NFL Quick Hits (Jan. 6th): Tom Brady Named Comeback Player Of The Year

Kevin Roberts@BreakingKevinSenior Writer IJanuary 6, 2010

HOUSTON - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms up before playing the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Tom Brady Named Comeback Player of the Year

Brady topped 4,300 passing yards, while throwing 28 touchdowns against just 13 interceptions a year after tearing his ACL.

Despite being out for 15 and a half games last season, Brady looked much like his old self, and helped get the Patriots back in the playoffs with a 10-6 record and a division title.

Raheem Morris Staying in Tampa Bay

The Bucs are bringing back Morris, who guided Tampa Bay to a poor 3-13 record in a weak NFC South division.

However, Tampa Bay did own impressive victories over Green Bay and New Orleans, and did a might fine job in a blow-out victory over Seattle.

Morris still has a ton of work to do, though, as his offense and defense both finished ranked below 27th in the league.

Giants and Bears Going After Perry Fewell

Both New York and Chicago fired their respective defensive coordinators, and are in search of a new one. Fewell is high on both teams' list, and is even being reported as a near lock to wind up with the Bears.

No contract details have surfaced, and both teams apparently remain in the running for his services.

Chad Ochocinco Practicing, Should be Fine For Sunday

He's practicing with his bruised knee and already claiming that his offense didn't show all of its cards on Sunday, saying that the Jets saw the "vanilla" version.

As long as Ochocinco doesn't shell out any guarantees in the playoffs, he won't have too many issues in the media. Regardless of his health or mentality heading into the Bengals' playoff match with the Jets, Ochocinco is in for a tough matchup with all-star corner, Darrelle Revis.

Anquan Boldin Injury Not Looking Good

For an update on Boldin's status, go here.

Saints' Charles Grant Done For the Year

Grant was placed on injured reserve with a torn triceps muscle, and will miss the playoffs.

A brute force in the beginning of the season, grant eroded as a playmaker over the course of the season, both in stopping the run and getting after the quarterback.

This doesn't bode well for the Saints' defense.

Percy Harvin Wins OROY Award

And deservedly so. Harvin caught 60 passes for 790 yards and six touchdowns out of the slot, and also returned two kicks for touchdowns. He was easily the most dynamic rookie threat this year, and ran away with the award, getting 41 of a possible 50 votes.

Brian Cushing took the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award (also very deserving), as the rookie Texan registered 134 total tackles and five sacks.

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