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Rookie of the Year.... (1 Viewer)

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3 weeks into the season and Felix Jones has won Rookie of the Week twice...

Sure it's a long season, but that's a pretty impressive start.... and to think his touches are only going to increase!!

 
Based off stats alone I'd have to say by the end of the year the offensive rookie of the year will be Chris Johnson. If I had to give it right now then yes Felix Jones, but Felix Jones won't have better numbers than Chris Johnson at the end of the year

Defensive... no idea I don't keep up with IDP

 
Who votes on the Rookie of the Week award? Is it the same people who give out the Rookie of the Year awards?

 
Matt Forte has looked incredible, has very good, top notch numbers for a rookie, plus has carried the Bears offense which the consensus of America thought would stink.

He gets it hands down.

 
Matt Forte has looked incredible, has very good, top notch numbers for a rookie, plus has carried the Bears offense which the consensus of America thought would stink.

He gets it hands down.
Thought?CHI offense still stinks. Not as pungent as in years past, but still has a formidable sent. Stings the nostrils...

 
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As of now...

1) Matt Ryan. Falcons currently 2-1 after finishing 4-12 last year. More importantly, erasing the memory of Mike "The Pit Bull" Vick.

2) Chris Johnson. The only spark-plug in the Titans offensive engine. Has helped shift the focus from VY.

3) Matt Forte. I honestly think he's surprising everybody...including his biggest fans. He's not Chris Brown reincarnated.

4) Darren McFadden. His big game in Week 2 opened eyes...now he needs to stay on the field. He's helping keep the Radah's in games despite their 1-2 record.

5) Felix Jones. I love the guy, but the Cowboys would still be 3-0 w/o him. This guy is the new generation MJD (kick returns, few carries & catches).

I do like Chris Long in StL, but DE's rarely get recognition for ROY. Plus, the Rams are currently a mess.

 
Did everyone forget about Royal after 1 week without a TD, in that offense he could put up 10 TDs this year

 
Don't count out front row Joe yet. Ravens are 2-0 and while Flacco's numbers are not eye popping, he is playing well and getting better each week.

I would put him about 4th on the list right now with an outside chance

Jerod Mayo as the best IDP rookie.

 
Did everyone forget about Royal after 1 week without a TD, in that offense he could put up 10 TDs this year
I was surprised to not see any mention of him as well. RB's are typicially able to produce immediately and it is something special to have a WR with his kind of impact this quickly.
 
Did everyone forget about Royal after 1 week without a TD, in that offense he could put up 10 TDs this year
I was surprised to not see any mention of him as well. RB's are typicially able to produce immediately and it is something special to have a WR with his kind of impact this quickly.
Ditto.And throw in DeSean Jackson as well.But it's way too early for all of this.
 
Did everyone forget about Royal after 1 week without a TD, in that offense he could put up 10 TDs this year
I was surprised to not see any mention of him as well. RB's are typicially able to produce immediately and it is something special to have a WR with his kind of impact this quickly.
Ditto.And throw in DeSean Jackson as well.But it's way too early for all of this.
I agree it is to early. I also agree with you about throwing DeSean into the mix. My thinking with Jackson is that there are players coming back that will eat into his numbers unlike the situation Royal finds himself in.
 
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Right now Forte clearly has a the top spot. Johnson is right behind. Ryan, Jackson and Jones are tightly bunched up after that.

ETA: Eddie Royal has to be mentioned right now too.

 
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1) Matt Ryan. Falcons currently 2-1 after finishing 4-12 last year. More importantly, erasing the memory of Mike "The Pit Bull" Vick.

2) Chris Johnson. The only spark-plug in the Titans offensive engine. Has helped shift the focus from VY.

3) Matt Forte. I honestly think he's surprising everybody...including his biggest fans. He's not Chris Brown reincarnated.

4) Darren McFadden. His big game in Week 2 opened eyes...now he needs to stay on the field. He's helping keep the Radah's in games despite their 1-2 record.

5) Felix Jones. I love the guy, but the Cowboys would still be 3-0 w/o him. This guy is the new generation MJD (kick returns, few carries & catches).
Let me just make sure I've got this straight. You think Matt Ryan should be #1 right now because his team is 2-1 after going 4-12 last year, even though those two wins came against two of the worst teams in the NFLYet, at the same time, Joe Flacco's teams is now 2-0 after going 5-11 last year and were the ONLY team to lose to the Dolphins, yet you don't even have him in your top 5?

Am I the only one that finds that a bit weird.

 
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Please, Chris Johnson hasn't done anything special to be in the top 5.

If voting ended right now, no doubt in my mind Forte would win, Felix 2nd, Royal 3rd, Ryan 4th, McFadden 5th.

THEN we can talk about Chris Johnson, Steve Slaton, and Joe Flacco.

 
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Please, Chris Johnson hasn't done anything special to be in the top 5.If voting ended right now, no doubt in my mind Forte would win, Felix 2nd, Royal 3rd, Ryan 4th, McFadden 5th.THEN we can talk about Chris Johnson, Steve Slaton, and Joe Flacco.
No kidding. I like and own Chris Johnson, but he's not the ROY frontrunner right now by any stretch.
 
Please, Chris Johnson hasn't done anything special to be in the top 5.

If voting ended right now, no doubt in my mind Forte would win, Felix 2nd, Royal 3rd, Ryan 4th, McFadden 5th.

THEN we can talk about Chris Johnson, Steve Slaton, and Joe Flacco.
He has been the best offensive weapon on a 3-0 team, he deserves mention.
 
royal isnt even the best rookie on his own team.

the best rookie in the league right now is Ryan Clady , Cutler has not had to have his uniform cleaned yet

but we all know an offensive lineman will never get an award like this

 
I think DeSean Jackson would win if there was a vote today.

I'll be a little bit surprised if he ends up winning though. It's hard for a rookie WR to be consistently productive. My guess is that one of these RBs will take the hardware. Even though I don't think Forte is anything special, he's in a good position to win it because he's getting a lot of carries. Chris Johnson also has a chance if he can add some big plays to his resume.

 
My vote for favorite is Chris Johnson. At the end of the year, his stats could be fairly gaudy. Johnson is rb14 through 3 games in standard scoring. Through this span, Johnson has 327 total yards. The rb14 ranking is with just one receiving (and no rushing) scores. I expect 6-8 total touchdowns and a top ten ranking at season's end ... as long he can remain healthy.

 
Did everyone forget about Royal after 1 week without a TD, in that offense he could put up 10 TDs this year
I was surprised to not see any mention of him as well. RB's are typicially able to produce immediately and it is something special to have a WR with his kind of impact this quickly.
Ditto.And throw in DeSean Jackson as well.But it's way too early for all of this.
I agree it is to early. I also agree with you about throwing DeSean into the mix. My thinking with Jackson is that there are players coming back that will eat into his numbers unlike the situation Royal finds himself in.
Understood, but I don't see alot of competition in front of Jackson. If he can stay healthy (including avoiding stupid blunders), he can become a real gamer.He "has" the talent to be sure.
 
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My vote for favorite is Chris Johnson. At the end of the year, his stats could be fairly gaudy. Johnson is rb14 through 3 games in standard scoring. Through this span, Johnson has 327 total yards. The rb14 ranking is with just one receiving (and no rushing) scores. I expect 6-8 total touchdowns and a top ten ranking at season's end ... as long he can remain healthy.
327 total yards and 1 TD makes him the favorite?Then what does 409 total yards and 2 TDs win?You guys are smoking serious crack to honestly think Chris Johnson is the leading ROY candidate.blah blah, Chris is the best weapon on a 3-0 team (whose opponents are 1-7).. well Forte is the best weapon on a 1-2 team (that could have been 3-0)! Titans have scored 72 points, the Bears have scored 70. How can you argue that Chris Johnson has done more than Forte? Once you get past all the man love on here and look at the numbers the answer is staring you in the face. I'd be willing to bet that Forte has a larger %age of his offense's total yards than Johnson does as well.
 
maybe if Flacco starts throwing. They barely use his arm.

Ryan's away stats are horrible.

Desean has to do well when Curtis is back.

Royal- gotta be sure he's get enough love with Marshall around.

It'll be hard for these two as they're not the stars of their offense like Forte and Johnson.

Forte or Johnson and it'll be real close.

I think it'll be Johnson as I expect the Titans to involve him more in the receiving game as the season rolls on. Like many said, he could be like Reggie Bush as far as receiving. When you add that to leading the AFC in rushing.....

Forte doesn't have the jaw dropping speed of Johnson and that speed/highlight reel footage will get some votes.

 
My vote for favorite is Chris Johnson. At the end of the year, his stats could be fairly gaudy. Johnson is rb14 through 3 games in standard scoring. Through this span, Johnson has 327 total yards. The rb14 ranking is with just one receiving (and no rushing) scores. I expect 6-8 total touchdowns and a top ten ranking at season's end ... as long he can remain healthy.
327 total yards and 1 TD makes him the favorite?Then what does 409 total yards and 2 TDs win?You guys are smoking serious crack to honestly think Chris Johnson is the leading ROY candidate.blah blah, Chris is the best weapon on a 3-0 team (whose opponents are 1-7).. well Forte is the best weapon on a 1-2 team (that could have been 3-0)! Titans have scored 72 points, the Bears have scored 70. How can you argue that Chris Johnson has done more than Forte? Once you get past all the man love on here and look at the numbers the answer is staring you in the face. I'd be willing to bet that Forte has a larger %age of his offense's total yards than Johnson does as well.
I have been impressed with Forte as well. I do have my doubts that he will be able to hold up under the heavy workload. Forte has 73 carries plus 13 receptions through three games. Do you think he can hold up under 450+ touches? I do not. From the quotes I have seen, Lovie Smith acts as though he will continue this level of load.
 
3 weeks into the season and Felix Jones has won Rookie of the Week twice...Sure it's a long season, but that's a pretty impressive start.... and to think his touches are only going to increase!!
Is your team THAT bad that Felix will make or break your season, or is it just a man crush?
 
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3 weeks into the season and Felix Jones has won Rookie of the Week twice...Sure it's a long season, but that's a pretty impressive start.... and to think his touches are only going to increase!!
Is your team THAT bad that Felix will make or break your season, or is it just a man crush?
His 35 yards per KR is awesome but all in all he reminds me of Deuce playing behind Ricky
 
RBs mcfadden, johnson, forte & stewart have looked very good...

jackson & royal at WR... QB ryan is 2-1 (flacco 2-0?)...

barring injury, i think chris johnson pulls away... imo, mcfadden next most likely, followed by forte & stewart...

it could be tough for ATL to finish even 8-8, but if they do, ryan might have to be in strong consideration regardless of his passing numbers...

cutler is putting up the same numbers as brady's historic 2007 season so far (it is very early)... if royal developes in-season & becomes an even bigger part of the offense (now that marshall is back), he is definitely a dark horse... usually i would agree with EBF that the smart play is to expect rookie WRs to disappoint... but the 2008 DEN passing offense is no ordinary passing offense, & royal doesn't look like an ordinary rookie WR...

 
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maybe if Flacco starts throwing. They barely use his arm.

Ryan's away stats are horrible.

Desean has to do well when Curtis is back.

Royal- gotta be sure he's get enough love with Marshall around.

It'll be hard for these two as they're not the stars of their offense like Forte and Johnson.

Forte or Johnson and it'll be real close.

I think it'll be Johnson as I expect the Titans to involve him more in the receiving game as the season rolls on. Like many said, he could be like Reggie Bush as far as receiving. When you add that to leading the AFC in rushing.....

Forte doesn't have the jaw dropping speed of Johnson and that speed/highlight reel footage will get some votes.
LOL!!You mean his away stats in his 1 and only away game of his career? His 2nd career start? That away stats? I think I'll give him some time before passing judgment.

 
My vote for favorite is Chris Johnson. At the end of the year, his stats could be fairly gaudy. Johnson is rb14 through 3 games in standard scoring. Through this span, Johnson has 327 total yards. The rb14 ranking is with just one receiving (and no rushing) scores. I expect 6-8 total touchdowns and a top ten ranking at season's end ... as long he can remain healthy.
327 total yards and 1 TD makes him the favorite?Then what does 409 total yards and 2 TDs win? well.
And what does 467 total yards with 3 TDs win?I agree at this point, that Forte is actually the candidate if the season ended today... but we have 14 more weeks (including today's games) and I don't see him leading the rookies by season's end. Jones on the other hand already has the most yards among rookies, and is tied for most TDs among rookies. And his touches are limited in comparison to the other rookies, so once he starts getting all his touches, watch out! Forte is getting a full workload - he leads the league in touches currently. Chris Johnson is probably getting all the touches per game that he will through the season. McFadden is as well...At WR... Royal and Jackson are the prime candidates, but both of them are, as WRs, sharing the ball quite a bit with other players. We'll see what happens to Jackson when Curtis comes back, though I suspect Jackson will still be the primary WR there. Royal is clearly #2 to Marshall - but even coming in and being a #2 WR as a rookie is impressive.Ryan and Flacco are the guys at QB - though I tihnk Ryan gets credit for winning games, while Flacco is looked at as a game manager and dependent on the defense to win. If a QB wins I believe it will be Ryan for that reason. And it does seem to me that if a QB is in the running, he usually wins.I can't believe how good this rookie class is...
 
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Even as a Dallas homer, I think it is going to end up being either Chris Johnson or Matt Forte. I just don't see Jones getting enough touches, compared to those two, to be considered. Just my guess.

 
3 weeks into the season and Felix Jones has won Rookie of the Week twice...Sure it's a long season, but that's a pretty impressive start.... and to think his touches are only going to increase!!
Is your team THAT bad that Felix will make or break your season, or is it just a man crush?
:D neither... Sorry, you must have just been one of those who thought he'd suck :rolleyes: Even with 0 touches this week, Felix has been incredibly impressive.
 
3 weeks into the season and Felix Jones has won Rookie of the Week twice...Sure it's a long season, but that's a pretty impressive start.... and to think his touches are only going to increase!!
Is your team THAT bad that Felix will make or break your season, or is it just a man crush?
:D neither... Sorry, you must have just been one of those who thought he'd suck :rolleyes: Even with 0 touches this week, Felix has been incredibly impressive.
I'm thinking he's just probably tired of you being on Jones' jock. I thought Rice was the best RB in this class, and if I pimped him in every single rookie or RB thread on the board, people would be aggressively attacking my posts too.
 
3 weeks into the season and Felix Jones has won Rookie of the Week twice...

Sure it's a long season, but that's a pretty impressive start.... and to think his touches are only going to increase!!
Is your team THAT bad that Felix will make or break your season, or is it just a man crush?
:D neither... Sorry, you must have just been one of those who thought he'd suck :rolleyes: Even with 0 touches this week, Felix has been incredibly impressive.
True, but even so, he has little to no shot at ROY.
 
3 weeks into the season and Felix Jones has won Rookie of the Week twice...

Sure it's a long season, but that's a pretty impressive start.... and to think his touches are only going to increase!!
Is your team THAT bad that Felix will make or break your season, or is it just a man crush?
:confused: neither... Sorry, you must have just been one of those who thought he'd suck :rolleyes: Even with 0 touches this week, Felix has been incredibly impressive.
this is almost sig worthy...
 
3 weeks into the season and Felix Jones has won Rookie of the Week twice...

Sure it's a long season, but that's a pretty impressive start.... and to think his touches are only going to increase!!
Is your team THAT bad that Felix will make or break your season, or is it just a man crush?
:confused: neither... Sorry, you must have just been one of those who thought he'd suck :rolleyes: Even with 0 touches this week, Felix has been incredibly impressive.
this is almost sig worthy...
Maybe you didnt see him on the sidelines handing Barber water bottles, he was nothing short of spectacular keeping MBIII, and other Cowboys hydrated.
 
My vote for favorite is Chris Johnson. At the end of the year, his stats could be fairly gaudy. Johnson is rb14 through 3 games in standard scoring. Through this span, Johnson has 327 total yards. The rb14 ranking is with just one receiving (and no rushing) scores. I expect 6-8 total touchdowns and a top ten ranking at season's end ... as long he can remain healthy.
327 total yards and 1 TD makes him the favorite?Then what does 409 total yards and 2 TDs win?You guys are smoking serious crack to honestly think Chris Johnson is the leading ROY candidate.blah blah, Chris is the best weapon on a 3-0 team (whose opponents are 1-7).. well Forte is the best weapon on a 1-2 team (that could have been 3-0)! Titans have scored 72 points, the Bears have scored 70. How can you argue that Chris Johnson has done more than Forte? Once you get past all the man love on here and look at the numbers the answer is staring you in the face. I'd be willing to bet that Forte has a larger %age of his offense's total yards than Johnson does as well.
I have been impressed with Forte as well. I do have my doubts that he will be able to hold up under the heavy workload. Forte has 73 carries plus 13 receptions through three games. Do you think he can hold up under 450+ touches? I do not. From the quotes I have seen, Lovie Smith acts as though he will continue this level of load.
I just started reading this post and was wondering how long it would take for someone to post this. I am wondering how long he will last if this workload continues. (That is also why I traded him last week)
 
Forte has long legs for a RB. I think he could be at a heightened risk for serious knee and leg injuries.

 
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It is going to be tough to beat C Johnson. He looks like a beast.

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He is on pace for 1600 total yards and 12 TDs

 
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