Punter: Todd Sauerbrun, Panthers. Net punting records haven't been kept through the years, but I'd bet that his 38.9-yard average is close to the best ever.
Returner: Jermaine Lewis, Ravens. He's one of the few who handles both punts and kicks, which makes him doubly dangerous.
Cover: Mike Green, Bears. First caught the coaching staff's attention running downfield on kicks. Now he's a valuable nickelback, too.
Player of the Year: Strahan. He gets the call over flashier competition because no other player so clearly dominated his position.
Coach of the Year: Bill Belichick, Patriots. He started with a bunch of ragtags, then led them to a division championship. Ran a smooth, well-organized staff that got the most out of everybody.
Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year: Anthony Thomas, RB, Bears, and Richard Seymour, DT, Patriots. Both provided a shot of adrenaline to teams picked to finish near the bottom but instead are playoff-bound.