Re: Manning or Brady as MVP Decided This Week?
posted at 12/15/2012 11:41 AM EST
In response to shenanigan's comment:
In response to UD6's comment:
In response to redsoxfan94's comment:
brady should get MVP.....peterson and manning should split comeback player of the year, just my opinion.
if we are talking about who is truly more valuable, its manning. He came in and completely changed the Broncos offense from an option run offense to a pro style pass offense. He had to learn all new receivers and running backs. He had to learn a new system and a new coaching staff. He had to learn a completely new environment. So he did all that while essentially changing the culture of a team and recovering from an injury no one was sure he would recover from.
When all is said and done, however, MVP usually becomes a stat driven award unless a player does something uniquely remarkable like Manning did in 09 when the team had 7 or 8 comeback wins enroute to an undefeated season until the players were rested.
I assume Brady will win it. He's be nothing short of spot on all year and the pats are the best team in the league.
Manning will win comeback player of the year over peterson because players have comeback from ACL's quickly before ala Welker. A lot of people, including experts, thought Manning might not ever come back.
He's running the same system he ran in Indy and he's running it on a team that made the playoffs with Tebow.
He's running a combination of the OC's offense and the indy offense. It is not entirely Indy's system, but Manning's fingerprints are all over it.
The broncos through 13 games this year have exceeded the team's wins, points, and yards from the prior year while gaining half as many yards on the ground.
Last year, while running a similar offense to Manning's this year with similar personnel but Kyle Orton under center, the Broncos went 1-4. It took a complete offensive style change to Tebow of ball control, running, and QB option running. The team's second leading rusher last year was the QB. This year, Peyton Manning has 6 yards rushing.
On the offensive side of the ball, what failed last year for the broncos is succeeding this year and what is succeeded last year is gone from the playbook.
Thanks for helping make my argument.