Alright, we are officially halfway through the CFL season, and I'm wondering who gets the most outstanding player award so far.
A short list of nominees
Damon Allen - 18 TD's, 2619 passing yards, 66% completion rate, 1 rushing TD, along with 240 yards on the ground the main reason the Argos are 6-3 and first in the East
Ricky Ray - 19 TD's, 3240 passing yards, 66% completion rate, keeping the Ekies in the CFL elite.
Dave Dickenson - 14 TD's, 2175 passing yards, 75% completion rate, BC is undefeated
Kerry Joseph - 12 passing TD's, 2318 yards, 64% completion rate, along with 7 rushing TD's and 500 yards on the ground. The man can beat you in many ways
Jason Tucker - 902 receiving yards, 8 TD's, 18.8 per catch, the man is on fire
Charles Roberts - 786 rushing yards, 7 TD's, 5.3 per carry
As of right now I'd say the award should go to Damon Allen, not because I'm an Argo fan, because he's been the most impressive and valuable player in the CFL this year. While Ricky Ray has a lot more passing yards than Allen, Ray also leads the league in INT's with 13, compared to Allen's only 7. Damon Allen also makes up for less passing yards with his 240 rushing yards and his head to head win against Ray. However in the midst of this are players like Dave DIckenson and Kerry Joseph. DIckenson would almost for sure get the nod if he hadn't been sitting a couple games, with BC winning. His TD/INT ratio is the best in the league, and his completion rate of 74% is blistering. However, BC winning the 2 games he hasn't player hurts him a little bit, showing BC doesnt necessarily need him to win. While Allen showed the Argos need him to win. Kerry Joseph has also been on fire, on the ground and in the air, and is hard to stop, but Ottawa's slightly worse team record and Joseph's turnover rate hurt his chances. You also cant discount the league's top receiver and rusher in Tucker and Roberts, as Tucker is ALMOST on pace for a 2000 yard, 20 TD season, and Roberts looks to win the rushing title again. Definitely a tough choice.