Each week Pro Football Focus does a feature called re-focused where they look at interesting things from each game. This week in the Titans vs. Panther refocused, they highlighted the play of Colin McCarthy:
t’s safe to say we’re not big Barrett Ruud fans here at PFF with his -11.0 grade on the year fully earned with poor grades across the board. So I was particularly intrigued to see how his backup would fare in the starting lineup with him out injured. Colin McCarthy (+2.4) wasn’t perfect by any means with two missed tackles in the run game but he was a pleasant surprise. In coverage however he allowed just two completions for 15 yards and as a pass rusher he registered a hit and a pressure on 12 rushes. Despite those two missed tackles, he still managed to finish the game with four defensive stops. It will be interesting to see if McCarthy can keep a hold of the starting job when Ruud returns from injury.
Fans at LP Field should start a "Let Him Play" chant in two weeks if Barrett Ruud is out there playing.