Hall Serviceable; Not Rookie of the Week

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Max Hall raises his helmet to the crowd after the Cardinals game against the New Orleans Saints at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ October 10,2010. The Cardinals defeated the Saints 30-20. UPI/Art Foxall Photo via Newscom

When I heard Arizona Cardinals quarterback Max Hall was up for Rookie of the Week this week, I did a double take. I had to ask myself, why? It must have been slim pickens in the rookie performance pool this week. Then I saw who was up against him.

Brandon Graham, Eagles - he had two tackles and a sack
Alterraun Verner, Titans - eight tackles and an interception
Ndamukong Suh, Lions - three tackles and an interception
Mike Williams, Bucs - seven catches for 99 yards and a TD

Hall played well, but his stats don't jump off the stat sheet. Is he getting recognized because his team won and he didn't cause them to lose? Hardly a reason to be Rookie of the Week, especially given his competition. I love Hall's toughness, love the fact he didn't play bad enough to lose, but I like the other four guys performances better.

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