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Postby GreatestShowOnEarth » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:34 pm

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GreatestShowOnEarth wrote:I like Vince Young for ROY. I know MJD and Colston and Bush all put up great numbers for us fantasy footballers but what Vince did with the Titans was amazing. He carried that team on his back throughout the season. Without Vince i could easily see the that team winning less than 3 games.


I would agree with you had they made the playoffs. He did great things in Tenn, but he still just led a non-playoff team to not making the playoffs.


That makes no sense whatsoever. What more does this guy have to do to earn your respect? :-?
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Postby Mercer Boy » Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:36 pm

Jones-Drew split carries, only got a real load of work for half the year and still had over 1300 total yards and had at least one TD in his last eight games. It didn't help the team win very much, but his offensive production was huge!

Vince Young had a really nice string of wins and seemed to spark the Titans at the end of the year, but statswise, he wasn't all that good. 13 picks to 12 TD's...that's Favre-ish. :-b

maddog told us about McNeil; I would have never known about what he did unless maddog let us in on that, so thumbs up to both of them! ;-D Seriously, that's insane that he didn't give up a sack or get a holding call!

So, how do you determine best rookie? Team wins, or pure numbers, or both? Us fantasy guys would surely go for Jones-Drew since he got a TD in 12 of the 16 games he played. In the realm of the NFL though...I'm going to bet Vince Young gets it. QB's have a higher profile than RB's, and seeing as though the Titans won 6 of their last 7 games and almost made the playoffs, that's going to get people's attention.
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Postby footballfan30107 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:19 pm

of course maroney and leinart are in the conversation..I just threw some names out there right off the top of my head..

RocketsDWM wrote:Maroney not even in the discussion?
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Postby moochman » Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:46 pm

For my money the man who is so good he named himself twice: Maurice Jones-Drew. The human wrecking ball had the best season of any rookie.

McNeill had an amazing year, but suffers from being an OL and as such is invisible.
Bush started too slowly and loses value to teammate Colston.

Calhoun(d) of the Lions would have been in the running were it not for getting injured....and sucking...and being a Lions' rookie. That automatically prohibits a player from post-season awards. But does give them their pick of early tee times.
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Postby deluxe_247 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:47 am

i say MJD....even splitting time he put up better numbers than a lot of feature backs.
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Postby skibrett15 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:29 am

Free Bagel wrote:MJD: 941 rush yds, 436 rec yds, 16 total TD in 16 games
Bush: 565 rush yds, 742 rec yds, 9 total TD in 16 games
Maroney: 745 rush yds, 194 rec yds, 7 Total TD in 14 games
Colston: 1038 rec yds, 8 TD in 14 games
Young: 184-357 2200 pass yds, 552 rush yds, 19 total TD, 13 int in 13 starts
Cutler: 81-137 1001yds 9 TD, 5 int in 5 games
McNeil: 0 sacks allowed, 0 holding penalties in 16 games at LT

Lots of good candidates this year, but I've gotta think MJD walks awaywith it.

Looking at it like this is all well and good, but when it comes down to it, Vince Young is going to win the award. Definitely MJD is my pick (and every fantasy manager's pick). But could Fred Taylor have done comparable things, I think so. Could other QBs have done the same things as VY? No. He's going to win, like it or not because he single-handedly won a few of their games. He also almost threw away the jax one, but all's well that ends well.
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Postby daullaz » Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:11 am

My ballot:

1. Vince Young
2. Marcus McNeill
3. Maurice Jones-Drew
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Postby Warhawk » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:19 am

Free Bagel wrote:MJD: 941 rush yds, 436 rec yds, 16 total TD in 16 games
Bush: 565 rush yds, 742 rec yds, 9 total TD in 16 games
Maroney: 745 rush yds, 194 rec yds, 7 Total TD in 14 games
Colston: 1038 rec yds, 8 TD in 14 games
Young: 184-357 2200 pass yds, 552 rush yds, 19 total TD, 13 int in 13 starts
Cutler: 81-137 1001yds 9 TD, 5 int in 5 games
McNeil: 0 sacks allowed, 0 holding penalties in 16 games at LT

Lots of good candidates this year, but I've gotta think MJD walks awaywith it.


No Addai, even though he's the only rookie with 1000+ rushing yards?
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Postby LoveBoatCaptain » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:01 pm

1. Vince Young
2. DeMeco Ryans
3. Marcus McNeil
4. Maurice Jones-Drew
5. Marcus Colston
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Postby Inukchuk » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:22 pm

All this Rookie talk and not a mention of Devin Hester? 6 return TDs (record), 108 yd FG return (record), punt and kick return in the same game (record), as well as changing how teams approached the Bears. With an offense as bad as Chicago's, Hester has added some much needed explosion to the team.

He gets my dark horse vote.
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