Buckeyes in the NFL, Week Two: Henne vs Pryor, Mangold hit ignites fight

By Mike Young on September 16, 2013 at 11:15a
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By the time you read this, Nick Mangold may have been fined for that hit on Aqib Talib. It was the most notable play in the past week involving a former Buckeye, but there were plenty of highlights.

Terrelle Pryor nearly led his Raiders to an upset of the Colts in week one. The competition lightened considerably, and he was able to notch his first NFL victory in Oakland.

An ex-Buckeye speedster scored his first touchdown in a Panthers uniform. Plus, we have stats from all former Buckeyes in the NFL.

Pryor and Oakland ground game rumble over Jacksonville

What do you get when you combine perpetual loser Chad Henne and the arm-punting prowess of Denard Robinson? Let’s just say that it didn’t turn out well for the hapless Jaguars.

Maintaining the same standards they set in college, both Henne and Robinson went on to lose to a Buckeye – Oakland starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

He contributed 50 yards towards a monstrous Raiders rushing attack. Overall, they ran for 226 yards on 34 attempts, led by Darren McFadden.

Just like the previous week, Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson called numerous zone-read option plays, accentuating Pryor’s top attribute.

He didn’t put up the same numbers, but Pryor was more efficient this week. He only threw for 126 yards, but didn’t throw an interception. He fumbled twice but the Raiders recovered both times.

Henne actually had a decent game, statistically speaking. He threw for 241 yards and one touchdown, but got sacked five times.

Pryor will be under the national spotlight, next week, when Oakland travels to Denver for Monday Night Football. He’ll need to put up a few more touchdowns, considering the Broncos are averaging 45 points per game in their two victories.

The Jaguars, on the other hand, are an all-around clown show:

Mangold delivers late hit, fight ensues

Nick Mangold is an intimidating dude, who channels the spirit of the Nordic gods. Aqib Talib hasn’t played a full season in his career, and has a fairly lengthy injury history (and rap sheet).

Blend that and the obvious size difference and Mangold wins that bout, especially when he – rather unexpectedly – goes for the legs.

The Jets center believed he made the correct play, but the officials and the Patriots obviously disagreed with him.

Talib picked off Geno Smith to end Thursday night’s game and danced along the sideline before Mangold went low. Talib’s teammates clearly took offense, while the Jets ran to Mangold’s aid.

What ensued was a huge pile of AFC East rivals mixing it up near the Patriots' bench.

New York’s D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Willie Colon were ejected, the latter for shoving an official.

The league office will be busy reviewing tape of that kerfuffle, along with their usual activity of ruining everybody’s fun.

Highlight of the week

Over the last few years, the Carolina Panthers have proven to be incapable of winning games this early in the season. That’s not Ted Ginn’s fault – it’s only his first year with Carolina.

Plus, Ginn is too busy torching the Buffalo Bills secondary and hovering over camera guys for that nonsense.

How ex-Buckeyes Fared During Week Two

Player team position stats/Notes
Mike Adams Pittsburgh Steelers OT Plays tonight vs Cincinnati
Will Allen Dallas Cowboys S 4 tackles, 1 pass deflected in loss to Kansas City
Alex Boone San Francisco 49ers OG 49ers only scored 3 points. Boone still praised
Michael Brewster Jacksonville Jaguars C Backup to Brad Meester, who is not receiving praise
Kurt Coleman Philadelphia Eagles DB Played mostly special teams in loss to San Diego
Jim Cordle New York Giants C Backup to Kevin Boothe in loss to Denver
Nate Ebner New England Patriots DB Active on special teams in win over New York Jets
Ted Ginn Jr. Carolina Panthers WR 3 receptions, 62 Yards, 1 TD in loss to Buffalo
Brian Hartline Miami Dolphins WR 5 receptions, 68 yards in win over Indianapolis
Ben Hartsock Carolina Panthers TE Backup to Greg Olsen in loss to Buffalo
A.J. Hawk Green Bay Packers LB 5 tackles in victory over Washington 
Cameron Heyward Pittsburgh Steelers DE Plays tonight vs Cincinnati 
Santonio Holmes New York Jets WR 3 receptions, 51 yards in loss to New England
Malcolm Jenkins New Orleans Saints S 1 INT, 2 tackles in win over Tampa Bay   
James Laurinaitis St. Louis Rams LB 5 tackles in loss to Atlanta
Nick Mangold New York Jets C Part of this ruckus in loss to New England
Jake McQuaide St. Louis Rams LS Snapper on 1 field goal, 3 XPs. Misses bad "Ohio" cuisine 
Mike Nugent Cincinnati Bengals K Plays tonight vs Pittsburgh 
Ryan Pickett Green Bay Packers DT 1 pass deflected, 1 massive chest bump in win 
DeVier Posey Houston Texans WR Still recovering from Achilles injury 
Terrelle Pryor Oakland Raiders QB 15-24, 126 yds, 9 rushes for 50 yds in win vs Jacksonville
John Simon Baltimore Ravens LB 1 tackle in win over an embarrassing franchise 
Rob Sims Detroit Lions OG Played hurt in loss to Arizona
Donte Whitner San Francisco 49ers S 5 tackles, 2 pass deflections in loss to Seattle

Inactive: Chimdi Chekwa (OAK), Johnathan Hankins (NYG), Dane Sanzenbacher (CIN)

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jeremytwoface's picture

I really don't think that hit was egregious at all.
The only reason he hit him low is because Talib jumped and spun away from him. If Talib was in the same spot that he was when Mangold started his tackle, Mangold would have hit him in the hip.

gobucks96's picture

Mangold starts to dive, you (and the rest of the team) are not stopping that train...

hit_the_couch's picture

I hope Mangold doesn't get fined for that hit. 

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

whobdis's picture

classic case of slow motion making a hit look worse that it is. When Mangold launched himself Talib was still in the field of play..then leaped out of bounds as he seen Mangold in the air. If Talib was making a serious effort to go oob at the time it would be different. These penalites are getting ridiculous. If you get a chance watch the hit on Drew Brees for a penalty (sack). No helment hit..right to the shoulder. Bree's head jerked when hit because he didn't see it coming. I guess you have to notify them of the hit first.
 

doodah_man's picture

As much as 11W tries to keep up with ex-Buckeyes, it looks like the love isn't mutual:
 

“That’s my school, but they don’t really accept me,” Pryor said. “I’ve moved on to what I have now, and that’s just football.”
“Those guys kicked me out of school after all those things I did for them,” Pryor said.
By  Todd Jones
The Columbus Dispatch

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2013/09/16/with-starting-job-in-nfl-pryor-doesnt-look-back.html
Guess someone isn't ready to accept even a portion of the blame. All the things you did for us?

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

jeremytwoface's picture

We kicked him out of school????????
 
No, Pryor, you bolted for the NFL after your head coach left... the head coach that you made an agreement with to stay. 
Once Tress was gone, you had your way out.

hit_the_couch's picture

Wasn't he banned from school events and/or the school or something for a few years because the sanctions? I wouldn't say we don't accept him, but more like the NCAA is in the way.
I think the kid is a dumbass, not just from his Wonderlic score, but some of things he's done and some of his comments; I still got some love for him though.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

ejoceans's picture

Pryor was about to be suspended for the season as soon as Tres got the boot so in a way, yeah he did get kicked out. It was his senior year and he was to sit out five games already.  And he IS banned from OSU for some period of time(and thats not an NCAA thing). The kid did do this to himself and the team but at the same time the NCAA and school didn't make it easy for anyone to just get over it and move on with their lives.  I'm sure in time that he will come back to TOSU for appearances but until that day all we can do is let him know that we(the fans) will be here waiting for him to once again be HOME! Oh, and what I think he meant by "all I've done for them" is all the games and bowl games(rose and orange bowl victories and mvp's) he has lead us to. Please don't forget all the good he brought to the school as well and not just all the bad. O H
sorry meant to post this as a reply the first time! lol

Lets do this Brutus

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Well said sir!!!  It was not a good situation at all and frankly, there was a ton of anger and big time mud thrown his way from the media and the OSU fanbase in general.  I can certainly understand his attitude at this point in time but hopefully, in time, these wounds will heal.  I have a feeling that Jim Tressel will make a call to Terrelle and help him work through it!

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Earle's picture

Bring back the Houndie!!

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AndyVance's picture

WE WANT THE HOUNDIE! UNLEASH THE HOUNDIE!

ToledoBuckeye's picture

Andy, I just fat fingered your upvote and accidently downvoted instead.  My apologies for having fat fingers.  I will hang my head in shame.

"Anything easy ain't worth a damn." - Woody Hayes
 

AndyVance's picture

'salright. If that's the worst thing that ever happens, we're good :)

SaltyD0gg's picture

So Pryor has a history and doesn't accept us, while Lebron doesn't have a history and does accept us. Fair trade.

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RoyWalley's picture

Come on, it was pretty cheap.  Mangold's problem was he had his head down and was not looking, otherwise he would of saw that the guy was out of bounds.
 
 

thekornidentity's picture

Any excuse to listen to some Dead Schembechlers works for me.

“Nothing that comes easy in this world is worth a damn.” -Woody Hayes

ejoceans's picture

Pryor was about to be suspended for the season as soon as Tres got the boot so in a way, yeah he did get kicked out. It was his senior year and he was to sit out five games already.  And he IS banned from OSU for some period of time(and thats not an NCAA thing). The kid did do this to himself and the team but at the same time the NCAA and school didn't make it easy for anyone to just get over it and move on with their lives.  I'm sure in time that he will come back to TOSU for appearances but until that day all we can do is let him know that we(the fans) will be here waiting for him to once again be HOME! Oh, and what I think he meant by "all I've done for them" is all the games and bowl games(rose and orange bowl victories and mvp's) he has lead us to. Please don't forget all the good he brought to the school as well and not just all the bad. O H

Lets do this Brutus

ChillitownBuck30's picture

Glad to see that Simon is getting some playing time.  I have a feeling we will hear his name more often either this season, or within a year or two.  

“Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.”

45has2's picture

With the hindsight of what has gone on and is going on at other programs. TP & his band of body ink enthusiasts' transgressions are revealed for what they were: minor infractions requiring a light slap on the wrist and a 1 quarter suspension. I still have much Buckeye love for TP and respect what he was able to achieve with an audio/video technician as a position coach. Skinning the weasels 3 years in a row demands respect. I don't care if you sell all your gold pants.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

45has2's picture

And Chad Henne is still a mf'n joke.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

GoBucks713's picture

The Houndie is Dead. Long Live the Houndie!!!

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gobucks96's picture

Ted Ginn is still very fast, that is the jest of this weeks report...

Earle's picture

I don't get it...

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Colin's picture

Anyone know why Hankins has been a scratch for each of the first 2 games? I would figure as a second round pick he would at least dress...unless he's injured of course.

Mike Young's picture

Depth of the Giants d-line is the main reason. Linval Joseph, Cullen Jenkins, Shaun Rogers, Mike Patterson all ahead of him at DT. Sure, they've given up 41 & 36 points the last two games, but depth at DT is what matters. 

buckskin's picture

That hit by Mangold looked fine to me.  That guy spun away from him.  I'm sure he wanted to lay a lick on him, but I doubt to take out his legs.  He went for the midsection while that guy was too busy doing a MC hammer move.