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Heisman voters take note -- Suh deserves a look

Posted on: October 9, 2009 12:50 am
College football fans know that in the great history of the Heisman Trophy there has only been one defensive player to have won the award -- Michigan cornerback Charles Woodson in 1997.

Perhaps in this, the 75th year of the award, the time has come to recognize another defender.

With the past two winners Sam Bradford and Tim Tebow going down to early injuries and a first month and half of the season not providing any one dominant player to headline the hype for the award, voters should be thinking outside of the box and considering Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for the 2009 Heisman Trophy.

The Heisman is supposed to honor the best player in country. If that player is not Suh, I have not yet seen him.

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2009 8:04 am

Heisman voters take note -- Suh deserves a look

Ah yes, the delusional Big 12 of my favorite kind of fans, along with the delusion Big 10 fan, the delusional Pac-10 fan and every other conference's fans, who think anything outside of the SEC is real football.  Let's take a little look at the stats here for just a minute:

Suh - 36 Tackles, 3 Sacks, 1 INT for a team that has only played against one good team (that might not even be that good based on what I saw last week against Georgia Tech.)

Norwood (AKA The Man) - 44 Tackles, 6 Sacks, 2 INTs and a Defensive TD for a team that plays in the toughest conference in the far (USC strength of schedule 23, Nebraska 36.)

Don't get me wrong, I think Suh is a great football player.  I have seen almost all of Nebraska's games this year and he's definitely a force to be reckoned with.  However, putting him in the same league as Norwood is preposterous.  There are a number of guys in the SEC, on the defensive side of the ball who are far more suited to win the Heisman then Suh and Norwood just happens to top the list.  I am sure that I am not going to sway you from the dark side, but facts are facts, Norwood is better, the SEC is better and that's the bottom line.


Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: October 15, 2009 2:15 pm

Heisman voters take note -- Suh deserves a look

Just another East Coast fan with the intelligence to post on only what he's seen. Because clearly you have not watched Suh play football. I've watched both player's play and I'll admit that Norwood is a damn good football player, but to say he changes the way an offense plays football like Suh does is absolutely absurd and a tribute to your lack of football knowledge...or like most people I've heard on the East Coast say;

N for Nowledge


I'm sure anyone west of the appalachin mountains will say that Suh is the best defensive player in the nation, maybe the best in about 2 decades or more. To even consider Norwood, or Berry, or Spikes in the same category is utter non-sense. Those 3 are all great player's, but when it comes down to it, they are not what Suh is.

Suh deserves this attention, your boy does not.

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: October 15, 2009 9:00 am

Heisman voters take note -- Suh deserves a look

I definitely think it's time for defensive players to get more of a look when it comes to the Heisman Trophy, but Suh isn't the one I'm looking at.  Eric Norwood of the Gamecocks is a game changing player on the defensive side of the ball, the way a lot of QBs and RBs are on offense.  He's an absolute beast, in the superior conference in the country and anyone who has ever seen him play can't argue with the fact that he epitomizes the dominant football anyone should have to play to win this award.

Since: Oct 13, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2009 4:13 pm

Heisman voters take note -- Suh deserves a look

I would agree I am an avaid VA Tech fan and I have not seen a more diruptive defensive player and we started out agaist a very good Alabama D. Suh was in the back field all day agaist us and made Mizzou look pretty bad last Thursday night on ESPN. 

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2009 2:49 pm

Not in the SEC

Sadly but with all the love the media throws the SEC's way I see no way a defense guy from the BIG XII will ever be even thought of for the Heisman. I could be wrong though.

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