Well, the 2006 regular season has come to a close, and now it's time to see 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.
NFL MVP: LaDainian Tomlinson, RB Chargers
NFL Offensive Player of the Year: LaDainian Tomlinson, 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 Bengals' 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!