Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye. Across the Shield follows those who once wore Scarlet and Gray on their journeys through the NFL.
You can't guard Mike
If you have a twitter handle saying the world can't guard you then you better back it up.
Michael Thomas did that on Sunday.
Michael Thomas is putting on a show in New Orleans.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 6, 2019
He currently has 10 catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns, including this beauty: pic.twitter.com/0f06b23JrW
The fourth-year receiver torched Tampa Bay on Sunday with 11 catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns. Thomas so far this season has proven why he's the highest paid receiver in the game. In five games, the stud wideout has 45 catches for 543 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Simply put, you can't guard this man.
Gareon Conley picked a clutch time to haul in his first interception of the year. The former Buckeye picked off Chase Daniel to seal the win for the Oakland Raiders.
Conley finished the game with two total tackles to go along with that pick.
Big Man Up Front
Jamarco Jones has never played guard. At any level.
So you can imagine that Thursday night was going to be rough for the second year player, who was tasked to make his first start in the position against the league's most-feared pass rusher Aaron Donald.
Jones played wonderfully. Beginner's luck, maybe?
Whatever the reason, the Seahawks totaled 429 total yards in the 30-29 win over the Rams, thanks to Jones' ability to step up in his new role.
Way to go, big fella.
30 snaps in pass protection vs LAR, zero pressures. Here, Jones quick initial stab fends off the Michael Brockers cross chop, maintaining his grip to ride MB around the pocket and create a huge escape lane for Russ. Pass block wins all day baby: pic.twitter.com/Jap6rCl8we— James Tennis (@JamesThomasHT) October 4, 2019
Jamarco vs Aaron Donald on Russ miracle TD pass to Lockett. Hands a tad late & outside, but run action provides time to reset. Stout enough to maintain balance on re-direct with great feet & hip mobility.— James Tennis (@JamesThomasHT) October 4, 2019
Not bad vs AD! pic.twitter.com/pyi3XiIu7b
When youre getting cocky in the 4th Q and casually letting Aaron Donald swipe your right stab so you can land the left & halt him in his tracks >>>— James Tennis (@JamesThomasHT) October 4, 2019
Double-teaming ADs boring tho so Jamarco keeps looking for work: pic.twitter.com/wPhSlTJm9k
Bradley Roby shows up for the Texans
Atlanta has this pretty good receiver that you may have heard of, his name is Julio Jones.
Well, Bradley Roby did his part to shut him and the Falcons offense down.
In 52 coverage snaps, Roby allowed just two catches for 33 yards and had 7 total tackles and a forced fumble.
Maybe Houston should remember performances like these when it comes time to extend the former Buckeye.
Lattimore is lockdown, again
Roby wasn't the only shutdown former Ohio State corner on Sunday – Marshon Lattimore was lockdown for the second-straight week.
A game after he locked up Amari Cooper, Lattimore absolutely blanketed Mike Evans.
Marshon Lattimore shut down Mike Evans in the @Saints win, allowing 0 receptions on 2 targets as the nearest defender.— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) October 6, 2019
Lattimore shadowed Evans all over the field, lining up across from him on 43 of Evans' 53 snaps (81%). #NOvsTB | #Saints pic.twitter.com/kSsyRAMJu9
He had a rough first few weeks, but it looks like Lattimore is back to his dominant self.
|SAM HUBBARD||BENGALS||DL||5 TACKLES, 1 SACK|
|JEFF HEUERMAN||BRONCOS||TE||1 REC FOR 26 YARDS|
|DENZEL WARD||BROWNS||CB||MONDAY NIGHT|
|JOEY BOSA||CHARGERS||DL||4 TACKLES, 1 SACK|
|DARRON LEE||CHIEFS||LB||5 TACKLES, 4 SOLO|
|EZEKIEL ELLIOTT||COWBOYS||RB||12 CARRIES, 62 YARDS, 1 TD, 2 CATCHES FOR 29 YARDS|
|RAEKWON MCMILLAN||DOLPHINS||LB||BYE WEEK|
|JEROME BAKER||DOLPHINS||LB||BYE WEEK|
|ISAIAH PRINCE||DOLPHINS||OL||BYE WEEK|
|CAMERON JOHNSTON||EAGLES||P||5 PUNTS, 234 YARDS, 3 INSIDE THE 20|
|MALCOLM JENKINS||EAGLES||S||4 TACKLES, 3 SOLO|
|KENDALL SHEFFIELD||FALCONS||CB||5 SOLO TACKLES|
|CURTIS SAMUEL||PANTHERS||WR||3 CATCHES FOR 19 YARDS|
|GAREON CONLEY||RAIDERS||CB||2 TACKLES AND AN INTERCEPTION|
|JOHNATHAN HANKINS||RAIDERS||DL||2 SOLO TACKLES|
|TERRY MCLAURIN||REDSKINS||WR||3 RECEPTIONS FOR 51 YARDS|
|ELI APPLE||SAINTS||CB||1 TACKLE|
|VONN BELL||SAINTS||S||4 TACKLES, 3 SOLO, 1 PASS DEFLECTION|
|TED GINN JR.||SAINTS||WR||2 CATCHES FOR 35 YARDS, 1 TOUCHDOWN|
|MICHAEL THOMAS||SAINTS||WR||11 CATCHES FOR 182 YARDS, 2 TOUCHDOWNS|
|MARSHON LATTIMORE||SAINTS||CB||3 TACKLES, 2 PASS DEFLECTIONS|
|CAMERON HEYWARD||STEELERS||DL||4 TACKLES, 1 SACK|
|BRADLEY ROBY||TEXANS||CB||7 TACKLES, 6 SOLO, 1 FORCED FUMBLE|
|CARLOS HYDE||TEXANS||RB||21 CARRIES FOR 60 YARDS, 1 TOUCHDOWN|
|NICK BOSA||49ERS||DL||MONDAY NIGHT|