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The PFT Midseason Awards

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by msmith, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. msmith

    msmith BoltTalker

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    Here is the link.

    First, the offensive awards.

    Best offensive player: Tom Brady, Patriots.

    Best quarterback: Brady.

    Best running back: Adrian Peterson, Vikings.

    Best tight end: Dallas Clark, Colts.

    Best receiver: Randy Moss, Patriots.

    Best offensive line: The Patriots.

    Breakout player on offense: Braylon Edwards, Browns.

    Best offensive rookie: Adrian Peterson, Vikings.

    Offensive comeback player of the year: Moss.

    Most underrated player: David Diehl, Giants.

    Quarterback bust: Tarvaris Jackson, Vikings.

    Running back bust: Larry Johnson, Chiefs.

    Receiver bust: Chad Johnson, Bengals.

    Tight end bust: Alge Crumpler, Falcons.

    Offensive lineman bust: Winston Justice, Eagles.

    Now, for the defense.

    Best defensive player: Jared Allen, Chiefs.

    Best defensive lineman: Allen.

    Best linebacker: Mike Vrabel, Patriots.

    Best defensive back: Asante Samuel, Patriots.

    Breakout player on defense: Albert Haynesworth, Titans.

    Best defensive rookie: Patrick Willis, 49ers.

    Defensive comeback player of the year: Andre Carter, Redskins.

    Most underrated player: Aaron Kampman, Packers.

    Defensive line bust: Simeon Rice, Broncos.

    Linebacker bust: Joey Porter, Dolphins.

    Defensive back bust: Jason David, Saints.

    Now, the specials teams.

    Best punter: Andy Lee, 49ers.

    Best kicker: Rob Bironas, Titans.

    Best punt returner: Devin Hester, Bears.

    Best kick returner: Devin Hester, Bears.

    And the miscellaneous crap.

    Best coach: Mike Tomlin, Steelers.

    Worst coach: Scott Linehan, Rams.

    Best G.M.: Scott Pioli, Patriots.

    Worst G.M.: Rich McKay, Falcons.

    Best trade: Pats getting Randy Moss for a fourth-round draft pick.

    Worst trade: Falcons giving up Matt Schaub.

    Best free-agent acquisition: Jeff Garcia, Buccaneers.

    Worst free-agent acquisition: Joey Porter, Dolphins.

    Best veteran contract: Dwight Freeney, Colts.

    Worst veteran contract: Tony Romo, Cowboys.

    Best rookie contract: Darrelle Revis, Jets.

    Worst rookie contract: Gaines Adams, Buccaneers.
     
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  2. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    They missed the worst DC award.
     
  3. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Could we go from 13 Pro Bowlers to 0 in one season? :icon_eek: :icon_sad:
     
  4. KimPossible

    KimPossible BoltTalker

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    How quickly things change. :(
     
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  5. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    Which is exactly why things could get better real quickly, too.
    There is still hope! :yes: Although, seemingly very little. :icon_sad:
     
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  6. BOLTS4LIFE

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    We're ALL STILL hoping.
     
  7. Buttmunch

    Buttmunch Well-Known Member

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    San Diego Chargers (4-4)
    Right Answers: Even though the Chargers are 4-4, they are tied for first place in what has been a surprisingly mediocre AFC West this season. The running game was starting to come around until they ran into a stout Vikings run defense Sunday. But the run game is fixed -- it just ran into a buzz saw against Minnesota. The team added WR Chris Chambers, giving it a much-needed playmaker on the outside to bolster an inconsistent passing attack. As much as the Chargers have underachieved this season, they are still in the middle of the race for the division title.


    Wrong Answers: It all started when GM A.J. Smith and former coach Marty Schottenheimer decided they could not coexist within the organization. The end result was the team firing a coach who went 14-2 in 2006. This is essentially the same team as 2006, so the coaching staff has to take a lot of the heat for the poor start. At one time, it looked like Philip Rivers was going to ascend and become an elite QB, but he has been far from that this season. He is now clearly a QB that can't win games or put a team on his back by himself. Rivers needs a solid run game, so as LaDainian Tomlinson goes, so go the Chargers. That is not the way it was supposed to go this season.

    What's Next? The division is there for the taking, but the schedule is brutal. The Chargers have Indy at home Sunday night and then go to Jacksonville, so they could be staring 4-6 right in the face. They also have back-to-back trips in early December to Kansas City, where they notoriously struggle, and Tennessee, which is 6-2 right now. The Chargers need to get better play from the offensive line. If they can't keep LT on track, this team will miss the playoffs and San Diego Chargers (4-4)
    Right Answers: Even though the Chargers are 4-4, they are tied for first place in what has been a surprisingly mediocre AFC West this season. The running game was starting to come around until they ran into a stout Vikings run defense Sunday. But the run game is fixed -- it just ran into a buzz saw against Minnesota. The team added WR Chris Chambers, giving it a much-needed playmaker on the outside to bolster an inconsistent passing attack. As much as the Chargers have underachieved this season, they are still in the middle of the race for the division title.


    Wrong Answers: It all started when GM A.J. Smith and former coach Marty Schottenheimer decided they could not coexist within the organization. The end result was the team firing a coach who went 14-2 in 2006. This is essentially the same team as 2006, so the coaching staff has to take a lot of the heat for the poor start. At one time, it looked like Philip Rivers was going to ascend and become an elite QB, but he has been far from that this season. He is now clearly a QB that can't win games or put a team on his back by himself. Rivers needs a solid run game, so as LaDainian Tomlinson goes, so go the Chargers. That is not the way it was supposed to go this season.

    What's Next? The division is there for the taking, but the schedule is brutal. The Chargers have Indy at home Sunday night and then go to Jacksonville, so they could be staring 4-6 right in the face. They also have back-to-back trips in early December to Kansas City, where they notoriously struggle, and Tennessee, which is 6-2 right now. The Chargers need to get better play from the offensive line. If they can't keep LT on track, this team will miss the playoffs and would go down as one of the most disappointing teams of this decade.

    That last statement really made me pause for a minute. Who would have thought that this team, with all the young talent (especially at key positions) would tank so badly? I recall being pretty damn cocky when we signed all of our young guys to long term contracts thinking we'd get at least one SB if not two. :icon_sad:
     

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