After two brutal injuries, D’Qwell Jackson named Player of the Month

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In 2009, Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson suffered a torn left pectoral muscle, causing him to miss the final 10 games of the season. In training camp in 2010, Jackson suffered a torn right pectoral muscle, causing him to miss the entire season — and leading to speculation that Jackson’s career might be over.

But Jackson didn’t just return to the Browns this year. He came back with a vengeance, and today he’s been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for September.

In his first three games back after missing the previous 26 consecutive games with the two pectoral injuries, Jackson had 30 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery, helping the Browns go 2-1 in September.

A torn pectoral muscle is an absolutely brutal injury for anyone to suffer once, but to go through all the rehabilitation required to get back onto a football field, only to suffer another injury and have to go through the whole rehab process again, would be an unimaginably grueling process.

After returning to the field in Week One, Jackson said he was just thankful to be a football player again.

“With my history I’m just fortunate enough to be able to come out here every day and play football,” Jackson said. “When you’re out so long, you feel like you’re not a part of everything. It’s a great feeling that I hope never leaves, but I’m not looking for any personal accolades.”

Jackson has a personal accolade now. And he has to be considered the early favorite for another personal accolade, the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year Award.

28 responses to “After two brutal injuries, D’Qwell Jackson named Player of the Month

  1. 7thlombardiontheway says: Sep 29, 2011 10:13 AM

    Well deserved, even if he is a loser Brown.

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    Wow. I didn’t realize elementary school students were allowed to visit PFT.

  2. 7th, your just one of the many losers that know nothing about what you write here. Jackson lead the entire NFL in tackles in 2008, and the Browns are 1 good home game away from being 3-1. Your the loser hanging onto last year, atta boy! Hang on Sloopy!!

  3. Real class again from 7th Lobotomy on the way:
    You are why we love the fact the Steelers are old and done. that next Lombardi is at least a decade plus away.
    Let’s just be happy for D’Qwell right now.

  4. The dude is a 4-3 BEAST! And a lot of the credit should go to Rubin and Taylor at the middle of the line. They let D’Qwell do his thang!!!

    Steelers suck.

  5. couldntthinkofaname says:
    Sep 29, 2011 10:23 AM

    7thlombardiontheway says: Sep 29, 2011 10:13 AM

    Well deserved, even if he is a loser Brown.

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    Wow. I didn’t realize elementary school students were allowed to visit PFT.
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    lacharger2112 says:
    Sep 29, 2011 10:42 AM

    Real class again from 7th Lobotomy on the way:
    You are why we love the fact the Steelers are old and done. that next Lombardi is at least a decade plus away.
    Let’s just be happy for D’Qwell right now.
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    Just stop responding to him. If you don’t want to see his stupid, infantile posts, QUIT RESPONDING TO THEM. That is ALL he is after- is your angry response. Mission accomplished.

  6. I always thought Jackson was a quality player. I hope he can stay healthy this season. I like watching hard nosed players like him succeed. I wish we had him for the Lions.

  7. He is not dynamic – but he is well above average and plays with consistency, which is huge for someone in the middle of a defense

  8. The guy is a class act, and works just as hard off the field as he does on it and this proves it. The guy was a walk on in college and busted his butt to become a second round pick.
    Once I heard we were moving to the 4-3 I was excited to see how much this would benifit Jackson. He’s not the biggest guy out there, and had some issues dealing with the double team. Glad to see our d-line giving this guy time and room to do what he does best, find the ball and pounce.
    Keep it up Brownies!

  9. This guy’s a badass. I started him on my fantasy team in week 2 and he’s been a major defensive contributor!

  10. Gotta love a Terp – but this is a “feel good” pick.

    I’d give it T Sizzle with 4 sacks, 3 passes defended, an Int and 2 forced fumbles…

  11. “wouldn’t a healthy Matt Stafford be in the running for comeback player of the year….”

    It’s nice to see Stafford healthy and playing at a high level, but I don’t know how the award works. Does a player have to arrive in the NFL as a good pro before getting the award? Stafford’s career never took off before now because of injuries and he’s not coming back to his previous level of performance because there was no bar set.

    I’m confused.

  12. For anyone who does not know D’Qwell you should know, he was a solid MLB in the 3-4 and he is a Beast in the 4-3. Anyone who does not think so, look at the stats.

    He is on pace for:
    130 Tackles
    12.5 Sacks (or so)
    3 Forced Fumbles
    and probably an INT somewhere

    Take notice, this Browns defense has some studs on it, with some solid Veterans, and they are only going to get better!

    Go Browns!!

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