• Football Pros Awards



    The 2012 regular season has ended and we're already headlong into the Playoffs. That means that soon enough, the winners of all the various Associated Press awards for the year will be announced and they'll be receiving some precious hardware to go put on their mantle back home. Well, here at Football Pros we might not have any actual trophies to give away, but we can still give out some awards all the same - however marginally prestigious they may be. And so below you can see the results of the voting which took place amongst five of our very own writers and contributors here at Football Pros. Included are both myself and Rich Gapinski; our resident fantasy football guru, Trumpetbdw; author of the weely Top 10...Bottom 5 article, Vancemeek; and one half of the Wagers and Lagers duo along with Rich, mkocs6.

    Rich Gapinski Evan Vracar Trumpetbdw Vancemeek Mkocs6
    Most Valuable Player Peyton Manning/Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson
    Offensive Player of the Year Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Peyton Manning Adrian Peterson
    Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt J.J. Watt J.J. Watt J.J. Watt J.J. Watt
    Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III Robert Griffin III Robert Griffin III Robert Griffin III Robert Griffin III
    Defensive Rookie of the Year Bobby Wagner Casey Hayward Bobby Wagner Casey Hayward Casey Hayward
    Head Coach of the Year Chuck Pagano Bruce Arians Mike Shanahan Pete Carroll Bruce Arians
    Comeback Player of the Year Peyton Manning Peyton Manning Peyton Manning Peyton Manning Peyton Manning
    Biggest Disappointment Kansas City Chiefs Tennessee Titans Pittsburgh Steelers Detroit Lions Eli Manning
    Super Bowl Prediction Patriots over Packers Packers over Patriots 49ers over Texans Patriots over Packers Patriots over 49ers

    Coming later in the week we'll also have assembled the 2012 Football Pros First-Team All-Pro squad, determined by the same very esteemed panel of voters who cast ballots for these awards. So stay tuned!

    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      {Can I change my Shanahan vote?} Seriously, if the postseason were included, I'd bump him just because of yesterday's Shanahanigans.

      My #2 at HC was Pete Carroll.

      I'm curious to see how some of these awards would have played out if adding in our 2nd and 3rd place votes. For example, would JJ Watt have made the podium in the MVP vote?

      Thanks to Evan for putting this together.
    1. M4C's Avatar
      Wrong.
      MVP - P.Manning
      OPOY - A.Peterson
      DPOY - J.Watt
      HCOY - B.Arians
      CPOY - A.Peterson
      Disappointment - Team: Chiefs , Player: Cam Cameron
      SB - AFC (?Broncos/Pats?)

      Manning is MVP because Peterson does not work on schemes with the O-line, coach up the receivers, develop offensive plans with the O-coordinator, pull the team together between offensive series to go over what worked and didn't, etc, etc. Peterson is the Offensive player of the year for his sheer numbers and Comeback player because of how quickly he bounced back from a serious knee injury.
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      With all the talk of Manning and Peterson, there have been some really good seasons that have gotten lost in the shuffle.

      One of those seasons belonged to Gerald McCoy. After an average rookie season, McCoy had a very disappointing season working last season, even before tearing his biceps. But this season, McCoy finally played like the 2nd overall pick, leading a Bucs defense that finished 1st against the run in both yards allowed, and yards per carry. In most years, he'd have been a very worthy contender for Comeback POY. Unfortunately for him, this wasn't most years.
    1. mkocs6's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Trumpetbdw View Post
      With all the talk of Manning and Peterson, there have been some really good seasons that have gotten lost in the shuffle.

      One of those seasons belonged to Gerald McCoy. After an average rookie season, McCoy had a very disappointing season working last season, even before tearing his biceps. But this season, McCoy finally played like the 2nd overall pick, leading a Bucs defense that finished 1st against the run in both yards allowed, and yards per carry. In most years, he'd have been a very worthy contender for Comeback POY. Unfortunately for him, this wasn't most years.
      I voted Jamaal Charles third for CPOY, who rushed 1500 and 5 after an ACL/MCL tear. Plus, he did this playing for the Chiefs with Brian Daboll as his offensive coordinator and the firm of Cassel and Quinn handling the quarterbacking duties.

      ...wait a minute, why didn't we all vote for him?
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by mkocs6 View Post

      I voted Jamaal Charles third for CPOY, who rushed 1500 and 5 after an ACL/MCL tear. Plus, he did this playing for the Chiefs with Brian Daboll as his offensive coordinator and the firm of Cassel and Quinn handling the quarterbacking duties.

      ...wait a minute, why didn't we all vote for him?
      Inarguable. He's another that became an afterthought in what really would have been a compelling race had Manning and Peterson not been involved.

      Others I thought could have warranted serious consideration in any other year were Eric Berry, Trent Williams, and even Andre Johnson, who looked like he was losing a step even before his injury issues last year.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by M4C View Post
      MVP - P.Manning

      Manning is MVP because Peterson does not work on schemes with the O-line, coach up the receivers, develop offensive plans with the O-coordinator, pull the team together between offensive series to go over what worked and didn't, etc, etc. Peterson is the Offensive player of the year for his sheer numbers and Comeback player because of how quickly he bounced back from a serious knee injury.
      Emotionally, I'm with you on this.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Goodness, I don't agree with a one of you on the SB matchup.

      I think it will be Denver-Atlanta. Should be an exciting game, too.
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