Adrian Peterson and JJ Watt Unanimous Selections to All Pro Team | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

Adrian Peterson and JJ Watts Unanimous 1st Team All Pro Selections

by BSO Staff | Posted on Saturday, January 12th, 2013
Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookEmail this to someoneShare on RedditShare on Google+

Adrian Peterson All Pro Selection

Adrian Peterson arguably had one of the greatest seasons of all time, he came back just 8 months after reconstructive knee surgery and was rewarded with his team making the playoffs (mostly because of his great play) and his second 1st team All Pro team selection (2008,2009). Peterson was voted 2nd team All Pro in 2010.

Peterson ran for 2,097, just 9 yards short of Eric Dickerson’s season all time rushing record. Peterson also led the league in rushing yards per game (131.1) and most yards from scrimmage (2314). Factor in those numbers and his value to the Minnesota Vikings offense, it might be very hard for voters not to vote him for league MVP also.

JJ Watt of the Houston Texans had a breakout season with the departure of Mario Williams. Watt essentially has taken away the left side of the line of scrimmage for opposing offenses. He tallied 20.5 sacks this season which was tops in the league. He also accrued 16 pass deflections and 69 tackles, which he led the team in as well. Not many thought the Texans would be able to fill the void left by Mario Williams, however Watt has made him a distant memory.

Other  notable selections  to the All Pro team were Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers, 1st team and 2nd team respectively. Manning currently has the Broncos in the midst of an 11 game winning streak with home field advantage through the playoffs, only needing two wins to make his 3rd trip to the Super Bowl.

Rodgers just inched past Tom Brady for 2nd team All Pro by one vote. While the Patriots offense has been prolific, you can argue that Rodgers is more important to his team’s success considering the Packers have a very weak running threat. Rodgers’ numbers are statistically better than Brady but not by much.

Roders threw for 4,295 yards, 39 touchdowns, 67% completion, and conducted 3 game winning drives.

Brady did throw for more yards 4,827, however less touchdowns (37), lower completion % (63%) and 2 game winning drives.

Don’t forget this, Rodgers had to deal with all but two of his receivers or tight ends being out  at least one game. Only Randall Cobb, James Jones and Jermichael Finley have played 15 games at the skill position.

Below is the full list of who made the Associated Press 1st and 2nd team All Pro list.

 

The Associated Press All-Pro first team
Offense
Defense
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
43
DE
50
RB
50
DE
28
RB
24
DT
42
FB
26
DT
27
TE
24
OLB
48
WR
49
OLB
47
WR
23
ILB
30
OT
27
ILB
26
OT
19
CB
39
G
Mike Lupati
38
CB
37
G
23
S
28
C
16
S
20
K
42
P
24
KR
37½

 

The Associated Press All-Pro second team
Offense
Defense
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
4
DE
6
RB
14
DE
5
RB
7
DT
17
FB
12
DT
5
TE
19
DT
5
WR
16½
OLB
2
WR
OLB
1
OT
17
OLB
1
OT
11
OLB
1
G
17
ILB
20
G
7
ILB
7
C
10
CB
8
K
4
CB
8
KR
3
S
19
S
7
P
18
Powered by
About the Author

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


BlackSportsOnline
BSO Privacy Policy