Feb 2, 2011
Welcome to another edition of the Fantasy Guru Daily. Media Day has come and gone meaning we are that much closer to Super Bowl XLV. Time to take a look at the news from around the league.
Brady named league’s top offensive player … For the second time since 2007, Patriot QB Tom Brady took home NFL Offensive Player of the Year honors with 21 of the 50 votes. Eagle QB Michael Vick finished second with 11 votes. Brady revealed to NFL Network that he recently had surgery on his right foot to fix the stress fracture he played with for quite some time. Considering he threw for 36 TDs to just 4 INTs, 3900 yards, and finished with a league-best passer rating of 111, you have to wonder if he could have been ever better if healthier. Texan RB Arian Foster, Charger QB Philip Rivers, Falcon WR Roddy White, Packer QB Aaron Rodgers, and Eagle WR DeSean Jackson also received votes. The Coach of the Year will be named later today.
No progress for McNabb, Redskins … Despite the writing being on the wall, Donovan McNabb said he has not heard from anyone with the Redskins regarding his status with the team and is going forward as a member of the team. McNabb wouldn’t directly say if he wanted to return to the team, but said he will be preparing to play if there is a season. Back in mid-November, the Redskins game McNabb a five-year contract extension that could be worth up to $78 million, although only a $3.5 million payment made in 2010 was guaranteed. The team could wait up until September 1st to cut McNabb without major financial repercussions.
Ochocinco speaks a variety of topics … While at Media Day, Bengal WR Chad Ochocinco said he will “continue to embrace” being part of the Bengals and said he’ll be part of the team until they tell him otherwise. He was surprised at the firing of OC Bob Bratkowski and believed it had something to due with QB Carson Palmer’s trade demand. Ochocinco also touched on the comments made be HC Marvin Lewis, who called Ochocinco “Mopey.” The veteran receiver felt Lewis should have his back because of the eight years they spent together, but added “Marvin Lewis will always be loved by me.”
o Packer HC Mike McCarthy announced that the team would practice at Highland Park High School for the rest of the week because of weather conditions in the area, which have dipped into the low 20s with snow expected later in the week.
o Former Seahawk and Falcon HC Jim Mora said he was interested in the head coaching vacancy in Tennessee. On Monday Titan OL coach Mike Munchak interviewed for the job and OC Mike Heimerdinger spoke with the team about the position on Tuesday.
o The Eagles spoke to Viking DB coach Joe Woods on Tuesday about their defensive coordinator position. Philadelphia fired DC Sean McDermott after two years on the job.