2013 NFL Awards Predicitons

Guess who’s back once again… *points to myself* to give you what I believe should win the NFL’s most prestigious honors awards at the end of every season.

This year was weird because a LOT of star players were injured; Aaron Rodgers for starts (Sumbitch ruined my fantasy lineup) [I got in the playoffs by the skin of my teeth]. but that’s neither here nor there. [Dude came back & won the NFC North]

But let’s not waste anymore time…


Coach of the Year

Dude, really. do I have to elaborate on who this should be…. Ladies and gentlemen look no further than former Philadelphia Eagles head coach & new Kansas City Chiefs Andy Reid.

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Andy Reid was hired in Kansas City & turned a team full of misguided talents into a winning team. The Chiefs are 5th seed in the playoffs. They were undefeated (8-0) until they saw the Denver Broncos. There’s no doubt that Andy Reid has proven that he is the best coach this year.


Offensive Player of the Year

I may be wrong but that’s the whole reason why I write this every year. But this year’s Offensive Player of the Year is Jamaal Charles. Yeah, I’m riding that Chiefs bandwagon for this blog.

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Check this stat line ok:

259 carries, 1287 rushing yards, 12 rushing TDs, 70 catches, 693 yards, 7 receiving TDs

Charles was THE focal point of the Chiefs putting points on the board this year. (Reid used Charles like how he did [Brian] Westbrook when he was in Philly)

Offensive Rookie of the Year

I always find it difficult to pick the standout rookies from each side of the ball. But the standout rookie on offense is Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy.

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Even before Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone, the Packers had already known that they did not want to be one dimensional offense. Aaron Rodgers couldn’t do it all all the time. Eddie Lacy stepped up in his rookie campaign & finished the year 8th in rushing yards (1178 yds.) & 2nd in the NFL in rushing TDs (11). During Aaron Rodgers’ time being injured & the revolving door of QBs kept changing, Eddie Lacy remained constant & reliable force on offense. Lacy was a big part in the win against the Bears to take the NFC North & a playoff berth.


Deacon Jones Award

Ok so for some reason, the NFL decided to make an award for the sack title. (Hell if that’s the case, make one for the leader of INTs too. DBs don’t get enough love in the NFL. Name that the Ronnie Lott Award While you’re at it, make an actual rushing title. Shit, name it the Jim Brown Award)

But yeah this is a no brainer. The Deacon Jones Award will go to Robert Mathis.

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Mathis beat out Robert Quinn by a half a sack. [It would’ve been so appropriate for him to win that award because Deacon Jones played on the Los Angeles Rams]

And since we’re talking about the other side of the ball now. I’m going to switch to the defense.

Defensive Rookie of the Year

This one is pretty easy too but came from an unsuspecting team who struggled all year. This year Defensive Rookie of the Year is Kiko Alonso.

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I looked at this kid’s stat line & DAMN is it impressive. Check it:

159 tackles (3rd in the NFL), 9 pass defenses, 4 INTs, 1 forced fumble, 2 sacks.

In his ROOKIE year (his FIRST year in the NFL) If the Bills keep this kid around, they can actually become a contender in the new few years.

Defensive Player of the Year

This is hard, this award is very hard to give out. This award goes the player who was complete on defense this year. Hell if it was up to me, I’d give it to the whole Seattle Seahawks team (bailed me out many a day on my fantasy team)

I really hope I get this right but this year’s Defensive Player of the Year is Earl Thomas.

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There were too many players (specifically on the Seahawks) who put in so much work on defense. That defense held Drew Brees under 200 yards passing. Everyone pays attention to Richard Sherman

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because he’s the loud mouth of the team (but the NFL leader in INTs this year with 8) But take a step back & peep #23.

It would be very hard to say any safety in the NFL is better than him once you see this stat line:

105 tackles, 5 INTs, 2 forced fumbles, 13 pass defenses.

Thomas can do it all & quietly might I add. but what else do you expect form a safety from Texas?

Comeback Player of the Year

There weren’t many players who got hurt last year, came back this year & made an impact. But the story of Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis convinces me that he has to be recipient of this award.

Thomas Davis had 3 ACL surgeries on the same leg. After sustaining the same injury 3 times & still coming back & became a big part of the success of the Carolina Panthers’ defense. Just check this out:

123 tackles, 8 pass defenses, 2 INTs & a forced fumble.

I don’t believe there is any doubt that he will be the Comeback Player of the Year.

Most Valuable Player

Man this is the easiest one to write about. This is unanimous. If not, I’m gonna watch the PGA Tour & spam all other previous PGA Tours on Netflix.

This year’s Most Valuable Player is Peyton Manning.

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Name a single season passing record Manning didn’t break this year…..

Oh ok. Peyton Manning broke 2 records this year held by Tom Brady & Drew Brees. Peyton Manning was playing this season on rookie. Manning tied the single game TD record (7), the season passing TD record (54) & the passing yardage record (5477). Thus he made the Broncos the highest scoring team in NFL history. I’m done.


Ok there you go, those are my picks. Any questions, comments, feedback, fuckery, whatever. Leave it on my Facebook. Y’all know I like the debates when it comes to football.

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Grammy Award Picks

It completely slipped my mind that the 54th Annual Grammy Awards were coming on this Sunday on CBS (really promo-ish) But I’ve decided that since the NFL season is over & anothe rimportant event is coming up where I can make predictions, I might as well do it. But now mind you, I don’t listen to EVERY category that’s nominated for a Grammy & there are A LOT of awards that will not be shown on television. I am only gonna make my picks on the awards that matter & the to the genre on music I listen to regularly. Since this blog will be pretty long, I will be putting my award winners in BOLD. And for the hell of it, I’ll throw in some pics so yall don’t get bored.

Record of the Year

Adele: Rolling in the Deep

Bon Iver: Holocene

Bruno Mars: Grenade

Mumford & Sons: The Cave

Katy Perry: Firework

Adele has been literally taking over the world in music. Rolling in the Deep gets SUPREME radio play on Z100 in New York. Adele hands down without doubt or hesitation will win Record of the Year. If not, she will have been robbed.

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Album of the Year

Adele: 21

Foo Fighters: Wasting Light

Lady Gaga: Born This Way

Bruno Mars: Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Rihanna: Loud

I know of 4 of these 5 albums. Lady Gaga made a little bit of noise but Lady Gaga has lost her hype. Bruno Mars got his 1st major Grammy nomination. Congrats to him & his album was really good & made a LOT of noise. Foo Fighters… Rihanna’s album was also REALLY good & I think the only album that can oppose Adele EPIC 21 album. That album has been number 1 since birth & sold 12 million copies. Adele wins again.

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Song of the Year

Kanye West: All of the Lights

Mumford & Sons: The Cave

Bruno Mars: Grenade

Bon Iver: Holocene

Adele: Rolling in the Deep

Adele really cannot be stopped. Rolling in the Deep was the best song this year & it sat at number 1 on the Billboard charts, took it’s shoes off, turned the TV on & scratched its crotch in front of company. Adele wins again.

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Best New Artist

The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Skrillex

Bon Iver has really been getting a lot of attention ever since I heard him on Monster. But you know who else was on Monster, Nicki Minaj. And she absolutely destroyed her verse on that song just as every other song she put out or been on this year. As much as I hate Nicki with great passion & fury, she went OFF in 2010 & made a HUGE impact in music. This woman was everywhere. The Band Perry… J. Cole. I was VERY shocked about gettin that Grammy nomination. For people who don’t know the greatness of J. Cole, just go download The Warm Up, Friday Night Lights & go hear the album. However, he didn’t really make that serious push in his rookie campaign. Skrillex made dubstep relevant. Some of your favorite house songs are probably by Skrillex & you have no idea it’s by them. However, Nicki Minaj was really shoved down people’s throats & she went platinum on her rookie album (sold more than Kanye). Nicki wins this award.

Nicki Minaj Pictures, Images and Photos

Best Pop Solo Performance

Adele: Someone Like You

Lady Gaga: You and I

Bruno Mars: Grenade

Katy Perry: Firework

P!nk: Fuckin’ Perfect

Where did P!nk come from? But anyway, Adele wins again because Someone Like You took over when Rolling in the Deep began to fall off. & Someone Like You is a better song (in my opinion).

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Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse: Body and Soul

The Black Keys: Dearest

Coldplay: Paradise

Foster The People: Pumped Up Kicks

Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera: Moves Like Jagger

If the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences does not give this award to Amy Winehouse, they’re going to hell. Very simple. & Tony Bennett is a straight up legend. now Pumped Up Kicks was REAL hot. My sister sang that song to my nephew when he was 3 months old & he was loving it. Moves Like Jagger is great as well. But because Amy Winehouse is no longer with us, that song will win that award. The Coldplay song & The Black Keys’ song I know nothing about so I shouldn’t elaborate.

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Best Pop Vocal Album

Adele: 21

Cee-Lo Green: The Lady Killer

Lady Gaga: Born This Way

Bruno Mars: Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Rihanna: Loud

Cee-Lo Green’s finally getting Grammy nomination love. Too bad he won’t win, or Gaga, or Bruno Mars or Rihanna because Adele runs the Earth & all the women in it.

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Best Rap Performance

Chris Brown feat. Lil’ Wayne & Busta Rhymes: Look At Me Now

Jay-Z & Kanye West: Otis

Lupe Fiasco: The Show Goes On

Nicki Minaj feat. Drake: Moment 4 Life

Wiz Khalifa: Black and Yellow

This one is difficult, VERY difficult. I sat here for a minute trying to choose which song would win for this category. Mind you Look At Me Now was hot but that’s for the great rapidfireness of Busta Rhymes. Make no mistake about that. The Show Goes On is uplifting as hell (haha) but Lupe has been snubbed for the Grammy his entire career & it’s gonna keep happening. Nicki had bigger songs on Pink Friday than Moment 4 Life, not many, but bigger. I’m happy that Wiz Khalifa got love for the Grammy nomination. I love how he made Black & Yellow all about Pittsburgh. But who is going to stop the juggernaut of Jay-Z & Kanye West? Exactly.

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Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Beyonce feat. Andre 3000: Party

DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne: I’m On One

Dr. Dre feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey: I Need A Doctor

Rihanna feat. Drake: What’s My Name?

Kelly Rolwand feat. Lil Wayne: Motivation

Kanye West feat. Madd Other People: All of the Lights

This is another hard one. But instantly I knew I had to rule out both important Destiny Child members because they didn’t come on strong enough in my opinion. I’m On One was REAL big. Hot 97 spammed the CRAP out of it. They spammed it to the point where if you hated the song, you knew all the words to it & it didn’t matter. You had no choice. What’s My Name? was out here & it was hot too. I Need A Doctor was REAL good but it was a love letter from Eminem thanking Dr. Dre for giving him the opportunity. Really didn’t do that much. All of the Lights is Kanye. Whose beating Kanye? (10 time Grammy Award winner)

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Best Rap Song

Kanye West: All of the Lights

Wiz Kahlifa: Black and Yellow

Dr. Dre: I Need A Doctor

Chris Brown: Look At Me Now

Jay-Z & Kanye West: Otis

Lupe Fiasco: The Show Goes On

Now this is unfair because Kanye has the best shot at winning this award. How are you nominated twice in the same category? Either way Kanye is winning this award & it will be for All of the Lights.

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Best Rap Album

Jay-Z & Kanye West: Watch The Throne

Lil’ Wayne: Tha Carter IV

Lupe Fiasco: Lasers

Nicki Minaj: Pink Friday

Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Again, unfairness ensues. Either Kanye or YMCMB’s going home with this Grammy. Lupe doesn’t have a chance in hell. But for Best Rap Album, it will go to Watch The Throne.

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Ok those are my picks on the awards that I care about. What yall really thought I was going to give my picks for Best Gospel Album? Really? You know how much work that is? not this time.

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Super Bowl Blog

It’s been 2 weeks since I last saw yall. For conference weekend, I was right on the money. 2 for 2 on yall for Championship Weekend. The Patriots went and beat the Ravens like I said. Billy Cundiff was so angry that when the camera tried to film him, he wouldn’t show his face. That was nothing less than pure hilarity. But the real game of the year up to that point was the NFC Championship game against the 49ers & Giants. That was game of the year. An amazing performance from both teams but the Giants literally willed themselves to the win. Eli threw the ball 50+ times but did not turn it over, even though he was DANGEROUSLY close of losing that NFC Championship game. Make no mistake, we will be seeing more of the 49ers in this decade.

NOW onto the most important game of the NFL season, ladies & gentlemen I will be giving my pick for the Super Bowl.

New York Giants def. New England Patriots Yes. It’s still New York vs. Massachusetts. Boston vs. NYC. I will forever hate Boston because I was raised a Yankee fan. I’m not a Giants fan but the momentum is SO great. The Giants will defeat the New England Patriots & here’s why. In Super Bowl XLII when the Giants saw the Patriots for the 1st time, The Patriots were head and shoulders better than any team alive. Brady was having a career year throwing 52 TDs. Randy Moss looked like he was playing for the Minnesota Vikings. Wes Welker became a premier receiver. They still had Asante Samuel & Rodney Harrison but that defense was VERY old. As for the Giants, Eli was a bit shaky but they had the same momentum with a worse team than they have now. Now granted, Plaxico Burress was destroying every corner in sight. Brandon Jacobs was running over every linebacker. That defense was NOT stellar in the least bit. But that was 2008.

4 years later, this is a whole different outlook. the Giants, ever since they beat the Cowboys the 1st time when JPP blocked that field goal, they’ve been ROLLING!!! Hakeem Nicks has been catching every ball in sight. Manningham stepped up. However Victor Cruz has yet to score this postseason but he had 10 receptions & 100+ yards on the 49ers last week. Teams do NOT want Victor Cruz salsa dancing on them in the playoffs. So for the most part, Victor Cruz has been neutralized. Eli has not made detrimental mistakes at all in the playoffs. Eli has been playing the best football in his life & I don’t think a lot of people expected this from him. I’m sort of shocked myself. Again the Giants are the underdog against the #1 seed New England Patriots. The Patriots have had a pretty easy playoff run if I say so myself. They had the bye week & those 2 games. they WALKED & stomped through Denver. they just got by on a Baltimore team where if Lee Evans would caught that TD pass, it would be an entirely different blog.

And let’s not forget, the Giants defeated the Patriots earlier this year with a 23-20 score. Last time they played a team that they met again in the playoffs was against San Francisco & the time before that was against Green Bay. If the Giants see a team 2wice, chances are, they’re gonna beat them the 2nd time. If they won the 1st time, they’re gonna be them worse that 2nd time. We all know Tom Brady is great but as great as he was before. This game will be very hyped but the Giants will win the Super Bowl AGAIN this year & Eli can officially be considered as an elite NFL quarterback.

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Championship Sunday Picks

Another great weekend of NFL playoff action this past weekend. Again, I was 2 for 4 this week as I was unsuccessful with the picks for the Houston/Baltimore game & the San Francisco/New Orleans game. But that New Orleans/San Francisco game was by far the best game in the entire playoffs & I saw that Jim Harbaugh is the most intense coach I have ever seen in my entire life. When the 49ers get on defense, he lines up on the sideline as if he’s a linebacker. Vernon Davis reminded the NFL that he is grossly underrated. All this talk about Gronkowski & Graham and the NFL completely forgot that Vernon Davis is probably the most athletically gifted TEs in the NFL & he’s SO damn quick. 7 receptions, 180 yds & 2 TDs; WOW is the only thing I can say to that. Davis literally broke down in tears when he caught that game winning TD pass.

As for the Houston/Baltimore game, Houston did not play as if they wanted to win & Baltimore came to class & didn’t do work. They were just there. Flacco didn’t amaze anyone but Yates played terribly. Houston could have actually won that game. Arian Foster showed once again why he isn’t a 1 trick pony. Foster is the truth.

The Giants, LIKE I SAID, were going to win in Lambeau. Aaron Rodgers got exposed last night. The Giants can’t lose in Green Bay. Green Bay’s receivers can’t catch & I renounce Jordy Nelson as my personal MVP.

And by God Tom Brady made everyone remember that he is STILL, forever & always will be Tom Brady by puttin 6 TDs on the scoreboard in Foxboro. Never again will you people deny or forget Tom Brady.

Now we get on to Championship Sunday where many times that the NFC & AFC Championship games are better than the Super Bowl. Now on with my picks. I hope to the Lord I get them right next week.

AFC Championship: New England Patriots def. Baltimore Ravens As I previously stated, Baltimore was like that kid in high school who took up a seat in class & did what they needed to do to pass the class. But on the other hand, the Patriots had to kill that Cinderella story going on with Denver. If you really thought Tebow was taking them to the Super Bowl, you’ve absolutely lost your mind. The Patriots made a BOLD statement on Sunday on a good defensive team. But now they face the 3rd best defense in the NFL in the regular season & postseason. When it comes to defensive ranks, it really is irrelevant when it comes to Tom Brady. at the end of the day, that’s Tom Brady. & Who on the Ravens can stop Gronkowski? Don’t worry I’ll wait. New England will be taking a trip back to familiar place on February 5th, the Super Bowl.

NFC Championship: New York Giants def. San Francisco 49ers This game is REALLY completely up in the air. Like REALLY up in the air. San Francisco played good defense against Brees. The only reason why Brees had 462 yards because he threw the ball 63 times. For ANY quarterback, that’s a lot. Now I am a believer in the 49ers but the problem is I am a stronger believer in the Giants (& I’m not a Giants fan) The Giants faced adversity throughout the whole 2nd half of the season. They got their confidence back when they played the Packers in the regular season and now their confidence is on an all-time high. They are the hottest team in the playoffs. For the Giants to win, the pressure will be on Eli because it is next to impossible to run the ball on the 49ers. They are #1 in rushing defense. They shut down the Saints run game. & these 49ers hit HARD! They cause turnovers. Ahmad Bradshaw has had a history of fumbling. The Giants also played San Francisco earlier in the year & Eli led the Giants downfield to the redzone but got stopped by a great defense (Justin Smith knocked down Manning’s pass) [just like he did to Drew Brees] Eli has gotten WAY better since their last meeting. This game is gonna be tighter than black leggings on a fat girl but the Giants SLIGHTLY edge out the 49ers.

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NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round Picks

If you recall last week, I got on here & I gave my picks for the awards winners & the winners of last weekend’s games. The awards will be found out on February 3 on NBC. As for this weekend’s games, I went 2 for 4. I’m disappointed in Cincinnati but I expected too much from them. They couldn’t stop Arian Foster who on 24 carries had 153 yds & a TD. And who in a million years would have thought Tim Tebow would come out slinging passes down the field much to the dismay of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Especially in overtime in what I’m gonna call “The Divine Reception”. My LORD!

but now this week is completely different. The big boys are coming out to play and they’ve had 1 week rest. So they’re just waiting on these 4 teams coming onto their turf. So on with the picks shall we?

New England Patriots def. Denver Broncos I am very impressed with Tebow and what he did to the Steelers even though Roethlisberger was beat up & Ryan Clark wasn’t playing because of his sickle cell. But honestly, no one in America would have thought that Tebow was gonna come out slinging passes down field like he did. Now New England has terrible defense but Tom Brady is leading the offense. I don’t care who you are, if you watch football and you know who Tom Brady is, YOU DO NOT EVER GO AGAINST HIM!!!! EVER!!! (unless it’s Eli). Also, Brady put an end to Tebow Time when they played each other earlier this year. all you have to do is score 30 points on Denver & New England did that before. They can do it again. But it won’t be as easy as last time. But New England wins in Foxborough.

New York Giants def. Green Bay Packers YES I’M SAYING IT!!!! On Facebook, I was spamming about Green Bay & how if the Giants see them, the Giants are going to beat them. They played in the regular season & they came 1 minute & a field goal close to making them imperfect (that glory belongs to Kansas City) The loss Green Bay gave the Giants are the reason why the Giants are hot right now. It gave them the swag they needed to finish the season as NFC East Champs. Last time they saw Green Bay in Lambeau, they won in one of the greatest games in recent NFL history & that was for the NFC Championship in 2008. The Giants are the super team killers. They make the super team the underdog when they come into town because Eli is absolutely flawless in the 4th quarter. This will be close just like their game earlier this season but the Giants edge out the Packers.

New Orleans Saints def. San Francisco 49ers There are 2 hot teams int he playoffs right now and they are both in the NFC, the Giants & the Saints. Drew Brees is leading THE MOST PROLIFIC offense in the NFL. I really don’t believe in my heart that San Francisco can stop Brees, as great as their defense is. Now many people are like, “Oh I don’t know, Brees isn’t playin in the dome, he’s 5-3 on the road & they don’t play the same…” 5-3 is still a winning record on the road. The only thing they have going against them is that New Orleans has to travel to the West coast. & it is rare that teams from the east win in the west so that’s something to look out for. But I am confident in New Orleans because they’ve done this before. People forgot they won the Super Bowl in 2009. Like that completely slipped EVERYONE’S mind. NEw Orleans wins a close one in San Fran.

Houston Texans def. Baltimore Ravens Again this is the hardest game to predict for next weekend. I really forgot about Arian Foster & how great he is. But Ray Rice has literally had to make up for Flacco’s lackluster performance this year. TJ Yates had a great game against a pretty good defense in the Bengals but the Bengals did not show up. Yates did what he had to do to win. His numbers were good. if Flacco shows up, (which I don’t think he will), then Houston’s got a problem. Flacco does win in the playoffs. This game really can go either way. But Houston has met adversity & I believe they can pull the upset out on Baltimore.


Ok those are my picks for this week. I’ll be back next week for my picks for Championship Sunday.

NFL Playoffs Blog & Award Predictions (Wild Card Weekend)

Once again is $Tha Congressman$ gracing his presence on Tumblr for the 1st time in 2012 here to give you guys some more heat. No I’m not coming at a specific group of people and no one has pissed me off (for once) but I’m here to give you guys my picks on the 1st round of the playoffs coming up next weekend. I’m also going to give my picks on who’s winning what award this year. So without further ado, let’s get this start shall we?

Rookie of the Year: Cam Newton. Cam Newton Pictures, Images and Photos

Hands down. Why? Oh he just only broke the single season record for rushing TDs at QB and broke Peyton Manning’s rookie passing yardage record. What Cam Newton has done this year is nothing less than extraordinary. After having a terrible showing in the Rookie Combine & coming into the NFL & putting up the numbers he did…absolutely amazing is what you can call it. He will be a great QB & will probably be the man to kill the stigma about black quarterbacks. and he will shortly make the Carolina Panthers a force in the NFL, they are only a few draft picks away from that.


Comeback Player of the Year: Matthew Stafford
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After suffering injuries in his 1st 2 years in the NFL & for him to actually come out int he 2011 season and put these elite numbers: (63.5% completion rate, 5038 passing yards [3rd in the NFL], 41 TDs (3rd in NFL) 16 INTs and a 97.2 QB rating) I believe there is NO doubt in anyone’s mind Stafford will be Comeback Player of the Year. If this is what Stafford can do when he isn’t injured, expect Detroit to become a legitimate force for the 2010s decade.


Defensive Player of the Year: Now this one is always difficult because I never get this right. But HOPEFULLY I get this right. *takes deep breath* ok, This year the Defensive Player of the Year will be Terrell Suggs.

Terrell Suggs Pictures, Images and Photos

Dark Sizzle with his great defensive efforts & always owning Ben Roethilisberger along with his numbers (14 sacks, 2 INTs, and 7 forced fumbles) & helping the Ravens for the 1st time in a season series sweep the defending AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers earning themselves a 1st round bye is nothing less than fantastic.

Offensive Player of the Year: Again this isn’t very easy because MANY players this year had an outstanding year offensively. But I believe the award this year will go to Rob Gronkowski.

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Gronkowski literally had a record setting year with 90 receptions, 1327 receiving yards (NFL record at TE) and 17 TDs (NFL record at TE). I know Tom Brady is his QB but still, that’s is pretty amazing for this to be ONLY his sophomore campaign in the NFL, even if he is playing with arguably the best QB of this generation.

Coach of the Year: Jim Harbaugh.

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No question about it. Harbaugh brought the San Francisco 49ers back from the dead. Now granted, San Francisco has had talent in that organization for a while with Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis, Patrick Willis, Carlos Rogers, Alex Smith etc. but when Harbaugh came in, he put it all together to have San Francisco have a 13-3 record and their first playoff berth in 10+ years. It would have been Mike McCarthy but Green Bay failed to go undefeated.

Most Valuable Player: Aaron Rodgers

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MY GOD Rodgers played QB like a man possessed. He made it look SO effortless. It took him a LONG time to become this good. NOW despite the little hiccup in Kansas City, Green Bay is 15-1. They have the best record in the NFL and Aaron Rodgers is a HUGE part of that success. Not to mention that he has, what many to believe, the best wide receiver corps in football. Especially with these numbers: 68.3% completion rate, 4643 passing yards, 45 TDs & 6 INTs 122.5 QB rating (1st in NFL) Rodgers numbers are stellar making him the 2011 MVP.


Now that I’m done with my picks for the awards at the end of year, now I can get to my picks for Wild Card Weekend.

New York Giants def. Atlanta Falcons The Giants are known to have 2nd half collapses, however this year they overcame adversity. The last 2 weeks of the season were 2 VERY crucial games that could have made or broken their season. They defeated the Jets & division rival Cowboys to win the NFC East. Atlanta has slacked in my opinion this year. Last year, they were the best team in the NFC with their 13-3 record. That offense has not missed a beat. Especially when they added their dynamic new rookie WR Julio Jones to the mix.

However, the Giants thrive on the fact that they are the underdog and that no one gives them a chance but I don’t see them as the underdog. The Giants secondary I believe can turn down that high powered passing attack of Roddy White, Julio Jones & the greatest TE in the NFL, Tony Gonzalez which will put the pressure on Michael Turner & the Giants linebackers. Also the Giants pass rush is OH so dangerous with Tuck, Umenyiora & Pierre-Paul & their ability to get to the QB, Giants win.


New Orleans Saints def. Detroit Lions First of all, a round of applause & a standing ovation should be given to both Matthew Stafford & Drew Brees and the things they done on the football field this year. And a special shout out for Detroit making it to the playoffs for the 1st time since 1999. Now this game is going to be a shootout. Much like the NFC playoff game 2 years ago with the Arizona Cardinals & the Green Bay Packers. Brees & Stafford threw for 5000+ yards & Brees owns the single season passing yards record. This game may come down to who gets the ball first.

However, the Saints defense is often overlooked & underrated. Vilma, Porter, Harper, Jenkins, are good. I also don’t believe Ndamukong Suh can control himself, as great as he is. Stupid penalties and Suh not being able to control himself will be the downfall of Detroit. And Drew Brees is completely in the zone. Saints win.


Pittsburgh Steelers def. Denver Broncos If you honestly believe that Tebow Time is actually gonna work on Pittsburgh, you really must be on the influence on some sort of illegal substance or huffing paint. Pittsburgh is SO established and Tebow is really not good at all. This is the game where Tim Tebow will be exposed because you really cannot run the ball on Pittsburgh. Tebow will try & run through James Harrison and I really do not want to see what happens when they collide. There absolutely NO way Denver is winning. If Tebow can pull out this victory, upset of the decade and we just started this decade. But other than that, Pittsburgh wins just to send a message to Baltimore (forget the fact they could easily be seeing New England the following week) They are focused on avenging their 2 losses in the season against Baltimore.

Cincinnati Bengals def. Houston Texans This prediction I had to take like 12 deep breaths for which is the reason why I posted this game last. This game can literally go either way but momentum is not on the side of Houston. This team is resilient and they were riddled with injuries this year. Andre Johnson was out for a while, Mario Williams & Matt Schaub were out for the whole year. The Bengals are like the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2010. A supremely young & talented team on the rise. The difference between the Thunder & the Bengals is that the Bengals can actually beat Houston.

Cincy has a extremely talented defense as well that I don’t think Yates is ready for. Even though the Bengals lost to Houston in the regular season, it was by 1 point. I believe Cincy have seen the errors of their ways and can advance to the next round. Dalton has a task on his hands though. But I see Cincinnati winning this by a small margin.


Ok finally I’m finished with my picks for this weekend’s games. I’m going to be on here next week with my Divisional Round picks.

FYI: just know I will be spamming this blog every chance I get.
Congressional Spoiler Insight: just know, if Aaron Rodgers wins the MVP, the Saints will win the Super Bowl this year. Keep this in mind because I said it 1st. & if I’m right, I want my props.