Jahvid Best, Nate Allen named NFL rookies of the month

Lions running back Jahvid Best and Eagles safety Nate Allen have been named the NFL offensive and defensive rookies of the month for September.

Best has given some hope to hopeless Lions fans, leading all NFL rookies with 307 yards from scrimmage (183 receiving and 124 rushing). He also leads all NFL players with five touchdowns this season, four on the ground and one through the air.

Best’s five touchdowns were the Lions’ first five touchdowns of the season, making him the first player to score his team’s first five touchdowns since Edward “Dutch” Sternaman of the Decatur Staleys in 1920. (I had Sternaman on my fantasy team that year, which was nice.)

Allen has started all three games at safety for the Eagles this season. He has 12 tackles, two interceptions and a sack.

The Eagles took Allen out of South Florida with the fifth pick in the second round of the draft, and he became the first Eagles rookie to intercept a pass in each of the first two games of the season since Bernard Wilson in 1979.

20 responses to “Jahvid Best, Nate Allen named NFL rookies of the month

  1. Eagles Brass looking pretty smart. The Nate Allen pick was the traded pick from the skins for that guy mcnabb.
    So NFC player of the month is his replacement…and NFC rookie of the month is his replacement..

  2. Went to HS with Allen, kid is the real deal, played QB back then, absolute ballhawk.

  3. Nate Allen is off to a good start! He’s been playing well vs the pass and even though he was criticized for his tacklling coming out of college, he’s also been tackling well. He has 12 solo tackles so far. Hopefully he’ll add INT #3 this week vs Was.

  4. G. McCoy is no slouch either. He has made good impact plays besides last game vs. Casey Hampton & gang.
    The real burn for Bucs fans is choosing the other DL, Brian Price (who has not gotten many snaps) 2 spots before USF product Nate Allen. That would have kept Piscitelli & Grimm off of the field in wake of Tanard Jackson suspension… Obviously Allen could be contributing to the Bucs more than Price is right now.
    but alas, 1 month does not a career make, and they say that Safety is the easiest Pro transition to make.

  5. The McNabb trade is working out perfectly for the Eagles.
    1) The Eagles are better at quarterback.
    2) They Skins still suck so having McNabb in the division doesn’t matter.
    3) Nate Allen is good.

  6. “Art Vanderlay says: September 30, 2010 2:02 PM
    but alas, 1 month does not a career make, and they say that Safety is the easiest Pro transition to make.”

  7. Citizen Strange says:
    September 30, 2010 1:12 PM
    I would pick Maurkice Pouncey of the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers.
    GO STEELERS!
    ^^^ Ughh…shut up.

  8. FONETIK, I agree. As a matter of fact, I think playing safety for Philly is pretty complicated because of how many different formations and blitz packages they have. And the fact that both the FS and SS positions have to know both safety positions because Philly often mixes up their D and lines either safety in the box and either safety deep in the backfield throughout the game.

  9. looks like the lions got the best trade of the draft. anyone wonder who’s going to look better in a few years……. jhavid best or white rhino? never know though, if peterson returns to his fumbling ways, white rhino might actually see the field

  10. december says:
    September 30, 2010 7:16 PM
    Where are all the clowns crying for the Eagles to draft Taylor Mays??
    Deffently no one in Philadelphia wanted Mays. And the dratfniks had him going to Philly in the beggining of the college year. By the time the season was over no one except 1 or 2 nobodies had him going to Philly.

  11. “Art Vanderlay says: September 30, 2010 2:02 PM
    but alas, 1 month does not a career make, and they say that Safety is the easiest Pro transition to make.”
    im almost positive that safety with a very few exceptions(sean taylor for one) is considered the highest bust for first rounders for the last 20 years or so…there was alot of talk on this subject specifically with eric berry. i know he was second round…but that is knit picking with the 5th pick in the second..

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