01-09-2010, 10:00 AM
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Re: Manning Reg Season MVP
Originally Posted by Ryan
Phillip Rivers carried the Chargers on his back to 11 straight wins. I think a lot of people are still under the impression that they're a running team when they're not. They're 31st in rushing. The offense is all Rivers now.
Chris Johnson. Yeah I know the Titans were only 8-8, but he was the reason they even got to .500. 2000+ yards rushing and 500 yards receiving with 16 total touchdowns. Amazing numbers, amazing player. Without him the Titans would've been lucky to get 4 wins this year.
Drew Brees. The Saints were on a historic pace for most of the season. He was just as good as Peyton up until the last few weeks when both of them shut it down.
You nailed it. I know Rivers has many detractors on this board but he had a helluva good season for a 13-3 team w/o a solid running game and yes, the Chargers are no longer LTs team.
Brees was on pace to capture the award, but as you point out the Saint's end of season slide may have hurt him a little for MVP consideration.
Manning was also once again excellent this year and the Colt's running game is also something less to be desired, but for the same rationale as discounting Brees, Manning's end-of-the-year mail in job should also have been factored into the voting.
Johnson was spectacular, but for an 8-8 team he didn't get the exposure.
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Last edited by robertweathers; 01-09-2010 at 10:01 AM..