2014 AP All-Pro Team

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Via USA Today and NFL.com, here is the first-team All-Pro squad as announced by The Associated Press on Friday. Fifty national media members compose the AP‘s voting panel, according to the organization:

OFFENSE

Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay.

Running back: DeMarco Murray, Dallas; Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh.

Fullback: John Kuhn, Green Bay.

Tight end: Rob Gronkowski, New England.

Wide receiver: Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh; Dez Bryant, Dallas.

Offensive tackle: Tyron Smith, Dallas; Joe Thomas, Cleveland.

Offensive guard: Marshal Yanda, Baltimore; Zach Martin, Dallas.

Center: Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh.

DEFENSE

Defensive end: J.J. Watt, Houston; Mario Williams, Buffalo.

Defensive tackle: Ndamukong Suh, Detroit; Marcell Dareus, Buffalo.

Outside linebacker: Justin Houston, Kansas City; Elvis Dumervil, Baltimore.

Inside linebacker: Luke Kuechly, Carolina; Bobby Wagner, Seattle.

Cornerback: Darrelle Revis, New England; Richard Sherman, Seattle.

Safety: Earl Thomas, Seattle; Eric Weddle, San Diego.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker: Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis.

Returner: Adam Jones, Cincinnati.

Punter: Pat McAfee, Indianapolis.

58 responses to “2014 AP All-Pro Team

  1. I never understand how the media is qualified to vote for these awards. If, say, you’re a beat writer of a team, that means you’re generally not watching any other games on Sunday – except for maybe Sunday night after you’re done writing. It’s laughable to think that NFL beat writers who watch maybe 2 or 3 games a week are qualified to judge who the best offensive guards are around the league.

  2. John Kuhn is going to go down a Pro Bowl and All Pro legend because of fans and AP but yet he sees the field maybe 15 % of the snaps at best.

    I hate the 49ers but Bruce Miller has been better for 2 years already. I can also list off 2 or 3 more talented full backs that just don’t have Kuhn’s name.

  3. Just some thoughts

    Earl Thomas 2014 stats: 16 games played, 97 total tackles, 1 INT, no sacks, and 6 Pass D’s

    Harrison Smith 2014 stats: 16 games played, 92 total tackles, 5 INT’s 1 for a TD, 3 sacks, 9 Pass D’s

    No knock on Earl, he’s a beast, but I really do think Smith got snubbed here.

  4. @ Thebirdofprey2

    You are definitely correct. Because he stands by Aaron Rodgers, he gets the nod. Absolutely pathetic.

    I’d like to know why DeAndre Levy doesnt get any recognition? Because he isnt a pass rusher?

  5. I really can’t complain about too much on this list, except Vinitari does do kickoffs and Goskowski should have been picked.
    And there should be no Fullback selected.

  6. OK here’s the full list which includes 2nd teamers:
    BTW, Devin Hester, Chicago??? Doesn’t he play for someone else now? I think this list is a bit suspect.

    Quarterbacks: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, 44; Tony Romo, Dallas, 3; Tom Brady, New England, 2; Andrew Luck, Indianapolis, 1

    x-Running backs: DeMarco Murray, Dallas, 48; Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh, 44; Marshawn Lynch, Seattle, 7

    y- Fullbacks: John Kuhn, Green Bay, 18; Anthony Sherman, Kansas City, 14; Marcel Reece, Oakland, 12; Bruce Miller, San Francisco, 3; Marshawn Lynch, Seattle, 1; Kyle Juszczyk, Baltimore, 1

    Tight end: Rob Gronkowski, New England, 50

    Wide receivers: Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh, 49; Dez Bryant, Dallas, 24; Jordy Nelson, Green Bay, 15; Demaryius Thomas, Denver, 11; Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants, 1

    Offensive tackles: Tyron Smith, Dallas, 35; Joe Thomas, Cleveland, 22; Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati, 14; Jason Peters, Philadelphia, 12; Ryan Clady, Denver, 4; Sebastian Vollmer, New England, 3; Joe Staley, San Francisco, 3; Ricky Wagner, Baltimore, 2; Trent Williams, Washington, 1; Lane Johnson, Philadelphia, 1; Jared Veldheer, Arizona, 1; Bryan Bulaga, Green Bay, 1; Louis Vasquez, Denver, 1

    Guards: Marshal Yanda, Baltimore, 38; Zack Martin, Dallas, 24; Josh Sitton, Green Bay, 22; Kyle Long, St, Louis, 5; Mike Iupati, San Francisco, 4; Evan Mathis, Philadelphia, 2; Jahri Evans, New Orleans, 2; Joel Bitonio, Cleveland, 1; Dan Connolly, New England, 1; James Carpenter, Seattle, 1

    Centers: Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh, 21; Travis Frederick, Dallas, 14; Nick Mangold, New York Jets, 7; Jason Kelce, Philadelphia, 5; Corey Linsley, Green Bay, 1; Rodney Hudson, Kansas City, 1; Ryan Kalil, Carolina, 1

    Kickers: Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis, 25; Stephen Gostkowski, New England, 21; Matt Bryant, Atlanta, 1; Dan Bailey, Dallas, 1; Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona, 1; Justin Tucker, Baltimore, 1

    Kick returners: Adam Jones, Cincinnati, 17; Darren Sproles, Philadelphia, 15; Devin Hester, Chicago, 14; Jacoby Jones, Baltimore, 3; De’Anthony Thomas, Kansas City, 1

    DEFENSE

    Defensive ends: J.J. Watt, Houston, 45; Mario Williams, Buffalo, 24; Calais Campbell, Arizona, 11; Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia, 5; Cameron Wake, Miami, 5; Michael Bennett, Seattle, 3; Elvis Dumervil, Baltimore, 3; Everson Griffen, Minnesota, 1; Jerry Hughes, Buffalo, 1; Robert Quinn, St. Louis, 1; Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, 1

    Defensive tackles: Ndamukong Suh, Detroit, 41; Marcell Dareus, Buffalo, 24; Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay, 13; J.J. Watt, Houston, 5; Kyle Williams, Buffalo, 4; Aaron Donald, St. Louis, 4; Sheldon Richardson, New York Jets, 4; Sen’Derrick Marks, Jacksonville, 2; Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia, 2; Calais Campbell, Arizona, 1

    Outside linebackers: Justin Houston, Kansas City, 47; Elvis Dumervil, Baltimore, 13; Von Miller, Denver, 11; Connor Barwin, Philadelphia, 11; DeAndre Levy, Detroit, 7; Clay Matthews, Green Bay, 5; Ryan Kerrigan, Washington, 3; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay, 2; Terrell Suggs, Baltimore, 1

    Inside linebackers: Luke Kuechly, Carolina, 43; Bobby Wagner, Seattle, 31; C.J. Mosley, Baltimore, 9; DeAndre Levy, Detroit, 4; Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh, 4; Jamie Collins, New England, 2; Dont’a Hightower, New England, 2; D’Qwell Jackson, Indianapolis, 1; Brandon Marshall, Denver, 1; Clay Matthews, Green Bay, 1; Larry Foote, Arizona, 1; Mychal Kendricks, Philadelphia 1

    Cornerbacks: Darrelle Revis, New England, 42; Richard Sherman, Seattle, 41; Chris Harris Jr., Denver, 9; Brent Grimes, Miami, 4; Vontae Davis, Indianapolis, 2; Aqib Talib, New England, 1; Joe Haden, Cleveland, 1

    Safeties: Earl Thomas, Seattle, 39; Eric Weddle, San Diego, 16; Kam Chancellor, Seattle, 14; Glover Quin, Detroit, 13; Harrison Smith, Minnesota, 7; Antoine Bethea, San Francisco, 5; Devin McCourty, New England, 2; Tashaun Gipson, Cleveland, 2; Charles Woodson, Oakland, 1; Rashad Johnson, Arizona, 1

    z-Punters: Pat McAfee, Indianapolis, 26; Johnny Hekker, St. Louis, 12; Sam Koch, Baltimore, 8; Kevin Huber, Cincinnati, 2; Bryan Anger, Jacksonville, 1

    x-one voter selected only one running back.

    y-one voter did not select a fullback.

    z-one voter did not select a punter
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  7. Sorry but it should be Rodgers not Romo. Romo isn’t even the MVP on his own team. Rodgers is the best hands down.

  8. How can two defensive players make the team from the worst NFL city (Buffalo) signed joetoronto.

  9. And apparently if you’re a 4-3 OLB, based on the Pro Bowl and All Pro results you don’t play football. How does Kuechly get so much love but Lavonte David is constantly snubbed?

    2014 stats- David- 146 tackles(101 solo, 45 Assist)
    4 FF
    1 Sack
    4 Pass Def
    14 Games
    Tackles Increased Every Year in NFL

    Kuechly-153 tackles (99 solo, 54 Assist)
    3 Sack
    1 FF
    11 Pass Def
    16 Games
    Tackles Decreased Every Year in NFL

    Yes I’m biased, but David is a stud.

  10. What? No votes for Logan Mankins at guard? Maybe ole Belichick knows a thing or two about when a player has lost it after all. Also, if this list is to be believed no votes for the great Peyton Manning seems about right. Nice job padding the stats loser in the 4th quarter of a meaningless blowout. Biggest fraud ever!

  11. Good selections, not too much to argue about.

    I agree though that 4-3 OLB and 3-4 OLB should probably be separated.

  12. I’ve been arguing since the start of the year that Antonio Brown is the best receiver in the NFL… glad to see he’s finally recognized.

    Joe Thomas had an off year but I guess with Offensive lineman at times we just pick the name we recognize.

    Baltimore had strong interest in Zach Martin in the draft this year before Dallas. Not sure they would trade CJ Mosley back for him… but it would be interesting to see a line with Yanda, Martin, and Osemele.

    Anyone who thinks Rodgers was the wrong choice needs to stop watching football…. or start watching football… one of the two. He’s head and shoulders above the field right now.

  13. Thought Haden should’ve been an All-Pro. With all due respect, he certainly put together a better individual season than Darrelle Revis.

  14. Even as a Seahawk fan, gotta laugh at Rob Carpenter getting a vote at guard.

    Just last Sunday he was getting tossed around by Aaron Donald, the rookie DT for the Rams.

    Always thought so much more of All-Pro vs Pro-Bowl recognition, but this has me wondering

  15. John Kuhn makes the team only because the fans chant “KUUUUHN” every time he gets the ball. All-Pro voters have no idea what a fullback does or how to evaluate them. I remember the days when Mike Alstott was All-Pro fullback every year just because he was a white running back. He never played fullback in his life.

  16. Noticed a number of people had things to say about Rodgers and Romo. Let’s clear this up:

    Rodgers is the All-Pro QB…when you are the best player in the NFL, that shouldn’t come as a surprise.

    Romo had an elite season and most definitely IS the MVP of his own team (and a legitimate MVP candidate, though should not be the winner). Did you see the difference when Romo was hurt/out for Dallas this season? He makes their world go ’round. In fact, Dallas didn’t lose a single game this season when Romo played the full game with relative full health.

  17. I like ARod but Tony Romo should have the spot.
    Before you dislike my comment I have some reasons to prove you wrong.

    1. 1st in NFL in CMP% (69.9)

    2. 1st in NFL in RAT (113.2)

    3. 4th in NFL in TD (34)

    4. 9 INT in 435 ATT

    5. 8.52 avg per ATT (1st)

    6. 3705 yards

    So is that enough to beat ARod, well i think so.

  18. Romo has the best o-line in the league. Best running back. Top 2 WR apparently. Top 5 TE. Yet, some still think he deserves the map more than Rodgers. Give me a break.

  19. You do not make this team with 4 great games in a 16 game session, that’s why Tony Romo is not on the 1st team. For the first 7 games of the season it was all about DeMarco Murray. Without him and the great offensive line they have they don’t even win their division. Aaron Rodgers had a stretch of 10 games where he was far above the rest. And please don’t forget those stats are deceiving given there were blow out games where Aaron did not play in the 4th quarter or he would have had 50 touchdowns and 5000 yards. He should not be penalized for the fact he was so surgically precise in those games that they were able to rest him.

  20. PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME HOW ERIC WEDDLE GETS IN HERE?? HE HAS NEVER BEEN PRO BOWL MATERIAL..HE’S SOFT & WILL ONLY MAKE BLIND SIDE HITS….NEVER GOES HEADS UP …NEVER! STRAIGHT JOKE!!!!

  21. Vontae Davis got hosed. Dude has been the best CB in the league this season. Without having the benefit of a pass rush like SEA or NE.

    “No other cornerback in the NFL produced a lower passer rating and Davis had the lowest completion percentage by a significant margin.

    It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Davis had the best season of any cornerback in the NFL. He missed roughly two-and-a-half games, but even still he should have made All-Pro over Grimes.”

    0 TDs allowed. Teams don’t even throw his way now. But bc his last name isn’t Revis or Sherman, no love.

  22. For all the dumbies who think Room deserves MVP or 1st Team, you should realize that Rodgers had no int at home this season where he also threw for three hundred yards and multiple TDs in the first half for at least four games. If that isn’t impressive then your blind or just haters who love to hate those who are better than your favorite QB.

  23. lol – Romo padded his stats in blowout games.

    If Rodger’s coaches let him pad his stats in some of those blowout wins – he’d have set the record for most passing Touchdowns in a game/season.

    As for Pouncey being an All Pro? – smh, get real.

  24. crazygamercaden says:
    Jan 2, 2015 7:06 PM
    I like ARod but Tony Romo should have the spot.
    Before you dislike my comment I have some reasons to prove you wrong.

    1. 1st in NFL in CMP% (69.9)

    2. 1st in NFL in RAT (113.2)

    3. 4th in NFL in TD (34)

    4. 9 INT in 435 ATT

    5. 8.52 avg per ATT (1st)

    6. 3705 yards

    So is that enough to beat ARod, well i think so.
    ————————–
    When the entire Defense is going out of their way to stop Murray – that makes passing a whole lot easier…

    Defenses have been dropping everyone back in coverage against the Packers (aside from the Jets) and Rodgers still has his stats against tight coverage.

  25. crazygamercaden says:
    Jan 2, 2015 7:06 PM
    I like ARod but Tony Romo should have the spot.
    Before you dislike my comment I have some reasons to prove you wrong.

    1. 1st in NFL in CMP% (69.9)

    2. 1st in NFL in RAT (113.2)

    3. 4th in NFL in TD (34)

    4. 9 INT in 435 ATT

    5. 8.52 avg per ATT (1st)

    6. 3705 yards

    So is that enough to beat ARod, well i think so.
    ————————————————————
    Don’t get me wrong, Romo had a great season, but a lot of Dallas’ success is due to the amazing season that their entire offence had.

    Romo may have been first in QB rating, but Rodgers was 2nd. And Romo may have been 4th in TDs, but Rodgers was 3rd. Rodgers also had almost half as many INTs as Romo. All this happened with Romo being supported by an All-pro RB, guard, tackle and WR.

    Just my biased opinion.

  26. People who hate on Aaron Rodgers don’t pay attention to the tape. Most teams rush 4 and drop everyone else back in coverage, often play 2 safeties deep. They basically dare the Packers to run the football out of fear of Aaron Rodgers precision and accuracy. Do teams do this against the Cowboys? No.

  27. @ablazinpanda
    I see where you are coming from with the stats but teams purposely run and throw the ball to the opposite side of the field of Earl Thomas. Pete Carrol said this was the best he’s ever seen Earl play (which is saying a lot). Even though he’s been better statistically in previous seasons, he’s become the leader of the best defense in the nfl. I personally think Weddle is solid, but a little overrated. That’s just my opinion.

  28. Jan 2, 2015 9:12 PM
    Vontae Davis got hosed. Dude has been the best CB in the league this season. Without having the benefit of a pass rush like SEA or NE.

    “No other cornerback in the NFL produced a lower passer rating and Davis had the lowest completion percentage by a significant margin.

    It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Davis had the best season of any cornerback in the NFL. He missed roughly two-and-a-half games, but even still he should have made All-Pro over Grimes.”

    0 TDs allowed. Teams don’t even throw his way now. But bc his last name isn’t Revis or Sherman, no love.

    ———————————————————————————–

    Dez Bryant ABSOLUTELY EMBARRASSED Vontae Davis. No snub there.

  29. Romo has the best o-line in the league. Best running back. Top 2 WR apparently. Top 5 TE. Yet, some still think he deserves the map more than Rodgers. Give me a break.

    ———————————————————————————–

    Yeah….. Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson & Eddie Lacy don’t help Rodgers at all….

  30. It’s nice either way to have a Viking safety in conversation for all-pro/pro bowler, we haven’t had that in a long, long time.

    I expect Wilf & Co. to give Harrison Smith a very nice extension this offseason

  31. those picking Romo over Rodgers check the numbers, Romo was very good but Rodgers was better, had he not come out in some blow outs numbers would have been even better.

  32. Guess what? Denver is sending 9 players to the Pro Bowl and not one made this list.

    Guess what part 2? Nobody outside Enver cares.

  33. The fact that Rodgers beat Romo hands-down in the voting means he’ll be the league MVP too. Makes sense….

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