Sunday, January 31, 2010
AFC West NFL all-decade list
By Bill Williamson
Several players with AFC West ties were named to the NFL’s All-decade team for the 2000s. The entire team was revealed Sunday.
Here are the players who played significant time in the division during the decade:
CB Champ Bailey
My take: Bailey was one of the top five players of the decade, regardless of position.
TE Tony Gonzalez
My take: Another honor for one of the greatest tight ends to ever play.
KR Dante Hall
My take: Before Devin Hester, Hall was blowing minds with his return wizardry.
T Willie Roaf
My take: One of the toughest linemen in recent memory.
G Will Shields
My take: Shields was a class act and a great player.
P Shane Lechler
My take: He is the premier punter in the game.
TE Antonio Gates
My take: Gates is still getting better.
FB Lorenzo Neal
My take: Neal paved the way for many LT TDs.
RB LaDainian Tomlinson
My take: He was the best player in the division in the decade.
Here are players whom played a short amount of time in the division during the decade:
Safety Brian Dawkins, Denver, receiver Randy Moss, Oakland, defensive tackles Warren Sapp and Richard Seymour, Oakland.