Last week saw three WVUPros score touchdowns, with Tavon Austin highlighting the weekend with a two touchdown performance in an upset win over the the previously unbeaten Arizona Cardinals.
Stedman Bailey joined the action with a touchdown catch as well, and capped it off with a controversial celebration that later got him fined. With all of that in the past, here is your guide to what to look for today.
1. Charles Sims
Sims continues to be great in the passing game for the Buccaneers but lackluster in the running game. He is still getting a good amount of snaps and splitting with Doug Martin, but many NFL analysts believe it is only a matter of time before Sims supplants Martin as the starter.
Sims has been a great receiver out of the backfield this season, with 108 yards and two touchdowns. The Bucs are facing the Jaguars defense who has been good against the run but bad against the pass. Today could be a day where we see a lot of Charles Sims, and he should see a lot of targets out of the backfield.
2. Tavon Austin
We look at Tavon every week because he is one of the few players in the NFL that have the chance to turn every touch into a big play. Austin’s game breaking ability has come and gone in spurts this season, and he needs to develop consistency.
The consistency has been something he has lacked throughout his career, but so far through the first 4 games, he has looked like he has improved greatly in the passing game.
With the addition of Todd Gurley to this offense it might open up the passing game against a vulnerable Packers defense.
Besides Austin, WVU fans should keep an eye on this game because it features two other WVUPros.
For St. Louis, the Rams have Austin and Stedman Bailey, who has been a solid receiving option for the Rams this season. Bailey caught a touchdown last week and if the Packers get ahead early the Rams will be forced to throw the ball and Bailey could end up with another touchdown.
For Green Bay, offensive lineman Don Barclay should see playing time throughout the game, and will be on the field for a few plays at a time, and is usually the guy to step up in case one lineman goes down with injury.
Last but not least, there are possibly 5 WVUPros to look for in this game. The Seahawks feature Bruce Irvin and Mark Glowinski, while the Bengals feature Adam Jones, Will Clarke and possibly Mario Alford.
While Alford has not been active all season, the other four should see playing time with Glowinski being the only true question mark. Irvin and Jones both are key starters for two of the better defenses in the NFL, and Clarke plays in situational packages on the defensive line.
Jones is also featured as a punt returner and in a game like this where defenses shine, a special teams play could break the game open. It will be interesting to watch how aggressive Jones is in the return game, looking to break open a game that should be close throughout.