2011 White All Star Team

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  1. jacknyc

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    I thought we should we put together a white All Star team for 2011, in order to consolidate our thoughts on the best performers this past season.

    I'll get it started, but hope some of you who follow the sport closely will help me out.
    Some of the below is based purely on stats, but there may be more to the story, so I'm interested in your thoughts.

    1st Team All Stars
    Offense

    QB - Aaron Rodgers
    RB - Toby Gerhart
    RB - Danny Woodhead
    T -
    T -
    G -
    G -
    C -
    WR - Wes Welker
    WR - Jordy Nelson
    TE - Rob Gronkowski

    Defense
    DE - Jared Allen
    DE - Jason Babin
    DT - Justin Smith
    OLB - Rob Ninkovich
    ILB - Pat Angerer
    ILB - James Laurinaitis
    OLB - Chad Greenway
    S - Eric Weddle
    S - Matt Giordano
    CB - Julian Edelman
    CB -


    2nd Team All Stars
    Offense

    QB - Drew Brees
    RB - Peyton Hillis
    T -
    T -
    G -
    G -
    C -
    WR - Eric Decker
    WR - Brian Hartline
    TE - Jason Witten
    TE - Aaron Hernandez

    Defense
    DE - JJ Watt
    DE - Brian Robison
    DT - Kelly Greg
    OLB - Scott Shanle
    ILB - Paul Posluszny
    ILB - Brian Cushing
    OLB - Ryan Kerrigan
    S - Craig Dahl
    S - Steve Gregory
    CB -
    CB -
     
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    Where is Clay Matthews?
     
  3. wile

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    Off year for him.
     
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    His sack numbers were down but he still had a great year, his coach asked him to play in coverage more and said he graded out high every week. Teams made it a priority to shut him down and nobody else really stepped up to take the double teams away, he still had 6 sacks, more hurries and hits (which still has an impact on the game), 9 pass deflections and 3 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles and 5 tackles for a loss. I know at one point he was leading the league in hurries and hits, not sure how it ended up to finish the season. Last year he was graded out as being a liability in coverage and in run support, this year he has graded out as doing great.

    Its always tricky doing these lists though, since we have 4-3 defenses and 3-4 defenses. Most of our impact players at OLB are in the 3-4 and we have some good 3-4 ends like Justin Smith.

    btw, not based on stats but ability, I would take Riley Cooper over Hartline any day. He showed to be a better player in the few games he got to start.
     
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  5. jacknyc

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    My list is just a starting point - open to discussion. But a way for us to commend the best white players this year.
    I have 4 LB positions listed, but also 2 DT positions. So fill them in as you see fit.
    Regarding Hartline vs. Cooper. I agree Cooper is better, but Hartline had a better season. That's what this list is about.
     
  6. Woody

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    QB: Aaron Rodgers
    FB: Peyton Hillis (Caste speak here, but think of him more as an old-school FB who runs)
    RB: Toby Gerhart (Woodhead would beat him out if we were going by ability)
    WR1: Jordy Nelson
    SWR: Wes Welker
    TE: Rob Gronkowski
    LT: Joe Thomas
    LG: Logan Mankins
    C: Nick Mangold (Not his best year, but still the best)
    RG: Josh Sitton
    RT: Jake Long (True LT)

    Defense
    My thought here is a 3-4, with a tweak. Starting would be the best 3-4 DE, the best 4-3 DE, the best 3-4 OLB, and the best 4-3 OLB. The best DT and best 2 MLB (or ILB) regardless of defense. Here goes:
    DE: Justin Smith
    DT: Karl Klug (Least sure about this one)
    DE: Jared Allen
    OLB:Clay Matthews
    ILB: Brian Cushing
    ILB: Sean Lee (Edges out Urlacher, I've seen Lee make to many amazing plays)
    OLB: Chad Greenway (Again, he is my best 4-3 OLB)
    SS: Matt Giordiano
    FS: Eric Weddle
    CB: Julian Edelman
    CB: Steve Gregory

    Well that was fun.
     

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