Cushing All Pro Replacement(s)

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  1. beerlover

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    hot off the press -

    Bears | Lance Briggs added to All-Pro team

    Thu, 13 May 2010 13:33:36 -0400

    Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs has been added to the All-Pro second team after a revote was conducted because former All-Pro Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing tested positive for a banned substance, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


    Steelers | James Harrison added to All-Pro team

    Thu, 13 May 2010 13:33:14 -0400

    Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison has been added to the All-Pro second team after a revote was conducted because former All-Pro Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing tested positive for a banned substance, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. [/QUOTE]

    funny, it takes 2, to replace Cushing?
     
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    funny, it takes 2, to replace Cushing?[/QUOTE]

    Meh....Briggs is a helluva player, not to mention the Cush will win many more in the future. You can only win Defensive Rookie of the Year once (or in Cushes case, twice).
     
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    here is link http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10133/1057952-100.stm


    Steelers' Harrison earns another honor
    Thursday, May 13, 2010
    Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    More than four months after the 2009 season ended, Steelers linebacker James Harrison earned another honor.

    Harrison joined teammate LaMarr Woodley on the Associated Press All-Pro second team as a result of an unprecedented revote conducted this week.

    The AP called for a revote of the 50 media members on its panel after the NFL suspended linebacker Brian Cushing of the Houston Texans for the first four games of the season for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2009. Cushing won the NFL defensive player of the year award in the original AP vote in a landslide, and earned enough votes to be placed on the All-Pro second team.

    Ballots were recast for the rookie of the year award and for the outside linebackers on the All-Pro team. Cushing remained the winner of the rookie award in a much closer vote, but lost his spot on the All-Pro team.

    In the new count, Harrison and Lance Briggs of the Chicago Bears tied for fourth behind Woodley and all three are on the All-Pro second team.

    Harrison was first-team All-Pro in 2008 when he won the NFL defensive player of the year award. He also has made the past three Pro Bowls.
     
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    Shouldn't Cushing lose his AFC defensive player of the week awards, after the Bills and the Bengals games? If they are that obsessed with removing Cushing's name from the annals of the league.
     
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    Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa........lets not get caught up in semantics. The league has spoken, let it be my friend.
     
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    I wouldn't bank on that. It's going to take many more seasons of sustained success before the AP is willing change their perception of him and vote for him.
     
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    As long as he produces UPTO the same level or near, he will win them. Case in point----->Julius Peppers.

    Also as long as never fails another test again.
     
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    We win a super bowl, and Cushing destroys a few enemy offensive guys, all will be forgiven.
     
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    ditto and agreed.
     
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    Like the f'n media gives a crap about the Texans.

    I say to the media F U and GO TEXANS!
     
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    I just think its funny the NFL had to include to players to replace Cushing, fitting back-handed compliment. Here is hoping the attention Cushing received can be turned into positive results for the Texans as in focusing more on team accolades as oppossed to individual awards. I'm not just talking about making the playoffs, I'm talking Superbowl & when Cushing wins MVP Goodell gets a taste of his own performance enhancing comeuppance :beerfunnel:
     
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    Time will tell, but I disagree. Failing a drug test for ephedrine (or whatever Peppers failed for) in 2002 and steroids (or what's perceived to be a steroidal compliment) in 2010 is apples and organges, IMO.

    Due to all of the recount drama, I get the feeling that a lot of the AP folks will be holding Cushing under a lot of extra scrutiny.
     
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    We need to win a super bowl...you can't re-vote that.
     
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    The NFL would probably have the game played again without Cush, to see the difference he makes. :shades:
     
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    The fact that Kevin Williams is still an All-Pro makes the AP look like a bunch of hypocrites.
     
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    flashback to happier times

     
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    Question I hope you or someone has an answer for. Cush was tested first month of last season (Sept) and I never noticed any drastic drop in his size and he seemed to only get better. My understanding of steroids (the reason he should have been using the masking HcG) is the body rapidly drops back to pre-use. Can you clarify or anyone?
     
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    Who cares iam so sick of these stories what's next Cush loses his 5 golden stars from 3rd grade lol
     

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