It should have been more competitive a field for MVP, with Troy Polamalu, Ray Lewis, Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers and others in the field.
Which makes me scratch my head even more at the Brady love-a-thon. Why not spread the wealth a little? Since 2007, it seems as if Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have been co-caretakers of the MVP award ("12 months on your mantle, then 12 on mine. Deal?").
Yes, I get a vote for the NFL's most prestigious individual award, and while there are two games left in the regular season and I know that Tom Brady is playing lights-out for New England, Vick is as deserving, if not more so, particularly after he led the Eagles back from the dead against the New York Giants on Sunday.
Glad that Ashley showed Vick some love, but her "Vick is deserving" comment kinda left her a way out just in case he didn't close the deal - and the way the season ended for him shows that he didn't close the deal. And given Vick's recent history, I doubt that Ashley wanted to be the lone voice in his corner. I didn't expect a total Vick MVP voting freeze-out, but I figured the only way he would actually win MVP outright would be if he had an undeniably better season than everyone else. Strong enough to bring even the most strident dog lover to his side of the table. But as long as Brady et al were in his MVP orbit, Vick was destined to be sent to the back of the bus to continue paying for his sins.
Edited by Double Down, Feb 17, 2011 @ 9:48 AM.