Tandy Posted December 16, 2008 Share Posted December 16, 2008 Here are the links to voting for our players:MATT RYAN FOR ROOKIE OF THE WEEK - VOTE HEREJOHN ABRAHAM FOR DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK - lost to DeMarcus WareMICHAEL TURNER - UP FOR GROUND PLAYER OF THE WEEK - VOTE HEREMATT RYAN - WHY SHOULD YOU VOTE FOR HIM:I would like to say that I was at the game and I've watched it again. I've also read all the threads and hear all the analysts talking about how poorly Matt Ryan played.Matt Ryan made some very poor throws during the first half while trying to force plays. At the same time - he still had 15 of 23 passes for 65.2 completion percentage and 206 yards. This Buc defense was tough and he hung in there. He ran the ball 6 times. Although he had 2 interceptions - let's face it - he really could easily have had 2 pass touchdowns as well. One was fumbled and turned over in the endzone by Rader and the other was a clear pass interference which the ref was staring at and chose not to call.Bottom line - he drove us down for the win in overtime. He never gave up.Also, here are some little items you may not realize:1. We have the first 3000 yard season by a Quarterback since 1998. Ten years - 10 years. Matt Ryan now has 3,146 yards on the year. 2. We have our first winning season since 2004 - that's four years - 4 years since we last had a winning season.3. Even with the bad game yesterday - our rookie has 14 TDs, 9 INTs, 62.2% completion percentage and a QB rating of 90.0We have had a Rookie of the Week nominated in the following weeks:WEEK 1 = MATT RYAN WAS NOMINATED - WON BY EDDIE ROYAL OF THE BRONCOSWEEK 3 = MATT RYAN WAS NOMINATED - WON BY FELIX JONES OF THE COWBOYSWEEK 5 = MATT RYAN WAS NOMINATED - WON BY FELIX JONES OF THE COWBOYSWEEK 6 = MATT RYAN WAS NOMINATED - WON BY MATT RYAN OF YOUR ATLANTA FALCONSWEEK 9 = MATT RYAN WAS NOMINATED - WON BY CHRIS JOHNSON OF THE TITANSWEEK 10 = MATT RYAN WAS NOMINATED - WON BY EDDIE ROYAL OF THE BRONCOSWEEK 12 = HARRY DOUGLAS WAS NOMINATED - WON BY MATT FORTE OF THE BEARSWEEK 13 = MATT RYAN WAS NOMINATED - WON BY PEYTON HILLIS OF THE BRONCOSWEEK 15 = MATT RYAN IS NOMINATED - BUT HE'S UP AGAINST A COWBOY, A PANTHER AND A TEXAN - WHAT ARE THE ODDS?Now - that is an incredible NINE (9)TIMES we have had a rookie player nominated - we have won it ONE (1) TIME! MICHAEL TURNER - Why should you vote for him:Turner the Burner - you sweet thing. This week you were a BEAST against that Tampa D. ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO (152) hard fought yards and a TD in a low scoring defensive game. It's not just what you did for us on this day with your workhorse mentality, toughness and determination, not to mention a little burst of speed when you need it - it's what you have done for us all year. You are the man, Burner - you are the man! This is a man who has carried the ball 332 times for us this year - 1,421 yards!Not only that - but did you know that he scored his FIFTEENTH (15th) rushing TD this game? Did you know that breaks the record set by our very own Jamal Anderson back in 1998, our SB year? Have you watched him get stronger as the game goes on? He steps up when our rookie QB needs him the most. Let's show him our support - get over there and vote!JOHN ABRAHAM - Why should you vote for him:Abe was a beast this week. If he hadn't sacked Griese in OT to stop the drive - who knows how this game would have ended. He did his job to give the ball back to Ryan to drive us from the Tampa Bay 10 yard line down for the win. If he hadn't played so well - as he does EVERY game he plays - we may not have had that chance. Did you see him go over a lineman - around a lineman and even under a lineman to get to the QB in this game? If watching this game did not convince you that he deserves the defensive player vote from you - get these yearly stats: 33 tackles, 15.5 sacks. How many times has he tied up 2 linemen or 2 linemen and a TE even during this year. When he's out there - they have to know where he is all the time. He's a huge part of our win yesterday and a huge part of our success this year. Now, get over there and vote! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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