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On Saturday, Ravens defensive end/linebacker Terrell Suggs was named as the Associated Press’s NFL Defensive Player of the Year for 2011. Suggs posted the best year of his nine-year career in Baltimore, with 14 sacks, 7 forced fumbles, and 2 interceptions. He was the best player on the Ravens’ defense, which finished the year ranked third overall in the league. Unfortunately, he was a bit quiet in the postseason, as the Ravens barely squeaked by the Houston Texans in the divisional round before falling just short in New England in the AFC Championship.
Suggs was the third Raven to win the award, joining Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. Since 2000, a Raven has won the award four times (Lewis 2000, 2003; Reed 2004; Suggs 2011). No other team has had more than two such awards in that span (Pittsburgh).
While Suggs freely admits that the season was a failure without the Lombardi Trophy, this is a nice individual accolade to help ease the pain.
BEST OF MAXIM
I know this isn’t the award defensive end/outside linebacker Terrell Suggs wanted, but he earned the AP Defensive Player of the Year award, according to multiple reports. He would have much rather have had a Super Bowl ring.
Suggs had 70 tackles, a career-high 14 sacks, seven forced fumbles and two interceptions to complete his best professional season. He is the third Baltimore...
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was named the 2011 Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year on Saturday.Suggs earned 21 of a possible 50 votes to beat out Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, who tallied 14 votes.Suggs had 70 tackles, 14 sacks and seven forced fumbles this season to lead a Baltimore defense that allowed the third-fewest points in the league this season.
The award that Terrell Suggs really wanted will be handed out Sunday as the New York Giants and New England Patriots play for the Lombardi Trophy. The Ravens outside linebacker got a nice consolation prize Saturday night when he was named the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the 2011-12 season.
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, who had 70 tackles and 14 sacks, beat out Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, who had 22 sacks, for the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.
Terrell Suggs wasn't better than Jared Allen, and Schwartz should have beaten Harbaugh for coach of the yearIn previous years there were roster spots for veterans that were considered safe, but that's not the case headed into 2012.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs, the most dynamic player on the Ravens' staunch defense, has won the 2011 Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.On a team featuring longtime stars Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, Suggs stood out most for a nationwide panel of 50 media ...
Aaron Rogers grabbed the NFL MVP. Not a bad season for the Green Bay Packers QB...I'm sure he'd of preferred to win two more games though.
Other NFL players that came out as winners included:
Baltimore defensive end/linebacker Terrell Suggs, Defensive Player of the Year.
San Francisco's rookie coach Jim Harbaugh, Coach of the Year.