By Kevin K
MVP: HB LeSean McCoy. Shady McCoy has had a tremendous season so far for the Eagles. He continues to have a strong season and is becoming a top running back in the NFL. McCoy averages 4.7 yards per carry, and his 572 yards on the ground is sixth-best in the NFC. McCoy continues to grow as the Eagles premier running back in only his second season with the Eagles …. So much for a Sophomore Slump
(Others in the running: Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Asante Samuel, Trent Cole)
Defensive MVP: Asante Samuel. Lately I have noticed a change in Asante, sure he misses tackle here and there, but during the Eagles/Colts game I saw Asante hungry for a win. This is the first time I actually saw Asante use all of his ability in his Eagles career and is the reason I chose Samuel over Trent Cole for the defensive MVP.
(Others in the running: Trent Cole, Nate Allen)
Most Improved: Eagles QBs. Michael Vick and Kevin Kolb have both been tremendous for the Eagles so far in the first half of the season. With a lackluster offensive line, these two Quarterbacks have made a case to both be the starters for the Eagles the rest of the season (that job belongs to Vick). For the first time ever I am not concerned about the backup QB coming in the game if the starter gets hurt, I believe both of these guys CAN and WILL win.
(Others in the running: Wide Receivers, Linebackers)
Most Disappointing: TE Brent Celek. Celek was set to be a top TE in the NFL this season, but has either dropped passes or is not being thrown to. Celek was due to have the best season of his career with either Vick or Kolb as his QB. Vick loved throwing to Alge Crumpler in Atlanta and Kolb seemed to check down quickly to Celek in the games Kolb played a year ago.
(Other in the running: DC Sean McDermott, S Quintin Mikell, OT Jason Peters, CB Elis Hobbs)
Under the Radar: FB Owen Schmidt. Since the injury to Leonard Weaver back in week one of the season, Owen Schmidt has had a tremendous first half of the season for the Eagles. Schmidt works hard every time he is out on the field and doesn’t give up on plays. He consistently fights for the first down and plays hard every time he touches the football.
(Others in the running: OT King Dunlap, C Mike McGlynn, OT Winston Justice, DT Antonio Dixon)