Stillers 16, Bungals 10 …..Nov 24 2019………Game # 11
Stillers-Bungals Postgame Analysis and Grades
The Stillers slopped about against the woeful, 0-10 Bungals, and eked out a win in one of the dullest, boring-est NFL games in recent memory.
QB: Coming off the angst of Myles Garrett grisly, unacceptable accusation against Rudolph, it was likely that the young QB was distracted in practice and going into this game. He had a spotty game, with a host of mis-fires. To be fair, Jones dropped a mediocre but catchable short TD pass. The OL was again a colander, chock full of holes. Rudy did have a good 35 yard strike to Cain. C
Duck Hodges came on in relief, then hit Samuels for about 12 and then James Wash for a 79 yard catch and run TD. He did little else, but that TD helped stave off the upset loss. B-
Conner – did not play; had injured shoulder. Starting to lose my patience with his softness and brittleness.
Samuels - played sparingly. Had 3 grabs for 26, and 2 rushes for 6. B-
Snell - returned after missing 3 games, and had a whale of an effort. Had 21 rushes for a career high 98 yards. Very solid. A+
Trey Edmunds - had 2 carries for 7 yards. With Samuels and Snell avail, am not sure why Edmunds got any work in the first place.
Whythe- Impressed me some with his decent burst. Had 6 rushes for 43.
Nix did not play; out for season.
JuJu – sat out with the concussion.
Wash - again, finally started to look useable, with the splendid 79-yard TD, in which he stiff-armed a hapless tackler en route to the end zone. Had only 2 other grabs, which of course is a concern. A-
D. Johnson - had 3 grabs for 29. Not terribly productive for the role of #2 that he served in this game.
Holton - no grabs, as usual.
Cain - hauled in a 35-yard deep lob for his 1st grab as a Stiller.
Jones - failed to catch a catchable pass in the EZ. Had 1 grab for 9. C
McDonald - had 1 grabs for 1 yard (hold your laughter, please. Not nearly enough. The blocking was decent. B-
Vannett - Had no grabs. Okay run blocking.
OL: Overall, the line played its usual grab-assed form of slop, abuse, and leakage. The QBs were under a ton of pressure throughout the game. The ground game had an array of struggles; the numbers ended up decent largely due to savvy cut-backing when the initial hole was stuffed. At least the flags were quite minimal, which was easy to do when at least 50% of the crowd were Stiller fans. C+
Heyward – had a solid, fairly dominant game. A-
Hargrave - solid play. B
Alu - did a little bit. C+
Vinnie – not much on the stat sheet, but his presence was far more useful than Barron’s.
Barron - had a couple assists, and otherwise whiffed and flailed on a variety of plays. C-
Bush - had just 3 solos. Was beaten on a deep flag by Boyd (a complete mismatch), but had the presence to poke the ball out for a huge turnover. Otherwise, Cinci has a 1st and goal, and likely wins the game. B+
Chickillo - played some snaps here and there.
Watt – Had a beast of an attack & sack in the 1st half. Got nicked up later, but then came back into the game. B
Crud Dupree – pretty much did nothing all game long, but late in the game, got a strip of the QB and then astutely recovered the fumble to secure the W. C+
Haden – decent game, although he allowed the TD to Boy and also dropped 2 INTs. Was also flagged for PI. B
Nelson - solid all-around game. A
Hilton – got flagged for a PI, but otherwise had a solid game. B
Edmunds - was easily out-jousted by Boyd on the long completion, showing his high-jump skills as being able to hop over at least 4 stacked nickels. Helped out in run stuffing here and there.
Minkah - All this dude does…is make big fuking plays. The fumble recovery- right near the sideline chalk, was no cakewalk, but yet he adroitly scooped it while keeping in bounds, and then scampered 30+ yards. His addition has nothing short of extraordinary. A+
Jordan Berry – Had 7 punts; never pinned Cinci own deep inside their 5. B
Boswell - 3 for 3 on FGs; great to see him having such a splendid season. A
OC: Randy Sphincter had his usual struggles. Zero creativity existed today…..no wildcat, no reverses, no nothing. Just straight, bland vanilla. C
Keith Assler had a variety of struggles, which is unacceptable when facing a greenhorn, ineffective rookie QB. Having Bush cover Tyler Boy in deep coverage……preposterous !! C+
HC: Mike Asslin will be all proud and full of bravado for beating a hapless, 0-10 club. B
Synopsis: The team moves to 6-5 with this sloppy win. Now, a revenge re-match against the Browns, which promises to be a hard-hitting, skull-cracking affair. Can’t wait !!
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