Buckeyes in the NFL, Week Four: This Isn't Where Terrelle Pryor Parked His Car

By Mike Young on September 30, 2013 at 11:15 am

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

Sunglasses and Advil. Last Monday was mad real

Pryor, as he has always been one to do, inspired a legion of hot takes after last Monday night’s game against the Broncos.

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 

San Francisco safety Donte Whitner off the tip drill – a clean swipe, like Nelly with a credit card:

How ex-Buckeyes Fared During Week Four 

Player team position stats/Notes
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) 

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