Losers for USC football in the NFL in Week 2:
Surely Nickell Robey-Coleman was hoping for a big game against his former team as the Eagles took on the Rams. It just didn’t happen for him.
Nor has his start in Philadelphia been spectacular.
“Sam Darnold is not the problem,” may not be trending on Twitter officially. But it could be.
After the Jets fell to the 49ers 31-13, it was the mantra of many a fan who has watched Darnold struggle to get his team going.
The problem is Darnold is still on the Jets. Until they give him some weapons or trade him, he will still be on the Jets.
It’s a sad fate for yet another Trojan quarterback.
It’s going to be an awkward week for Jurrell Casey.
The Pro Bowl lineman was thoroughly contained by the Steelers in a 26-21 loss to the Broncos, dropping them to 0-2.
Casey had three tackles and a pass break up, so he’s still doing his part. But he may have to deal with some weird locker room vibes going forward.
An injury to quarterback Drew Lock forced the Broncos to scramble for another quarterback. They signed Blake Bortles.
Bortles used to play for the Jaguars, who were a rival of Casey’s former team, the Titans. During his time in Tennessee, he had some harsh things to say about his now-teammate.
“As long as Blake Bortles is back there, if the ball game is in his hands, he’s going to choke,” Casey was quoted by SBNation in 2018.
Ronald Jones II
Ronald Jones II just can’t catch a break.
After scoring the opening touchdown of the game for the Buccaneers against the Panthers, he was blamed for a fumble during a botched exchange with Tom Brady.
Then, Leonard Fournette went off. The newly-signed back had 103 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries, likely throwing the Tampa Bay depth chart at running back into disarray.
Jones II finished with 23 yards on seven carries. He’ll be clinging to a starting job from here on out.