Like clockwork, it was another big week for Penn State linebackers in the NFL for a few reasons. But let’s work our way down to the linebackers, and begin elsewhere.
Allen Robinson the Uber driver seems as good of a place to start as any.
Yes, Robinson went and picked people up on Tuesday afternoon as a partnership between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the driving service. Imagine being picked up in an Uber by Robinson. Is there any awkward conversation? Does he offer you a water bottle?
Looks like Robinson could have a side job lined up if that NFL rookie wage isn’t doing it for him.
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This, of course, comes a couple days after Robinson played against the Indianapolis Colts. And while he was shadowed by cornerback Vontae Davis for most of the afternoon, the second-year player still found a way to do what he does best.
While Robinson and the Jags lost, there were a few former Nittany Lions who helped lead their sides to wins in Week 4. That includes a pair of Penn Staters, one rookie and one veteran, on a previously winless team.
The Chicago Bears haven’t been particularly fun to watch this year between their anemic offense and Jay Cutler’s apathy. But against the Raiders, Chicago earned its first win of the year, thanks in large part to Adrian Amos and Robbie Gould.
Amos, a rookie safety, has been a consistent starter this year and proved yet again why Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has him out there. According to the Bears’ Twitter account, Amos had nine tackles, tied for a team-high.
Meanwhile, Gould — Chicago’s all-time leader in field goals — hit another kick, this one for the win.
Now, to the linebackers.
Two days removed from recording three tackles against Denver, Gerald Hodges made some news off the field. He was traded from the Vikings to the 49ers.
Know what that means? A reunion with former Penn State linebacker NaVorro Bowman.
On the field, a Penn State linebacker that doesn’t get much publicity drew some attention to himself. Nate Stupar, a State College native and current Atlanta Falcon, polished off a win over Bill O’Brien’s Houston Texans.
How? This is how.
And unfortunately, Sean Lee, who seems to be hurt more often than healthy, picked up another injury in Sunday’s loss to New Orleans.
Lee, who still leads the Cowboys in tackles, left this weekend’s game with a concussion after recording three stops. It’s unknown how long Lee will be out, but after returning this season from a torn ACL, his situation is less than ideal.
Let’s check in on Not Tony Romo.
When you see Sean Lee is injured again pic.twitter.com/znD9uybx5k— Not Tony Romo (@not_romo) October 5, 2015