QB Trent Dilfer - Free Agent
|6-4, 235||Born: 3-13-1972||College: Fresno State||Drafted: Round 1, pick 6|
2007 Week 4 vs SEA (12 / 33 / 128 / 0 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Dilfer struggled mightily all afternoon, averaging less than four yards per passing attempt, and completing just 36% of his passes. Dilfer was also sacked five times and fumbled the ball twice (losing one) in addition to his two interceptions. The 49ers did however have three completed receptions called back due to offensive penalties.
2007 Week 5 vs BAL (12 / 19 / 126 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Starting for an injured Alex Smith, Trent Dilfer completed 12 of 19 passes for 126 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. Dilfer lead an impressive drive in the third quarter, capping it off with a beautifully thrown ball to Arnaz Battle for a 23 yard touchdown between two defenders. Up until that point and going forward, he was mainly content handing the ball off to Frank Gore, and throwing short passes. On his touchdown throw he showed a strong arm, but overall it was clear the coaching staff did not want to put the game in his hands. He ran the ball once for four yards.
2007 Week 7 vs NYG (23 / 38 / 209 / 2 / 2 pass, 3 / 11 / 0 rush)
Dilfer was put under constant pressure for most of the day being forced into two interceptions and fumbling the ball twice as well. He completed 23 of 38 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns. His second touchdown of the game came in the final seconds of the game as he hooked up with Darrell Jackson to make the score a little more respectable.
2007 Week 11 vs STL (20 / 42 / 231 / 0 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
In completing just 47.6 percent of his passes and averaging just 5.5 yards per passing attempt, Dilfer finished with a 44.8 passer rating. Nearly 60% of Dilfer's passing yards came in the fourth quarter of the game as Dilfer tried unsuccessfully to bring the 49ers back.
2007 Week 12 vs ARI (25 / 39 / 256 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / 10 / 0 rush)
Dilfer had an efficient game and did not throw an INT. He tossed touchdown passes to Vernon Davis (2 yards) and Arnaz Battle (57 yards). He avoided the Cardinal rush and looked comfortable at times throwing the ball down field and on target. He took the 49ers on scoring drives of 32, 18, 6, 88 and 70 yards. He was sacked three times, and had one scramble for 10 yards.
2007 Week 13 vs CAR (14 / 29 / 171 / 2 / 4 pass, 3 / -1 / 0 rush)
Trent Dilfer played a terrible game throwing four interceptions. His final numbers were 14 of 29 for 171 yards and two touchdowns. Dilfer threw two first half interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. In the fourth quarter, he threw two more interceptions. Neither second half interception led to a Carolina score but it killed any momentum San Francisco had built from Dilfer's two third quarter touchdown passes.
2007 Week 14 vs MIN (7 / 19 / 45 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 1 / 0 rush)
Dilfer was unable to do anything against the Vikings defense. He was under consistent pressure, and generally unable to get anything going the entire first half. The first play of the game for the 49ers was a tipped ball that Kevin Williams intercepted and returned for a touchdown. The rest of the half did not get much better. Dilfer finally had the 49ers driving near the end of the first half. Down 27-0 already, and facing a fourth down near the end zone, the 49ers went for it. Dilfer was unable to find a receiver and scrambled from the pocket. His head collided with a defenders shoulder pad on a clean hit, but his neck jerked back, and he was helped off the field. He did not return.
2005 Week 1 vs CIN (26 / 43 / 278 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
Dilfer fumbled once and threw two interceptions, which kept the Browns from competing in this game. After throwing a 68 yard touchdown pass to Frisman Jackson in the second quarter, Dilfer keyed in on the connection with Jackson and put up solid yards through the 2nd half while trying to put the Browns back on the board. Dilfer through at least five passes each to Antonio Bryant, Dennis Northcutt, Frisman Jackson, Braylon Edwards and Steve Heiden. A "go-to-guy" was not necessarily established during week 1.
2005 Week 2 vs GB (21 / 32 / 336 / 3 / 0 pass, 3 / 5 / 0 rush)
Dilfer finished with a passer rating of 131.8 and provided strong leadership in a very efficient outing. He spread the ball around well to his wide receivers, tight ends and running backs, and showed great poise both in the pocket and when forced to roll outside. Dilfer was consistently able to find the open receiver in the flat, and did not make any mistakes in this game.
2005 Week 3 vs IND (22 / 29 / 208 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Dilfer was held to a similar game plan that Manning was. The defense allowed for short passes in front of the defenders, with no opportunity for the long pass. Dilfer took advantage of the short game, and looked every bit as good as Manning in the game. The Colts' defense put immense pressure on Dilfer, sacking him four times in the first half after he hadn't been sacked all season. Dilfer was walking with a limp after a big hit in the third quarter, but continued on without issue. Although he was hurried, Dilfer stayed in the pocket, and finished with a respectable 22-29 for 208 yards against this suddenly very tough defense.
2005 Week 5 vs CHI (23 / 34 / 218 / 2 / 2 pass, 2 / -1 / 0 rush)
Dilfer made his 100th career start. He looked off in the game, making some poor throws. He threw a floating pass that was easily intercepted during the Browns' opening drive. He overthrew Aaron Shea for his second interception. It was not until the fourth quarter that Dilfer looked remotely good. Dilfer threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, both great passes to Antonio Bryant. In this game, Dilfer checked down to his two tight ends often. He targeted Aaron Shea seven times and Steve Heiden four times.
2005 Week 6 vs BAL (16 / 30 / 147 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Dilfer managed just a 53.1 passer rating in this game due and had very little time to make things happen during this game. In addition to one interception, he completed just 53.3% of his passes on the day, and averaged just 4.9 yards per passing attempt. Two key fumbles at inopportune moments added to his struggles against his former team.
2005 Week 7 vs DET (10 / 19 / 73 / 0 / 3 pass, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
Dilfer compiled a passer rating of 22.4 by competing just 53% of his passes, with an average of just 3.8 yards per passing attempt. Of Dilfer's three interceptions, two appeared to be his fault, with the second one intended for Aaron Shea tipped and intercepted. One would expect that Romeo Crenel will face much speculation regarding his starting quarterback moving forward.
2005 Week 8 vs HOU (12 / 25 / 185 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 9 / 0 rush)
Dilfer's passer rating of 86.2 keys on the fact that averaged 7.4 yards per attempt and threw no interceptions, but overlooks his fumble in the Houston red zone when the Browns were up 13-10 and poised to build upon their lead. Dilfer failed to complete 50% of his passes on the afternoon, and struggled to find the open man throughout stretches in the game.
2005 Week 9 vs TEN (18 / 34 / 272 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 3 / 0 rush)
Dilfer shrugged off a quarterback controversy, completing 53% of his passes for an average of eight yards per passing attempt and a 77.1 passer rating en route to the Browns' third win of the season. Dilfer did lose one fumble, and was charged with an interception on a pass to end the first half, but did a good job of protecting the football and making a couple of key plays throughout the game.
2005 Week 10 vs PIT (17 / 34 / 253 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Dilfer completed eight of his first 14 passes, taking shots down field but without putting his team at risk, hitting mostly high percentage passes. He read a mismatch perfectly when he hit Antonio Bryant for 35 yards in single coverage against a backup cornerback. But his consistency level fell, and he had two near interceptions dropped. He was also the victim of three drops and another was fumbled after a 21 yard completion. He made up for some of it by throwing for 115 yards and a nine yard touchdown pass to Bryant in the fourth quarter.
2005 Week 11 vs MIA (11 / 18 / 137 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 3 / 0 rush)
Dilfer completed 61% of his passes for an average of 7.6 yards per passing attempt in his split role as the Browns quarterback against the Dolphins en route to a 103.2 passer rating on the afternoon. Coach Romeo Crennel used Dilfer in the first and third quarters of this game, and worked in teammate Charlie Frye in the second and fourth quarters. As the Browns moved to 4-6 with an outside shot at the playoffs, one might believe that Crennel would stick with the veteran, however this is a situation that bears watching throughout the week leading up to their game next week versus Minnesota.
2005 Week 12 vs MIN (23 / 35 / 214 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
A passer rating of 68.0 fails to capture Dilfer's two fumbles, and just how poorly he played for most of the afternoon. While one of the interceptions which Dilfer threw bounced off the receiver's fingertips and was not his fault, Dilfer failed to show the leadership in this game which he had exhibited in previous weeks. Much of Dilfer's statistical output came late in the game when the Vikings were dropping their guys back into a deep zone and Dilfer was hitting the open man underneath. Due in part to this, Dilfer completed 66% of his passes for an average of 6.7 yards per passing attempt. Dilfer suffered a minor knee injury to his right knee in the third quarter which caused him to miss a series, however it is surprising that despite the fact that Charlie Frye threw an interception in his only attempt, that coach Romeo Crennel immediately reinserted Dilfer. With the Browns suffering a loss in this game, it will be interesting to see how the coaching staff approaches the brewing quarterback controversy in Cleveland.