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Rams vote Atogwe team MVP

The Rams players and coaches picked O.J. Atogwe as the team MVPP for the season. That's the Daniel F. Reeves Award for those of you keeping score at home.

Sacks Interceptions Tackles
G Sacks YdsL Int Yds IntTD Solo Ast Total
2008 - Oshiomogho Atogwe 14 0 0 4 91 0 65 6 71

Obviously, Atogwe's playmaking ability has been the biggest boost to the Rams defense this season, and one of the few team highlights. He's scheduled to be a free agent after this season, and the Rams have said they intend to make resigning him a priority. They can also use the transition tag if they don't reach a deal with Atogwe. O.J. now needs to take hte step and improve his skills in coverage.

Atogwe also plays video games at an elite level. His suggestions for the next Madden game:

They should come to me, put me on the cover and then introduce an all-new ball hawk system. A lot of times when you play, the defensive backs drop some easy picks. That's why you need a ball hawk system to tighten things up back there, so we can recreate what goes on with safeties and corners.

The team MVP award stayed on that side of the ball for the second season in a row; LB Will Witherspoon picked up the honor last season.

WR Donnie Avery won the Carol Rosenbloom Award for rookie of the year, though with Chris Long showing some chops, the team actually had to count the votes this season. DT Adam Carriker won the award last year.

And finally, SS Corey Chavous picked up his third Carl Ekern Spirit of the Game Award. Few anticipate the now benched safety and locker room leader to be on the team next season.