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    Tom Brady unanimous as NFL MVP

    I scanned the board and did not see this yet.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nfl...ory?id=6095673

    DALLAS -- Here's a Brady Bunch for NFL fans: Tom Brady got all 50 votes for MVP.


    Reiss: MVP Bittersweet for Brady
    Tom Brady became the first player to be voted unanimously as NFL MVP, but that wasn't the hardware he was hoping for, ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss writes. Blog

    The New England Patriots quarterback on Sunday became the first unanimous choice for The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award since the AP began using a nationwide panel of media members who cover the league.

    He surpassed himself, too: In 2007, when Brady won his first MVP, he got 49 votes; one voter went for Brett Favre.

    "It is always flattering to be chosen for such a prestigious award," Brady said. "But I also look at it as a team award, as nothing in football gets accomplished without the mental toughness and determination of every player and coach associated with that team.

    "I am very humbled to be a part of an organization where winning comes first, and our goals are based around the success of the team."

    Those successes, including three Super Bowl titles in the last 10 years, are in great part due to Brady's excellence.

    Although he didn't set nearly as many passing marks as in '07, Brady by far was the league's top performer in leading New England to a 14-2 record, best in the NFL. He had a record streak of 355 throws without being intercepted, and passed for 36 touchdowns with only four picks.


    Associated Press NFL Awards


    MVP: Tom Brady

    Defensive Player of the Year: Troy Polamalu

    Offensive Player of the Year: Tom Brady

    Coach of the Year: Bill Belichick

    Comeback Player of the Year: Michael Vick

    Offensive Rookie of the Year: Sam Bradford

    Defensive Rookie of the Year: Ndamukong Suh

    AP All-Pro Team: Brady unanimous

    Not that the 33-year-old Brady would compare this season's Patriots to any others.

    "Every team every year is different," he said, "and over the course of 100 practices and many games a team establishes its identity. Players change, schemes change, opponents change, which is why the game is so exciting year in and year out.

    "The fact that 32 teams start out each year with the same goal is why the popularity of the sport is at an all-time high. The great part about our sport is that nothing comes easy, and wherever you stand at the end of the year is the exact place that you deserve to be."

    Individually, Brady stands above all others. The only Patriot to win the award, he and Peyton Manning, his rival for the NFL's best quarterback, have split the last four MVPs.

    Brady followed his previous MVP trophy with a lost season, tearing left knee ligaments in the first half of the 2008 opener. His return in 2009 was solid, although hand and rib injuries slowed him.

    This year, even with a sore right foot that required postseason surgery, Brady was simply dynamic. He twice threw for four touchdowns in a game and four times had three. Twelve times, he had a passer rating of at least 100.

    And he guided a young team in transition to 14 victories.

    "Brady is so special because he's such a great leader and all the players can relate to him," team owner Robert Kraft said. "These kids [rookies] who come in live in awe of him, but the nice thing is he treats them well.


    Down Pat
    Tom Brady had 36 passing TDs and four INTs this season. That's the highest ratio (9.0) in NFL history -- surpassing his own record from 2007.

    Highest TD:INT Ratio in Season
    Min. 20 TDs, NFL History
    Player Ratio TD-Int Season
    Tom Brady 9.0 36-4 2010
    Tom Brady 6.3 50-8 2007
    Steve DeBerg 5.8 23-4 1990
    Peyton Manning 4.9 49-10 2004
    Brett Favre 4.7 33-7 2009
    Blog: AFC East | Pats blog | Stats & Info

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    "He works very hard, he studies very hard," Kraft added. "Being a great quarterback isn't just being very skilled. It's being able to process information quickly, to make the adjustments, and I think he's fabulous at that."

    As fabulous as he might have been, Brady, not surprisingly, has some regrets about 2010.

    "When the season is over, 31 teams are disappointed about the outcome," he said. "There is only one champion, and nobody plays this game for second place. The desire and hunger is about winning, which to me never gets old. The motivation to get up and work every day for that goal is something that challenges us all.

    "Our team has very high expectations, and our team will come back this year with the same purpose," he said. "Whether or not that leads to a championship season will be determined by the commitment each player makes to do their job as best as they possibly can."

    The way Brady does.

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    Its a regular season award, so I dont care

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckesg1 View Post
    Its a regular season award, so I dont care
    Then why bother to post i nthe thread? It is a very signficant award to win. Especially with all the votes.

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    What an a$$hole:

    "It is always flattering to be chosen for such a prestigious award," Brady said. "But I also look at it as a team award, as nothing in football gets accomplished without the mental toughness and determination of every player and coach associated with that team."

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    Quote Originally Posted by GronkWelkhead View Post
    What an a$$hole:
    HE can put it with all the playoff trophies earned after 2007

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    Not a terrific surprise, no one saw the Pats as a 14-2 team going into this season and his performance was a huge part of their success.

    Mike Vick as the comeback player though....coming back... from prison?

    Really?

    Cheapens that award, imho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Not a terrific surprise, no one saw the Pats as a 14-2 team going into this season and his performance was a huge part of their success.

    Mike Vick as the comeback player though....coming back... from prison?

    Really?

    Cheapens that award, imho.

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    Couldn't agree more on Vick. I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Not a terrific surprise, no one saw the Pats as a 14-2 team going into this season and his performance was a huge part of their success.

    Mike Vick as the comeback player though....coming back... from prison?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Not a terrific surprise, no one saw the Pats as a 14-2 team going into this season and his performance was a huge part of their success.

    Mike Vick as the comeback player though....coming back... from prison?


    Really?

    Cheapens that award, imho.

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    Well you have to come back from somewhere and Chaddy cakes owns the come back franchise on shoulders..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post
    Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree
    lol..not many will get that.

    Showing your age!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    lol..not many will get that.

    Showing your age!

    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage69 View Post
    Well you have to come back from somewhere and Chaddy cakes owns the come back franchise on shoulders..
    Does it count.... when you come back for only one play?







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    He deserved it...Hmmm are all you people who said in post after post that Chad was way better then Brady....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Brown View Post
    He deserved it...Hmmm where are you people who said in post after post that Chad was way better then Brady....
    Their busy posting Cumar was better then Faulk..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GronkWelkhead View Post
    What an a$$hole:
    I'LL 2nd. THAT!
    yeah, what Cro said...

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