Kawann Short named NFC defensive player of the week

AP

The Panthers don’t have the traditional means of pass-rush, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily short there.

Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short was named NFC defensive player of the week, for his pair of sacks in Carolina’s win at Seattle last week.

Short’s been the most disruptive player the Panthers have up front this year, as what was once a deep stable of defensive ends has been pecked away by free agency and injuries.

But even with the odd cast around him, Short has been able to get consistent pressure, and his straight-up-the-middle skills helped harass Russell Wilson into a frustrating day.

Short, a former second-rounder from Purdue, has paired with Star Lotulelei to make up for the lack of injured end Charles Johnson, as well as his injured replacement Jared Allen.

6 responses to “Kawann Short named NFC defensive player of the week

  1. Yeah but the Redskins suck and they got beat so maybe he would have won the award if his INT and 2 fumble recoveries actually helped them win Lastsuhn.

  2. It’s a fair question. Does anyone ever win one of these awards if his team loses? Because Breeland’s stats were amazing. Or was it more because it all came in the 1st half? Might he have won even in the face of the team loss if he had gotten a TO in the second half, too?

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