The 2010 NFL regular season is in the books so that means it’s time for some awards! Who doesn’t love some awards?
NFL Coach of the Year
Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers – I know all teams suffer through injuries in this league, but the Pack had injuries to some major players (Ryan Grant, Jermichael Finley) and when you can coach a team into the playoffs where the person with the most rushing TD’s (four, tied with John Kuhn) is your quarterback (and that QB is not named Vick) that’s something of a tremendous accomplishment.
Bill Belichick, New England Patriots
Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles
Comeback Player of the Year
Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles – Who else could it be? Two years out of federal prison and the man is a strong candidate for NFL MVP in his first season back as a regular starter. The numbers simply speak for themselves;
100 carries, 676 yds, 9 TD, 6.8 ypc
233-372, 62.6% cmp, 3018 yds, 21 td – 6 int, 100.2 QB rating
At times Vick was almost quite literally unstoppable at times, i.e 59-28 win over Washington and the 2nd half in 38-31 win over New York Giants.
Defensive Player of the Year
Troy Polamalu, S, Pittsburgh Steelers – If any one player was ever responsible for the backbone of his teams entire defensive unit, it’s Polamalu. Oh, and those 7 INT’s don’t hurt either.
Jerod Mayo, LB, New England Patriots
Clay Matthews, LB, Green Bay Packers
I really hate to say it, but…
Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots – I believe this season to be more impressive than his 50 TD season of 2008. Brady has not thrown an INT since Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens, which means he hasn’t thrown an INT for the last 11 weeks. The Patriots went 10-1 in that span including winning the last 8 straight. His TD-INT ratio of 36-4 is ridiculous. I stand by my previous proclamation, but even Peyton Manning can’t compete with Brady’s run this season.
Peyton Manning, QB, Indianapolis Colts
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles