T.J. Watt (deservedly) earned over 90% of votes with Minkah Fitzpatrick finishing in a very distant second. No player has more sacks than Watt since he entered the league in 2017. The Steelers will need a monster performance from the 2021 Defensive Player of the Year against the Jaguars this week, especially given how quickly Trevor Lawrence throws the ball.
As for the confidence survey, 94% of fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction -- down from 97% last week.
I get that the end of the Saints game was a bit deflating, and the previous week’s post-game vibes were better. But I’m still surprised to see that fans are feeling less confident after another win -- Jacksonville’s fourth in a row. As Foye Oluokun said, “It’s gritty, not pretty.”
Any win on a short week is a good one, in my opinion. Now the Jaguars will have a rest advantage over the Steelers this Sunday.
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