Originally written on Total Titans  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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I've already chosen him as the defensive MVP, but after considering all the candidates for the most surprising (in a good way) player for the Tennessee Titans in 2012, my choice is the man I've already given one award to, defensive end Derrick Morgan. The first two years of the 2010 first-round pick's career were blah. The first was, of course, shortened by his knee injury. The second, well, he didn't fare poorly against the run, but he also didn't show much of a pass rush or look explosive. About as much as a defensive player can do for a bad defense on a bad team, though, he broke out in 2012. I've already noted the six sacks of his own, more than any other player on the team. I've noted how he created even more sacks for other players. I've noted he played more snaps than any other player in the defensive front seven. I've already noted his area of responsibility is where the Titans were stoutest against the run. What I haven't yet noted is how impressive his numbers were...
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