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The 2009 PFF All-Pro team

 

 

Pos. All Pro Second Team Comments
QB Philip Rivers
(SD)
Peyton Manning
(IND)
Both struggled with poor run games to support them and excelled beyond their supporting cast.
HB Chris Johnson
(TEN)
Maurice Jones
Drew (JAX)
Jones-Drew (and Ray Rice for that matter) may be more complete backs, but you can't ignore the running skills of a man that hit 2k.
FB Lousaka Polite
(FB)
Le'Ron McClain
(BLT)
No full back had a more positive impact on his teams running game than Polite. McClain improved his
blocking to become a more rounded full back.
WR Vincent Jackson
(SD)
Sidney Rice
(MIN)
There was no bigger Pro-Bowl snub than Moss over Jackson. Rice really showed what he can bring to a
team that passes the ball consistently.
WR Reggie Wayne
(IND)
Andre Johnson
(HOU)
Two Miami grads putting together spectacular seasons. Wayne has taken Harrison's #1 slot with the Colts and run with it.
TE Jason Witten
(DAL)
Dallas Clark
(IND)
Witten's receiving didn't match Clark's this year but his
Blocking is what the “receiving TE's” lack.
LT Joe Thomas (CLV) Jake Long (MIA) Anyone with Ryan Clady on their lists above these guys check out his last 5 games and then tell us why.
LG Carl Nicks (NO) Logan Mankins
(NE)
But for the penalties Mankins could have challenged the under publicized Nicks.
C Nick Mangold
(NYJ)
Ryan Kalil (CAR) Despite all the injuries around him Kalil held things together. In the end we graded Mangold about twice as good as the next guy; possibly the most dominant player at his position in the NFL.
RG Jahri Evans (NO) Steve Neal (NE) Neal was the strongest pass blocker of our all-pro guards, but Evans was on another level to anyone else in the run game.
RT Damien Woody
(NYJ)
David Stewart
(TEN)
Balanced RTs with both run & pass blocking quality just edge
Colon whose work going forward wasn't up to this level.
DE Dwight Freeney
(IND)
Trent Cole (PHI) Freeney is just the best pure pass rusher in the league. Cole is a great all-around DE and rarely
comes off (unlike Freeney).
DE Justin Smith
(SF)
Robert Mathis
(IND)
Justin Smith was simply a gold standard to himself amongst 3-4
ends this season, incredible pressure and quality run D.
DT Kevin Williams
(MIN)
Albert
Haynesworth (WAS)
Williams had something of a down year, but was still the leading
DT in football for most of the season.
Haynesworth is a force but misses too much time.
DT Jonathan
Babineaux (ATL)
Kelly Gregg
(BLT)
No DT had more stops than Babineaux whilst Gregg Just held off
Pat Williams and Sione Pouha on the basis of when the QB dropped back he
actually looked like he was trying to get to them.
OLB Lamarr Woodley
(PIT)
Daryl Smith
(JAX)
Woodley stepped up and took the lead role bringing the pressure
for the Steelers while Daryl Smith may just be the most underrated player in
football; he can do everything.
MLB Patrick Willis
(SF)
Ray Lewis (BLT) The apprentice has become the master in pure performance terms
at least.
OLB Demarcus Ware
(DAL)
Anthony Spencer
(DAL)
These two are big reasons why Wade Phillips will still have a
Head Coaching job.
CB Darrelle Revis
(NYJ)
Leon Hall (CIN) Revis Island is a lonely place.
It was tough choosing which Bengals deserved this spot.
CB Charles Woodson
(GB)
Domonique Rodgers-Cromartie (ARZ) Woodson's all-round play was phenomenal this year, not on Revis'
level in terms of pure coverage but the other aspects were stronger. DRC could be the next guy to join the elite
CB group.
SS George Wilson
(BUF)
Reed Doughty
(WAS)
I'm sure George's family think highly of him even if nobody else
is prepared to give him the recognition a very good season deserves.
FS Ed Reed (BLT) Nick Collins
(GB)
Reed missed playing time and that may see him slide on some
lists, but not here. Collins has shown flashes in the past, but put it all
together this year.
K Sebastian
Janikowski (OAK)
Rob Bironas
(TEN)
Only misses from long range for Janikowski. Bironas had a couple
of short misses but very strong work aside.
P Shane Lechler
(OAK)
Ben Graham (ARZ) Graham edges Lee for all-pro with a stronger final 2 weeks after
Lee edged Graham for our Pro Bowl roster.
RET Joshua Cribbs
(CLV)
Stefan Logan
(PIT)
What more needs to be said about Cribbs? Logan was strong
returning kicks & punts for the Steelers, no TDs but very consistent
throughout the season.
ST Tim Shaw (CHI) Kroy Biermann
(ATL)
Very solid special teamers – Shaw really emerged this year.
MVP Philip Rivers
(SD)
Peyton Manning
(IND)
When you look at some of the talent on the Chargers team you
wonder how they put such a winning streak together. Answer: Rivers, Philip.
DPOY Darrelle Revis
(NYJ)
Charles Woodson
(GB)
We may not see as good a season in coverage as Revis produced
for a long time.
OPOY Chris Johnson
(TEN)
Joe Thomas (CLV) What Johnson achieved was remarkable, but for Thomas to play
that well on such a bad team was pretty close.
ROTY Brian Cushing
(HOU)
Clay Matthews
(GB)
Matthews came on late strong, but the all round play of Cushing
held off the challenge. Alex Mack deserves mention for a fantastic display
which in any other year would see him come at least second.
CPOY Carnell Williams (TB) Kelly Gregg (Bal) Considering
the injuries its surprising to see Williams on the field, let alone playing
as well as he is on such a poor team.

 


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