Posted by The_Metal_Maniac
I think Troy is very deserving of the award. Although he may have missed a few games this year, there are about four to five games in which he made the game winning play. Most notably the Ravens gave in which is sacked and stripped Flacco. The Steelers are representing the AFC in the Super Bowl, it's very easy for me to say that without Troy there was no comprehensible way in which the Steelers would had advanced. On a side note Clay is a beast and I'm sure he will eventually receive the DPOY award.
On that same token, The Packers are representing the NFC in the Super Bowl and Clay Matthews is part of the reason they are there. He made several game changers as well.
Both defenses are 1 and 2. Both players were impact players. Both players lead their teams to the Super Bowl. Matthews just played more games.
Really, I don't think anyone would have bitched either way. These are two studs. Polamalu had never won the award before and you could say he's deserved it a couple different times.
The real winners here are USC and hair care products.