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    You are allowed ONE vote for each Best Of Category Award. For the GM of the Year (all GMs who submitted a final roster are eligible), please place a first place vote, a second place vote, and a third place vote. A first place vote is worth three points; a second place vote is worth two points; a third place vote is worth one point. You may vote for yourself in the Best Of Category Awards however you may not vote for yourself for the GM of the Year. A brief (one to two sentence) write-up as to why you made your choices for the GM of the Year award is preferred.

    Voting ends on May 11 at 11:59PM EST. The winners will be announced on May 12.


    GM OF THE YEAR
    Baltimore Ravens
    Buffalo Bills
    Carolina Panthers
    Chicago Bears
    Cincinnati Bengals
    Cleveland Browns
    Dallas Cowboys
    Denver Broncos
    Green Bay Packers
    Houston Texans
    Indianapolis Colts
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Kansas City Chiefs
    New England Patriots
    New York Giants
    New York Jets
    Oakland Raiders
    Philadelphia Eagles
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    San Diego Chargers
    San Francisco 49ers
    Seattle Seahawks
    St. Louis Rams
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Tennessee Titans
    Washington Redskins

    TEAM ON THE RISE NOMINEES
    New York Jets
    Tennessee Titans
    Indianapolis Colts
    Carolina Panthers
    St. Louis Rams

    TEAM BUILT FOR NOW
    Baltimore Ravens
    Washington Redskins
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Philadelphia Eagles
    New York Giants

    FREE AGENT STEAL OF THE YEAR
    Paul Soliai, $3.2M - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Ladarius Webb, $2.5M & 1.18 (DRAFT) - Oakland Raiders
    Rashean Mathis, $1.5M - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Aaron Ross, $1.1M - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Dwight Lowery, $300K - Pittsburgh Steelers

    DRAFT STEAL OF THE YEAR
    Matt Kalil, 1.7 - Kansas City Chiefs
    Mark Barron 1.32 - Tennessee Titans
    AJ Jenkins, 5.151 - Atlanta Falcons
    Ryan Broyles, 4.97 - Jacksonville Jaguars
    DeVier Posey, 6.161 - St. Louis Rams

    TRADE OF THE YEAR
    Buffalo Bills/Denver Broncos "Von Miller/Chris Long Trade"
    Indianapolis Colts/Jacksonville Jaguars "Peyton Manning Trade"
    New York Giants/Baltimore Ravens "Haloti Ngata Trade"
    Philadelphia Eagles/Houston Texans "Andre Johnson Trade"
    San Diego Chargers/New England Patriots "Philip Rivers Trade"

    BEST IN TRADES
    Buffalo Bills
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    New York Jets
    New York Giants
    Washington Redskins

    BEST IN FREE AGENCY
    Cincinnati Bengals
    Carl Nicks - $11.3M
    Brent Grimes - $10.3M
    Broderick Bunkley - $5.5M
    Chad Rinehart - $5.25M
    Manny Lawson - $4.6M
    Da'Rel Scott - $950K
    Jonathan Fanene - $600K
    Leger Douzable - $400K
    Arthur Moats - $300K
    Chilo Rachal - $300K
    Frostee Rucker - $300K
    David Vobora - $300K
    Dallas Cowboys
    Reggie Nelson - $6.5M
    Jarrett Johnson - $5.0M
    Scott Chandler - $4.4M
    BenJarvus Green-Ellis - $3.8M
    Eddie Royal - $2.7M
    Jameel McClain - $2.0M
    Nate Clements - $1.5M
    Craig Steltz - $1.3M
    Chris Kelsay - $1.0M
    Joe Berger - $1.0M
    Joe Lefeged - $800K
    Edwin Williams - $700K
    Paul McQuistan - $600K
    Usama Young - $500K
    Dwan Edwards - $500K
    Andre Carter - $500K
    Jayme Mitchell - $300K
    Greg Smith - $300K
    Indianapolis Colts
    Dwight Freeney - $8.0M
    Laurent Robinson - $6.75M
    Early Doucet - $5.5M
    Anthony Collins - $4.0M
    Terrell Thomas - $4.0M
    Jason Jones - $2.0M
    Jonathan Babineaux - $2.0M
    Willie Colon - $1.25M
    Mike Patterson - $1.0M
    Rocky McIntosh - $1.0M
    Cortez Allen - $500K
    Tony Fiammetta - $500K
    Jason Allen - $500K
    Jeff Saturday - $500K
    Daniel Fells - $500K
    Visanthe Shiancoe - $500K
    Jamaal Anderson - $500K
    Ryan Mundy - $500K
    Kory Lichensteiger- $500K
    Rashad Butler - $460K
    Charlie Batch - $300K
    Graham Harrell - $300K
    Adam Vinatieri - $300K
    Lonie Paxton - $300K
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    Ben Grubbs - $9.5M
    Michael Griffin - $7.0M
    Marshawn Lynch - $5.4M
    Kendall Langford - $4.4M
    Paul Soliai - $3.2M
    Jake Scott - $2.0M
    Andre Goodman - $1.6M
    Casey Hampton - $1.2M
    Martellus Bennett - $1.2M
    Levi Brown - $1.15M
    Aaron Ross - $1.1M
    James Farrior - $600K
    Tavares Gooden - $300K
    Bradie James - $300K
    Jeremy Kapinos - $300K
    Matt Prater - $300K
    Adam Snyder - $300K
    Keith Brooking - $300K
    Dwight Lowery - $300K
    Curtis Painter - $300K
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Marques Colston - $16.0M
    Robert Mathis - $11.0M
    Jason Smith - $6.0M
    Rashean Mathis - $1.5M
    Michael Koenen - $600K
    Marcus Trufant - $500K
    Mike Kafka - $500K
    Syd'Quan Thompson - $300K
    Jeff Byers - $300K
    Mitch Petrus - $300K
    Todd McClure - $300K
    LeRon McClain - $300K
    Tim Shaw - $300K
    Hussain Abdullah - $300K
    Tom Zbikowski - $300K
    Kelvin Hayden - $300K
    Jeff Faine - $300K
    Travis Beckum - $300K
    Ronnie Brown - $300K
    Cadallac Williams - $300K
    Mewelde Moore - $300K
    BEST IN DRAFT
    Baltimore Ravens
    1.18 - Shea McClellan
    1.29 - Stephon Gilmore
    2.64 - Bruce Irvin
    3.88 - Michael Egnew
    4.103 - Hebron Fangupo
    4.110 - Michael Brewster
    5.136 - Mike Daniels
    5.157 - Adrian Hamilton
    5.C5B - Chris Greenwood
    6.185 - Greg Zuerlein
    6.188 - Alfred Morris
    6.189 - Bradley Sowell
    7.221 - GJ Kinne
    7.C7N - Kashif Moore
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    3.94 - Brandon Brooks
    4.97 - Ryan Broyles
    4.121 - Mike Martin
    5.C5D - Brian Linthicum
    Kansas City Chiefs
    1.7 - Matt Kalil
    1.11 - Trent Richardson
    4.122 - Malik Jackson
    5.139 - Nate Potter
    5.159 - Akiem Hicks
    6.172 - Janzen Jackson
    7.203 - Beau Reliford
    7.223 - Marquis Maze
    New York Jets
    2.44 - Dont'a Hightower
    2.48 - Harrison Smith
    2.63 - Brandon Thompson
    3.66 - Chandler Jones
    3.80 - Ben Jones
    3.96 - Chris Rainey
    4.125 - Ronnie Hillman
    4.128 - Ryan Lindley
    5.131 - Matt McCants
    6.179 - Tank Carder
    6.191 - Nicolas Jean-Baptiste
    7.193 - Terrance Ganaway
    7.202 - Matt Conrath
    7.216 - Junior Hemingway
    Tennessee Titans
    1.20 - Dre Kirkpatrick
    1.27 - Rueben Randle
    1.32 - Mark Barron
    3.71 - Cam Johnson
    3.92 - Kirk Cousins
    3.C3C - DeAngelo Peterson
    5.146 - Sean Spence
    7.C7B - Braylon Broughton
    FEUD OF THE YEAR
    finsbuck719 vs. Vetoed Trades
    GridIronKing34 vs. Boik14/BuckeyeKing
    PSG vs. Chip Kelly suitors
    schisno vs. FA Bidders
    ToddsPhins vs. Moderators

    MOST IMPROVED GM
    Big E
    finsbuck719
    Fin-Omenal
    SICK
    Skeet84

    ROOKIE GM OF THE YEAR
    Anonymous
    Bdogtitan11
    DevinFin13
    Laces Out
    ToddsPhins

    BEST OFFENSE
    Dallas Cowboys
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Kansas City Chiefs
    New England Patriots
    Pittsburgh Steelers

    BEST DEFENSE
    Baltimore Ravens
    Buffalo Bills
    New England Patriots
    New York Giants
    Pittsburgh Steelers

    BEST OFFENSIVE WEAPONS
    Cleveland Browns
    Dallas Cowboys
    Houston Texans
    New England Patriots
    Philadelphia Eagles

    BEST OFFENSIVE LINE
    Cincinnati Bengals
    Cleveland Browns
    Kansas City Chiefs
    New York Jets
    Pittsburgh Steelers

    BEST FRONT SEVEN
    Buffalo Bills
    Green Bay Packers
    Houston Texans
    New York Giants
    Philadelphia Eagles

    BEST SECONDARY
    New York Jets
    Oakland Raiders
    Philadelphia Eagles
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    Tennessee Titans

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    GM of the Year
    1st Place-Boik
    2nd Place-Finsbuck719
    3rd Place-Tractor Traylor
    Honorable mentions-GIK, BDogtitan11, and Sports 24/7

    Team on the Rise
    Panthers

    Team Built for Now
    Jags

    Free Agent Steal of the Year
    Aaron Ross, $1.1M - Pittsburgh Steelers

    Draft Steal of the Year-
    AJ Jenkins, 5.151 - Atlanta Falcons

    Trade of the Year
    San Diego Chargers/New England Patriots "Philip Rivers Trade"

    Best in Trade
    Bills

    Best in FA
    Colts

    Best in Draft
    Jets

    Feud of the Year
    schisno vs. FA Bidders

    Most improved GM
    Fin-O

    Rookie GM of the Year
    Bdogtitan11

    Best Offense
    Patriots

    Best Defense
    Steelers

    Best Offensive Weapons
    Cowboys

    Best Offensive line
    Bengals

    Best Front Seven
    Giants

    Best Secondary
    Raiders

    Fun year lets do it again.

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    First off, its very nice to be nominated in almost every category Im eligible to be nominated for. Thanks to those of you who thought/think enough of my team to consider the Steelers.
    Second, apologies to those, I didnt vote for or nominate...theres a lot of good teams out there and I tried to consider the entire body of work for each team...Still, I refuse to vote for myself even where its allowed.

    GM of the Year:
    1. NYG
    2. NYJ
    3. Baltimore
    Analysis: Giants improved every weakness. While the OL is still a bit weak, its much better then it was. And the defense now looks great as opposed to just a great DL. Jets did a great job but IMO didnt do enough to address WR to help Sanchez/Smith. Ravens did a great job as well but a couple of his trades bothered me.

    Team on the Rise: Indianapolis Colts - Trimmed the fat off the roster and got younger as well as better.

    Team Built for Now: Baltimore Ravens - A lot of vets who probably dont have a lot of time left but also a lot of young players who will demand to get paid soon making retention of them harder.

    FA Steal of the Year: LaDarius Webb (Oakland) - Well I only had two choices here and I liked this one better so Oakland it is

    Draft Steal of the Year: AJ Jenkins, 5.151 - Atlanta Falcons - I thought about Broyles as well but since we have no idea how these players will actually turn out, I did this based on where the player was drafted in real life vs where they were drafted here making Jenkins the easy choice.

    Trade of the Year: New York Giants/Baltimore Ravens "Haloti Ngata Trade" - There were other more noteworthy trades but when I think of the trade of the year, Im looking for the trade that one team just separates itself from the other team. Loved this for NYG.

    Best in Trades: Jets - Didnt really lose one and he made many

    Best in FA: Cincinnati Bengals - Did well with his big name signings as well as lesser signings.

    Best Draft: Baltimore Ravens - His first four picks absolutely win it for me. Thought about the Jets here too and gave them serious consideration.

    Feud of the Year: finsbuck719 vs. Vetoed Trades

    Most Improved GM: finsbuck719 - Maybe I just didnt appreciate the job he did last year or maybe he really did improve but I liked this team a lot.

    Rookie GM of the Year: ToddsPhins (Barfalo) - This was close...I considered the Jags here too but I thought Todds did more with just as little.

    Best Offense: New England Patriots - Thought they did a good job maximizing value in the Brady deal and did well to rebuilt a solid core of weapons.

    Best Defense: NYG - Love their D, specifically their DL. Ravens received consideration here also.

    Best Weapons: New England Patriots

    Best OL: NYJ - This was easy. Only Cleveland received consideration really...

    Best Front 7: NYG - Front 4 is so good they dont even need and shouldn't be allowed to have linebackers.

    Best Secondary: Tie: Titans and Raiders - Both solid defensive backfields.



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    GM of the Year: 1. NYG 2. Colts 3. NYJ

    Team On The Rise: ...Colts

    Free Agent Steal: Paul Soliai (Steelers)

    Draft Steal: A.J. Jenkins (Falcons)

    Trade of the Year: Ngata Trade

    Best In Trades: NYG

    Free Agency: Colts

    Best In Draft: Ravens. I hate to toot my own horn... but come on, I ripped the top half of my draft.

    Feud Of The Year: Schisno vs Bidders

    Most Improved GM: Fin-O

    Rookie GM: Anonymous

    Best Offense: Patriots

    Best Defense: NYG

    Best Weapons: Pats

    Best OL: NYJ

    Best Front Seven: NYG

    Best Secondary: NYJ.

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    GM of the year:
    1. Steelers
    2. Jaguars
    3. Bills

    Team on the Rise: Carolina Panthers
    I was looking for the team that had the most young talent at key positions and should be a serious contender in a few years

    Team built for now: Washington Redskins
    Redskins have about a 2 year window with the additions of Abraham, Brady, Reed. They have a short window but transformed there team into a playoff contender

    Free Agent Steal: Paul Solali, Pittsburgh
    I don't know how he went for less then 8 mill on a fins board

    Draft Steal: Ryan Broyles, Jaguars
    Feel like they got a first round talent in the 4th

    Trade of the year: Ngata trade
    Feel like this trade single handedly transformed my whole defense

    Best in Trade: Jaguars
    Arguably started off with the worst roster + not a top 2 draft choice and he did a great job taking on salary and players people were trying to dump. Could contend for a wildcard spot

    Best in Free Agency: Pittsburgh
    Added ALOT of talent and not a premium price. Got alot of starters for only a few mill each

    Best in Draft: Jets
    Even though he had alot of picks I feel he made the most of each one

    Rookie GM of the year: Todd/Bdog
    I think the jags did the most with the least, but damn Todd did a great job too

    Best Offense: Chiefs
    I feel like each of the nominated teams had a weakness, but just LOVE the backfield of Charles and Richardson

    Best Defense: Giants
    Didn't want to vote for myself and at first had the Bills and Steelers, but feel like both of their secondaries had holes

    Best Offensive Weapons: Cowboys
    Go at least 2 deep at each position

    Best Offensive Line: Browns
    Love the addition of DeCastro. Line is solid at all 5 positions with atleast 3 pro bowl possibilities

    Best Front 7: Bills/Steelers
    Can't decide between the 2. Both are beastly

    Best Secondary: Eagles
    LOVE the addition of Berry to the secondary.

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    Todd says hello and asked me to post this for him:

    GM of year:
    1. Steelers. (Boik was quite meticulous and steadfast about his trades and trades that he used to open up future trades. He took a great team, an aging team, and made it better IMO. I like the methodical approach he took to gradually building the team and depth. It seems as though he best nailed down the goals he started out the GM league with IMO (outside of myself of course ). He did a phenomenal job of using trades to gradually build his roster while simultaneously reducing his cap space in order to put himself in a position where he could make a dent in FA (where we know he prides himself in), and the dent he made in FA fit perfectly to his needs, all of which seemed preplanned like the sneaky bastard Matt is. lol.)
    2. Giants. (it's difficult to take a SB team [with cap restraints] and make them better, but that's just what UCFfinfan did. Unfortunately I felt Boik took more chances [ones that paid off], so I give Matt the edge.)
    3. Texans. (I think BigE did a solid job of tearing apart a great team and rebuilding it when it would've been easier to remain complacent with the current, successful, Houston roster. Bigs took the most risk, and for that I give him tremendous credit for.)
    Team on the Rise: Colts. (Griddles didn't have a lot to work with, but IMO he did a great job of accomplishing what he set out to do.)
    Team Built for Now: Jags. (The #6 defense combined with a Maurice Jones Drew offense that's been upgraded with Peyton Manning & Reggie Wayne = Win Now.)
    Free Agent Steal of the Year: Steelers, Soliai. ( Like previously mentioned by UCF, I don't know how Boik landed the Samoan for three million on a Dolphins forum b/c I paid five elsewhere, so Matt can just kiss my rear for that one. lol.)
    Draft Steal of the Year: Mark Barron, Titans, Paul. (There are other draft picks that had a greater differential between GM pick and actual pick but IMO that doesn't trump getting a top 7 pick at the end of the first round. )
    Trade of the Year: Ngata. Luckily Silverphin had a great draft etc or else I would've called his mom about this trade.
    Best in Trades- Buffalo. (I might be the first idiot to vote for himself, but I'm giving myself "first in trades" b/c it took me a while and a lot of trades to gradually build them up to the point of landing Von Miller, Pat Willis, Connor Barwin, Russell Okung, Marcedes Lewis, Jacoby Ford, Greg Little, James Casey, and creating enough cap space to add Calais Campbell at 16.0M and then some.)
    Best in Free Agency- Steelers (IMO Boik did a great job of filling needs and getting good value with his FA moves.)
    Best in Draft- Ravens (barely edged out Schisno IMO. I personally give Silverphin credit for pretty accurately projecting McClellin's draft stock despite his pick of McClellin falling before the actual pick.)
    Feud of the Year- Me vs Mods of course.
    Most Improved GM - FinOops
    Rookie GM of the Year - Tough call but I'll go with Bdog for having the nuggets to quickly nail gown Manning.
    Best Offense - Steelers (I like the balance, depth, and improved Oline)
    Best Defense - Tough call for me, but my vote is for the Giants.
    Best Offensive Weapons (RB/WR/TE) - Browns (if McFadden can remain healthy, this skill group is a nightmare for defenses. Would've liked to have seen a better TE, but there's still enough here to get my vote.)
    Best Offensive Line - Jets (by a ball hair)
    Best Front Seven - Toss up between Giants and Bills, but I'll give it to NY b/c they have no question marks at one LB position.
    Best Secondary - Raiders sneak it out.

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    GM OF THE YEAR
    1. Cincinnati Bengals
    The Cincinnati Bengals really improved on both offense and defense. Having a player of Alshon Jeffrey's caliber next to AJ Green could be very deadily and it will only help this young offense grow. They did an overhaul on the offensive line giving them one of the best offensive lines in the league. On defense, they added Adrian Clayborn to pair up with Carlos Dunslap then signed Broderick Bunkley as well. Their linebackers could use some work but Rome wasn't built in a day. Pairing up Brent Grimes with Brandon Carr is going to be very scary in Cincinnati and I think the Bengals took a semi-competitive team and turned them into a very competitive team for years to come if Andy Dalton can take the next step.

    2. Jacksonville Jaguars
    The Jacksonville Jaguars took a "go big or go home" approach by trading for Peyton Manning and I really like the ballsy move. It gives them more time to develop Blaine Gabbert and Manning can turn chicken crap into chicken salad. However the Jaguars gave Manning weapons such as an old friend in Reggie Wayne, a big target in Malcom Floyd, and a good tight end in Brent Celek. Their offensive line could be very good as well with the addition of Mike Iupati, Jammal Brown, and Brandon Brooks. They added some nice players on defense such as Osi Umenyioia, Justin Smith, Kelvin Sheppard, Asante Samuel, Nate Allen, and Dawan Landry. That Colts GM made a gutsy call by trading Peyton Manning within the division if Manning stays healthy.

    3. Carolina Panthers
    The Carolina Panthers didn't make a lot of trades this year and honestly I don't know if they made a single one. I really liked the free agent additions in Cliff Avril and Dashon Goldson, two young playmakers at their respective position. I think the offense additions that the Panthers made were great because they will grow with Cam Newton. Malcolm Floyd is an excellent wide receiver prospect and he'll learn plenty from Steve Smith as wel as make an instant impact. I am also a big fan of the Taylor Thompson addition, while it will take some developing... it may be a top combination in the next few years.

    TEAM ON THE RISE NOMINEES
    Indianapolis Colts
    I really like what I did so I will give myself a vote; I think I have a lot of young players surrounding Luck that after a year or two, the Colts should be on top of the division... and Ryan Grigson must have been taking notes here because they brought in the Stanford connection in Andrew Luck and Coby Fleener.

    TEAM BUILT FOR NOW
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    The Jaguars are in win now mode with Peyton Manning and Blaine Gabbert is certainly the "emergency option" at quarterback that they don't want to use in 2012.

    FREE AGENT STEAL OF THE YEAR
    Paul Soliai, $3.2M - Pittsburgh Steelers
    How Paul Soliai went under $8M in free agency on a Dolphins forum is beyond me... complete steal.

    DRAFT STEAL OF THE YEAR
    Mark Barron 1.32 - Tennessee Titans
    The Titans nabbed a player who went in the top six in the NFL draft at the bottom of the first round... that is a steal; plain and simple.

    TRADE OF THE YEAR
    Indianapolis Colts/Jacksonville Jaguars "Peyton Manning Trade"
    This really changed the overall outlook and attitude of the Jaguars; big move without question.

    BEST IN TRADES
    New York Giants
    UCFinFan86 always seemed to be on the upper hand of most of his trades that he made. He did a great job of maximizing his assets.

    BEST IN FREE AGENCY
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    Boik did a very good job in free agency getting players for a very good price such as Paul Soliai, Kendall Langford, Jake Scott, and Dwight Lowery.

    BEST IN DRAFT
    New York Jets
    Schisno continued to trade down in the draft and he wound up getting three players (Hightower, Smith, Jones) he drafted in rounds two and three that went in the first round of the NFL Draft.

    FEUD OF THE YEAR
    schisno vs. FA Bidders
    I am pretty sure that a few of the other GMs really wanted to see schisno be banned from the GM League with his free agency plan of attack.

    MOST IMPROVED GM
    Big E
    I think Big E did a much better job this year than in years past; other than signing Carson Palmer at least.

    ROOKIE GM OF THE YEAR
    Bdogtitan11
    Bdogtitan11 did a very good job his first year in the GM League but I was very impressed with how active and knowledgable all the first year GMs were this year.

    BEST OFFENSE
    New England Patriots
    The Patriots may have moved on from Tom Brady to Philip Rivers but when you have Julio Jones, Wes Welker, Jerome Simpson, Rob Gronkowski, and Aaron Hernandez as receiver options? That's scary.

    BEST DEFENSE
    New York Giants
    The Giants have one of the best defensive lines in the NFL and are extremely deep at linebacker and in the secondary. They made a good defense even better this year.

    BEST OFFENSIVE WEAPONS
    Philadelphia Eagles
    LeSean McCoy, Andre Johnson, and DeSean Jackson? If Brandon Weeden is as NFL-ready as some say he is; he should have no problems in Philadlephia with these three elite playmakers.

    BEST OFFENSIVE LINE
    Cincinnati Bengals
    The Bengals added All-Pro guard Carl Nicks and former UNI Panther Chad Rinehart to their offensive line... with Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith already there, it makes up the best offensive line.

    BEST FRONT SEVEN
    Buffalo Bills
    Calais Campbell, Marcell Darreus, Kyle Williams, Connor Barwin, Von Miller, and Patrick Willis... it's a no contest in my book.

    BEST SECONDARY
    Oakland Raiders
    They Raiders brought back Tyvon Branch to their secondary but they added Cortland Finnegan and Ladarius Webb to the secondary... that's pretty damn good.

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    Most improved votes? Wtf was wrong with my Phins last year? Granted Gabbert over Newton was a mistake, but I got you Lesean McCoy and Troy Polomalu!! The defense was a monster!?!?

    By the way, Rams beat Colts 10 times out of 10....up and coming??? Pshhh!!

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    Todd says "I didn't really expect much from him, so for him to exceed my minimal expectations of him was worthy of "Most Improved GM" in my eyes. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fin-Omenal View Post
    Most improved votes? Wtf was wrong with my Phins last year? Granted Gabbert over Newton was a mistake, but I got you Lesean McCoy and Troy Polomalu!! The defense was a monster!?!?

    By the way, Rams beat Colts 10 times out of 10....up and coming??? Pshhh!!
    With Tony Sparano as your head coach? You'll be lucky to get one win.

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    Actually should I even vote on most improved? I wasn't even in last year . I voted based off last time I played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeKing View Post
    Actually should I even vote on most improved? I wasn't even in last year . I voted based off last time I played.
    Meh... doesn't make much difference to me. Usually people seem to take the Most Improved GM Award as an insult.

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    GM OF THE YEAR
    NY Giants

    TEAM ON THE RISE
    Carolina Panthers

    TEAM BUILT FOR NOW
    Washington Redskins

    FREE AGENT STEAL OF THE YEAR
    Paul Soliai, $3.2M - Pittsburgh Steelers


    DRAFT STEAL OF THE YEAR
    AJ Jenkins, 5.151 - Atlanta Falcons

    TRADE OF THE YEAR
    New York Giants/Baltimore Ravens "Haloti Ngata Trade"

    BEST IN TRADES
    Buffalo Bills

    Best in FA
    Bengals

    Best in Draft
    Baltimore Ravens

    FEUD OF THE YEAR
    ToddsPhins vs. Moderators

    MOST IMPROVED GM
    Skeet84

    ROOKIE GM OF THE YEAR
    ToddsPhins

    BEST OFFENSE
    New England Patriots

    BEST DEFENSE
    Buffalo Bills

    BEST OFFENSIVE WEAPONS
    Philadelphia Eagles

    BEST OFFENSIVE LINE
    Cincinnati Bengals

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeKing View Post
    Actually should I even vote on most improved? I wasn't even in last year . I voted based off last time I played.
    Hmmm, you know I won this the year before. Hard to improve on BEST TEAM EVA!

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    GM of the year:
    1. Colts
    2. Steelers
    3. Rams

    Team on the rise: Colts

    Team built for now: Redskins

    FA steal of the year: Lardarius Webb (Raiders)

    Draft steal of the year: Mark Barron (Titans)

    Trade of the year: "Andre Johnson Trade"

    Best in Trades: Jets

    Best in FA: Steelers

    Best in Draft: Titans (that was a nasty draft. Loved every pick)

    Feud of the year: schisno vs FA bidders

    Most improved GM: Skeet84

    Rookie GM of the year: Anonymous

    Best offense: Cowboys

    Best defense: Giants

    Best offensive weapons: Patriots

    Best offensive line: Chiefs

    Best front 7: Bills

    Best secondary: Eagles


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    GM of the Year:
    Ravens- Really liked what he did overall. Though he built a SB team.
    Giants- Thought he did a pretty good job filling in for FA losses and made what was already a great defense even better. Ngata was an enormous get.
    Eagles- Made some great pickups on both offense and defense. Johnson and Jackson are dangerous and will make Weedon's life easy and the upside of guys like McClain, Berry, and Fairly on defense is scary.

    Team On The Rise:
    Colts- Andrew Luck makes the majority of this decision, but there were also some other very nice moves in there that should set this team up for a while.

    Team Built for now:
    This was really tough. I could have gone with any of my GMOY candidates. I'll say the Ravens.

    Free Agent Steal:
    I guess Soliai out of those candidates. He is better than that price tag.

    Draft Steal:
    Barron. This was tough for me because it could have easily been Broyles as I feel he's a 1st round WR when healthy. He isn't though (completely at least), so I'll go with Barron, who was the only elite S prospect in the draft and I was badly hoping he'd get to my pick. I realize a couple of those other guys went much higher in the actual draft, but I don't feel they should have, so I'm staying with where I had guys on my board.

    Trade of the Year:
    The Ngata trade. This was another tough one because I love what Andre Johnson will bring to the Eagles, and I thought that the Long/Miller trade is a great one for both parties. To me though, Ngata is such a game changer and is going to a team that already has an amazing line. It's going to be impossible to keep that front 4 back.

    Best In Trades:
    Giants. I already mentioned why. Ngata mostly, but I liked their other moves too.

    Free Agency:
    Bucs. I don't like voting for myself, but I do feel like I had the best FA additions. I overspent on some, but I cleared the room knowing I would need to overspend. At the end of the day I don't think another team added more talent to their roster via free agency than I did and that's why I'm voting for Tampa here.

    Best In Draft:
    Ravens. No one had a stellar complete draft, but the Ravens did a nice job at the top. His first 4 picks were all very solid.

    Feud Of The Year:
    ToddPhins. This was the only one I noticed, so that's what I'm going with.

    Most Improved GM:

    Rookie GM:
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    Best Offense:
    Steelers

    Best Defense:
    Ravens

    Best Weapons:
    Eagles


    Best OL:
    Steelers


    Best Front Seven:
    Giants


    Best Secondary:
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    GM of the Year: 1. Jags 2. Rams 3. Bills

    Team On The Rise: Rams

    Team Built for Now: Jags

    Free Agent Steal: Dwight Lowery, $300K - Pittsburgh Steelers

    Draft Steal: A.J. Jenkins (Falcons)

    Trade of the Year: Phillip Rivers Trade

    Best In Trades: Bills

    Free Agency: Steelers

    Best In Draft: Ravens

    Feud Of The Year: don't have a clue

    Most Improved GM: Skeet

    Rookie GM: myself

    Best Offense: Patriots

    Best Defense: Giants

    Best Weapons: Eagles

    Best OL: Browns

    Best Front Seven: Giants

    Best Secondary: Eagles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fin-Omenal View Post
    Hmmm, you know I won this the year before. Hard to improve on BEST TEAM EVA!
    I dunno you seem a lot better more so than usual

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    Quote Originally Posted by GridIronKing34 View Post
    Meh... doesn't make much difference to me. Usually people seem to take the Most Improved GM Award as an insult.
    Todd: "Well in that case I change my vote of FinO as most improved GM to "worst GM of 2011". lol. "

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    And also:

    "Toddsphins asked me to tell you guys he had a great time in the league, thanks GIK for the invitation, and looks forward to beating everyone's tail next year. "

    He also said he's "taking applications for designated 2013 GM League posters, so anyone who would like to volunteer for this prestigious honor, please PM him at Mach's site". "Minimum restrictions are: the ability to spell, 24 hour internet access, and must not be less than 3 reprimands away from a permaban."

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