Monday, November 22, 2010
Pick our AFC East High Energy player
ESPN.com has a series in which each division blogger chooses a "High Energy Player of the Week."
There's no set criteria for us to go by. It's open to individual interpretation. But my philosophy all season has been to select an overachiever, someone who might be a role player or not yet established or cast aside by another team or unheard from in a long while.
I've generally tried to avoid repeat winners. But I did ignore that policy when I went with Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis in Weeks 3 and 8, and the deeper we get into the season, the less likely a new name will burst out.
There's a good chance this week's honoree will repeat, too.
Since Week 11 presented so many great individual performances, I want you to help me make the call. Drop your vote in the comments section below.
- Jets receiver Santonio Holmes (honored in Week 9) had seven receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns, including the miraculous winning score in the closing seconds to shock the Texans.
- Bills receiver Steve Johnson (honored in Week 7) had eight receptions for 137 yards and three touchdowns in a wild victory over the Bengals.
- Patriots running back Danny Woodhead, unable to make the Jets' roster, ran seven times for 69 yards, including a sensational 36-yard dash to help the Patriots beat the Colts.
Here's a rundown of the previous AFC East High Energy Players of the Week and links to their stories:
Week 1: Patrick Chung, Patriots safety
Week 2: Jason Allen, Dolphins cornerback
Week 3: BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Patriots running back
Week 4: Rob Ninkovich, Patriots linebacker
Week 5: Nick Folk, Jets kicker
Week 6: Deion Branch, Patriots receiver
Week 7: Steve Johnson, Bills receiver
Week 8: BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Patriots running back
Week 9: Santonio Holmes, Jets receiver
Week 10: Fred Jackson, Bills running back