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Friday, January 2, 2009
One slight flaw in Gross' near-perfect season

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Carolina's Jordan Gross was selected to his first Pro Bowl this season, which was overdue. But Gross, who is a great pass and run blocker, isn't perfect. When it came to false-start penalties, Gross was among the league leaders:

False-start Penalties
PlayerTeamPenaltiesYards
Harris, Kwame OAKLAND 11 55
Adams, Flozell DALLAS 9 45
Gross, Jordan CAROLINA 7 35
Barron, Alex ST. LOUIS 7 31
Trueblood, Jeremy TAMPA BAY 6 30
Green, Cornell OAKLAND 6 30
Colombo, Marc DALLAS 6 30
Colon, Willie PITTSBURGH 6 30
Cook, Ryan MINNESOTA 6 30
Brown, Levi ARIZONA 6 30
Gaither, Jared BALTIMORE 6 26