June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized
NFC Offensive Player of the Year - Drew Brees- New Orleans
I have a feeling Brees has another crazy year and why not? He has done every season he has been with the Saints. A lot will depend if the Saints get the Jimmy Graham situation resolved before the season or this could change. Losing Darren Sproles hurts but the Saints moved to get Brandin Cooks and he should have an immediate impact on the Saints offense. Guys like Brees and Rodgers are always going to put up the numbers to be the best in the NFC so it makes him an obvious candidate. Plus, the Saints are always in the playoff mix as well.
Adrian Peterson- doesn’t he have to slow down at some point?
Aaron Rodgers- The 1A to Brees is 1 when it comes down to it.
LeSean McCoy- Sproles addition could hurt him stat wise but I doubt it. Expecting another big year.
Matthew Stafford - Wild card choice due to what he has around him now and what he has done at times with mainly just Megatron who is a candidate also.
NFC Defensive Player of the Year - Patrick Peterson- Arizona
I wavered between him and his number one rival Richard Sherman. Both should have a solid battle on and off the field in 2014. I just think like Sherman did last season, Peterson will erupt to new level this season. I see the Cardinals as a dark horse who could topple the Seahawks the Niners in the NFC West and that could be the difference that Peterson needs to take home the award.
Richard Sherman- Obvious candidate, love him or hate him he makes a difference.
Luke Kuechly/ Lavonte David- the two NFC South backers who I think will have a solid battle the next few seasons for who is the best in the division.
Aldon Smith- when he plays he is in the mix. Can he stay on the field? Huge question no one knows the answer to.
Jared Allen- longshot candidate who may have lost it, but maybe a new home in Chicago with a better team and Allen puts up huge sack numbers.
NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year - Eric Ebron- Detroit
Wide receiver will be the popular choice but I am going with Ebron who should put up numbers right away in Detroit. Rookie tight ends seem to be able to get into the offensive flow quicker than wide receivers and everyone has Ebron as a can’t miss guy.
Mike Evans- highest offensive rookie picked and should be a factor quickly in Tampa.
Brandin Cooks- talked about him earlier but may not see enough balls in NOLA.
Teddy Bridgewater- will have to win job from Matt Cassel but I expect that to be quick which could give him a chance.
Tre Mason- longer shot candidate that I think will have early impact with the Rams even though I still expect them to ride with Zac Stacy.
NFC Defensive Rookie of the Year - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix- Green Bay
He should get a chance to play quickly and I think he will have an impact like Eric Reid last season. I don’t see a lot of guys from the top of the draft that stands out in NFC so Ha Ha could take this award.
Aaron Donald- a high pick who will make a difference on what could be an impressive Rams line. Just don’t see many interior lineman win awards. No Outland in the NFL.
Kony Ealy- away from the Michael Sam hype now, if he can get the chances he should make a difference with the Panthers.
Kyle Van Noy- could the Lions sweep the rookie awards? Could Van Noy be this seasons Kiko Alonso?
Trent Murphy- Long shot because he plays behind two set starters but I think he gets a chance and maybe runs with it.