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the new jesus
11-08-2011, 02:28 PM
Pro Football Weekly released their 2011 Midseason All-Pro Team.

http://www.profootballweekly.com/2011/11/08/2011-midseason-all-pro-team

Here it is:

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OFFENSE

QB Aaron Rodgers/Packers — There was no vote. It was unanimous. Rodgers is not only having the best individual season of any player in the NFL at any position, but his team is unbeaten. He's completing 72.5 percent of his passes at a clip of 9.9 yards per attempt (the highest mark in 11 years) and is on pace for 5,238 passing yards, which would top Dan Marino's 1984 mark. Hence no vote needed.

RB Fred Jackson/Bills — The upstart Bills are in contention with their multidimensional offense, and you could make the case no player is as valuable to their operation as Jackson is. He's a three-down back who is as adept at catching passes as he is at running through defenses, and his pass-protection skills have kept former first-rounder C.J. Spiller on the bench. For all of Jackson's long plays, his 38-yard screen against the Patriots to set up the winning score might have been his biggest.

RB Adrian Peterson/Vikings — This went to a tiebreaker, with strong support for Peterson's division rival, the Bears' Matt Fortι, who has been excellent. But Peterson's work has been laudable considering that the Vikings' passing game has been uneven, defenses sell out to stop him and the O-line has been a mess. His nine rushing TDs, nearly 100 yards per game and zero lost fumbles show just how special and rare Peterson is.

FB Vonta Leach/Ravens — Leach has come as advertised: the perfect steward for Ray Rice and the Ravens' run game. Leach is hard-nosed and a tone setter for a Ravens rushing attack that simply has been better than last season's model.

WR Calvin Johnson/Lions — Have you watched much football this fall? If so, there is roughly a 100 percent chance you've seen Johnson catching a TD pass over a helpless — and, chances are, smaller — defensive back. He tied an NFL mark with two TD catches in four consecutive games, but the great irony is that Johnson has been a more well-rounded receiver since that streak ended. In the four games since, he has averaged 120.8 yards despite tricked-up defenses to stop him.

WR Steve Smith/Panthers — Smith requested a trade late last season, but boy, are the Panthers glad he reneged. Smith has been the catalyst in the Panthers' vastly overhauled vertical offense with rookie QB Cam Newton. Smith has gained a whopping 114.8 yards per game, has nearly doubled his season yardage output from 2010 and is on pace for perhaps his finest season ever at age 32. Reports of Smith's decline after two subpar years had been greatly exaggerated.

TE Jimmy Graham/Saints — The impossibly tall and athletic Graham has been the key to the Saints' passing game. He tied Tony Gonzalez's TE record for consecutive 100-yard games (four) and has progressed tremendously, coming from a background with far more basketball in it than football. One could argue that Drew Brees has over-relied on his talented pass catcher so far.

OLT Andrew Whitworth/Bengals — He's starting to get his due in NFL circles, and we've picked him for his run blocking and in protecting a rookie quarterback. The Bengals are a left-handed running team, running far more often behind Whitworth than to the right, and QB Andy Dalton has stayed mostly upright (12 sacks). The Bengals are 6-2, and an underrated reason has been the play of Whitworth and their O-line.

OLG Mike Iupati/49ers The soft-spoken but slobber-knocking guard has keyed the Niners' power-run game, which has been a heavy dose of Bo Schembechler football in Jim Harbaugh's approach. Of Iupati, who has sprung Frank Gore free for a resurgent season, one personnel director said: "Once he gets his hands on you, you're done."

C Eric Wood/Bills — The Bills might be one of the best screening teams in the NFL, and Wood excels at getting out to the second level to help get those extra yards that separate good from great. He has ideal technique, too, and always seems to be involved in the Bills' biggest run plays. On what has been an overachieving offensive line, Wood has been the unquestioned driver of the bus.

ORG Davin Joseph/Buccaneers — Joseph might be the best run blocker in the game, and the Bucs have not been shy going right behind him on most of their critical plays. He has earned the seven-year extension he signed in the offseason and has been one of the team's bright spots.

ORT Todd Herremans/Eagles — It has been a bit of an adventure for the Eagles' offensive line this season, but the jack-of-all-trades Herremans has been a rock. He moved prior to the opener from left guard, his home for several seasons, to right tackle. And when Jason Peters went down prior to Week Six, Herremans moved to left tackle and did a great job on Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo.

DEFENSE

DE Jason Babin/Eagles — The Eagles brought back Babin to fit their new wide-rushing-lane attack that demanded the defensive line generate pressure without the blitz. That part has been accomplished, as the hell-on-wheels Babin had tallied nine sacks heading into the Week Nine Monday-nighter and gamely switched from the left side to the right when Trent Cole went down.

DE Jared Allen/Vikings — Considering Allen's big statistical season, this was a far closer vote than you might have expected. Insiders have told PFW that Allen's numbers are a bit inflated compared to how he grades out strictly on tape, but we can't ignore 12½ sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception. The number of impact plays he has made this season has been quite apparent.

DT Haloti Ngata/Ravens — The Ravens were smart to sign Ngata to a lucrative deal that will keep him in Baltimore for five more years, as he again is having an excellent season. He anchors the Ravens' statistically dominant defense and has made the rest of his line-mates better, lining up in almost every technique on the line.

DT Sione Pouha/Jets — The Jets' defense has not set the world on fire, at least not to Rex Ryan's standards, but Pouha shuts down the middle run lanes to the point where most teams don't try it. He has brute strength, and though he's really only a two-down player, Pouha is one of the best run-clogging 3-4 nose tackles in the NFL.

OLB DeMarcus Ware/Cowboys — Like Jared Allen, Ware is on pace to break Michael Strahan's 22½-sack season record despite being the focus of every opposing offense. The Cowboys are not using Ware in any exceptionally fancy ways: He plays most of the time on the right side, occasionally on the left. But his motor runs hot for 60 minutes, and he might be the best pure 3-4 rusher in the game.

OLB LaMarr Woodley/Steelers — When James Harrison left the lineup with a broken orbital bone, Woodley heated up right when the Steelers needed him most. The NFL's Defensive Player of the Month for October totaled 7½ sacks, 25 tackles and one interception, guiding the team to a 4-1 record in those five games. He became the first Steeler with at least 1½ sacks in four consecutive regular-season games and has helped revitalize a defense that has been beset by injury.

ILB NaVorro Bowman/49ers — There's no question that playing alongside Patrick Willis has led to Bowman having a career season, but he has been an excellent run defender with sideline-to-sideline range. Perhaps his finest game was in the 49ers' key win at Detroit, with the coaches crediting Bowman with 17 tackles, including a huge hit for minus-1 yard on Jahvid Best that has knocked Best out of two games and counting.

ILB David Harris/Jets — The Jets signed Harris to the richest contract ever for a middle linebacker this offseason, and he has rewarded them with stellar play, even better than teammate Bart Scott. Harris is always around the football, he plays the passing lanes well and is one of the Jets' smartest defenders.

CB Darrelle Revis/Jets — Opponents generally had avoided throwing at Revis, other than a few throws a game, until the Dolphins came to town in Week Six. Innovators that they are, the Dolphins chose to attack the NFL's best cover man and — not surprisingly — it backfired. On 14 targeted passes against Revis, he allowed only 63 yards and had two interceptions, one run back for a TD. That shows you that Revis is still on an island of his own.

CB Corey Webster/Giants — Big, strong, athletic and underrated. That sums up Webster, who typically is asked to cover the opponent's best big wideout, and he helped control Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald, Seattle's Sidney Rice, Buffalo's Stevie Johnson and Miami's Brandon Marshall.

S Ed Reed/Ravens — The Ravens' secondary has been banged up, but right in the middle, there is Reed, still patrolling center field and still maintaining their defense as one of the best in the NFL. Reed might not be having his biggest statistical season, but he remains a premier playmaker and the glue of the unit.

S Troy Polamalu/Steelers — Like Ed Reed, Polamalu's big-play numbers — he has zero interceptions — do not impress. But he's on pace to match his best tackle total ever, doing his best to hold together an aging and injury-prone Steelers defense.

SPECIALISTS

P Andy Lee/49ers — Lee's excellent season has helped make the Niners' game plan work: run the ball, play good "D" and win with field position. His 43.3-yard net is among the best in the NFL, and Lee has buried 13 punts inside the 20.

PK Mason Crosby/Packers — A new contract has given the strong-legged kicker the confidence he needs, and Crosby in turn has rewarded the coaches' faith with his accuracy (15-for-15 on FG attempts) and length (a career-high 58-yarder at Minnesota in Week Seven).

PR Patrick Peterson/Cardinals — In order to surpass the great Devin Hester in this spot, you have to do something almost magical. That's what Peterson has done, ringing up a ridiculous 21.8-yard average and three TDs, including last Sunday's 99-yard game winner in OT. Wow.

KR Joe McKnight/Jets — Brad Smith was considered an underrated loss, but McKnight — who was almost cut as a rookie — has responded in a major way with an unbelievable 40.2-yard kickoff-return average, especially considering the new kickoff rules.

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Agree? Disagree?

gpngc
11-08-2011, 02:35 PM
JPP, Dunlap, Justin Smith over Babin.

And Polamalu is a joke. George Wilson and Kam Chancellor deserve the two safety spots.

Ness
11-08-2011, 02:40 PM
I like how Bowman got some attention. I never thought we'd have a Patrick Willis clone on the team.

NY+Giants=NYG
11-08-2011, 03:00 PM
JPP, Dunlap, Justin Smith over Babin.

And Polamalu is a joke. George Wilson and Kam Chancellor deserve the two safety spots.

I agree I'd put JPP over Babin. Consider why are cut down JPP's time and the fact he is rotating in and still putting numbers is a great thing. Right now he is rotating in with:

Tuck, Osi, Kiwi, and Tolly.

On passing downs we have used the 4 aces package with Osi, JPP, Tuck, and Kiwi as the LE. But we are moving him in and out. Mixing and matching just like a NHL line change. So despite all that he is still doing very well.

After Allen, he is the most productive DE. He is 2nd in the league among DEs with 38 total tackles, trailing C. C of Arizona with 43.

The sad part is Babin will make the pro bowl while JPP won't because they took his name off the Pro Bowl Ballot for some reason. So people can't vote JPP now. I did when it first came out, but now if you look for his name you won't find it.

Caulibflower
11-08-2011, 03:14 PM
Polamalu is not the best strong safety in the NFL this year. Is he good? Hell yeah. But Kam Chancellor is making more plays, and at this stage in their careers, might even be the more intimidating hitter. He's really come on this year. Weirdly enough, there is a Seahawk who is a serious All-Pro candidate. :P

Caulibflower
11-08-2011, 03:17 PM
The sad part is Babin will make the pro bowl while JPP won't because they took his name off the Pro Bowl Ballot for some reason. So people can't vote JPP now. I did when it first came out, but now if you look for his name you won't find it.

that's absolutely bizarre. Are you sure about it? It seems impossible for a guy who's on pace for 76 tackles and 19 sacks and 4 FF to be left off the ballot. I mean, the Pro Bowl is basically a stat competition, and those stats are All-Pro level. To say nothing of his play itself, which has been, obviously, very good. That's weird, man.

EDIT: I mean, Dwight Freeney has made plenty of Pro Bowls with the kind of production JPP has shown in only the first half of this season. 2008 Freeney gets in with 28 tackles, 10.5 sacks and 4. Last year he gets in with 25 tackles, 10 sacks and 5. WTF is going on here?

comahan
11-08-2011, 03:18 PM
Jonathan Joseph has been absolutely phenomenal for Houston. I can't say I've watched many Giant games though, so I have no idea how he compares to Webster.

Also, Brian Cushing is playing out of his mind, and should probably be considered for an ILB spot.

Splat
11-08-2011, 03:20 PM
I really want to be a homer and say Derrick Johnson but after the Miami game everyone on the team can suck it.

abaddon41_80
11-08-2011, 03:24 PM
Bowman has been great this year but Willis has still been better. Also surprised to see Iupati there. He has definitely been good but I feel like there have been at least a couple of better guards and he hasn't been our best offensive lineman this year in my eyes.

Won't even complain about the lack of Justin Smith.

keylime_5
11-08-2011, 03:26 PM
Drop Corey Webster, add Joe Haden. Though I guess no one pays attention to the Browns as usual.
There are better players than Babin for this, though I guess his stats are good so why not? Cole is a better player and he's on the same team.

I love me some Todd Herremans, he deserves his due.

NY+Giants=NYG
11-08-2011, 03:30 PM
that's absolutely bizarre. Are you sure about it? It seems impossible for a guy who's on pace for 76 tackles and 19 sacks and 4 FF to be left off the ballot. I mean, the Pro Bowl is basically a stat competition, and those stats are All-Pro level. To say nothing of his play itself, which has been, obviously, very good. That's weird, man.

EDIT: I mean, Dwight Freeney has made plenty of Pro Bowls with the kind of production JPP has shown in only the first half of this season. 2008 Freeney gets in with 28 tackles, 10.5 sacks and 4. Last year he gets in with 25 tackles, 10 sacks and 5. WTF is going on here?

LOL Go vote again. See if you can find him. They took him off the list now. I voted for him right away when the ballot was posted. Now he is off the list.. Not sure why that is?

Yeah JPP has been in beast mode all season. And now he won't get his props from other fan bases. Some may see that stat, but he is no where to be found on the ballot.

If people vote, my humble request is pay special attention to NFC DE, and check to see if you can find JPP.

jrdrylie
11-08-2011, 03:32 PM
I was going to say Hester should be in as a kick returner... and then I saw McKnight averages 40.2 yards per return. That is absolutely nuts. If teams don't have a kicker who can kick the ball out of the endzone, they'd be better off kicking it out of bounds and taking the penalty.

phlysac
11-08-2011, 03:54 PM
he hasn't been our best offensive lineman this year in my eyes.
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You think Snyder has been better?

abaddon41_80
11-08-2011, 04:28 PM
You think Snyder has been better?

No I think Staley has been better. Only allowed three sacks; one to Ware, one to Orakpo and one to Vanden Bosch that really wasn't even a sack; and outside of those three plays he has been fantastic. Completely shut down Ware and Orakpo for most of the game and has been every bit the run blocker Iupati has. I don't think either is worthy of the All-Pro team, though. I wouldn't even put either in the Pro Bowl.

vidae
11-08-2011, 04:56 PM
Regardless of the Miami game, Derrick Johnson ABSOLUTELY deserves some recognition.

BigBanger
11-08-2011, 05:15 PM
LeSean McCoy? Leads all RBs with 11 TDs, leads the NFL in rushing and has no turnovers. He's behind a mediocre offensive line and Fred Jackson's line has been playing better ... As much as I like Jackson, and he's dynamic as a receiver (even plays out of the slot), but I think McCoy is having a pretty special season and making more plays when the play breaks down than just about any other RB in the NFL. I have a hard time leaving him off the list. Forte is pretty amazing as well, but he lacks the TDs even though he might be the best RB in the NFL this year (from a production standpoint). There is some stiff competition at RB this year and I don't think you can go wrong with any combination of Peterson, McCoy, Forte or Jackson.

And don't look now, but Arian Foster is coming. He's averaging 142 total yards per game. Matt Forte leads all RBs in yards from scrimmage, averaging 155 a game. Fred Jackson is averaging 149. McCoy 126. Peterson 115.

JBCX
11-08-2011, 05:16 PM
Jason Pierre Paul's numbers look good, but every time I watch him in a Giants game, he rarely gets consistent pressure, and looks overmatched in the run game. He'll make a nice play in the passing game maybe 2-3 times in a game, and because he is fast and has long arms, any pressure that he does manage to get he will almost always turn into a sack.

I'd rather have a DE who achieves consistent pressure than a DE who achieves less total pressure but happens to turn almost every pressure into a sack.

Giantsfan1080
11-08-2011, 05:18 PM
Great to see Webster getting some press. The guy has been money all year and is playing at the same high level like he was in 2008. I'm not sure if he really has been the 2nd best CB this season but just good to see his name popping up. He deserves it. JPP over Babin for me as well.

Dallas357
11-08-2011, 05:18 PM
wrong topic

DI
11-08-2011, 05:49 PM
Love seeing Webster there. Has been amazing all year and this is well deserved.

Flyboy
11-08-2011, 07:03 PM
I don't know about comparisons because I haven't seen Andy Lee in action, but Thomas Morstead has been a BEAST as a punter for us and is a huge weapon in terms of changing field position.

gsorace
11-08-2011, 07:08 PM
lolwut? No Nick Mangold at Center?

JETS5128
11-08-2011, 07:14 PM
lolwut? No Nick Mangold at Center?

Its just because he missed some games, he'll be the all-pro center at the end of the year no question

Thecollegedropout
11-08-2011, 07:22 PM
Its just because he missed some games, he'll be the all-pro center at the end of the year no question
I think that's why.

But I agree that McKnight, Revis, and Harris are deserving. Now if Harris and McKnight actually get the recognition who knows.

Nick Folk also deserves some love as he's only missed 1 FG all year long. He hasn't been used a whole lot but when called upon, he's been real good. Might be up for AFC Pro Bowl as a kicker but he won't pass Crosby.

Hurricanes25
11-08-2011, 07:24 PM
I'm surprised Pouha made the "team". I think he's part of the reason why the Jets are getting torched on the ground.

Thecollegedropout
11-08-2011, 07:31 PM
I'm surprised Pouha made the "team". I think he's part of the reason why the Jets are getting torched on the ground.
Forgot Pouha. I thought Pouha had a great game vs the Bills and has had his moments in countless other games(Vs Dallas, vs Jacksonville, vs Baltimore)

Mo Wilkerson has been inconsistent(He's a rookie) and the depth has taken a hurt with Devito gone so that's why it may seem like the Jets Run D hasn't looked that great but Pouha has had a very nice year. I don't know about all pro but he's been a very good player this season.

Likewise backs like McFadden and Tolbert abused the Jets more so on the outside rather than go in the middle as the team's OLB aren't so hot vs the run.

Rosebud
11-08-2011, 08:18 PM
Jason Pierre Paul's numbers look good, but every time I watch him in a Giants game, he rarely gets consistent pressure, and looks overmatched in the run game. He'll make a nice play in the passing game maybe 2-3 times in a game, and because he is fast and has long arms, any pressure that he does manage to get he will almost always turn into a sack.

I'd rather have a DE who achieves consistent pressure than a DE who achieves less total pressure but happens to turn almost every pressure into a sack.

Aw man, just because his play is making you look like a fool doesn't mean you need to act all butt hurt and pretend he isn't playing phenomenal football.

Rosebud
11-08-2011, 10:19 PM
Jason Pierre Paul's numbers look good, but every time I watch him in a Giants game, he rarely gets consistent pressure, and looks overmatched in the run game. He'll make a nice play in the passing game maybe 2-3 times in a game, and because he is fast and has long arms, any pressure that he does manage to get he will almost always turn into a sack.

I'd rather have a DE who achieves consistent pressure than a DE who achieves less total pressure but happens to turn almost every pressure into a sack.

Aw man, just because his play is making you look like a fool doesn't mean you need to act all butt hurt and pretend like he isn't playing phenomenal football.

Larry
11-09-2011, 09:50 AM
I can't wait to see Iupati and Ngata battling in the trenches on thanksgiving night. That's going to be a war.

fear the elf
11-09-2011, 09:59 AM
Honorable mention: Phil Dawson

I think he's 6-for-6 on field goals longer than 50 yards this year. The record for most 50+ yard FG's is 8. He still has half a season to beat that.

Bulldogs
11-09-2011, 01:01 PM
Here is the NFL.com list. Pretty surprising, some decisions I don't agree with. Finley over Graham? Peterson over Haden? Check it out.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d823ef799/article/midseason-allpro-team-rodgers-leads-highly-productive-group?module=HP11_cp

the new jesus
11-09-2011, 01:11 PM
Here is the NFL.com list. Pretty surprising, some decisions I don't agree with. Finley over Graham? Peterson over Haden? Check it out.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d823ef799/article/midseason-allpro-team-rodgers-leads-highly-productive-group?module=HP11_cp

Patrick Peterson is a very suspect pick.

Ness
11-09-2011, 01:14 PM
Here is the NFL.com list. Pretty surprising, some decisions I don't agree with. Finley over Graham? Peterson over Haden? Check it out.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d823ef799/article/midseason-allpro-team-rodgers-leads-highly-productive-group?module=HP11_cp
You mean Peterson over Ike Taylor or Corey Webster.

fear the elf
11-09-2011, 01:20 PM
You mean Peterson over Ike Taylor or Corey Webster.

No, he meant Haden. You can tell because that's what he typed.

JBCX
11-09-2011, 01:49 PM
Aw man, just because his play is making you look like a fool doesn't mean you need to act all butt hurt and pretend like he isn't playing phenomenal football.

He stays glued to blocks throughout every Giants game I've watched, but occasionally will make a decent play and get pressure, which he usually turns into a sack. He's one of the most inconsistent players in the NFL in this respect; he generates substandard pressure but due to his lengthy frame, he turns what little pressure he does get into sacks. So his numbers make him look better than he is. And he's also a liability in the running game.

I watch more football than probably anyone on here. I've watched, I think, every single Giants game this season and specifically focus in on JPP in every one. I know what my eyes see, despite what you Giants homers want everyone to believe.

Damix
11-09-2011, 01:58 PM
*yawn* hes no Tuck on run d, but hes consistently average to above average in that respect and a dominant pass rusher. Someone sounds jealous.

JBCX
11-09-2011, 02:03 PM
*yawn* hes no Tuck on run d, but hes consistently average to above average in that respect and a dominant pass rusher. Someone sounds jealous.


You can say that all you want to make yourself feel better, but I watch the games and know the truth: JPP is an average pass rusher who is successful, more than most, at turning pressure into sacks and thus making his stats look good to the casual observer, while achieving less pressure on average than most other pass rushers, all while being a liability in the running game. He's not a *bad* player, but he's certainly not the dominant pass rusher that Giants fans make him out to be.

Rosebud
11-09-2011, 03:13 PM
You should probably post a link to PFF to back up your claims so that not only would you have watched more giants games than all of us but would also have statistical proof that everyone except for you doesn't actually understand what a pass rusher is supposed to do.

JBCX
11-09-2011, 03:31 PM
You should probably post a link to PFF to back up your claims so that not only would you have watched more giants games than all of us but would also have statistical proof that everyone except for you doesn't actually understand what a pass rusher is supposed to do.

Pass rushers are supposed to generate pressure and collapse the QB's pocket, thereby affecting the QB's accuracy and accelerating his decision-making process. There are numerous ways to do this without officially notching a sack. Hits and hurries, in many situations, are just as good as a sack. Hits and hurries lead to a frazzled QB, and will often lead to poor decision-making that results in positive plays for the defense such as incompletions and even interceptions. Holding calls and false starts generated by an offensive lineman because of a defensive lineman's presence are often just as good as sacks as well. A sack is nothing more than a pressure in which the pass-rusher converted his individual pressure into a tackle of the QB.

Some players who achieve less pressure on average than most pass rushers can still manage to look good in the "sack" statistic because of their ability, with their long arms and quick closing speed, to convert individual pressures more often into sacks. Simply because a player is not generating sacks, one cannot automatically assume that that particular player is not generating pressure. And similarly, a player who is generating sacks is not necessarily generating lots of pressure.

Carlos Dunlap, for example, has less sacks than JPP but has generating far more pressure on a per-snap basis which he has turned into hits and hurries, and has generally been more disruptive for his team's defense, than JPP.

Rosebud
11-09-2011, 03:34 PM
There you go, now through out the PFF link that lead to your Carlos Dunlaps has generally been more disruptive for his team's defense than JPP comment. Really bring this bad boy home so that people who have no clue can think you know what you're talking about.

JBCX
11-09-2011, 03:39 PM
There you go, now through out the PFF link that lead to your Carlos Dunlaps has generally been more disruptive for his team's defense than JPP comment. Really bring this bad boy home so that people who have no clue can think you know what you're talking about.

So do you have anything constructive and intelligent to say in response to my argument or are you just going to pout?

Jughead10
11-09-2011, 04:27 PM
You can say that all you want to make yourself feel better, but I watch the games and know the truth: JPP is an average pass rusher who is successful, more than most, at turning pressure into sacks and thus making his stats look good to the casual observer, while achieving less pressure on average than most other pass rushers, all while being a liability in the running game. He's not a *bad* player, but he's certainly not the dominant pass rusher that Giants fans make him out to be.

That's the reason you pressure the QB isn't it?

Giantsfan1080
11-09-2011, 04:47 PM
CBS Mid Season Team



OFFENSE
QB, Aaron Rodgers, Packers: By far, the easiest pick on here. Rodgers will take down a lot of records at this pace.


RB, Matt Forte, Bears: He leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage and is making a strong case to get paid.


WR, Calvin Johnson, Lions: Megatron is putting up huge numbers and is often doubled to boot.


WR, Wes Welker, Patriots: I gave him a slight edge over Carolina's Steve Smith. Welker does lead the league in catches.

WR, Steve Smith, Panthers: After a bad 2010 season, there was talk he was slowing down. Yeah, right.


TE, Jimmy Graham, Saints: He has emerged as a big part of the Saints offense in his second season. He is the prototype for the modern tight end.


LT, Jared Veldheer, Raiders: He had an off game last week against the Broncos, but he has been dominant for much of the season.


LG, Andy Levitre, Bills: He isn't a household name, but he was outstanding before moving to left tackle the past two weeks.


C, Chris Myers, Texans: He is perfect for their scheme, an athletic player who knows the tricks of the trade. He's a big reason why the Texans are running for so many yards.


RG, Brian Waters, Patriots: After rotating in Week 1, he has settled in to be the team's best guard -- even better than Logan Mankins.


RT, David Stewart, Titans: He leads what is a bad position around the league. He isn't the reason Chris Johnson isn't getting going.


K, Josh Scobee, Jaguars: He hasn't missed yet, making 14 for 14, which includes making all five from 50 and beyond.




DEFENSE
DE, Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants: This second-year player has 9½ sacks and he has also done a great job against the run.


T-E, Ray McDonald, 49ers: He has been a force against the run all season long. I think he has outplayed Justin Smith.


T, Richard Seymour, Raiders: Aside from dumb penalties, he's having a big year.


E, Jared Allen, Vikings: He has a league-high 12 1/2 sacks and has also played against the run well.


OLB, DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys: He is second in the league in sacks with 12.


OLB, LaMarr Woodley, Steelers: He started slow and then came on strong before missing last week's game with a hamstring injury.


ILB, Brian Cushing, Texans: He leads the Texans in tackles and has been all over the field after a subpar 2010 season. The move inside has really helped his career.


CB, Darrelle Revis, Jets: He is once again proving to be the best cover corner in the game. He is also getting some picks this season.


CB, Corey Webster, Giants: When Terrell Thomas went down, Webster stepped up. Playing in the same city with Revis, he doesn't get his due.


SS, George Wilson, Bills: He might not be a household name like the guy in Pittsburgh with the long hair, but he has been better. This former receiver is a player.


FS, Eric Weddle, Chargers: He leads the NFL in picks with five. There was a reason San Diego wanted him back.


P, Shane Lechler, Raiders: He might be the best punter ever.
Return man. Patrick Peterson, Cardinals: He has three punt returns for touchdown in eight games. Wow.


http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/16050143/priscos-midseason-allpro-team

phlysac
11-09-2011, 05:08 PM
T-E, Ray McDonald, 49ers: He has been a force against the run all season long. I think he has outplayed Justin Smith.

http://www.mattcohenphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/MC1_1045.jpg

Love it! He doesn't clearly deserve it, and he hasn't been better than Justin Smith, but I love it. He needs to be noticed.

fenikz
11-09-2011, 05:18 PM
Peterson shouldn't be on any all-pro lists yet should be someone like Jonathan Joseph or Joe Haden but my god could he be scary good

comahan
11-09-2011, 05:21 PM
Yeaaaaa, go Joseph!

Rosebud
11-09-2011, 05:29 PM
So do you have anything constructive and intelligent to say in response to my argument or are you just going to pout?

Sure if any real posters wanted to discuss JPP's play. I'm not going to waste my time with someone who's clearly being intentionally dense and contradictory, especially when you're not even being funny.

Caddy
11-09-2011, 05:43 PM
Good to see Davin getting recognition. His run/pass blocking have been elite this season.

redbills
11-09-2011, 09:57 PM
SJ13 beat Corey Webster for 2 TDs if Fitz makes the throw.

The Alex
11-09-2011, 10:19 PM
ILB NaVorro Bowman/49ers — There's no question that playing alongside Patrick Willis has led to Bowman having a career season, but he has been an excellent run defender with sideline-to-sideline range. Perhaps his finest game was in the 49ers' key win at Detroit, with the coaches crediting Bowman with 17 tackles, including a huge hit for minus-1 yard on Jahvid Best that has knocked Best out of two games and counting.

How can you have a "career season" when it's only the second year of your career? That's like saying "so and so hasn't had a good year since 2010", it's a poor choice of words that doesn't make any sense.