Monday, January 18, 2010
Pro Football Weekly All-NFL and rookie teams

Pro Football Weekly released its All-NFL and All-Rookie teams and there were no Steelers on either roster.

To me, this is a much better list than the AP All-Pro team because it's voted on by the members of the Pro Football Writers of America, of which I am a member.

These are the guys who see all the games, talk to players on a daily basis and cover the league more in depth than some of the people who vote in the AP. It's also more inclusive than the AP vote, which is done by 50 people.

Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America 2009 All-NFL team.

Offense
QB Peyton Manning / Colts
RB Chris Johnson / Titans
RB Adrian Peterson / Vikings
WR Andre Johnson / Texans
WR Wes Welker / Patriots
TE Dallas Clark / Colts
C Nick Mangold / Jets
OG Steve Hutchinson / Vikings
OG Jahri Evans / Saints
OT Ryan Clady / Broncos
OT Joe Thomas / Browns

Defense
DE Jared Allen / Vikings
DE Dwight Freeney / Colts
DT Kevin Williams / Vikings
DT Haloti Ngata / Ravens
OLB Elvis Dumervil / Broncos
OLB DeMarcus Ware / Cowboys
ILB Patrick Willis / 49ers
CB Charles Woodson / Packers
CB Darrelle Revis / Jets
S Darren Sharper / Saints
S Adrian Wilson / Cardinals

Specialists
PK Nate Kaeding / Chargers
P Shane Lechler / Raiders
PR DeSean Jackson / Eagles
KR Josh Cribbs / Browns
ST Kassim Osgood / Chargers

Most Valuable Player Colts QB Peyton Manning
Defensive MVP Packers CB Charles Woodson
Coach of the Year Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis
Rookie of the Year Texans LB Brian Cushing
Offensive Rookie of the Year Vikings WR Percy Harvin
Most Improved Player of the Year Cowboys WR Miles Austin
Comeback Player of the Year Patriots QB Tom Brady
Executive of the Year Colts president Bill Polian
Assistant Coach of the Year Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer
Golden Toe (Best Placekicker or Punter) Raiders P Shane Lechler

Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America All-Rookie team.

Offense
QB Mark Sanchez / Jets
RB Knowshon Moreno / Broncos
RB Beanie Wells / Cardinals
WR Percy Harvin / Vikings
WR Austin Collie / Colts
TE Brandon Pettigrew / Lions
C Alex Mack / Browns
OG Andy Levitre / Bills
OG Louis Vasquez / Chargers
OT Michael Oher / Ravens
OT Phil Loadholt / Vikings

Defense
DL Tyson Jackson / Chiefs
DL Terrance Knighton / Jaguars
DL B.J. Raji / Packers
DL Matt Shaughnessy / Raiders
LB Brian Cushing / Texans
LB Clay Matthews / Packers
LB Brian Orakpo / Redskins
CB Vontae Davis / Dolphins
CB Jacob Lacey / Colts
S Jairus Byrd / Bills
S Louis Delmas / Lions

Specialists
PK Ryan Succop / Chiefs
P Pat McAfee / Colts
PR Quan Cosby / Bengals
KR Percy Harvin / Vikings
ST LaRod Stephens-Howling / Cardinals

http://www.observer-reporter.com/or/sidelines/