No DPOY Award, But Jared's Got a New Gig and a Mean Ten-Gallon Hat


First off, it’s a disgrace that Jared Allen didn’t even receive a single vote in the Defensive Player of the Year race. And Antonio Cromartie got three? Is that a joke? He wasn’t even starting when the season started and many of those picks came in one game. If the One Man Gang would have sacked Peyton Manning three or four times, would he have gotten some votes, too?

I’m at a loss here. At first I thought, well, it’s because the Chiefs had a horrible season and Jared got in trouble. Then I remembered that Jason Taylor won the DPOY award last year, and Shawne Merriman placed as well. Remember, the Dolphins sucked and Merriman got suspended for steroids. So, now I really can’t make sense of all of this because it makes no sense. Usually, sacks are the defensive glamor statistic. Not this year, I suppose. Except for Mario Williams and Patrick Kerney, who received votes even though they finished behind Allen in the sack race.

Secondly, sure all those guys are good defensively. I’ll give them that. But can they go on TV and not only be informative and entertaining, but also look like a badass in a big, black cowboy hat? I don’t think so. Gotta love this video…

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