Go Back   Sports Central Message Boards > Professional Sports Discussion > National Football League

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-12-2006, 01:21 AM   #1
HibachiDG
Sports Virtuoso
 
HibachiDG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 4,258
HibachiDG is on a distinguished road
Default Best Rookie...

Young or Hester?

I'm thinking Devin...
HibachiDG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 03:07 AM   #2
Anthony
Moderator
 
Anthony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 8,377
Anthony is on a distinguished road
Default

Well let's see how they both - Young especially - finish up the season; and I suppose Reggie Bush comes in third.

Houston really blew it picking Mario Williams.
Anthony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 11:19 AM   #3
HibachiDG
Sports Virtuoso
 
HibachiDG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 4,258
HibachiDG is on a distinguished road
Default

Good point...especially since Hester might get in on OFFENSE the rest of the way.

What Young is doing is great and all, but Hester is out of this world.
HibachiDG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 12:56 PM   #4
bama4256
Baseball Fanatic
 
bama4256's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Marshalltown, Iowa
Posts: 6,484
bama4256 will become famous soon enough
Default

Did you forget about Marques Colston who led the NFL in receiving yards before being injured?
__________________
Keith "baseball nut" Thronson
bama4256 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 01:18 PM   #5
ryan_day
Sports Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
Posts: 39
ryan_day is on a distinguished road
Default

Nobody's even mentioning Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
ryan_day is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 05:31 PM   #6
HibachiDG
Sports Virtuoso
 
HibachiDG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 4,258
HibachiDG is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bama4256 View Post
Did you forget about Marques Colston who led the NFL in receiving yards before being injured?
No, but I do know that Devin Hester caught a field goal 8 yards deep, paused, strutted a little bit, and then took it to the house.
HibachiDG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 08:32 PM   #7
NY Jay 05
East Coaster
 
NY Jay 05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,661
NY Jay 05 is on a distinguished road
Default

I would mention DeMeco Ryans in the Rookie of the Year discussion too. He's leading the NFL in tackles at this point in the season.
__________________
My Teams: [New York Jets] [New York Yankees] [Penn State Nittany Lions] [Sacramento Kings] [New York Islanders]

2005 NFL Pick 'Em Champion
NY Jay 05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2006, 01:42 AM   #8
doublee
Sports Virtuoso
 
doublee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 11,138
doublee will become famous soon enoughdoublee will become famous soon enough
Default

I was going to mention Ryans as well. On top of leading the league in tackles he also has 3.5 sacks and 7 tackles for a loss.

I'll take Jones-Drew over Bush as the better rookie right now. He has more TDs and far fewer touches than Bush has and has on the whole has been a more explosive player.
__________________
Can I get an Amen from the bobbleheads?
Hey I said pass the ketchup! I'm eatin' salad here!
Oooh, there is so much I don't know about astrophysics. I wish I had read that book by that wheelchair guy.
You SU-DIDDILY-UCK Flanders!!
doublee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2006, 11:59 PM   #9
CKFresh
Most Hated Member
 
CKFresh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 7,377
CKFresh will become famous soon enough
Default

I'd have to say Reggie Bush. I know this may not be as popular as other choices, but look at the team he is on and their transformation from last year. You have to give some of that credit to Reggie.

By the way, I'm new to this message board and I look forward to chatting with all of you.
CKFresh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2006, 01:24 AM   #10
Brad O.
1,549
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 792
Brad O. will become famous soon enough
Default

There are a lot of really good candidates this year.

I agree with Bush, Colston, Hester, Jones-Drew, Ryans, and Young. And nobody has mentioned Mark Anderson, A.J. Hawk, Matt Leinart, Marcus McNeill, or Kamerion Wimbley.

Anderson leads the Bears in sacks. It's not often you see a rookie hit double-digits with three games to go.

Bush is really coming on recently, so you'd probably judge him as better than his season-long performance, but he's over 1000 yards from scrimmage and has scored TDs on rushes, receptions, and a punt return.

Colston, the hands-down, no-question winner four weeks ago, has over 900 receiving yards despite missing two games and most of another.

Hester has pretty much clinched all-pro returner this year, with five kick-return TDs and a league-best 14.4 punt return average.

Hawk leads Green Bay in tackles, and he's been effective as a pass rusher (3.5 sacks) and in pass coverage (five deflections and an interception). He has one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

Jones-Drew leads all rookies in TDs, with 12. He's averaging 6.1 yards per carry, which is among the highest averages in NFL history. He's also a good receiver (2nd on the team in receptions) and his 27.6 kickoff return average is third in the league.

Leinart probably doesn't belong on this list, but he's been okay.

McNeill is the starting left tackle for the best offense in the league (San Diego).

Ryans has over 100 solo tackles according to NFL.com, with 3.5 sacks, 1 INT, 4 passes defensed, a forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. Statistically, he's pretty much the same as Hawk.

Wimbley has 7.5 sacks and 47 tackles from a pass-rushing position.

Young has a 65.7 passer rating, but he's 6-4 as starter and he looks better every week. He's a good runner, with 458 yards, 5 TDs, and a 6.6 average on the ground. He's created 26 first downs with his feet. And let's not forget that he pretty much has no other weapons in that offense.

===

Here's how I'd rank this season's top rookies:

1] Young
2] Colston
3] Bush
4] Jones-Drew
5] Hester
6] McNeill
7] Ryans
8] Anderson
9] Hawk
10] Wimbley

I may be projecting a bit with Young and Bush, who look like they have once-or-twice-in-a-generation potential. Hester's having a great season and he literally looked incredible on Monday night, but I just don't think a returner has the same impact as a regular on offense or defense. And apparently I'm biased against defense, but I just don't see any of those guys being as out-of-this-world dominant as the ballhandlers.
Brad O. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2006, 02:20 AM   #11
CKFresh
Most Hated Member
 
CKFresh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 7,377
CKFresh will become famous soon enough
Default

Brad O.

Good analysis, couldn't have said it better myself.
__________________
Do yourself a favor, become your own savior.

Think Fresh.
CKFresh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2006, 04:26 AM   #12
Anthony
Moderator
 
Anthony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 8,377
Anthony is on a distinguished road
Default

Remember, on Let's Make A Deal, when that telltale piano-roll would play as the curtain was being opened, to signify an impending "zonk"?

Well that tune was playing in my head when the Texans drafted Mario Williams.
Anthony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2006, 06:18 AM   #13
boston_aloha
FFB #2
 
boston_aloha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 5,850
boston_aloha has a spectacular aura aboutboston_aloha has a spectacular aura about
Default

If I had a vote I would vote Young just because he's a rookie QB. May sound dumb to some, and I'm not saying those others guys are NOT worthy of this.

Pretty cool when we take a step back and see all these rookies shining huh? This is only the beginning of MANY great careers!
__________________
Homer: "All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer."
boston_aloha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2006, 11:05 AM   #14
nojob67
Grizzled Veteran
 
nojob67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Utica, NY
Posts: 97
nojob67 is on a distinguished road
Default

I would vote Young but I'm surprised the leading rookie rusher, Joe Addai, is not being mentioned at all.

A note on Mark Anderson he is not even a regular starter on that Bears defense so his sack total is even more amazing.

This has got to be the best rookie class in quite awhile, I love it.
nojob67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2006, 11:09 AM   #15
boston_aloha
FFB #2
 
boston_aloha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 5,850
boston_aloha has a spectacular aura aboutboston_aloha has a spectacular aura about
Default

Mike & Mike in the Morning today brought up a great point regarding the rookie O-linemen out there too.
__________________
Homer: "All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer."
boston_aloha is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2005 Rookie of the Year tobynosker National Basketball Association 9 04-21-2005 03:57 AM
Who Will Reign Supreme in the NFC for 2004? bama4256 National Football League 6 08-02-2004 01:58 PM
Should they change the rookie of the year voting? Spikedmace Major League Baseball 10 09-14-2003 03:35 PM
Bama's 2002 Preseason Pro Football Rankings bama4256 National Football League 8 07-23-2002 12:55 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:47 AM.