Week two of the NFL season is over, and plenty of TCU Football alumni made some noise as the NFL got into full swing. The day began with Ben Banogu and Jeff Gladney facing off and ended with LJ Collier making one of the biggest plays of the young season, while Ross Blacklock made headlines of his own — but not the good kind.
Let’s take a look at how the Former Frogs did in week two of the NFL season.
Ben Banogu, DE, Indianapolis Colts
It was a TCU reunion in Indianapolis, as former teammates on the TCU defense, Banogu and Jeff Gladney, got together to play each other. After a disappointing week one loss, the Colts jumped all over Minnesota, as the Indy D was ready. Banogu recorded a pair of tackles in the win.
Ross Blacklock, DT, Houston Texans
Blacklock didn’t start in week two, but was active on defense against Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. Unfortunately, his day ended early, as the rookie was ejected for getting into a shoving match after the whistle late in the Texas loss to the Ravens.
Teammate JJ Watt was not happy about it:
J.J. Watt on Ross Blacklock's ejection: "Stupid. Selfish. It was a stupid play. It was selfish. I've spoken to Ross before ... it pisses me off. It's a selfish move, late in the game ... it's dumb. Very dumb to hurt your team in that type of setting for no reason." pic.twitter.com/LSH3HtBJE5— Rivers McCown (@riversmccown) September 21, 2020
L.J. Collier, DE, Seattle Seahawks
The best play of the weekend might have been its last; LJ Collier’s goal line stop of New England quarterback Cam Newton not only secured a Seahawks win — it put the former first round pick on the national radar.
The play itself was reminiscent of another famous Frogs’ fourth down stop — I definitely got Ty Summers vs Baylor in 2015 vibes. But this one might have been even more impressive; Sunday Night Football, game of the week, :03 seconds remaining. A pretty cool moment for the second year pro. He also had a pass defended in the game, so not a bad night at all.
Andy Dalton, QB, Dallas Cowboys
Andy Dalton saw the field for the first time wearing the star, relieving an injured Dak Prescott for a play. The Cowboys had the Red Rifle drop back for a pass, but Dalton was being pursued and forced to throw the ball through the end zone. The Cowboys won a stunner against Atlanta, 40-39.
Jeff Gladney, CB, Minnesota Vikings
Gladney saw his first meaningful action of the year, recording six tackles. Gladney was flagged for an illegal contact penalty in the first quarter and got beat for a touchdown, but otherwise looked pretty good in his first full game.
Jerry Hughes, DE, Buffalo Bills
The Bills barely escaped the Dolphins Sunday, hanging on for a 31-28 win in Miami. Hughes had a tackle, a defended pass, and a QB hit in the win, and the hit was a thing of beauty:
Joe Noteboom, OL, Los Angeles Rams
Noteboom played well in the Rams’ opener, but left week two with a calf injury. His status going forward is currently unknown.
Matt Pryor, OG/OT, Philadelphia Eagles
With the Eagles suffering yet another injury on the offensive line, Pryor saw action Sunday for the first time this season, at LG. Philly got hammered by the Rams, 37-19.
Jalen Reagor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Reagor was targeted four times and had four catches Sunday, gaining 41 yards with a long of 16. He did leave the game after one catch, as Carson Wentz led him into a big hit, but seems to be ready to play next week.
Austin Schlottmann, OG/C, Denver Broncos
I did not watch the Broncos lose to the Steelers this weekend, but I do not believe that Schlottmann saw the field.
Vernon Scott, S, Green Bay Packers
The Packers absolutely rolled Sunday, and rookie Vernon Scott was a big part of it. The rookie safety recorded three tackles and his first career sack, and looks like he could be earning his way to an even bigger role. The Packers beat the Lions 42-21.
Ty Summers, LB, Green Bay Packers
Summers did not record a stat Sunday.
Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OT, Detroit Lions
Vaitai did not play for the Lions Sunday due to a foot injury.