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Brady talked Pats writer out of MVP vote

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07:18 AM ET 02.03 | Fans may be surprised to learn the lengths to which writers go in the name of due diligence when it comes to voting for NFL awards. So when [CSNNE.com's Tom Curran] approached an NFL player he knew and asked him to review his ballot, the player suggested one change. "@tomecurran: I voted for Peyton Manning for MVP. Strongly considered vote for Tom Brady but was talked out of it - or into Manning - by ... Tom Brady." Yes, Curran confirmed to Shutdown Corner on Sunday that he approached Brady with his Brady-for-MVP vote before the deadline to submits his picks, and Brady talked Curran into voting for Peyton Manning. Curran told us he checks with Brady every year with his picks, "to see if anything's whacked." ... So while Manning was not unanimous to win the award, you can stop blaming Curran.

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February 3, 2014  08:16 AM ET

Peyton deserved the MVP!!!!!

February 3, 2014  08:18 AM ET

What was Curran even thinking selecting Brady in the first place?

February 3, 2014  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What was Curran even thinking selecting Brady in the first place?

Same dumb mentality as with the HOF voting committee.

February 3, 2014  08:58 AM ET

since when do writers ask a player if he wants his vote for MVP ? Some writers abuse the right to vote, whether it is for some award or HOF vote. Those writers should be stripped of that right.

February 3, 2014  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What was Curran even thinking selecting Brady in the first place?

I think 'regional enthusiasm' would be the answer. Classy of Tom to tell him to vote for Manning, though.

February 3, 2014  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I think 'regional enthusiasm' would be the answer. Classy of Tom to tell him to vote for Manning, though.

More like 'sucking up.'

February 3, 2014  09:52 AM ET

Regardless of Curran's motives, Brady's response was appropriate, and classy.

February 3, 2014  10:15 AM ET

Yeah. Peyton Manning deserved it.

February 3, 2014  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Regardless of Curran's motives, Brady's response was appropriate, and classy.

Totally agree. He has never done anything I know of that wasn't.

February 3, 2014  11:00 AM ET

Oh course he was the MVP. I don't always agree with the vote. The year AP won, I thought, ya he had huge yards but was he the 'most valuable' to his team and my answer was no. Aaron Rogers, let his team to the playoffs with no running game, no defense to speak of, no special teams, a kicker who had lost his way. That team had nothing except him and he single handedly got them to the playoffs. That is what an MVP is to me.

February 3, 2014  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Totally agree. He has never done anything I know of that wasn't.

Well...there was that Ugg boots advertisement.

February 3, 2014  12:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Well...there was that Ugg boots advertisement.

Who among us has not had a little too much to drink and thinks an idea is a good one only to realize the next day that it really was not ?

February 3, 2014  05:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Well...there was that Ugg boots advertisement.

I like the tweet that showed a picture of Joe Namath with his big jacket, and then it showed the IKEA monkey wearing the same jacket from an old ad, with the caption " Which one wears the jacket better? ". Maybe the IKEA monkey wouldn't have screwed up the coin toss.

February 3, 2014  09:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What was Curran even thinking selecting Brady in the first place?

He was thinking that he led a team of nobodies to a division win, and then won a playoff game. If Amendola is your best receiver, AND he's hurt half the year, and you make it to the playoffs (let alone win a round) then you've had a pretty damn good season. Brady won a couple of come from behind games single-handedly. I think Manning deserved the trophy, but it's not crazy to think that a player who had basically no weapons could be an MVP. That's what the trophy used to mean. Most valuable to your team. Without Brady, this is a 4-11 team on a good day.

February 3, 2014  10:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I like the tweet that showed a picture of Joe Namath with his big jacket, and then it showed the IKEA monkey wearing the same jacket from an old ad, with the caption " Which one wears the jacket better? ". Maybe the IKEA monkey wouldn't have screwed up the coin toss.

Good or bad, Broadway Joe always liked being the center of attention.

February 3, 2014  10:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What was Curran even thinking selecting Brady in the first place?

Much for respect for Tom Brady on a very classy move. But it's a shame that it even had to come to that.

Beat writers shouldn't be allowed to vote: any of them. There's way too much bias involved.

February 3, 2014  10:47 PM ET
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He was thinking that he led a team of nobodies to a division win, and then won a playoff game. If Amendola is your best receiver, AND he's hurt half the year, and you make it to the playoffs (let alone win a round) then you've had a pretty damn good season. Brady won a couple of come from behind games single-handedly. I think Manning deserved the trophy, but it's not crazy to think that a player who had basically no weapons could be an MVP. That's what the trophy used to mean. Most valuable to your team. Without Brady, this is a 4-11 team on a good day.

Brady was given a terrible cast of receiving targets and he did an excellent job of not turning the ball over - which has been the hallmark of his career. But that playoff game was won by handing the ball off and good defense.

February 3, 2014  11:42 PM ET

do what?

 
February 4, 2014  07:55 AM ET

...and then Manning and Brady gave one another handies

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