Hmmm . . . some tough calls.
Midseason MVP/Offensive Player: Give one to Kevin Faulk
, the other to Matt Cassel
Midseason Defensive Player: Adalius Thomas
. Playing like we expected.
Midseason Comeback Player: Brandon Meriweather
. He corrected the faults in his game, and has been huge so far this year.
Midseason Rookie: Jerod Mayo
. No question.
Midseason Coach: I'll go with Josh McDaniels
. He's done a great job bringing Cassel along.
And I'll add a couple of my own:
Midseason "Wow" Player: Gary Guyton
. I figured he might see spot duty. I never expected he'd get as much playing time as he has. (He's in line for a nice bonus at the end of the year from the performance pool.)
Midseason Performance: Stephen Gostkowski
, v. JEST. No, it wasn't eight FGs, but I'll take four FGs and five touchbacks any day of the week.
Midseason Play: Matt Cassel's first official completion to Randy Moss
. The crowd was basically dead before that play; Cassel's throw brought the crowd back to life in a BIG way.
Midseason 7-11 Award: Wes Welker,
because, you know, he's always open.
How open? Well, he's on pace next week for his 200th
reception as a Patriot.