The Raiders' perennial All Pro players Nnamdi Asomugha and Shane Lechler have been named to the Associated Press first team yet again. This is Nnamdi's second honor and Lechler's sixth. Safety Michael Huff earns All Pro second team honors.
Lechler's six All Pro selections is the most among any of the All Pro team members. He was also named to the first team in 2000, '03, '04, and '08-10. Asomugha is joined again by the Jets' Darrelle Revis. Asomugha made his last All Pro appearance two years ago.
Lechler's numbers have been consistently higher than anyone at his position for the better part of the last decade. This year was no different. He is the active and career leader in yards per punt and has led the league five times.
Nnamdi has little of any stats to speak of. He had his coming out party in 2006 when he racked up 8 interceptions. Since then, opposing quarterbacks have simply stayed away from his receiver. He surprisingly didn't make the All Pro team or even the Pro Bowl until 2008. The lack of balls thrown his direction due to his lock-down abilities is all the statistics necessary to have him named to the Pro Bowl this season as well as the All Pro team.
Michael Huff's appearance on the second team is a bit of a surprise to many, though statistically he had one of the best seasons of his five year career. He tied his career best from last season with three interceptions, and he had the second most tackles of his career as well. His 94 combined tackles was fifth among free safeties and his three interceptions was tied for seventh.
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Congrats to Michael Huff. I am still not a fan of his tackling skills, but he works hard and is an obvious talent. I will be interested in seeing if Al Davis throws out the big bucks to keep him a Raider...
You know, I just think guys like Seymour, are big and bad, and growl a lot, and say the right things.
Guys like Huff are small, and maybe a bit cocky, and look a bit lacadaisacle.
Truth is, Huff probably did his job a heck of a lot better than most of Oaklands D line, and linebacker corps this season
Didn't Levi have Huff on his season "busters" list? He was certainly a regular anyway.
As I said, I think fans tend to get over critical of guys they don't really like. And protect the ones they do?
Look at the amount of big plays huff made?
Look at the unit he was on - 2nd best in the league?
And you guys honestly consider the guy one of the greater problems for the? Hell, he's a bright spot.
When fans start looking at why we lose, and handing out blame to the people who are responsible for it, we may get somewhere
You know, Rich Seymour and Tommy Kelly makes big plays, but are also responsible, fundamentally for stopping the run..........How many mistakes do they actually make compared to Huff?
I'd probably say just as many.
Guys don't rip 70 yard runs, as the defensive linemen are all doing their jobs.
Lol at huff making 2nd team ! One of the worst tacklers in the league. Hope it inflates his trade value :)