It is fashionable for many scribes to award mid-season awards such as Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved, etc. Here are a few of our unconventional awards that you might not see elsewhere.
For Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy the messages sent to his players this week was simple and straight-forward. First ‘I don’t want to hear anything about the bye week’, and secondly ‘if you are healthy you play’ regardless of when the bye week happens to fall.
What may be surprising to some is that the St. Louis Rams defense is statistically ranked only in the middle of all NFL defenses in total yardage allowed at 356.5 YPG. It is also vulnerable to the run and if the Packers can exploit it, they stand a good chance of winning this week's game at Lambeau Field.
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."