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Antwan Odom wins AFC defensive honors

To little surprise, Bengals defensive end Antwan Odom has been named the AFC defensive player of the week for Week Two.

He generated five — five! — sacks in Sunday’s win over the Packers at Lambeau Field.

And so the 2008 free-agent acquisition from the Titans is delivering for the Bengals.  His emergence, with seven total sacks, will force teams to game-plan to stop him, opening up one-on-one (or fewer) opportunities for the rest of the front seven.

The five sacks on Sunday were the most by any player since September 2007, when Osi Umenyiora of the Giants routinely passed through the Winston Justice turnstile.

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36 Responses to “Antwan Odom wins AFC defensive honors”
  1. purpleguy says: Sep 23, 2009 10:48 AM

    So should we just automatically annoint one front 7 defensive player going against the Pack the defensive player of the week from here on out?

  2. birdmancometh says: Sep 23, 2009 10:52 AM

    Hey now, let’s leave Winston out of this. He’s played pretty well so far this season.

  3. DC_Bengals_Fan says: Sep 23, 2009 10:52 AM

    Well deserved after a dominant performance.
    Who-dey!

  4. joestick says: Sep 23, 2009 10:56 AM

    Finally, the Bengals have waterboy!!
    The Stillers are The Devil!

  5. Levito says: Sep 23, 2009 11:00 AM

    The five sacks on Sunday were the most by any player since September 2007, when Osi Umenyiora of the Giants routinely passed through the Winston Justice turnstile.

  6. SATAN567 says: Sep 23, 2009 11:06 AM

    Elvis Dumervil beating Joe Thomas for four sacks was more impressive. The Packers o-line is a bunch of chumps and Joe Thomas was a starting left tackle in the Pro Bowl, making it a superior performance by Elvis.

  7. Jon Snow says: Sep 23, 2009 11:10 AM

    Too bad for Elvis Dumervil. He generated four — [i]four![/i] — sacks on the same day and surely would have had the honor if not for Odom.

  8. Fan_Of_ Four says: Sep 23, 2009 11:15 AM

    Purpleguy beat me to the Punch . It shouldnt count if they play the Packers. Florio would come up with at least three sacks against the Packers crappy O’ Line.

  9. lebowski says: Sep 23, 2009 11:16 AM

    That’s a great point SATAN. You need to consider the level of competition when handing these out. I didn’t even hear about Elvis’ big day. Wow.

  10. Egg Shen says: Sep 23, 2009 11:23 AM

    @Satan567
    Actually Dumervil only got one sack against Joe Thomas.
    Antwan Odom got sacks lining up at both DE and DT,
    On a side note, Odom also got two sacks last week against a very good Broncos line that only gave up 13 sacks last year.

  11. Airperuvian says: Sep 23, 2009 11:24 AM

    Elvis who??? sorry i was to busy reading about antwan odom and his 4 i mean 5 sacks

  12. OzzieOcho says: Sep 23, 2009 11:35 AM

    OK, so a Bengal wins an award and everyone has to trash the effort due to the caliber of competition.
    It was an NFL team that many have picked to be in the playoffs. Get over the past, the Bengals are back.

  13. Trox says: Sep 23, 2009 11:42 AM

    Elvis Dumervil beating Joe Thomas for four sacks was more impressive. The Packers o-line is a bunch of chumps and Joe Thomas was a starting left tackle in the Pro Bowl, making it a superior performance by Elvis.
    —————————
    Yeah if he would have gotten one more it would have been a superior performance…but he had one less. Scoreboard. Odom.

  14. ZN0rseman says: Sep 23, 2009 11:48 AM

    Based on the trend, I can’t wait to see what Ray Edwards and Jared Allen are going do to the Packers offensive tackles next Monday.
    It’s going to be a blood bath. I feel sorry for Aaron Rogers.

  15. richardb says: Sep 23, 2009 11:53 AM

    Interesting that Elvis Dumervil was brought up. He was matched up against the Bengals in week 1 and was skunked. No sacks against either Whitworth or Collins. Could it be that both Bengal lines are good lines? Don’t forget Odom got 2 sacks in that Denver game. Odom has earned the D-POW award.

  16. jwill007 says: Sep 23, 2009 12:17 PM

    “Interesting that Elvis Dumervil was brought up. He was matched up against the Bengals in week 1 and was skunked. No sacks against either Whitworth or Collins. Could it be that both Bengal lines are good lines? Don’t forget Odom got 2 sacks in that Denver game. Odom has earned the D-POW award.”
    EXACTLY!!!!!Elvis was skunked last week! And Odom BEAT CHAD CLIFTON for 2 sacks before he sent Clifton to the locker room for the rest of the game….Didnt Clifton make a Pro Bowl????? And again Elvis did Absolutely NATHAN the week before….

  17. aljazz says: Sep 23, 2009 12:28 PM

    Vikes didn’t need him. We didn’t even bring him in. Go Ray Edwards!

  18. Mark Milano says: Sep 23, 2009 1:36 PM

    Clifton gave up one sack, Colledge gave up the rest. Colledge was clearly outmatched, as he has minimally played tackle since being drafted.
    It was the same situation as Umenyiora vs. Justice – a backup o-lineman against a talented d-lineman. Had Odom NOT recorded several sacks, something would have been wrong.

  19. Chickenfoot says: Sep 23, 2009 2:04 PM

    Nice spin Mark. He has played tackle and practiced there before. There is no excuse for him getting beat like that. paint it any way you want, that Packer O- line sucks.

  20. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Sep 23, 2009 2:40 PM

    Fan_Of_ Four says:
    September 23, 2009 11:15 AM
    Purpleguy beat me to the Punch . It shouldnt count if they play the Packers. Florio would come up with at least three sacks against the Packers crappy O’ Line.
    ——————————-
    “O’ Line”?? Are you implying they’re all Irish?

  21. WhoPlaysWhere says: Sep 23, 2009 2:54 PM

    Mark, you are wrong. Read the Florio reports. 2 vs. Clifton and 3 vs. Collegde (and I thought maybe another backup as well).
    Chickenfoot, well said!
    I am just glad to see Odom this year, I was beginning to wonder if he ever actually made the trip from Nashville to Cincy.
    Who Dey!

  22. jm0205 says: Sep 23, 2009 5:22 PM

    How do you get a Bengals fan to quit masturbating?
    Paint it Black and Gold.. they’ll never beat it again

  23. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Sep 23, 2009 5:28 PM

    Florio’s reports are wrong. Next time read something other than a blog for the real numbers.
    http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20090920/PKR01/90920046/1954/PKR03
    “By unofficial count, Clifton yielded one of those sacks and Colledge 3½ — running back Ryan Grant fanned on one double-team block for the other half sack.”

  24. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Sep 23, 2009 5:30 PM

    Chickenfoot says:
    September 23, 2009 2:04 PM
    Nice spin Mark. He has played tackle and practiced there before. There is no excuse for him getting beat like that. paint it any way you want, that Packer O- line sucks.
    ——————————-
    More from the link above.
    “Colledge, who has started two games at left tackle in his three-year NFL career, was unable to block defensive end Antwan Odom, who made history on this day.”
    Yes, you’re right. He’s “played tackle” before. But 2 games in 3 years does not equate to being prepared.

  25. Chickenfoot says: Sep 23, 2009 8:39 PM

    Adam, spin, spin,spin.
    Whatever it takes bro, your team sucks ass, especially the o-line.

  26. Airperuvian says: Sep 24, 2009 6:00 AM

    Clifton gave up one sack, Colledge gave up the rest. Colledge was clearly outmatched, as he has minimally played tackle since being drafted.
    It was the same situation as Umenyiora vs. Justice – a backup o-lineman against a talented d-lineman. Had Odom NOT recorded several sacks, something would have been wrong.
    ..but he did so i see no problem or a reason for that post

  27. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Sep 24, 2009 12:24 PM

    Chickenfoot says:
    September 23, 2009 8:39 PM
    Adam, spin, spin,spin.
    Whatever it takes bro, your team sucks ass, especially the o-line.
    ——————————
    This must be how you admit you were wrong.

  28. Chickenfoot says: Sep 24, 2009 1:26 PM

    How am I wrong, he sucked ass, plain and simple.
    Obviously MM was comfortable shifting him there, BECAUSE HE’S BEEN PRACTICING THERE!!! Otherwise why is he the back-up?
    The only other possible explination is that MM is as dumb as most Packer fans, which is hard to fathom, but quite possible.
    Keep spinning it Adam. What you gonna do if the Rams beat you on Sunday? How will you spin that?

  29. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Sep 24, 2009 5:34 PM

    “He has played tackle” = 2 games in 3 years.
    And I’m the one spinning, right?

  30. Chickenfoot says: Sep 25, 2009 9:37 AM

    Dude: He’s a freaking PROFESSIONAL!!
    If he practices there, he should be able to do it at game time.
    Look if Percy Harvin, who scored very low on the wonderlic test, can learn 3 positions, and line up at them in a game can do it, Rita Colledge should be able to switch between tackle and guard.
    You most certainly are the one spinning.
    You thought, like others, that the pack would be 3-0 going into the Vikes game. Now you have seen 2 shoddy performances and are concerned.
    You very well should be.

  31. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Sep 25, 2009 11:05 AM

    OK, let’s go down this road. Doesn’t Percy (and it still just kills me that you asswipes use names like “Erin” and “Rita” for Packers when your guys are named Jared and Percy and Adrian) take snaps in the wildcat formation? And doesn’t that mean “he practices there”? Yes? So how well do you think Percy would do if the Vikings decided to make him their starting QB this week? You think he’d have a perfect passer rating? Probably not.
    But you’d be right there saying he practiced at that position, right?
    Riiiiight.

  32. Chickenfoot says: Sep 25, 2009 11:53 AM

    I wasn’t talking about the wildcat you idiot.
    He practices at all 3 WIDE RECEIVER positions.
    Must i hold your hand and walk you through every post?
    Probably. I’m sure you like holding guys’ hands.
    I’m sure it’s not ” rocket surgery” to switch from guard to tackle. Yes I’m sure there are some nuances, but by and large, it shouldn’t be that tough. Especially if he has been PRACTICING the position.
    Idiot.

  33. Chickenfoot says: Sep 25, 2009 1:34 PM

    I meant all 3 WIDE OUT POSITIONS.
    Facts are, he’s practiced there, against that”vaunted” 3-4. It’s not li,ke he was thrown in there with no training. Sheesh!
    I use those names because it obviously irritates the piss out of you.
    Bottom line if Percy can do it, Rita should be able to.
    If you want to continue this lame argument, do it by yourself. You’ve lost and I’m tired of trying to explain to you that you are making excuses, when there are none to be made.
    Your o- line plain out sucks ass!

  34. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Sep 25, 2009 2:02 PM

    I don’t care what you meant. Percy Harvin plays practices at the QB position.
    True or false?

  35. Chickenfoot says: Sep 25, 2009 3:16 PM

    !st off, didn’t mean to have a sort of double post.
    Really? You really are going to cling to a point that he practices the Wildcat, which is more predicated to running than passing( in harvins case)? And compare that to a guy moving 1 spot over on the line?
    You’re pathetic. Just admit it, the Packer o- line sucks.
    You will look like an even bigger fool if you continue to argue this point.
    What are you 12?

  36. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Sep 25, 2009 5:12 PM

    You are the one who said, “He has played tackle and practiced there before.” Therefore, you could easily say the same thing about Percy and QB. Correct?
    By the way, I don’t have any problem admitting that the Packers offensive line play has been flat out terrible. But I also agree with something Rodgers said this week.
    “I think one of the things that happened last week was because of struggles (in protection) in Week 1, we’ve kept more guys in (to block),” Rodgers said. “Our backs were staying in a little bit longer, and so our stuff was all down the field because we didn’t have any of our check downs out.
    “The push, hopefully, this is week is, ‘Hey you guys got to hold up up front.’ We need more options underneath the coverage. When they’re dropping off so far, you need some check downs.”
    http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20090923/PKR01/90923177/1058
    I think it makes a lot of sense and it explains why he’s been holding the ball as long as he has and failed to find open guys downfield. When you’ve got 2 receivers, 8 blockers and 1 QB… There’s not too many options to pass to. And no matter how many blockers you put out there, they’ll eventually get the QB.
    So get them out in the patterns, force the defense to cover them and hit those checkdowns as needed. Probably early and often to set the pace and establish a rhythm. As the game goes on, take some shots downfield. But this crap with playing 2 TE sets and then blocking with both TEs and the RB is BS. It prevents Jermichael Finley, Jordy Nelson and James Jones from even getting on the field.

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