First of all let me say congratulations to Woodson, he had a fantastic year, one worthy of recognition, unfortunately for him, he didn't have as good a year as Revis and thus should of been placed second in the voting. NFL writers are doing their utmost to prove that MLB writers are not the only ones who get things wrong.
As many would expect, Rex gave his thoughts on the best defensive player getting snubbed:
"I wasn't going to comment on it," Ryan said, "but I would like to congratulate the people that voted for Darrelle Revis. These guys obviously really know the game. And you've got to look at all the numbers, not just a number about this, or this stat or that stat.
"A number I think is interesting would be eight. And no, that's not the amount of touchdown passes Green Bay gave up against Arizona. That is the number of touchdown passes we gave up all season. And the biggest reason for that is Darrelle Revis.
"There's plenty of things to look at. We had the No. 1 defense in the National Football League, by 35 yards a game. We were No. 1 in scoring ... basically 187 points is all the defense gave up all season. That might be a consideration for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
"And it really was for the people that voted for Darrelle Revis. I tip my hat to them because they really know the game. That's all I'm going to say about it."
The real defensive player of the year 2009-2010