[Moderated by Matt Jones]
I think I jinxed us. In last week’s update on former Wildcats’ performances in the first round of the NFL Playoffs, I brought up the possibility of a Packers/Broncos Superbowl that would feature not only five UK alumni, but five of the most celebrated players in recent Kentucky Football memory, fan favorites like Randall Cobb, Tim Masthay, Wesley Woodyard, and Jacob Tamme, and Danny Trevathan.
Yeah, about that….
So things didn’t exactly go as planned. Those five and Winston Guy were sent packing during this weekend’s playoff action that included a double overtime thriller, a dominant San Francisco team, and Tom Brady giving Uggs For Men all sorts of good publicity, but two former Cats still have a shot at reaching New Orleans and Super Bowl glory.
Here’s how the guys faired this weekend. It’s sad to see some of these players eliminated, but I can rest easy at night knowing that none of them are the spokesperson for Uggs For Men.
- Wesley Woodyard: Denver Broncos
Wesley racked up seven tackles, all of the solo variety, in the Broncos’ overtime loss to the Baltimore Fightin’ Ray Lewis’s. Our favorite #52 was out shined by Baltimore’s #52, who’s awesome facemask and farewell tour just barely lives to see another week. Also contributing to the Denver defense, linebacker Danny Trevathan had one solo tackle to his name on Saturday night. If it’s any consolation, you couldn’t pay me to go against either of the two in an Oklahoma Drill.
- Jacob Tamme: Denver Broncos
Tamme Time had three catches, for 44 yards (long of 21), averaging 14.7 yards per catch. He was only targeted three times. I blame Peyton Manning.
- Randall Cobb: Green Bay Packers
Randall bounced back from a poor performance in last week’s game. Mr. Everything had five receptions for 24 yards in the Packers’ 31-45 loss to the 49ers. He also totaled 23 rushing yards on 2 carries and 71 kickoff return yards on 4 attempts. With a breakout year in 2012-2013, things can only keep getting better for Cobb in 2013-2014.
- Tim Masthay: Green Bay Packers
Because this picture will never get old.
Tim stepped it up a notch for Punter U yesterday, averaging 47 yards a punt (4 punts for 188 yards) with a long of 52 yards. Green Bay will need to go with more fake punts and more Randall Cobb if they want to have a successful 2013-2014 season.
- Winston Guy: Seattle Seahawks
Guy wraps up the list of Cats that got eliminated this weekend. Despite the loss to the Falcons this afternoon,Winston had two solo tackles, an improvement from not seeing the field against the Redskins last weekend. Now onto the former players who were on the smiling side of the scoreboard this weekend.
- Corey Peters: Atlanta Falcons
Peters had one solo tackle in Atlanta’s win over Seattle. He is joined by Myron Pryor as the only two Cats remaining in the Playoffs.
- Myron Pryor: New England Patriots
Myron didn’t record any tackles for New England in their win over Houston that wrapped up this week’s playoff action. He’s still in the hunt for a Superbowl ring, so that’s all that matters.
It’s all up to Corey and Myron now. Get it done, guys. Even though I probably just jinxed both of you.
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