Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and Packers linebacker Clay Matthews took to Twitter Monday night in a battle to see who could be classier.
Polamalu, who won the Defensive Player of the Year award Monday (we’re sure), said he didn’t deserve the honor.
“Thanks for the congrats. @jharrison9292 (James Harrsion), @ClayMatthews52, Ed Reed, Julius Peppers way more deserving!”
Heck, Polamalu isn’t sure anyone deserves it:
“Individual awards only have a place in golf and bowling. Too many parts to single out one player in the world greatest TEAM sport!” Polamalu wrote.
Those comments are consistent with everything we’ve every heard from Polamalu. In world of artificial media images, he truly seems like the genuine article.
Not to be out-done, Matthews congratulated his fellow former USC Trojan on edging him out for the award.
“Congrats to [Troy Polamalu] on NFL DPOY. Well deserved . . . Class act and outstanding player. #FightOn.”