View Poll Results: Which 2006 rookie will have the most significant sophomore slump?

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  • Reggie Bush (RB, Saints)

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  • Vince Young (QB, Titans)

    10 45.45%
  • Matt Leinart (QB, Cardinals)

    1 4.55%
  • Lawrence Maroney (RB, Patriots)

    2 9.09%
  • Joseph Addai (RB, Colts)

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  • DeMeco Ryans (LB, Texans)

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  • Devin Hester (KR/PR, Bears)

    5 22.73%
  • Maurice Jones-Drew (RB, Jaguars)

    0 0%
  • Marques Colston (WR, Saints)

    4 18.18%
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    Which 2006 rookie will have the most significant sophomore slump?

    Saw this on another board, thought it would be an interesting topic here.

    Reggie Bush: 565 rushing yards (3.6 avg), 742 receiving yards (8.4 avg), 216 return yards, 9 total TDs

    Vince Young: 184/357 (51.5%), 2199 yards, 12 TDs/13 INTs; 552 rushing yards, 7 rushing TDs

    Matt Leinart: 214/377 (56.8%), 2547 yards, 11 TDs/12 INTs; 49 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs

    Lawrence Maroney: 745 rushing yards (4.3 avg), 194 receiving yards (8.8 avg), 783 return yards, 7 total TDs

    Joseph Addai: 1081 rushing yards (4.8 avg), 325 receiving yards (8.1 avg), 8 total TDs

    DeMeco Ryans: 126 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble

    Devin Hester: 1128 return yards, 5 total TDs

    Maurice Jones-Drew: 941 rushing yards (5.7 avg), 436 receiving yards (9.5 avg), 873 return yards, 16 total TDs

    Marques Colston: 1038 receiving yards (14.8 avg), 8 total TDs
    Which of the following 2006 rookies do you think is going to have the biggest sophomore slump in 2007? If you think it's someone other than one of the listed names, please let us know who we're missing.


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    Re: Which 2006 rookie will have the most significant sophomore slump?

    I had to go with Devin Hester, altough I also considered Jone-Drew. J-Drew probably won't match his TD totals, and Fred Taylor is bent on getting the last out of his career, but I think Drew can still be very effective.

    Devin Hester will have a very tough time getting half of his TD totals form last year. I just see opposing teams doing EVERYTHING they possibly can to get it away from him, things like directional kicks and just punting out of bounds, if possible. However, this may bite me back big time, since the Bears also plan to use him at WR.

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    Re: Which 2006 rookie will have the most significant sophomore slump?

    Laurense Maroney:

    He couldn't make it through the whole season last year and doesn't have Corey Dillon around anymore. Meaning Maroney will be expected to carry the ball more. Don't think he's durable enough to handle it.

    At least that's what I'm hoping.

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    Re: Which 2006 rookie will have the most significant sophomore slump?

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    Laurense Maroney:

    He couldn't make it through the whole season last year and doesn't have Corey Dillon around anymore. Meaning Maroney will be expected to carry the ball more. Don't think he's durable enough to handle it.

    At least that's what I'm hoping.
    he has alot of fans in st. louis though. he is a local st. louis guy, and as a small city, there aren't many guys from tha stl in the league, we wish him the best.

    i choose Vince young, because IMO the QB position is the hardest to maintain, without slumping. 2nd year WRs usually do equal or better then they did thier first year (see holt and bruce). the same goes for RBs (see jackson). Devin hester could be tempting only because he did so well in his 1st year, but even 2-3 return TDs is a great season, and i wouldn't call it a slump. If Dante "the human joystick" Hall has 2-3 return TDs I would be thrilled and I would call it a good season, and great pickup. remeber Tony Horne? He helped alot and i dont think he had anymore than 2-3 return TDs. yeah teams may kick away from him, and punt out of bounds, but starting with that kind of field posititon is a help to the offense and shouldn't be negative toward the return man, but a positive.

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    Re: Which 2006 rookie will have the most significant sophomore slump?

    It has to be Vince Young. He screwed himself by signing on to the cover of Madden... can you say cursed?

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    Re: Which 2006 rookie will have the most significant sophomore slump?

    i have to say Vince even though i really like him he got screwed by his own team. They got rid of his number one and number two wide outs in Drew Bennet and the other guy i'm unsure of. They also took away his number one running back Travis Henry who played very well last year, and now an unproven rookie Chris henry who has never started not even in high school and the overweight Lendale White. With absolutely no supporting cast or weapons Vince is going to struggle. Even though he hes a play maker he can't make every play.

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    Re: Which 2006 rookie will have the most significant sophomore slump?

    They still have their number 1 WR - David Givens

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    Re: Which 2006 rookie will have the most significant sophomore slump?

    and now in the game for the Cardinals is #13 Kurt Warner,I guess you can figure out who I voted for.

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    Re: Which 2006 rookie will have the most significant sophomore slump?

    Quote Originally Posted by itsguud View Post
    It has to be Vince Young. He screwed himself by signing on to the cover of Madden... can you say cursed?
    Vince has shattered every "curse" to tag him, including SI's curse 3 TIMES.

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    Re: Which 2006 rookie will have the most significant sophomore slump?

    Quote Originally Posted by prof22693 View Post
    Vince has shattered every "curse" to tag him, including SI's curse 3 TIMES.
    I, for the life of me do not understand why people are so in love with Vince Young. The guy finished in the bottom 3rd of the league in every major statistic. People giving him credit for the Titans mid-season turn around is tantamount to people giving Brady all the credit for 3 SB wins. Poeple seem to forget that there are 10 OTHER PLAYERS ON THE FEILD. Especially in Tennesse where the real reason they one last year just took the high road out of town and into Denver. Travis Henry is the unsung hero of the Tennessee Titans in 2006. I plan on cashing in this season on the point spread's over-inflated perception of VY's ability. As you can tell, me vote goes to Vince.
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