The boys and I within the NFL arm (24 inch pythons, brotha) of Sports Blog Nation made our selections for player of the year awards, called Studs and Duds. Our MVP was a tie between Peyton Manning and Chad Pennington (what?!), while Best Player on Offense went to Dree Brees and Best Player on Defense went to James Harrison. No Cincinnati Bengals player, or person, even made the nomination list; mostly considering we sucked much of the year, but suckage was relieved slightly with (what some people call) unimpressive wins against terrible teams to close the season.
My selections were as follows:
NFL MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
Best Player on Offense: DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers
Best Player on Defense: James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers (yes, it's true, I did vote for him)
Best Rookie: Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Best Coach: Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons
Comeback Player of the Year: Chad Pennington, Miami Dolphins