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LaMarr Woodley named AFC defensive player of the month

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LaMarr Woodley’s status for Sunday is in doubt, but his work in October won him a prize.

The Steelers have announced that Woodley was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October. Woodley recorded 7.5 sacks during the month and had two sacks in each of the team’s last three games to make him a deserving and fairly easy choice for the honor. He also had 25 tackles and one interception during the five Steelers games in October.

Woodley’s efforts to hold onto the crown in November will be hampered by the hamstring injury he suffered near the end of last Sunday’s 25-17 win over the Patriots. There have been conflicting reports about his availability for Sunday’s game against the Ravens, but he went out with a bang by sacking Tom Brady twice in Week Eight.

There hasn’t been an announcement yet about the AFC Offensive Player of the Month, but it could result in more hardware for the Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger was the conference Offensive Player of the Week twice in October, making him a pretty strong contender for the prize.

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15 Responses to “LaMarr Woodley named AFC defensive player of the month”
  1. holeinone09 says: Nov 3, 2011 10:12 AM

    Well deserved award by LaMarr. He’s been a monster after a relatively slow start (for him).

    It would be absolutely AWESOME if both Harrison and Woodley came on the field with the starting defense Sunday! Stadium would go nuts. But probably won’t happen, too good to be true. Steelers will play with who they have available, as usual.

    And Ben should win offensive player of the month.

    But beating the Ravens Sunday is more important that these awards!

    GO STEELERS!!

  2. nysaysbringit says: Nov 3, 2011 10:14 AM

    Great job LaMarr!…Congrats..You deserve it.
    Thanks for whoopin the Pats!

  3. steelersownyou says: Nov 3, 2011 10:23 AM

    Great job! Hope he plays against ravens. But if not. The standard is the standard. Stevenson sylvester will do just fine. Hes fast with a good skill set. Plus afterall hes facing joe flacco. I mean c’mon! Hes a joke! Ravens 3 Steelers 112 Final

  4. terrellpryorstattooartist says: Nov 3, 2011 10:28 AM

    Are you kidding me Suggs didn’t get player of the week or month? He had like 13 tackles 4 for loss and like 2 or 3 sacks last Sunday

  5. southpaw2k says: Nov 3, 2011 10:51 AM

    Can’t talk badly about Woodley winning the award for the month. As much as I love Suggs and what he brings, Woodley certainly deserved the award. And while I would get a certain extra satisfaction if the Ravens beat the Steelers at full strength Sunday night, I wouldn’t shed any tears if Woodley and/or Harrison missed the game either.

  6. sophiethegreatdane says: Nov 3, 2011 10:56 AM

    LOL. I’ll take Suggs every day, and twice on Sunday.

    Steelers fans will get a chance to see a real defense Sunday.

  7. steelersownyou says: Nov 3, 2011 11:26 AM

    Haha. Ya a real defense. We will watch ray lewis who cant even move from the middle of the field anymore! Defensive backs who couldnt cover high school receivers much less the best receiving corps in the nfl! I expect a monster game again out of BIG BEN..THE REIGNING AFC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK!!!!!!

  8. svcfilmguy says: Nov 3, 2011 11:29 AM

    Anyone acting indignant about Woodley winning is either:

    1) Stupid, or
    2) A blatant homer

    Look, Suggs would have been a fine choice. I would have had no problem with that. But Woodley was deserving, too. Good for him. It should be a great game on Sunday.

    Oh, for you Sophie: The Ravens are 2nd in the NFL in points per game. The Steelers? 3rd (gasp!). Roethlisberger is 7th in the league in QB rating. Flacco? 30th. Behind…Curtis Painter.

    Run along, sweetie.

  9. cbass59 says: Nov 3, 2011 11:34 AM

    sophie,

    Ravens fans will get a chance to see multiple SB rings. How many does Suggs and Reed have? ZERO.

    Steelers may lose this week (it is the Ravens “superbowl”) but the steelers will win the division and will beat the Purple Browns in the playoffs like they always do.

    Enjoy it while you can. We all know Flacco can’t put a full season together.

  10. Deb says: Nov 3, 2011 12:48 PM

    Oh, I love that Big Wolverine!!!!! He got off to a slow start this season, but he really has come on strong in the last few weeks. Congrats, LaMarr!!! Sure hope he’s able to go on Sunday. But as others have posted, the standard is the standard.

  11. southpaw2k says: Nov 3, 2011 1:18 PM

    cbass59 says:
    Nov 3, 2011 11:34 AM
    sophie,

    Ravens fans will get a chance to see multiple SB rings. How many does Suggs and Reed have? ZERO.

    Steelers may lose this week (it is the Ravens “superbowl”) but the steelers will win the division and will beat the Purple Browns in the playoffs like they always do.

    Enjoy it while you can. We all know Flacco can’t put a full season together.

    ———————————————–

    How exactly could the Steelers still win the division if the Ravens win Sunday night? The Ravens would be 6-2, compared to 6-3 for the Steelers, along with having beaten them twice head to head. That would essentially be a 2 1/2 game lead with 8 games left to play. I know that doesn’t sound impossible, but both teams have fairly soft schedules down the stretch. Neither team should figure to lose more than 1 or 2 games apiece, and the head to head edge would factor in the Ravens’ favor.

  12. rmm1984 says: Nov 3, 2011 1:40 PM

    Not saying it would be easy for the Steelers to win the division if they lose Sunday but haven’t the Ravens lost to a few “soft” teams this year? I wouldn’t give them automatic wins against any team.

  13. cityguy18 says: Nov 3, 2011 3:38 PM

    Don’t count him out just yet… LaMarr made a video on Tout saying “Don’t Count me Out for Sunday”

  14. polegojim says: Nov 3, 2011 10:35 PM

    I love the Steelers, and congrats to Woodley….

    But I believe Brandon Flowers is the best CB I’ve ever seen. The guy runs receivers routes BEFORE they do! He makes PrimeTime look slow and Revis look old.

    He’s freaky to watch and deserves the same title soon.

  15. polegojim says: Nov 3, 2011 10:36 PM

    @ Deb… AMEN!!!

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