Tag:Jerod Mayo
Posted on: December 31, 2008 3:26 pm
Edited on: December 31, 2008 3:31 pm

Jerod Mayo AP Defensive Rookie of the Year

Jerod Mayo was named the Associated Press 2008 Defense Rookie of the Year after an amazing Rookie season for the Pats. Mayo had his haters coming into the season, most thought he was drafted too high when the Pats took him with the #10 pick in Aprils Draft.  I think it's pretty safe to say he was a great draft pick for the Pats and wasn't picked to highly. Mayo had a great year and really seemed to step up for the Pats as a leader on there defense this year. A lot of the Pats starters when onto the IR, like Thomas and Harrison, so we needed a leader or someone to step up there game and Mayo did that. The Stats were also were nice. Mayo ended the season with 128 tackles for the Pats to go along with 4 pass deflections, a forced fumble and a fumbled recover. Now, the tackles is the big key. He was all over the field this year dragging down the ball carrier for the Pats. His best game of the season was vs the New York Jets on November 13th when he had 20 tackles. 16 of them were solo tackles to go along with 4 assists. Mayo had exactly 100 solo tackles on the season, so a sure tackler for the Pats defense. He had 28 assists. Mayo's 128 total tackles was 10th in the NFL. This is a very nice award for Mayo himself and the entire Patriot Nation!
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