Originally posted by backontop:
Originally posted by AKfanster:
How can anyone NOT pick Haralson here? He is by far the biggest disapointment on defense.
Also, anybody that was expecting Lawson to "break out" with 10+ sacks this year might pick him. However, if you were expecting Lawson to suddenly turn into a pass rusher you were just being a homer.
Also, I seem to remember a thread named "Balmer, this is your year" or something to that effect. The homer that started that thread might pick Balmer.
But other than those homers, I think it's a safe bet everyone will be picking Haralson
Did I say homer too many times here???
Homer, homer, homer, homer
I just voted the entire defensive squad seems how they have been horrible pretty much most of the season. They had a few good games but that is about it
Hmm....I don't know about that. I thought Spencer has played surprisingly well. Granted he hasn't been great week in week out, but you have to admit he's played better than anyone has expected.
Franklin is another guy that has done well, surprising most of the league with his play this season. We could be seeing the product of him playing for a big contract next season, but either way I think he's played above expectations.
I'd even say RayMac has surprised a little bit. After hearing that he had ANOTHER knee surgery before the season started, I figured he'd need most of the season to rehab. To my surprise, RayMac has been 1 of the Ds best pass rushers and often gets double teamed when he's in on passing downs.
I could name some other guys that have disappointed in one way or another. Obviously Clements and Goldson come to mind. Clements has been burned too many times and Goldson hasn't been the ballhawk we all wanted him to be. I already mentioned Haralson and Lawson. Lawson has played well against the run, but still isn't a legit pass rusher. Haralson has either regressed or teams are simply game planning for him, I'm not sure which. J Smith hasn't really disappointed by any means, but his sack #s aren't where they should be.
The rest of the D is playing right about where most people expected them to be or just a smidge below expectations.