Over at SB Nation's general blog, we football writers have posted the results of the 2008 Regular Season Studs and Duds Awards. We did one for the Mid-Season about 8 weeks ago, and not one "stud" from the mid-point received a regular season award.
Oh, and when you see the results for MVP, you can only imagine my reaction. Let's just say I'm pretty pissed at some of my SB Nation colleagues. Here they are:
Below are the selections for the awards, voted on by our SB Nation football bloggers. The percentage of the vote they received is next to their name. We also added a new category (Was Once a Dud, Now a Stud) which works as our "Comeback Player of the Year" award. So, without further delay, here our SB Nation's 2008 NFL Regular Season Studs and Duds:
Best Player on Offense: Drew Brees, Saints (33.3%)
Best Player on Defense: James Harrison, Steelers (41.7%)
Best Rookie: Matt Ryan, Falcons (78%)
Best Coach: Tony Sporano, Dolphins (44%)
The Newly Studly
Was Once a Dud, Now a Stud: Chad Pennington, Dolphins (50%)
Mid-Season Worst Player: Braylon Edwards, Browns (40%)
Mid-Season Worst Rookie: Vernon Gholston, Jets (72%)
Some notables from the voting:
- Mike Smith, head coach for the Falcons, was one vote away from tying Tony Sparano for Stud Coach of the Year.
- Vikings RB Adrian Peterson and Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams tied for second behind Drew Brees for Stud Offensive player.
- Matt Ryan, who won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award unanimously, won our award with 18 votes. The second place candidate, Broncos LT Ryan Clady, received 2 votes.
Hope you enjoyed this year's Regular Season Studs and Duds. Please check out our NFL Scoreboard hub for news and articles on the playoff games!