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B. Sanders Named Defensive Player of Year

Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders was named the NFL's defensive player of the year today by the Associated Press. Sanders stayed healthy and in the lineup and was the key difference-maker as the Colts ranked third in the league in total defense and first in scoring defense. The unit...

 

By Mark Maske | January 7, 2008; 04:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Brady Named MVP By Associated Press

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was chosen the NFL most valuable player by the Associated Press. He received 49 of 50 votes in balloting by media members. Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre received the other vote. Brady threw 50 touchdown passes, an NFL single-season record, and had...

 

By Mark Maske | January 5, 2008; 09:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

P. Willis Named AP Defensive Rookie of Year

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis was named the NFL defensive rookie of the year by the Associated Press after leading the league in tackles and being selected to the NFC Pro Bowl team. Willis received 48 of 50 votes in balloting by media members. Carolina Panthers linebacker Jonathan...

 

By Mark Maske | January 4, 2008; 01:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Belichick Voted AP Coach of Year

Bill Belichick indeed was named the NFL coach of the year by the AP. He received 29 of 50 votes in balloting by media members. The Green Bay Packers' Mike McCarthy finished second with 15 votes. The Dallas Cowboys' Wade Phillips and the Jacksonville Jaguars' Jack Del Rio received...

 

By Mark Maske | January 3, 2008; 02:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Belichick Reportedly to Prevail in AP Coach of Year Balloting

The Boston Herald polled 41 of the 50 media members with votes for the Associated Press's NFL coach of the year award and reported that the New England Patriots' perfect regular season will earn Bill Belichick the honor. The Herald reported that 25 of the 41 said they voted...

 

By Mark Maske | January 3, 2008; 01:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

A. Peterson Is Runaway Choice as AP Offensive Rookie of Year

Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson was the overwhelming choice as the Associated Press's NFL offensive rookie of the year. Peterson finished second in the league in rushing, behind only San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson, with 1,341 yards despite missing two games because of a knee injury. He set a single-game...

 

By Mark Maske | January 2, 2008; 12:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Tomlinson, Bailey, J. Taylor Unanimous on AP All-Pro Team

San Diego Chargers tailback LaDainian Tomlinson, Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey and Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor were unanimous selections on the Associated Press all-pro team announced today. Tomlinson was joined by four Chargers teammates--tight end Antonio Gates, fullback Lorenzo Neal, linebacker Shawne Merriman and defensive tackle Jamal...

 

By Mark Maske | January 8, 2007; 07:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

S. Payton Named Coach of Year by AP

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton was named the NFL's coach of the year today by the Associated Press. Payton, as a rookie head coach, inherited a Saints team that went 3-13 under predecessor Jim Haslett last season after being displaced from New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, and went...

 

By Mark Maske | January 6, 2007; 03:03 PM ET | Comments (12)

Tomlinson Also Named Offensive Player of Year

The Associated Press named San Diego Chargers tailback LaDainian Tomlinson the NFL's offensive player of the year, a day after naming him the league's most valuable player. New Orleans Saint quarterback Drew Brees finished second and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning finished third, just as they did in the...

 

By Mark Maske | January 5, 2007; 02:24 PM ET | Comments (7)

J. Taylor Named Defensive Player of Year by AP

Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor was named the NFL's defensive player of the year by the Associated Press. Taylor played for a team that went 6-10 but had 13-1/2 sacks, forced 10 fumbles and returned two interceptions for touchdowns. A panel of 50 media members gave 22 votes...

 

By Mark Maske | January 5, 2007; 12:57 PM ET | Comments (4)

LT Named MVP

San Diego Chargers tailback LaDainian Tomlinson was named the NFL's most valuable player today by the Associated Press. Tomlinson ran for a league-leading 1,815 yards scored an NFL-record 31 touchdowns, 28 of them on rushing attempts, to lead the Chargers to a record of 14-2 and the top seed...

 

By Mark Maske | January 4, 2007; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (1)

C. Pennington Named AP's Comeback Player of Year

New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington was named the NFL's comeback player of the year by the Associated Press. Pennington returned from two shoulder surgeries for a torn rotator cuff to lead the Jets to the playoffs....

 

By Mark Maske | January 4, 2007; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (3)

V. Young Named Offensive Rookie of Year by AP

Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young was named the NFL's offensive rookie of the year by the Associated Press. New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston and Jacksonville Jaguars tailback Maurice Jones-Drew finished tied for second in the voting, ahead of San Diego Chargers offensive tackle Marcus McNeill and Saints...

 

By Mark Maske | January 3, 2007; 03:40 PM ET | Comments (1)

Texans' Ryans Named AP's Defensive Rookie of Year

Houston Texans linebacker DeMeco Ryans was named the NFL's defensive rookie of the year by the Associated Press. Ryans was the first player selected in the second round of the NFL draft in April....

 

By Mark Maske | January 3, 2007; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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