Today is day four of the 2011 SideLion Report Detroit Lions player of the year tournament‘s third round! Take a look at the bracket here.
Who will be the fourth player to make our Elite Eight? Polls remain open until midnight on the west coast.
(1 seed) Matthew Stafford
First Round: bye
Second Round: def Rashied Davis
Matthew Stafford didn’t just have the best season of his three year career in 2011, he had the best season the Lions organization has ever received out of the quarterback position. His 5,038 passing yards were easily a franchise best and ranks as the fifth best total in NFL history. Stafford also set franchise records for completions, attempts and touchdowns as just a 23-year old.
(4 seed) Titus Young
First Round: def Jerome Harrison
Second Round: def Kevin Smith
The selection of Titus Young in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft caught a lot of observers off guard but it didn’t take long to prove his worth. In his regular season home debut, Young caught five passes for 89 yards and showed a nice set of hands. His six touchdown catches was tied for second best behind Calvin Johnson’s 16.
Who should advance to the fourth round of the 2011 SideLion Report Player of the Year Tournament?
- Matthew Stafford (96%, 26 Votes)
- Titus Young (4%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 27