This is not a shot at Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs as it is really a shot at the NFL for continuing their bias against Steelers linebacker James Harrison. Suggs has been named the NFL defensive player of the month of November and while his stats are impressive, they fall short in comparison to the month that Harrison had. Both players tied with 4 sacks totaling 34 yards in sack yardage lost. That is where the comparison ends. Harrison recorded 3 more solo tackles and 5 more assist than Suggs last month and had an interception, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed. Suggs only had 1 pass defensed in addition to his sacks and tackles.
The reason Harrison was not awarded the November Defensive Player of the month honors is because of the continuing bias the league has towards him as he has been the center of talk around the NFL in regards to his hits this year on Vince Young, Joshua Cribbs, Mohamed Massaquoi, Drew Brees, Jason Campbell and Ryan Fitzpatrick. They can\’t separate stats from the hits it seems. Sometimes stats can lie. Not this time, the only lies are coming from the NFL headquarters. Good job, James, you are our defensive player of the month every month.