Originally Posted by duncan_idaho
The Heisman isn't about best player on the best team. Or at least it shouldn't be. Best player, period.
Last year, Texas A&M was 6-6 with a first-round pick at QB. Everyone expected the Aggies to be in the 6-7 win range again this season, but because of Manziel's excellence, they won 10, knocked off No. 1 on the road, and cemented themselves as major players for the next 3 years, at least, on the national scene.
I was all for Colin Klein until he choked against Baylor, in what is now the biggest game in the history of his program. Yes, a bad game can disqualify someone from the Heisman. Yes, an injury can, too.
Teo was nowhere close to the dominant presence that a guy like Suh - who SHOULD have won the Heisman, IMO - was, and he was not deserving of the award. If he didn't play for Notre Dame, he wouldn't have even been on the list.
Hell, in 2007 William Moore had more tackles, sacks, interceptions, tackles for loss than Teo did this year...
It's really stupid to even try to compare a non pass rushing linebacker to a QB. There is no comparison. A linebacker can't have the impact and effect on wins/losses like a QB can.
Plus, nobody keeps stats of mistakes for linebackers like missed tackles, like we do INTs for QBs.
It's very difficult and even pointless to try and do a 1 to 1 comparison.