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colmax
12-07-2006, 05:35 PM
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Three LBs vie for the Butkus Award tonight in Orlando proclaiming the best LB in the nation in 2006.
The finalists are Paul Posluzsny, Patrick Willis, and James Laurinaitis.

Here are their statistics for the '06 season:


Posluzsny:

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Tackles - (Tot = 108, Solo = 65, Ast = 43, TFL = 7.0 for 25 yds)
Sacks - 3.0 for 12 yds
Forced Fumbles - 2
Interceptions - 0
Passes Broken Up - 4

Laurinaitis:

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Tackles - (Tot = 100, Solo = 43 , Ast = 57, TFL = 8.5 for 44 yds)
Sacks - 4.0 for 40 yds
Forced Fumbles - 3
Interceptions - 5
Passes Broken Up - 1


Willis:

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Tackles - (Tot = 137, Solo = 87, Ast = 50, TFL = 11.5 for 44 yds)
Sacks - 3.0 for 25 yds
Forced Fumbles - 2
Interceptions - 0
Passes Broken Up - 7

Roman529
12-07-2006, 05:44 PM
Willis should have this...then we take him with the 12th pick in the first round. :tongue:

DBoston80
12-07-2006, 06:07 PM
Its gotta be Lauranitis or Willis....both very deserving but they may give it to Willis..cant really argue that.

RoninFin4
12-07-2006, 06:21 PM
Its gotta be Lauranitis or Willis....both very deserving but they may give it to Willis..cant really argue that.

I'll second that notion.

LtDan
12-07-2006, 06:36 PM
I'll third it

Finfan53
12-07-2006, 07:29 PM
I'm a big PSU fan so I'm hoping for Poz....nice to see him win it two years in a row.

shanem40
12-07-2006, 08:19 PM
it crap that buster davis isnt up for the award

Dolfan_Noles
12-07-2006, 08:53 PM
I think Posluzny will be ruled out based solely on the fact that he won last year. Willis is almost a lock.

HysterikiLL
12-07-2006, 10:29 PM
Y'all really are high on Willis. I think Laurenitis deserves it and will probably win it. Having said that, I hate him. It would be sweet to see Poz to take it out.

colmax
12-07-2006, 10:56 PM
Y'all really are high on Willis. I think Laurenitis deserves it and will probably win it. Having said that, I hate him. It would be sweet to see Poz to take it out.

Errr, WRONG! :D

As I have been saying for the past month, Willis is hands down the best LB in the nation. He has not been known by many (obviously, you as well) because of the school at which he plays. He does not get the pleasure of having national recognition as Laurenaitis and Posluzsny. Willis earned this award. There were no handouts like when Laurenaitis won the Nagurski. Laurenaitis is a good player, but he is not better than Willis.

finswin56
12-07-2006, 11:39 PM
I think Posluzny will be ruled out based solely on the fact that he won last year. Willis is almost a lock.
That's the most illogical reason you could have possibly given :shakeno:

Finfan53
12-07-2006, 11:50 PM
I think Brian Bozworth won it two consecutive years?

PHANTASTIC 13
12-08-2006, 12:31 AM
I think James Laurinaitis will win it hands down, he has five picks and the other two don't have any. Turn overs are critical for a teams success and Laurinaitis has both those guys beat and those types of plays are the ones that can change a ball game around.

DonShula84
12-08-2006, 12:50 AM
I think James Laurinaitis will win it hands down, he has five picks and the other two don't have any. Turn overs are critical for a teams success and Laurinaitis has both those guys beat and those types of plays are the ones that can change a ball game around.

you realize you posted this after the award was given out right?

finswin56
12-08-2006, 01:23 AM
I think James Laurinaitis will win it hands down, he has five picks and the other two don't have any. Turn overs are critical for a teams success and Laurinaitis has both those guys beat and those types of plays are the ones that can change a ball game around.
Willis already won it.

HysterikiLL
12-08-2006, 02:21 AM
I think Brian Bozworth won it two consecutive years?

:yes: Boz, not Poz.