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Packers Question of the Day: Midseason Defensive MVP

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Packers Question of the Day: Midseason Defensive MVP

Kenny Clark? Mike Daniels? Blake Martinez?

Who's your Packers defensive MVP at the halfway point of the season and why?

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Handsback's picture

It's not Daniels, so either Clark or Martinez and I would go Martinez.

CAG123's picture

Martinez easily

dobber's picture

If Burnett hadn't gotten hurt, I'd throw his name out there. The defense wasn't great with him in the lineup, but it was much better than this.

Since '61's picture

See my post about Capers in the previous article for how I feel about the defense. As for a defensive MVP, after the last 2 games, especially the Saints game you've got to be kidding. I don't know what your criteria are for an MVP but mine include someone who takes over the game and wrecks the opponents game plan.

Someone like Reggie White, Ray Nitschke, Willie Davis, Dave Robinson, Charles Woodson. Those are defensive MVPs. A player who in the defensive huddle says we're stopping them here and now and the defense listens and rallies around him. That's a defensive MVP. Not Daniels or Martinez because Martinez has a bunch of tackles. Who cares how many tackles a player has when the defense gives up 500 yards of offense. That's too many tackles that are all too late. Kenny Clark appears to have the potential to become a defensive MVP but let's see how the rest of the season plays out first.

The way this defense is playing the last few games LaDarius Gunter could be their MVP and most of you know what it took for me to type that. That in and of itself is enough of an indictment and indication of how I feel about our defense so this season. Thanks, Since '61

Johnblood27's picture

I share your stringent criteria for the MVP designation.

There is no h in Gunter

Since '61's picture

Thank you, I have corrected my typo on Gunter. Since '61

greenbay954's picture

thank u every one seem to think that Martinez is having a good game because he had so many tackles but don't account for the fact that he's making majority of his tackles after the running back either has a first down or a good chunk of yards and no one seems to mention how bad he played in pass coverage this game all I seem to care about is as tackles it's a shame you guys seem to forget that AJ Hawk pretty much lead us in tackles every year which leads to my point just because you have a lot of tackles don't mean you having a good game

Jonathan Spader's picture

You also haven't taken into account that the 1st interception that Randall had was a tipped pass. A pass that was tipped by Martinez. It won't show up on the stat sheet but he's done a lot more than just tackle. He has also applied pressure to the QB even if it hasn't led to sacks so far.

Tarynfor12's picture

Well if isn't the $10 million dollar man, clubbed or not, somethings wrong, unless of course mediocrity or little above is highly regarded.

sonomaca's picture

Don’t want Eric Reid. He’s a troublemaker like Kaepernick.

Samson's picture

The Packer "D" is again the achilles heal of this team for like 6 years now. The "Mid season Defensive MVP" designation is meaningless. Who cares who your best defensive player is when your "D" gives up 500 yards and loses another game at home?

CHTV needs better blog topics.
Thanks. Since '60.-- Samson.

mrj007's picture

The MVP might be on another team.. But King or Clark would be my pick.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

Clark. Burnett is my second choice, but Clark is well ahead.

egbertsouse's picture

The defense sucks but you have to pick from the cards you are dealt and not wait for the return of Nitchke. I pick Martinez because SOMEBODY has to make the tackles. No one else on the team will.

Duke Divine's picture

Ill vote for whoever makes a play that forces the first 3 and out since as far as I can remember.

Arthur Jackson's picture

Martinez has 43 tackles on running plays that totaled 134 yards. That is 3.1 yards per a play. Also only 19 players have more tackles for a loss and they are almost all DEs or OLBs. Martinez in playing really well, including against the pass.

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