Re: Defensive player of the year
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.