Tom Brady Begrudgingly Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Month
Remember how the NFL had a conspiracy against Patriots QB Tom Brady? Well, if that's true, he must have been named AFC Offensive Player of the Month by the NFLPA. Or Donald Trump. Or the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Tom Brady has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month, ending the conspiracy theory the NFL is trying to shut him out of awards.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) October 1, 2015
Look, with 1,112 passing yards and 9 TDs against 0 interceptions, it was pretty hard for the NFL to pick anyone else. But remember, Brady wasn't even supposed to play this month because the NFL had determined he had cheated. Then a federal judge who went to bed every night praying that the two sides would settle, threw the case out because of lack of fair due process (read: he punted by decided on the procedural matter while avoiding the substantive one) when they didn't.
Looks like Brady is going to run through the afc AGAIN
— Drew (@Drewski_2018) September 22, 2015
Just like any sports league the NFL is about results. Guys like baseball's Barry Bonds and his large head were allowed to play because they put fans in the seats. And with the Pats 3-0, even with the NFL appealing the court's decision, Brady will likely be behind center all season long. If I were a betting man, I'd put money on him being season MVP.
Although Brady wouldn't have to attend court arguments, imagine him going from court to Super Bowl, winning SB MVP & shaking Goodell's hand?
— Michael McCann (@McCannSportsLaw) September 29, 2015
So just so we're clear, a guy who was accused of cheating, who hasn't been cleared of the alleged cheating, and may still have to answer for alleged cheating, has been named its best player for the period he was scheduled to miss for suspension. While you're thinking about that, turn on the Thursday night game, and see Michael Vick filling in for the injured Ben Roethlisberger tonight.
Last year, Michael Vick ranked last in Total QBR, completion percentage and yards per attempt (5.0)
— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) October 1, 2015
The NFL has to ask itself when it lost control of its own league (Willful blindness to Ray Rice and rampant concussions is the first thought that comes to mind) and what it's going to do to get it back.
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David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated and is one for SportsGrid.
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