Friday, July 27, 2012
Poll results: Projecting 2012 sack leader
By Jamison Hensley
Before Terrell Suggs' two-year reign as the AFC North's sack leader, Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley led the division with 13.5 sacks in 2009.
With Suggs sidelined by an Achilles injury, many expect Woodley to once again top the division in sacks. Woodley dominated this week's SportsNation poll, receiving 42 percent of the vote. The poll drew 10,592 votes.
He got off to a strong start last season, when he had nine sacks in his first eight games. But a hamstring injury derailed his season, ending a streak of three straight seasons with at least 10 sacks.
Browns defensive end Jabaal Sheard finished second in the poll with 22 percent, and Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap was third with 17 percent. It was surprising to see Steelers linebacker James Harrison (8 percent) finish last, even below the option "Someone else," which received 11 percent.