Reactions To Robert Quinn Snubbing For Defensive Player Of Year


Dec 22, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn (94) celebrates with defensive end Chris Long (91) after sacking Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (not pictured) during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams defeated the Buccaneers 23-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, an utter travesty occurred in the NFL, when Robert Quinn was snubbed for the Associate Press’ Defensive Player of the Year award, in favor of Carolina Panthers middle linebacker, Luke Kuechly. Kuechly had a solid season, although arguably worse than his performance last season, but still garnered 19 out of 50 votes over players like Robert Mathis (i.e. the sack leader), Earl Thomas (i.e. “leader” of the No.1 overall ranked defense), Richard Sherman (i.e. interceptions/coverage rating leader), and J.J. Watt (i.e. highest overall player grade, according to Pro Football Focus).

Regardless of our feelings on the issue, the matter is now a moot point. However, that doesn’t mean that some of the more vocal St. Louis Rams were not sounding off last night in response to the news…

The first of the two is self-explanatory. The second, you might need some help on: In police lingo, a 211 is a “robbery,” which would translate to Chris Long reporting that Robert Quinn was “robbed” of the Defensive Player of the Year award. Clever.

These were just a handful of the notable responses, while many more were “tweeted and deleted” and others chose to keep their thoughts to themselves in an effort to not “step on toes.” Luckily, some were willing to express their thoughts on an outrageous matter, even sparking talk to a new awards: Best, Most Dominant Defensive Player. Daniel Doelling, of TurfShowTimes, breaks down why Robert Quinn is the clear-cut favorite for this award, adding to the numerous accolades that the Rams’ star defensive end has collected this season.

Snubbed or not, we in Rams Nation still congratulate Robert Quinn for being our — and the Professional Football Writers of America’s — Defensive Player of the Year.