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Bruschi and Steve Smith named Comeback Players of the Year

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    Hmmm...that's odd. Bruschi has a stroke and Smith has a broken leg. Seems to me that the stroke would be much more career threatening.
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    Yeah, but if you're not careful, logic may rear it's ugly head, and then what do you do if you're a sports writer?
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    Smith has been amazing this year, I have no problem with this. Bruschi came from a far tougher "injury" but Smith came back at a nutty level.
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    But still, it's just a broken leg. It would have been much more of a shock if he came back this season and totally sucked. Players break bones all of the time and come back 100%. Strokes? Not so much.
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    Since there are 50 AP Voters, apparently a number of them faced such a connundrum. 18 (do you believe that) voted for Tedy. 18 voted for the player with the broken leg. The really mind numbing one is 6 of these geniuses voted for Mark Brunell's valient battle to return from...................

    yup, the dreaded suckitude. As I said in an earlier thread, Drew had been the pre season front runner to sew up that voting block.

    And sportsmedia say fans are idiots.....
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    I was actually surprised Bruschi got the award at all, I had assumed the fact he was only out 6 games and only back for 10 and came back the same season as the reason he was out would make him ineligible.

    Bruschi's situation is as far as I know unprecedented, he doesn't fit the normal "comeback player of the year" mold and apparently a lot of writers thought the same way as I did. And the way they have set up the award it's perfectly legitimate to vote for a player who simply came back from being benched.

    Also, half the writers probably cover the NFC normally and have an inherent NFC bias.
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    Hey, Brunell had a great year after a terrible one. Seems like CPOY-material to me. Mentioning Bruschi is what most would call a "feel-good" award. He didn't really do much at all after coming back from a minor stroke. Vrabel is, and always has been, the best LB on the Patriots.

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