5 NFL Players Who Deserve To Be Booted Off Of 2013 All-Pro Team
5 NFL All-Pros That Didn't Deserve The Honor In 2013
The 2013 NFL All-Pro team has been announced and there is only one name on the list that was a unanimous decision. Thanks to a record-breaking 51 touchdown tosses, Peyton Manning solidified himself as the one and only quarterback on this year's prestigious All-Pro list. Thankfully, Manning was the only unanimous choice, which means NFL fans can now happily spend all offseason arguing over who shouldn't have made the All-Pro team that did and who got snubbed.
Well, let me start by saying every player on the 2013 All-Pro team is clearly playing at a high level. Remember: this team isn't decided by the football fans of the world, so this list actually carries a little bit of weight. With that being said, the powers that be clearly made a few major mistakes when ironing out this year's All-Pro team.
For starters, how in the world does Matt Forte not make the cut? For the NFL's second-leading rusher to get snubbed is nothing short of a joke. The fact that a rookie running back got the nod over a veteran like Forte is something that should and will stick in the craw of many Chicago Bears fans. Needless to say, the blood is already boiling in the Windy City, but it's time to get everyone around the world fired up about those who shouldn't have made the All-Pro roster.
No. 5: Ahmad Brooks
Ahmad Brooks is one of five San Francisco 49ers on the All-Pro team for 2013. That's a bit of overkill if you ask me. Sure Brooks is talented, but on Sunday's it's plain to see that he's the third best linebacker on his team -- not the third best in the NFL.
No. 4: Adrian Peterson
It's official. I'm an idiot, right? Keep in mind, this All-Pro team is about 2013 statistics and Adrian Peterson was hardly his "All-Day" self this year. Matt Forte and Alfred Morris both rushed for more yards then the Minnesota Vikings' running back, yet Peterson got the nod because...well he's Adrian Peterson.
No. 3: Mario Williams
It was really tough putting Mario Williams on this list. However, the fact of the matter is that Cameron Jordan of the New Orleans Saints was more deserving. Playing in a much tougher division, Jordan finished with almost identical numbers to Williams, but the Saints' defensive end racked up nearly 102 yards lost on sacks, while Williams finished with less than 80 yards.
No. 2: Vontaze Burfict
Yes, I know that Vontaze Burfict leads the NFL in combined tackles. With that being said, Paul Posluszny of the Jacksonville Jaguars was way more of a difference-maker than Burfict. The Jags' linebacker had more solo tackles, passes defended and interceptions than a certain linebacker that made the All-Pro team over him -- Burfict.
No. 1: Eddie Lacy
Eddie Lacy being named to the 2013 NFL All-Pro team is an absolute joke. How in the world does a rookie, who finished eighth in the NFL in rushing make the All-Pro roster? On top of that, Lacy recorded a mediocre 257 receiving yards and zero catches for scores. Meanwhile, Matt Forte rushed for more yards, scored more touchdowns and caught more balls than Lacy did in 2013...is there something I'm missing here? Because to me, it sounds to me like Forte got jobbed and Lacy should be pulled straight off the All-Pro squad.