Since it is the Falcons bye week and also happens to be the middle of the season I figured I would go ahead and give out some Midseason Awards.
MVP: Roddy White
You couldn’t ask Roddy White to do anymore for our team. 54 receptions and 747 yards in 7 games. He leads the league in receptions and targets, 2nd most receiving yards, and hasn’t dropped a pass yet. He also showed that hustle play in the San Francisco when he ran back down the field and stripped the ball after Matt Ryan threw an interception and essentially won us the game.
Defensive MVP: Curtis Lofton
Lofton wanted to make bigger plays this year and so far he has. Along with his team high 54 tackles, he has 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and an interception. Those are the type of plays that you want out of your middle linebacker. This is also the year that I feel that Lofton has taken over as the leader of the defense.
Comeback Player: John Abraham
With only 5 sacks last year most people wrote off Abraham as being too old to stay competitive in the NFL. Through half the games he already has 6 and has been a constant nuisance to opposing quarterbacks. I will be greatly disappointed if Abraham doesn’t break double digits this year.
Newcomer Award: William Moore
I could have gone with our big free agency signing Dunta Robinson or first round pick Sean Weatherspoon, but the newcomer that has brought the most to the team has been 2nd year safety William Moore. Moore who missed practically all of last year with nagging injuries and only played on special teams in two games, but this year he leads the team with 3 interceptions, 6 pass deflections, and a forced fumble. Hope his progression continues.