NFL alumni award for Aqib Talib
This is a couple of days late, but it's worth noting Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib was awarded the NFL Alumni's defensive back of the year, announced during a ceremony on Friday evening.
The award recipients are chosen by a majority vote of the association's membership. Talib went on injured reserve after just 12 games but still tied for fith in the NFL with six interceptions.
Among the other winners was Todd Haley as coach of the year (an award that Raheem Morris could make a case for) and Troy Polamalu as player of the year.
Here's the full list of winners:
Quarterback - Philip Rivers, Chargers
Running back – Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars
Wide Receiver – Roddy White, Falcons
Tight End – Jason Witten, Cowboys
Offensive Line – Josh Sitton, Packers
Defensive Lineman – Ndamukong Suh, Lions
Linebacker – Patrick Willis, 49ers
Defensive Back – Aqib Talib, Bucs
Special Teams – Devin Hester, Bears
Spirit Award – Felix Jones, Cowboys
Coach of the Year – Todd Haley, Chiefs
Player of the Year – Troy Polamalu, Steelers