Buckeyes in the NFL, Week 13: Buffalo Thinks Donte Whitner is Number One

By Mike Young on December 1, 2014 at 10:10 am

He departed the city on less than amicable terms and, since then, Donte Whitner hasn't repaired his relationship with the city of Buffalo. Instead, he's cemented himself as the top Buffalo troll.

Whitner left the Bills as a free agent in 2011, signing with the 49ers. This past summer, he left San Francisco to sign with his hometown Cleveland Browns. While waiting for training camp to begin, he taunted Bills fans about the team's constant flirtation with leaving Buffalo:

Revered former Bills linebacker Darryl Talley blasted Whitner, as did Talley's wife. That prompted Whitner to reference their daughter in a follow-up tweet. Naturally, Talley did not respond in kind.

Prior to their week 13 matchup, Whitner's trolling became a storyline again. Bills running back Fred Jackson told the Buffalo News he "can't respect" Whitner.

"If you talk down to anybody, you can't be respected. That's just me, that's how I feel about it," Jackson said. "For him to say stuff about that, about people that we love in this organization, he'll never get my respect for that." 

Whitner continued to have fun with it on Twitter, referencing urban philosopher Young Jeezy:

During the game, the Bills crowd mockingly chanted his last name. Following a 26-10 Browns loss, Whitner actually tried to make amends with Buffalonians. 

"You never get a true look at a stadium or a fan base until you're actually on the other sideline," he told Syracuse.com. "It's a pretty crazy fan base here."

Based on the "Bills Mafia" Twitter reaction, they did not accept his pseudo-apology. 

Look at this Great Philly Brown Catch 

Cam Newton hasn't received much help from his banged up offensive line – which had to turn to undrafted rookie free agent Andrew Norwell – and has a significant lack of weapons around him. 

Previously limited to punt return duty, Philly Brown is now lining up on the outside more often. Sunday, he hauled in this Newton pass:

Play of the Week

Last week, I urged all of you to pick Boom Herron off the waiver wire. If you followed my advice, he probably just propelled you into your fantasy football playoffs.

In his second straight week of heavy action, Herron ripped off a 49-yard touchdown run during the early stages of a blowout win over Washington:

How They Fared in Week 13

Player team position stats/Notes
Mike Adams Pittsburgh Steelers OT Started at right tackle, had hands full with Cameron Jordan
Will Allen Pittsburgh Steelers S 2 tackles in loss to Saints
Alex Boone San Francisco 49ers OL Graded well in loss to Seahawks
Philly Brown Carolina Panthers WR/KR/PR 33 yard touchdown grab in loss to Vikings
Chimdi Chekwa Oakland Raiders CB Played special teams in embarrassing loss to Rams
Kurt Coleman Kansas City Chiefs S Eagles fans still hate him, Chiefs fans are joining them
Nate Ebner New England Patriots DB/ST Limited in practice but recorded 1 tackle in loss to Packers
Ted Ginn Jr. Arizona Cardinals WR 4 receptions, 61 yards in loss to Falcons
Johnathan Hankins New York Giants DT 2 tackles, 1 sack in loss to Jaguars
Brian Hartline Miami Dolphins WR Plays tonight vs Jets
A.J. Hawk Green Bay Packers LB Losing playing time, according to Aaron Rodgers parody account
Boom Herron  Indianapolis Colts RB 8 carries, 88 yards, a 49 yard TD run in win over Washington
Cameron Heyward Pittsburgh Steelers DE 4 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, unhappy with performance after loss
Carlos Hyde San Francisco 49ers RB 5 carries, 19 yards, 3 receptions, 38 yards in Thursday's loss
Malcolm Jenkins Philadelphia Eagles S 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss in win over Cowboys, Thursday
James Laurinaitis St. Louis Rams LB 6 tackles in blowout win over Raiders
Corey Linsley Green Bay Packers C Even Bill Belichick loves him 
Nick Mangold New York Jets C Jets play tonight against Dolphins
Jake McQuaide St. Louis Rams LS Rams kick 7 XPs in win over Raiders
Jack Mewhort Indianapolis Colts OL Colts score 49 points in blowout win over Washington
Andrew Norwell Carolina Panthers OL Returned to practice during week, played in loss to Vikes
Mike Nugent Cincinnati Bengals K Hasn't missed a field goal since a week six tie
Ryan Pickett Houston Texans DT 1 tackle in win over Titans
DeVier Posey Houston Texans WR Inactive again, don't need him with J.J. Watt catching TD passes
Bradley Roby Denver Broncos CB 2 tackles, 1 fumble recovery in win over Chiefs
Dane Sanzenbacher Cincinnati Bengals WR Active in win over Bucs 
Ryan Shazier Pittsburgh Steelers LB Still recovering from ankle injury, inactive in loss to Saints
John Simon Houston Texans LB 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss in win over Titans
Rob Sims Detroit Lions OG Lions offense woke up vs Bears, Sims still struggling 
Donte Whitner Cleveland Browns S 6 tackles, 1 tackle for loss in return to Buffalo
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