In a season of tight awards races, none has been more hotly-debated than the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Should the dynamic, entertaining Robert Griffin III, of the Washington Redskins, win it? Or should Seattle's underdog Russell Wilson, who has proven more than a few people wrong with his dazzling performances, get the nod? Or should it be our boy in blue, the quarterback at the center of Indianapolis' worst-to-not-quite-first-but-still-not-all-that-bad turnaround, Andrew Luck?
Bloguin asked me to take part in a debate for our general NFL site, This Given Sunday, and argue for Andy. Not one to back down from a challenge, I delivered Luck's defense in 1100 mostly-legible words.
Head on over, read the post, and tell us what you think!
Gosh damn Greg, I'm sure I'm coming across as a brown nose (Although I'm not sure what I'm angling for from you) but that was incredible.
The best thing I can say about what you wrote, is there is absolutely nothing to add to it. I just wish every one who has a vote, could read your piece before they cast their ballot.
First of all, great writing, Greg!
Second of all, what the heck were the other guys told to write in defense of their players? So ridiculous. I was expecting more stats and advanced stats, but instead got:
"The NFL wants Griffin III to be Rookie of the Year. Fans have voted him Rookie of the Week six times this season. The NFL twice named him Rookie of the Month (September, November). His is the NFL's top-selling jersey, surpassing marketing giants Peyton Manning and Michael Vick."
Ahaha... ahahahaha. GREAT argument, totally won me over. /s
I just hope that whoever does the vote actually watches all of the 48 games by the three QBs.