Guards, Backers surprise on PFF team

October, 31, 2012
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The Midseason All-AFC South Team is filled with some surprises.

Take, for example, the linebackers: Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny makes sense.

But while the Colts' Kavell Conner has played OK, he’s starting to lose snaps to Pat Angerer and could ultimately end up as a situational player or a reserve. And the Jaguars' Russell Allen is very much a fourth guy, forced into action when Clint Session’s concussion problems put him out.

PFF says Poz and Allen "got the nod by being not as bad as the rest of the division.”

In even worse shape are the guards.

Jeff Linkenbach of the Colts has only four starts at guard this season opposite Mike McGlynn. While the Colts' line is improving, these two are surprise choices. “This selection owes a lot to the performance of the other guys in the division,” PFF writes.

There are some major holes on the teams in our division, even when you combine all four.

I don’t envy the job of picking such a team, a job I may have myself after everyone has played eight games.

As for AFC South presence in the NFL Midseason All-Pro Team: It includes Duane Brown, Reggie Wayne and J.J. Watt, with honorable mentions for Alterraun Verner and James Casey.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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