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    Ladanian Tomlinson is the NFL MVP.

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    Most anti climactic MVP award ever?

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    And apparently 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the population.
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    And apparently 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the population.

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    Didn't our boy Manning throw for as many TD's as LT ran/caught for this season? I know LT threw for 2 also, so he was involved in 33 and Manning only threw for 31....of course he also rushed for 4, so that puts him at 35.

    Didn't Manning break or set a couple different NFL records this season?

    Why on earth did LT win this award and not Manning, let alone in a landslide? I guess since it is the most VALUABLE player award, maybe the rationale was that LT meant more to the Chargers than PM meant to the Colts, but I can't see that being much of a reality. Hard to have a very good season if Jim Sorgi (or anyone else for that matter, no offense intended, Jim) was the Colts QB.

    Manning led the league in TD's thrown and QB rating. He was second in the league in yards passing by 21 yards, but threw 5 more TD's and 2 less INT's than Brees with 3 more pass attempts. His two top receivers finished 2-3 in the league in yards also, and all that with a rookie and a journeyman sharing the running duties and having one of the worst defenses in the league.....

    Just because he has already won the award twice doesn't mean he didn't deserve the award again.

    Sorry LT, PEYTON MANNING IS MY MVP. He's only made the Pro Bowl every year of his career except when he was a rookie....Call me crazy....



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    Didn't our boy Manning throw for as many TD's as LT ran/caught for this season? I know LT threw for 2 also, so he was involved in 33 and Manning only threw for 31....of course he also rushed for 4, so that puts him at 35.

    Didn't Manning break or set a couple different NFL records this season?

    Why on earth did LT win this award and not Manning, let alone in a landslide? I guess since it is the most VALUABLE player award, maybe the rationale was that LT meant more to the Chargers than PM meant to the Colts, but I can't see that being much of a reality. Hard to have a very good season if Jim Sorgi (or anyone else for that matter, no offense intended, Jim) was the Colts QB.

    Manning led the league in TD's thrown and QB rating. He was second in the league in yards passing by 21 yards, but threw 5 more TD's and 2 less INT's than Brees with 3 more pass attempts. His two top receivers finished 2-3 in the league in yards also, and all that with a rookie and a journeyman sharing the running duties and having one of the worst defenses in the league.....

    Just because he has already won the award twice doesn't mean he didn't deserve the award again.

    Sorry LT, PEYTON MANNING IS MY MVP. He's only made the Pro Bowl every year of his career except when he was a rookie....Call me crazy....
    LT broke records this season too. Mosts TDs in a year, didn't just break it, but shattered it IMO. LT was the most dominant player in the league this year. Peyton's year while very good, was really nothing more than just another year for him.

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    LT broke records this season too. Mosts TDs in a year, didn't just break it, but shattered it IMO. LT was the most dominant player in the league this year. Peyton's year while very good, was really nothing more than just another year for him.
    I knew and understand that LT broke the touchdowns record, but it was a record that Shaun Alexander set LAST SEASON. Don't think he shattered it either. The award isn't for the most dominant player, it is for being the most VALUABLE player. Just because a year that Manning throws for over 4,000 yards and 31 TD's, runs for 4 more TD's and has a 102 passer rating is "just another year" for him means nothing. It is still an MVP year.

    I can at least relate to Since86's opinion about Drew Brees. When you talk about VALUE to a team, he makes a good point about where the Saints would be without him. San Diego would still be a damn good team without LT, and they could've had a couple different backs tandem to get the same or at least close to what LT gained. To me, that is a wash. Kinda like letting Edge go and then having Rhodes/Addai cover the void.

    I like LT. Don't get me wrong at all. He is close to the most dominant back I've ever seen play. He just isn't an MVP. Especially not this season, records broken or not. Brees meant more to the Saints and Manning meant more to the Colts.

    I think that giving the award to someone else because they didn't want to give it to Manning again for a 'ho-hum' ProBowl season, and they didn't want to give it to Brees for the deserving reasons that Since86 listed, it loses meaning for the award. If I was Manning or Brees, I would want to win the award less for how it is being dished out.



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    I don't have a problem with LT winning, but I don't think he should have. It's not an award that goes to the best player, or MJ would have won it every year. It's about who means the most to their respected team, and to me that's Drew Brees.

    The Saints wouldn't be anywhere without him, even if they still had Reggie. He was a lift not to just some random team, but for a team that had the weight of a whole city on it's backs, and he gave them a season to remember.

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    This year, the Steelers held him to 70 total yards, including 19 on one pass play.

    Last year, the Steelers held him to 130 total yards, including 41 on one pass play.

    He's obviously very, very, very good against the other 30 teams, but he hasn't looked like an MVP candidate when I've seen him.
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    LT= maybe Most Outstanding Player 2006
    Manning = Defintely Most Valuable Player 2006



    Polian through out a stat this morning on Mike and Mike.

    The Colts this year average 3 less posessions per game then the League Average. And yet Manning was still able to put up the numbers he did.

    I think there is a bias at times against Manning, like heywoode said, in not wanting to give Manning the MVP award again.

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    LT= maybe Most Outstanding Player 2006
    Manning = Defintely Most Valuable Player 2006



    Polian through out a stat this morning on Mike and Mike.

    The Colts this year average 3 less posessions per game then the League Average. And yet Manning was still able to put up the numbers he did.

    I think there is a bias at times against Manning, like heywoode said, in not wanting to give Manning the MVP award again.


    Manning should win the MVP every season that the defence is terrible and yet the colts are around 12-4. LT was better this season, but Peyton is more valuable to the Colts than LT is to the Chargers.

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