SLR Detroit Lions Player of the Year Tournament First Round: Sims vs. Gandy and Levy vs. Silva

SideLion Report has great readers so it makes sense that you should have a say in helping us name the SideLion Report Detroit Lions player of the year. The players have been seeded and placed into a tournament bracket with each matchup determined by a reader vote.

To ensure that everyone has a chance to vote, polls will remain open until midnight on the west coast. At that time, a winner will be declared and the tournament will continue with another matchup the following day.

We will have two matchups each day this week to get the process started.

(3 seed) Rob Sims vs. (14 seed) Dylan Gandy

Rob Sims gained a reputation as one of the most dependable offensive linemen on the Detroit Lions roster in 2011. He started all 16 regular season games plus the playoff game at left guard.

Dylan Gandy provided the Detroit Lions with depth along the offensive line with his ability to play both guard and center. He did not need to make a start this year but contributes on special teams.

Who should advance to the second round of the 2011 SideLion Report Player of the Year Tournament?

  • Rob Sims (100%, 49 Votes)
  • Dylan Gandy (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 49

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(3 seed) DeAndre Levy vs. (14 seed) Ricardo Silva

The signing of Stephen Tulloch moved DeAndre Levy from the middle linebacker spot to the outside. Still, Levy finished the season as the Lions’ second leading tackler and recorded a sack, an interception and a forced fumble.

Ricardo Silva was a preseason standout but was relegated to the practice squad after not making it through the final round of cuts. A rash of injuries at the safety position gave Silva his shot on the active roster and he would up appearing in four games and contributing on special teams.

Who should advance to the second round of the 2011 SideLion Report Player of the Year Tournament?

  • DeAndre Levy (82%, 40 Votes)
  • Ricardo Silva (18%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 49

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Topics: DeAndre Levy, Detroit Lions, Dylan Gandy, Ricardo Silva, Rob Sims

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