My Two Cents
Here are my award winners for the 2000 season.
MVP: Eddie George, RB, Titans. No man epitomizes the personality of his team better than the workhorse George (below). He had 25 or more carries in eight games, and Tennessee won all eight.
Coach: Jim Haslett, Saints. In his first season he overhauled a team that had won three games in 1999 and led it to the playoffs.
Offensive player: Marshall Faulk, RB, Rams. He's one of the five best runners in the league and one of the five best receivers.
Defensive player: Keith Hamilton, DT, Giants. "He's more valuable to the Giants than Ray Lewis is to the Ravens," one scout says of Hamilton, who is tied for the team lead with 9� sacks.
Offensive rookie: Mike Anderson, RB, Broncos. He rushed for 1,415 yards in his first 15 games as a pro. Even more impressive: his average of 5.2 yards per carry.
Defensive rookie: Darren Howard, DE, Saints. An impact starter from Day One, he leads all rookies with 10� sacks.
Comeback player: Dimitrius Underwood, DT, Cowboys. A year after an apparent suicide attempt, he emerged as a valuable role player, with four sacks and 14 quarterback pressures.