After a week which included posting 11 tackles, two sacks and an interception the Steelers Lawrence Timmons was named to the NFL Defensive Player of the Week after the Steelers 28-10 win over the Cleveland Browns. Are we noticing a trend here of players being named DPOW? I think we are.
For the year I am of the opinion that LT has been the Steelers defensive MVP. The strides he has made since last year are pretty remarkable. While he was good last year he was not at this level. He is making this defense that much better.
Right now LT is tied for fourth in the NFL with 59 tackles, three sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He has been a monster in the run defense which is first in the NFL, giving up a league low 63.8 rushing yards per game. Beast.
Good award for what has been an underrated player this year.