Originally posted by jacklegniner:
I think Steve Smith will have a good chance. It should be Alex. He has been bashed for 6 years. Steve Smith is having a good year but it isn't making a difference on the team. My fear is that some Niners will get over looked for awards and pro bowl selections because we will be nominated for so many things.
-Alex for comeback player
-Harbaugh for Coach
-Trent for GM (if they even have an award for this)
-Aldon for DROY (maybe Von Miller)
-Willis is probably in the running for Defensive player (other years his stats look better but they normally give it to someone on a winning team or top defense)
Alex hasn't come back from anything. I think Most Improved would be much more appropriate. Do they have that award? If not, does the NFL generally consider Comeback to be the same as Most Improved?
Also, I wouldn't get your hopes up over Aldon or Willis, Von Miller should win DROY simply because he is a full time starter; and Willis doesn't look, to the average observer, like the single dominant force he has been in years past because there is so much talent around him (although being the best player on the best defense might still be enough for him to win).