Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/2/12
Here we sit halfway through the season chilling and recovering on our bye week. What better time to evaluate the team across the board and hand out some awards to those that have worked hard through the season.MVP - LB/DE Rob NinkovichObvious choice here is Tom Brady. But I'm thinking outside the box here. This award is going to go to LB/DE Rob Ninkovich. Heading in to week 9 Ninkovich has recorded 27 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 pass deflection, and 4 forced fumbles. He has been dubbed the "Jet Killer" by coach Bill Belichick and has been as clutch as anyone could ask. His added presence on the defensive line has bolstered their pass rush and is starting to cause some havoc in the back field.Offensive Player of the Half-Year - TE Robert GronkowskiComing off an offseason ankle surgery, the status of Gronk coming into this season was a little under question. After a bit of a slow start, we are back to seeing the Gronk of old. Being one of Brady's favorite targets, Gronk has amassed 43 catches...
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