ProToppers Primer: #DoyleRules


The NFL kicks off its fifth week tonight, and we now have five ProToppers to keep track on come Sundays! So, lets waste no more time and get to it.

Jack Doyle, Andrew Jackson – Indianapolis Colts (vs. Baltimore Ravens, Sunday at 12:00 p.m.)
Jack Doyle was the talk of the Cotls’ twitterverse, after making an insane play last week against the Titans on an onside kick. We found a tweet that had the play, unfortunately, it wasn’t working. But, from the Colts’ twitter account, we did find this, and it’s just awesome.

Also, I found a “#DoyleRules” hashtag going around. It looks like 84 has found quite the home up in Indy.

Oh yeah, lost in all the shuffle, Old Hickory got himself a call up from the practice squad to the big leagues. The two Indy boys will face off against the 3-1 Ravens this Sunday.

Bobby RaineyTampa Bay Buccaneers  (vs. New Orleans Saints, Sunday at 12:00 p.m.) I wish I had some positive and entertaining tweets about Rainey like I do ol’ Doyle, so…here ya go. 

Let’s face it, it could certainly be a worse tweet. Plus, that’s a pretty interesting fact. Pull that one up at the bars tonight. ANYWAY, on the girdiron, Rainey was a part of Bucs’ history last week, as Tampa Bay won their first ever game in Pittsburgh in franchise history, and did so in pretty stellar fashion. Rainey was only called upon four times in the back field (only two yards. Bleh), but did catch a 16 yard pass and nearly had himself a touchdown pass on a bit of trickery in the closing minutes. But, it wasn’t meant to be. How cool would that have been though? Seriously?! He and the rest of his Bucs will take on the New Orleans Saints for last place in the NFC South.

Jonathan Dowling – Oakland Raiders (vs. San Diego Chargers, Sunday at 3:05 p.m.)
What a week it’s been for JDowl and his Raiders. Their head coach, Dennis Allen, was fired (by phone…) this week, and Dowling will play his first game under new head coach, and former Dolphins head man, Tony Sparano this week against the Chargers by the Bay. Dowling had one tackle to his credit last week.

Quanterus Smith – Denver Broncos (vs. Arizona Cardinals, Sunday at 3:05 p.m.)
Last time out, the Broncos dropped a nailbiter in the Super Bowl rematch, while this week, fresh off a bye, they’ll take on arguably the surprise of the NFL in the Arizona Cardinals. Q is on a defensive line that is 12th in the league in opponents rushing yards, allowing an average of 105.3 over three games.

If you can watch any of the games above, tweet us at @WavetheRedTowel to let us know how the guys are doing. Who do you think will have the biggest week? Who has the toughest matchup? Let us know on twitter or in a comment below.

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