2012 Individual Defensive Performances
There's an unusual amount of defenders playing at an extremely high level this year. Normally there's one or two guys contending for defensive player of the year, but this season there are many players having outstanding years.
-JJ Watt 10.5 sacks
-Von Miller 10 sacks
-Clay Matthews 9 sacks
-DeMarcus Ware 9 sacks
-Tim Jennings 8 INTs
-Charles Tillman 7 FF
And besides just the big stats, all of these guys have been playing their position at an all around high level. When not being compared to each other, any one of these guys could win defensive play of the year without complaint. There are also several other players I didn't name who are having very good years. I don't think I've ever seen a season with so many impressive individual performances from defenders.