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GP
01-05-2010, 10:39 AM
Mods, merge into other Cushing DROY thread if necessary.

Link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4797623) to story.

Congrats, Brian Cushing!

NEW YORK -- Brian Cushing has become the second Houston Texans linebacker in four seasons to win The Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

The tackling machine from USC, drafted 15th overall last April, is a runaway winner in balloting by a nationwide panel of 50 sportswriters and broadcasters who cover the league. Cushing received 39 votes, easily beating Buffalo safety Jairus Byrd, who had six.

Goatcheese
01-05-2010, 10:41 AM
Apparently cutting his hair didn't take his super powers. :lion:

SheTexan
01-05-2010, 10:43 AM
WOW!! Fantastic news!! PLUS, he won by a landslide!!!

CONGRATS CUSH!! A well deserved honor!!

When do we find out who won ROTY?

El Tejano
01-05-2010, 10:44 AM
Congrats to Brian "I'm Not A Rookie" Cushing.

Hardcore Texan
01-05-2010, 10:46 AM
Awesome! Cush is a beast......:kingkong:

BIG TORO
01-05-2010, 10:48 AM
Like we didnt know that was going to happen. Cushing is a beast go cushing!

Texan_Bill
01-05-2010, 10:48 AM
Right on!!!

BigBull17
01-05-2010, 10:51 AM
WOW!! Fantastic news!! PLUS, he won by a landslide!!!

CONGRATS CUSH!! A well deserved honor!!

When do we find out who won ROTY?

I thought it was DROY and OROY only. Is there an overall ROY? If their is, Harvin will get it cause Favererer is his QB, but oh well. Kind of shocked to see him win so big, though he is well deserving.

BTW, worst call I've ever made on a rookie. I thought he was gonna be a dog.

El Tejano
01-05-2010, 10:52 AM
I just wanted to add something. Please understand that I'm not saying this is why Cush got the award. Certainly his play has been proven on the field.

Darius Byrd had a great season too and was probably the most deserving aside from Cushing. Same goes for Clay Matthews.

I'd like to think tho that perhaps drafting these players from marketable schools like USC is one heck of a way to get the league and ESPN on your side. Granted the kid has to produce but you have to think that it helps.

Either way Cushing did an awesome job and I'm going to buy his jersey today.

BigBull17
01-05-2010, 10:54 AM
I just wanted to add something. Please understand that I'm not saying this is why Cush got the award. Certainly his play has been proven on the field.

Darius Byrd had a great season too and was probably the most deserving aside from Cushing. Same goes for Clay Matthews.

I'd like to think tho that perhaps drafting these players from marketable schools like USC is one heck of a way to get the league and ESPN on your side. Granted the kid has to produce but you have to think that it helps.
Either way Cushing did an awesome job and I'm going to buy his jersey today.

Agree with you. Helps when people know who plays for you.

Hardcore Texan
01-05-2010, 10:58 AM
I just wanted to add something. Please understand that I'm not saying this is why Cush got the award. Certainly his play has been proven on the field.

Darius Byrd had a great season too and was probably the most deserving aside from Cushing. Same goes for Clay Matthews.

I'd like to think tho that perhaps drafting these players from marketable schools like USC is one heck of a way to get the league and ESPN on your side. Granted the kid has to produce but you have to think that it helps.

Either way Cushing did an awesome job and I'm going to buy his jersey today.

I have noticed this too, that's the way ESPiN rolls. They are a hype machine that loves to be proven right. This was particularly the case during the bush/vy/MARIO draft. They eventually had to shut up and quit dogging the Texans and endorse the Mario pick. But when bush/vy show flashes they slober all over them.

Whoever drafts Tebow will garner instant attention and praise to the point of nausea.

False Start
01-05-2010, 11:01 AM
Way to go CUSH! :jam: :cool:

GuerillaBlack
01-05-2010, 11:04 AM
Just saw it on ESPN First Take! Nice! Way to go Cushing.

Beast for at least ten more years.

GuerillaBlack
01-05-2010, 11:07 AM
I have noticed this too, that's the way ESPiN rolls. They are a hype machine that loves to be proven right. This was particularly the case during the bush/vy/MARIO draft. They eventually had to shut up and quit dogging the Texans and endorse the Mario pick. But when bush/vy show flashes they slober all over them.

Whoever drafts Tebow will garner instant attention and praise to the point of nausea.

Be prepared with Tebow, because it looks like he's going to Jacksonville.

Drew_Smoke
01-05-2010, 11:09 AM
Be prepared with Tebow, because it looks like he's going to Jacksonville.

LOL...I hope thats true.

Section516
01-05-2010, 11:12 AM
As long as it isn't McCoy, I'm good.

:kitten:

Tailgate
01-05-2010, 11:13 AM
Congrats Cush!! The vocal leader of our D for many years to come!

Porky
01-05-2010, 11:14 AM
Cushing was a steal. Best LB in the draft easily to this point, top 5 impact and talent at #15. Great job Cushing! :ant:

BigBull17
01-05-2010, 11:20 AM
As long as it isn't McCoy, I'm good.

:kitten:

Can't wait for two former UUT qb's to be in the AFC South. Should be fun. Though, at least Schaub is the 2nd best QB in the AFC South by far. And that's not an insult.

treduke
01-05-2010, 11:25 AM
I think back to the draft and I was on my knees praying that cushing would fall to us! Great player, great season, cush rules ass!

Double Barrel
01-05-2010, 11:31 AM
Great news! Congrats Cush!!! I'm sooooo glad you're a Houston Texan!! :redtowel: :texflag:

El Tejano
01-05-2010, 11:37 AM
Whoever drafts Tebow will garner instant attention and praise to the point of nausea.

And perhaps some helpful flags from the NFL!

El Tejano
01-05-2010, 11:40 AM
Can't wait for two former UUT qb's to be in the AFC South. Should be fun. Though, at least Schaub is the 2nd best QB in the AFC South by far. And that's not an insult.

I just hope MCcoy goes to an NFC team. This way we can see how Fox does things and how KEYE does things. I can guarantee you Fox aint pulling the Dallas game.

disaacks3
01-05-2010, 11:57 AM
Can't wait for two former UUT qb's to be in the AFC South. Should be fun. Though, at least Schaub is the 2nd best QB in the AFC South by far. And that's not an insult. Nope, 2nd to a 1st ballot hall-of-famer isn't bad at all.

But THIS thread is all about the CUSH-BEAST. With his array of tools across the defensive spectrum, he's our football equivalent to the Most Interesting Man in the World.

TimeKiller
01-05-2010, 12:00 PM
Brian "Landslide" Cushing wins DROY. Excellent.

Double Barrel
01-05-2010, 12:01 PM
I want Cushing to develop predator eyes for Peyton Manning. I would love nothing more than to see Cush bust through Indy's offensive line and just lay Manning flat on his butt, making him cough up the ball which is immediately picked up by Mario and returned for a TD. That's my daydream.

Silver Oak
01-05-2010, 12:02 PM
Congratulations Brian Cushing!

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/22/obama_applause.gif (http://www.threadbombing.com/details.php?image_id=4342)

Ryan
01-05-2010, 12:05 PM
Whoop! Go Cushing!

I'm glad the other sportswriters didn't buy in to the Jairus Byrd hype..dude was the luckiest guy i've ever seen.

Once we sign Demeco to the deal he deserves we will have our linebacking crew that will be a nightmare for many years to come.

toronto
01-05-2010, 12:07 PM
I thought it was DROY and OROY only. Is there an overall ROY? If their is, Harvin will get it cause Favererer is his QB, but oh well. Kind of shocked to see him win so big, though he is well deserving.

BTW, worst call I've ever made on a rookie. I thought he was gonna be a dog.

Right in line with me screaming at the TV in anger over the Titans selecting Chris Johnson. Sometimes, we get not so subtle reminders why we are watching games from the armchair.

Congrats on Cushing - you have a stud for the next 5 years+

Khari
01-05-2010, 12:15 PM
ass has been ruled :smiliedance:

Thorn
01-05-2010, 12:37 PM
In the 2010 season it's likely we'll have the best linebacking core in the league.

Congrats to Cushing. This award was well deserved.

digitalswim
01-05-2010, 12:49 PM
The interesting thing for me was at the beginning of this years draft, all the media just wouldn't shut up about Aaron Curry. How he was the most sure fire LB prospect in the last 10 years and was gonna be a pro bowler etc.

Every game I saw him play in, he looked lost and out of his depth. I guess it just takes longer for some guys. Maybe next year he can deliver on his much hyped potential. I mean he didn't suck but he was far from the all world linebacker he was made out to be.

Nawzer
01-05-2010, 12:57 PM
Congrats to Brian Cushing! He's going to be doing a press conference any minute now.

Texan_Bill
01-05-2010, 12:58 PM
Congratulations Brian Cushing!

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/22/obama_applause.gif (http://www.threadbombing.com/details.php?image_id=4342)

http://www.fohguild.org/forums/attachments/screenshots/90152d1223086603-animated-gif-thread-applause5gif2.gif

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x90/fredapeople/animated/Applause-2.gif

http://www.colectiva.tv/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/lkzyz89efm_clap.gif

GlassHalfFull
01-05-2010, 01:26 PM
Well deserved. Congrats to Cushing.


:includeme:

spurstexanstros
01-05-2010, 01:39 PM
to be honest i was disappointed when the Malcom Jenkins was picked right before the Texans picked and I thought Cushing was a BPA pick and it probably was. I was really overwhelmed by his intensity and his game readiness that he exhibited i did not expect that from a rookie.

The best moment of the the year was when he had that saftey at reliant and he body slammed that rb to the gound. He stood up and posed ... I thought...dang we got a steal.


way to go Brian Cushing woooohooo whoooo

OzzO
01-05-2010, 01:40 PM
I just hope MCcoy goes to an NFC team. This way we can see how Fox does things and how KEYE does things. I can guarantee you Fox aint pulling the Dallas game.


....McCoy has to beat Alabama all by himself, first.....

Congrats Cushing! Didn't know much about ya when the Texans selected ya - but I (and everyone else) do now. Come on the board so we can rep ya!
:fans:

Tailgate
01-05-2010, 02:34 PM
Only highlight video of him I could find....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Y6PzMtzl0

TimeKiller
01-05-2010, 02:55 PM
Only highlight video of him I could find....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Y6PzMtzl0

Don't worry, I'm thinkin there's plenty more where that came from....

HOU-TEX
01-05-2010, 03:00 PM
Sweet! He and D-Ryans are going to be fun to watch. Diles is getting pretty good too. That's one heck of a LB corps we have now.

Tailgate
01-05-2010, 03:19 PM
You know whats crazy. I went to NFL.com and looked at linebacker stats for this decade. I had to go back to 2004 to find an OLB who even came close to compiling the all around stats Cushing did this year as a ROOK. Its pretty fricking amazing what he has done.

b0ng
01-05-2010, 03:22 PM
Comments on the ESPN site are pretty great.

HuttoKarl
01-05-2010, 03:31 PM
Only highlight video of him I could find....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Y6PzMtzl0

I still get p.o.'d when I see him get tackled out of bounds with no flag thrown on that Indy interception when the week before he got flagged for breathing near Radio Young out of bounds.

BigBull17
01-05-2010, 03:50 PM
Right in line with me screaming at the TV in anger over the Titans selecting Chris Johnson. Sometimes, we get not so subtle reminders why we are watching games from the armchair.

Congrats on Cushing - you have a stud for the next 5 years+

I laughed on draft day, and then got a little more worried when I read scouting reports. Was unhappy when I saw him in pre-season. Hope Slaton regains his rookie form so it aint no big thang.

Ghostform
01-05-2010, 05:21 PM
Congrats to Cushing, truly a remarkable year for the best defensive rookie. I personally like the mic'd up video cuz you are able to see and hear how much intensity he brings. (shaubs mic'd up too but im sure you guys wont mind, and im sure most of you have seen it as well but its always fun to watch)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr17HeJoreI&feature=related

Bull Pen 1
01-05-2010, 05:30 PM
Way to go Cush !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bravo:

I'm ready for the season to start.

Just think if he wasn't hurt all season. Rookie wall, what rookie wall.

axman40
01-05-2010, 05:46 PM
:bravo:

Jackie Chiles
01-05-2010, 07:32 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=4797557

"Reasoning: The defensive rookie of the year is the only first-year player to earn a spot on the all-pro team; he also made the Pro Bowl. An all-around defender, he had 134 tackles, five sacks, four interceptions, 14 passes defensed and two forced fumbles."

Len Pasquarelli names Cushing to his All-Pro team.

Mr teX
01-05-2010, 07:35 PM
Congrats to the kid...

phantom17
01-05-2010, 08:05 PM
CONGRATS on CUSH!!!! Now we need to find another one this upcoming draft!:smiliedance:

mexican_texan
01-05-2010, 08:06 PM
You did good, kid. You did good.

False Start
01-05-2010, 08:26 PM
Take a bow, you deserve it.


http://images.chron.com/photos/2009/12/27/19761915/600xPopupGallery.jpg

Cushing is officially my favorite defensive player.

Wolf
01-10-2010, 12:19 PM
I like''defeats''
As we predicted in early November, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing ran away with the Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Bills safety Jairus Byrd was a distant second.


(Ed. Note: To update the defensive stats from earlier in the year, Cushing was part of 18.5 percent of Houston defensive plays, second behind Patrick Willis. He led the league with 38 Defeats, while Willis was second with 33 Defeats. 38 Defeats is the most any player has had since Ray Lewis had 39 in 2003.)




http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff32/evildrew81/scary%20stuff/Joker.gif

from Steph's blog (http://blogs.chron.com/texanschick/2010/01/vote_brian_cushing_rookie_of_t.html)

It's hard to describe how strong that is. Defeats is a measure that goes beyond tackles. It looks at playmaking. "Defeats" is defined: "The total number of plays by a defensive player that prevent the offense from gaining first down yardage on third or fourth down, stop the offense behind the line of scrimmage, or result in a turnover."


http://www.aaronschatz.com/extra-points/2010/cushing-named-defensive-rookie-year