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2012 NFL Postseason Awards

Posted on: January 4, 2012 10:23 am
Edited on: January 4, 2012 1:47 pm
Brees and Rodgers could square off three times this year, if you count awards. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

We won't bore you by listing our preseason predictions (you can read those here), but suffice to say, all of mine were correct. Take a peak at the midseason hardware if you want too, but right now we're interested in dishing out the awards for the full season.

Speaking of which, I've already ranted on Drew Brees vs. Aaron Rodgers for the MVP, but I find it fascinating that at midseason, no one even picked Brees for Offensive Player of the Year, much less MVP. I'm not here to knock Brees, I'm just saying the award's for an entire season's worth of work.

Anyway, below are our full season picks. (You can also read Pete's full season picks here and Clark's full season picks here.)

Most are obvious but "BFA" is "Best Free Agent Addition," "WFA" is "Worst Free Agent Addition," and "DOH!" is "Pick I'd Like to Have Back." (Haha, yes I did pick the guy who eventually iced his own kicker to win "Coach of the Year." At least I was driving the Camwagon though.)

Dive in below and leave your gripes and complaints in the comments.

Award Brinson
Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers
Drew Brees Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers Drew Brees Drew Brees
Jared Allen Terrell Suggs Jared Allen Jason Pierre-Paul Jared Allen
Cam Newton Cam Newton Cam Newton Cam Newton Cam Newton
Von Miller Aldon Smith Aldon Smith Von Miller Von Miller
Marvin Lewis Jim Harbaugh Jim Harbaugh Jim Harbaugh Jim Harbaugh
Rob Chudzinski Rob Chudzinski Wade Phillips Wade Phillips Wade Phillips
Darren Sproles Darren Sproles Darren Sproles Darren Sproles Darren Sproles
Sidney Rice Braylon Edwards Santonio Holmes Ray Edwards Ray Edwards
Steve Smith D'Qwell Jackson Aaron Maybin Matthew Stafford Matthew Stafford
Most Improved
Matthew Stafford Antonio Brown Victor Cruz Rob Gronkowski Rob Gronkowski
Bengals Broncos Broncos Bengals 49ers
Eagles Jets Eagles Eagles Eagles
Rick Smith Rick Smith Rick Smith Martin Mayhew Mike Brown
Garrett for COY Rivers for MVP Rivers for MVP Fins in/Lions out Rams in NFCW

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Since: Jan 7, 2012
Posted on: January 7, 2012 1:33 am

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

Considering that GB has not had many high draft picks over recent years could it be that maybe just maybe coaching has a lot to do with why they are so good? Did you notice how many they had on IR last year showing remarkable depth? The job of a coach is to make average players good, good players great and great players legends. That is why GB is so good.

Since: Dec 10, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2012 12:34 am

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

Of course Lewis has had a good season, but no way it is better than Jim Harbaugh's!  The guy is a freaking ROOKIE COACH who inherited a mess and turned it around in a single year without without even the summer (NFL lockout) to get the #2 seed and a 12-3 record!  That is pretty darn impressive, much more than a 9-7 record, I mean Lewis was bound to have a good year eventually.

Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 8:30 pm

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

Samuri Mike,

I can see that the only thing you think that makes a head coach "THE COACH OF THE YEAR" is their final record. LOL You call Brinson an idiot for saying Lewis (9-7) with Cincinati is the coach of the year, which shows you are the true idiot. Lewis lead a team with a STARTING ROOKIE QB, AND a ROOKIE STAR WR, and the rest of the WR's are young also, a young a improving TE, and a starting RB that is probably old enough to be your dad, and got them into the playoffs. Cincinati's "D" also did a very good job this season, and it wouldn't supprise to many of us if Cincinati knocked of the Texan's in the Wild Card round of the Playoffs. 
Another thing to bring to light is Cincinati plays in a division that they have to play Pittsburg and Baltimore 2 times a year. Ummmmm, there isn't to many teams that would be standing in line for that one...right? 

I could coach the Packers, wear a headset, and look really good out there, with the tallent that is there. I would just use my OC, DC, and all my other coaches to make me look good,and........yep.........I'd be 15-1 

Since: Aug 29, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 7:13 pm

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

11 games in a dome.  Not the toughest environment is it. 

Since: Sep 11, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 6:40 pm

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

anothe example of why I know ya'll don't know jack!!!!!!!!

Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 4:43 pm

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

Brinson you know you picked the coach of a team that went 9 -7 Right
You are an obvious idiot 

Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 4:38 pm

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

It's amazing to me that Brees can pass for over 5000 yards twice in a career and NOT be the MVP in either year.  Sure even though the Pack has a better record, the Saints had a more complete and balanced team especially on the offensive side so it was easier for him to put up his numbers than for Aaron.  But the fact that SOOOOOO many QB's flew past the 5000 mark it's kind like a 30HR year in baseball, yawn yawn yawn.  Rodgers will get the MVP, he'll ESPN gave it to him back when they were 6-0, and Dreew will get the Offensive Player of the Year, fair, no, but it's all they have right now.  All four 5000 yard QB's should be this years MVP, but it won't happen.

Since: Jul 12, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:15 pm

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

Wow, i don't envy any voters for the various awards
the MVP award this year is a QB race.
Rodgers-- 45 td , 6 int, 15-1 record
brees(my saints) 5476 yards 46 td 14 int
brady and stafford also over 5.000yards and 40 plus td,s

the deciding factor? Rodgers has suffered injuries to his OL, and maintained his QB rating all year.
can brees get a piece? 

Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:07 pm

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

I see from reading these comments packers fans will see things there way and saints fans will see things there way. I played against a guy in Fantasy football having rodgers and I was complaining because the game I was watching the Packers were up by 31 and it was first and 10 and they did not even have a back in the backfield, So dont tell me they weren't padding the stat's. Everyone is guilty of it in some ways..I will agree they are both great quarterbacks and will be our MVP no matter which one is given it.

Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:54 pm

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

What does last year have to do with MVP this year? No relevance what so ever. Maybe we should give it to Payton Manning,He did good last year.

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