Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 9/18/12
Last week: 31 (+0) Record: 0-2 I called this team overrated before the season and said they were one of the worst teams in the league and an ugly 35-13 loss to the Dolphins is making that look pretty good. The new regime has a lot of promise, but they inherited a mess, an 8 win team (with a Pythagorean Expectation of 6 wins for stat nerds) that was above the cap and didn’t have very many draft picks. Whether or not the future is bright remains to be seen, but the present is pretty bad. Studs SS Tyvon Branch: 11 solo tackles, 4 stops, was not thrown on, 1 quarterback hit on 4 blitzes ROLB Phillip Wheeler: 9 solo tackles, 1 assist, 5 stops, 1 missed tackle, 2 quarterback hits on 9 blitzes Duds RB Darren McFadden: Rushed for 22 yards (25 after contact) on 11 carries, 1 broken tackle, allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 9 pass block snaps, 2 catches for 19 yards on 5 targets, 2 drops QB Carson Palmer: 24 of 48 for 373 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, 1 batted pass, 3 drops, 69.9 adjusted ...
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