Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady


September 20, 2017

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wins the award for his performance in a 36-20 win over the New Orleans Saints. Brady was 30/39 for 447 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Cowboys rookie DE Taco Charlton made his first career tackle in a 42-17 loss to the Denver Broncos
  • Seahawks DE Frank Clark made 2 tackles and 1 sack in a 12-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers
  • Rams safety Blake Countess made 2 tackles in a 27-20 loss to the Redskins
  • Seahawks rookie WR Amara Darboh made his first career catch (for 16 yards) in a 12-9 win over the 49ers
  • Panthers WR Devin Funchess made 4 catches for 68 yards in a 9-3 win over the Buffalo Bills
  • Vikings rookie LB Ben Gedeon made 3 tackles in 26-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Bengals rookie DT Ryan Glasgow made 2 tackles in a 13-9 loss to the Houston Texans
  • Eagles DE Brandon Graham made 4 tackles and 0.5 sacks in a 27-20 loss to the Chiefs
  • Cowboys rookie CB Jourdan Lewis made 6 tackles, 1 interception (for 25 yards), and 1 pass breakup in a 42-17 loss to the Broncos
  • Browns rookie safety Jabrill Peppers made 5 tackles, 1 punt return for 0 yards, and 1 kickoff return for 18 yards in a 24-10 loss to the Ravens

4 comments

  1. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Sep 20, 2017 at 12:11 PM

    Look at what all these D rookies are doing!

    Funchess is much better than I expected. I’m going to take the L on my negative predictions about him and his saying he had meh speed. He’s getting it done.

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    michymich
    Sep 20, 2017 at 2:41 PM

    Funchess has surprised me too. TE was just not a position he should have played. Doesn’t like to be too physical whereas as a wr he only has to block smaller defensive backs.

    Countess surprises me. Lot of jobs available in the NFL with the expansion over the years. Dilution.

    • Lanknows
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      Lanknows
      Sep 20, 2017 at 3:22 PM

      Not buying dilution. The game has grown and more popular than ever, more information makes scouting easier – bigger pool of talent. More information about nutrition and training – athletes better conditioned, better prepared physically. More camps & coaching opportunities – players are better prepared than ever entering college game and that would spill to NFL too.

      NFL has only added a few teams in last 30 years but the game has evolved and expanded far more.

      The level of player performance happening right now in every major US sport is the best it’s ever been. That’s without even touching the gains of analytics, X’s and O’s evolution, etc.

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    michymich
    Sep 20, 2017 at 6:29 PM

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