ProToppers Primer: NFL Week Six, Carter debuts in Arizona Fall League


For the first time in what I’m pretty sure is the history of Wave the Red Towel, we have a ProToppers primer that includes two different sports! Now, that’s the stuff I like.

Let’s start with the disapointing news and Kes Carter.

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The good news is Kes got his first action of the Arizona Fall League season, getting the start in center field. The bad news is he went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. The even


news is his Peoria Javelinas lost 8-2 to the Surprise Saguaros, and each team is now 1-1 on the fall. 2014 Hot Rod

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lasted only two innings and allowed five runs on six hits, with an era to begin the fall league of 22.50. The Javelinas will face the Scorpions, who are coming off last night’s night game, in the lone day game at 12:35.

Now, onto what you expect from Thursday ProToppers Primer’s, a preview of your NFL weekend.

Jack Doyle, Andrew Jackson – Indianapolis Colts (vs. Houston Texans, tonight at 8:25 p.m.)
Jack Dole, er, Doyle, and Old Hickory have the primetime spotlight tonight, as they’ll travel to the Lone Star State to take on the Houston Texans who aren’t terrible this year. Doyle is a part of a receiving corps that is a part of the top passing offense in the NFL, although 84 has been used more so as H-back to block for Ahmad Bradshaw and Trent Richardson. Doyle didn’t catch a pass last week, but hopefully on the national stage tonight, that’ll change. Also, hopefully Jackson can get into the mix on defense, as he didn’t record a sack last week.

Bobby RaineyTampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. Baltimore Ravens, Sunday at 12:00 p.m.)
Last week, Rainey played 22 snaps for the Bucs as opposed to 41 from Doug Martin. He did, however, get touchdown in the third quarter for the Bucs that gave them a lead in the second half, but New Orleans would take the W in overtime. Rainey had 21 yards on just six touches last week and the score. Coming into the week, Rainey is the Bucs’ leading rusher with 220 yards on 47 carries. To put in perspective what Martin has done – 37 carries and 94 yards. Not bad from 43. Hopefully he’ll keep the ball in his hands as he faces his former squad in the Ravens.

Jonathan Dowling – Oakland Raiders (vs. San Diego, Sunday at 3:05 p.m.)
The Raiders are still searching for their first win of the year, but they’ll have to do so against a darn good team in the San Diego Chargers. Dowling recorded a tackle last week in the 38-14 loss to Miami. So, at least, he’s doing alright…

Quanterus Smith – Denver Broncos (vs. New York Jets, Sunday at 12:00 p.m.)

That wasn’t a good job by Q Smith. But, I’ll give it to him, Russell Wilson would have faked me out as well. (Yes, I’m aware this game wasn’t last week.) He and the Broncos will face the Jets Sunday

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.