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Butler gets AFC defensive POW honor

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Blue Bolt

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    Donald Butler gets AFC defensive POW over Cam Wake
    Posted by Evan Silva on October 3, 2012, 2:24 PM EDT

    The NFL announced Wednesday that Chargers linebacker Donald Butler received AFC defensive player of the week honors for making six tackles, a half-sack, and returning an interception for a touchdown in San Diego’s Week Four win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

    The best defensive player from the American Football Conference in Week Four was factually Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake, who registered 4.5 sacks of Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb as Miami came up just short of unseating undefeated Arizona, 24-21.

    Although the name of the weekly award suggests it’s an individual honor, the voters apparently decided Butler’s team getting the win was more important. And this isn’t taking anything away from Butler, who had a very nice game. But Wake was more dominant than him on the football field in Week Four and should have been recognized as defender of the week.
     
  2. Ikeman83

    Ikeman83 Werter Pöbel

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    Awesome, even when one of our players gets individual recognition they get screwed out of it, lol.
     
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  3. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    Infamous west coast bias again.
     
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    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    So apparently, "factually" = Stats that make you points in Fantasy Football.
     
  5. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Has anyone been handed an award with one hand and been simultaneously flipped off with the other?
     
  6. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    Depending on the scoring system for a defensive player league, Butler would still win if fantasy points we're the standard.
     
  7. boltfanatik

    boltfanatik Toxic Minority Member

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    To me it's sad all player recognition is all based on fantasy stats or video game scores nowadays. I remember when a QB threw for 200 yards back in the day and was considered one of the best if his team won. Oh these times are a changing' how I miss seeing Bart Starr on the field vith Vince on the sideline or Tom Landry in that suit & tie with his hat on the sideline, any body here remember watching the Oilers play at home where all the announcers would call that palce "the house of pain"? Daymn I miss those days:cry:
     
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  8. FCBolt

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    Does Jay Cutler hand out awards?
     
  9. Blue Bolt

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    Yes, the Fickle Finger of Fate award. ;)
     
  10. jackfrost

    jackfrost Well-Known Member

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    Well deserved by Butler ......................he continues to impress me with his energy and desire out there.

    Now, anyone who can name the TV show that above award was apart will be basicaally saying ............"Yeah I'm an Old fart, so what ?"
     
  11. Dublin Bolt

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    Both Butler and Wake are great players no doubt about it. Like most Charger fans I've been real happy with the progress #56 is making. A stud ILB for years to come, watch AJ extend this guy early.
     
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    Congrats to Butler. I'm so surprised though with Wake that a player was able to come from the CFL and be a pro bowler in the NFL.
     

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