QB Kerry Collins - Indianapolis Colts
|6-5, 240||Born: 12-30-1972||College: Penn State||Drafted: Round 1, pick 5|
2011 Week 1 vs HOU (16 / 31 / 197 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
There were only two-and-a-half weeks for Kerry Collins to learn the Colts offense and it showed. The Texans pass rush created heavy pressure especially in the first half, and most of those plays resulted in turnovers or incompletions. Early in the game Collins pulled down the ball rather than release it to an open receiver, resulting in a sack and fumble and the first Texan touchdown. The very next play Collins fumbled the snap and appeared to have dislocated his index finger, but returned to the game on the next series. The second half was better for the Colts passing game and Collins showed flashes of effectiveness as the offensive line gave him better protection, but already trailing 34-0 most of the second half was garbage time. Collins nearly had a second touchdown pass but receiver Austin Collie's heel came down out of bounds. Collins showed he can still make the throws, but it may be several weeks before he develops timing with his receivers.
2011 Week 2 vs CLE (19 / 38 / 191 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Collins looked sub par again in this outing and one of the biggest holes of his game was the inability to score touchdowns, having to settle for 4 field goals and totally bogging down drives towards the redzone. Scoring field goals instead of touchdowns really hurt his productivity for fantasy owners as his only touchdown game in garbage time. Collins still looks and plays like he is very limited to what he can call in this offense. He is not attacking down the field with Clark and Collie the same way Manning used to and his audibles are infrequent. Collins was unlucky to get intercepted as his WR Wayne fell over on the play and led to an easy INT for the Browns DB. His fumble late in the game killed off the Colts chances as he got hit in the pocket. Collins looked comfortable at times running the no huddle offense but the drives always stalled far from the goal line. Collins was thinking too much in pocket which led to a slow, unsure decision making process and a general confused attempt at passing the football. He could have been easily intercepted off a tipped pass but was at least lucky in this regard. Until Collins can master the offense and learn every audible, he will not be effective running this offense and it will always appear hamstrung. Collins got some garbage time numbers to post an average stat line but the game was out of hand halfway through the fourth quarter.
2011 Week 3 vs PIT (13 / 29 / 93 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins was simply dreadful in the game before leaving in the 3rd quarter with a concussion. Viewers of this game wouldn't have been surprised if he had just been pulled due to ineffectiveness as opposed to injury. Not getting to even 100 yards with nearly 30 attempts is incredibly inefficient. Collins was off on his timing and his accuracy. He was harassed by the Pittsburgh pass rushers, but not so consistently that his performance can be attributed just to that. This team may need to reconsider their $4M contingency plan. In the preseason, even Reggie Wayne expressed concern over the use of Collins while Curtis Painter knew the offense. A symbol of the issues came on a play where Wayne ran a beautiful out route. The NBC crew described it perfectly, showing how Wayne's hips sat down during his cut, and even as he snapped his around, the ball was still in Collins' hand. That's way too late to release it. Even when he finally did, the throw sailed 10 feet over Wayne's head.
2010 Week 2 vs PIT (17 / 25 / 149 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / -1 / 0 rush)
Collins replaced an ineffective Vince Young in the fourth quarter, and did not fair much better than Young did against a relentless Pittsburgh defense. His first two passes were short check down / dump off type passes, and his next two was badly timed sideline routes to Nate Washington, the second of which was intercepted. Collins fumbled twice when he was sacked, and had another near sack early in the fourth quarter that was not called because he threw the ball away and was called for intentional grounding, losing 15 yards on the play. Over 120 of his passing yards came with less than five minutes to go when the Steelers were playing prevent defense and were obviously tired from the long, hot day.
2010 Week 6 vs JAX (11 / 16 / 110 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Collins entered the game midway through first quarter after Vince Young's injury and immediately completed a pass on 3rd and long for a first down. He showed good presence in the pocket, did not take a sack, and hit his receivers underneath when nothing was there. He led the Titans second touchdown drive on the strength of three completions to Bo Scaife. Scaife finished the drive when got free on a rub route for a 2 yard touchdown in the front corner of the end zone. The Titans led comfortably all game and never asked too much of Collins.
2010 Week 7 vs PHI (17 / 31 / 276 / 3 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Kerry Collins had a strong day, mostly because he correctly decided to continue to get the ball in the direction of Kenny Britt. Britt had a career day (7-225, three touchdowns) which accounted for most of Collins' production. Collins had two early interceptions and only 51 yards on 10 other completions, so aside from Britt he did not do much - but you cannot minimize the Collins-Britt connection on the day. Odds are that Vince Young returns to action next week but Collins is a solid backup and second option for a strong Tennessee Titans team.
2010 Week 8 vs SD (8 / 15 / 52 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins replaced the injured Vince Young late in the fourth quarter and played pretty well. He took a couple of shots downfield, but mostly stuck to the shorter and intermediate game. He made a terrific throw off his back foot under intense pressure on a fourth down pass to save the game on the team's final drive. And he made a good throw on the ensuing fourth down attempt that RB Chris Johnson allowed to bounce off his fingertips for an incompletion.
2010 Week 10 vs MIA (9 / 20 / 51 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins was awful in the first half. His throws were way off target, it looked like he lost the grip a few times, and he had a few passes get knocked down by the line. Collins was unable to get anything going in the passing game, and all the offense was due to Chris Johnson. He did try one deep pass to Randy Moss and drew a PI penalty on the play. But we expected him to take more shots downfield, and it just didn't happen. Collins injured his calf in the 2nd quarter and will have an MRI today to determine the extent of the injury.
2010 Week 13 vs JAX (14 / 32 / 169 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
This was a forgettable performance from Kerry Collins in week 13 for the Titans. He simply never got on track as he was unable to take advantage of Jacksonville's poor secondary. Collins was off mark all night on most of his throws, either under-throwing or over-throwing his targets. His struggling accuracy led to both of his INT's. When he was flushed from the pocket he failed to make plays on the run. He was just poor all the way around.
2010 Week 14 vs IND (28 / 39 / 244 / 3 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Trying not to be outdone by Manning on the other side, Collins had a very efficient day in the pocket and brought some much needed stability to the QB position on Thursday. Collins used his quick release and accuracy throughout this game to thread the needle on many throws, while taking calculated risks downfield at times. He is the ultimate pocket passer who will never break the pocket and take off, but he excelled in this role. Collins knows his playmakers and tried hard to get the ball into Johnson, Britt or Washington's hands as much as possible. When given time in the pocket, Collins would almost look for the big gain and rarely take the checkdown, although Chris Johnson turned many passes into big plays. Collins was rarely touched by the Colt defense, stood confident in the pocket and never made a mistake that hurt his team. He threw the football where it needed to go and found Britt and Washington downfield at times. Collins also knew how to set up plays for Chris Johnson in the passing game and used this well. Ultimately, he was held back by teammate turnovers and could not keep up with Manning's scoring but he played as well as could be expected.
2010 Week 15 vs HOU (14 / 24 / 237 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Collins made quick, decisive throws all day long, and was not afraid to throw into coverage. He had a great rapport with go-to receiver Kenny Britt, but managed to spread the ball out well throughout the game. Collins set the tone early on a gutsy 4th and 8 conversion to Damian Williams for a long gain, and then two plays later a quick hit to Nate Washington over the middle for the score. He did get lucky on one big play, a bomb that he overthrew, right into the Titans secondary. The defenders bobbled the ball though, and Britt swooped in and caught the tipped pass for a 59 yard gain. Later on, he paid for his other mistake, underthrowing to Britt on an out pattern, which this time was intercepted. Overall, Collins showed great poise in the pocket - and had consistent protection. He was still airing it out with a 21-0 lead, and finding open receivers downfield. His Achilles heel was that he would throw to Britt whether or not he was covered, but even that turned out well (thanks mainly to Britt) on all but one play.
2010 Week 16 vs KC (14 / 37 / 235 / 2 / 2 pass, 2 / -1 / 0 rush)
Collins sprinkled in a few beautiful passes, but otherwise it was another very erratic day for the aging vet. He just didn't seem on the same page as his WR's, despite the fact that the Chiefs were loaded up to stop Chris Johnson. He did connect with Kenny Britt on a long TD pass, and he threw a nice deep ball that Justin Gage should have caught. But he also badly underthrew Britt on another occasion, missing a sure TD, and just was not able to keep up with the Chiefs. His 235 yards on only 14 completions is a testament to his ability to get the ball down the field, but his 23 incompletions show how erratic he is in the short and mid-range passing game.
2010 Week 17 vs IND (28 / 39 / 300 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 2 / 0 rush)
Collins was well protected in this game, as he was only sacked once, and he responded with a solid performance. Whether he was throwing it downfield to Britt, underneath to CJ or Cook, he was extremely accurate and poised, and stood up toe to toe with Peyton Manning in a game that meant much more to the Colts than the Titans. Collins has a way of making you think he could be amazing, as he has a strong arm, and throws a beautiful deep ball. But he also has a way of blowing it, as he did on the final possession when he fumbled the ball, turning it over to the Colts and leading to another Titans loss. But hey, that fumble gave the Titans the number 8 pick in the draft, so it's not all bad news for the Titans.
2009 Week 1 vs PIT (22 / 35 / 244 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 1 / 0 rush)
Collins might be one of the oldest starting QBs in the league, but he stood tall and moved the offense against arguably the best defense in the league. Collins made one mistake, underthrowing a deep ball that resulted in a Troy Polamalu interception, when rookie Kenny Britt had a step on Polamalu. Collins was able to elude pressure more than once and find a safety valve. Ten to fifteen yard outs were open all night, and Collins was connecting with his receivers on them at will. Collins read the field and made the right decision like a veteran should. The big gain of the night was a long catch and run to Britt when Ryan Clark lost track of the big wideout. Collins was also victimized by a Justin Gage drop in the end zone, or he could have had a bigger night. He's still only a backup fantasy QB, but he's safer in that role than some of his peers who present more upside.
2009 Week 2 vs HOU (21 / 33 / 216 / 2 / 1 pass, 3 / 4 / 0 rush)
Kerry Collins had yet another efficient game against the Houston Texans on Sunday. He finished the day completing 21 of 33 passes for 216 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. His numbers were slightly skewed by a screen pass that led to a 69 yard touchdown for Chris Johnson. At the same time, he was not asked to throw the ball downfield much at all. Aside from Johnson's screen pass, Collins didn't have a single completion over 16 yards. Collins spread the ball around to 8 different players but only three wide receivers registered a catch. It would appear that Collins' role for the Titans is going to be to protect the ball in a conservative passing game. Unfortunately, Collins' solid performance was tainted when he fumbled the ball with less then two minutes to play as it slipped from his grasp on a short rush, thus cementing the Texans victory. Collins having two turnovers was very uncharacteristic. Kerry Collins had a great deal of success against the Texans (ass he had against the Steelers) finding wide open receivers all over the short-field. He completed passes to the sidelines, across the middle, and on swing routes with ease. At some juncture, Tennessee is going to have to ask Collins to throw the ball a little further downfield, at which point his production might increase a bit. It's important to note that despite the low yardage total, 33 pass attempts is quite a bit more then Titans fans are used to seeing from Kerry Collins.
2009 Week 3 vs NYJ (15 / 37 / 170 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Collins didn't play nearly as badly as his stat line would indicate. He suffered at least five drops by the wide receivers, and also threw a lot of balls away to avoid sacks. As usual, Collins had a good rhythm in the offense when everything was smooth, delivered the ball on time and on target, and he wasn't afraid to throw into small windows. The Jets were successful at getting him off his game, especially late, but they did that to Tom Brady and Matt Schaub, too. All in all, Collins did a fine job of helping the team get righted after falling behind 14-0. His interceptions came when he tried to force the ball to Chris Johnson down the sidelines and when David Harris dropped into coverage on Alge Crumpler and Collins didn't read him. Collins made a very nice quick throw to Nate Washington for the TD when he noticed Dwight Lowery wasn't watching the ball.
2009 Week 4 vs JAX (29 / 48 / 284 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / 10 / 1 rush)
Collins was not on top of his game, but this loss isn't on him. His interceptions were the result of a bad throw and bad decision on his part, but they came when the game was already getting out of hand. Collins wasn't under an immense amount of pressure, and he did move the offense well in the second half. He wasn't the centerpiece of the gameplan when the Titans started with three three-and-outs. Collins ran about as fast as you'll ever see him motor on his 10-yard TD run on fourth down. He threw the ball with good zip on his short and intermediate routes, and seemed to find a new favorite target in Kenny Britt. Jeff Fisher is right to not give in to calls to replace him.
2009 Week 5 vs IND (19 / 32 / 164 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Collins was largely ineffective at moving the Titans offense down the field on Sunday night. For the most part Collins simply managed the game vs. the Colts, taking what was given to him by a banged up Colts squad that was missing three starters in its secondary. However, even with the Colts secondary playing at less than 100%, Collins rarely pushed the issue down field to test them. He preferred short routes underneath as 13 of his 19 completions went to his TE's or RB's. His longest completion of the night went to Nate Washington for 23 yards and he threw an interception when Colts CB Tim Jennings wrestled a pass away from Nate Washington on the first drive of the second half. It is worth noting that the Titans continue to have a serious case of the dropsies. For the third straight game the Titans brought drives to a halt with drops. Moving forward there is sure to be people calling for the benching of Kerry Collins now that the team is 0-5, however another QB would not make a difference with this team right now. They are just not playing well.
2009 Week 6 vs NE (2 / 12 / -7 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / -1 / 0 rush)
Collins was worse then awful on Sunday against the Patriots. He completed a swing pass to full back Ahrmad Hall for a 15 yard gain in the first quarter. He then completed another pass for a net of minus-22 yards to Nate Washington. And that was it, seriously. 2 completions for negative 7 yards in a "must-win" game. Believe it or not, there was worse news: Collins fumbled a snap and threw two interceptions as well, thus giving his Patriots counterpart Tom Brady the opportunity to throw an NFL record 5 touchdown passes in one quarter. I'm not sure of the last time that a quarterback played 3 full quarters and completed as many passes to his opponent as he did to his own receivers. While Collins has been prone to mistakes in his career and the Foxboro weather was a near white-out of snow, he had been remarkably consistent in his tenure with the Titans. Sunday was a different story entirely. The combination of the cold and a relentless Patriots pass rush from the edges sent Collins reeling. His deep passes where nowhere near target and his short passes lacked the touch necessary to be caught. This performance - combined with the Titans 0-6 start - could easily be the end of Kerry Collins' tenure as a starter in the NFL.
2009 Week 14 vs STL (11 / 19 / 154 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Collins entered the game for Vince Young in the 2nd quarter and immediately started moving the ball against the porous Rams defense. Collins leaned on his tight ends on curls and slants and was generally accurate in short range. His trouble came on deeper throws downfield in the 2nd half where he was inaccurate, likely owing to not having developed the same rapport with Kenny Britt and Nate Washington as Vince Young. Collins touchdown pass to Alge Crumpler came under heavy pressure where he showed off his still-strong arm, rifling the ball to Crumpler in double-coverage.
2008 Week 1 vs JAX (2 / 2 / 65 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins entered the game in the fourth quarter due to an injury to Young, and completed both of his pass attempts to help Tennessee to the win. He made two short, but accurate throws in traffic that his receivers turned into significant yardage. One of his passes was taken to the two yard line, with the Titans scoring a touchdown on the ensuing play, while the other one came on a third and 15 play later that was turned into a 44 yard gain.
2008 Week 2 vs CIN (14 / 21 / 128 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins started for the fifth time in his Tennessee career and the 150th time in his career. He began the game sixteenth on the NFL's all time passing yardage list. Collins needs 90 more passing yard to reach 35,000 for his career. Collins was the better quarterback in this game. He was efficient and mistake free, throwing only one questionable pass during the game. Collins consistently demonstrated his arm strength by throwing lasers through the tropical storm like winds. He threw one touchdown pass to Justin Gage.
2008 Week 3 vs HOU (14 / 26 / 189 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 30 / 0 rush)
Kerry Collins did not finish with great statistics, but he did enough to lead his team to victory. He made good decisions throwing the ball. He only made one mistake, and that was on the first play from scrimmage when he threw behind the intended receiver resulting in an interception. Collins was effective due to his offensive line giving him plenty of time in the pocket to locate his receivers. Collins helped himself on the ground by gaining 30 yards on designed roll out plays where he took off down the field when he saw an opening.
2008 Week 4 vs MIN (18 / 35 / 199 / 0 / 0 pass, 6 / 2 / 0 rush)
The day was a tale of two halves for Collins. Out of the gates Collins was able to use the time his offensive line gave him to work the Titans down the field using deep, medium and play action passes. In short he looked every bit like the veteran QB that he is. As the game wore on, however, Collins' was able to complete fewer and fewer passes and struggled with his accuracy. Part of the reason for this was the fact that he was regularly forced to step out of the pocket and call upon what little mobility he possesses. Even so, while he only completed five of his 14 second half pass attempts, Collins did play smart, avoiding sacks, ill-advised throws or anything else that would have put his team's lead in any jeopardy.
2008 Week 5 vs BAL (17 / 32 / 163 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
After Vince Young's early season knee injury, Tennessee head coach Jeff Fisher tabbed Collins as the starter for his team barring injury, and presumably, even upon Young's return to health. With Young on the sidelines as the #2 QB, Collins was again given the opportunity to show why he should keep the reins. He didn't present a very good case. At least not until the end of the game. While he connected on his first three passes, the third was to a Ravens defensive lineman who recovered a batted pass knocked into the air at the line of scrimmage. In the Titans' second series, Collins again brought it to a premature end when he, with the pocket collapsing around him, made an ill-advised pass into double coverage that was snagged by Baltimore's Chris McAlister. While these would be Collins' only two picks on the day (a third was negated by a defensive holding penalty in the third quarter), the rest of his performance wasn't much better. Facing relentless pressure all day long, Collins regularly placed the ball just outside his receivers' reach. He only engineered two sustained drives all day, and the second of those would have been aborted early had it not been for a Ravens roughing the passer penalty on a third and ten play. The bright spot for Collins was his late fourth quarter double-pump pass from the 11 yard line to Alge Crumpler back-pedaling into the end zone. That pass provided the winning points the Titans needed to stay undefeated.
2008 Week 7 vs KC (11 / 18 / 123 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Jeff Fisher said that the Titans would use Kerry Collins very conservatively and he was true to his word. Collins did not have one deep target all day. He was very accurate and even hit guys in tough coverage. In the red zone the Titans ran, ran, and ran some more. Kansas City had DL Tamba Hali drop back into coverage on one play and it almost worked. If Hali didn't drop the ball it would have been a short field for Kansas City. Collins was much better with is judgment after that play. He only had two pass attempts in the second quarter. There might have been more passes in the fourth quarter if RBs LenDale White and Chris Johnson didn't break off highlight reel runs the second and third possession plays respectively. Tennessee did not need Collins to do much.
2008 Week 8 vs IND (24 / 37 / 193 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Collins did a good job of managing the offense in the first half even though he only threw for 73 yards. He led the team down the field twice in the first half but, they had to settle for only two field goals. The offense bogged down in the red zone both times as the Colts defense often put eight guys in the box and challenged the Titans' to throw the ball. Collins led the Titans on impressive 14 play, 80 yard touchdown drive in the third quarter and then tied the game with a two point conversion pass to FB Ahmard Hall on a roll out. This drive was the turning point in the game and Collins was able to lead the offense to 17 points in the fourth quarter. Collins over threw a wide open TE Alge Crumpler in the second half for his only real scoring opportunity in the game. His favorite target in the game was TE Bo Scaife who had 12 targets.
2008 Week 9 vs GB (18 / 37 / 180 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
It's difficult to fault an undefeated quarterback, and no, Collins did not have a bad game. But he had a lot trouble finding any receivers downfield ... too many of his passes were not on the mark ... his short throws were too often hurried and therefore his receiver was not able to get any separation and gain additional yardage. The exception was the final drive of the fourth quarter, and again in OT, in which he effortlessly marched the team down the field and into field goal position. The bulk of his yardage came from dump-offs to his TE or RB.
2008 Week 10 vs CHI (30 / 41 / 289 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / -1 / 0 rush)
Collins was allowed to beat the Bears with his arm when the running game failed to produce. Collins completed 30 of his 41 passes for a season high 289 yards and two touchdowns. Collins looked in command all game, often finding ways to convert on third and long plays. Collins first connected with TE Bo Scaife in the second quarter to tie up the game for the Titans. When Tennessee took the ball on their first drive in the second half, Collins also ended that drive with a touchdown by connecting with WR Justin Gage across the middle for a 12 yard touchdown.
2008 Week 11 vs JAX (13 / 23 / 230 / 3 / 1 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Collins was solid in this game. He made good decisions in terms of who to throw to, and was decisive when going for big plays. Collins displayed a strong arm on several intermediate and deep passes, along with good touch. The team seemed to rally around him, and when he threw the touchdown pass that extended their lead, the first player to greet him was an exuberant Vince Young.
2008 Week 12 vs NYJ (21 / 39 / 243 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins was forced to again put the Titans on his shoulders and this time could not deliver. He was unable to move the ball downfield when he needed it most and received no help from his defense as Tennessee was dominated in time of possession. He managed to complete a little more than 50 percent of his passes as his lone touchdown came on a short throw where he was able to find his full back for a six yard score with the game out of reach.
2008 Week 13 vs DET (11 / 18 / 127 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
He is definitely in the Trent Dilfer Baltimore Ravens bus driver mold of a quarterback. The team continues to rely on a strong running game mixed in with some throws to keep the defense guessing. When Collins did throw the ball he was accurate and made good decisions. The problem for any Collins owners is that there just weren't very many attempts.
2008 Week 14 vs CLE (14 / 23 / 155 / 2 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins was not impressive against the Browns. He threw two touchdowns, but also threw two interceptions on only 155 yards passing. He did not need to do too much though as most of the load was carried by the Tennessee rushing attack.
2008 Week 15 vs HOU (15 / 33 / 181 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
Kerry Collins had a trouble getting into any type of comfort zone against a strong defensive front. The Texans were unable to record a sack, but pressure up the middle disrupted Collins' timing on passes to his receivers. The threat of the rush was bad enough that he was often rushing his throws or throwing off of his back foot. Two consecutive plays on the opening drive illustrated the type of day that Collins had. On a second and eight play he rolled out to his right and failed to connect with a wide open Justin McCareins along the sideline. On the next play he was forced to throw the ball early due to a good pass rush and threw an inaccurate pass into the end zone that was intercepted. Later, he missed a wide open Alge Crumpler that would have been a touchdown had it been thrown with a little more touch.
2008 Week 16 vs PIT (20 / 29 / 216 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins played an effective game, with no turnovers and he made the plays when he needed to, moving the chains. He was not under pressure for most of the day, taking just one sack. His most telling statistic was 31 running plays against 30 passing, keeping the noticeable balance that has given the Titans such a great record. The only negative was a low three for fourteen conversion rate on third down, but that was more a by-product of the fact that Collins played with the lead and wanted to avoid any turnovers. All in all, Collins had a very good performance against the league's best defensive unit.
2008 Week 17 vs IND (1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Although he started the game, Collins only completed one of his two passes for zero yards before taking a seat and resting.
2008 Week 19 vs BAL (26 / 42 / 281 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins did a very good job of getting the ball off in the face of a blitzing defense. The defense was only able to get any type of pressure on him with the blitz, as his offensive line provided excellent protection. The pressure did force him into some bad throws, but he was able to locate some of his hot reads while in the presence of defenders. When not faced with pressure he had plenty of time to throw and was able to easily locate his targets. Collins still has a strong arm and was able to rifle the ball into small areas, between defenders, that gave his receivers the best chance of coming up with the ball. He was able to complete 62% of his passes, with the majority coming on medium to deep routs against a zone defense.
2007 Week 3 vs NO (4 / 4 / 22 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins entered the game near the end of the second quarter and finished the half while Young was being attended to in the locker room. He completed all four of his passes, three to RB Chris Brown.
2007 Week 6 vs TB (10 / 20 / 125 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins entered the game after the Young injury and played well. While he didn't throw for any scores, he was able to get the team into scoring range, where RB LenDale White ran one in on the ground, to tie the game in the fourth quarter. Collins finished ten of 20 for 125 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. He did have an interception that was reviewed and overturned on an attempt in the end zone.
2007 Week 7 vs HOU (25 / 42 / 280 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
As expected, Collins got the start for the injured QB Vince Young in this game. The game got off to a rocky start for Collins as he was sacked and fumbled. The ball was returned for a touchdown by Houston in the first quarter. Collins did lead the team to two fields in the first quarter as he went six for 11 for 58 yards in the first quarter. On the first play of the second quarter, Collins threw a bullet to WR Roydell Williams on a 39 yard pass over the middle. It was his best pass of the first half and Tennessee's biggest play of the half as well. The play would set up the Titans' third field goal of the game. Collins showed his good arm strength on another pass to WR Justin Gage for 24 yards later in the second quarter. He had a nice first half finishing 17 for 26 for 188 yards. Collins did everything but get the ball in the end zone in the first half. Collins wasn't as sharp in the second half only completing five of 12 attempts for the first 29 minutes of the second half but, he played well when the game was on the line at the end of the contest. The Titans built a big lead by halftime and tried to run the ball a lot in the second half to run down the clock. But the Texans made an improbable comeback in the fourth quarter and Titans were one point down with 57 seconds left. Collins calmly led his team 63 yards down the field for a game winning field goal. The 13 year veteran was unflappable at the end of the game as he made some amazing throws on that last drive, putting his team in easy field goal range with two seconds left in the game.
2007 Week 14 vs SD (1 / 3 / -2 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins entered the game briefly for an injured Vince Young and looked exactly as you would expect a rusty Kerry Collins to look. His first drop-back resulted in a sack and a near-fumble, and his other plays didn't go all that well, either. Despite the fact that Young was eventually able to come back in and finish the game, he didn't quite look like himself out there. And if he were to miss any time, Collins would be the first man off the bench.
2007 Week 17 vs IND (10 / 13 / 106 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)
Kerry Collins entered the game in the third quarter when Vince Young left with a leg injury. He performed well in leading the offense down the field to three second half field goals. Collins did not seem to be fazed by entering the game late and with little chance to warm up as he completed six of first seven passes, with the only incompletion coming when he was hit as he threw the ball. The veteran showed his skills by brilliantly executing play action passes and placing the ball where only the receiver had the best chance of catching it.
2006 Week 1 vs NYJ (17 / 38 / 223 / 0 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins, who was signed by the Titans less than two weeks before the game, showed some rust but also had some positive moments in an up and down performance. He had 223 passing yards, but completed less than fifty percent of his passes and threw two interceptions. He was unlucky in the game, however. On Tennessee's first play of the third quarter, Collins threw a perfect strike to tight end Ben Troupe. The play should have resulted in nice gain and set the Titans up near midfield. Instead, Troupe bobbled the pass and Kerry Rhodes intercepted it. Later in the third quarter, Collins was hit as he was attempting a deep pass to Drew Bennett in the end zone. The pass sailed off course and Collins was called for intentional grounding, effectively ending a Titans' scoring opportunity. Collins finished the first half five for 13 for 62 passing yards and one interception. He was better in the second half, going 12 for 25 for 161 yards. In the fourth quarter Collins was ten for 19 for 134 yards. He led the Titans on a nine play 80 yard drive to put them within one score. Trailing by seven with the game in the balance, Collins drove Tennessee from their own 26 to the New York eight yard line before his fourth down passing attempt to tight end Bo Scaife fell incomplete.
2006 Week 2 vs SD (6 / 19 / 57 / 0 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins played as poorly as his statistics indicate. He started the game, then came out briefly for Vince Young, then returned in the second half, and finally was benched for the fourth quarter. In between all that, he posted about the most miserable stats a QB can put up. He was intercepted twice, one the result of a terrible decision. The second was simply a great play by CB Quentin Jammer jumping the WR route. Of course, Collins should have been intercepted even before either of those, but CB Drayton Florence dropped a sure pass that likely would have gone for a touchdown the other way. Collins didn't make one pass the entire game that could be qualified as a good pass. HC Jeff Fisher says the plan going forward is to alternate his quarterbacks in-game, which doesn't seem like it will bode well for Tennessee because of the wildly differing styles of play.
2006 Week 3 vs MIA (19 / 33 / 269 / 1 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins struggled early in the first quarter, but then got it going in the second quarter as he finished the half 13 for 20 for 188 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The Titans' offense did little in the second half as they only managed 90 yards of offense in the second half. Without any help from the running game, Collins was unable to put together any long drives in the second half. Even though Collins put up decent numbers, he was inconsistent with his accuracy and missed receivers on key plays. Collins inaccuracy resulted in his second interception while the Titans were driving with two minutes left in the game. He threw a pass behind Drew Bennett, which deflected off his hand and into the hands of a Miami defender, ending any chance the Titans had of winning the game.
2006 Week 10 vs BAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins replaced Vince Young on the last drive of the game, handing the ball off to Travis Henry in an effort to set up the potential game winning field goal. He did not attempt a pass.
2005 Week 1 vs NE (18 / 39 / 265 / 3 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Collins completed four out of four passing attempts during the opening drive for the Raiders, finishing with a two yard touchdown pass to Courtney Anderson. But on the Raiders' next drive, Collins did not complete one of his three passing attempts. It was like that for the rest of the game for Collins, who at times looked sharp and at other times was pressured and was unable to get anything going for the Raiders' offense. Collins connected with Randy Moss for a 73 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of the game. Backed up in the end zone, Collins threw an incomplete pass intended for Randy Moss that was nearly intercepted in the third quarter. Collins threw what was called an interception, but looked more like a fumble. Throughout the second half of the game the Patriots brought pressure on Collins and he did not have the time to complete passes and threw the ball away numerous times. He was called for intentional grounding in the fourth quarter. As expected, Moss is clearly the go to guy and Collins looked to him often.
2005 Week 2 vs KC (21 / 35 / 263 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 11 / 0 rush)
Collins sometimes seemed very effective. He finished the day with okay statistics, completing 21 of 35 passes for 263 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. He only sent passes toward three different wide receivers. He made 30 throws to just Porter, Moss, and Jordan. He may still need to get used to some of the players. He also was not always aware of some receivers who were open down the field.
2005 Week 3 vs PHI (24 / 42 / 345 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Collins continued his strong start to the season, passing for 345 yards and another two touchdowns without throwing an interception. Collins has yet to throw an interception this season. Collins started strong, completing his first four passes including a touchdown. After the quick start he went ice cold, missing on his next eight throws. Collins reset himself after that mini-slump and finished with three completions before halftime. Collins continued his accuracy into the third quarter, completing five of six attempts for another 31 yards. At this point, he was 12-23-146-1-0, and Oakland trailed 20-10. The Raiders decided to play the final 15 minutes in the air, as 19 of the 22 plays were passes in the fourth quarter. Collins did not disappoint, as he went 12-19-199-1-0 in the fourth quarter alone.
2005 Week 4 vs DAL (13 / 23 / 218 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / -1 / 0 rush)
Collins was steady, and with exception to the big play to Moss, was unspectacular. He threw for only 218 yards, but a lot of credit for that goes to the Dallas defense, which gave Collins few options when he did drop back to pass.
2005 Week 6 vs SD (24 / 48 / 292 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins had an awful game. The passing totals will tell you otherwise, but that's why we're here for you, isn't it? Collins' day was inauspicious right from the outset. His very first pass of the game was nearly intercepted by Clinton Hart, but went right through his hands. His second pass of the game actually was picked off. The ball was overthrown, and Collins was hit as he released. It was Collins' first interception of the season, and his first in his last 151 pass attempts. As the half wore on, Collins had less and less time to throw, and the Raiders offense looked generally bewildered. The second half went a bit better for Collins, as he had much more time to throw and a much bigger pocket to step into. He moved the ball downfield on San Diego, especially in the fourth quarter, which explains the high yardage total. But Collins was unable to find the end zone. The Chargers really clamped down once Oakland got in close to the goal line. Collins had TE Courtney Anderson open in the back of the end zone on one occasion, but overthrew him. That was pretty much his best scoring opportunity, and he was actually lucky to not lose any more points from his fantasy total as he was nearly intercepted on two other occasions. Collins lost 21 yards passing on two plays that were called back due to penalties.
2005 Week 7 vs BUF (19 / 27 / 261 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 7 / 0 rush)
Collins began the game badly, fumbling on the Raiders' opening drive after being sacked by Angelo Crowell. Barry Sims recovered for the Raiders but the drive was over. Collins threw a good pass to Doug Gabriel on the next drive, but the receiver dropped what should have been a long gain. Collins did not lose faith, finding Gabriel three plays later for 38 yards, the longest play of the game. Collins found Randy Moss for 15 yards and a first down, two plays after Moss entered the game with a minute remaining in the first quarter. Collins looked for Moss on a fade in the end zone, but the play was broken up by Nate Clements. On the following drive, Collins tried a fade to the other side and found Moss for a 22 yard touchdown on a well thrown ball. Doug Gabriel was the favorite target for Collins in this game, and they connected five times for 101 yards. The only negative was a bobbled snap which Collins lost to Troy Vincent.
2005 Week 8 vs TEN (17 / 29 / 238 / 3 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Collins managed the game well, rarely leaving the pocket and dealing well with the limitations of Randy Moss. With Moss less than full speed, Collins focused on LaMont Jordan out of the backfield and Jerry Porter. His protection was good and he was only sacked twice. Collins' lone mistake was an ugly interception that was returned for a 52 yard Titans' touchdown by Reynaldo Hill just a few seconds before halftime.
2005 Week 9 vs KC (21 / 40 / 175 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
The Raiders began conservatively. During the first drive, on third and 23, the play called was a handoff to Zack Crockett. The only pass by Collins during that drive, a short eight yard pass to Jordan was called back with a chop block penalty. Collins was called for intentional grounding on a long drive that ended with a field goal. Collins was sacked in the third quarter. Collins threw an interception in the third quarter, his third interception this season so far. He came out throwing after that drive, completing four passes including a four yard touchdown strike to a wide open Jerry Porter. His subsequent two point conversion attempt to Porter failed. Collins threw a second touchdown pass to Randy Moss to give the Raiders the lead with less than two minutes in the game.
2005 Week 10 vs DEN (26 / 50 / 310 / 2 / 3 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
On the whole, Collins had a tough game. It started out with some poor luck, as both Randal Williams and Jerry Porter dropped sure first down receptions. Porter's, in fact, could have gone for a long touchdown but it simply bounced off the receiver's hands. The first interception looked like a communication error, as the pass was thrown well behind Porter as Collins seemingly expected him to be somewhere other than where he ended up. On another early pass, Collins did the impossible - he overthrew WR Randy Moss on a play where Moss actually had a step on the defender. Aside from the tough early breaks, Collins' day went downhill fast. Denver's defensive pressure was increasingly effective, forcing Collins into some poor throws. The second interception was a terrible pass, well over the head of Randy Moss. Following that pick, Collins made a number of awful passes and seemed completely lost. He even reverted to one of his worst habits, throwing off his back foot continuously. This was mostly because he simply didn't have any time to set his feet to pass. The few times he did have ample time, he got overzealous and launched balls well over the heads of his intended target. Collins was almost intercepted by Champ Bailey for a second time early in the fourth quarter. Finally, Collins' third interception pretty much nailed down the win for Denver. Collins was attempting an out route to Jerry Porter, but Darrent Williams jumped the route beautifully and returned the pick 80 yards for a touchdown. That pretty much sealed the victory for Denver at 31-10, but ironically enabled Collins to save his game for fantasy owners. Because the lead was at 21 points, Denver relaxed its coverage and called off the dogs in the pass rush. This gave Collins lots of time and open receivers to throw to, resulting in an eventual garbage time touchdown pass to WR Doug Gabriel. That final drive moved Collins from a poor fantasy game to a pretty decent one (or very good if your league doesn't penalize for interceptions). Some may say that you can't always rely on garbage time, but with the way the Raiders defense normally plays, it's a pretty good bet that Collins will be passing the ball late in the game.
2005 Week 11 vs WAS (19 / 36 / 289 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Collins started off the day badly, throwing an interception on his first series of the game. While already in his throwing motion, Collins had the ball tipped and it landed in the hands of Lemar Marshall, who returned it for a touchdown. He led his team to only three points in the first half. As the day progressed, however, Collins was able to find his wide receivers, particularly Jerry Porter, down the middle of the field. Randy Moss was double covered all day, and this left Porter working against a zone scheme that Collins was able to pick apart. Although the Redskins blitzed heavily, they were only able to sack Collins once. Collins appeared unfazed by the constant blitzing, and was able to step up in the pocket and throw downfield with ease. In the red zone the Raiders' offense stalled, as Collins was unable to score touchdowns on two occasions near the goal line, instead settling for field goals.
2005 Week 12 vs MIA (21 / 37 / 226 / 0 / 2 pass, 2 / 23 / 1 rush)
Collins spent most of the afternoon trying to avoid the Dolphins' pass rush. He was sacked seven times and intercepted twice, one being an end of half Hail Mary attempt. He finished with 226 yards on 21 of 37 attempts. Collins did have an 18 yard scramble for a touchdown.
2005 Week 13 vs SD (22 / 40 / 236 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins completed a big first down pass to Gabriel on the first drive of the game, setting up a field goal and giving the Raiders an early lead. He continued to spread the ball evenly to all his receivers throughout the first half. He completed a 34 yard pass in the second quarter to Randal Williams to quickly move the Raiders down the field and threw a 16 yard pass to Courtney Anderson a few plays later to tie the game at ten. In the third quarter, Collins tried to take advantage of the room Quentin Jammer was giving Randy Moss at the line of scrimmage but was unable to complete any passes. The Raiders continued to start the second half by going three and out three times in a row. Collins completed 13 of 20 passes in the first half, but didn't complete another pass until the fourth quarter, after starting the second half with seven straight incompletions. When it seemed like he had the offense back on track, he threw a pass to Courtney Anderson, but he was not looking, and the pass was intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Clinton Hart in the fourth quarter. Even though he threw for 236 yards, he finished the day with 22 completions on 40 attempts.
2005 Week 15 vs CLE (14 / 30 / 132 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 1 / 0 rush)
Collins completed just 47% of his passes with an average of 4.3 yards per completion for just a 56.5 passer rating. Collins attributed his poor play in part to the wet field conditions and slippery ball, but it is unclear whether he will be given the opportunity to return as quarterback next week, or whether the Raiders would go back to Marques Tuiasosopo or give rookie Andrew Walter a look.
2005 Week 16 vs DEN (17 / 41 / 178 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins completed fewer than half of his passes, threw an interception and had zero touchdowns - but his numbers do not tell the whole story. Collins was victimized by his receivers, who dropped no less than eight passes. Collins consistently hit receivers in the hands and put passes exactly where they needed to be for his teammates to be successful, but they repeatedly made him look bad. Collins was not without guilt, as he did miss an occasional receiver and did throw an interception in the end zone by forcing a ball into double coverage, but his numbers should have been far better in Week 16. He also often opted to throw quickly or out of bounds rather than to take a sack, which added to his incompletions.
2005 Week 17 vs NYG (26 / 48 / 331 / 3 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins started out well completing seven of his first ten passes including a 15 yard TD strike to tie up the game at seven. With Lamont Jordan on the sidelines, Collins was forced to throw the ball a ton. He kept the Raiders close the entire game, and led them to the one-yard line late in the fourth quarter where they could have pulled the game to within three points. The inability to run the ball ultimately cost the Raiders the game, despite Collins finishing with 331 yards passing, three touchdowns and no interceptions.