You guys might remember we all of us here at SB Nation voted on our mid-season studs and duds. Well, we all got together again and chose our year end studs and duds as well. Below are the results of our voting. I was happy to see Drew get chosen as the best play on offense (barely). I look forward to hearing what you guys think. Where did we go wrong? What did we get right?
Best Player on Offense: Drew Brees, Saints (33.3%)
Best Player on Defense: James Harrison, Steelers (41.7%)
Best Rookie: Matt Ryan, Falcons (78%)
Best Coach: Tony Sporano, Dolphins (44%)
The Newly Studly
Was Once a Dud, Now a Stud: Chad Pennington, Dolphins (50%)
Mid-Season Worst Player: Braylon Edwards, Browns (40%)
Mid-Season Worst Rookie: Vernon Gholston, Jets (72%)
Some notables from the voting:
- Mike Smith, head coach for the Falcons, was one vote away from tying Tony Sparano for Stud Coach of the Year.
- Vikings RB Adrian Peterson and Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams tied for second behind Drew Brees for Stud Offensive player.
- Matt Ryan, who won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award unanimously, won our award with 18 votes. The second place candidate,Broncos LT Ryan Clady, received 2 votes.