Quite a snub. I think we'll be looking back on the Week 14 Peter King Offensive Player of the Week years from now and wondering why, why was Todd Collins chosen over Tom Brady?I agree for the most part, although this gem irritated me.
I mean, King has to be bored writing Brady's name so much and his disdain for the Patriots comes through quite often. He did give Anthony Smith his "goat of the week," but how was Brady's day (399 yards, 4 TD, 0 picks, 0 lost fumbles) worse than Collins day (224, 2, 0 int, 1 lost fumble).a
Sure, Collins exceeded the ZERO expectations that Washington had for him, but Brady did tear up the Pittsburgh defense which has only allowed something like 11 passing touchdowns all year before they gave up four in one game to Brady. That counts for something, right?
Brady has been picking apart defenses all season, who cares if he gave it to a guy who hadn't attempted a pass in 3 years, thrown a touchdown in 5, hadn't started in a decade, and was pressed into action after the team's starter went down? Do the Patriots constantly need praise, regardless of how meaningless it is? Does Todd Collins really need to put up a better line to get some praise in the form of a "Player of the Week" award that really means nothing?