Ben Heeney leads defense, rankings


1. Ben Heeney: He was flying all over the field. Had 15 tackles, a sack, two-and-a-half tackles for loss and two pass-breakups.

2. Tony Pierson: Turned a one-yard pass into a 77-yard TD reception.

3. James Sims: Rushed 19 times for 109 yards and had a long rush of 39 yards.

4. Isaiah Johnson: Was late getting to receivers at times, but came up with a huge interception and returned it 31 yards, which led to a touchdown.

5. Dexter McDonald: Picked off a pass, had three pass break-ups and generally covered his man tightly.

6. Michael Reynolds: Speed rusher had two sacks.

7. JaCorey Shepherd: Had three pass break-ups and looks as if he’s steadily improving.

8. Keba Agostinho: Active lineman got into the backfield and showed good lateral quickness on his way to five tackles.

9. Jake Love: Had five solo tackles.

10. Trevor Pardula: Averaged 47.8 yards on six punts, two of which he stuck inside the 20. All three of his kickoffs were touchbacks.

Keegan Ratings Season Standings
1. James Sims (18 points)
2. Tony Pierson (16 points)
3. Ben Heeney (14 points)
4. Darrian Miller (9 points)
5. Keon Stowers (8 points)
6. Isaiah Johnson (7 points)
T7. Josh Ford (6 points)
T7. Dexter McDonald (6 points)
T9. Matthew Wyman (5 points)
T9. Michael Reynolds (5 points)
11. JaCorey Shepherd (4 points)
T12. Brandon Bourbon (3 points)
T12. Keba Agostinho (3 points)
T14. Connor Embree (2 points)
T14. Jake Love (2 points)
T16. Dexter McDonald (1 point)
T16. Trevor Pardula (1 point)


741hawk 6 years, 4 months ago

Notice the Keegan ratings graph is trending down.

tulhawk 6 years, 4 months ago

Ditto...that has always bugged me too...and now it's simulating reality too closely. A reversal in the graph trends will certainly generate different results in the win-loss columns.

actorman 6 years, 4 months ago

It makes no sense to have Sims ranked third. About two-thirds of his yards came on two plays, one of which was the last play of the game (when there was no one attempting to stop the run.) The lack of production admittedly wasn't his fault, since the line did a terrible job of opening holes for him, but if you're going to rank him based on his numbers, you should understand where they came from.

On the other hand, the defense played a consistently solid game, and they deserve to be ranked higher. In fact, I wouldn't rank Pierson as high either, although I can see more of an argument for that because of his huge play. But I would have ranked him somewhere around fifth and had Sims down near 10th.

eastcoasthawk 6 years, 4 months ago

I tend to agree. Sims should be ranked much lower. The defense kept us in this game. The offense gave it away. Why Pierson didn't get more touches I have no idea. The Cummings to Miller screen worked well. That was the only time we saw it. Yet Rice used the same QB option read with lateral to RB a ton. In a nutshell it shows Heaps still has zero points two games in. Huge tell.

KGphoto 6 years, 4 months ago

I don’t mind the downtrending as much as the graphic itself. It’s 2013. ; )

Scott Oswalt 6 years, 4 months ago

The graphic has always bugged me. When I worked for the LJW, I made a new one, but apparently Keegan is attached to this one.

Brian Dick 6 years, 4 months ago

The graphic is terrible, and so is the fact our QB isnt in the top 17 after 2 games.

John Randall 6 years, 4 months ago

Not ranking the QB, who is playing well, just qualifies as petulant.

Rivethead 6 years, 4 months ago

In the season standings, Dexter McDonald is listed twice: T16 and T7

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