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As expected, Peyton Manning (sportsillustrated.cnn.com) is the MVP, winning 47 of 48 votes. This, of course, begs the question of who was the moron who cast a vote for anyone other than Peyton? Especially when said vote was for Michael Vick.

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I guess you could make a case for Michael Vick. Look how shitty the Falcons were last year when he was injured and compare that to this season. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that he is the catalyst for that team and their success. But he did struggle at times this year, learning the West Coast Offense under a new head coach. But when it came down to it, he got the job done.

And it doesn't hurt that he is the NFL's Poster Boy.

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Garbage. The biggest reason for the Falcons' success this season was the fact that Mora Jr. is a good coach, their defense really stepped up, and they had an easier schedule thanks to their craptastic finish last year. Vick, quite honestly, is not that great a quarterback; there are at least a half dozen guys I'd take over him, maybe more. He can run like the blazes, but if they count on him to just drop back and pass, cross yer fingers.



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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    ...but if they count on him to just drop back and pass, cross yer fingers.


That's true, but he does lead his team to a win. Some credit to Mora, sure, but personnel wise they are very similar to what they were a year ago. Vick makes a huge difference with that team, and I think he's in the conversation for league MVP...that's most valuable player, not best player with the best stats.

Would I vote for anyone but Manning this year? No way. The man had an incredible season, led his team to a 12-3 record in games they tried to win, and made 1000 yard/10 TD receivers out of three guys simultaneously. Take him away and that team struggles to win six games with that defense. That's the MVP, and that type of landslide in voting is probably fair.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.46
    Originally posted by Mayhem
    Look how shitty the Falcons were last year when he was injured and compare that to this season.


    new head coach.


That MIGHT'VE had something to do with it too, as well as the new defensive scheme they implimented, and the team staying healthy.

EDIT: BigBad beat me to it.

And I think that if the Pats hadn't blown it against the Dolphins, you could've made a really strong case for Corey Dillon. But that ship sailed.
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    Originally posted by kazhayashi81
    And I think that if the Pats hadn't blown it against the Dolphins, you could've made a really strong case for Corey Dillon. But that ship sailed.
    (edited by kazhayashi81 on 11.1.05 1337)

    (edited by kazhayashi81 on 11.1.05 1338)


No chance. The Pats were formidable without Dillon, so while he definately improves the offense, you can't really argue the team would be significantly worse off without him. You know I'd say Rodney Harrison has a better case than Dillon for being the one constant in a secondary that's been absolutely destroyed by injuries. The coaching staff deserve credit for keeping things going, but that shouldn't take away from the phenomenal job Harrison did this year.

I can almost see how you could make a case for Vick, as he really does make the Falcons a threat to anyone. Without him they've got a very good TE, good D, and a couple of above average backs but not much else.

Similarly I could see how there could be an argument for McNabb. Without him we'd be .500 if we're lucky.

Really though there's only one guy who deserves the title this year and he got it.



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