The league’s top-ranked defense might be stifling itself when it comes to voting for The Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Free safety Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman are prime candidates for the award. There is a case for each, which might hurt the other.
Thomas is second on the team to linebacker Bobby Wagner with 105 tackles. He’s forced two fumbles, intercepted five passes and has eight passes defensed.
Sherman led the NFL with eight interceptions,…