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pierce34celtic
12-31-2008, 12:12 PM
Congrats to Jerod on a great first season.

NEW YORK -- New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo has won The Associated Press 2008 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

Mayo was a nearly unanimous choice, earning 49 of 50 votes Wednesday from a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters who cover the league. He was the outstanding performer on a linebacking corps that often struggled during New England's 11-5 season, leading the team with 128 tackles.

Mayo's versatility, highlighted by quickness and a physical style, made him stand out even though the Patriots didn't make the playoffs.

The only other defensive rookie to get a vote was Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3801728

Pedroia
12-31-2008, 01:57 PM
Dude is STUD. Now if we can only get a few more LBs like him...

ritz
12-31-2008, 02:28 PM
Local boys doing it. Awesome to hear.

epgelinas
12-31-2008, 03:06 PM
A major Bright spot in the dismal end to this season! Hope we get this kind of production from him for the next decade!!!!!

The Intimidator
12-31-2008, 03:16 PM
Who the hell voted for Keith Rivers? I don't care how well he was playing before he got hurt. Mayo should have been the unanimous pick.

Crickr
12-31-2008, 03:46 PM
Congrats to Mayo he is a real stud and one that will be around for some time to come. Plus he ia a class playeras well.

futureheisman
12-31-2008, 05:38 PM
cant wait to see what this guy does in the future Congrats Mayo.

ERLynx
01-01-2009, 02:45 PM
congrats to vernon gholston for doing absolutely nothing.

BostonFan4life
01-01-2009, 08:25 PM
Mayo is a beast, i'm so glad the Pats picked him

griff141
01-02-2009, 01:36 AM
Mayo is the freaking MAN!

The Intimidator
01-02-2009, 09:31 AM
congrats to vernon gholston for doing absolutely nothing.

13 tackles, 5 of them solo tackles, 0 passes defended, 0 sacks, 0 forced fumbles, 0 interceptions in 15 games. CAN ANYBODY SAY "BUST"? :D

nygiants242
01-02-2009, 09:31 AM
:clap:

The only guy I like on the patriots :up: lol

MVPedroia
01-02-2009, 01:08 PM
fantastic pick in the draft.

I have full confidence that we'll get a few more players next draft that will keep our defense dominant and younger.

Go Pats Management!!

magichatnumber9
01-03-2009, 12:07 PM
Congrats Mayo. Most Excellentness. Next year he will be better and thats scary.

magichatnumber9
01-03-2009, 12:08 PM
Matt. C should of gotten MVP honors.

Super.
01-03-2009, 02:10 PM
im so happy

the 2 guys i wanted to win the rookies of the year

Mayo + Matty ICE

boo ya
now if only the pats made it to the playoffs

The Intimidator
01-03-2009, 05:38 PM
im so happy

the 2 guys i wanted to win the rookies of the year

Mayo + Matty ICE

boo ya
now if only the pats made it to the playoffs

I hear you man, I was rooting for Matty Ice all the way! I'm so glad that he won it, because it easily could have gone to Chris Johnson as well.

RdSxFn38
01-04-2009, 01:09 AM
Who the hell voted for Keith Rivers? I don't care how well he was playing before he got hurt. Mayo should have been the unanimous pick.

Just found this on Boston.com


Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo was named the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year this week, earning 49 of the possible 50 votes.

The lone vote that Mayo didn't receive went to Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers, who was limited to seven games after a jaw injury cut his season short.

Michael David Smith of AOL Fanhouse contacted the voter who selected Rivers -- Jay Paris of the North County Times -- for his explanation.

Paris acknowledged to Smith that he made a mistake.

Later, in an email to the Globe, Paris said: "Tell Mayo I owe him one. My bad."

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2009/01/nfl_voter_to_ma.html