Troy Polamalu was named AP Defensive Player over Clay Matthews also recieving votes were Julius Peppers (6), Brian Urlacher (4), Ed Reed (1) and Haloti Ngata (1). Two players receiving no votes were James Harrison and Cameron Wake, yup thats right Ndamukong Suh wasn't even on the list.
Troy Polamalu 14 games, 63 tackles, 7 ints and a sack.
Clay Matthews 15 games, 60 tackles, 2 ff and 11 sacks.
Brian Urlacher 16 games, 126 tackles, 2 ff and 4 sacks.
Julius Peppers 16 games, 54 tackles, 3 ff and 8 sacks.
Ed Reed 10 games, 37 tackles and 8 ints.
Haloti Ngata 16 games, 63 tackles and 6 sacks.
James Harrison 16 games, 100 tackles, 6 ff and 11 sacks.
Cameron Wake 16 games, 57 tackles, 3 ff and 14 sacks.
Ndamukong Suh 16 games, 66 tackles, 1 ff, 10 sacks, 1 int and a TD.
Where is the love for Suh, maybe it was b/c he was a rookie? Nope, Cameron Wake is on the list. Maybe b/c he was a DT? Nope, Haloti Ngata is on the list as well. The AP Defensive Player Award is now a joke to me and is as worthless as the Pro Bowl, at this point i am speechless and truely at a lost for words.
Who do you think should of won the AP Defensive Player of the Year.
Troy Polamalu (32 votes)
Clay Matthews (53 votes)
Julius Peppers (3 votes)
Brian Urlacher (2 votes)
Ed Reed (4 votes)
Haloti Ngata (3 votes)
Cameron Wake (2 votes)
James Harrison (21 votes)
Ndamukong Suh (102 votes)
222 total votes