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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
Wilson
Katzowitz
Prisco
Judge
MVP
Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers
OPOY
Drew Brees Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers Drew Brees Drew Brees
DPOY
Jared Allen Terrell Suggs Jared Allen Jason Pierre-Paul Jared Allen
OROY
Cam Newton Cam Newton Cam Newton Cam Newton Cam Newton
DROY
Von Miller Aldon Smith Aldon Smith Von Miller Von Miller
COY
Marvin Lewis Jim Harbaugh Jim Harbaugh Jim Harbaugh Jim Harbaugh
ASST
Rob Chudzinski Rob Chudzinski Wade Phillips Wade Phillips Wade Phillips
BFA
Darren Sproles Darren Sproles Darren Sproles Darren Sproles Darren Sproles
WFA
Sidney Rice Braylon Edwards Santonio Holmes Ray Edwards Ray Edwards
Comeback
Steve Smith D'Qwell Jackson Aaron Maybin Matthew Stafford Matthew Stafford
Most Improved
Matthew Stafford Antonio Brown Victor Cruz Rob Gronkowski Rob Gronkowski
Surprise
Bengals Broncos Broncos Bengals 49ers
Disappoint
Eagles Jets Eagles Eagles Eagles
Executive
Rick Smith Rick Smith Rick Smith Martin Mayhew Mike Brown
DOH!
Garrett for COY Rivers for MVP Rivers for MVP Fins in/Lions out Rams in NFCW

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Comments

Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 6:55 am
 

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

There is no "word" they wanted to play the Saints.  Stop making crap up.  Maybe if the Giants had already clinched before the Lions game, your little fabrication could have had some believers.



Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 6:48 am
 

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

The MVP and or OPOY is between Drew Brees and Calvin Johnson.  Any reporter that doesn't have either of these two first, pretty much shows they are nothing but a bunch of Lemmings who can't think for themselves.   Both of those players had historical seasons.   Neither of their teams would be in the playoffs without them. 




Since: Sep 2, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 5:41 am
 

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

Your right Brees threw the ball over 150 times more and yet still broke the record for completion percentage.  As far as patching o-lines together Olin Krutez decides to retire mid season so the back up is thrown in the starting line up and the right tackle Zach Strief is hurt for half the year.  Get real Brees broke numberous team and NFL records.  Matt Flynn broke more records this year than Aaron Rodgers.  MVP stands for most valuable player.  Green Bay did just fine without Rodgers.  Brees MVP.



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 4:16 am
 

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

Brees is the MVP its called Most Valuable Player and Brees is just that to the Saints and there success after watching Matt Flynn throw for almost 500 Yards it makes ya wonder if the system and the receivers play a huge part in Rodgers Success because if the backup can come in and play at the same level as Rodgers it takes away from the Most Valuable Player on his team therefore cant call him MVP of the league
That argument is all fine and dandy, except ultimately pointless in a Rodgers vs Brees comparison, as Daniel Chase has a grand total of 5 pass attempts this year. Who's to say that Daniel Chase wouldn't have had a Brees-ish performance with the rest of the starting offense? Brees also had the benefit of staying in at the end of games that were wrapped up, and often throwing. Granted, Rodgers has more talent in terms of WRs around him, but Brees has superior protection. When talking about MVP, you should also take into account how many games the player in question had enough of a positive impact to conclusively WIN the game for his team, versus how many games the player in question had a bad enough game to LOSE the game for his team. Brees' mistakes cost his team the Tampa and Saint Louis games, Rodgers has cost his team zero games (take away the drops and Rodgers passer rating would have been ~132 in the KC game).

You can't do a direct Brees-Rodgers comparison but the bottom line is that Rodgers is much more efficient, has turned the ball over 9 less times than Brees has, and hasn't had the benefit of padding his stats with deep passes down the field in the fourth quarter when he's three scores up. Brees has a grand total of one more TD than Rodgers in one extra game and 155 extra pass attempts. Project Rodgers' stats with Brees' attempts and you get 6077 Yards, 59 TD, 8 INT. The only reason why Brees is even in consideration is because of the number of passing yards he's put up... Guess which stat out of Yards, TDs, INTs, Passer Rating is by far the least representative in terms of helping your team succeed?




Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 4:15 am
 

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

Brees is the MVP its called Most Valuable Player and Brees is just that to the Saints and there success after watching Matt Flynn throw for almost 500 Yards it makes ya wonder if the system and the receivers play a huge part in Rodgers Success because if the backup can come in and play at the same level as Rodgers it takes away from the Most Valuable Player on his team therefore cant call him MVP of the league
That argument is all fine and dandy, except ultimately pointless in a Rodgers vs Brees comparison, as Daniel Chase has a grand total of 5 pass attempts this year. Who's to say that Daniel Chase wouldn't have had a Brees-ish performance with the rest of the starting offense? Brees also had the benefit of staying in at the end of games that were wrapped up, and often throwing. Granted, Rodgers has more talent in terms of WRs around him, but Brees has superior protection. When talking about MVP, you should also take into account how many games the player in question had enough of a positive impact to conclusively WIN the game for his team, versus how many games the player in question had a bad enough game to LOSE the game for his team. Brees' mistakes cost his team the Tampa and Saint Louis games, Rodgers has cost his team zero games (take away the drops and Rodgers passer rating would have been ~132 in the KC game).

You can't do a direct Brees-Rodgers comparison but the bottom line is that Rodgers is much more efficient, has turned the ball over 9 less times than Brees has, and hasn't had the benefit of padding his stats with deep passes down the field in the fourth quarter when he's three scores up. Brees has a grand total of one more TD than Rodgers in one extra game and 155 extra pass attempts. Project Rodgers' stats with Brees' attempts and you get 6077 Yards, 59 TD, 8 INT. The only reason why Brees is even in consideration is because of the number of passing yards he's put up... Guess which stat out of Yards, TDs, INTs, Passer Rating is by far the least representative in terms of helping your team succeed?



Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:22 am
 

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

Daunte Culpepper had a passer rating of 110.4 for an entire season in 2004 so does that mean that Daunte was a great QB
Yes. He was a great QB . . . in 2004. This isn't lifetime achievement.

September NFL Player of the month - Rodgers
October NFL Player of the month - Rodgers
November NFL Player of the month - Rodgers
December NFL Player of the month - Brees

If McCarthy would have played Rodgers instead of pulling him in the fourth quarter or played him in the last game he could have easily accumulated better stats than Brees.

Oh yeah. Brees lost to TB, StL and the Pack - Discount double check!



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 12:41 am
 

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

Matt Flynn came in and it was like he was an All-Pro in that system and Really goin by Passer Rating doesnt really mean that much when you consider that Daunte Culpepper had a passer rating of 110.4 for an entire season in 2004 so does that mean that Daunte was a great QB???? far from it so i wouldnt put to much stock in the whole passer rating formula....



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 12:33 am
 

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

he is the biggest cissy of em all if he even gets a DL whiffing by his head he cries for a flag and theyve made the QB position untouchable bc of Brady crying all the time he is one big cissy and if they play a team that gets after him they will be out of the playoffs



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 12:30 am
 

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

he may not be easily replaced in that system but throw him onto a team such as St Louis or Buffalo and see what Brady does..... The system makes Brady what he is how many other teams could he play for and have the success he has in NE not to mention if you get constant pressure on Brady he gets shook up and throws multiple picks the OL is the key to Brady's Success bc if he played behind the GB oline hed be scared lil girl like he has shown time again when getting constantly pressured he is by far the most overrated QB in the History of the game



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 12:25 am
 

2012 NFL Postseason Awards

Brees is the MVP its called Most Valuable Player and Brees is just that to the Saints and there success after watching Matt Flynn throw for almost 500 Yards it makes ya wonder if the system and the receivers play a huge part in Rodgers Success because if the backup can come in and play at the same level as Rodgers it takes away from the Most Valuable Player on his team therefore cant call him MVP of the league


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