Monday, August 20, 2007

Current NFL Dream Team

Keeping with the tradition began last week with the all time teams, today begins the current NFL Dream Teams. Looking at this list you would think that I was some kind of Chargers fan, yet it's hard to argue that they don't have some of the best players at their position. Which makes it sadder that they have yet to make it to the Super Bowl while LT is there.

You may remark at some of the folks I left off this list, like Peyton Manning. As good of a quarterback as he is, I still don't think he is in Tom Brady's group as of yet. He wins another Super Bowl and we shall see, but till then he's still the punk who can't win the big game. I also don't see him as a backup so I couldn't rightly put him behind Brady, even though I don't know if I would take him anyways.

QB-Tom Brady (Patriots)-He may very well finish his career with more Super Bowl victories then any other quarterback in history. I know it's harder in today's NFL, but if any player can do it, it's Brady.
RB-LaDainian Tomlinson (Chargers)-Come on, he's the best player in the last twenty years and people are starting to realize that.
FB-Lorenzo Neal (Chargers)-The best fullback since Tom Rathman.
WR-Chad Johnson (Bengals)-He brings an energy of a kid who honestly loves this game. I don't have a problem with his antics, I think it adds to the game and doesn't take away from his skill, which he has a great deal.
WR-Steve Smith (Panthers)-Small in stature, big in play making ability. Some may question him starting, but the guy just makes big things happen.
TE-Antonio Gates (Chargers)-The basketball player who will end his career as one of the greatest TEs of all time.
OT-Marcus McNeil (Chargers)-This youngster is now protecting Philip Rivers and allowing LT to run, think of that, LT didn't have blockers like him in the beginning, now he does.
OT-Jammal Brown (Saints)-Another young pup who is protecting Drew Brees and making holes for the heir apparent to LT, his back up below, Reggie Bush.
OG-Steve Hutchinson (Vikings)-He's a damn good lineman, but is he here for his contract alone?
OG-Eric Steinbach (Browns)-Homer me all you want, before he was a Brown everyone was all about it.
C-Olin Kruetz (Bears)-The best offensive player the Bears have, isn't that saying something?

Bench-Vince Young (Titans), Reggie Bush (Saints), Roy Williams (Lions), Anquan Boldin (Cardinals), Kellen Winslow Jr (Browns), Walter Jones (Seahawks), Shawn Andrews (Eagles), Matt Birk (Vikings)

DE-Julius Peppers (Panthers)-Now the leader of the defense in title and not just the action he has given us these past few years
DE-Jason Taylor (Dolphins)-Is he getting long in the tooth, yes, is he slowing down his production at all, not even close.
DT-John Henderson (Jaguars)-This was the toughest position to chose, but in the end I went with Henderson, it was a coin flip it could have gone either way.
OLB-Shawn Merriman (Chargers)-Very possibly the LT of his generation, the drug test was a good sign that he is.
ILB-Lofa Tatupu (Seahawks)-The Seahawks defense rely on Tatupu to make a play, every play.
ILB-Ray Lewis (Ravens)-Even though he may have lost a step, it's still better then almost everyone else in the NFL.
OLB-Kamerion Wimbley (Browns)-Call me Homer all you want, led all rookies in sacks for a bad football team.
CB-Champ Bailey (Broncos)-He has been and will be the best cornerback for five years.
CB-Asante Samuel (Patriots)-The up and comer, though it feels odd putting a Patriots cornerback on this list
FS-Sean Taylor (Redskins)-Perhaps the Ronnie Lott of this generation, well he could be, if he only stopped getting himself into trouble.
SS-Troy Polamalu (Steelers)-May not make too many more lists, he gets another concussion he may start talking like Gus Ferrote.

Bench-Dwight Freeney (Colts), Tommie Harris (Bears), DeMeco Ryans (Texans), Brian Urlacher (Bears), Keith Brooking (Falcons), Nnamdi Asomugha (Raiders), Deangelo Hall (Falcons), Dawan Landry (Ravens)

K-Adam Vinateri (Colts)
P-Brian Moorman (Bills)

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