Terrelle Pryor – circled, in an apparent fugue state – wandered onto the field during a post-fumble scrum.
Pryor was inactive, Sunday, as he is still dealing with the effects of an injury he suffered last Monday.
It was not a good week for the former Buckeyes who were actually dressed to play. Collectively, their teams went a combined 4-15 in week four.
An ex-OSU offensive lineman made his first career NFL start, but proved to be ineffective in another blowout loss for his team.
One of the few victorious former Buckeyes made a highlight-reel interception. Plus, we have stats from all former Buckeyes in the NFL.
Flynn Starts in place of pryor
He reportedly suffered a concussion due to a hit from Denver’s Wesley Woodyard, but remained in the game for two more plays. The NFLPA questioned whether the Raiders followed proper concussion testing protocols, in regards to assessing Pryor’s ability to play.
Pryor later tweeted he doesn’t remember who made the hit. Joking or not, concussions are a serious matter and the Raiders apparently failed to follow NFL protocol by not administering a sideline examination of Pryor.
During the week, he was cleared for contact and coach Dennis Allen hoped he would play.
As it turned out, Matt Flynn started in Pryor’s place and led the Raiders to a 24-14 loss. His stat line looks decent – 21-32, 227 yards, one touchdown – but Flynn’s comparative lack of elusiveness did not help Oakland. He got sacked seven times and ran for only four yards.
Flynn is getting paid as much as Flynn White, but failed to wrestle the starting job away from Pryor.
Cordle fills in at center
Jim Cordle made his first career start at center, stepping in for injured starter David Baas.
The versatile ex-Buckeye lineman has found a niche in the NFL, as a backup for the New York Giants. He spent the entire 2010 season on the Giants practice squad and has been waived by the team twice.
Still, he managed to stick around and played in all 16 games for the Giants, last season. Just like his career at Ohio State, Cordle has played various positions on the line and on special teams.
The Giants offensive line has been a mess all season, due to injuries and unproductive play. The blocking didn’t get any better in their 31-7 loss to Kansas City, but the entire team is in chaos. It’s tough to lay their troubles at the feet of Cordle.
highlight of the week
How ex-Buckeyes Fared During Week Four
|Mike Adams||Pittsburgh Steelers||OT||Steelers are 0-4 and he had issues stopping Jared Allen|
|Will Allen||Dallas Cowboys||S||1 tackle, still backing up J.J. Wilcox in loss to Chargers|
|Alex Boone||San Francisco 49ers||OG||Team rushes for 219 total yards in win over Rams|
|Michael Brewster||Jacksonville Jaguars||C||Backup to Brad Meester in blowout loss to Colts|
|Chimdi Chekwa||Oakland Raiders||CB||Active in loss to Redskins|
|Kurt Coleman||Philadelphia Eagles||DB||Peyton Manning torched Eagles secondary in PHI loss|
|Jim Cordle||New York Giants||C||Made his first career start in loss to Chiefs|
|Nate Ebner||New England Patriots||DB||Active, on special teams in win over Falcons|
|Ted Ginn Jr.||Carolina Panthers||WR||Panthers on bye week|
|Brian Hartline||Miami Dolphins||WR||Plays tonight vs Saints|
|Ben Hartsock||Carolina Panthers||TE||Panthers on bye week|
|A.J. Hawk||Green Bay Packers||LB||Packers on bye week|
|Cameron Heyward||Pittsburgh Steelers||DE||1 pass deflection in loss to Vikings|
|Santonio Holmes||New York Jets||WR||1 rec, 25 yd, left game with hamstring injury in loss|
|Malcolm Jenkins||New Orleans Saints||S||Plays tonight vs Dolphins|
|James Laurinaitis||St. Louis Rams||LB||Led team in tackles with 12 during Thurs. loss to 49ers|
|Nick Mangold||New York Jets||C||Jets allowed 5 sacks in loss to Titans|
|Jake McQuaide||St. Louis Rams||LS||Snapper on 1 FG in loss to 49ers and Breaking Bad fan|
|Mike Nugent||Cincinnati Bengals||K||Had Bengals only points – 2 FGs in loss to Browns|
|Ryan Pickett||Green Bay Packers||DT||Packers on bye week|
|DeVier Posey||Houston Texans||WR||Active, but no catches in loss to Seahawks|
|Dane Sanzenbacher||Cincinnati Bengals||WR||1 rec, 6 yds in loss to Browns|
|John Simon||Baltimore Ravens||LB||1 tackle in loss to Bills|
|Rob Sims||Detroit Lions||OG||Lions o-line dominant in win over Bears|
|Donte Whitner||San Francisco 49ers||S||1 INT, 3 tackles, 1 deflection in Thurs. win over Rams|
Inactive: Johnathan Hankins (NYG), Terrelle Pryor (OAK)