Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Revis loses top D honor to Woodson
New York Jets star Darrelle Revis might be the NFL's best coverage cornerback.
He was the top player on the league's No. 1 defense, but that doesn’t mean he was the greatest defender around.
The Associated Press selected Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson its 2009 defensive player of the year.
AP's panel cast 28 first-place votes for Woodson, 14 for Revis.
Jets fans likely will perceive the award as a snub, but Woodson had a more well-rounded season.
Woodson's nine interceptions were tied for the NFL lead. So were his three interception returns for touchdowns. He forced four fumbles and recorded two sacks.
Revis had six interceptions (one for a touchdown) and a league-leading 37 passes defensed. The Jets don't order Revis to blitz, so he didn't have any sacks.