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  1. Spunkonmyback DPOY

    Defensive Player of the Year Predictions

    Since DeAngelo Hall is eliminated simply based on the fact he plays for the worst defense in the league, I agree the 3 plays you named are deserving, in that order, of DPOY. Is it possible for two players to tie for first place and both win the award? It would be awesome to see both Harrison and Troy bring home the award as co-winners. Being that those two were probably two of the most outspoken against Goodell this season, Goodell would certianly soil himself if they both won or even if the came in #1 and #2 in voting.
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    Defensive Player of the Year Predictions

    I didn't come here to be a homer about this. I'm trying to give my honest opinion. But the past few days after looking through stats and such I came to the conclusion Polamalu is the leader in the DPOY race and Harrison seems to be a close 2nd. That was the honest conclusion I came to, but that seemed way to homerish for me to beleive it. That's why I came here to seek opinions of others. Wake has no chance at winning and even Matthews is starting to seem like a long shot. Hall, statistically speaking, deserves strong contention for DPOY, but no corner coming from the 29th pass defense and worst overall defense will ever win the award. I just don't see any players other than Harrison, Troy and Hall that are deserving at this point. Matthews could bring himself back into the equation with a 3 huge games to finish the season, but I don't think anyone else is close enough to cacth up at this point. I'm not trying to argue that only Steelers should be getting consideration, if there are any defenders who should be getting DPOY consideration that haven't been mentioned yet just mention them. If I disagree I will say why, but I'm not just trying to start useless arguements.
  3. Spunkonmyback DPOY

    Defensive Player of the Year Predictions

    You gotta think that award goes to good ole Sal this year.
  4. Spunkonmyback DPOY

    Defensive Player of the Year Predictions

    I know stats aren't everything. That's why I'm predicting Troy brings home the award.
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    Defensive Player of the Year Predictions

    It's wishful thinking to say players with considerably better stats won't win it just because they play for a rival team.
  6. Spunkonmyback DPOY

    Defensive Player of the Year Predictions

    The AP gives out the award. Not Goodell. Matthews had a sack this past week vs Detriot where he lead with his helmet. The sack counted and he was not flagged. Players such as Chad Ochocinco, Brian Urlacher and Terrell Suggs have all defended Harrison's hits and Suggs even said it's obvious that Harrison has been "red flagged" by the league and the refs. I think the voters recognize Goodell's inconsistancies and not keep Harrison from winning it if they feel he is the best defensive player this year. But if you read the first post you would know a think Polamalu will win it. I was just saying Matthews doesn't really have a chance because even Harrison has considerably better all-around stats.
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    Defensive Player of the Year Predictions

    Eric Wright? I'm hoping that's sarcasm. Matthews got a lot of DPOY talk early in the season, but now I would even put Harrison ahead of him. Matthews : Combines Tackles: 51 Sacks: 12.5 Passes Defended: 5 INTs: 1 Forced Fumbles: 1 Recoveries: 0 Harrison: Combined Tackles: 79 Sacks: 10 Passes Defended: 6 INTs: 2 Forced Fumbles: 6 Recoveries: 1
  8. Spunkonmyback DPOY

    Defensive Player of the Year Predictions

    Brady for league MVP. Vick or Rivers for offensive MVP. Vick loses votes for not starting all season, Rivers loses votes because the Chargers will probably miss the playoffs.
  9. Spunkonmyback DPOY

    Defensive Player of the Year Predictions

    Who do you think should be the runner-up defensive player of the year then?
  10. Spunkonmyback DPOY

    Defensive Player of the Year Predictions

    I'm not trying to sound homerish, but I don't think Matthews gets it unless he has a huge next 3 games. Wake is one dimensional, I don't think he has a chance. My sleeper pick would be DeAngelo Hall. But rarely do players from non-playoff teams and horrible defenses win the award unless he is undisputably the best defender. 29th pass defense, 32nd overall on defense for the Redskins; Hall won't even get considered. If the Redskins had a top-10 defense he would be the DPOY favorite right now.
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    Defensive Player of the Year Predictions

    Well, as long as the player named doesn't have anywhere near DPOY numbers (like Matthews) there's nothing wrong with me saying that.
  12. Spunkonmyback DPOY

    Defensive Player of the Year Predictions

    His play has really fell off the past few weeks. If you look at his stats he doesn't have the DPOY type numbers in any category except sacks. He is still in contention, but even Harrison has clearly better overall stats than Matthews.
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    Defensive Player of the Year Predictions

    There's not much debate with who will probably win NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year. The same can't be said for Defensive Player of the Year. No one player is having that big of a standout year over another on defense. I'm just trying to get a few different opinions on who you believe will win it this year. Right now I say Polamalu has to be the leading canidate. What do you guys think?
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    NFL fines Ravens’ McClain $40,000

    1. Go back to school and learn to read. 2. Reread the first sentence of the first post on this thread. 3. Take down the attempted smart ass comment you tried to make.
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    NFL fines Ravens’ McClain $40,000

    The same Browns fans that whine about Steeler fans being on this board are the same people who post on every thread about the Steelers....Just saying. The conserversy stemming from the Sunday night game has a lot to do with the league wide cries that Goodell and the refs target Harrison/the Steelers. It's one thing for Harrison, Ward, Troy and so on to make the claim. They have been saying it all year, but it never got all that much attention because it was Steelers defending Steelers at that point...In the week leading to this past game Brain Urlacher, Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Suggs all defended Harrison hit from the previous week that got him flagged and fined. Suggs went as far as to say Harrison is "red flagged" by the refs and the league. It was at that point the claim Harrison has been unfairly targeted took root and the NFL had to release a statement saying the claims from all these players is false. How often do professional sports leagues have to release statements saying they and the refs don't target a certian player after cries from rival players insisting the league is unfair to the rival player? I've never seen anything similiar to that happening in all my years of watching all kinds of sports. During the game it was very evident the Ravens got away with 3 very obvious penalties involving hits and the qb. This coming 7 days after Harrison was flagged for a clean, textbook hit. All this happening on national TV for the world to see had the NFL scrambling to save face. The league called NBC and told the announcers the hit on Miller should have been flagged. Since when do current league employees contact tv networks during a game to admitt a ref's mistake? I've never seen anything similiar to that happening in all my years of watching all kinds of sports. Ngata's hit on Ben certianly shoudl have been a flag. Goodelll has previously stated any contact to a qb's head is an automatic flag. Personally, it should NOT have drawn a fine. It was accidental. Although, Goodell has also previously stated the defenders are responsibile for avoiding helmet contact during hits and tackles. Goodell would defend his fine of Ngati under the premise Ngati should have been more careful and made certian his hand stayed away from Ben's head. Personally, that's BS because it is such a fast pace and physical game, but Goodell has fined others for the same reasoning so he has done it before. McClain's hit on Miller should have resulted in both a flag and a fine. I'm okay with the amount being $40k. Earlier this season Goodell said he would suspend players for devastating helmet-to-helmet hits on defenseless recievers even if the hit was largely accidental and even if the tackler has no previous offenses. If Goodell was seroius about those threats the McClain hit would have resulted in a suspension. I'm glad McClain has not been suspended for his hit. I think hits should only draw suspensions if their was intent to injure. Goodell's threats of suspension proving to be nothing but empty words is good for the game of football. Late in the 4th on the final drive Suggs pulled on Ben's helmet in an attempt to make a tackle. It's illegal to tackle players by the helmet (usaully it happens with the facemask) and has been for decades. With a recent surge to protect qbs there is no excuse for the refs to have missed this call either. Suggs shouldn't be fined for the infractions and he wasn't.
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