Sixxgunn wrote:Should have been Big Bad Kyle. Sure, he got yanked when the starter came back, and again, he didn't light the world on fire, but he never got hurt and kept the team afloat and they gained a playoff berth and a first round bye because of it. No way that happens if Chad Hutchinson was our #2. You got robbed, Blue! I guess if someone was gonna get it besides Orton, Caddy would be my pick. Congrats.
Rookie of the year doesn't go to a below average player who "never got hurt". Rookie of the year doesn't go to a below average player who gets yanked as soon as their other below average QB gets healthy. Caddy set NFL records in his 1st 3 games. If he didn't get hurt and miss a few games his #'s would have been even better. He might have set a few more records.
Sixxgunn wrote:How many other rookie QB's accomplished what he did? I'd say he's being overlooked simply because his stats were low. He didn't blow up, but he also didn't implode. Ask any Vick fan about stats.
There's the key right there: "He's being overlooked simply because his stats were low." Rookie of the year is all about stats and impact performance on the field. Rookie of the year isn't about having poor stats and not getting hurt. Caddy proved this. He put up great stats despite getting hurt and missing a few games.
Caddy deserves Rookie of the year.
By the way, Orton didn't even receive 1 vote from the panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the NFL. They got it right. Caddy ran (pardon the pun) away with the award. Caddy received 47 votes, Ronnie Brown got 1 vote, Heath Miller got 1 vote, & Logan Mankins (OL from NE) got 1 vote.
A rookie offensive lineman got a vote over Orton!
No way Orton got robbed for the Rookie of the year award. He got exactly what he deserved...no consideration for the award.