Week 10 is approaching and our Ravens are 4-4, a bit of a let down, but the next half of the season is still to come. Our record shows us a lot of things. We see how strong we started, we see a team a team that has potential, but a team that is mediocre. We can also see that half of the season has come and gone, and with that in mind I thought that I would hand out some mid-season hardware.
Most Valuable Player- QB Peyton Manning. For me Peyton is the clear cut MVP. He came into this year with a team that had a new coach, and some very young targets. Not only has he led the Colts to an undefeated record, but he has done it in style, 16 passing touchdowns, with 5 INTs, and 2,545 yards through the air.
Defensive Player of the Year- FS Darren Sharper. In his 13th season the 34 year old veteran is arguably having the best year of his career. With 7 interceptions, 3 returned to the house, Sharper has helped lead the Saints to an undefeated record. How often does a defensive player account for 3 scores? Sharper is flying around the field and he is the Defensive Player of the 1/2 Year.
Offensive Rookie of the Year- WR Percy Harvin. Percy Harvin has been explosive as a target for Brett Favre. The two have connected 28 times for 369 yards and 3 TDs. I considered a few other players, but favored Harvin by a slight edge. However, if I was allowed to take in account his excellent kick returning (He is tied for the most kick return yardage with Josh Cribbs, but has done it with three less returns. Harvin is also tied for the most TDs on kick returns.) , he would have run away with the reward.
Defensive Rookie of the Year- FS Jairus Bird, Jairus is leading the league in interceptions along with my Defensive Player of the Year, Darren Sharper. He has kept the Bills respectable. HAH! Like anyone respects the Bills…
Coach of the Year- Marvin Lewis, The Cincinnati Bengals came into this year in contention for the basement for the league with the Lions and Rams. Now, they are in contention for the AFC North with the Super Bowl champions, Pittsburgh Steelers. Whatever Marvin did, he deserves something for a it.
Comeback Player of the Year- QB Brett Favre. I hate doing this, but a year ago guess who was considering retirement? Guess who was run out of New York, and everyone thought that Favre’s career had come to a anti-climatical ending? If you guessed Elvis Grbac, good try, but no. Brett Favre has come back and led the Vikings to a 7-1 record and he does have a 106.0 passer rating. Runner Up: RB Cedric Benson
Best on Ground- RB Chris Johnson. Chris Johnson is having the best year of any halfbacks. His stats are off the charts; 6.2 YPC, 959 yards, and 6 TDs. Not to mention, but he is also the best thing in Tennessee right now.