It is certainly difficult to give gameballs out after a loss, but it’s a little tradition around here and so even though the Fins saw their home record fall to 1-7 today, we still want to do our best to give a little tip of the hat to a couple of individual players who had nice afternoons. Keep reading to see who Jim Mandich, Joe Rose, Jimmy Cefalo, Sam Madison, Keith Sims, John Congemi and I think deserved game balls in this final home game of 2010…
MANDICH: Brandon Marshall (10 catches for 102 yards): He was the player of the day on offense for the Fins. Not much else to say.
ROSE: Richie Incognito: I love how this guy stepped in at center and then later in the game back to left guard. He has shown very nice versatility and he had some really nice blocks in the run game.
CEFALO: Paul Soliai (4 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss): He once again played real strong in the middle and helped stop a dangerous rushing attack. He’s someone I certainly hope will be around here for a longtime.
MADISON: Brandon Marshall: From a defensive perspective, we are seeing teams continue to put two or three guys on Marshall and so as soon as he catches the ball, guys are there. I’m impressed that he’s been able to do as much as he’s done.
SIMS: Ricky Williams (14 carries for 71 yards and 2 catches for 21 yards): His long run out of the Wildcat was tied for the longest play from scrimmage today and all season long Ricky has been playing well and probably better than most people realize.
CONGEMI: Brandon Marshall: Another great job by this guy moving the chains. He makes tough catches and takes a ton of hits but has really come on as of late.
AGLER: Mickey Shuler, Jr. (2 catches for 44 yards): The Fins have been playing around all season trying to figure out who their 2nd tight end should be: David Martin, Jeron Mastrud, Dedrick Epps, and Shuler have all had their shots since the pre-season, and finally today Shuler came up with a couple of big catches and had another erased by a penalty. Really liked what I saw out of this guy and would love to see him more involved moving forward.
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