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    Hellhound152
    6

    DPY

    Well, no DPY for Chase.  Start your conspiracy theories now about the CU ejection.

  • Tony
    1

    We all predicted this injustice. Such bull****.

  • Tony
    4 4

    Chase didn’t win defensive player of the year. Instead, they called him for targeting.

    • Hellhound152

      Burr Kirven got alot of “Mike Wright” tackles to pad the stats.  Lulz…

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  • PlainsUte
    1

    Will have to win the Defensive MVP of the Holiday Bowl, then.

  • Staples
    3

    Football Outsiders has a defensive havoc stat (combined tackles for loss, passes defended, and forced fumbles.) While not perfect, I think it does a fairly reasonable job of representing how disruptive a player is. Chase blows Burr-Kirven out of the water using that stat.

    Hansen 28 havoc plays (22 TFL, 2 Int, 4 PBU)
    Burr-Kirven 16 havoc plays (4 TFL, 2 Int, 6 PBU, 4 FF)

    With the caveat that defensive scheme obviously has an impact, Hansen is causing plays; Burr-Kirven is reacting to them. Oh well, at least he didn’t get screwed out of a first team spot.