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If we make the Playoffs...

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by TheBeast, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. TheBeast

    TheBeast BoltTalker

    Dec 17, 2007
    Do you think he'll win the MVP? This would be awesome. If he reaches 35 tds and 4000 yards I think it's with in reach.

  2. maestro876

    maestro876 BoltTalker

    Sep 5, 2007
    Before I would have though Kurt Warner had the inside track, but he's struggled a lot as of late.

    It will be hard to beat out the Peyton Manning lovers.
  3. BoltzRule

    BoltzRule Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    I think Peyton will get it, even if the Chargers make the playoffs he'll get overlooked because when it comes down to it the media would rather give it to Peyton.
  4. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

    Nov 11, 2007
    I think PR could get it, but only if we run the table and bring home the Lombardi. Otherwise, he doesn't have the support of enough influential people. I love PR, but I just don't see it happening, especially b/c of the key turnovers he's had in critical moments. Those will count against him more than the W/L record.

    Right now, I'd say it'd be Peyton or maybe even Michael Turner [<3 him! so proud!] as a dark horse... Who deserves it? Honestly, I think Polumanu, Haynesworth, Ware - these are three defensive players who are totally underrated in MVP chatter. I mean, Ware has 20 sacks! Polumanu is a game changer, that fingertip catch in the Bolts game was nothing short of amazing. Haynesworth, well I put him and Jamal on the same level - they are incredible at what they do and for the Titans the combo of he and VandenBosch is tough to beat.

    It's so easy to give it to an offensive player b/c they get to shine a little more - especially a QB, RB or WR - essentially they get the most "glory" in the media so they are top of mind.
  5. reef shark

    reef shark BoltTalker

    Sep 22, 2006

    i was thinking along the same lines. just checked a list of all the league mvps since 1957. luckily i dont work mondays. it seems that a league mvp has made the probowl every year since then. even a kicker in '82.

    as a team, san diego would be the second team in the modern era to win a division at 8-8.

    the browns won the afc central in 1985 with an 8-8 record; and the saints ('90), jets ('91), lions ('99), cowboys ('99), vikings ('04), and rams ('04) made the wild cards with 8-8 records. too bad cleveland lost to miami in the divisionals (under marty..)

    i may have to edit this bbl
  6. pure-sol

    pure-sol Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2008
    Sadly, defensive players don't win MVP, other than the greats like Alan Page and Lawrence Taylor. It's almost always RB's or QB's since they score the points.

    If there was justice in the world, Rivers would win the MVP. He's had a season nothing short of phenomenal, turnovers notwithstanding. Unfortunately, we're in a fairly small market and the media takes a huge disliking to Rivers. I guess the media has forgotten what it's like to play with passion and fire.

    I will say this though, it was refreshing to hear Boomer Esiason say that the possible (now true) outcome of the Chargers playing the Broncos for the division in the last game of the season would be "poetic justice". Absolutely true, but it was surprising hearing him say it. :tup:

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