Saturday, November 17, 2012
XTRA910 audio: Rookie starting tackles
By Mike Sando
Good morning. I'll be working on a "Monday Night Football" preview to post after a while.
In the meantime, I've put together a look at the Arizona Cardinals' production by offensive line combination this season. This supplements some of the discussion Dan Bickley, Mike Jurecki and I had during our conversation Friday on XTRA Sports 910 AM in Phoenix.
We discussed other NFC West teams as well, though not the Seattle Seahawks, who have a bye. Here's the audio.
Chart notes: Lyle Sendlein, Daryn Colledge, Adam Snyder, D'Anthony Batiste, Bobby Massie, Rich Ohrnberger and Nate Potter are the linemen listed by last name. "YPA" stands for yards per pass attempt. "YPC" stands for yards per carry. "TO" refers to turnovers.
The rushing stats have suffered in part because the team has run low on running backs. Beanie Wells is out another week. Ryan Williams is out for the season.
Potter, a rookie seventh-round choice, makes his first NFL start on the road against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. He and Massie, a fourth-round choice, give the Cardinals the only pair of rookie starting tackles in the NFL. The five other rookie tackles starting at this point were first- or second-round choices.