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Vote Mays for Rookie of the Week

Posted by Sam Good on October 5, 2010 – 12:35 PM

The praise just keeps coming in for Taylor Mays.

The 49ers rookie safety made his first career start Sunday at Atlanta, and a day after his coach and teammates lauded over his performance, the NFL did the same thing.

On Tuesday, Mays was named one of five candidates for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors.

Now that Mays has been nominated, it’s up to the fans to help him win the award.

Fans can vote at NFL.com/rookies beginning Tuesday at 6 a.m. PT and the voting will end on Friday at 9 a.m. PT to determine the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week. The winner will be announced Friday evening at NFL.com/rookies.

Last Sunday Mays led the 49ers with a career-high 11 tackles, but it was his first NFL touchdown that made highlight reels across the country.

With the Falcons punting out of their own end zone, 49ers wide receiver Dominique Zeigler blocked a punt which sent the football straight into the air. Mays caught the ball in the back of the end zone and did a tremendous job of keeping both feet in-bounds.

“It was kind of like I was a receiver on the play,” he said.

The other finalists for the award are Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, Browns cornerback Joe Haden, Chargers running back Ryan Matthews and Titans cornerback AL Terraun Verner.


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45 Responses to “Vote Mays for Rookie of the Week”

  1. By secret agent on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    i know the solution to your problems, the 49ers need my solution… it has never failed… If you want to know then contact me through me e-mail

  2. By secret agent on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    0-4 is a record that should never be the 49ers were not designed to lose, so why are you letting this happen Singletary???

  3. By Karen on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    A few more rookies like this and we’ll be back!

  4. By Jorge Moreno on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I think that Taylor Mays should be Rookie of the week he did really good.

  5. By vince on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Taylor Mays is a straight up baller!! im glad he will be starting ss for the 49ers. he got my vote for sure.

  6. By scott henn on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    now all we need is a qb like him the want the energy the need for the love of the Gameeeeeee.i know its easy to say but if all you see is your players like in practice thats where the ball will go you see no pressure.please give someone else a shot trade or get rid of alex smith

  7. By scott henn on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    oh ya if you want to go old school look at bill walsh and mix that up with today

  8. By joey on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    i think taylor mays is a great oppertunity for the defense to get better.the problem write now with the 49ers is that they are not consitant on offence.i think at this point alex smith is averaging 2 interceptions per game heck you modest well give carr a shot you never know what can turn up.singaltary is wrong for allowing smith to be in this long by the second loss he should of been benched now this situation might cause singalyary his job.and the season for the 49ers.

  9. By scott henn on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    hey singeltary why dont you pull some rezone stuff like when you were with the bears and get your biggest guy in there on the offence and have him run in the ball for a touchdown or as a blocker you have the mind for great things for this team use it more

  10. By michael on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    secret agent. oh yes, lets blame singletary. ur smart :)

  11. By michael on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    scott….. trade alex smith? and put who in? david carr? troy smith? oh lemme guess, you want to see nate davis play? do you? cuz if you do you sir, or mam, are a complete idiot.

  12. By joey on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    not an idiot just statictics buddy.smith is not doing nothing to make this team win but put us in a hole.if you can’t see that alex is a problem you need a realty check buddy.at this point i would put nate or carr and we all know nate has a much stronger arm than alex.but anyways if something doesn’t happen soon onther season the 49ers fans will sitting at home watching some other teams in the playoffs.

  13. By NINERTAT on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    CAN YOU SMELL 4 AND 4 CAUSE I CAN!!! ALEX SMITH SUCKS BUT CARR IS WORSE.AND TROY SMITH IS A DEFINATE NO WAY! NATE DAVIS IS THE BEST WE GOT BUT HE NEEDS TO DEDICATE HIMSELF AND WORK HARDER! IT WILL BE OUR DEFENCE THAT TAKES US TO THE NEXT LEVEL.TIME TO GO HIT THEM IN THE MOUTH,KNOCK EM’ OUT.WILLIS AND NOW MAYS,WATCH OUT PHILLY YOU ARE ABOUT TO FACE THE BEST 0 AND 4 TEAM THERE EVER WAS!!! CAN I GET AN AMEN?

  14. By John Perez on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    AMEN!!!!!!!!! NINERTAT.

  15. By Mattingly4President on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I still wouldn’t mind trading for Brady Quinn…he could be money in our system!

  16. By Faithful to my 9ers on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    come on guys its not to late to turn it around one game at a time one win at a time.. as soon as we get that first W under our belts all pressure will be released and everyone will shut up.. we got the pieces all around the ball lets put them all together and make the rest of the season what everyone was expecting

  17. By Faithful to my 9ers on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    to everyone hating on smith i wish you would please just stop.. for the record maybe he isnt the greatest QB that ever walked but he is the best we got he has improved very much lets keep in mind the O line isnt the greatest either better but not where we want and need it.. play calling hasnt been the greatest up until last weekend.. Smith didnt give up all the points on Defense.. he has made mistakes but so has every other player on the team stop looking at smith as our only problem when he isnt.. our defense hasnt been playing the same as they have the past few years lets keep it real now as bad as smith played in the last game with the mistakes he did he had the team ahead 99.9% of the game and the Defense could of iced it but instead they turned the ball over being selfish.. so come on again keep it real alex isnt the best but he is our guy this team needs to play great awesome TEAM BALL win it together and everyone shut up!!!

  18. By Crespo on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Finally Mays gets his shot, now if we can get Westbrook in the mix we will start winning some games. Keep it up Mays Fight On! pride.

  19. By ALi saheb on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Can anyone say baby Ronnie Lott??? Watch out for Taylor Mays…. Now if we can get a half decent QB we would be winning… When will it happen?

  20. By Tim on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Do you guys not realize Nate Davis is no longer on the team???

  21. By ALi saheb on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I GOT IT GUYS…….Taylor Mays can play QB for us. He cant do any worse then A Smith….Can he????

  22. By Tim on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Let me rephrase myself before you guys get all, hes on the practice squad. Yes he is and he is there for a reason. He wont be starter.

  23. By Lori Prior on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    We signed Nate Davis to the practice squad.

  24. By iron/niner on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Alex Smith is the qb get over it.

  25. By ChillyNinerWilly on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    PROPS TOO MR T-MAYS NOT SUCH A BAD PERFORMANCE FOR A ROOKIE HOPEFULLY THE BEST IS YET TO COME. ROOKIE OF THE WEEK FOR SURE HE HAS MY VOTE.

    WELL 49ER FAITHFUL NATION WE BACK ON PRIME TIME ONCE AGAIN HOWEVER I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE THIS ONE LIVE…….THE EAGALS MINUS VICK COMING TO TOWN!!!…… I KNOW THE GOLD MINED IS GONNA BE ROCKIN JUST LIKE MONDAY NIGHT!!!…… I FEEL THIS WILL BE THE GAME THE NINERS WILL BE ABLE TO GET THAT LOSING MONKEY OFF THEIR BACK AND SQUEEK ONE OUT…… I FIND IT STRANGE SAYING THAT KNOWING ALEX SMITH STILL LEADING THE WAY AT QB….IV’E REALIZED I CAN’T COMPLAIN ANYMORE ABOUT HIM KNOWING THAT COACH MIKE IS SO SOLD ON THIS GUY FOR WHATEVER REASON.

    WELL FAITHFUL HOPEFULLY ALEX WON’T KILL THIS ONE AND THE NINERS WILL FIND THEIR FIRST VICTORY COME SUNDAY NITE!

    GEEEZE MY STOMACH FEELING QUEEZY TALKING ABOUT ALEX… GONNA TAKE SOME PEPTO…I’M OUT

  26. By alax g. on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve been a 49ers fan for years and I just want to say that I’m fed up with saying maybe next year. Something needs to happen and it need to happen quick. Star winning or fire Mike or Alex.

  27. By LosinIsAProblem on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    49ers Need To Sign DE Mark Anderson. Who was released by the Chicago Bears earlier today. A Rookie Sensation. If I was GM. I’d try to pick-up Baltimore Ravens DE Haloti Ngata.

  28. By Wayne on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Taylor Mays gets my vote what a great play young man you may be the spark the 49ers need. OK have a great game Sunday beat Philly.

  29. By Taylor Mays on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Gods Will be done.

  30. By edward on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    i think thay should start over get a coach and qb 0 and 4 come on now

  31. By edward on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    just start over get a new coach and qb

  32. By mike on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    about time someone steped up

  33. By Luke on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Hell yes he should be “Rookie of the week!”

  34. By Ronald on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    I’ll vote for Taylor Mays! Maybe Nate Clements can learn something for Taylor!

  35. By NINERTAT on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    FAITHFULL TO MY 9ERS YOU COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER!!! THATS EXACTLY HOW I FEEL.SMITH IS GARBAGE BUT THE BEST WE GOT.WHAT I DO LIKE THOUGH IS THAT HE IS GETTING BETTER,HE IS STILL SCARED BACK THERE BUT HE DOES NOT QUIT.HE HAS A LOT OF HEART.IF YOU ARE A TRUE NINERS FAN MAYBE YOU SHOULD JUST SUPPORT HIM FOR ONCE.I THINK HE IS THE BEST WE GOT AND THAT HE DESERVES A FULL SEASON TO SEE IF HE CAN OVERCOME HIS DEMONS.CHANGE IS ONLY GOOD IF YOU CAN GET BETTER AND WE HAVE NO ONE BETTER RIGHT NOW.AND GIVE SINGLETARY A CHANCE BEFORE WE START CALLING FOR HIS HEAD.I THINK HE IS GREAT AND IT WILL SHOW VERY SOON.OUR DEFENCE IS VERY CLOSE TO SHOWING UP ON SUNDAYS.IF WE COULD STOP TEAMS WHEN IT MATTERED WE WOULD BE AT LEAST 2 AND 2.DEFENCE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. By Faithful to my 9ers on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    NINERTAT i hear ya.. all these guys who are hating are making us sound like raider fans come on now lets not stoop that low please.. its time to show mad support…. everyone thought coach was the man when we was winning now everyone wants him fired everyone acts like they know what it takes but no one is coaching in the NFL so let it be.. he knows whats up its just time for the players to play how everyone knows they can.. no worries NFC west is still weak we can turn it around and still win it we still have the best team record aside its just time to get to business after the last game you can see it on the faces they are fed up we wil turn it around starting sunday night prime time dont trip we got this

  37. By Greg on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    What about Nate Clements who made an INT with less than 2 minutes but loose the ball…

  38. By Jonas George on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Mays we need u to step up and help the D,let’s get back to 49ers D.

  39. By Anthony Romero on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Taylor Mays! way to step it up! 9ers beat the Eagles this weekend and we go on a winning streak, i really dont see us losing the next 4 games. eagles, raiders, panthers and broncos! 4 and 4 here we come

  40. By 4t9ers on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Alex Smith is not the problem!!!!!!! He does not need to be a hall of fame qb right not… the O.C. just has to focus on his strong points (great job coach Johnson). We need other people to step!!! We need our WR’s to start getting open and making plays!!! We can’t get deep because we get no separation from the DB’s by our WR’s. That will open the running game even more and with just a little more space I know Gore will average nothing less than 120 ypg. We have alot of play makers on offense (V. Davis – Gore – CRABTREE – Delanie – Westbrook – Morgan) its time to step up. But DEFENSE IS WHERE WE’RE LACKING AT!!!!!!! WE SHOULD BE NOTHING LESS THAN A TOP 5 D. WE HAVE THE BEST LB IN THE LEAGUE HANDS DOWN, NOW WHAT???? WE NEED A LOT MORE THAN THAT!!!! WE NEED TO GET OFF THE FIELD ON THIRD DOWN PERIOD. SO THE OFFENSE CAN GET IN SOME TYPE OF RYTHM… MORE PRESSURE ON THE QB!!!!!! AND THE SECONDARY NEEDS PLAY ALOT BETTER!!!! THE IS STILL EARLY ITS THAT TIME LETS GO GET BUSTY!!!!!! TOTAL DOMINATION…. WE CAN ONLY STOP OURSELVES

  41. By L.G on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Every sports blog (read many), sports analyst, and articles i have read out there say the same thing; that the 49ers desperately need to do something with their QB situation…

    Watch S. Bradford play first year out…

    Congratulations to Taylor Mays, tear up Seattle when they come to town…

  42. By joey on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    guys i have been a 49ers fan since i was 12 back when brent jones was our te.look i agree our db’s are not the greatest at this point spencer is playing better then clemmens we need to improve and we need it now we have weapons and not using them.take singultary out his philosphy sucks it’s not getting us no where just cause he made vernon davis go to the locker room in a game doesn’t mean he got what it takes to push this team he fired raye when he was doing what he was told by mike. then they lose the following week what does that tell you he fired someone else so that he woldn’t be the one to go by next year he won’t be back and i am glad

  43. By NINERTAT on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    joey i cant wait untill later in the season when we are on top and you and the other ones that say you r niner fans are eating your words.if people aren’t doing their job you get rid of them and that is what Singletary does.the players on are team that want to win and work hard love that about him too.once these stupid little mistakes being made by a lot of our players (not just smith) come to an end all you fake fans will be right back in love with him again.when we are facing a deep hole we need to come together as a team and get to work and get this thing done,not give up and just blow this thing up when we still have shot at fixing this.have faith in this, thats what true teams do and thats what true fans should do.our season starts with philly.we are an 0 and 4 team that no team wants to play.we are gonna show the world why.

  44. By David on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    taylor mayes is a bad man but the only way the niners are gonna win is if they get a new quarter back alex smith is not the answer he has blown except for a few games draft someone i dont care if winning aint everything why do we keep score singletary

  45. By paul stom on Oct 9, 2010 | Reply

    venting: the release of pressure! greatness is an ability to withstand criticism andmisfortune in order to succeed. the sorte of criticisms in regard to smith, singletary or the underachievements of many talented player upon this team is
    tribute. if 49er fans were so disloyal (is this obama or about football) they wouldnot return to blog. these posts show the concern and the depth of knowledgethat avid fans of the niners hold. its not mean spirited or disloyal to cal a pig a pig.to true alex has not had one complete season. been there for 5 years (did he gethis college degree in the same time?). one would question his learning curve?is there any remaining quarterback talent waiting in the ranks? david carr: i am notthat familiar with his credentials. troy smith or nate. i do believe that it was shaunhill who won 3 out of 4 to start last years season. alex went the rest of the season 5 for 12. i could be wrong-but?

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