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Forget League MVP, the outrage should be over Comeback Player of the Year

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  1. TX_Patriot

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    I read yesterday that Vick is a shoe in for that award...WTF?? Vick was in the league last year and played some significant minutes. This is not his comeback year.

    Wes rewrote the book on healing from an ACL and is close to catching another 100 balls...why isn't he being mentioned for this award? Heck, even Greg Camarillo would be a better candidate. He came back from Cancer.

    Vick's having a great year, but why are people (analysts) trying to shoe horn him into every award out there, I'll never know.
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    Thats an interesting question. What is the criteria for CBoY?

    As far as we know, Vick has completely rehabilitated himself and is performing very well.

    As fas as we know, Welker has completely rehabilitated himself and is performing well.

    Obviously should the award just go to injured players? Just don't know...
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    How they can compare comeback from incarceration with comeback from disease/injury is a mystery to me. I understand Vick is the media darling this year and is clearly winning the popularity contest but he shouldn't even be in the race. The dog killing debacle was a mess of his own making. You can't say the same for disease and injury.
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    While I can agree Welker is a better candidate than Vick, I can also see the other side.


    Its tough to give a guy "Comeback player of the year" when he caught 125 balls for 1350 yards last year.
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    It isn't even Vick's first year back, either.

    Maybe the problem is that Wes doesn't constantly give one-on-one sitdown interviews to talk about how hard it's been to come back from his injury. And he's made coming off an injury to his ACL look so easy, it's almost like it never happened.

    It's a shame, but we can at least take consolation in the fact that Wes Welker probably doesn't give two shots about being Comeback Player.
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    That's what I thought too. Comebacks usually involve having missed significant time. Wes missed one game last year, then had all offseason to heal up. His timetable is outstanding, but he was never really gone.
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    Brady won it in 2009 and his number paled in comparison to 2007. Just saying.
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    Ok, I can see that, but Vick played last year!!?!?!

    Shoot, give me Leon Washington. He is more deserving.
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    Because it's controversial with Vick-haters/dog-lovers and will generate buzz, hits, ratings, etc.? :confused2:
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    Outrage over an award? Who cares?
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    Welker started slowly and has improved over time. Vick was lights out from the start.
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    Vick seemed ho-hum last year. Perhaps it was the reps he was given, but I don't really know.
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    I don't think that someone who commits a felony and gets himself incarcerated should really be praised and rewarded when he "comes back"....:rolleyes:
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    Brady missed the entire year before he won it. Welker caught 130 passes in 2009.

    Brady had a period where he missed FOOTBALL. Welker didn't. Yes, Welker is coming back from a bad injury, but he hasn't missed any GAMES.
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    I know what you meant, but I'm saying that numbers isn't the end all, be all to this award.
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    Last year, he looked heavier/softer to me, and he was definitely slower, both mentally and physically.
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    I don't think there's ever been a player to win the award who hasn't either seen a drastic increase in his stats (usually after a drastic decrease in them because of losing playing time), or missed a significant amount of time.


    Welker hasn't missed any time, and his stats from this year are worse than last year. I'm not saying he shouldn't be in the conversation, but I have a hard time seeing the voters seeing the injury as "serious enough" if he didn't miss any (regular season) games.
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    Which is part of the point. . . . what is he coming back from?
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    Apparently, Twinkies and Porn. :)

    If I spent 2 years in jail, I'd have to come back from Twinkies and Porn too.
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