Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Chop-chop: Pick the High Energy player
You need to act quickly to choose this week's AFC East High Energy performer.
But at least you don't have much to mull.
The High Energy performer series runs at 3 p.m. every Tuesday. When I opened up the selection process to the readers a couple weeks back, I was able to announce the candidates Monday. That gave you a day to cast your vote.
Not this week. With two AFC East teams playing Monday night, we had to wait.
Maybe we're just going through the motions here, but to make it official you still get to select from a collection of 180 active players -- 45 who experienced victory in Week 13.
The New York Jets and Buffalo Bills were embarrassed. The Miami Dolphins suffered a demoralizing home loss in a must-win situation.
In general, preference has been given to players on winning teams who aren't regular stars. But when I asked the readers to start choosing two weeks ago, I opened it up to the big guns, too.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was the obvious star Monday night. He completed 21 of his 29 passes for 326 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions and a 148.9 passer rating.
Who else was there in Week 13?
Patriots running back Danny Woodhead (four catches for a game-high 104 yards against the team that dumped him), Patriots inside linebacker Brandon Spikes (seven tackles, first career interception to end a deep Jets drive), Bills cornerback Drayton Florence (two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown) or Dolphins outside linebacker Cameron Wake (1.5 sacks and three quarterback hits).