Sprint Game Ball: David Harris

EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - OCTOBER 31: Brandon Jackson #32 of the Green Bay Packers runs the ball past David Harris #52 of the New York Jets on October 31 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

This post is sponsored by Sprint.

After such an ugly loss, it might seem difficult to single anybody out for excellent play, but it really is not. It's time to recognize Mr. Underappreciated on this defense, David Harris. While Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold, and D'Brickashaw Ferguson are correctly identified as elite homegrown talent, Harris flies under the radar. It's not really a persona thing because only Revis of the first three is a big self-promoter.

The inside linebacker's abilities stopping the run in traffic and blitzing were again on full display Sunday against the Packers where he led the Jets with 9 tackles and 1 sack. He was one of the biggest reasons Gang Green shut down Green Bay's run game and stayed in a contest in which the offense was shut out.

Not only for his work Sunday, but also for quietly playing like an elite inside linebacker for years, David Harris gets my Sprint Game Ball.

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