AP Snubs another Defensive MVP
January 2, 2009 by MadisonMadnuff
Well Peyton has won another league MVP this year and I say he disserved it, but so did a lot of other players. My question is how come defensive players can’t get league MVP, I feel James Harrison should have gotten the league MVP this year. Their wasn’t one employer over Harrison that had more of an impact on his team this year. If defense win championships then defensive players should be considered for MVP awards.
It seems much like the Hesiman the “best players” in the league can only be offensive players, how come? When the Colts won the Super bowl what was the difference maker in their season and ushering them to the playoffs? Bob Sanders. When the Giants won the super bowl what catapulted them to the mid-season turn around? Osi Umenyora. I find it quiet ridicules that the voters feel that defensive players don’t have as much of an impact on the game as offensive players. James Harrison was hands down the best NFL Player this year; his impact on a team that really only won because of their great defensive can’t be ignored. If you look back into the past often a great defensive player is the catalyst to leading a team to victory.
It seems that people just have a hard time excepting the fact that the MVP may be a defensive player because the stats are hard to measure at times. Offensive players have very tangible stats that relate directly to them. Defensive players stats don’t always reflect on them personally for example, a team may allow 2.5 yards a rush with a player in the game and allow 4.5 when they are not. The latter is a team stat not an individual stat even though it still shows the impact that that player has on his team. Despite that this year James Harrison had very tangible stats leading the league in forced fumbles, top 5 in sacks and leader of one of the best defensive statistically in NFL history. The guy never hand a bad game and was never the reason that his team lost this year. When the colts lost games often Peyton made mistakes of course when the won it was only because of him as well, but still I fell defensive players need to be considered. The second and third place vote getters were Michael Turner and Chad Pennington, James Harrison played better than either of these two. What is going to take for a defensive player to get the league MVP award? That is why the Mad’Nuff league MVP goes to James Harrison.
How do you fell about this topic please stat your opinion on MVP voting.