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alittlejazzbird
01-09-2008, 02:41 PM
Alan to the first team, and James and Troy to the second team. Agree with the choices or not, I extend a hearty congrats to them!

Complete Roster:

2007 All-Pro Team
OFFENSE

Quarterback
Tom Brady, New England.

Running Backs
LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego; Brian Westbrook, Philadelphia.

Fullback
Lorenzo Neal, San Diego.

Tight End
Jason Witten, Dallas.

Wide Receivers
Terrell Owens, Dallas; Randy Moss, New England.

Tackles
Walter Jones, Seattle; Matt Light, New England.

Guards
Alan Faneca, Pittsburgh; Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota.

Center
Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis.

Placekicker
Rob Bironas, Tennessee.

Kick Returner
Devin Hester, Chicago.

DEFENSE
Ends
Jared Allen, Kansas City; Patrick Kerney, Seattle.

Tackles
Kevin Williams, Minnesota; Albert Haynesworth, Tennessee.

Outside Linebackers
DeMarcus Ware, Dallas; Mike Vrabel, New England.

Inside Linebacker
Patrick Willis, San Francisco; Lofa Tatupu, Seattle.

Cornerbacks
Asante Samuel, New England; Antonio Cromartie, San Diego.

Safeties
Ed Reed, Baltimore; Bob Sanders, Indianapolis.

Punter
Andy Lee, San Francisco.

SECOND TEAM
Quarterback
Brett Favre, Green Bay.

Running Backs
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; Fred Taylor, Jacksonville.

Fullback
Tony Richardson, Minnesota.

Tight End
Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City.

Wide Receivers
Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis; Braylon Edwards, Cleveland, and Wes Welker, New England.

Tackles
Flozell Adams, Dallas; Jason Peters, Buffalo.

Guards
Logan Mankins, New England; Leonard Davis, Dallas.

Center
Dan Koppen, New England.

Placekicker
Phil Dawson, Cleveland.

Kick Returner
Josh Cribbs, Cleveland.

DEFENSE
Ends
Aaron Kampman, Green Bay; Mario Williams, Houston.

Tackles
Pat Williams, Minnesota; Vince Wilfork, New England.

Outside Linebackers
Shawne Merriman, San Diego; James Harrison, Pittsburgh.

Inside Linebacker
DeMeco Ryans, Houston; Nick Barnett, Green Bay.

Cornerbacks
Champ Bailey, Denver; Al Harris, Green Bay.

Safeties
Darren Sharper, Minnesota; Troy Palamalu, Pittsburgh, and Sean Taylor,
Washington.

Punter
Shane Lechler, Oakland.

Chosen by the Associated Press

Atlanta Dan
01-09-2008, 02:54 PM
Congrats to Silverback:thumbsup:

Troy and Faneca made it on reputation - hate to say it, but Troy has absolutely no business being on any All Pro team this season. Sean Taylor presumbly made it in memoriam, but that is nevertheless a nice gesture - hopefully that triggers some contract incentives that will be paid to Taylor's family.

As for Faneca, I am glad he will be able to further max out his new payday (he certainly will say he gets Hutchison $$ now) with this undeserved recognition - since Alan has given 10 years of service to the Steelers and IMO ranks with Webster and Dawson as the best Steelers OL of the modern era, I am glad he will be getting a great payday and just as glad the Steelers will not be blowing up their cap stucture by paying it

alittlejazzbird
01-09-2008, 03:09 PM
Troy and Faneca made it on reputation - hate to say it, but Troy has absolutely no business being on any All Pro team this season.

Agreed. But James Harrison most definitely deserved it!

WVSteeler
01-09-2008, 04:10 PM
I agree also. I thought Troy really struggled this year making tackles. He seemed like he missed quite a few. I still think the guys great. I'm looking forward to Lamaar Woodley being on this team next year.

Edman
01-09-2008, 04:30 PM
Harrison is the only Steeler who deserves it.

Troy and Alan are there on reputation, unfortunately.

The Duke
01-09-2008, 05:32 PM
wow, pro bowl is one thing, but troy and faneca on the all pro team is crazy. Who votes for this anyway

congrats James though! he deserved it

Rhee Rhee
01-10-2008, 01:22 AM
faneca just furthere cemented his status as the best guard in the game... although at times this season he wasnt as dominat as he once was...

Galax Steeler
01-10-2008, 04:42 AM
Harisson really deserved it but I agree with everyone elese faneca and troy should not be there.

Steel Pit
01-10-2008, 04:57 AM
Despite the injury, Wille Parker should have made "at the very least" the 2nd team.

I also believe that Jeff Reed has been snubbed by both the Pro Bowl and All-Pro ballots. Perfect on extra points for the season, missed only 2 field goals all season, one from 65 yards in Denver, and a 40 some yarder against Miami in those weather conditions.

There's no way that Mike Vrabel belongs on this team. His reputation was built while acting as a "goaline eligible receiver" that defenders fail to cover. He's a BUM!

Steelerfan93
01-10-2008, 06:22 PM
yea okay that is Funny Troy Does not Deserve it okay yea he had Injuries Really did not see him miss To Many Tackles this year, But damn I can Remeber when he came back he made some plays against New England think he was the only person Playing in that game Well wait I guess PEople Forget that, So Keep Thinking what you all do come on Now people Use the Brain God gave you Troy was Hurt and Still played and Still GAve 100% he is Still the best in the NFL at his Postion so damn you all should just jump shit and go to New England

Preacher
01-10-2008, 06:41 PM
yea okay that is Funny Troy Does not Deserve it okay yea he had Injuries Really did not see him miss To Many Tackles this year, But damn I can Remeber when he came back he made some plays against New England think he was the only person Playing in that game Well wait I guess PEople Forget that, So Keep Thinking what you all do come on Now people Use the Brain God gave you Troy was Hurt and Still played and Still GAve 100% he is Still the best in the NFL at his Postion so damn you all should just jump shit and go to New England


I really am not sure what your saying here. I'm not trying to be ugly, just having a hard time understanding your thoughts because of the grammar. So if I misunderstand you, please know that is why.

Troy play decently while he was in, but he did not play at the level that would put him as the number 1 or number 2 safety in the league right now. I hope he gets back to that level. However, I am worried about durability because this is the second year in a row that he has been injured to the point where he has missed games and had a significant portion of the year affected.

Atlanta Dan
01-10-2008, 06:55 PM
Dr. Z of SI has his All-Pro team online

Dr. Z, who was a college lineman way back in the day, rates the guards this way:

GUARDS (Logan Mankins, Jason Brown) Mankins was my favorite guard last year, and this one, too. He's got it all, brains, quickness, meanness. I saw him have only one tough game, and that was against Haloti Ngata of the Ravens, but everyone has trouble trying to move that guy. It's like blocking something out of a quarry.

A sleeper, Brown of the Ravens, ran away with my other position. A different type. He's a 6-3, 320-pound bowling ball, and when he hits 'em, they fly. If I needed any convincing at all on him, and I really didn't, it came against the Patriots, when he just about put a hole in Richard Seymour's chest.

People occasionally ask me for my scoring numbers on the linemen, and I don't mind providing them, except for the tackles because they're embarrassingly low. But here are the grades for my top guards: Mankins 5.5; Brown 5.3; Hutchinson of the Vikings, a little slower, a little less sure footed than my pair, 4.7; Lilja of the Colts 3.7; the Redskins' Pete Kendall, who had a terrific game at Green Bay, 3.6; Pittsburgh's Faneca, not as young nor as balanced as he used to be, 3.5; Andrews of Philly 3.2.

If you're sad that your favorite Pro Bowler isn't mentioned, it's because I started grading him, realized that he'd never make it, and gave it up before I'd gotten every look.

Looks like Dr.Z has actually watched Faneca's play this year rather than voting himAll-Pro by default.

As for Silverback, Dr. Z. is a fan

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (Lance Briggs, DeMarcus Ware) Generally I try to have one cover guy and one rusher. Sometimes it doesn't work out that way. This year it did. My top cover man was Briggs, who held up well in a defense that got overrun at times. Then, in order, came Sims of Detroit, Crowell of Buffalo and Hawk of Green Bay. My favorite hybrid type -- sometimes rush, sometimes drop, was Harrison of Pittsburgh, followed by Dansby of Arizona and the Patriots' Vrabel,


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/dr_z/01/09/all.pros/1.html

Steelerstrength
01-10-2008, 08:34 PM
Despite the injury, Wille Parker should have made "at the very least" the 2nd team.

I also believe that Jeff Reed has been snubbed by both the Pro Bowl and All-Pro ballots. Perfect on extra points for the season, missed only 2 field goals all season, one from 65 yards in Denver, and a 40 some yarder against Miami in those weather conditions.

There's no way that Mike Vrabel belongs on this team. His reputation was built while acting as a "goaline eligible receiver" that defenders fail to cover. He's a BUM!

Agreed! Willie should easily have made it over Taylor! That was an oversight to say the least!

Jeff "Money" Reed just goes about his business without any notoriety to be heard.

Vrabel doesn't impress at all. That vote is pure sewage sludge. Who the hell, in their right mind, would vote Vrabel? Please!

Silverback, Probowl! Damn straight!

BlastFurnace
01-10-2008, 08:37 PM
The problem is that Troy was incredible for 2004 and 2005 and raised the expectation level a ton for the rest of his career.

He did have a down year this year and I am worried about the amount of injuries he in having the past 2 seasons. The way he throws his body around, it is just taking it's toll on him.