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Dissecting the 2010 All-Pro Team

January 25th 2011 14:54
Some of these choices were just downright ridiculous. I'm not going to spend my time writing out which players made it, but I am going to discuss snubs; head-scratchers; and the great choices. I really don't know how Tom Brady was a unanimous choice. Aaron Rodgers had a better year, although Brady was incredible himself. He certainly deserves a spot, but I just can't believe that about 400 people didn't vote for Aaron Rodgers. Yup, that's how many people vote.

All the running backs chosen were good, but I was surprised that LeSean McCoy was left off the vote. I would have replaced him with first teamer Maurice Jones-Drew. MJD had a great year no doubt, but I just thought that he was the worst one out of the elite group of backs chosen. I think that McCoy had a better year than Jones-Drew did.

Andre Johnson was a huge head-scratcher. It makes it even worse when you see that he was selected as a first-teamer. I believe that Johnson is the second best receiver in the league, but he certainly wasn't this year. He was listed 3rd. Lance Moore was a huge snub. He had an incredible year that was completely overlooked. I loved the choices at fullback. The panels voting did a great job of not overlooking the importance of a blocking fullback.

Jason Peters was a head-scratcher as well. He used to be a great player that was a perennial All-Pro athlete, but he has really fallen off. Jahri Evans made the list on his reputation from last year's stellar season. Fellow Saints' guard Carl Nicks was easily the best guard this year. He made the All-Pro list on the second team, but he definitely should have taken Evans's place at the top of the list.

Maurkice Pouncey shouldn't have made the list due to the plethora of centers- Ryan Kalil and Andre Gurode- who were simply better this year. The defensive ends list looked strong, but I have a huge beef with the selections at defensive tackle. Ndamukong Suh had a good year, but how could Kyle Williams only be a second teamer?

He was the best defensive player this year. And Justin Smith was the second best. Smith was completely left off the list. These two defensive tackles constantly dominated. I say that they should both be on the first team with Ngata and Suh moving to the second team. I would kick Vince Wilfork off of the list.

I thought Terrell Suggs had a stronger year than DeMarcus Ware this year, but it really isn't a big deal. The inside linebacker list was just stupid. I can't believe that they didn't have stalwart Lawrence Timmons. He was the third best defensive player this year, and he wasn't even on the second team. I have no idea as to why Patrick Willis was on the list.

I didn't like how Tramon Williams was not on the cornerback list. He was the best corner this year in the league. I love how Nnamdi wasn't left off. Stats never tell the whole story when it comes to shutdown corners. Asante Samuel had a good year, but it's just that Williams was so dominant in pass coverage.

I have no idea why Darren Sharper was on the second team. For lack of a better word, he completely sucked this year. He was easily beaten in coverage and was blown by on plays that would have been stopped by a fundamental tackle. I thought Antrel Rolle was okay, but players that did only okay aren't deserving of an All-Pro vote. I thought Malcolm Jenkins was good, but I didn't think he was quite at the All-Pro level.

I love how the voters didn't overlook the player that is arguably the most underrated in the game; Chris Harris. The reason for the Bears' secondary's renaissance this year is the return of Chris Harris. He is a great leader that tackles as well as any safety in this league from end-to-end, and he is a huge playmaker. Harris allows the Bears to play a more successful zone. I thought Quintin Mikell should have been swapped for Polamalu on the first team. Mikell was the best safety in the league this year. He was unstoppable in coverage and was also solid against the run. I can't disagree with the special teams choices.
Tramon Williams
Best Corner This Year, and Big Snub off All-Pro Team
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Comment by nbageek

January 25th 2011 23:54
I agree. Lots of lame choices. Andre Johnson especially. There were better receivers this year all around.

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