Former Longhorns show signs of resurgence

Donnavan Smoot

Just as the Longhorns have started slow this season, limping to a 3–4 start, some former Longhorns have struggled in the NFL as well. A few, however, rebounded last week with big performances that could spark their seasons. Here’s how they fared in week seven.

Marquise Goodwin

On Sunday, Goodwin and the San Francisco 49ers ran into the Dallas Cowboys. Despite losing the game 40-10, Marquise still had a productive game. He had 80 yards on four catches with an average of 20 yards per catch. The former Longhorn track star has shown his speed this season, averaging 17.5 yards per catch, which is fifth-highest in the NFL. 

This week, the winless 49ers travel to Philadelphia. Goodwin will have a chance to have another productive game as the Eagles have given up the fourth-most passing yards in the NFL. 

Brian Robison

It has been over a decade since Brian Robison played at Texas, yet the defensive end is still performing in the NFL. Robison has had a slow start to the 2017 campaign, recording only seven tackles and one sack. However, with three tackles and one sack coming two weeks ago against the Packers, it shows hints at improvement for the Vikings defense end. The lone sack that the 34-year-old defensive end recorded this season moved him into the top 20 on the active list of sack leaders. Robison hopes to have this past game act as a foundation to get his season back on track. 

Jamaal Charles

Charles had a forgettable game on Sunday. He had a total of eight touches for a total of 22 yards. The former third-round pick has had a very limited season thus far. He only has 42 rushes on the season for just under 200 yards. 

The Broncos have used Charles and C.J Anderson in a split backfield this season with the latter receiving a majority of the touches. The former Pro-Bowl running back still believes that he has a lot left in the tank despite the fact he is 30 years old, the age when running backs usually show signs of slowing down. The Broncos and former Chiefs star hopes that isn’t true as Denver travels to Kansas City for a Monday night showdown to end week eight.