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Your 2009 All Pro Team

C_Woodson_4.jpgPro Bowl appearances are nice, but the All Pro team is where it’s at.

The list only includes the best of the best.  There will always be picks to argue about, but there seems to be fewer mistakes based on reputation.  (In other words, this is a Faneca-free zone.)

This year’s team was announced Thursday, with Chris Johnson being the only player to make the first team unanimously.  Patrick Willis was close behind with 49 of 50 votes, while Darrelle Revis, Charles Woodson, and Shane Lechler got 48 votes.

So here it is.

OFFENSE
 
Quarterback: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis.
 
Running Backs: Chris Johnson, Tennessee; Adrian Peterson, Minnesota.

Fullback: Leonard Weaver, Philadelphia.

Tight End: Dallas Clark, Indianapolis.

Wide Receivers: Andre Johnson, Houston; Wes Welker, New England.

Tackles: Ryan Clady, Denver; Joe Thomas, Cleveland.

Guards: Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota; Jahri Evans, New Orleans.

Center: Nick Mangold, New York Jets.

Placekicker: Nate Kaeding, San Diego.

Kick Returner: Joshua Cribbs, Cleveland.

Notes: It’s the first time Welker has made the first team.  It’s surprising to see him make it over Larry Fitzgerald.  Manning, Peterson, Johnson, and Hutchinson repeated as first-teamers.  Clady may have been better as a rookie than this year, but there were no obvious picks at tackle.

DEFENSE
 
Ends: Jared Allen, Minnesota; Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis.

Tackles: Jay Ratliff, Dallas; Kevin Williams, Minnesota.

Outside Linebackers: Elvis Dumervil, Denver; DeMarcus Ware, Dallas.

Inside Linebacker: Patrick Willis, San Francisco; Ray Lewis, Baltimore.

Cornerbacks: Charles Woodson, Green Bay; Darrelle Revis, New York Jets.

Safeties: Darren Sharper, New Orleans; Adrian Wilson, Arizona.

Punter: Shane Lechler, Oakland.

Notes: The safeties benefited from injuries to Troy Polamalu; this was Wilson’s first honor. Lewis made the list for the seventh time. The Vikings led with four All Pro nods; the Colts had three. 

For space reasons, the All Pro second team is after the jump. (Editor’s note: Also, every time a link is clicked, an angel gets his wings.)


SECOND TEAM
 
OFFENSE

Quarterback: Drew Brees, New Orleans.

Running Backs: Ray Rice, Baltimore; Steven Jackson, St. Louis.

Fullback: Le’Ron McClain, Baltimore.

Tight End: Antonio Gates, San Diego.

Wide Receivers: Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis; Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona.

Tackles: Michael Roos, Tennessee; Jake Long, Miami.

Guards: Logan Mankins, New England; Kris Dielman, San Diego.

Center: Andre Gurode, Dallas.

Placekicker: David Akers, Philadelphia.

Kick Returner: DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia.

Notes: Roos didn’t make the Pro Bowl team, but deserved to make this list. Philip Rivers had a great MVP case, yet couldn’t make All Pro second team in a stacked year.  Vincent Jackson got snubbed too, but who would you take off the team?

DEFENSE

Ends: Trent Cole, Philadelphia; Julius Peppers, Carolina.

Tackles: Darnell Dockett, Arizona; Haloti Ngata, Baltimore.

Outside Linebackers: Brian Cushing, Houston; LaMarr Woodley, Pittsburgh.

Inside Linebackers: David Harris, New York Jets; Jon Beason, Carolina.

Cornerbacks: Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland; Asante Samuel, Philadelphia, and Leon Hall, Cincinnati (tie).

Safeties: Brian Dawkins, Denver; Ed Reed, Baltimore, and Nick Collins, Green Bay (tie).

Punter: Andy Lee, San Francisco, and Donnie Jones, St. Louis (tie).

Notes: The Bengals secondary got represented here; Champ Bailey wasn’t.  We think Robert Mathis would have been a good pick. Cushing is the only rookie on either list.  Beason and Harris both made the team, but not the Pro Bowl.  Beason was a great choice despite his late injury. 

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84 Responses to “Your 2009 All Pro Team”
  1. Supersuckers says: Jan 14, 2010 11:11 AM

    The all pro team is the only award that I even look at. the Pro Bowl is a joke.

  2. rydendonkeys says: Jan 14, 2010 11:12 AM

    Pains me to say this, but Clady definitely was better his rookie year than this year. This is a makeup vote at best for his blatant slight from last season.

  3. raidertg says: Jan 14, 2010 11:13 AM

    Nnamdi should be first team easy. No other corner in the league can shutdown a reciever like Nnamdi. Plan and simple! Revis should get bumped to second team.

  4. Lumas101 says: Jan 14, 2010 11:14 AM

    Jairus Byrd should have made the second team as a safety.

  5. NinersRule! says: Jan 14, 2010 11:14 AM

    No Vernon Davis? WTF?

  6. RIP__21 says: Jan 14, 2010 11:14 AM

    How did Vernon Davis not make this list? And Welker over Fitz or Wayne?

  7. pubobby2004 says: Jan 14, 2010 11:14 AM

    how was manning not a unanimous pick at QB? really? would you take favre, brees, or rivers over him right now if you had your pick with no regard for money, or the long-term?
    apparently he didn’t even get more than 47 votes as gregg made sure to note players with 48 or 49 votes.
    maybe i don’t understand the requirements.

  8. Supersuckers says: Jan 14, 2010 11:14 AM

    But I do not understand why their are two running backs named. Peterson is not deserving of this award in my humbled opinion.

  9. footballtalk247 says: Jan 14, 2010 11:15 AM

    Guy rushes for 2000+ yards, and only 1 player from the O-line is listed on these teams. Stupid.

  10. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Jan 14, 2010 11:16 AM

    Nice to see some love, albeit second team love, for Bengals CB Leon Hall. Finally, a Bengal being recognized for something other than being on a police report!

  11. RaiderMight says: Jan 14, 2010 11:16 AM

    I think you need to switch out Nnamdi and Charles. You got their divisions screwed up. I thought Nnamdi didn’t in for a second.

  12. Zoology says: Jan 14, 2010 11:17 AM

    No London Fletcher?

  13. RaiderMight says: Jan 14, 2010 11:18 AM

    Doh! Ignore my last comment. Confused it with the Pro Bowl. lol

  14. KingKunal says: Jan 14, 2010 11:19 AM

    How the hell can you say MJD is not a top 4 HB in the league?! Or at least have a top 4 season. Correctly me if I am wrong, but the Jaguars played from behind quite a bit, and MOJO still finished 2nd in overall TD’s and top 5 in yards. At least mention him as a snub Florio.

  15. 11-5 in 2010 chiefs fan says: Jan 14, 2010 11:21 AM

    is this list for real c’mon man this is just silly who made this list up you can do better then that.

  16. blackandteal says: Jan 14, 2010 11:21 AM

    Ray Rice over Jones Drew for the second team?
    I don’t think so.
    They both have about the same amount of Rushing Yards but Drew has twice as many TDs.

  17. swervinmervin says: Jan 14, 2010 11:21 AM

    Janikowski shouldve been the kicker. He missed the same amount of kicks as Kaeding, only Jano’s 3 misses were from 45, 57, and 67! Amazing.

  18. JMFlyer1454 says: Jan 14, 2010 11:21 AM

    Mostly agree but where’s Dolphins FB Lousaka Polite? He actually can block, the most important thing for a FB. McClain? What a joke!

  19. Milhouse says: Jan 14, 2010 11:25 AM

    No Clay Matthews?

  20. mycarsmells says: Jan 14, 2010 11:26 AM

    Welker is good, but take Moss off that team and he loses significant portion of his catches.

  21. The Coop says: Jan 14, 2010 11:27 AM

    Proud to see Joe Thomas getting the recognition he deserves. He’s a beast on the field, a leader in the locker room, and a role model in the community.
    Really, the most amazing thing is that Phil Savage did something right!

  22. Marc F says: Jan 14, 2010 11:28 AM

    “Where’s Moss???”
    He’s on the bench resting a bit… takin it easy for now..

  23. Snuff Smith says: Jan 14, 2010 11:28 AM

    Wes Welker had 1,348 yards (11.0 YPC) and 4 TDs and he makes All-Pro?
    That’s laughable. The guy had half of his TDs while Brady and Co. were running up the score on Tennessee. Randy Moss had 1,264 (15.2 YPC) yards and 13 TDs and he gets snubbed.
    Classic.

  24. es25 says: Jan 14, 2010 11:29 AM

    Steven Jackson over Maurice Jones-Drew for the second team? That’s the only one I really dissagree with. MJD only had 25 less rushing yards but averaged 4.5 ypc to SJ’s 4.4, had more td’s (15 to 4) and more receiving yards (374 to 41). I even think MJD deserved it more than Ray Rice. But that’s what you get when nobody is able to watch you games.

  25. sand0 says: Jan 14, 2010 11:33 AM

    Pretty solid list. Better than the pro bowl.

  26. jeffragnarchicken says: Jan 14, 2010 11:35 AM

    Milhouse says:
    January 14, 2010 11:25 AM
    No Clay Matthews?
    Are you serial? Athe kidis good, just not All Pro material as a rookie.
    Homer!

  27. Sportygal says: Jan 14, 2010 11:36 AM

    I’m surprised Adrian Peterson was 1st team. I thought Steven Jackson had a better season as did Jones-Drew.

  28. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 14, 2010 11:38 AM

    swervinmervin says:
    January 14, 2010 11:21 AM
    Janikowski shouldve been the kicker. He missed the same amount of kicks as Kaeding, only Jano’s 3 misses were from 45, 57, and 67! Amazing.
    —————————-
    I agree completely. Janikowski missed 3 kicks, Kaeding missed 3 kicks. Janikowski’s 3 misses were all over 40 yards. Kaeding’s 3 misses were all over 40 yards.
    And Janikowski missed his three with 6 fewer attempts! That clearly shows he did more with less, right!??!
    Go away.

  29. DropsAdeuce says: Jan 14, 2010 11:39 AM

    Jairus Byrd made the Probowl and was tied for the league in interceptions despite being placed on IR with two games left in the season and he’s not even considered in the second team?

  30. Crushitlong says: Jan 14, 2010 11:39 AM

    one glaring omission is Clay Matthews

  31. Notoroius B.U.G. says: Jan 14, 2010 11:40 AM

    Supersuckers: Why do you think AD shouldn’t be on the first team? Fumbles? He did have 18 rushing TDs…and was 5th in rushing yards with a pass happy Vikes offense.

  32. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 14, 2010 11:44 AM

    How can Barbie Carpenter not be on the list? She’s got a Malibu beach home, nice pink ‘vette, everybody knows Barbie.

  33. jeffragnerchicken says: Jan 14, 2010 11:45 AM

    Let me begin by proclaiming I am a flaming homosexual.
    I know that is hard for some to believe.
    We all know Peyton Manning is a great QB. But Favre is better. He wears purple.
    Every man looks so good in purple
    Pervy you have not got back to me in regards to Sunday at moms/my place for the Cowboys game
    24-23 Dallas. I hope I am wrong.

  34. chc36 says: Jan 14, 2010 11:45 AM

    MJD had 50 more carries then Rice, and only 60 more yards. Sure he got the TD’s but Rice would have just as many if the Ravens didn’t use McGahee or McClain on red zone situations. They’re both deserving but statistically Rice deserves the nod more so.

  35. Click Here To Continue Reading... says: Jan 14, 2010 11:46 AM

    Steven Jackson got robbed… Adrian Peterson keeps getting awards just based on his past reputation

  36. oraclepz says: Jan 14, 2010 11:46 AM

    Second the Lousaka for at least ALL-PRO second team. He delivered bone crushing hits all season. Just ask big mouth Bart Scott.

  37. Seeryer says: Jan 14, 2010 11:56 AM

    @KingKunal,
    MJD had alot of TDs but that is about it. Until the last game against CLE he went 160 straight carries without a 15 yard gain. Going into the CLE game he had 182 carries in games 11-15 and averaged 3.3 yards a carry in those 5 games. He was worn down at the end of the year because the Jags did a horrible job rotating backs. Garrard caught all the heat for the late season slide but the reality is the running game was attrocious when it was needed most. Much worse than the passing game. In the last six games of the year he had one good half rushing the football. That was the first half against Indy. That is it.

  38. LUNATIK RAIDER says: Jan 14, 2010 12:05 PM

    Nnamdi Asomugha should be 1st team. I know he doesn’t have the INT’s but that’s due to the fact the QB’s fear throwing his way. For. CB that plays Man to Man every down and a sure tackler and not a afraid of contact he has to be #1..

  39. RealPervyHarvin says: Jan 14, 2010 12:06 PM

    Supersuckers says:
    January 14, 2010 11:14 AM
    But I do not understand why their are two running backs named. Peterson is not deserving of this award in my humbled opinion.
    ————————————————–
    Because they pick 2 running backs for first team What don’t you get? almost 1400 yards,18 tds and a back that all teams gameplan around. Not deserving? You were right all along…you know nothing!

  40. RealPervyHarvin says: Jan 14, 2010 12:08 PM

    Milhouse says:
    January 14, 2010 11:25 AM
    No Clay Matthews
    ————————————————–
    Best comedy post of the year!!

  41. Ron E says: Jan 14, 2010 12:12 PM

    Still no Cedric Benson or memebers of the line that helped him put up the numbers against the toughest rushing defenses in the league.
    LT Andrew Whitworth had a great year, RG Bobbie Williams and C Kyle Cook had great years too.
    Also, Bengals DT Peko, is one of the best in the league, but still rather unknown at this point.
    MLB Dhani Jones deserves some credit for one of the most improved Defenses in the league.
    AP had a bad year considering the easy defenses he went against, not deserving of an award this year. And the Titans line might be good, but is it thier blocking or Chris Johnson’s talent that shoud get credit.

  42. AutumnWind999 says: Jan 14, 2010 12:12 PM

    How is Janikowski not on either team. The guy missed 1 FG inside of 57 yards this season.
    – Made more FGs from 40 yards and beyond than any kicker in the league.
    – Top-5 in touchback percentage.
    – Only 3 misses were from 45, 57 and 66 yards.
    – Despite being asked to try more long-range 50+ yard FGs than anyone in the league (including 60+ yard shots), was top-5 in FG percentage.
    – Hit a 61-yarder in Cleveland in December — the longest make by any kicker in the league this season.
    – Had only 3 chip shot, inside 30-yard tries, compared to Kaeding’s 19.
    – Had only 3 misses compared to Akers’ 5. Especially ridiculous that Akers made it since he basically lost that game for Philly against the Raiders by missing a few makeable kicks. He makes those and the Eagles may have had a bye in the first round of the playoffs.
    Apparently all-pro voters don’t pay any more attention than Pro Bowl voting fans.

  43. Muck says: Jan 14, 2010 12:13 PM

    Clady gave up twice as many sacks (8-4) and more than twice as many pressures (22-9) as Jake Long in 51 less snaps. And half of Long’s sacks came in Week 1.
    Lou Polite also victimized by the Alstott factor.
    That said, the All-Pro team is the one I certainly put more stock in.

  44. RealPervyHarvin says: Jan 14, 2010 12:15 PM

    Sportygal says:
    January 14, 2010 11:36 AM
    I’m surprised Adrian Peterson was 1st team. I thought Steven Jackson had a better season as did Jones-Drew.
    ————————————————–
    Not a smart take hun. You must be hot??? LOL Talk to Pervy….

  45. theonlyEAGLESfaniknow says: Jan 14, 2010 12:16 PM

    Seeryer, insightful. Best argument I’ve seen in awhile with actual fact to back it up. Well done.

  46. Youngone says: Jan 14, 2010 12:17 PM

    No Vernon Davis. What a joke. Davis destroyed this year. He tied Gates te touchdown record and still Clark is first team. Laughable.

  47. Allied Biscuit says: Jan 14, 2010 12:18 PM

    I’m a Vikes fan and I don’t think Peterson was even close to 3rd team, much alone the 1st team. hell, 10th team is a stretch. Chestor Taylor was better than Peterson. Peterson flat out sucked this year. His blitz pick up was the only good thing he had this year. he improved that. but he can’t catch a simple dump off pass! He is too overrated, and i’m glad most people see it this year. oh, and the fumbles. just a small tid bit.
    I guarantee he fumbles and cost the Vikings the game this week. well, not guarantee, but as close as you can get. He breaks tackles, but then that next hit, the ball pops out. You can see it coming!
    and I am aVikings fan.

  48. Supersuckers says: Jan 14, 2010 12:18 PM

    RealPervyHarvin says:
    January 14, 2010 12:06 PM
    Supersuckers says:
    January 14, 2010 11:14 AM
    But I do not understand why their are two running backs named. Peterson is not deserving of this award in my humbled opinion.
    ————————————————–
    Because they pick 2 running backs for first team What don’t you get? almost 1400 yards,18 tds and a back that all teams gameplan around. Not deserving? You were right all along…you know nothing!
    ——
    I know they pick 2 RB’s genius. that’s what i said. i was questioning why. They don’ pick two tight ends or 4 wideouts. they essentially stay base offensive formation with the exception of 2 rb’s and a fullback. you are also in the minority regarding Peterson. He did not have a All pro year in most opinions.

  49. mburger13 says: Jan 14, 2010 12:25 PM

    Lousaka Polite snubbed again….should have made 1st Team….to not be at least 2nd team is highway robbery.
    McClain makes his name playing halfback last year, and is getting all these accolades this year based off of name recognition in an anonymous position, while being mostly average as a fullback.

  50. raidertg says: Jan 14, 2010 12:26 PM

    Adam-Chris Scheftersen – Try the number 61 like the 61 yard field goal. I think that says it all. SeaBass should be first team.

  51. jeffragnarchicken says: Jan 14, 2010 12:27 PM

    jeffragnerchicken says:
    January 14, 2010 11:45 AM
    Let me begin by proclaiming I am a flaming homosexual.
    I know that is hard for some to believe.
    We all know Peyton Manning is a great QB. But Favre is better. He wears purple.
    Every man looks so good in purple
    Pervy you have not got back to me in regards to Sunday at moms/my place for the Cowboys game
    24-23 Dallas. I hope I am wrong.
    =================================
    Once again faux me: Fork meet toaster, do yourself a favor, your life obviously is not worth living.

  52. jx4cmario1 says: Jan 14, 2010 12:36 PM

    Supersuckers says:
    “you are also in the minority regarding Peterson. He did not have a All pro year in most opinions.”
    ———————————
    Hahahaha yea ok moron. 2nd in the NFC to S Jax in yards (by only 33 yds) and 1st in the NFL in touchdowns. You’re right though, he’s not all pro.

  53. Popeye says: Jan 14, 2010 12:47 PM

    Where the heck is Brady Quinn????

  54. TheBigEasy99 says: Jan 14, 2010 12:56 PM

    pubobby2004 says:
    January 14, 2010 11:14 AM
    how was manning not a unanimous pick at QB? really? would you take favre, brees, or rivers over him right now if you had your pick with no regard for money, or the long-term?
    apparently he didn’t even get more than 47 votes as gregg made sure to note players with 48 or 49 votes.
    maybe i don’t understand the requirements.
    ________________________________
    Well, considering Drew Brees had more touchdown passes, less interceptions, a better completion percentage, a better yard-per-pass average and a significantly better passer rating maybe we should be asking why Manning got any votes over him at all.
    And before any one starts spouting the “Manning is doing it with less talent and without a run game” rhetoric let me point out that Manning has two (2) pro bowl receivers while Brees has none and last year Brees had no run game what so ever and all he did was throw for 5,000 yards and finish tied for the league lead in touchdown passes.

  55. AutumnWind999 says: Jan 14, 2010 12:58 PM

    Kaeding made 6 more FGs than Janikowski … 16 of which came in extra-point territory (inside 30 yards). Seabass made more from 40+, 50+, 60+ and was better on kickoffs. Ridonkulous. I know Peter King voted for Seabass as his All-Pro kicker. At least one guy was paying attention.

  56. sdffa11 says: Jan 14, 2010 1:04 PM

    how can you replace cole for mathis? mathis has freeney rushing from the other end spot. cole has no one else and has to face double and triple teams all the time, yet still ended up with 12 sacks. do you even watch the games before passing judgment?

  57. downsouth49er says: Jan 14, 2010 1:06 PM

    RIP__21 says:
    January 14, 2010 11:14 AM
    “How did Vernon Davis not make this list? And Welker over Fitz or Wayne?”
    This is the exact same thoughts I had after reading through that list.

  58. Supersuckers says: Jan 14, 2010 1:07 PM

    jx4cmario1 says:
    January 14, 2010 12:36 PM
    Supersuckers says:
    “you are also in the minority regarding Peterson. He did not have a All pro year in most opinions.”
    ———————————
    Hahahaha yea ok moron. 2nd in the NFC to S Jax in yards (by only 33 yds) and 1st in the NFL in touchdowns. You’re right though, he’s not all pro.

    Another internet warrior. You see son, the NFL All Pro award is not like the pro bowl. it is league wide not devided into conferences. 2nd in the NFC in yards. You said it all right there why he most share the opinion that he was not all-pro this year. We havent even looked into the AFC yet. Touchdowns? take away the 1 yard 1st and 2nd and goal TD’s to get te “differance making” number of productive touchdowns.

  59. Notoroius B.U.G. says: Jan 14, 2010 1:10 PM

    @Allied…”Flat out sucked”
    C’mon maaaaaaaaan.
    This was by far his worst year of his short career, but dude, he did not flat out suck.

  60. jx4cmario1 says: Jan 14, 2010 1:22 PM

    Super- Let’s not act like people on this site do not know football, I’m well aware ALL PRO means NFL wide, wise ass. But in one breath you say that being 2nd in the NFC in yards doesn’t mean anything, then discount him leading the NFL in TDs…..you are obviously just a Viking hater.

  61. packers4life says: Jan 14, 2010 1:28 PM

    Why is everyone in love with Steve Hutchinson this season? Last time I checked he was nowhere near as good as he has been in previous seasons. The running game has stalled for the Vikings this season and they have been getting torched within the last few games of the regular season.

  62. jx4cmario1 says: Jan 14, 2010 1:33 PM

    Not to mention he’s in the top 3 in total yards in the NFL, lead the NFL in TDs, and had less carries than CJ, S Jax, and Thomas Jones, the top 3 rushers in the NFL.

  63. CanadianVikingFan says: Jan 14, 2010 1:33 PM

    Really? No Vernon Davis, the dude was a beast this year. Oh ya, that’s right. All ProBowl and All Pro teams are a joke.
    Now, normally kickers don’t matter for anything but really, David Akers? It should be Sebastian Janikowski as the 1st team kicker. The guy kicked a 61 yarder and missed less kicks. Oakland has him try and kick large amounts of kicks that shouldnt be attempted and he comes close or makes them. Oh and Ryan Longwell should get the 2nd team spot. He is automatic.

  64. Supersuckers says: Jan 14, 2010 1:47 PM

    jx4cmario1 says:
    January 14, 2010 1:22 PM
    Super- Let’s not act like people on this site do not know football, I’m well aware ALL PRO means NFL wide, wise ass. But in one breath you say that being 2nd in the NFC in yards doesn’t mean anything, then discount him leading the NFL in TDs…..you are obviously just a Viking hater.

    Notice i didn’t mention anything about the other viking selections. A true hater would have. you have to look at differance making TD’s vs. 1 yard plunges. bubba Franks made a living catching the 1 yard 1st and goal TD pass from favre. I could have caught it thasts the point. In my opinion differance making TD’s count. The 1 yard plunges and catches off play fakes do not.
    If Peterson is 2nd in yards in teh NFC alone and we knwo what johnson did in tennessee how can you make a reasonable argument for Peterson being all-pro? Though he showed measurable improvement in pass blocking he is still a liability in that department and he has ball security issues. i just disagree with the selection. by like us all i am a nobody and my opinion doesnt mean squat.

  65. ppdoc13 says: Jan 14, 2010 1:55 PM

    kevin williams or jay ratliff over Ngata. i hope the dope you are smoking is expensive, because you are hallucinating.

  66. Cardsfan81 says: Jan 14, 2010 1:57 PM

    The list is a good one with a few notable exceptions.
    1. Wes Welker does not belong. Welker is a role Wr. and only runs 2 routes on the NFL passing tree (the pivot and option routes.)
    2. Larry Fitzgerald was not the fourth best Wr in the league in 2009. He’s not a stretch the field guy and benefits greatly from Anquan Boldin opposite him and his coach calling almost all the redzone targets for him. The NFL PR machine in full effect with Fitzgerald and Welker selections.The power forward Wr Vincent Jackson had a much better season the both Welker and Fitzgerald. Jackson was on a team that won 11 straight games and did not have an exploisive run game. Jackson is one of the great NFL Wr’s that get too little attention and acclaim.
    3. Hutchinson is a declining player and part of the reason for the declining statistics of Adrian Peterson as the season went on. Hutch does not belong. A reputation choice only.
    4. Adrian Wilson is out of place too. He had at least 5 poor games this season (watch the Bears tape.) Not sure what the All-Pro voters saw but it was obviously different from what I saw.

  67. grunt24 says: Jan 14, 2010 2:00 PM

    Jx4cmario i agree with you, dont forget that AP had over 40 catches and almost 500 yards, they got it right with him and cj–and this is coming from a packer fan

  68. Supersuckers says: Jan 14, 2010 2:02 PM

    jx4cmario1 says:
    January 14, 2010 1:22 PM
    Super- Let’s not act like people on this site do not know football, I’m well aware ALL PRO means NFL wide, wise ass. But in one breath you say that being 2nd in the NFC in yards doesn’t mean anything, then discount him leading the NFL in TDs…..you are obviously just a Viking hater.

    Notice i didn’t mention anything about the other viking selections. A true hater would have. you have to look at differance making TD’s vs. 1 yard plunges. bubba Franks made a living catching the 1 yard 1st and goal TD pass from favre. I could have caught it thasts the point. In my opinion differance making TD’s count. The 1 yard plunges and catches off play fakes do not.
    If Peterson is 2nd in yards in teh NFC alone and we knwo what johnson did in tennessee how can you make a reasonable argument for Peterson being all-pro? Though he showed measurable improvement in pass blocking he is still a liability in that department and he has ball security issues. i just disagree with the selection. by like us all i am a nobody and my opinion doesnt mean squat.

  69. Craig says: Jan 14, 2010 2:03 PM

    Hey blackandteal ,
    Too Bad Ray Rice had like 300 more receiving yards and rushed for only 60 less yards than MJD but on 60 less attempts. MJD is good but RR is definitely deserving.

  70. jx4cmario1 says: Jan 14, 2010 2:08 PM

    If it was 1 RB per All pro team, then obviously CJ would get the nod, but with 2 I think CJ and AP are 1 and 2. And you do make a good point regarding his 1 yd garbage TDs but still, 6 points is 6 points man…

  71. purpleguy says: Jan 14, 2010 2:39 PM

    Hutchinson for the Vikes got in on past reputation — his shoulder injury has made him less than All-Pro caliber this year.
    And what’s with the whining about Mathews? The guy didn’t start till the season was 1/4 over, and he takes himself out of as many plays as he makes, when he’s not getting hammered by an O -lineman on running plays of course. He’s good, but not All-Pro yet.

  72. slutnuts says: Jan 14, 2010 2:47 PM

    @ Supersuckers
    have to agree with you, the only thing worse than the 1 yd td vulture, is the 1yd td dance and posture. tomlinson is the best at them, he runs 4 times on a drive for 7 yards, rivers throws for 72 yards to get to the 1 and LT plunges in and celebrates like he was the difference maker.

  73. MustaphaM0nd says: Jan 14, 2010 2:53 PM

    Wes Welker is an all-pro. He caught 122 passes in the 13 games he played (thats excluding WK17). Thats almost 10 a game.
    I’m a Jets fan but you’ve gotta give the kid his due.

  74. finsbooyah says: Jan 14, 2010 2:57 PM

    Polite getting snubbed again here just goes to to show that the people who vote for this honor aren’t as credible as they’re made out to be. In 2009 he was by far the best FB in the game. but I guess since he spent most of his time blocking, these so called “experts” wouldn’t consider him as good as McClain. Yea, ok.
    Also, Peterson is a bit overrated in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong I think he’s great, but he is more of a highlight reel runner than anything else. Steven Jackson is a superior running back. He’s been more consistant all year and he plays behind a terrible O-Line, and for a team that gameplan all week to stop him and no one else.

  75. FireJerryJones says: Jan 14, 2010 3:09 PM

    Welker belongs.
    Nnamdi Assomoghua is over rated and so is Assante Samuel.
    Revis is the main shut down corner in the NFL right now.
    BDawk and Ed Reed are there on reputation.

  76. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 14, 2010 3:49 PM

    “Once again faux me”
    Not with a borrowed coquette.

  77. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 14, 2010 3:53 PM

    Notoroius B.U.G. says:
    January 14, 2010 11:40 AM
    Supersuckers: Why do you think AD shouldn’t be on the first team? Fumbles? He did have 18 rushing TDs…and was 5th in rushing yards with a pass happy Vikes offense.
    —————————–
    Pass happy Vikes offense? Three men in the NFL had more rushing attempts than Peterson. Three.

  78. jx4cmario1 says: Jan 14, 2010 4:14 PM

    “Pass happy Vikes offense? Three men in the NFL had more rushing attempts than Peterson. Three.
    ———————————————–
    And only one of those men (Chris Johnson) had a better ypc than AP. But you conviently left that out. AP did more with less. Plus had more yards from scrimmage than 2 of those 3.

  79. Reasonable says: Jan 14, 2010 4:16 PM

    Get off Welkers ass. He had tied for the second most catches all time( 123 )and only played 13 games! hE WOULD HAVE EASILY SET A NEW nfl RECORD HAD HE NOT GOT HURT ON THE FIRST DRIVE OF THE hOUSTON GAME.He had a hell of a year and got the crap knocked out of him all season long.

  80. MustaphaM0nd says: Jan 14, 2010 5:23 PM

    to clarify, the record is 143 by Marvin Harrison. Welker was not going to break that record and catch 20 passes in the last game.
    If he hadnt sat out the first two games he may have done it.
    And while we’re speculating, if he had caught his 9 passes in the first two games, perhaps his knee would have buckled in week 15. All we know is that Welker tied Herman Moore in 14 games (122 in 13, 1 in the game he was injured)
    On other selections…
    Asante is a playmaker but idk if his game is complete enough to warrant an all-pro selection.
    Peterson had an elite year. Not as memorable as previous years, but still among the best of the best. Having said that…AD fumbled a game away. With ball security issues like that, he the tiebreaker in my book.

  81. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 14, 2010 5:43 PM

    jx4cmario1 says:
    January 14, 2010 4:14 PM
    And only one of those men (Chris Johnson) had a better ypc than AP. But you conviently left that out. AP did more with less. Plus had more yards from scrimmage than 2 of those 3.
    —————————
    I conveniently left it out because it didn’t enter into what I was disputing. If Peterson ran the ball more than all but 3 NFL RBs could you possibly make the assertion that they’re a pass happy team? No.
    Also, you don’t find it just a little bit misleading to say, “only one of those men (Chris Johnson) had a better ypc than AP”? You could also say that only one of the 3 men with more carries had a LOWER ypc than Peterson.
    Or I could say that only 4 of the top 10 RBs by carries had FEWER ypc than Peterson.
    But none of that enters into the discussion of whether or not the Vikings offense is “pass happy”.

  82. cobrala2 says: Jan 14, 2010 9:40 PM

    Why is either given credit??? Both are based largely upon journalists’ opinions. Whoop-dee-doo. Thank God the Super Bowl winner isn’t decided by journalists…

  83. Favre On HGH says: Jan 14, 2010 10:10 PM

    Asante Samuel, Philadelphia shouldn’t be on there. His best days were with the Pats.

  84. Tompadre says: Jan 15, 2010 12:16 PM

    Super –
    “He (Peterson) did not have a All pro year in most opinions.”
    ——————————————————–
    Just how long did it take you to obtain everyone’s opinion to come to that conclusion?
    “Touchdowns? take away the 1 yard 1st and 2nd and goal TD’s to get te “differance making” number of productive touchdowns.”
    ——————————————————
    I thought all touchdowns produced the same thing – 6 points, thus making the same difference in the game – increasing a lead by 6 or decreasing a deficit by 6. This isn’t fantasy football where longer scores garner more points.
    “In my opinion differance making TD’s count. The 1 yard plunges and catches off play fakes do not. i just disagree with the selection. by like us all i am a nobody and my opinion doesnt mean squat.”
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    Doesn’t mean squat?? It doesn’t make sense! Quite frankly this statement is idiotic beyond belief! Since you obviously gathered everyone’s opinion on AD’s All Pro worthiness, you should also take a poll of all the RB’s in NFL history who failed to score from the one and in, and thus their team’s failure to score a TD, and ask them if those 1 yrd plunges count or if they make a difference.
    Bottom line – Peterson’s ypc is right there with the other backs worthy of consideration. He has more TDs than anyone and more recieving yards than the other backs mentioned except Rice, who has less than half the TDs. It isn’t that outrageous he was chosen.
    Agree on the two RBs being picked though – weird!

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