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jim brown
02-15-2013, 02:01 PM
Why is it that when a player gets "Defensive player of the year" the next year they stink, they are traded, or they get a whole lot of money and all of a sudden they are injured!!!!! Take a look at the last few years!

StainlessStill
02-15-2013, 02:20 PM
Football. It's a week to week business.

harrison'samonster
02-15-2013, 02:22 PM
The only thing I can say is that playing at such a high level has to be so physically draining. It reminds me in a way of the Madden cover curse.

austinfrench76
02-15-2013, 02:23 PM
I think it also raises the expectation so they TRY harder and hence diminshed play. Just my thought.

WVABE
02-15-2013, 03:42 PM
I've seen tons of players like that over the years. They have one hell of a season then make that real paycheck and cop out along the way. I guess a fat wallet steals their hearts from the game.

teegre
02-15-2013, 03:46 PM
I've seen tons of players like that over the years. They have one hell of a season then make that real paycheck and cop out along the way. I guess a fat wallet steals their hearts from the game.

I don't think that Troy's wallet injured his calf. Nor did money make James Harrison's knee swell nor make Terrell Suggs's Achilles' tendon rupture.

I think it's the style of play.

SteelersCanada
02-15-2013, 04:16 PM
It's like the Madden curse.

nick5574
02-15-2013, 05:06 PM
I think that as with any profession or talent it is always difficult to follow up something outstanding with more of the same. Since they are the best defensive player in the league all eyes are on them the next season so any drop is a huge deal. Injuries to these players could always just be unfortunate coincidences. Hundreds of players get hurt every year and it could be anyone, MVP, DPOY, or some 2nd string punter... no one can know for sure until it happens.

WVABE
02-15-2013, 05:35 PM
I don't think that Troy's wallet injured his calf. Nor did money make James Harrison's knee swell nor make Terrell Suggs's Achilles' tendon rupture.

I think it's the style of play.Not talking about any specific player just many players over the years throughout the league.

Fat Albert always comes to my mind first though.

mikegrimey
02-15-2013, 06:31 PM
Not talking about any specific player just many players over the years throughout the league.

Fat Albert always comes to my mind first though.

Haynesworth is in a league of one when it came to being an ass. He always underachieved until he played for a contract, the smart bet was on him losing effort after getting paid. I think Harrison, Revis, Polamalu and Suggs all have shown a lot more effort than him. Sure Revis is a bit of a malcontent when it comes to holding out but he's not a bum on the field like Haynesworth was

VaDave
02-15-2013, 06:32 PM
I've seen tons of players like that over the years. They have one hell of a season then make that real paycheck and cop out along the way. I guess a fat wallet steals their hearts from the game.

Sound like anybody we know???

VaDave
02-15-2013, 06:34 PM
Demarcus Russell was another, granted he was on offense....... Fat check and didn't deliver

jacobo
02-15-2013, 06:43 PM
Demarcus Russell was another, granted he was on offense....... Fat check and didn't deliver

He never had heart though.

teegre
02-15-2013, 06:53 PM
Demarcus Russell was another, granted he was on offense....... Fat check and didn't deliver

You're crazy. JeMarcus had 9, 10, 13.5, and 11.5 sacks in the four seasons prior to this past year's hamstring-injury plagued 2012 season.

What... not JeMarcus... what... uh... ???

lloydwoodson
02-15-2013, 10:47 PM
Harrison had 10 sacks and 5 forced fumbles the year after he won the award.

Suggs never should have gotten the award- Allen was robbed. In what universe does the player with 14 sacks havemore impact than the player with 22 sacks? 2nd best sack total all-time goes unrewarded.

Polamalu did have a bad year after winning and regardless of who should have won the award you are right... players have been playing poorly after winning it.

Rick5895
02-16-2013, 07:40 AM
Harrison had 10 sacks and 5 forced fumbles the year after he won the award.

Suggs never should have gotten the award- Allen was robbed. In what universe does the player with 14 sacks havemore impact than the player with 22 sacks? 2nd best sack total all-time goes unrewarded.

Polamalu did have a bad year after winning and regardless of who should have won the award you are right... players have been playing poorly after winning it.

which is still a pretty good year. Difference with the NFL as opposed to other leagues is the physical toll it takes to play at the level of guys like harrison, Poloamalu, Woodson etc. To win DPOY they have to play with a certain amount of reckless abandon which is difficult to carry over year to year.