Bears Team awards.
MVP: Brandon Marshall
OPOTY: Brandon Marshall
DPOTY: Charles Tillman
Biggest Surprise: This one was tough, but I think I'm going with Evan Rodriguez. I wasn't expecting much out of a 4th rounder, but I think he showed a lot of promise. Also Marshall can work here as well, since I never thought he'd be that great.
Biggest disappointment: Offense as a whole and Jay Cutler. Going into the year I definitely had bigger hopes for Jay, but that doesn't fall on him alone.
ROTY: Alshon Jeffery.
"There's no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders."
-Barack "drone" Obama, 11/18/2012
Biggest Surprise: 10 Defensive TDs. Tim Jennings resurgence. Brandon Marshall being better than advertised.
Biggest disappointment: Mike Tice
Best PSD Poster: haggis
Worst PSD Poster: CSSTL
MVP - Brandon Marshall. Broke nearly every important single-season record for the Bears. He damn near carried this team in a few games.
OPOY - Brandon Marshall for the aforementioned reasons.
DPOY - Charles Tillman. What an absolute monster he was this season. Tim Jennings, had he stayed healthy, may have been my choice otherwise.
Biggest surprise - Corey Wootton. I know, I know...I have a serious problem with him. However, his 7 sacks were a pleasant addition to our DL. Give him another year with Rod, and I think we have a Pro Bowler on our hands.
Biggest disappointment - Jay Cutler. He HAS to play better than he did this year, and he can.
ROY - Evan Rodriguez. He was a pleasant surprise at FB for us, and I think he has a bright future if given the opportunity to develop a bit at TE.
Wootton is an excellent choice.
I would say biggest surprise was Lance Louis.
15 years ago... we already witnessed.
MVP: Brandon Marshall - Obivous choice because he was the offense. Broke a ton of team records and put the offense on his back
OPOY: Brandon Marshall - Same reason as MVP, he was the offense
DPOY: Charles Tillman - Shut down Megatron in 2 games, 10 forced fumbles and 3 pick 6s
Biggest Surprise: Tim Jennings - Led the league in interceptions and had 21 pass break ups
Biggest Disappointment: Jay Cutler/Offensive Line. I thought with Marshall and Jeffery this year would be the year he finally breaks out and shuts up all the critics. But his poor judgement and bad mechanics hurt him a lot this year. Also put offensive line because they did nothing to help Jay or the running game this year
ROY: Evan Rodriguez - I think he showed he is versatile and he can block. If given time, I think he could develop his game more and play some TE. Needs to work on his route running but I think he has the skill set to be a good one
Positive Surprise: Overall play of our safeties when healthy
Biggest Disappointment: Matt Forte, although I was confident he was overrated due to his utilization in the Martz system
ROY: Rodriguez although Jeffery would have gotten this if not for the injuries
Embrace who you are
MVP: Brandon Marshall
OPOTY: Brandon Marshall
DPOY: Charles Tillman, followed closely by Henry Melton. Also was impressed with Conte, he won't have the glamorous stats as a free safety in a T-2.. but I think he's an up and coming star in this defense. His range is a big reason this defense gives up so few big plays.
Positive surprise: Tim Jennings, who would have thought he'd lead the league in interceptions and have the impact that he did? Also impressed with Wootton, he's looking like a real player.
ROY: Jeffery. He's made some mistakes here and there and has had injuries, but it's clear that he has immense potential as the #2 receiver going forward.
Biggest disappointment: Gabe Carimi. ****ing bust
1. His best season came outside of a Martz system.
2. His YPC were on par with (and above) career averages.
3. His utilization in Martz's system shows what kind of a player you have in Forte - that you didn't get that speaks more to how inept Tice was in utilizing his players.
MVP: Brandon Marshall- He was the offense and was unstoppable all season.
Opoy: Brandon Marshall- see above
DPOY: Charles Tillman- Charles in an All Pro; its about that simple.
Biggest surprise: Tim Jennings- He was always decent, but his improvement borders on unbelievable.
Biggest disappointment: Shea McClellin- I had higher hopes for an edge rusher with his athletic ability. He is a MASSIVE project.
Roy: Evan Rodriguez- Even if he wasn't as good as he was, this is by default.
MVP: J. Cutler. With Campbell for a whole season we don't win 5 games. I don't think you can say that for any other position.
OPOY: B. Marshall. He's a beast but he can't do it by himself.
DPOY: T. Jennings. It could go to Peanut or Lance or Peppers but I expected them to be good/elite. Jennings might be our best defensive player entering next season.
Biggest surprise: Bears Offense. Yes a bad surprise, but it was a surprise to me. I don't get how Mike Tice/Bears coaching staff expected us to be a good/great offense without being creative or aggressive. Seems like we only threw when we had to or to take a shot and if we ran for a first down, next play was another run 95% of the time.
Biggest disappointment: D-Line. They were really up and down. It seemed like they were good enough to take over at times during games, but it was a really inconsistent bunch. I thought they were going to be the best out of the DL/LB/DB groups and if it wasn't for Urlacher being a shell of himself, they would've been the worst.
ROY: Alshon Jeffery. This guy is a playmaker. If he stays healthy and gets more confidence, those hands will show.
MVP - Tyler Clutts
Opoy - Tyler Clutts
DPOY - Tyler Clutts
Biggest surprise - Tyler Clutts
Biggest disappointment - Lams
Roy - Feel Memory