Re: Jason Taylor wins defensive player of the year!
Bias anybody? At the very least you could've mentioned who won MVP and Rookie of the Year and everything else too, Josh, heh.
LaDainian Tomlinson, the Chargers' super running back (and the real "Eyeshield 21") won MVP, which was a no-brainer. Any running back who breaks the record for most scores in a year should always win MVP, imo. Nothing more important than the running game in football.
And the Titans' quarterback Vince Young wins Rookie of the Year much to my delight. He totally deserves it though, he's the only rookie quarterback to run over 500 yards and throw for over 1,000 yards in the same year but not only that, he willed the Titans to an even record, 8-8. He lost his magic against the New England defense but considering that the Pats usually do that to young quarterbacks, wasn't too surprising.
And Sean Payton of the Saints wins Coach of the Year, and he deserves that one too. I've never seen the Saints as good as they look this year before, and that they look like a Super Bowl contender after last year's Hurricane Katrina disaster is pretty amazing.
And then there's Chad Pennington, the Jets' quarterback and formerly my neighbor, who won Comeback Player of the Year after recovering from two shoulder injuries and managing to get his team into the playoffs. Good for him. I just wish he hadn't come back SO soon - the Titans were his first victim of 2006, bleh.