The results are in for the MVP vote for the Rams MVP of 2011 and the winner by a small margin was Chris Long! He narrowly beat out Steven Jackson in the voting which had over 350 submitted votes! Thanks to all those who voted!
Chris Long has clearly come into his own as a pass rusher. Before this season started, some were being critical of his production. As the second overall pick in 2008 big things were expected early, but he only recored 17.5 sacks in three seasons.
Chris Long proved many of those critics wrong this season by having a fantastic year for the Rams. He led the team in sacks, with 13, a career high and his first season with double digit sacks. His best performance came in the Rams' shocking win over the Saints in which he recorded three sacks of Drew Brees and wrecked havoc on the Saints for 4 quarters.
What is even more impressive is he recorded all his sacks on a defense that played from behind the majority of the time. This made it so that pass rush situations weren't as prevalent for him as other pass rushers, but he still found a way to get to the pocket.
Again congrats to Chris Long on a marvelous season for the Rams and winning the first Turf Show Times' Rams' MVP. A special thanks to all those who voted as well!!