Kansas City Chiefs DE Glenn Dorsey has the very best performance of the 2011 NFL season when it comes to run-stopping defensive ends in a 3-4 defense.
Pro Football Focus is going through each positional group to show which ten players had the best game at their position.
Neither of the Chiefs’ defensive ends made the list of overall performances; however, when PFF broke down the list of performances against the run, Dorsey came out on top.
Dorsey’s big game came in Week 17 vs. the Denver Broncos. He graded out at +5.8 in run defense, good for the highest single game mark of any 3-4 DE in one game all season long.
On the overall list, San Fransisco’s Justin Smith absolutely dominated. He had the 1st, 2nd, 5th best performances of the year. Oh yeah, and he also tied HIMSELF for the 7th best performance. That means that according to PFF, on five Sunday’s last season, not a single DE in the league had a better game than Smith. That’s impressive.
Congratulations to Glenn Dorsey on this recognition. Here’s hoping he improves his pass rushing skills in 2012 to become a more overall threat.