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Steelers James Harrison Named AP Defensive Player of The Year....

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I think that's the right call.

Ware was a pass rush machine but Harrison was a deadly force you had to design your game plan around.

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Yeah, I agree to a certain point..... Not too upset over this one, and at least it wasn't as lopsided as some of the others have been thus far.

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