An interesting list... I have to completely disagree with the Western candidates.http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/feature/?fid=9822
First, how can you have three players from one team? That makes no sense. And Henry Burris as the top candidate in the West? Why? Because the Stampeders are currently first, and he's the QB for that team? Please. Ricky Ray's stats are far superior to Burris', but even I don't think Ray is the MOP, and I'm an Eskimos fan. If there's one MOP candidate in Calgary, it's Jermaine Copeland. The guy is having a fantastic season. Hell, I'd even rank Reynolds over Burris just because he's consistent week after week and season after season, whereas Burris defines inconsistent.
Second, if they're going to nominate people with poor stats (Burris and Durant both have poor completion percentages and a lot of INTs), why not nominate Arkee Whitlock.
Waits for initial shock to subside
Yes, I know, the biggest Whitlock hater on the board, and he's nominating him for MOP. Think about it. This is his first season in the league, and even after that disastrous start against Montreal, he's still been able to succeed in this league.
Just looking at his last four games, he's averaging about 88 ypg, and he's scored 3 TDs, and only fumbled once. And these games were against tough defences. Whitlock has the chance to finally provide Edmonton with some stability at running back, something this team hasn't had in the last decade. Edmonton goes through running backs like Winnipeg goes through coaches.
Whitlock is projected to finish with 1,139 yards, and 10 TDs. Not to mention he's currently averaging 5.5 ypg. Not bad for a guy who had one of the worst starts ever.