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January 3, 2011 @ 3:35 pm
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A Look At The Offense Rookie Of The Year Candidates

Written by Wolf
Heard
Wolf Heard

Wolf
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Now that the 2010 NFL season is officially over for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, let’s take a look at an award that two Buccaneers have a shot at winning – the Offense Rookie of the Year Award.

As it stands, there are really three players in the running, two of which wear pewter and red. Wide receiver Mike Williams, running back LeGarrette Blount, and St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford are seen by many to be the frontrunners to win the award.

Williams and Blount each have a shot to become the first Buccaneer to win the award since running back Cadillac Williams in 2005.

Here is a look at their numbers:

Mike Williams, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stats: 65 receptions for 964 receiving yards (14.8 avg.), 11 touchdowns
Team’s W-L record: 10-6
Round drafted: Fourth round (101st overall)

LeGarrette Blount, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stats: 201 carries for 1,004 rushing yards (5.0 avg.), six touchdowns
Team’s W-L record: 10-6
Round drafted: Undrafted

Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis Rams

Stats: 354-of-590 (60 pct.) for 3,512 yards, 19 total touchdowns, 15 interceptions
Team’s W-L record: 7-9
Round Drafted: First round (1st overall)
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    there's only been 3 rookie qb's to ever go over 3000 yds, this is a qb driven league...bradford's got this award in the bag.
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    I think the award should go to Blount but with the baggage he carried in from college he will probably get snubbed. If we got shutout of the pro bowl then we will probably get shut out of this also. Should be either Williams or Blount. I don't care how good Bradford's numbers were....getting to the playoffs with a losing record should be reward enough.
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    not only is he in the playoffs but he is going to the pro bowl as a rookie center...he had a really good year for an offensive line that is not good
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    Pouncey should win it easily. Williams and Blount did good, but they will go with a player in the playoffs.
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    Horse: It isn't like you favoring a former Gator. I think there is little chance for a center to win the award even though he should deserve consideration. Sam Bradford got the most recognition for the improvement of the Rams.
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    scubog, I hate the Gators! (Ray Graves you suck!) I always have except in the Spurrier days and that was because I we went to a Basketball Championship Game 1962 for State Champions and on the side I saw this young soon to be QB for Florida at the Spring Football Game , Mr Steve Spurrier play. I followed him all of the way after that. Through his years at San Francisco and his pittful tryout with the Bucs. then we went with Spurrier and The Bandits (Oh yeah I loved them!), then to Duke and then to Florida. After that he lost his way. So don't ever call me a Gator! The Seminoles are and will be my team; next to my favorite...The Hurricanes! Sad to say for me; I have a Gator Daughter and good for me a Seminole son. Life is great in the State of Florida.
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    I've seen a lot of talk about Maurkice Pouncey for Pittsburgh.
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    A rookie QB completing 60% of his passes for over 3500 yards and more TDs than INTs... Yeah I'm pretty sure our stand outs get snubbed every time. Nationally who do you think is most well known of the 3. There's your answer. Sucks but true
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    Not sure why people think Bradford is going to take the award. Yes, he does have the hype. But look at the stats, Williams, a WR, has almost as many touchdowns as Bradford, a QB. Bradford has thrown 15 ints. His team had a worse record that Blount Williams. His team didnt make the playoffs. Not to mention Blount/Williams werent top picks in the draft, which is proably why Bradford is getting so much hype from the media. Bradford is MUCH LESS deserving of ROTY award than Blount and Williams.
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    I kinda agree with silence. Bradford's numbers are pretty amazing also. But I think if you take into consideration where Williams and Blount were picked or not picked in the case of Blount, it would be a crime if either of them are not picked. Also, who else is up for coach of the year ? I know Kansas City chiefs coach Haley is probably a top contender, and he did make it to the playoffs, but we were a worse team and Morris had less to work with. I say Morris and Williams get the honors and anything less would be wrong.
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    If people think the Bucs had an easy schedule then look at who the Chiefs played this year. Raheem deserves coach of the year no doubt. Also, Mike Williams should get roty. Bradford's season was good, not great. Mike Williams' season was great. Blount would have a better chance if he didn't start playing 6 weeks into the season.
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    Thats a reason why he could get it if Mike Williams wasn't in there. To crack 1000 yards, score 6 tds and average 5 ypc while only playing in 12 games and starting only 6 is rediculous!
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    These things are all popularity contests in the end just like the Pro Ball. How many players do we have going to that? Just like Brady got Comeback Player of the Year Award over Caddy even though the hill he climbed was less steeper we will be snubbed once again. Morris will be snubbed as well for the more glamorous pick.
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    As much as I would love to say we have a chance... with a QB in the running who is also the #1 pick... I would say there is no chance he loses out on this award... very sad :/
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