With recent announcement of the All-Decade team for the 2000s, I figured I might as well get started on the next All-Decade team for the 2010s. For the sake of this argument, no future players are included on this team.You must currently be in the league. I will be releasing the team in four parts.The 1st part is QB,RB,WR,TE, the 2nd part is is all O-LINE positons, the third part will be all D-Line postitions, the last part will be DE,DT,LB,CB,S.Sit back,enjoy,and hope you like.
AARON RODGERS...In Robert's Greene book the 48 Laws of Power, Law 41 states avoid stepping into a great man's shoes. This was Rodger's dilema. Drafted in the 1st round by Green Bay to replace Brett Favre, Rodgers sat on the bench from 05'-07'. In 2008 after Brett Favre retired, then un-retired, Green Bay decided to go with Rodgers, trading Brett Favre to the Jets. How did Rodgers respond with basically Green Bay saying they would rather you as a started than a future Hall-of-Famer. With ease. He threw for over 4000 yards and 25 plus TD's and had QB rating of 93.8. This past year he lead the Packers to the playoffs posting even better numbers. Over 4400 yards, 30 TDs, and a QB rating of 103.2
PHILIP RIVERS...105 QB rating, 4132 yards, 31 TDs, 10 ints. Those are Rivers's averages the past 2 seasons. He throws the ball down field better than any QB in the league and is also one of the most accurate.
Mr. 2009-2010 AP offensive player of the year CHRIS JOHNSON. The past season, he broke Marshall Faulk's yards from scrimage record with 2509. He became the 6th RB to rush over 2000 yards. Over the last 2 years he has rushed over 3200 yards with a 5.3 avg and 23 TDs. With his blazing 4.24 speed, Johnson is hard to catch let alone stop. Anytime he touches the ball, he can take it to the end zone. This season he became more of a factor in the passing game avg 10 yards per catch. When 1st drafted, many crtics said he was just a workout warrior at the combine and didn't deserve to be drafted by the Titans in the 1st round. They felt the Titans should have drafted a WR such as Devin Thomas or Malcom Kelly. As of now Chris Johnson is considered the best back in the league while Devin Thomas is just now emerging as a target in Washington and Kelly may end up being released.
AD...ADRIAN PETERSON. Ever since he has came into the league , AD has been either the best back or one of the best backs in the league.He's so strong and fast that its nearly impossible for a single defender to tackle him. He can blow by you or through you. Since he has been in the league, he has rushed for over 4400 yards , 4.9 avg and 40 TDs. As with Johnson, he has become adept at catching passes out the backfield.
RAY RICE....shocker, well he shouldn't be. Although he may not be as well-known as most people on this list, he is equally as talanted. Drafted in the 4th, Rice was thought to be too small and too slow to succeed in the NFL. After having minimal impact as a rookie, Rice burst onto the scene this year rushing for over 1300 yard with a 5.2 avg and more importantly, proved to be an equally as good reviever, catching more than 70 passes. Rice looks to be the cornerstone of the Ravens for the forseeable future.
Before I start, I want to say that this was one of the more difficult ones to chose from due to the abundance of good recievers out, hopefully you think I made the right choice....
Up first. Megatron aka CALVIN JOHNSON. When Randy Moss came into the league he was a freak. 6'4'', could leap out the building and fast as the wind. Well meet the freak 2.0. At 6'5'' 240lbs, Calvin Johnson can run a 4.35 and has a 42in Vert. Is a mismatch nightmare due to his size and extreame athleticism. Given the Lions issues the past three seasons, Johnson has still managed to put up respectable numbers. In 2008 he had a pro bowl caliber season putting up 1300 yards plus recieving and leading the league in receiving TDs.
Arguably the best WR in the league, LARRY FITZGERALD. Over the course of his career, Fitzgerald has over 70 receiving TDs and 7000 yards. He has had over 1400 yards receiving three times in his career and has made over double digit TDs four times in his career. An extraordinary route runner and maybe the best hands in the league, Fitz make impossible catches look routine.
Is it really hard for a pro bowler to be considered underated. In VINCENT JACKSON'S case, absoloutley. At 6'5'' 240lbs and with speed, Jackson is another headace for defensive coordinators. He is without a doubt the best big play wide reciever in the league, which is eveident by his 17.9 ypc avg over the pass two year. When all other WRs were being taught a lesson by Darelle Revis, Jackson quietly put up decent numbers against him with 7 catches for 114 yards.
I would be plain stupid not to include ANDRE JOHNSON. In my opinon, you're lokking at the best WR in the league. At 6'3'' 230 lbs, he is built more like a RB or LB. Incredibly strong and fast, he is a tough cover for anybody. He can make the tough catch in traffic, beat you deep, or just jump over you. Over the past two seasons, he has put numbers only comparable to one person...Jerry Rice. Johnson has caught more than 215 passes for over 3000 yards and 16 TDs. Look for Johnson to continue putting up big numbers in Houston's pass happy offense
How can you follow up by making the All-NFL 2000 decade team. Easily, by making the All-NFL 2010 decade team. At 6'4'' 260 he is too strong, athletic, and fast for any LB, S, and possibly CB in this league. The thing that makes Gates great is his consistentcy. You can write in permanent marker at least 70 catches for 900 yards and 8 TDs each season for Gates. By the time he retires, he has a chance to go down as the best TE ever.
With the exception of being the greatest ever part and the to strong,fast,or athletic part, everything I said about Gates, you can say for JASON WITTEN. You can put in permanent marker for Witten at least 80 catches for 900 yards and 5 TDs.The thing that goes unoticed for Witten though is that he is a pretty darn good run-blocker.
Hope all of you like. Give me feedback so I can know what you taught who should or shouldn't have made it. Thank You.
Hope all of you like. Give me feedback so I can know what you taught who should or shouldn't have made it. Thank You