February 01, 2010

League announces 2000s NFL All-Decade Team: This decade's 53-player team is comprised of two quarterbacks, four running backs, one fullback, four wide receivers, two tight ends, four offensive tackles, four guards, two centers, four defensive tackles, four defensive ends, six linebackers, four cornerbacks, four safeties, two kickers, two punters, two kick returners and two punt returners. Current New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and retired Colts coach Tony Dungy also were chosen for the team.

posted by bender to football at 12:14 PM - 11 comments

No Lions on the list???

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:01 PM on February 01, 2010

What is interesting is that roughly half the guys on the list have only played for one team.

A little continuity lagniappe for those cynics among us in the run up to the big game.

That's with the list the way it's written. I saw at least one team omission in skimming through it (Jason Taylor).

posted by beaverboard at 01:07 PM on February 01, 2010

Lorenzo Neal over Mike Alstott? I don't think so. Priest Holmes would have made by all decade team. It was the early 2000s, but he was fantastic. Portis has more TDs than Lewis.

posted by bperk at 01:11 PM on February 01, 2010

No Lions on the list???

Scott Mitchell was born too soon. It was his fate to be rubbing the magic lamp in the 90's.

posted by beaverboard at 01:13 PM on February 01, 2010

I actually feel that Jason Hanson could be included on that list. Other than that though, no Lions really doesn't surprise me.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:47 PM on February 01, 2010

The only Bills are the punter and Terrell Owens.


posted by grum@work at 03:26 PM on February 01, 2010

What's the rush? They still have 11 more months until the decade is over.

posted by scully at 07:36 PM on February 01, 2010

I'm kind of surprised to see Julius Peppers on that list.

posted by NoMich at 08:51 PM on February 01, 2010

I find it hard to believe that the offensive lines which protected each of the two primadonna QBs should be totaly ignored

posted by Irish627 at 07:56 PM on February 02, 2010

AT least Peyton Manning can take a hit without crying like a baby so I don't the phrase "primadonna" applies to him.

posted by steelergirl at 02:29 PM on February 03, 2010

If you call taking a hit falling to the ground before the defender reaches him then I suppose that is true.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:39 PM on February 03, 2010

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