The Combine Report: Week Three – Ishmael, Moore Worked With ‘Tackling Fuel,’ Thielen Scored Twice

Rookie LB Cole Holcomb Went To Work In Prime Time

Week Three of the NFL was laced with solid play from top to bottom. In regards to the NFL Regional Combine pioneers, the defense side of the ball was the highlight of the week.


The Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts matchup was a duel and both quarterbacks were locked in for the win, but they needed help from their defenses.

And Falcons safety Kemal Ishmael and Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II had the keys the secure a win with their courageous performances. Both of the RC pioneers were prepared.

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Kenny Moore II(23)/Google Images

“I feel like every team is different in their own way, as far as how they use their players,” stated Moore II prior to the game. “Atlanta is very different because they have more key components than the teams we have been facing.”

Ishmael was one of the Falcons’ highly productive tacklers several seasons ago until head coach Dan Quinn took over. Ishmael adjusted his play to fit Quinn’s style and now the RC standout from 2012 is starting to regain his status as one of the league’s back end stoppers. Ishmael finished the game with six tackles, finishing second on the team.

Moore II caught fire as well as finishing with seven stops for the Colts. Clearly, Ishmael and Moore II was hydrated with passion that fashioned “tackling fuel” – a term famously coined in Adam Sandler’s featured motion picture, ‘The Waterboy.’


With a serious special teams’ background, it is not surprising that Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen executes plays from numerous situations. Catching passes is something Thielen has mastered, and now the art of rushing from the backfield can be added to his resume.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) rushes for a one yard touchdown against Oakland in the second quarter of an NFL football game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. The Vikings beat Oakland,34-14. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)

Thielen had his first career rushing touchdown against the Oakland Raiders. Running with the ball is something Thielen does well, but from the backfield, it is a different element.

“Obviously we have been having that one up for a while, and it worked,” said Thielen after the game. “It’s nice to help this team win football games, and be a part of the running back room. Those guys are special.”

With 11:07 left in the first half, the Vikings faced third-and-1 from the Raiders’ one-yard line. Thielen sidelined up to the left of the line and took an inside hand off from quarterback Kirk Cousins. Thielen took a shot from Raiders safety Karl Joseph, bounced off him and ran into the endzone for the one-yard score.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – SEPTEMBER 22: Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings catches a 35 yard pass for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

That running score was Thielen’s second touchdown of the day. His first touchdown came in the team’s opening drive when he caught a pass for 35-yards sprinting across the cross.

“Adam does a lot of things, blocks, does the dirty work,” said Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. “Obviously he’s got a lot of other things that we can do with him now that we haven’t shown yet. But he’s a great competitor. I’ve always said that about Adam. The catch he made on the sideline was outstanding. So we’re glad he’s ours.”


  • Rookie linebacker Cole Holcomb was ready for prime time as his team, the Washington Redskins, took on the Chicago Bears on Monday Night football. Holcomb was all over the field as he made nine tackles to lead the team. Such a valiant effort from a talented leader.
Cole Holcomb/Google Images

But for Holcomb, it is back to the drawing board.

  • “If it’s, as a linebacker, turning around and making sure your safety gets the calls, might be sitting in the film room a little longer with the guys, who knows. It can be a handful of things, honestly.”
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Seth Roberts caught two passes for 37 yards.



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