Well, the 2006 regular season has come to a close, and now it's time to time the best and worst of 2006. We did something similar at the mid-way point of the season. My how things change from Week 8 to Week 17. SB Nation pooled its NFL writers for their opinions. Here are the results of the polling, with some opinions attached. Enjoy.
And oh yes, an Eagle made the list....
NFL MVP: LaDanian Tomlison, RB Chargers
NFL Offensive Player of the Year: LaDanian Tomlison, RB Chargers
NFL Defensive Player of the Year: Brian Dawkins, S Eagles
NFL Coach of the Year: Sean Payton, Saints
From Gonzo at Daily Norseman:
NFL Rookie of the Year: Vince Young, QB Titans
Worst Player: Ben Roethlisberger, QB Steelers
Worst Coach: Art Shell, Raiders
Worst Rookie: Bobby Carpenter, LB Cowboys
So, there you have it: the studs and duds for 2006. Thanks to all the writers from SB Nation's NFL crew. This was a wonderful season with several great moments. And now, for the funny quotes:
BigBlueShoe on Defensive Player of the Year:
Kirkendall on Worst Player (he picked the his Benglas' Chris Henry):
Dave the Falconer on Worst Rookie:
And finally, as always, we end with Gonzo because... well, the dude is very funny when he is mad:
Thanks to all for a great regular season, and we look forward to the playoffs!