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James Harrison Wins Defensive MVP

by: DanD On  Monday, January 5, 2009

James HarrisonTotal Pro Sports-  The Associated Press has announced that James Harrison, from the Pittsburgh Steelers, has won the defensive MVP award for the 2008 season.  The last Steeler to win the award was Rod Woodson in 1993.  Woodson, who played both cornerback and safety during his Hall of Fame career, captured the honor by totaling 8 sacks and 2 picks and 2 forced fumbles.

Harrison had a stand out year and was truly deserving the honor.  In 15 games he made 101 tackles, 16 sacks, 7 forced fumbles and 1 interception, not bad for a guy who was an undrafted free agent.

Harrison could had very well been the league MVP this year.  However, it has become nearly impossible for players on defense to win the award as the league is obsessed with offensive player.  Thanks to the solid play of Harrison the Steelers look ready to make another run to the Super Bowl.  As the old saying goes offense gets the glory but defense wins Championships, watch out Philip Rivers.




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