Re: So it's basically a three way race for this years MVP award
posted at 11/29/2010 11:57 PM EST
Tom isn't being mentioned as MVP anywhere but in New England. =D
It's between Matt Ryan and Philip Rivers. Matt has the best weapons on any football team with Roddy, Tony and Turner all lining up with him, but he's the QB on the best team in the NFC so he'll get some votes.
Philip has the Peyton story going for him. The Chargers were devastated by injuries and hold outs earlier on in the year. Now they have a chance to make the playoffs and Rivers is, supposedly, the only thing on the Chargers. Defense, what defense? ALL HIS WRs WERE INJURED AND RIVERS HAD TO PLAY OL, WR, TE and RB ALL BY HIMSELF!!!
Michael Vick - Vick winning the MVP will sell a ton of press. And, he'll come out and donate his MVP to some animal organization and we'll get an AWWWWWW moment. The headlines will read 'Man Values Puppies'.
Peyton Manning - Don't count him out yet! He's still doing it all by himself even when he throws 4 picks, 2 turn into a score and the defense held the Chargers to 2 FGs on the other scores. Hell, he doesn't throw those 2 pick-6s were looking at a really close game.
Not being mentioned, but should be--
Brady - You mention Brady's name and it's Belichick's coaching. You mention that Belichick is a defensive guy and they mention Tom's system. You mention the fact that he's playing without Moss and he's incorporating rookies into the system and they mention that he throws too many short passes. You mention that why don't defenses game plan around it and they mention spygate.
Tom isn't winning the MVP. The media refuses to acknowledge his value to a team with the 30th ranked defense, a ton of rookies and first year starters on offense and the fact that he is the QB on the team that is tied for the best record in the NFL.
I'd be shocked if that happens.