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Pro bowl and Season ending Awards predictions


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We didn't have any pro bowlers last year. That changes this year, and here are my pro bowl contenders plus a couple year end award contenders. I'm not particularly saying all of these guys will make it, but they'll contend: Offense- Matt Ryan, Roddy White, Michael Turner, Tony Gonzales. Gonzales will contend as a starter. Defense- John Abraham(I believe he'll be back in form), Spoon, Lofton, and D. Robinson. I'm predicting Spoon will explode onto the scene and be big for us. Potential surprise contenders: Bierman, Grimes, and if he's back in form, H. Douglas as a return specialist. Spoon will contend for rookie of the year. I'd love to see Turner contend for the rushing title again, but with the emergence of Snelling, a hopefully healthy Norwood, and Ryan probably passing more, I'm not sure how many carries he'll get. I know he won't get as many as he did his 1st season here. Robinson also will be our new W.Dunn and contend for the W.Payton award for his Dunta Robinson Foundation. Who are your pro bowl and year end award contenders?

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Roddy White went to the probowl, after a couple of people turned it down.

HD will not be a returner, I believe. I think he's going to be just a WR. Franks is going to be returning, I'm guessing.

Oh, yeah! :rolleyes: I completely forgot about Franks, and if Weems makes the team, we probably won't need HD doing returns, although he's very good at it. I also forgot about White, probably because of the late alternate selection. I didn't watch it this past season.

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Wow, you basically put all of our starters at the skill positions. I can't see most of the people on your list. This is how I put them.

Best chance to make it

Offense: Tony Gonzales, Roddy White, Michael Turner

Defense: Curtis Lofton, John Abraham, Dunta Robinson

Outside shots

Offense: Matt Ryan - He has a shot to be great and I wouldn't be surprised if he does make it. But the NFC has too many popular QB's with Brees, Rodgers, Romo, Manning, McNabb, and Favre to give him anything but an outside shot at making it.

Defense: Weatherspoon, DeCoud

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Robinson has 0% chance of going to the probowl. Look at it like this, personally I think he's way overpaid and won't make his entire contract in Atlanta before they part ways. BUT, if he does surprise he won't get enough recognition during one season in Atlanta.

Last season, the Saints were the best team in the NFL. Jabari Greer was a top 5 corner, he was 4th in completion percentage, 5th in yards per, only allowed 1 TD (which is up for debate whether yall like it or not), and was 6th in QB rating. He was shutdown, yet still didn't make the Pro Bowl. Not even as an alternate.

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Since the Falcons are always overlooked might as well narrow it down to one player. Roddy is the obvious choice but I'm going with Sugar Nips. Dunta will lock down his side of the field and Nips will get even more chances to get INTs this year. Nips is the Fn man!!

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Last season, the Saints were the best team in the NFL.

Now let's not get carried away. The aints were given a superbowl, but they were not close to the best team in the NFL, being polite, they were probably the 3rd best team in the NFC.

Anyway, probowl = popularity contest. Greer didn't have the name recognition to make the pro bowl. We all know players with the best years do not always go to the pro bowl. You mentioned Greer didn't make it and probably should have, but you didn't mention that Vilma did make it based on popularity & New Orleans' season, but didn't deserve it.

Vilma:

9th most tackles for a NFC MLB

4 way tie for most INTs by a NFC MLB (other 3 all had more tackles than Vilma)

0 Forced Fumbles (all 8 other NFC MLB's with more tackles had at least 1)

So I think Vilma's selection would make up for Greer's oversight (if it was an oversight).

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...And Awards?

  • MVP Hopeful? Turner would have to blow the lid off again like he did in 2008, but he's the most dominant QB/HB we have.
  • Offensive Player of Year? Turner Again.
  • Defensive Player of Year? It would have to come from Lofton, and he'd have to find the quarterback.
  • Offensive Rookie of Year? Ha. Meier???
  • Defensive Rookie of Year? Obviously Sean Weatherspoon is the only one who could garner this award.

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Dallas was better.

Minnesota was also the better team.

Oh please... Well they should've proved it. By that same argument.. WE were the best team in the NFL, we just didn't make the playoffs, win the Superbowl, and show everyone.. Give the Saints their due.. As much as it sucks.. They won the Lombardi fair and square..

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Oh please... Well they should've proved it. By that same argument.. WE were the best team in the NFL, we just didn't make the playoffs, win the Superbowl, and show everyone.. Give the Saints their due.. As much as it sucks.. They won the Lombardi fair and square..

I'm not taking it that far, just saying the team that beat the aints and the team that would have beat the aints if that was the only team they were playing in the NFC Championship game (an not the team of refs as well). I also still believe that Manning threw the superbowl.

Give 'em their due? No thanks

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