Just Out of Top Ten Bart Scott Deserves Honorable Mention
Okay fantasy football season is over and now I am lamenting what I am going to do for the next few months. This year I did not participate in an IDP league, I did not have the chance to assess individual defensive players. So now I thought I would amass my own type of fantasy team.
While this may be a quarterback driven league, the defense provides the SUV the quarterbacks are driving. Just look at Bart Scott, and he did not even make the top 10! (Although I am reassessing that decision with that picture!)
It is time to shed the light on my top ten defensive pieces of goodness!
Number 10: Child please....look at that face! 6-2, 210 pounds and a proud alum of William and Mary. The New Orleans Saints may need some consoling and I cannot think of a better place to start then right here with Mr. Darren Sharper!
No Not Bowman
SLEEPER ALERT! Number 9 is so well hidden that it almost impossible to find a solo picture of him. TRUST ME! Better yet go to the 49ers web site and look him up on the roster.
Six foot and 242 pounds and an alum of Penn State! There is nothing so special as finding that hidden gem and NaVarro Bowman certainly fits that bill!
Who says nice guys finish last? At 6-2 and 210 pounds forget the Island I want to be covered by Nnamdi Asomugha.
OHMY! Has there been a better export from London England to the NFL? An alum of Troy at 6-3 and 261 pounds, the Giants defense cannot do any better!
Who is smiling now? I can see the majority of women in Carolina lamenting the trade of Julius Peppers to the Chicago Bears! Big man on campus at 6-7 and 283 pounds this North Carolina grad is a warm welcome to the Chicago skyline.
The smile, the pregame wardrobe (can anyone else sport a fedora better) and the intensity vaults Mr. Lewis to number 5 on the hot list. Yes he comes with baggage , and he is a graduate of The University of Miami, but we are a nation of second chances and he has made the most of his.
At 6-1 and 250 pounds Ray Lewis has been a Baltimore Raven for a long time and hopefully that means lots more player arrival spots-he excels there too!
What is going on at Troy? Another Troy alum, DeMarcus Ware is 6-4 and 262 pounds and the only reason to cheer for the Dallas Cowboys!
Proof that some things do get better with age. Hometown Pittsburgh, graduate of Akron, 6-6, 250 pounds, currently a J-E-T-S by way of Miami. Jason Taylor is so fine that one wonders how all of New York is not going Rex WHO, Mark WHAT.
The youngest player on the list his accomplishments in two years have more highlights than his flowing locks. A USC grad, Clay Matthews is 6-3, 255 pounds of sheer goodness. Overlooking his alleged discretion at USC ( social media not always your friend!) Clay Matthews is good and good-looking.
Ladies and gentlemen NUMBER ONE TROY POLAMALU! Is it a coincidence the best defensive player is also the hottest? Probably not because success is sexy and Troy Polamalu is both! I know another USC grad!
And who says size matters? The smallest on our list at 5-10 and 207 he is simply the BEST!
I know there are deserving men who did not make this list! But so many men and so little time it that a bad thing? Fantasy playoffs are over but the fantasy will always remain!