Mike Evans will miss time due to a groin strain. Its estimated that two-four weeks. It looked like the rookie was getting on track with Mike Glennon at quarterback, as he had four receptions on seven targets for 65 yards and one touchdown. Glennon was focused on Evans from the start as seven of his first 22 passes went to Evans' direction. "Mike Evans played well, made big plays," coach Lovie Smith said Monday. "But losing him in that period of the game didn't help our cast any at all, either."
Pyro's take: Mike Evans will return soon, unfortunately, he will miss growing time and continuity with Mike Glennon. In the meantime, owners of Vincent Jackson, this maybe a good opportunity for turning around his season.
Bishop Sankey got it rolling in his brief time on the field against the Colts. Titans staff writer Joe Fann mentioned through his twitter account @Joe_Fann stated that Ken Whisenhunt was impressed with Sankey's foot work and should continue to get action. "Whisenhunt said Bishop Sankey's footwork is improving and will continue to get opportunities."
Pyro's take: If Sankey can continue to make progress with his feet, he will continue to see more action. Right now he is just a liability because his blocking skills are below average.
Keep him on your bench for now, but track his progression. Shaun Greene is not the answer for the Titans, but he can pick-up blocks.
The San Diego Chargers are resting their run game on the shoulders of "Dammit" Donald Brown, and it doesn't appear that dammit is a vulgar enough word to describe how this is going. Brown has carried the ball 51 times for 100 yards -- good for 1.96 yards per rush. "Not very good," said Brown when asked to evaluate his performance. "We need to improve. We need to take the pressure off of Rivers and the wide receivers. It's going to take patience and perseverance. We just have to keep grinding."
Pyro's take: Obviously Donald Brown is not the answer to this equation, the problem, he's the only answer. Without Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead, it doesnt look for the Chargers.
The coaching staff tried to get rookie Branden Oliver going, but he didnt fare much better, as he rushed for 23 yards on nine attempts. Worse yet, this all was against the Jacksonville Jaguars. If a team cant run against the Jaguars. how are they going to fare against any other team?
As of now I would avoid all Chargers running backs, and either store them or cut them lose if on your roster.
Jeff Fisher has a way about him that makes other people wonder what in the world is the guy thinking. He did it enough in Tennessee to eventually get fired, and now in St. Louis it hasnt changed as much.
Fisher is now faced with another decision, should he start Austin Davis? The Rams are facing one tough schedule in the next few weeks. They will be visiting a tough Eagles team in Philadelphia, who just came off a miserable loss to the 49ers, and then host San Francisco on Monday Night Football. In week 7 the Rams host the Seahawks, and then travel to Kansas City, San Francisco and Arizona from Week 8 through Week 10.
So Fisher must decide who is best at handling this situation, a two-year veteran or 34 year-old journeyman Shaun Hill.
Pyro's take: I think Austin Davis deserves to be the starting quarterback, and if he has the back-bone to sustain getting beat-up, then the Rams should not look back. On the year Davis has been good, not great, as he has completed 72.3 percent of his passes for 754 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions to go along with a 93.1 QB rating this year.
Davis should get the opportunity to see how he handles a pass rush like San Francisco, or how he does against a defense like Seattle. How he handles playing in a hostile environment like Philadelphia, Seattle and Kansas City.
If Davis continues to be a starter, he can make a nice number three for your fantasy team.
The first four weeks for Charles has shown to be a roller coaster ride. In week one loss to the Titans, Charles only had seven carries for 19 yards, and four receptions for 15 yards, he left week two early due to high ankle sprain, missed all of week three, and then exploded for his typical self in week four against the Patriots on Monday Night Football.
Charles finished the night dismantling New England with 92 rushing yards and one touchdown, and added three receptions for 16 yards and two touchdowns.
Pyro's take: Jamaal Charles should remain a starter in your line-up, but will have a true test against the San Francisco 49ers and their defense.
After a week-long pitch of head coach Joe Philbin stating that he didn't know Tannehill could be the starting quarterback anymore, got it thrown back in his face as Ryan Tannehill led the Dolphins to a victory over the Oakland Raiders.
Tannehill went completed 23 of 31 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns in the Dolphins’ 38-14 thrashing of the Raiders on a picturesque day at Wembley Stadium.
Ryan Tannehill went on to say about his performances over the last four weeks “I wanted to come out and personally play better, and my teammates need that from me,” Tannehill added. “They expect me to play better, and to be able to come out and finally do that, it felt good.”
He led the Dolphins to scores on their first four drives — the first time the team has done that in a game since 2007. And he amassed an astronomical passer rating of 146.5 at halftime.
Pyro's take: Tannehill's numbers overall are not great considering who they played, but either case, his job is safe for now and this week, as he is on a bye. In week six the Dolphins will face the Packers, another bad defense. For the most part Tannehill if he can keep his job, has a cush schedule for the rest of the season, and could make an solid bye week replacement.