I thought NaVorro Bowman deserved to win the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.But I didn't think he'd win. I didn't think Luke Kuechly would win, either, though. Saturday's announcement that Kuechly -- Carolina's star inside linebacker -- won the award over Bowman surprised me.I thought Indianapolis pass-rusher Robert Mathis, who had 19.5 sacks, was going to win the award. It's tough for a player like Bowman, an inside linebacker for the 49ers, to win the award.