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Classic reader feedback on all-decade team

6/22/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Earlier today, I asked you guys to come up with an all-decade defensive team for the NFC East (2000-present). And as always, the response was overwhelming. Here's the all-decade story, which was written by NFC West stalwart Mike Sando. Three members of the team -- CB Troy Vincent, DE Michael Strahan, CB Champ Bailey -- spent their best years in the NFC East.

Now, let's take a look at what you guys came up with for our NFC East all-decade team. Many of you included players on offense, which is fine. Here's a sampling of what you guys wrote:

PiccoloKu9: If we were talking about eight games, I'd definitely take Portis

Padr321:

QB: Donovan McNabb
RB: Tiki Barber
WR: T.O. Amani Toomer
TE: Jason Witten
OT: Runyan and Thomas
G: Larry Allen and Shawn Andrews
C: Shaun O'Hara
DE: Strahan and Ellis
DT: Glover and Simon
LB: Ware, Pierce and Trotter
CB: Vincent and Bobby Taylor
S: Dawkins and Sean Taylor (RIP)
K: Akers
P: Feagles

JMick1215: I think Donovan McNabb would have to be the QB on this team, as he has been the most dominant over the past decade. I understand some would like to argue that he is not the current best QB in the division, but over the last decade as a whole, I don't see how there is any argument!

Zrots21:

QB: Donovan McNabb
RB: Tiki Barber (he did it longer; more durrable than B. West)
FB: Madison Hedgecock
WR1: Terrell Owens (Sad but true)
WR2: Plaxico Burress
TE: Jason Witten
LT: Tra Thomas
LG: Larry Allen
C: Shaun O'Hara
RT: Jon Runyan
RG: Chris Snee (Andrews probably more talent/now playing RT)

DT: Corey Simon, Fred Robbins
DE: Greg Ellis, Michael Strahan
LB's: Demarcus Ware, Carlos Emmons, Antonio Pierce (Can't have two MLB)
CB's: Troy Vincent, Champ Bailey
S: Brian Dawkins, Sean Taylor
PR: Brian Westbrook
KR: Brian Mitchell
P: Feagles
K: Akers

bigdjosh: Wow I wasn't going to post today, very slow and hung over from a weekend in the pool and drinking... but this is just nonsense!!

Ware is the MOST complete OLB (in the 3-4) and would be the the MOST complete DE (in the 4-3) hands down!!! He rushes the passer with the force of Reggie White, he has the speed and spin move of Charles Haley. If you watch Cowboys games he is regularly coming all the way across the field and running the running back down for a tackle. The weakest part of this game is his dropping into coverage. However, that improves year to year and he is MORE than decent at it now. He said after his rookie year that it was his major weakness and works to better it every offseason.

Anyone who thinks Ware is NOT a complete OLB simply doesn't watch him enough to know! every analist would tell you he is NO QUESTIONS!!!

mosley: I just read all 255 comments. That's 45 minutes I'll never get back. Let's do it again tomorrow -- when we announce the all-decade offense. All my best!