Sunday, February 6, 2011

Comeback Player of the Year?

I want to preface my thoughts with the following: I love to watch Michael Vick play football. I am not upset with him for his dog-fighting ring, it would be hypocritical of me to get upset over that and eat fast-food meat/poultry(ask Peta).

So, that being said, I don't understand how he could even be considered for comeback player of the year. What exactly did he come back from this year? Sitting on the bench? It seems to me that they're saying it's a comeback from being in prison. But wasn't his comeback last year? It Kolb hadn't gotten hurt till next year and Vick had this kind of season, would he still be eligible for the award? If Wes Welker has a huge season next year, will he be eligible for Comeback Player of the Year? I'm glad that Vick is the beast he's shown himself to be, but it makes no sense whatsoever to give him that award when his actual comeback season was spent sitting on the bench.

The real Comeback Player of the Year was E.J. Henderson of the Minnesota Vikings. Last season he gruesomely broke his leg (This video is very graphic. Watch at your own risk. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO_nSjF_Jl0) against the Arizona Cardinals, came back after 8 months of rehab and put up pro-bowl numbers (which he played in, btw). He was literally 8 months removed from arguably the most gruesome injury in Pro Football television history, when he began his Pro-Bowl campaign. Michael Vick came back week 3...of the 2009 season. That's a full season of eligibility, why was he even in the discussion in 2010/11?

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