Like the Heisman Trophy, the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award unofficially yet almost exclusively belongs to offensive players — quarterbacks and running backs in particular.
Only one defensive player has won the Heisman (Michigan DB Charles Woodson in 1997) and only two defensive players have won the NFL’s MVP: Vikings DT Alan Page in 1971, and Giants LB Lawrence Taylor in 1986.
A few weeks into the 2015 NFL season, I started to believe Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor had a legit shot at becoming the third defensive player to be crowned MVP. Continue reading
If you haven’t yet seen the Monday Night Fumble by Lions WR Calvin Johnson that led to the “intentional batting” incident that has turned into the biggest NFL controversy since … well, the Patriots and their deflated footballs a few weeks ago … you probably don’t have a TV. Or a tablet. Or a phone. Or a friend.
In case you missed it, or if just need to see it again, here’s a video of the play along with more talk about the infamous non-call from NFL.com.
Johnson’s fumble, caused by Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor and helped out of bounds by linebacker K.J. Wright, allowed Seattle to hang on for a 13-10 victory. And in a lot of ways, it was the play of the NFL season so far. Continue reading