View Full Version : Vote for Foster:Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

01-04-2010, 08:13 PM

Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans
Foster rushed 20 times for 119 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns in the Texans' 34-27 win over the New England Patriots.

Knowshon Moreno, RB, Denver Broncos
Moreno rushed for 50 yards and two touchdowns and added 48 receiving yards in the Broncos' 44-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Zach Miller, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars
Miller led the Jaguars with eight receptions for 69 yards and two touchdowns in Jacksonville's 23-17 loss to the Browns.

James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis Rams
Laurinaitis had five tackles and one sack in the Rams' 28-6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Mike Wallace, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Wallace had two receptions for 64 yards, including one 54-yard touchdown, in the Steelers' 30-24 win over the Miami Dolphins.

01-04-2010, 08:14 PM

Allready did. Its a damn shame that Cushing didnt win any weeks. Same thing happened to Slaton last year

01-04-2010, 08:17 PM
voted! question: is there anyway cush does'nt win droy?

01-04-2010, 08:18 PM
voted! question: is there anyway cush does'nt win droy?

I mean its possible. Byrd or Matthews or Orakpo could potential win it. I do no think they will but stranger things have happened before

01-04-2010, 08:23 PM
surpised they didn't show Foster with 3 catches for 26 yards also

01-04-2010, 08:40 PM
voted! question: is there anyway cush does'nt win droy?

Can he lose it? Yup. He sure can. I hope he doesn't but I can see a case for Jarius Byrd and Brian Orakpo. Problem is that Cush does not have a ton of "sexy" stats, ie sacks or ints. He has 5 sacks and 4 ints. These are GREAT stats for a LB but the problem is Orakpo is a 3-4 blitzer. So, some voters may get enamored by these numbers.

Byrd led the league in interceptions (9) and only played in 14 games. In 2004 Ed Reed was the defensive player of the year with 9 interceptions. As a rookie, Byrd tied that and had he played the whole season, he may have eclipsed it.

Orakpo had 11 sacks as a rookie. Those are Monster campaigns. When Merriman won DROY he had 10.0 sacks. Orakpo has eclipsed that.

While Cush has a ton of tackles, he does not lead the league in them the way that Meco or Willis did when they won roy.

I think Cush is the favorite and I would vote for him if I had a vote, but its FAR from the Slam Dunk some people are making it out to be.

01-04-2010, 08:45 PM
Cushlash is in the probowl.. ROY would be nice added touch ..

(even if the probowl is basically overall a popularity contest)