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Monday, November 1, 2010

LTSB's NFL Mid-Season Awards "Good, Bad, & The Ugly"

Everyone likes recognition. I'm sure even the most modest and successful people have some type of trophy case or portfolio of their awards. And now that we are just about at the halfway through the 2010 NFL season, now is a good time to reflect on the first half and see who has been the most valuable as well as least valuable...

Offensive MVP
Tom Brady, Patriots

All he does is win, win, win no matter what. Brady has been dissed by Justin Bieber, stripped of his best downfield threat (Randy Moss) and been behind a shaky O-line, but the brash Mr. Brady has responded by remaining in the top 10 in passer rating and his Patriots have the best record in the NFL. Not too shabby for a former 6th round pick. Runner Up: Peyton Manning.

Defensive MVP
Osi Umenyiora, Giants

Umenyiora has been a vital piece on one of the NFL's top defenses. The Giants lead the league in fewest yards allowed, and Osi is second in sacks. He's also forced a ridiculous seven fumbles in only 7 games. His value the the Giants pass rush is irreplaceable this season. Runner Up: Clay Matthews

Offensive ROY
Sam Bradford, Rams

Bradford's numbers may not blow you away, but the rookie QB has played very solid so far while leading the Rams to a .500 record when not too many predicted they would win 4 games all season. Bradford has more touchdowns (11) then interceptions (8) and has looked very commanding and calm on the field. The Rams currently sit 1/2 a game behind Seattle for the division and have a chance to make the playoffs. Maybe he's worth that huge contract after all. Runner Up: Jahvid Best

Defensive ROY
Eric Berry, Chiefs

The fifth overall pick in last summer's draft has been all over the field for the upstart Chiefs who are 5-2 this season and scrap to find ways to win. Berry always seems to be around the football and has picked up his first two interceptions in the last couple of games so he seems to still be adjusting to the NFL game speed. His 10 total tackles and big plays in the fourth quarter Sunday was a key factor in KC pulling out the win in overtime. This kid has a very bright present and even brighter future ahead of him. Runner Up: Ndamukong Suh

Coach of the Year
Todd Haley, Chiefs

Haley has done a great job with the Chiefs so far this season. With their record standing at 5-2 Kansas City is poised to take the AFC West after finishing dead last in the division in 2009. The fact that this team is always in close games and finds ways to win shows that Haley has this young bunch on the same page. They haven't played a particularly strong schedule but we wont penalize Haley for that. Runner Up: Raheem Morris, Bucaneers

Worst Coach of the Year
Brad Childress, Vikings

This was a tough call between Childress and Wade Phillips, but Childress takes the crown for allowing Brett Favre and his games started streak to basically dictate and derail the Vikings season. Today's news of the Randy Moss fiasco (see here) is another sign that Childress may be clueless and at the end of his head coaching tenure. At least he would be going out with a bang, right?


1 comment:

  1. As a 40+ year Chiefs fan I couldn't Agree More...5 of the Next 7 are Road Games for the Chiefs...Seems like EVRy next game is the biggest of the Year for them ...A great way to think IMO...GO CHIEFS !!!...