Fatpickle's 2008 NFL Awards
Coach of the year - Mike Smith - Atlanta Falcons
He gets the nod over another rookie head coach, Tony Sparano. Smith did it with a rookie starting at QB and a team that was still reeling from the Michael Vick fiasco.
Honorable Mention - Sparano, Jeff Fisher
MVP - Chad Pennington - Miami Dolphins
He led his team to the biggest turnaround in the history of the NFL, and he wasn't with them till the beginning of training camp. More on Pennington later.
Honorable Mention - Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson,
Rookie of the Year - Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons
A starter from day 1 he led his team to 11 wins and a playoff victory. Chris Johnson was a difference maker, but Ryan was a leader.
Honorable Mention - Johnson, Slaton
Pennington - He truly was standing on top of the world Sunday night. He beats the team who cut him after playing his heart out for them for 8 seasons. He beats the man whom they casted him aside for. He beats them in NY. And he did it with class.
Rookie QB's -Ryan and Flacco played admirably and have their teams in the playoffs.
Rookie Head Coaches - Smith, Ryan, and Harbaugh led their teams to the playoffs. Zorn was 8-8.
Matt Cassel - After 7 seasons of zero playing time (college and pros) he steps right into Brady's shoes and wears them well. A huge payday awaits.
Antonio Bryant - Off the scrap heap he delivers a career season, a huge payday awaits. BUYER BEWARE
Bill Cowher - He might be the first NFL coach to make 10 million a year.
Team collapses - Broncos, Jets, Bucs, Cowboys, and Redskins. All of these teams had the playoffs in their hands before fumbling them away.
Brett Favre - He totally alienated himself from his fans in Green Bay to come back and lead the NFL in interceptions. Oh yeah, he got his Coach fired.
Al Davis - Hand over the keys.
Ocho Cinco - Is this Spanish for "I suck?" His stats look like a second string TE's.
Mike Martz - Fired for the 3rd time in 3 years. How do you say pompass ass in Spanish?
Cheers and Hail