Today James Harrison was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Week by the National Football League.
Not surprising because Harrison led a stud defensive team to a 19-11 win over Tennessee. Harrison pretty much did everything: 11 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
He also was a part of this:
I have a few problems with all of this:
1) The entire defense needs to win this award. Has this ever happened? I know James spear headed the defense but Lawrence Timmons, Aaron Smith and Troy Polamalu also were just as big. Giving the Defensive "Player" of the week award to the whole defense would be fine, although the NFL would never do that. You know what would be better? Give it to Dick LeBeau. What a beast.
2) James Harrison should have won AFC Offensive Player of the Week award too. I mean he, and the defense, pretty much was the offense on Sunday so you might as well give the Steelers defense both awards. I think that is fair.
Also am throwing in this, because lets face it any time you talk about James Harrison is a good time to use it:
Tampa better watch its back.
Here We Go.