Friday, October 21, 2011
Poll results: Hillis is most disappointing
By Jamison Hensley
The results are in from our SportsNation poll
and the most disappointing offensive player in the AFC North is ... Peyton Hillis
The face of Madden NFL 12 was in the minds of voters, who overwhelming selected the Browns running back as the player who has failed to live up to expectations. Hillis, who ranks 26th in the NFL in rushing yards per game (52.8), received 56 percent of the vote in a poll that drew over 7,200 responses.
This continues a bad week for Hillis. Talks on a contract extension are "quiet," according to team president Mike Holmgren, and Hillis might miss Sunday's game with a hamstring injury.
Hillis was expected to build off a breakthrough season, one where he averaged 73.5 rushing yards per game. But he hasn't clicked in first-year coach Pat Shurmur's new offense.
Here's the results:
RB Peyton Hillis, Browns: 56 percent
WR Lee Evans
, Ravens: 18 percent
OT Jonathan Scott
, Steelers: 16 percent
RB Cedric Benson
, Bengals: 10 percent