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    Rookie of the Year Candidates

    Per ESPN, I agree with the rankings and cudo's for the Jets sticking to the gameplan and picking two highley taughted and succesfully implemented OL players who will anchor this line for the next 10 years.

    1. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
    He leads all rookie wide receivers in receptions despite missing the past two games with an ankle injury. Colston is a big receiver with average to above average speed. His best asset is his size. For a young receiver, he is also a very good route runner and has an excellent feel for the game. He is as polished as any small-school receiver (Hofstra) we have seen in some time and has future No. 1 receiver written all over him.


    2. DeMeco Ryans, Houston Texans
    Not only does he lead all rookies in total tackles, he is second in the entire NFL only to Miami's Zach Thomas. Ryans has solid speed and range, and he has proved to be a guy who can make plays all over the field. He is smart and instinctive and has shown excellent leadership qualities. It is rare when you can call a rookie the heart and soul of a defense, but that is what Ryans has already become.


    3. Reggie Bush, New Orleans Saints
    He is second in the NFL in receptions, trailing only Houston WR Andre Johnson. Bush is the most versatile player in the NFL and creates numerous mismatch issues for opposing defensive coordinators. He is making a late push to challenge teammate Colston for Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.


    4. Joseph Addai, Indianapolis Colts
    He has made the Colts' franchise and fans forget about departed veteran RB Edgerrin James. With 845 yards through 12 games, Addai leads all rookies in rushing yards. He got off to a slow start as he adapted to the Colts' offensive system, but he looks poised to be the guy who can help get this Colts team over the top and find that elusive Super Bowl title.


    5. Vince Young, Tennessee Titans
    Despite not having the best passing numbers of the rookie QBs, Young has been the most impressive. We knew Young was going to be a great athlete and could be effective as a runner or a passer. What has been most impressive to us, however, is his ability to manage a game. That can take a lot of time for a young QB to pick up, and Young has picked it up quickly. Of all the rookie QBs currently playing, none has demonstrated the leadership skills that Young has.


    6. D'Brickashaw Ferguson, New York Jets
    He has been a starter since Day One, anchoring the all-important left side of the Jets' offensive line. He is a very good athlete who has proved in a short period of time that he can handle some of the top speed rushers in the NFL. This offseason he will spend a lot of time in the weight room, adding bulk and strength to his frame. Once he does that, look out, because he will eventually become one of the elite offensive tackles in the NFL.


    7. Kamerion Wimbley Cleveland Browns
    He is one of the few defensive rookies making a huge impact. He leads all rookie pass-rushers with 7Ĺ sacks through 12 games. We knew Wimbley was a very good athlete and could rush the passer, but we are even more impressed with how fast he has adapted to playing a stand-up OLB position after playing with his hand on the ground in college. Wimbley has developed into a very good run defender, and his pass coverage ability and overall instincts are getting better all the time.


    8. Marcus McNeill, San Diego Chargers
    He does not get a lot of recognition, but he has been a solid starter on the left side of the Chargers' line. Despite breaking bones in his hand on two separate occasions, he has not missed a start. The Chargers were supposed to have serious concerns about the left tackle position coming into the season, but McNeill has quelled those fears. Most veteran offensive linemen will tell you that when the media is not talking about you, you must be doing your job. McNeill has been the epitome of that theory.


    9. Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets
    He is the second piece of the Jets' rebuilding offensive line. Though we have him rated slightly lower than Ferguson, Mangold's job has actually been tougher. As the center, he has to coordinate the entire line up front. This is something veteran players strive to do well on a weekly basis, and it has come naturally for Mangold. He is a very good player and excellent leader. He is going to be one of those guys we see making the annual trek to the Pro Bowl in the not-so-distant future.


    10. Devin Hester, Chicago Bears
    Despite playing only sparingly as a defensive player, Hester makes this list for his punt-return abilities. For all the talk about the excellent rookie playmakers throughout the NFL, none may be as explosive as Hester. He looks extremely natural as a punt-return man. He is quick and elusive, and when he finds that seam, he has the big-time speed to seal the deal in the open field.

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    It's gotta be Colston, what a story. I hop he gets back soon because he's a key play on my FF team in the JI league. it's great to have two linemen in the top ten that are on your team. what a solid foundation.

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    Brick and Nick don't stand a chance of winning OROY. They'll certainly give it to Bush. Even if they didn't give it to Bush they would easily take Marques Colston in his place.

    It's tough for linemen to win ROY. It's not a pretty position. It's not one where commentators are constantly mentioning your name.

    Still I don't care and neither should Brick and Nick. They've played great this year and don't think the fans, media, and coaching staff hasn't noticed....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainejet
    Brick and Nick don't stand a chance of winning OROY.
    No Olineman has ever won OROY.

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    Mangold should get it if there was justice in this world..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChanTheMaster
    Mangold should get it if there was justice in this world..
    as impressive as he is Colston is more impressive an a 7th rd pick taboot what a story. his injury might hurt him. but i still think he'll win it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzyJet
    as impressive as he is Colston is more impressive an a 7th rd pick taboot what a story. his injury might hurt him. but i still think he'll win it.
    I don't know our line was a disaster last season and it's one of the better pass blocking units in the league now. Even run blocking has been improved.

    Penny's consistantly had a lot of time to throw the ball..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChanTheMaster
    Mangold should get it if there was justice in this world..
    Well there isn't unfortunately........

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    D'Brick's had a very good 1st season, but right now Mangold is a much better player. They should be switched in those rankings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChanTheMaster
    I don't know our line was a disaster last season and it's one of the better pass blocking units in the league now. Even run blocking has been improved.

    Penny's consistantly had a lot of time to throw the ball..
    Our OL was a complete disaster last year. With all of the injuries we had, I can't imagine you are agruing that point........

    Remember the Falcons game???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChanTheMaster
    I don't know our line was a disaster last season and it's one of the better pass blocking units in the league now. Even run blocking has been improved.

    Penny's consistantly had a lot of time to throw the ball..
    one point I'd also make is how much is Colston and how much is Brees, I mean Devery Henderson was just as productive when thrown into the WR role in Colston's absence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainejet
    Our OL was a complete disaster last year. With all of the injuries we had, I can't imagine you are agruing that point........

    Remember the Falcons game???
    The "I don't know" was disagreeing with Jazzy saying COlston should get it

    I don't know Jazzy, our oline was a complete disatear last year and this year blah blah blah...

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    VY will win it if the Titans win 8 games.................He has authored two huge rookie Records already and has more yds rushing than Bush and is 5-4 in nine GS and he is getting better every week. His second half against the Giants and his showing against the Colts were probowl good............not rookie good.

    Rookie years by some of the best ever... Requirement of at least 8 game appearences and or 100 pass attempts.


    Vince young 10 tds 10 ints



    Elway 7 tds-14 ints



    P manning 26 tds-28 ints



    E manning 6tds-9 ints



    Steve young 3 tds-8 ints



    randall cunningham 1td-8 ints



    and VY is not done, he already holds two rookie QB records and he has won more games as a rookie than any of those mentioned above.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDahCWm0oVg

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    Young, Campbell making deep impact
    By KC Joyner
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    At the beginning of the season, many people were lamenting the dearth of young talent at the quarterback position. With the numerous lineup changes made the past few weeks, however, a number of first-year starting quarterbacks have emerged. I did a metric analysis on four of the most successful new quarterbacks to find out just how good they really are.



    Vince Young

    Young's metrics have to be the most surprising of this entire group. What is surprising is the number of medium and deep passes Young has thrown.
    Vince Young
    Deep Att Comp Yds TD INT Pen P-Yds YPA
    Short 136 88 688 3 2 1 1 5.1
    Medium 56 26 452 3 3 1 18 8.4
    Deep 47 14 337 1 1 1 36 7.9
    Total 239 128 1477 7 6 3 55 6.4


    Titans offensive coordinator Norm Chow typically operates a short passing scheme. In 2005, Steve McNair threw only 73 medium and 49 deep passes in his 14 starts.

    Young has started only nine games and has already thrown 103 medium or deep passes. McNair's receiving corps was quite banged up last season, so that accounts for part of the discrepancy, but one would not expect this many vertical passes from a rookie.

    That is probably the common denominator of all of the quarterbacks in this article. The common wisdom on first-year starting signal callers is that they are apt to play it safe at first. Each of these four is proving that theory wrong with his highly aggressive play.


    Rookie QB rushing production..
    Vince young....... 373 yards 4tds



    Bobby douglas---408 yards 2 td



    Mcnabb---------313 yards-0 tds



    Vick------------300 yards 1td



    Steve young.....233 yards 1td



    Cunningham-----205 yards 0 tds



    Who is the man here? Vince has 4 games left! At his current pace he will have over 500 yards rushing in just 13 games!



    Given his solid passing numbers with a 50% comp rate, 1.00 TD to int ratio, 64 passing rating, 5-4 record and these outstanding soon to be record breaking rushing numbers vince young truly has had one of the best rookie years ever



    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6239682

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    Colston will likely be neutralized by injury (high ankle) until post season................the rookie RB no one is talking about is MJD.............he has unreal numbers including his ST numbers and Addai numbers are good as well...................D'brick and Mangold get screwed because of their position...................but VY has all the national media's attention and this week everyone is in Houston to see his homecoming...............the media down here in Hou is like its a SB or something...............it is unreal how big this game is here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChanTheMaster
    The "I don't know" was disagreeing with Jazzy saying COlston should get it

    I don't know Jazzy, our oline was a complete disatear last year and this year blah blah blah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongo59
    the media down here in Hou is like its a SB or something...............it is unreal how big this game is here.
    Everyone wants to know which team will have the higher draft pick in April

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    ESPN Scouts Inc: NFL's best rookie: Brick is 6# and Nick is 9# Amongst Rookies

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    Scouts Inc. Updated: Dec. 8, 2006


    Several rookies have burst onto the NFL scene in 2005. Some, such as Reggie Bush and Mario Williams, were expected to produce right away. Others, such as Marques Colston, have been a surprise. Here are the best rookies of 2005, according to Scouts Inc.


    1. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
    He leads all rookie wide receivers in receptions despite missing the past two games with an ankle injury. Colston is a big receiver with average to above average speed. His best asset is his size. For a young receiver, he is also a very good route runner and has an excellent feel for the game. He is as polished as any small-school receiver (Hofstra) we have seen in some time and has future No. 1 receiver written all over him.


    2. DeMeco Ryans, Houston Texans
    Not only does he lead all rookies in total tackles, he is second in the entire NFL only to Miami's Zach Thomas. Ryans has solid speed and range, and he has proved to be a guy who can make plays all over the field. He is smart and instinctive and has shown excellent leadership qualities. It is rare when you can call a rookie the heart and soul of a defense, but that is what Ryans has already become.


    3. Reggie Bush, New Orleans Saints
    He is second in the NFL in receptions, trailing only Houston WR Andre Johnson. Bush is the most versatile player in the NFL and creates numerous mismatch issues for opposing defensive coordinators. He is making a late push to challenge teammate Colston for Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.


    4. Joseph Addai, Indianapolis Colts
    He has made the Colts' franchise and fans forget about departed veteran RB Edgerrin James. With 845 yards through 12 games, Addai leads all rookies in rushing yards. He got off to a slow start as he adapted to the Colts' offensive system, but he looks poised to be the guy who can help get this Colts team over the top and find that elusive Super Bowl title.


    5. Vince Young, Tennessee Titans
    Despite not having the best passing numbers of the rookie QBs, Young has been the most impressive. We knew Young was going to be a great athlete and could be effective as a runner or a passer. What has been most impressive to us, however, is his ability to manage a game. That can take a lot of time for a young QB to pick up, and Young has picked it up quickly. Of all the rookie QBs currently playing, none has demonstrated the leadership skills that Young has.


    6. D'Brickashaw Ferguson, New York Jets
    He has been a starter since Day One, anchoring the all-important left side of the Jets' offensive line. He is a very good athlete who has proved in a short period of time that he can handle some of the top speed rushers in the NFL. This offseason he will spend a lot of time in the weight room, adding bulk and strength to his frame. Once he does that, look out, because he will eventually become one of the elite offensive tackles in the NFL.


    7. Kamerion Wimbley Cleveland Browns
    He is one of the few defensive rookies making a huge impact. He leads all rookie pass-rushers with 7Ĺ sacks through 12 games. We knew Wimbley was a very good athlete and could rush the passer, but we are even more impressed with how fast he has adapted to playing a stand-up OLB position after playing with his hand on the ground in college. Wimbley has developed into a very good run defender, and his pass coverage ability and overall instincts are getting better all the time.


    8. Marcus McNeill, San Diego Chargers
    He does not get a lot of recognition, but he has been a solid starter on the left side of the Chargers' line. Despite breaking bones in his hand on two separate occasions, he has not missed a start. The Chargers were supposed to have serious concerns about the left tackle position coming into the season, but McNeill has quelled those fears. Most veteran offensive linemen will tell you that when the media is not talking about you, you must be doing your job. McNeill has been the epitome of that theory.


    9. Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets
    He is the second piece of the Jets' rebuilding offensive line. Though we have him rated slightly lower than Ferguson, Mangold's job has actually been tougher. As the center, he has to coordinate the entire line up front. This is something veteran players strive to do well on a weekly basis, and it has come naturally for Mangold. He is a very good player and excellent leader. He is going to be one of those guys we see making the annual trek to the Pro Bowl in the not-so-distant future.


    10. Devin Hester, Chicago Bears
    Despite playing only sparingly as a defensive player, Hester makes this list for his punt-return abilities. For all the talk about the excellent rookie playmakers throughout the NFL, none may be as explosive as Hester. He looks extremely natural as a punt-return man. He is quick and elusive, and when he finds that seam, he has the big-time speed to seal the deal in the open field.



    Honorable mention
    QB Matt Leinart, Arizona
    RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville
    RB Laurence Maroney, New England
    DE Mario Williams, Houston
    DE Mark Anderson, Chicago

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    VY is doing this all by himself..................Givens Troupe and Kinney have been IR'd and out ..............his WR the last few weeks are Bobby Wade and Brandon Jones.................and Ben Hartsock as his TE with Scaife as th eother TE.................VY was national championship good against the Colts and the Titans D played lights out in the second half because the O held the ball so long because of VY runs. The D was fresh and manning was hot pacing the sideline. Colts had the ball in the third Q for 3 minutes and had 11 plays for 47 yds in the second half. VY was amazing last week. He ran 9 times 7 of which were for first downs to sustain drives and 6 of those runs were on third down. The 4th Q against the Giants he was good but against the Colts he was awesome

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    Honorable mention
    QB Matt Leinart, Arizona


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    I would gladly vote for Mangold, even more so than brick. However the thing that is keeping him back to most, more casual viewers sadly, could be your non existant running game through most of the season. =( Give it a year or two, and they are right, those two (nick and D-brick) should be probowlers.
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