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Adrian Peterson Wins MVP, Manning Wins Comeback Player Of The Year Saturday, Feb 2 2013
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The night before the Super Bowl saw players from the NFL walk away with some hardware. Tonight the NFL named the league’s MVP, Comeback Player, Defensive, Rookie, and the Coach of the Year awards. Here is the breakdown of who won these prestigious awards.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson might have come up 9 yards short in passing Eric Dickerson’s all time rushing record for a single season, but he is this year’s NFL MVP. He won the award during the NFL Honors award show. Adrian ran for 2,097 yards this year and helped lead the Vikings into the playoffs.
Defensive Player of the Year Award
Houston Texans, J. J. Watt takes home the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. Watt led the league in sacks with 20.5 sacks. Watt’s defense helped propel the Texans into the playoffs. J.J. was locking to be a lock to win this award with his sack total and he forced four fumbles and was able to block an abundance of passes from opposing quarterbacks.
Comeback Player of the Year Award
Peyton Manning didn’t walk away empty handed at the NFL Honors ceremony. Manning won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Manning led the Broncos to the number one seed in the AFC. Peyton threw for 4,659 yards and threw for 37 touchdowns. Plus you should not feel bad for Manning not winning the MVP award, he already has four of them.
Offensive Rookie of the Year Award
In a tight award race the honor went to Robert Griffin III. The Redskins quarterback beat out Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Griffin, III threw for 3,200 yards, passed for 20 touchdowns, ran for 815 yards and 7 touchdowns. Griffin III, who just recently had knee surgery joked about his injury on stage winning the award saying “It’s truly a blessing to be up there — to be able to stand, first and foremost.” I am looking forward to see what Griffin, Luck, and Wilson will do next season for an encore.
Defensive Rookie of the Year Award
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly won Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Kuechly led the league with a whopping 164 tackles. Luke recovered 3 fumbles and had 2 interceptions. Luke is a definite bright spot in Carolina’s defense and is a great building block for the Panthers future.
Coach of the Year
Bruce Arians not only won the Coach of the Year award, but he is the first interim coach to win this award. Arians who is now the head coach for the Arizona Cardinals help the Colts get into the playoffs. During his time as the head coach of the Colts the team went 9-3. Back in September when Colts head Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia, Arians stepped in to guide rookie quarterback Andrew Luck and the Colts into the postseason.
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Who Should Win The NFL 2012 Awards Friday, Dec 21 2012
The NFL regular season is coming to a close and I wanted to post who I think deserves to win some the awards this year in the NFL. I would love to hear your thoughts and see who you think should take home some of the NFL trophies for the 2012 season.
MVP: Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos
Tom Brady, Aaron Rogers, and Adrian Peterson are all quality candidates, but Manning proved his worth this year. He came back from neck surgery and went to a new team that was treating him like a god which put a lot of pressure on him to help the Broncos have a winning season. Manning was learning a new playbook and also incorporated some of his plays into the offense and had to make sure the team got in sync. It started off a bit rocky, but Manning, the offense, and the Broncos tenacious defense have clinched the AFC West and are looking to have a first round bye in the playoffs. Not bad for a guy who is coming off an injury and started playing for a new team.
Offensive Player of the Year: Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions
Before Matthew Stafford came to the Lions, Calvin Johnson was the only threat in Detroit. The memory of Barry Sanders was a close second threat in that offense. All points came from Johnson….and the Lions kicker Jason Hanson. This year Stafford did not have a great year. (I should know he was my QB in this year’s fantasy league.) Even with the QB’s struggle Johnson is looking to break Jerry “The G.O.A.T.” Rice’s single-season record for receiving yards. He is 182 yards away from that record. Outside of Detroit fans can anyone else name me a potential offensive threat for the Lions? I didn’t think so. Plus might I add that it looks (please don’t let me jinx it) he is the only player not to fall victim to the “Madden Curse.” I think that deserves an award all by itself, it would be the Breaking the Madden Curse Award.
Defensive Player of the Year: Aldon Smith – San Francisco 49ers
Smith is a huge ingredient of what makes the 49ers defense so tough and intimidating. So far this year Smith has forced three fumbles, got one interception, and has 19.5 sacks. Aldon needs 3.5 sacks to break the all time season sack record. Many offenses game plan around Aldon Smith and make sure they know where he is at all times on the field. JJ Watt deserves a mention in award talk for defensive player of the year, but for me when the Texans and 49ers played the Patriots and both teams did give up some points, but the 9ers held their ground and beat the Patriots, so Smith gets the award in my opinion.
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts
“The next Elway”, the number one overall draft pick, and playing in Peyton Manning’s shadow are all things that could have spelled doom for Andrew, but he proved why he was taken first in this year’s draft. Andrew Luck saw his head coach, Chuck Pagano start his battle with leukemia and he and the Colts persevered and they are looking to make the playoffs. Luck has thrown for 3,978 yards with 20 touchdowns. Yes he has thrown 18 interceptions, but he was able to get passed those mistakes and lead the Colts to a 9-5 record and has earned the respect of the team and looks to be a force to be reckoned with for some time in the NFL.
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Harrison Smith – Minnesota Vikings
There are many great candidates for this award, but to me it should go to Harrison Smith. As a free safety, he pulled his weight on defense. He ran two of his three interceptions back for touchdowns, plus he has one recovered fumble. He also ties the team for passes defended as well as interceptions. He is fourth on the team for tackles. The Vikings have to contend with scoring threats such as Aaron Rodgers, Calvin Johnson, Brandon Marshall, and Jordy Nelson. Smith was an anchor for the Vikings defense and looks to have a promising career in the NFL.
Comeback Player of the Year: Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings
Yea, I know Peyton Manning came back as well, but I have Manning as MVP so I want to give another player this award. For a running back to overcome the injury Peterson sustained is great in itself, but with the results that Adrian produced this year is amazing. He is on the verge to beat Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record. He has scored 11 touchdowns and ran for 1,812 yards. To me he is the epitome of what the NFL looks to for the Comeback Player of the Year Award.
NFL Head Coach of the Year: Bruce Arians – Indianapolis Colts
Where should I begin? How about taking over for your boss, Chuck Pagano, who was diagnosed with leukemia is tough in itself, but when it is your friend and colleague battling a form of cancer it makes it much harder. Next the face of the franchise, Peyton Manning left and you are coming off one of the worst seasons in Colts history. The hype around Andrew Luck and making sure you coach him the right way to feel at ease while playing the toughest position in football. To have some of the key players and veterans leaving like Pierre Garcon and Dallas Clark to other teams and still stay perform at the level they have so far this year shows his strong leadership. With all these hurdles the Colts faced, they are looking to make the playoffs and you have to hand it to Bruce and the team for playing hard and winning some games that looked like it was a sure loss for them. To me Arians is a strong candidate for Coach of
The Maxwell Brothers Reveal Their Secrets In The December Louisville Music News Friday, Nov 30 2012
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