Ndamukong Suh Is Better Than Your Entire Defensive Line

You won’t understand what a travesty Ndamukong Suh not getting the Heisman is for two reasons. The first reason is that you already know the award is a multi-layered slice of FAIL-flavored tiramisu based on the often incoherent reasoning of sportswriters we wager have not watched all of the candidates play more than three games combined each. They’ll choose based on the guy whose team is in the title game, and they’ll pick Mark Ingram, a fine player who may not be the best running back on his team. That’s what Heisman voters do.

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The second reason is that Ndamukong Suh is, by himself, a defensive line, and an outstanding one at that (via Double Extra Point:)

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Alabama D-Line

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98 Tkl, 23.5 TFL, 9.5 Sk, 20 QBH, 5 PBU, 0 Int, 1 FF, 3 Blk

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Florida D-Line

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112 Tkl, 33 TFL, 14 Sk, 48 QBH, 5 PBU, 0 Int, 1 FF, 0 Blk

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Texas D-Line

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116 Tkl, 25.5 TFL, 15.5 Sk, 10 QBH, 7 PBU, 0 Int, 2 FF, 0 Blk

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Ndamukong Suh

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82 Tkl, 23 TFL, 12 Sk, 24 QBH, 10 PBU, 1 Int, 1 FF, 3 Blk

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He’s been a defensive line all by himself, or more statistically put, two defensive tackles in the body of one. Thus his ineligibility for the award: it goes to college football’s most outstanding “player,” not “players,” and most Heisman voters probably can’t believe this is the work of just one man. (And if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, neither would I.)

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