Week 16's Buckeye NFLer goes out to Mike Vrabel of the New England Patriots. Vrabel helped the Patriots take out the Miami Dolphins 28-7 in Foxboro this past weekend. This is Mike's 2nd Buckeye NFLer award this year.
Vrabel finished the day with 5 tackles (4 solo) and 2 sacks against Miami. So far in 2007, Vrabel has 74 tackles and has 12.5 sacks. Vrab's sack total ties him for 6th place in the NFL and is also a career high. These totals have helped Mike earn his first trip to Honolulu to play in this season's Pro Bowl. Congrats, Mike!
The Patriots are now 15-0. Only the N.Y. Giants stand in their way to a perfect regular season. After the Giants, there are a handful of other playoff-bound teams in the NFL who could possibly end the Pats' quest for a perfect 2007. But so far, the Pats are keeping the Korbel on ice for Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and pals.
Being a passionate fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers (who could possibly face the Pats in the playoffs), I want to be a hater of the Pats. But because of Vrabel, I can't possibly hate on the Pats...at least totally hate on the Pats(cough...jealous...cough). Buckeye Nation should be proud of Mike's accomplishments.