Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Defensive Player of the Year

Michael Pannone SMCC: The 5'8" 175 lb junior made 105 tackles during the regular season from his defensive back position. The Falcons led the league in points against by giving up just under 10 points per game. Pannone is a fierce hitter with excellent speed and was also 1st Team All Huron League as a sophomore. His defensive prowess helped the Falcons to their 19th Huron League title and 1st since 2006.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tough Choice huh Chris.

Anonymous said...

Once again weclowski is snubbed! If you honestly could pick any player in the league to be on your defense you would pick pannone before weclowski?

Anonymous said...

picking to be on his defense would not be equivalent to player of the year.
man you huron people are more annoying than airport

Huronleaguefootball said...

Extremely tough choice.

I think the coaches made a nice pick in TJ Lovell. I also think Weclowski is a heck of a player.

I will give my rational on my pick:

Pannone was in my opinion, the best defesnive player on the best defensive team in the league. That is why they won the league and why they are still playing. He led his team in tackles with 105. SMCC also was the best defensive team in the league in points allowed.

Tyler Weclowski was a unanamous choice for all league defense and rightfully so. He had 157 tackles from his LB position. Where the difference was; Huron was last in the league with a 1-6 record and they were last in scoring defense in both the league games and overall.

contgratz. said...

therefore pannone deserved it, Chris proved it.

taking nothing away from Weclowski, he plays great defense.
its just some major factors that goes into it.

how about this one.
your a coach and you have Weclowski leading your linebackers and Pannone Leading your secondary.

scary thought

Anonymous said...

Great choice Chris! Ask any coach (or running back) in the league who they fear the most on defense and Pannone's name is at the top of the list. He never misses a tackle, rarely misses a defensive read and can flat out punish the ball carrier. Many times he's stopped the run at the LOS from his safety position showing his closing speed.
Congrats Mike and good luck to SMCC the rest of the way.

Anonymous said...

Are u trying to say that people fear pannone more than they fear weclowski?!?!? no wayyy, players fear weclowski. He hits like a truck!

Huronleaguefootball said...

The best hit I saw all year was by Weclowski during the SMCC game. He hit one of the Falcon running backs just as he slipped through the hole. The kids whole body was parralel to the ground.

Anonymous said...

Just curious but in a previous post you said that Bosman or Welclowski could get some All-State accolades but why not consider them for DPOY?

Anonymous said...

Ok, Mike Pannone is a great player on a great team. He deserves this award as well. He plays the game the right way and works hard. When you see him without pads you look at him and wonder how he des it. Great job Mike!

Huronleaguefootball said...

I did!

Anonymous said...

Im not saying you didnt, I was just curious as to why they wouldnt get DPOY over Panonne?

Anonymous said...

I really dont understand how weclowski isnt getting any awards this is terrible chris, u know he is a better player than pannone. Its not his fault he has below average coaching and a terrible supporting cast on defense ( He has 157 tackles the 2nd leading tackler has 48) if weclowski was on cc or airport he would still be putting up great numbers. He is the best defensive player in the region let alone the league and one of the best in the state.

Huronleaguefootball said...

Please read the previous posts. The best defensive player on the best defensive team in the league is Mike Pannone. I've seen him 3 times, the kid is a great player.

Anonymous said...

Maybe if Huron actually would have won some games he could have been nominated as one

Anonymous said...

make it 4. come to the game friday

Anonymous said...

ok I understand he is the best defensive player on the best defensive team. But imagine if they trated teams?? My botomline question is do you think pannone is better than weclowski?

Anonymous said...

This is why the Huron League should do away with all of this "player of the year" crap. Weclowski was a UNANIMOUS FIRST TEAM ALL LEAGUE choice by the coaches AND Chris (of course unan when it is only one guy's thoughts)! Player of the year awards just cause great players to feel snubbed. Weclowski should feel honored that he was a unan choice and he WILL be all region. Why can't the coaches and bloggers leave it at that. Pannone is also a first team all leaguer, as well as TJ and Bosman. All of them are totally different players with different, yet tremendous, skill sets. Why must the coaches attempt to single one kid out of a group of 11 studs.

This petty argument ensues after every Huron League sport ends (i.e. Reed v. Scarton...2 totally different, yet invaluable players). What about last year when Crump won the offensive award over the Offensive tackle from Airport who is now at Indiana playing football. Was Crump really a better offensive football player than him? No. Crump was the QB on the team that won the league.

I wish they would just pick the all league team and leave well enough alone. There is no reason any of the kids that made the first team all league squad should feel snubbed in any way. I am sure in 10 years when they are blogging about how the kids and the league aren't as tough as they were "back when they played," the only thing any of them will remember or care to remember is that they were first team all league.

Anonymous said...

Best Defense in the league...yes SMCC. Best defender...no one pick here will satisfy.

The best Defender regardless of total team performance by far was Weclowski. I too witnessed the best hit of the year from that young man....but I also saw Teen and Church make great cuts and run away from him too. And I'm sure many other backs ran away from him too...if they had the chance.

BUT, you can't make every tackle and neither did Pannone. Certainly a tough pick no matter what.
SITOFN

Anonymous said...

hye before you argue for Weclowski learn how to spell. i think u were trying to say traded. not trated. its called english. typical hurn

Anonymous said...

huron league football,

i would like to say thank you for doing this blog.
i played in the huron league 5 years ago now and i am still playing college football and i appriciate you doing this because i love coming here every friday night to check and see whether or not my old team won. the insight and information is awsome!! keep it up!!

Anonymous said...

umm.. before you argue against weclowski learn how to spell lol you misspelled the first and last words of your statement.. your a joke. I hear sylvan is opening new classes soon, I request you take them.