This week Ryan OHalloran compiled his Redskins midseason awards, both positive and dubious. I was going to go through and make the case for my picks and the plan was to do a special midweek edition of our Point-Counterpoint series.However, I got Ryans list and it turns out that I agree with almost all of his picks. So, instead of doing an article that would best be entitled Pointless-Counterpointless, I though Id just chime in here with where I do disagree with Ryans selections.Ryans article was posted earlier today so take a look at that to get his reasoning.MVPsRyan has Chris ChesterWill Montgomery on offense, London Fletcher on defense, and Sav Rocca on special teams. I find it hard to disagree with any of them except that I might name Kory Lichtensteiger as the offensive MVP using the same logic that others are using to say that Peyton Manning is the league MVP. When the Steiger went out, things fell apart.SurprisesHis picks were Roy Helu on offense, Ryan Kerrigan on defense, and Graham Gano on special teams. I was not really surprised by Helu as I was saying not too long after he was drafted that he would be the starting running back at some point this season. But, given the lack of others stepping up on offense it is hard to identify another candidate.DisappointmentsRyan chose Mike Shanahan on offense, Oshiomogho Atogwe on defense, and Brandon Banks on special team. Ill keep it on the field on offense and go with Trent Williams. Players are supposed to make their biggest strides between their first and second years but Williams has improved in baby steps if at all. He still has a chance to become the elite player he needs to be in order to justify his status as the fourth overall pick in the draft, but time is running out.
'Steiger for offensive MVP?
November 9, 2011, 5:24 pm