Brady wins Comeback Award, Young finishes third

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 2:19pm

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who returned from a season-opening 2008 knee injury, was named the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year on Wednesday, gathering 19 votes.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young, who returned to the lineup six games into the 2009 season, finished third in the balloting with seven votes. Young’s “comeback” was from an unceremonious benching that occurred on the same day that Brady suffered his knee injury.

Young had a minor knee sprain, after having to be coaxed back into the game that day against Jacksonville. He then skipped an MRI the following day and after police had to search for him that Monday night, Young was ordered to the bench, where he stayed until the Titans’ 0-6 start this year.

The Titans finished 8-2 under Young's direction, as he completed 152 of 259 passes with 10 TDs and seven interceptions.

Tampa Bay running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams was second in the balloting with 14 votes, and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, who “unretired” again just before the season began, received four votes, as did Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson.

10 Comments on this post:

By: TITAN1 on 1/6/10 at 1:40

WTG, VY! Some haters are still out there, but keep up the good work and they will eventually slither back under their rock!

By: TitansFan035 on 1/7/10 at 7:48

Well imagine that pretty boy Brady gets the award!!! Has too he is the pretty face of the NFL...

By: gdiafante on 1/7/10 at 12:32

Looks like Frank was right. Titans are 8-8. And they're lucky to be that.

Here's hoping Bud wakes up and packs the team off to L.A...and maybe the inbred degenerates like Titan1 too...

By: TITAN1 on 1/7/10 at 1:31

gd, please grow a brain and while you are at it, grow up. Inbreds? You are such a childish idiot.

By: TitansFan035 on 1/7/10 at 2:10

Lol that was pretty good! Yeah am saying if Bud and Field goal Fisher onlt want to compete and finish 8-8 pack the team like gd says and holla!

By: TITAN1 on 1/7/10 at 2:39

035, would you like to try that again in English?

By: wayneCaluger on 1/7/10 at 3:26

First of all it was Bud who stated he would like to see the Titian's in and win some Super Bowls and I do agree with him on that. I just disagree on his mind set you can do that sitting on his wallet. Pretty much why he and the Oiler's was given the back door key in Houston. The fans grew tired of all his talk with no walk. No sooner than Bud's tail lights got out of site out came plans for a new stadium and a new team.

As for Fisher I'm not sure how much is him and how much is spin. To let Carr, a proven return man and pretty good DB walk for a mere $4 million and then say "anybody can return" is absurd! Fisher returned for the Bears and he of all people should know there is more to catching the ball, there is a when or let it roll, when to return or take a knee or fair catch the ball. He says whatever he does is in the best interest of the team and puts Harper back in replacing a DB who has produced. With Kerse, I would have put him on the road or bench early instead of waiting six games with one sack, four tackles and zero interceptions. Here is a guy who gave the Titans the Bud bird on the way to bigger bucks in Philly and we own him what in loyalty?

To pass on Greg Williams as his Defensive Coordinator for Chuck Cecil. here is a guy who trained Jim Schwartz during his 10 years with this franchise before moving onto being a head coach. The only thing I can figure on that was job security for Fisher via the Peter Principal. Greg was waiting for the Titans to call and when they announced Ceil was our man the Saints were on the phone.

The Saints head coach Sean Payton, who was heavily involved in the effort to recruit Williams to the team, raved about Williams “because he was so impressive and prepared” in his interview. In fact, Williams was so impressive that Payton offered and took a voluntary $250,000 cut in salary to help facilitate his signing with the team.

Gregg Williams (born July 15, 1958) is the defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints and the former head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Considered one of the most respected defensive minds in the game, Williams is known for running aggressive, attacking 4-3 schemes that put heavy pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

As the Defensive Coordinator, the Titans led the league in total defense and only gave up 191 points, the third fewest in the NFL since the league adopted the 16-game schedule in 1978. The defense also helped lead the Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV where they lost to the St. Louis Rams

We passed on Greg Williams just like we passed on Randy Moss

Fisher has got to make changes with his head not his heart and Bud needs to butt out and open up his wallet if he ever hopes to see a Super Bowl after his life time.

By: TITAN1 on 1/7/10 at 3:47

Did you mention that Gregg Williams defense in 2006 was ranked dead last? Who did Mr Adams not open his wallet to that was worth the money they got elsewhere? Albert? I'm sure the Redskins wish they hadn't. Kearse already had knee problems when he left, how did he did he do at Philly? Mr Adams pays his head coach very well and his players what they are worth. Some armchair quarterbacks find it easy to criticize because they never have to prove what they say.

By: wayneCaluger on 1/7/10 at 5:32

Like many coaches and assistants Washington has been the grave yard for many since Dan Snyder rehired his old bud Vinny Cerrato in 2004 as GM. When the Skins hired Williams in 2004 the defense ended up 3rd after being ranked 24th in 2003 (5-11 Steve Spurrier head coach) then 9th in 2005 and dead last in 2006.

The overall point is not that Greg has had a bad year like so many who has gone to Washington, but he took a 25th ranked defense to number 3. Outside of 2006 his defenses have been in the top 10 as Defensive Coordinator. Chuck Cecil on the other hand took a 7th ranked defense to 27th.

I agree with Adams for not opening his wallet for Albert, but the guy who convinced Dan Synder (Vinny Cerrato) to do so is now on the street being replaced by George Allen (former Skins great coach) youngest son Bruce Allen as VP and General Manager, a first for Washington (VP-GM) .

Kearse already had knee problems when he left, how did he did he do at Philly?

He did 3.5 times better than with us recording 3.5 sacks per game in his last two years in Philly (2006-2007) a third of what he did in 2004 & 2005 (7.5). In 2006 he had 3.5 sacks in 2 games and the only two games he played that year. In 2007 he 8 times more solo tackles than the 1 he had for us.

Hey, pick them up on their way down for a cheap price and hold $4 million by letting Carr walk with the hope we can find somebody on the team that can catch a kick, hold onto it and advance it for decent field position. We finally got two of the three accomplished after about 8 or so games.

By: TITAN1 on 1/7/10 at 8:26

Wayne, you spin things to suit yourself. You look at the glass half empty because it is an easy copout. I always look at the positives and when it comes to my Titans the positives out weigh any negatives there might be.