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NFL Rookie of the Year

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MCEchan36, Dec 18, 2006.


Who is the most deserving for ROY?

  1. Reggie Bush (RB/KR - New Orleans)

    3 vote(s)
  2. Devin Hester (CB/KR - Chicago)

    13 vote(s)
  3. Maurice Jones-Drew (RB - Jacksonville)

    8 vote(s)
  4. Nick Mangold (C - New York Jets)

    1 vote(s)
  5. Marques Colston (WR - New Orleans)

    6 vote(s)
  6. DeMeco Ryans (LB - Houston Texans)

    3 vote(s)
  7. Vince Young (QB - Tennessee)

    19 vote(s)
  8. Joseph Addai (RB - Indianapolis)

    0 vote(s)
  9. Laurence Maroney (RB - New England)

    0 vote(s)
  10. Marcus McNeil (LT - San Diego)

    4 vote(s)
  1. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    Speaking of rookie wide receiver seasons:

    Colston is alreday having a better year than Michael Irvin, Tim Brown and Jerry Rice in their rookie years. He was on pace before the injury to beat Moss in two of the three major categories (only scores would have gone in Moss' favor).
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Go tell that to NFL.com, the official site of the NFL, which lists tackles in its statistics.
  3. MCEchan36

    MCEchan36 Guest

    I'm actually a little surprised that Reggie Bush hasn't gotten any love yet.
  4. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Can't use "on pace before injury" in the NFL.

    Each injury takes away a little.... takes spring out of the shocks.... twitch out of the muscles... fizz out of the soda pop.
  5. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Well-Known Member

    Reggie is getting better, but he did the dancing thing again Sunday vs. the Skins.

    In the open field, he's sensational. But Colston would be right there (with Hester and Vince) if he hadn't gotten hurt. His production has been amazing. Payton's ready to get rid of Joe Horn. Plus a seventh-round pick from Hofstra, how good a story is that.

    Tough call between those two guys.

    When in doubt, go with the quarterback.
  6. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    As much as I like Devin Hester, I just don't see how someone who doesn't play offense and rarely plays defense could be ROY with such a limited number of plays. Impact, sure, but Jones-Drew plays special teams too.

    Hester kick returns -- 15 returns, 28.5-yard average, 96 long, 2 touchdowns
    Jones-Drew kick returns -- 26 returns, 27.6-yard average, 93 long, 1 touchdown

    If you look at those numbers and call it a draw, you've got Hester's punt returns against Jones-Drew, who has 764 yards on the ground and another 379 receiving with still two games to go. That's why I like Jones-Drew here.
  7. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I'd do somersaults if it were Colston ... but I think the injury has held him back a little too much in the second half.

    I think Hester is the best choice. Oz, he's been as light-out on punt returns as on KO returns.

    But I think Bush will win it.
  8. DrRosenpenis

    DrRosenpenis Member

    Can't remember a year when so many players have a legit shot at winning ROY. I love it.

    Despite Hester's record-setting returns, I've got to go with Colston. He missed a couple games and still went over 1,000 yards. Plus, who had ever heard of this guy before this year? People expected Hester to be at least decent.

    My ballot....
    1. Colston
    2. Hester
    3. Bush
    4. Young
    5. Jones-Drew
  9. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    I know this. But Hester contributes in only one part of the game, that's it. Jones-Drew runs, catches and returns kicks. The Jags always have a way to get him involved with the game plan, other than waiting for returns.

    As a return specialist in high school, believe me when I say I love watching Hester play. I just think whoever wins that award ought to do more than return kicks. It's football's version of the DH-position player argument.
  10. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    See.... whatever the reason you vote for someone, I don't think this should be part of it.
  11. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Lets see, Vince Young has the Titans -- a dogshit team -- in the playoff hunt. I never thought I would type that sentence when the season began.

    Take Hester off the Bears and Chicago still cruises to the division title and high playoff seed. Replace VY with, say, Kerry Collins, and the Titans are in the Joe Thomas lottery.
  12. trounced

    trounced Active Member

    Marcus McNeill.
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