Thursday, January 14, 2010
Inside the AFC West's All-Pro picks
By Bill Williamson
Let’s break down the AFC West’s representation on the All-Pro team that was announced Thursday:
Ryan Clady, left tackle
My take: Clady is getting the love in his second season that escaped him in his fantastic rookie season.
Elvis Dumervil, LB
My take: Dumervil and his NFL-leading 17 sacks couldn’t be denied.
Brian Dawkins, S
My take: The Broncos couldn’t be any happier with the veteran in his first season in Denver.
Anyone robbed? Brandon Marshall could argue a second-team spot, but ending the season by being benched didn’t help his cause.
No Kansas City player made the first or second team.
Anyone robbed? No.
Shane Lechler, P
My take: You can’t argue with Lechler. He had his best season in a stellar career.
Nnamdi Asomugha, CB
My take: It’s nice to see Asomugha get some respect around the league.
Anyone robbed? Kicker Sebastian Janikowski was nails all season.
Nate Kaeding, K
My take: Kaeding is an underrated weapon on this deadly offense.
Kris Dielman, G
My take: Dielman is one of the most-respected linemen in the league.
Antonio Gates, TE
My take: This was one of the best seasons in a special career.
Anyone robbed? Philip Rivers and Vincent Jackson both had very nice seasons.