Thorpe’s midseason defensive awards

And, by the numbers: the league’s most improved defenders.

BY DAVID THORPE

A lot of what I know about defense comes from football.

Growing up in Florida, football is a way of life. I played quarterback and linebacker and watched football as often as I could. Pounded into my brain was the idea of “next play.” The point is to have a short memory when it comes to failure. Getting beat for a touchdown is worth seven …

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