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Much like the Oscars, or Golden Globes (what the hell are those anyway?), I am going to be giving out my end of the year awards for the NFL season broken into 'genre' or position. Regardless of talent, coaching, cheating, etc, Tom Brady executed like no other Quarterback in the history of the NFL over a single season. This was without a doubt the single greatest one-year performance by a QB in football history. Forget Dan Marino, Brett Favre, or Joe Montana, this season was it. Defensively, Bob Sanders had an amazing impact on the Colts team defense. Take into account that he's only 5'8 and recorded over ninety tackles and it's even more impressive. Even so he still barely edged Patrick Willis.
Team of the Year- New England Patriots
- It's obvious, the undefeated season says it all.
Worst Team of the Year- Miami Dolphins
- The least talent on a team in the NFL since the Bucs of the 70's.
Coach of the Year- Tom Coughlin
- To overcome the 0-2 start, losing Tiki Barber and his comments about Eli's leadership, and Michael Strahan's possible retirement.
Worst Coach of the Year- Bob Petrino
- Did the worst thing a coach can do, quit on his team before the season was over.
- Has the league's best Tight End, an elite receiver, a top 5 running back, a great offensive line, and a stingy defense, 0-2 in post-season
- Never hear more than three words about the guy, leads that defense without much other talent.
Offensive MVP- QB Tom Brady (New England)
- Enough has been said about Brady this year.
- See Tom Brady.
- Threw for 3700 yards and 29 TDs after starting the season behind Charlie Frye.
- 86 tackles and 5 interceptions to become UCF's second best defender all-time in the NFL.
- Only played in 13 games, ran for 700 yards and 4 scores.
- Taylor put up solid #'s, but his leadership was what disappointed me most, second lowest sack total in six years.
- Ran for 1300 yards and 12 scores with eight or nine men in the box at all times.
- 174 tackles on an average team that played like a bad team.
- Ugoh started 11 games this season and played well taking over for Tarik Glenn.
- Beason came out of Miami as a questionable 1st rounder and grabbed 140 stops.
- His QB is Tarvaris Jackson.
- This was the Hoodie's science fair project and it paid off, any time a guy catches twenty TD's in a season it's a record.
- 96 receptions, 1100 yards, 7 touchdowns, enough said.
- He's the guy that makes this line click and off his butt even after losing Glenn to retirement.
- I know this is a "What?!" pick but c'mon, the guy overcame #1 overall pick pressure and Reggie Bush's shadow to sack the QB fourteen times and record 59 tackles. He's started every game for two straight years as well.
- This is kind of a joke pick, since "hybrid" is the most over used term in football today. But if there is one, he's the guy. He fits that DE/OLB mold the 3-4 gurus love. 84 tackles, 14 sacks, 4 forced fumbles.
- See above. Could have been Miami's replacement for Zach Thomas, instead they have Ted Ginn Jr.
- Sanders was the MVP, but I couldn't cut Antonio Cromartie out of a list like this. For a guy who only started eight games he grabbed 10 picks, 44 tackles, and 18 passes defensed and a defensive touchdown. Ed Reed was another option.
- Dester caught 2 touchdowns, returned two kick offs for six points, four punts, and he had two tackles.