View Full Version : Hello? A little respect please?

11-23-2004, 05:27 PM
As you all probably know, NFL.com does a rookie of the week award. I would like to point out who is on the ballot, and who was left off...again...

"Chris Gamble, Carolina CB
Recorded six tackles and one interception in the Panthers’ 35-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Gamble’s interception, his second in as many games, came in the fourth quarter on third and one from the Carolina one yard-line."

Dunta Robinson
Recorded 8 tackles and one interception in the Texans loss 16-13 to the GreenBay Packers. -DC_ROCK

***Note: Gamble picked one off of Shaun King, who was playing for McCown. Dunta got one off of Brett Favre. A pro bowl QB, and soon to be hall of famer. And he has 2 more tackles.

Now, can ANYONE tell me why Gamble is on, and Dunta is off?

11-23-2004, 05:30 PM
Well, just another case of no respect. And unfortunatley, with losing in front of a national audience...it just got worse.

11-23-2004, 06:08 PM
im sick of him not getting any props from people around the NFL. there has to be someone we can email about this.

....this angers me

11-23-2004, 06:27 PM
yeah that int D.Robinson got was good,,,good throw by B.Farve and everything D.Rob just made an heads up play . A. Glenn's was also nice ! Well let them not notice Robinson means a suprise for opposing QBs !

11-23-2004, 07:21 PM
It's not fair, but good players on losing teams don't get as much credit. It's that way in every sport (usually).

11-23-2004, 07:33 PM
We lost and Panthers won, basically.

11-23-2004, 07:35 PM
And Dunta's performance came after everyone else was done playing. Nobody saw it during their halftime shows, or NFL Prime Time, etc.....

Is it right? No WAY. But I'm not surprised. Losing team + back-to-back blowouts + Sunday night game = little attention.

11-23-2004, 07:55 PM
Favre hung that one up for grabs to a #4 WR from his own 43 on a 3rd and 17. It was basically a punt with hopes that he could draw an interference call. Dunta made a nice play but it wasn't deserving of an award IMO.

That said, I'm very impressed with Dunta's speed, quickness, coverage ability, and open field tackling ability. He has lived up to top ten expectations even though many thought he shouldn't be a top ten pick.