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    Manning = MVP?

    This is one of the reasons I have soured slightly on the NFL over the last couple of years. It doesn't take a great game performance to win an MVP, it just takes a good story for the media.

    Peyton had a decent game, but he spent most of it handing the ball off to Rhodes and Addai. The TD pass he threw was a broken coverage prayer that he happened to get off before he got drilled.

    My choices for MVP:
    1. Colt O-Line
    2. Addai/Rhodes co-MVP

    Thoughts?



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    Re: Manning = MVP?

    I agree that manning wasn't the MVP...Though I also didn't feel that there was a MVP in the game...The Colts played as a team and didn't single out any one player.



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    Re: Manning = MVP?

    The only other person who could of got MVP was Addai, and I don't even want to imagine how much crticism the media would of dished out if Addai got it over Manning. Payton deserved this MVP as much as anyone did, and it was the right choice.



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    Re: Manning = MVP?

    I disagree. Player of the game for the Colts was Rex Grossman. Hands down he played the biggest role in their victory.



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    Re: Manning = MVP?

    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoClone View Post
    I disagree. Player of the game for the Colts was Rex Grossman. Hands down he played the biggest role in their victory.
    You know, you just changed my vote. Without question Rexy was the man for the Colts. I guess that reporter that asked him what it was like to be the worst QB to ever start a Super Bowl was on to something.



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    Re: Manning = MVP?

    The MVP has always been a silly Super Bowl award. But don't be mad at the NFL, it's the media that votes for it. WOOHOOO!!! My first post on this site...glad to be here.


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    Re: Manning = MVP?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    The only other person who could of got MVP was Addai, and I don't even want to imagine how much crticism the media would of dished out if Addai got it over Manning. Payton deserved this MVP as much as anyone did, and it was the right choice.
    IMO Rhodes had a much bigger impact on the game than Addai.

    ESPN article

    I also think that there wasn't a true MVP in the game, and to be honest I was not even the least bit surprised that Manning got it. One consideration not mentioned who I think changed the game the most was Kelvin Hayden's INT return for a TD. It put the game away.



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    Re: Manning = MVP?

    I thought it was going to be Rhodes, that's who I would have picked.



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    Re: Manning = MVP?

    Rhodes should have gotten it or Adam V. for not kicking the ball to Hester the rest of the game.



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    Re: Manning = MVP?

    Yeah, Rhodes did have a good game. Rushing for 113 yards, and averaging 5.4 on the Bears defense is pretty good. But do you think he deserved it more then Manning?



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    Re: Manning = MVP?

    I guess Manning didn't fumble the snap or throw a whole bunch of interceptions in the rain like Grossman.



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    Re: Manning = MVP?

    As mentioned, the Colts really did play as a team so it was hard to single out players. The only two that come to mind are Manning and Rhodes. Manning had a bundle of passing yards and perhaps more importantly, he controlled the pace of the game while on the field. I thought he deserved it.


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    Re: Manning = MVP?

    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoClone View Post
    I disagree. Player of the game for the Colts was Rex Grossman. Hands down he played the biggest role in their victory.
    I agree that Grossman didn't play well, but I think the Bears defense contributed to the loss much more then Grossman. Colts had 2x the offensive plays and over twice as much possession time. The Colts O'line was a lot of the reason but the Bears defense stunk it up way worse then Grossman.

    I think the MVP should have gone to Addai. A rookie tailback who had 10 receptions when the Super Bowl record for receptions by a WR, TE or anyone else is 11. Rhodes would have been a close 2nd and the defense would have been 3rd, although it would be tough for 11 defensive players to share time with the Cadilac Corvette that is for sure

    Peyton getting MVP was a feel good gesture based on his label of being the best QB never to be in a Super Bowl. I'm just glad my team finally won the Super Bowl.



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    Re: Manning = MVP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    I agree that Grossman didn't play well, but I think the Bears defense contributed to the loss much more then Grossman. Colts had 2x the offensive plays and over twice as much possession time.
    I highly disagree here. The Bears D did give up a lot of yardage but they only gave up 22 points (2 TDs). The defense was the only thing that kept them in the game by allowing only FGs and not TDs. The offense had 5 turnovers but were still in the game until Rex threw an INT for a TD in the 4th quarter.

    The offense turned it over 5 times and only has 3 first downs at halftime and only a couple more in the 3rd quarter. The defense was on the field for about 3/4 of the game it seemed and I thought they did well to limit the Colts scoring.



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    Re: Manning = MVP?

    I'm not sure you can fault a defense too much that took the ball away 3 times... especially when Grossman alone gave it back 3 times. If I remember correctly, the Bears gave the ball away 5 times total... hard for any defense to overcome.

    I agree with Manning playing well. He could easily have caved in to the pressure after his INT, but he played well enough to win and didn't force too much in the rain. He's a smart player who deserved the win. I'm glad he got it.

    I bet Dan Marino is bummed that he lost some company in the Best Never to Win It club.



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