Lorenzo Carter praises Kirby Smart, Georgia coaching staff for preparing him for the NFL
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Lorenzo Carter praises Georgia coaching staff
Former Bulldog Lornezo Carter was back in the state of Georgia on Monday night, as his New York Giants took on the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes Benz Stadium. And while the Giants lost once again, Carter had another strong performance as he racked up a sack in the 23-20 loss.
Seven games into his NFL career, Carter now has 2.0 sacks and 16 tackles, which is a solid start for the third round pick. And Carter credited Kirby Smart and the Georgia coaching staff for playing a big part into his early NFL success.
“(Georgia coach Kirby Smart) actually prepared me really well,” Carter told the Gwinnett Daily Post’s Taylor Denman. “We played an NFL defense at Georgia. You can tell once you get into the league that we actually had pretty good coaches.”
Carter isn’t the only rookie to have get off to a fast start this season. New England Patriots running back Sony Michel rushed for 316 yards and four touchdowns in the three games prior to this weekend’s game against the Chicago Bears, which he left early with an injury. The Cleveland Browns traded Carlos Hyde so that rookie Nick Chubb could play more, and he responded with a 80 yards and touchdown in his first performance as the Browns’ starting running back.
Furthermore, Roquan Smith is the Bears’ second leading tackler and has 2.0 sacks this season. It’s safe to say that Smart and the Georgia coaching staff did a very good job of preparing every rookie for life in the NFL.
Dawgs in the NFL, Week 7
Carter wasn’t the only former Bulldog to shine this weekend. Todd Gurley had another three touchdown performance in a Los Angeles Rams’ win while A.J. Green finished the weekend with seven catches for 117 yards for the Cincinnati Bengals.
In all, there were a total of 34 Bulldogs on NFL rosters this week. Below is how just some of them did in week 7
Leonard Floyd, OLB, Chicago Bears: Floyd had three tackles for Chicago.
Roquan Smith, LB, Chicago Bears: Smith recorded a sack among his five tackles for the Bears.
Chris Conley, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Conley had one catch for six yards for the Chiefs.
Geno Atkins, DT, Cincinnati Bengals: Atkins had one tackle and one quarterback hit for the Bengals. Atkins ranks eighth in the NFL with six sacks.
A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Green hauled in seven passes for 117 yards for the Bengals. Green is seventh in the NFL in receiving yards (611) and receiving touchdowns (five) and 17th with 40 receptions.
Shawn Williams, S, Cincinnati Bengals: Williams led Cincinnati with 12 tackles and had an interception. Williams stands 11th in the NFL with two interceptions.
Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions: Stafford was 18-for-22 for 217 yards and two touchdowns for the Lions. Stafford ranks 12th in passing touchdowns with 12 and 18th in passing yards with 1,602 in the NFL.
Reshad Jones, S, Miami Dolphins: Jones had five tackles for Miami. Jones stands 11th in the NFL with two interceptions.
Corey Moore, S, Indianapolis Colts: Moore had an interception and one tackle for the Colts.
Lorenzo Carter, OLB, New York Giants: Carter picked up a sack for the Giants.
Alec Ogletree, LB, New York Giants: Ogletree had four tackles and a quarterback hit for New York.
Thomas Davis, LB, New York Giants: Davis had five tackles, including one for loss, and a quarterback hit for Carolina.
Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns: Chubb rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries for the Browns. Chubb stands 12th in the league with three rushing touchdowns.
Jordan Jenkins, OLB, New York Giants: Jenkins had two tackles and a quarterback hit for the Jets.
Ben Watson, TE, New Orleans Saints: Watson had six catches for 43 yards and pulled in Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ 500th career touchdown pass.
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