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    T2 A Candidate for NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award

    Potential candidates:

    1. Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills running back: Jackson was ignored coming out of Coe College and wound up playing for the Rhein Fire in NFL Europe before earning his first NFL snap in 2007 in Buffalo. He was 26 at the time. He's been one of the league's most underrated players ever since.


    Jackson was ignored again coming into 2013. He missed six games last season because of two knee injuries that limited his effectiveness. 32-year-old running backs coming off injury-plagued seasons are usually put out to pasture. Jackson wound up passing a top-ten pick on the depth chart.

    C.J. Spiller was expected to carry the load for the Bills, with Jackson described as a "step slow" in the preseason. One prominent fantasy football website said Jackson wouldn't have "any fantasy impact" this year.

    1,277 yards from scrimmage and ten touchdowns later, Jackson authored his most surprising season yet. He wound up playing 663 snaps to Spiller's 389 despite a seven-year age difference. The AP Comeback Player of the Year Award would be a fitting reward for a career spent out of the spotlight.

    2. Brent Grimes, Miami Dolphins cornerback: No one wanted to sign Grimes to a big contract coming off a torn Achilles tendon. The hard-nosed 5-foot-10 cornerback took a cheap one-year deal from Miami, and turned it into a Pro Bowl season. He can cover and tackle well despite his size and is headed toward a huge payday.

    3. Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos running back: Considered a first-round bust, Moreno began the last two training camps on the roster bubble. He wound up passing second-round pick Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman on the depth chart and finished in the the top-five NFL players in yards from scrimmage and total touchdowns. Plus he is the most patriotic person of all time.

    4. Terrell Thomas, New York Giants cornerback: After three ACL surgeries in as many seasons, it looked like Thomas' career was over. He wound up being a key part of the team's secondary, playing all 16 games. (With seven starts.)


    5. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers quarterback: I've spoken to a few AP voters. Rivers appears to be the consensus pick for the award. While Rivers made a lot of bad throws last year, he quietly played well the second half of the season. Rivers was incredible in 2013, arguably the second best quarterback in football. But I'm not not sure what Rivers is coming back from other than a terrible offensive line and stale system. He's been here for years.

    6. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback: The 49ers benched Smith last season, and then went to the Super Bowl on the arm and legs of Colin Kaepernick. Smith was traded in the offseason, and he went on to set personal bests in yards and touchdowns. He improved dramatically in the second half of the season, and showed that he's a rare starting quarterback that can excel for multiple teams.

    7. Darrelle Revis, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback: How great is Revis? He was clearly not his best after returning from a torn ACL, yet he was still one of the best cornerbacks in football.

    8. Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers running back: Mathews broke his collarbone twice in 2012, which led to a lot of nonsense about Mathews' lack of "toughness." No player ran harder between the tackles in 2013, with Mathews racking up 1,255 rushing yards. He's one of the best early-down runners in the league.
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200...ear-candidates


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    T2 played great, but he doesn't deserve to win it over Grimes. Grimes (5-10) isn't as big at Thomas (6-0) but made so many tackles and plays for the Dolphins. If you ask me, he was the Antrel Rolle for the Miami Dolphins. He's going to be the most popular pick. I don't see Rivers winning the Comeback Award, but maybe the Most Improved award. I'm just glad they didn't label Moreno on here.
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    I thought Jason Peters deserved it as much as anyone and he's not even on the list. I know a lot of people think it should be Thomas Davis, and he's played outstanding, but this is his 2nd year back from his third ACL surgery on the same knee. Seeing as T2 had this type of year in his first year back from his 3rd and playing as well as he did, I think he deserves it. Don't think he'll get it because they'll probably pick a player who had a more publicly successful season as an individual and their team.
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    Tough for me. I think it should be Thomas because a lot of guys wouldn't rebound the way he did and have an impact like him. In fact, him being able to play that nickel spot all year directly contributed to Rolle having a better year while playing full time at safety.

    BUT, Grimes was an absolute beast this year. Hard to pick...

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    Quote Originally Posted by .Sean. View Post
    I thought Jason Peters deserved it as much as anyone and he's not even on the list. I know a lot of people think it should be Thomas Davis, and he's played outstanding, but this is his 2nd year back from his third ACL surgery on the same knee. Seeing as T2 had this type of year in his first year back from his 3rd and playing as well as he did, I think he deserves it. Don't think he'll get it because they'll probably pick a player who had a more publicly successful season as an individual and their team.
    Jason Peters had a down year this year...

    Grimes is my pick but I'm so proud of T2


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    Down year compared to previous levels as one of the top 3 tackles in the NFL? He was a top 10 tackle in the NFL without any doubt. His previous elite successes, as good as he is, were inflated by being Vicks frontside tackle. And he's one year removed from an achilles which I think is the hardest injury to recover from and played 16 games for I think the first time in his career. I know a lot of people say Peters had a down year, but don't believe everything you read. It wasn't his best season, but he still played great especially off that injury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .Sean. View Post
    Down year compared to previous levels as one of the top 3 tackles in the NFL? He was a top 10 tackle in the NFL without any doubt. His previous elite successes, as good as he is, were inflated by being Vicks frontside tackle. And he's one year removed from an achilles which I think is the hardest injury to recover from and played 16 games for I think the first time in his career. I know a lot of people say Peters had a down year, but don't believe everything you read. It wasn't his best season, but he still played great especially off that injury.
    I really like Peters, and he had a down year, of course his down years makes other LT good years look bad but he didn't do that well this season. He played like a top 10 LT (prior to the injury he was top 3 as you say) but I think Grimes deserve it. Same injury and played like a top 5 corner.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GGGGG-Men View Post
    That's what happens when you let the corny media do all the voting.....
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