Hey Falcoholics, I’m back with another edition of the “Brother of the Week.” This weekly segment highlights an Atlanta Falcons player who displayed selflessness and gave their all for the team, which fits what Dan Quinn is always saying he’s looking for from this football team. Last week’s selection was offensive tackle Jake Matthews.
Without further ado, the Brother of the Week for week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts is wide receiver Mohamed Sanu.
It wasn’t easy selecting someone this week, considering the team overall returned to their week 1 style of play, displaying uninspiring aggressiveness on the field until the second half. Errors were made on both sides of the ball, but Mohamed Sanu stood out as a reliable target for Matt Ryan. Sanu finished the game with 6 targets, catching every pass for 75 total receiving yards. It’s not very exciting, but when the Falcons attempted to mount a comeback late, Sanu stepped up hauling in passes, including his longest of the game, a 16-yarder.
With everyone focused on the loss, a positive takeaway is that Sanu can still be counted on if needed. Calvin Ridley oddly only had one target, while tight end Luke Stocker had four. The Falcons will hopefully shy away from this method of passing the ball in the future, but Sanu should remain one of Matt Ryan’s top passing targets.
Do you agree with my choice? Tell me in the comments below, and predict who will earn this honor in Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans.