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NFL Awards!

Posted on: January 4, 2012 2:28 pm
 

This was a season of broken records. MVP? Just crazy. OPOY? Also crazy. It’s going to be hard to pick but I'll give it a try.

MVP: TIE: Matthew Stafford, Peyton Manning

You won't see him on any other MVP ballot but he is on top of mine. It’s impossible to take the Lions to the playoffs and not win the MVP in my opinion. He may have not have the best numbers but if you throw for 5,038 Yards, 41TD's to 16INT's, and a passer rating of 105.6 you have an argument. I know some players threw for more yards and TD's, less INT's and had a higher passer rating....but none of those players played for the LIONS!!! And Peyton Manning wins at least a tie for the MVP for the next five years minimum after what happened this year.

1st Runner Up: Drew Brees

2nd Runner Up: Aaron Rodgers

3rd Runner Up: Tom Brady

Offensive Player of the Year: TIE: Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers

What? I like ties. Any little league that doesn't keep scores and gives anyone a trophy at the end is a good one in my book. You have already seen the numbers. You have already heard the arguments. In my book you can't say one greatness is greater than another greatness. What these two did this year will never be repeated.

1st Runner Up: Tom Brady

2nd Runner Up: Calvin Johnson

3rd Runner Up: Maurice Jones-Drew

Defensive Player of the Year: Jared Allen

I didn't want to give this out this year. Defense? Who played that this year? So I gave this irrelevant award from a player on a irrelevant team. He had a great year, but it didn't matter. It’s like having all the boys vote who the prettiest girl is at The State School for the Blind.

1st Runner Up: DeMarcus Ware

2nd Runner Up: Jason Babin

3rd Runner Up: Von Miller

Offensive Rookie of the Year: TIE: Cam Newton, Andy Dalton

Cam had the numbers but Andy had the wins (and playoff berth).

1st Runner Up: AJ Green

2nd Runner Up: Julio Jones

3rd Runner Up: DeMarco Murray

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Von Miller

I am not a fan of the Broncos... but Von Miller was a beast. I would take him on my team any day.

1st Runner Up: Aldon Smith

2nd Runner Up: J.J. Watt

3rd Runner Up: Patrick Peterson

Coach of the Year: John Harbaugh

This wasn't close. Who have imagined a coach coming up from college taking a team as bad as the 49ers and making them the 2nd seed in the deep NFC? I didn't. They should give this guy a raise.

1st Runner Up: Marvin Lewis

2nd Runner Up: Sean Payton

3rd Runner Up: Jon Fox

                             
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