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IDEXAN
03-24-2010, 07:31 AM
Willis edged the 2008 professional Butkus Award winner, Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware, who finished with 39 points (six first-place votes). NFL rookie and first-round draft pick Brian Cushing of the Texans finished third with 12 points, followed by Ray Lewis of the Ravens (nine points) and three players tied for fifth place Karlos Dansby, who recently signed with the Dolphins; Shaun Phillips of the Chargers; and Elvis Dumervil of the Broncos.
http://www.profootballweekly.com/2010/03/16/niners-willis-wins-butkus-award
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Another impressive achievement for the rookie LB.

Thorn
03-24-2010, 07:45 AM
Considering he's a rookie, that is very impressive.

We certainly got a winner in Cushing, that's for sure.

False Start
03-24-2010, 08:31 AM
Cush is a bad, bad man.


http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/7025/91421353.jpg

TheIronDuke
03-24-2010, 08:32 AM
Pretty impressive company to be in. He's a beast now but imagine how beastly he'll be with a couple of years of NFL experience.

BigBull17
03-24-2010, 08:36 AM
I hate that guys like Dumervile, Ware, and the 3-4 OLB's get lumped in with true LB'ers. It's a totally different position. Different skill sets.

HOU-TEX
03-24-2010, 10:16 AM
Cush is a bad, bad man.


http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/7025/91421353.jpg

Dadgum, this is basically his entire season wrapped up in one picture. Knockin the piss outta somebody whilst cramming a few fingers down their throat.

Just hope he can remain somewhat healthy.

Dutchrudder
03-24-2010, 10:58 AM
Cush is a bad, bad man.


http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/7025/91421353.jpg


:penalty: FACEMASK!!!





... oh wait, that's not Brady, nevermind....

eriadoc
03-24-2010, 11:21 AM
Is it facemasking if you reach under someone's facemask and rip their face off?

HOU-TEX
03-24-2010, 11:45 AM
Is it facemasking if you reach under someone's facemask and rip their face off?

Not in HOU-TEX's book. As a matter of fact, I'd penalize the offense 15 yards for a *****-slap reception. :winky:

JWarren14
03-24-2010, 12:30 PM
With pink gloves to boot

gg no re
03-24-2010, 09:58 PM
Is it facemasking if you reach under someone's facemask and rip their face off?no that's degloving

facemasking is if he wears the face after he rips it off

Mari-OWNED!
03-25-2010, 01:45 PM
I hate that guys like Dumervile, Ware, and the 3-4 OLB's get lumped in with true LB'ers. It's a totally different position. Different skill sets.

Totally agree. A 3-4 edge rusher and a 4-3 OLB are completely different.

eriadoc
03-25-2010, 01:53 PM
So Willis, a MLB, won the award, and Ware, a 3-4 OLB placed second. That means that, according to the voters, Cush was the best 4-3 OLB in the league this year.

:texflag:

b0ng
03-25-2010, 03:23 PM
Totally agree. A 3-4 edge rusher and a 4-3 OLB are completely different.

I don't understand why they aren't grouped with DE's. Didn't the NFLPA try to get 3-4 OLB's the same wage scale as DE's a few years ago?

Texan_Bill
03-25-2010, 07:47 PM
Chuck Norris hides from "the Cush"!!


"The Cush" > pigeon

BigBull17
03-26-2010, 08:37 AM
I don't understand why they aren't grouped with DE's. Didn't the NFLPA try to get 3-4 OLB's the same wage scale as DE's a few years ago?

Yeah, when Terrell Suggs was franchised.

infantrycak
03-26-2010, 09:22 AM
I don't understand why they aren't grouped with DE's. Didn't the NFLPA try to get 3-4 OLB's the same wage scale as DE's a few years ago?

Yeah, when Terrell Suggs was franchised.

Terrell Suggs tried to get himself classified as a DE for the increase in franchise tag arguing about the number of snaps he started with his hand on the ground. The union supported that effort but it was player specific rather than trying to get all 3-4 OLB's changed.

False Start
03-26-2010, 12:16 PM
Chuck Norris hides from "the Cush"!!


"The Cush" > pigeon


I agree, one of the few out there that can > pigeon. :ahhaha:

wagonhed
03-26-2010, 05:16 PM
3-4 OLBs will always be more glamorous than real OLBs. Lame, but true. IMO the reason Cushing didn't get more votes was because of name recognition. The numbers he put up were as good as Willis and you really can't compare them to Ware because they play different positions. And when you consider he had to share with DeMeco, his numbers are even more impressive, Willis doesn't have to share with another pro bowl LB.

Cushing deserved #1 as far as I'm concerned, but I'll take #3. :texflag:

Texan_Bill
03-26-2010, 07:40 PM
I agree, one of the few out there that can > pigeon. :ahhaha:

YUP!!! Pigeon wouldn't stand a chance. :D