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Defensive Rookie of the Year Re-Vote

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by NYPacker, May 10, 2010.

  1. NYPacker

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    Looks like there's a revote for the defensive rookie of the year. Results expected by this Wednesday. I'm all for Matthews winning the award but I'd rather see it given to someone like Jarius Byrd. He was the only candidate up for voting who wasn't taken in the 1st round.

    Clay Matthews gets new chance at DROY - NFC North Blog - ESPN
     
  2. Jess

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    Byrd came in 2nd last year, shouldn't they just give it to him?
     
  3. NYPacker

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    Cushing is still listed as a candidate so for all we know he could win it again. But I agree Byrd definitely deserves it.
     
  4. Green_Bay_Packers

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    But with the re-vote you Clay might get some of Cushings votes.. I think Byrd will get it, but it would be cool if Clay did.. IMO Cushing still deserves it and I hope he gets it again..
     
  6. FrankRizzo

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    That just makes too much logical sense. :unsure:
     
  7. A12ROD903

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    Ive read the the majority of voters have already voted for Cushing again. That came from schefters twitter.
     
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    Not necessarily, the voters only vote for their first choice, not second, or third. So the voting might fall different. Think the opposite of the year Tim Tebow took second in heisman voting with the most first place votes.

    I would assume they would be cautious to hand it to Cushing's teammate. Orakpo would be a great choice, but I agree that it looks like its Byrds.
     
  9. PackerSlacker

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    Yeah, thats true, only the first place votes are counted. No matter what happens though, the eventual new winner will have that asterisk by his name because of the circumstances. Wouldnt be the same. I just think its cool that a Packer rookie, for once, is mentioned in the same breath as the others much less being in the top three. I sure hope he doesnt fall off this year too much.
     
  10. MelrosE

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    He still deserves it after ignorantly roiding his body up? Might want to reconsider that one.
    Google his pictures, when he first got to USC he looked literally like a boy, and look at his pictures from his senior year.. Enough said, he deserves to be stripped of his title.
    http://www.thedirty.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/cstrh23e8ggb.jpg
     
  11. MelrosE

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    But i do think Byrd should get it as he most likely will.
     
  12. NYPacker

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    AJ Hawk finished second behind Demeco Ryans in DROY votes back in '06. I just hope Matthews doesn't end up as a one year wonder like Hawk.
     
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    Looks like Clay's getting at least one vote. Via Peter King's Tuesday column:
     
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    Claaaayyy alll thhe waaaayyyy. The Bills?... they're still an NFL team?? I think not. :p
     
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    I don't think clay matthews is the type of guy that would like to receive this award in this type of fashion, especially from his former teammate.
     
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    Revote done, Cushing still DROY.

    Matthews finished 3rd, behind Byrd.
     
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    So many voters changed their votes to CM3, why didnt he win? Im not sure how I feel about this story. 1 side of me is thinking that the media is blowing this out of proportion but the other is angry at Cushing and that he won again. He lost his all-pro position on the AP team because of this.

    I think that last season is gone and forgotten in the eyes of most. Many people are looking forward to next season, hurting their ability to vote correctly. I feel that for this reason, many voters took the easy way out and voted to Cushing again. Oh well. When we win the Super Bowl this season and Cushing is sitting home, CM3 will be the true winner lol.
     
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    Alot of them didnt like the idea of revoting since Peppers award wasnt revoted or Merrimans
     
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    And I agree with that. It sets a dangerous precedent. If Cushing had lost, do we go back and revote everything that had a steroid connection linked to it? That would've been dumb.
     
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    I've heard, from a reliable source, that Favre was considered for the award. But he was disclassified because you have to PLAY on defense, rather than just HELP it...
     
  22. Green_Bay_Packers

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    HAHAHAHA LOL Great joke :D


    Anyway Im not surpirised that he won it all again
     
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    This entire re-vote is a joke if the guy who got caught cheating was still eligible for the award this go-around. The NFL should be giving out these kinds of individual post season awards like MLB does and not these media folks. :nono:
     

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