Brodney Pool didn’t have an easy time beating out Brian Russell in this voting. Russell actually beat Pool in first place votes 1168 to 1064. Pool picked it up thanks to a huge margin in second place votes with 926 to Russell’s 524. In fact, despite Russell getting so many first place votes, he was beat in the second place voting by Pool, Earl Little, Abram Elam and Chris Crocker. Very strange results indeed.
Not so close on the strong safety side of things. T.J. Ward dominated Sean Jones. Ward scored almost 1900 first place votes to Sean Jones’ 885 and Robert Griffith’s 676. It pays to be popular and current, I guess. T.J. Ward is a good player and the Brown missed him desperately when he was out hurt this season. The Browns let Jones walk and he signed a 1-year $3 million deal with the Eagles in 2009 to replace Brian Dawkins in their secondary.