Sheldon Richardson wins Defensive Rookie of the Year

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Sheldon Richardson wins Defensive Rookie of the Year

After being snubbed for Pro Bowl, DT Sheldon Richardson finally got the recognition he deserved by capturing the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award. He started every game and finished with 3.5 sacks and 77 tackles, which is third-most in the league among defensive linemen.

According to ProFootballFocus, only J.J. Watt produced more stops (any solo tackle which constitutes an offensive failure) than Richardson's 41, among 3-4 linemen.

Richardson received 23 votes, beating Buffalo's LB Kiko Alonso who got 18 votes.

Richardson became 4th Jet to win this award. S Erik McMillan won it in 1988, DE Hugh Douglas was the winner in 1995, LB Jonathan Vilma won in 2004.


Tags: jonathan vilma, sheldon richardson, erik mcmillan, hugh douglas


  • gustoonarmy – 02/18/2014 01:03:10 pm

    Is the forum up yet?

  • alleycat9 – 02/18/2014 01:05:06 pm

    haha i was going to leave a very similar message! saw it was asking for username and password so i figured petro must be working on it. hopefully it goes smoothly!

  • gustoonarmy – 02/18/2014 01:16:20 pm

    :) Says 'New Forum'...but it doesn't say 'Shiney Bright new forum'...yet

  • Petrozza – 02/18/2014 02:51:09 pm

    Is this now a temporary forum? :-)

  • gustoonarmy – 02/18/2014 03:14:41 pm

    Yes More like paranoia that I'm th eonly one who can't see the forum :p

  • Petrozza – 02/18/2014 03:28:17 pm

    No. If you can post here (this is the new server), you'll be one of the first who can access the new forum. I am currently importing all the old posts/threads and it's gonna take at least 2-3 hrs. Then, there's more stuff to do. I'd be very optimistic if I said that the board was to be reopen sometime tonight Eastern Time.

  • gustoonarmy – 02/18/2014 03:54:19 pm

    That sounds like one hell of a job, no slacking off now! ;) Can't wait to see it.

  • SackExchange69 – 02/18/2014 07:20:33 pm

    Now I know it's not just me.

  • JStokes – 02/18/2014 08:19:26 pm

    Did we trade up? LOL!

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