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  1. Inspired defense key to Cavs snapping skid

    Dave McMenamin

    CLEVELAND -- It's been 15 years since James Posey was locking up the likes of Lamar Odom of Rhode Island en route to being named the A-10 Conference's defensive player of the year at Xavier. Posey took those award-winning long arms and quick feet ...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  2. 'Chevy Bad Boys' power Wisconsin's D

    Brian Bennett

    Like most people, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen wasn't sure what to expect from his linebackers coming into this season. The Badgers had to replace all four starters from their 3-4 scheme, including Big Ten defensive player of the year Chris Borla...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  3. Poll: Big 12 DPOY biggest snub?

    Brandon Chatmon

    Earlier this week, we took a look at five candidates for Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney, Kansas State safety Dante Barnett, Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown, Baylor defensive tackle Andrew Billings and TCU lin...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  4. Roundtable: Big 12 defensive player of the year?

    Brandon Chatmon

    The Big 12 is full of playmaking defenders. Several top-notch defensive linemen have made their mark on their teams, productive linebackers have helped shut down running games and defensive backs have changed games with big hits or interceptions. ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  5. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 11

    Brian Bennett

    The championship drive is on in the Big Ten. And so, too, is the race for major individual awards. We've been tracking the offensive and defensive player of the year award chase all year long. For a first time in a while, neither award has a unani...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  6. Defensive player of year: Andrelton Simmons

    Mark Simon

    Mike Zarrilli/AP PhotosThere's nobody better on defense than Andrelton Simmons. Our selection for Defensive Player of the Year for 2014 is the same as our pick for 2013. And if we were guessing right now, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Sim...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  7. Richie Incognito workout shows Broncos still searching for answer...

    Jeff Legwold

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos have a revamped defense that's fast, agile and No. 1 against the run to go with Von Miller, one of the better defensive player of the year candidates not named J.J. Watt. They have a remember-when offense, and t...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  8. #4Pac: Pac-12 defensive player of the year?

    Staff

    Your humble #4Pac welcomes you to another installment of what will be a regular feature on the Pac-12 blog. Here's how it works: We take one question or one topic, or maybe it's some other really cool format that we haven't even thought of yet, and a...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  9. Luke Kuechly 'happy' league didn't fine him for ejection

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly says he didn't get a personal apology from the league, which has admitted it made a mistake when referees ejected the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year from Sunday's 38-17 loss at Gr...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  10. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt strives for greatness, dom...

    Ashley Fox

    Texans defensive end J.J. Watt isn't just a freakishly talented athlete. In the pantheon of Houston sports, his popularity is approaching that of Hakeem Olajuwon, Earl Campbell and Nolan Ryan, writes Ashley Fox.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2014
  11. The Curious Case of the Missing Pass Rush: Where Did All the Seah...

    Robert Mays

    No one would have blinked had Robert Quinn been named last season's Defensive Player of the Year. It wouldn't be fair to call Quinn's 2013 a breakout. He had 10.5 sacks the season before, his second year in the league. B...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  12. Panthers star Luke Kuechly ponders 'chili' reception for Cincinna...

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year has a weakness. Skyline Chili. "It's good for the soul," Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly said Thursday. About the only thing Kuechly wants outside of a victory...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  13. Marvin Lewis knew Luke Kuechly when he played lacrosse

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The first image Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis had of the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year was in a lacrosse uniform. Yes, Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly played in a summer league with Lewis' so...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  14. J.J. Watt among impact non-quarterbacks on contenders this season...

    Neil Hornsby

    Seven of the NFL's three-win teams have risen to the top of the standings without top-level contributions from their quarterbacks. Neil Hornsby of Pro Football Focus identifies the non-QBs on each of those teams who have made the difference.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  15. Tomlin compares Panthers' LB to J.J. Watt

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin offered high praise for a pair of Carolina Panthers players, including linebacker Luke Kuechly, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. "I think he is legitimately in the argument of a J.J...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  16. James Harrison, former Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals...

    Coley Harvey

    James Harrison, a five-time Pro Bowl linebacker and former NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is retiring from football.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2014