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Who is NFL MVP right now?


By Reader Poll  |  November 17, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  | Category:  Michael Vick , Peyton Manning , Reader Poll , Tom Brady Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Imagine if biases were lifted against Vick like it was Ben, R. who raped two women, and of course it was treated like it never happened. We are getting a bit better, but still have a ways to go when it comes to forgiving only those if our "circle-of-influence."

Posted by: esmith4 | November 17, 2010 1:32 PM

Michael Vick is 27th in the league in passing yards, tied for 19th in TDs, and is 13th in pass completions. He's not even the MVP at his position. The guy has a couple standout games and he's leading the MVP talk?

Week 10 is hardly the time to bring up the MVP discussion, but whoever even mentions Vick's name as an MVP candidate can't be taken seriously and is probably a relatively new fan of the sport. Who else would watch one Monday Night Football game and base a season's worth of play on that?

He was going up amongst the leagues worst defense for crying out loud! Now let's sit back and watch Vick come back down to earth in the last seven games of the season. The way he scrambles he'll be lucky if he doesn't finish the season on the IR.

This type of hype and the ensuing debate lets us know who the brainless lemmings are amongst us football fans!

Posted by: asav78 | November 17, 2010 9:15 PM

ASAV78 Are you serious? Get over yourself and your Hangups nobody cares. 63% of readers agree with the MVP talk as well as many NFL prognosticators. Yors is just but one feeble, flimsy opinion. The man has no INTs, he doesn't make the schedule he just plays thorugh it. He made history last Monday night. Suck it up, he's not trying to sway you or people who think like you. This is Vick's time, just deal with it!.

Posted by: DCScribe1 | November 18, 2010 11:18 AM

ASAV98, you're biasing your statistics by using cumulative statistics -- Vick's statistics are naturally going to be skewed because of his injuries. What you need to be looking at is is overall value per play. To provide this, have a metric known as DVOA (which takes opponent adjustments into account, to address your other beef), and has Vick ranked as the #2 QB, right behind Brady (who's performance against the Steelers' D was underappreciated last week IMHO). By contrast, McNabb is predictably ranked 28th, just below Kerry Collins & just above Kitna. Eek.

And, for what it's worth, I think just past the halfway point is the perfect time to start MVP discussions brewing.

Posted by: DCexpatinMN | November 18, 2010 1:48 PM


How do you calculate QB ratings? I thought Vick had the highest...which is the given measurement of top QBs.

Posted by: jms3rd | November 18, 2010 4:28 PM

I have to go along with ASAV98 on this one. Vick has been fantastic when he's been on the field, but one major component of value is durability, and Vick has missed 15 quarters of play, out of the 36 his team has played. That's over 40% of the season.

Staying healthy from here on out will not be easy for Vick given his freewheeling style and some of the punishing defenses left on the schedule (Giants twice, Cowboys twice, Bears). However, the Eagles are 4-1 in the games he's played, so if he stays healthy, continues his strong play, and they continue to win, then he's got to be considered a contender for the award. However, as good as he has been, I have to think that the MOST valuable player is likely to be one who has played all 16 games, and not just 12.

Posted by: jksesq1 | November 19, 2010 4:15 PM

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