#NFLMeanGreen - Week 2 In Review
Mean Green Linebackers Making A Name On Sundays
DENTON - Former Mean Green linebackers Craig Robertson (New Orleans Saints) and Zach Orr (Baltimore Ravens) are sure getting noticed on Sundays, each leading their teams in tackles during their Week 2 contests. Fullback Jamize Olawale (Oakland Raiders) and running back Lance Dunbar also each saw significant time in Week 2, getting multiple touches.
Robertson, currently the National Football League's leading tackler (24 total tackles) led the Saints in tackles Sunday with 13 (10 solo). two of which were for loss, in New Orleans' 16-13 loss at the New York Giants, dropping the Saints to 0-2 on the young season. His 13 tackles were the most the Stafford, Texas, native has had since a 14 tackle performance at Denver during his rookie season with the Cleveland Browns in 2012. The Saints return to New Orleans to host the Atlanta Falcons (1-1) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. CT on ESPN's Monday Night Football.
Orr recorded a career-high 10 tackles (seven solo) for the Ravens in their 25-20 comeback win at Cleveland over the Browns, who led 20-2 after the first quarter. Baltimore remains on the road as it heads to Jacksonville next week to take on the Jaguars, who are 0-2, at noon on CBS.
In Oakland, Olawale posted 39 all-purpose yards on just three touches, carrying once for an 11-yard gain, and catching a pair of passes for 28 yards in a 35-28 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in their home opener. The fullback led the way for running back Latavious Murray's one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, which you can watch here. Oakland (1-1) travels to Nashville to take on the 1-1 Tennessee Titans at noon on CBS.
Dunbar posted 32 all-purpose yards for the Cowboys (three carries for six yards and two grabs for 26 more), who edged the Washington Redskins on the road Sunday afternoon, 27-23. Dallas returns home next week to take on the Chicago Bears, who play tonight against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football, at 7:30 p.m. on NBC's Sunday Night Football.
MeanGreenSports.com will continue to follow the journeys of former Mean Green players in the NFL throughout the course of the regular season with updates every Monday.