NFL 2010 Midseason All-Pro Team, Awards

Thursday November 4th, 2010
SI.com's 2010 Midseason All-Pro Team
 
 
  OFFENSE   DEFENSE  
 
 
QB Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
Ho-hum. Throwing to Blair White, Brody Eldridge, Jacob Tamme. Same greatness.
 
DE Vince Wilfork
New England Patriots
The seven-year veteran plays inside and out the same way: with dominance.
 
 
 
RB Arian Foster
Houston Texans
He's hit a lull recently, but early explosion keyed strong start for the Texans.
 
DT Haloti Ngata
Baltimore Ravens
Opponents consistently are using two players to block this incredibly strong rusher.
 
 
 
WR Brandon Lloyd
Denver Broncos
Talk about your classic deep threat: He's averaging 20.3 yards per catch.
 
DT Jason Jones
Tennessee Titans
His two crushing sacks of Tony Romo helped key the Titans' win at Dallas.
 
 
 
WR Roddy White
Atlanta Falcons
Matt Ryan can't live without him. He throws at White 12 times a game.
 
DE Trent Cole
Philadelphia Eagles
Credit Cole not just for the sacks (6.0), but also for the 24 QB pressures in 7 games.
 
 
 
WR Davone Bess
Miami Dolphins
(Picked 3rd WR over FB.) Has hands and explosion and elusiveness. What else is there?
 
LB Cameron Wake
Miami Dolphins
Ex-CFLer is the surprise of the year. Dolphins pass-rush doesn't miss Jason Taylor.
 
 
 
TE Antonio Gates
San Diego Chargers
No player at any position is as superior to his peers as Gates is at tight end.
 
LB Clay Matthews
Green Bay Packers
Not even a strained hamstring has slowed the Packers sack machine.
 
 
 
T Jake Long
Miami Dolphins
Head coach Tony Sparano: "I thank God ... I have Jake Long at left tackle.''
 
LB Lawrence Timmons
Pittsburgh Steelers
Tough call over Ray Lewis, but Timmons' two 15-tackle games stand out.
 
 
 
G Brandon Moore
New York Jets
He's a strong drive blocker in the running game and never errs mentally.
 
CB Brandon Flowers
Kansas City Chiefs
This emerging secondary star plays well bumping and in tight coverage.
 
 
 
C Alex Mack
Cleveland Browns
Some thought the 21st pick was too high for Mack in 2009. Now, he's a franchise player.
 
FS Earl Thomas
Seattle Seahawks
The rookie's been victimized a few times, but four picks in four-game span too.
 
 
 
G Ryan Lilja
Kansas City Chiefs
Shored up Kansas City line; now Chiefs lead NFL in rushing.
 
SS LaRon Landry
Washington Redskins
Four interceptions, four sacks, five forced fumbles, 28 deflections. Not bad.
 
 
 
T Marshall Yanda
Baltimore Ravens
Opening-day shift from right guard to right tackle has been a Ravens godsend.
 
CB Nnamdi Asomugha
Oakland Raiders
Old man river. Teams rarely throw at him because they know what will happen.
 
 
  SPECIAL TEAMS  
 
 
K Billy Cundiff
Baltimore Ravens
Accurate field-goal kicker, plus he leads the league in touchback percentage.
 
KR Brandon Tate
New England Patriots
His speed and knack for returns has made Pats dangerous in the kicking game again.
 
 
 
P Shane Lechler
Oakland Raiders
This isn't the first time Lechler is challenging the 50-yard net-punt plateau.
 
PR Devin Hester
Chicago Bears
Two more touchdown returns has the rest of the league asking: "Why punt to him?''
 
 
Midseason Awards
 
 
 
 
QB Tom Brady
MVP
New guys are everywhere on offense, yet still the same Brady production.
 
WR Roddy White
Off. Player of the Year
Average game for the Falcons star receiver: nine catches, 107 yards.
 
 
 
DT Haloti Ngata
Def. Player of the Year
Space-eater. Watch the games because his dominance doesn't show in stats.
 
C Maurkice Pouncey
Off. Rookie of the Year
Playing like a veteran and solidified the shaky Steelers offensive line from day one.
 
 
DT Ndamukong Suh
Def. Rookie of the Year
Detroit's mammoth No. 2 overall pick has 6.5 sacks -- and it takes two players to block him.
 
LB E.J. Henderson
Comeback Player
The Vikings veteran linebacker had a horrible broken leg just 10 months ago.
 
 
Bill Belichick
Coach of the Year
Belichick has incorporated new players all over the offense and defense -- and is winning.
 
Perry Fewell
Coordinator of the Year
Giants pass-rush looks like Super Bowl run of '07 again, thanks to its new coordinator.
 
 
 
Randy Fichtner
Assistant of the Year
The Steelers quarterbacks coach helped pilot Pittsburgh through Big Ben-less stretch.
 
Scott Pioli
Executive of the Year
Ex-Patriot's second draft in K.C. helped Chiefs to surprising 2-game AFC West lead.
 
 
 
 
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