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Old 01-07-2010, 04:35 AM   #1
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Default Percy Harvin OROTY a Mike Wallace snub?

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What was simply stunning to me was the 41 out of 50 votes Harvin received to Mike Wallace's 1. It is as if Wallace was almost completely overlooked.

Not factoring in Special Teams yardage, Harvin and Wallace shared nearly the same yards and equal touchdowns, but Wallace did it with just over half of Harvin's receptions.

I figured the game winning touchdown against the Packers would have been a giant boost for him.

Congratulations to Percy all the same. We've witnessed the yin and yang of Rookies these passed two years, so your accomplishment is definately not undeserved.

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Old 01-07-2010, 04:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: Percy Harvin OROTY a Mike Wallace snub?

Percy Harvin does have more receptions and more key 1st down receptions at that if you ever watched some of the vikings games. Wallace was really only a downfield threat averaging 19 yards per reception. He was never a go to guy on 3rd down. Harvin has 24 receptions on 3rd down, while Wallace only had 14.

And Harvin also did kick returns putting his team in good field position and had 2 touchdowns. He had more of impact than Wallace.
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: Percy Harvin OROTY a Mike Wallace snub?

plus he had to KO's for tds .......

honestly with the history of florida receiver failures in the nfl i was a little skeptical of harvin ...
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Default Re: Percy Harvin OROTY a Mike Wallace snub?

MoP, i'm assuming you mean KickOff's and not KnockOuts?
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Default Re: Percy Harvin OROTY a Mike Wallace snub?

While I hoped that Wallace would win it, I have no qualms with Harvin being the OROY.

He had better stats, plus he was a kick returner and a bigger part of the offense than Wallace was.
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Default Re: Percy Harvin OROTY a Mike Wallace snub?

Snub? Hardly how do you dispute Harvins stats this year?

Harvin had over 2000 all purpose yards to Wallaces 825.

Number speak loudly, Harvin deserved it.

Wallace had a great year for the Steelers, and a couple key drops gone the other way he wouldve been over 900 plus. But still a great year for the rookie.
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Default Re: Percy Harvin OROTY a Mike Wallace snub?

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Percy Harvin does have more receptions and more key 1st down receptions at that if you ever watched some of the vikings games. Wallace was really only a downfield threat averaging 19 yards per reception. He was never a go to guy on 3rd down. Harvin has 24 receptions on 3rd down, while Wallace only had 14.

And Harvin also did kick returns putting his team in good field position and had 2 touchdowns. He had more of impact than Wallace.
meh, 3rd downs has nothing to do with it, Wallace has had some of the most clutch 3rd / 4th / game winning catches this season

What won it for Harvin was his all purpose yards...his kick return numbers are very impressive on their own, combine it with solid WR numbers and that's all she wrote.
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Default Re: Percy Harvin OROTY a Mike Wallace snub?

As much as i love Wallace, Harvin deserved this award...no doubt Mike Wallace is a dynamic player and will be great for us in the future, but as for this year Harvin was better......by no means does that make me think harvin is a better player then wallace though, he just had a better rookie year.
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Default Re: Percy Harvin OROTY a Mike Wallace snub?

I'm almost certain that if Wallace were placed as the Kickoff returner his numbers would have been close to if not more than Harvin's. Look at what Logan did back there.

Curtain of Steel, not to sound rude, but did you read my original post? I explained that the total lack of votes, despite Wallace's having nearly the same amount of yards and exact same number of TD's in nearly half the receptions, were snubbish. I also stated that Percy getting the award was not undeserved.

Should the committe or group that votes on the Offensive rookie of the year be factoring in special teams yards?
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Default Re: Percy Harvin OROTY a Mike Wallace snub?

Yeah, while I wish Wallace would have gotten a few more votes, I understand that Harvin had the bigger impact. Still, I was pulling for the 60-Minute Man.

Also, I think that the votes for Michael Oher stem more from the media hype over the movie and his tough childhood. Not that he isn't a good player, but I don't think he edged out guys like Wallace.
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