Friday, January 07, 2011

My 2010 NFL Post-Season Awards

MVP:  Tom Brady.  Is there any other candidate?  Michael Vick went down the tubes when a rookie named Joe Webb outplayed him on Tuesday Night Football. The other usual suspects didn't have great years.  Honorable Mention:  Michael Vick, Matt Ryan

Defensive Player Of The Year:  Clay Matthews.  With only 60 tackles, you wouldn't think that he would be a disruptive force.  but add the 14 sacks, 2 Forced Fumbles, 1 Interception, and the touchdown that he had and I believe that he was the best defender of the year.  Honorable mention:  Julius Peppers, Ed Reed

Coach Of The Year:  Raheem Morris.  Bringing up the Bucs from 3-13 to 10-6 ia an achievement and Morris didn't do it the easy way.  The first team since the merger to have 10 rookies starting and having a winning record.  9 Starters on the youngest team in the league went on IR.  And to have 25 players on the roster that were in their 1st year of the NFL, to win 10 games is amazing.  Add to that the fact that the Bucs had the rookie leaders in receiving and rushing and Coach Morris deserves this award.  Honorable Mention:  Bill Belichick, Todd Haley.

Offensive Rookie Of The Year:  Sam Bradford.  The Rams had a 6 game improvement over the 2009 season and the main reason was that the offense started to click.  And having Sam Bradford actually playing better than the Rams veteran QBs over the past 3 years was the catalyst for that.  The Rams developed a passing game again and had a non-descript receiving corps.  Honorable Mention:  LeGarrett Blount, Jahvid Best.

Defensive Rookie Of The Year:  Ndamukong Suh.  This guy is a man playing among boys.  The Lions got it right when they drafted him.  66 tackles, 10 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 interception.  He is a force that every offense must gameplan for.  Honorable mention:  Eric Berry, Joe Haden

Comeback Player Of The Year:  Mike Williams.  The Seahawks struck gold be bringing in Williams for a tryout.  He had gotten over the sense of entitlement that he had coming into the league and playing his way out of it.  Now the Seahawks have a go-to receiver at a very nice price.  Honorable Mention:  Jay Cutler, Ed Reed


Zebster said...

Can't really argue with your choices. I think Vick deserves an honorable mention for Comeback, the others would just be biased quibbling, like the Pats' kid corner or their TE.

Brent said...

I thought about Vick for Comeback player and then decided that he had a year of football last year that was spent on the sidelines. He didn't have an injury or was out of football so I decided that he couldn't be included in the category.