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Headlines in the Bruin Twitterverse: Congratulations Brett Hundley!

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Bruins and others congratulate Brett Hundley - twitter style - on his impressive NFL debut and on his first NFL touchdown pass!

Brett Hundley leading the Patriots.
Brett Hundley leading the Patriots.
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Tonight Brett Hundley made his NFL debut against the New England Patriots. Brett entered the game towards the end of the third quarter and was the third quarterback to lead the Packers. When he entered the Packers were beating the Patriots 15-11.  When he exited the game, the Packers were up 22-11.

At first, it looked like Brett was going to experience something very familiar. Here's the play-by-play of the first series:

  • 6:36) GB 7-Hundley now at QB.
  • 1-10-GB 46-A.Harris right guard to NE 42 for 10 yards (49D-J.Morris). PENALTY on GB-65-L.Taylor, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at 50.
  • 1-18-GB 40(6:11) 46-A.Harris up the middle to GB 43 for 3 yards (49D-J.Morris).
  • 2-15-GB 43(5:27) (Shotgun) 7-B.Hundley sacked at GB 33 for -10 yards (70D-R.Johnson).
  • 3-25-GB 33(4:48) (Shotgun) 7-B.Hundley pass short middle to 88-T.Montgomery to GB 48 for 15 yards (22-R.McClain; 37-J.Richards).
  • 4-10-GB 48(4:17) (Punt formation) PENALTY on NE, Defensive 12 On-field, 5 yards, enforced at GB 48 - No Play.
Look familiar. Nice run for a first down, brought back by a holding penalty. Up the middle. Sack (by the way, this was a bad attempted block on the end - Hundley didn't hold on to the ball too long - no chance. Nice pass up the middle, but no way enough to make up the extra 15 yards handed to him (3rd and 25). Yes, going backwards is something Brett has had to deal with on an all too regular basis. But fortunately, that was not his only series.

In the second series, Brett made some really beautiful passes. However, they were just a little too tough for the receivers to bring down in bounds (two feet you know). Here's the series:

  • 1-10-GB 7-B.Hundley pass incomplete short right to 88-T.Montgomery.
  • 2-10-GB 13(:31) 38-J.Crockett left guard to GB 13 for no gain (45-C.Gordon).
  • 3-10-GB 13(Shotgun) 7-B.Hundley pass incomplete deep right to 88-T.Montgomery.
Both passes to Montgomery were really nice, but he couldn't get both feet down. In the first case, Brett was almost sacked, but got out of it, scrambled to the right and threw a nice pass down the sideline, but just out of bounds. On third down, the pass was beautiful, Montgomery stretched out to make a beautiful catch, got one foot dow but was knocked out of bounds before he could get the other down.

And then the third series:
  • 1-10-GB 30-J.Kuhn up the middle to GB 35 for -4 yards (27-T.Wilson; 35D-J.Jean).
  • 2-14-GB 35(11:48) (Shotgun) 7-B.Hundley pass short right to 86-K.Backman to GB 39 for 4 yards (25D-D.Swanson; 45-C.Gordon).
  • 3-10-GB 39(11:06) (Shotgun) 7-B.Hundley pass deep left to 11-L.Pinkard pushed ob at NE 30 for 31 yards (37-J.Richards).
  • 1-10-NE 30(10:31) 38-J.Crockett right end to NE 28 for 2 yards (25D-D.Swanson).
  • 2-8-NE 28(9:57) 38-J.Crockett left tackle to NE 26 for 2 yards (45-C.Gordon; 48-G.Grissom).
  • 3-6-NE 26(9:12) (Shotgun) 7-B.Hundley pass incomplete deep left to 11-L.Pinkard. NE-70D-R.Johnson was injured during the play. PENALTY on NE-45-C.Gordon, Roughing the Passer, 13 yards, enforced at NE 26 - No Play.
  • 1-10-NE 13(9:07) (Shotgun) 38-J.Crockett right guard to NE 13 for no gain (90-Z.Moore; 41-D.Watson).
  • 2-10-NE 13(8:32) 38-J.Crockett up the middle to NE 10 for 3 yards (46D-L.Fort; 42-X.Dickson).
  • 3-7-NE 10(7:49) (Shotgun) 7-B.Hundley pass short right to 38-J.Crockett for 10 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brett Hundley throws a strike to John Crockett who stretches for a TD. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Packers?src=hash">#Packers</a> <a href="https://t.co/q7FXIqCSu3">https://t.co/q7FXIqCSu3</a></p>&mdash; Aron Yohannes (@AronYohannes) <a href="https://twitter.com/AronYohannes/status/632013518494146560">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rookies celebrating their first NFL TDs. WATCH: <a href="http://t.co/3z7Nxg6NU4">http://t.co/3z7Nxg6NU4</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GBvsNE?src=hash">#GBvsNE</a> <a href="http://t.co/Oeha5McY8B">pic.twitter.com/Oeha5McY8B</a></p>&mdash; Green Bay Packers (@packers) <a href="https://twitter.com/packers/status/632042561541160960">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A look at the final stats from tonight&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Packers?src=hash">#Packers</a> victory: <a href="http://t.co/c6xQ2ymih4">http://t.co/c6xQ2ymih4</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GBvsNE?src=hash">#GBvsNE</a> <a href="http://t.co/AZNifadJf7">pic.twitter.com/AZNifadJf7</a></p>&mdash; Green Bay Packers (@packers) <a href="https://twitter.com/packers/status/632032723045998593">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Congratulations Brett!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/IAM_Dat_One">@IAM_Dat_One</a> Appreciate it bro, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UCLABruins?src=hash">#UCLABruins</a> ➡️ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GreenBayPackers?src=hash">#GreenBayPackers</a></p>&mdash; Brett A. Hundley Jr (@BrettHundley17) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrettHundley17/status/632038554449891328">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/dcsofly90">@dcsofly90</a> Appreciate it brotha &#10;Much success to you as well! Love the show man!&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BallersHBO?src=hash">#BallersHBO</a></p>&mdash; Brett A. Hundley Jr (@BrettHundley17) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrettHundley17/status/632037575159644160">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It&#39;s the only way Bruins do it champions made here!!!!! <a href="https://t.co/K5WWCUSzPh">https://t.co/K5WWCUSzPh</a></p>&mdash; Donovan W. Carter (@dcsofly90) <a href="https://twitter.com/dcsofly90/status/632039502756737025">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tonight <a href="https://twitter.com/BrettHundley17">@BrettHundley17</a> went 4-6 for 60 and his 1st <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL">@NFL</a> touchdown! &#10;&#10;Watch the toss: <a href="http://t.co/Tq4HCCqo9Y">http://t.co/Tq4HCCqo9Y</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BruinsInTheNFL?src=hash">#BruinsInTheNFL</a></p>&mdash; UCLA Athletics (@UCLAAthletics) <a href="https://twitter.com/UCLAAthletics/status/632036921607217153">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats <a href="https://twitter.com/BrettHundley17">@BrettHundley17</a> on throwing your first NFL touchdown. Proud of you fam. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UCLA?src=hash">#UCLA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bruins?src=hash">#Bruins</a></p>&mdash; Kevin McReynolds (@LifeofKM) <a href="https://twitter.com/LifeofKM/status/632039273718419456">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Watch <a href="https://twitter.com/BrettHundley17">@BrettHundley17</a> first <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFL?src=hash">#NFL</a> touchdown here: <a href="http://t.co/68fhsbBtfp">http://t.co/68fhsbBtfp</a> <a href="http://t.co/YrTbNkNkIS">pic.twitter.com/YrTbNkNkIS</a></p>&mdash; UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/UCLAFootball/status/632031341748420609">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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From analysts:


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Maybe Brett Hundley is just a gamer. He&#39;s now 4-6 with 60 yards and TD, and 2 incompletions were great throws. Terrific for his first game.</p>&mdash; Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) <a href="https://twitter.com/ByRyanWood/status/632013303070502912">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">That was a sick throw by Brett Hundley <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Packers?src=hash">#Packers</a></p>&mdash; Ben Volin (@BenVolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenVolin/status/632007903533211648">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brett Hundley making some throws, <a href="https://twitter.com/CollinsworthNBC">@CollinsworthNBC</a></p>&mdash; Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) <a href="https://twitter.com/PFF_Steve/status/632007878480560129">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Brett looked calm, collected, together, and in command.  From Acme Packing Co.:

Brett Hundley taking the third set of quarterback snaps ahead of Matt Blanchardwas an interesting choice, but it's a sign both that he has indeed been improving lately and that Blanchard still doesn't really have a serious shot at making the team. He seemed to play very well too, making some nice throws into tight windows and later adding a touchdown pass to John Crockett. All told, he seemed confident and effective, a very good sign after struggling during his first week of training camp.



Brett gets the last word:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Such a Blessing to be playing for the <a href="https://twitter.com/packers">@packers</a> and throw my first NFL TD! &#10;Had a blast out there with my teammates, we brought home the W!</p>&mdash; Brett A. Hundley Jr (@BrettHundley17) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrettHundley17/status/632034847486275584">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Congratulations Brett!

Go Bruins!