finally able to be the feature back in Houston after being relatively neglected (in my opinion) in Miami. He did, however, rush for 106 yards, but on 28 carries...3.8 yards per rush. Expect that number to go up, but Miller is definitely loving his new and expanded role.
Duke is supposed to be an “x” factor on this new Browns team, but didn’t get too many touches against the Eagles in Week 1. He did rush for 22 yards on just three carries and had three catches for 28 yards, but that was about the extent of his usage.
- Other Canes such as Andre Johnson, Clive Walford, etc., had quiet days and didn’t put up any jaw-dropping numbers. Lineman Ereck Flowers and Brandon Linder are starters and paved the way for their running backs all game long. Really want to see Flowers improve on his technique this season.
- Steelers first-round CB Artie Burns makes his debut tonight versus Washington and will certainly be tested going up against some talented receivers on Washington. Burns ws battling a quadriceps injury throughout the preseason but he is finally back 100% healthy and will hopefully show why he was worthy of a first round pick.
That’s all for this week. Happy Monday Night Football and GO CANES!!!