Originally posted by Thorhawk:
Justin Smith is good, but there is no way he is the team MVP. VD and Willis were easily the most important players this past season.
lol Patrick Willis' big year was due in large part TO Justin Smith. his play opened the tackle opportunities for the ILB's.
and VD isnt even in the top 5 for team MVPs. yes, he had almost 1000 yds and 13 td's, however he was a poor run and pass blocker this year, led the NFL in penalties for non OL offensive players, and also led the league in dropped passes. basically, if he didnt catch 13 TD's, he wouldve been one of the biggest liabilities at the TE position in the NFL.
its a close call between Smith and Willis, but i agree that Smith should get it. he did more for the D than anyone else did. look at his QB pressures. 44! thats a mile better than any pass rusher in the entire NFL, besides DeMarcus Ware's 56. led his position in QB hits too with 16, and was top 3 in sacks as well.