D.J. Defensive Player Of The Week

From the Truman Sports Complex

On Wednesday, the NFL informed the Chiefs that ILB Derrick Johnson had been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in St. Louis last Sunday in a 27-13 victory over the Rams.

Coaching tape review had Johnson with 17 total tackles, including 12 solo stops, and four passes defended.

Johnson joins OLB Tamba Hali as the second Chiefs player to win the honor this season. It’s the first time a pair of  linebackers have claimed the award in a season since 1991 when Derrick Thomas and Tracy Simien achieved the honor. For Johnson, it’s the third time in his career he’s been the player of the week.
On the season Johnson has 134 tackles to lead the team. He also has a sack (-11.0 yards), an INT return for a 15-yard TD, 12 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and three QB pressures. He is tied for third in the AFC with four forced fumbles.

4 Responses to “D.J. Defensive Player Of The Week”

  • December 22, 2010  - Greg says:

    Congratulations to Derrick for a fine season and a great turnaround.

  • December 22, 2010  - bobmac says:

    Just think what his year would like like if he had a pair of hands. At least a half dozen drops on interceptions. Does he room with Bowe ?

  • December 22, 2010  - Edward says:

    DJ deserves this. Hopefully him Hali, Charles, Bowe, Cassel, will all be honored by making the pro-bowl.

  • December 22, 2010  - Edward says:

    Let me also not forget about Albert, Waters, Lija, and Wiegman to pro-bowl as well. All those guys are having pro-bowl seasons.

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