Originally posted by OnTheClock:
QB - Joe Montana
RB - Barry Sanders
WR - Jerry Rice
TE - Tony Gonzalez
OG - Randall McDaniel (tough choice, Larry Allen had six 1st-team All Pros, McDaniel had nine)
OT - Anthony Munoz
C - Bruce Matthews
DT - Reggie White
DE - Bruce Smith
ILB - Ray Lewis
OLB - Derrick Thomas
CB - Darrell Green
S - Ronnie Lott
K - Morten Andersen
P - Ray Guy
Coach - Bill Walsh
QB- This is probably the hardest position to pick from. There are many deserving candidates. I would have to go with Joe Montana though because of his rings and his ability to win. He wasn't the most physically gifted, but he was a winner.
RB- Emmitt Smith. All-time NFL rushing leader. He had no Pro Bowlers on his o-line before he showed up, but then people started talking about how we had one of the greatest lines of all-time. The year after winning the Super Bowl Emmitt held out for the first two games. We went 0-2. Then Emmitt came back and we ended up winning the Super Bowl.
FB- Moose Johnston. The man blocking for Emmitt.
WR- Jerry Rice. This was a no-brainer. He's called the GOAT for good reason.
TE- This is a tough one because the NFL has turned into a passing league recently, so some TE's have inflated yardage compared to their past contemporaries. I think I would have to go with Tony G though.
OT- Anthony Munoz. A great great player. Boomer Esiason greatly benefitted from having him upfront.
OG- Larry Allen. The only professional football player I've heard of where his opponents would come down with "mysterious injuries" right before having to go up against him. Superhuman strength and amazing agility in his prime.
OC- Bruce Matthews.
DE- Reggie White. He was an unstoppable pass rusher.
DT- Bob Lilly. He's not called Mr. Cowboy for no reason. The team's first ever draft pick he more than lived up to where he was picked. 11 time Pro Bowl selection, 7 time First Team All Pro, and 2 time Second Team All Pro, his credentials speak for themselves.
MLB- Ray Lewis. Great player, even greater leader. Brings an intensity with him that is contagious. Without him the Ravens don't win that Super Bowl.
OLB- Lawrence Taylor. Say what you will about his off-field problems, but the guy was a terror on the field. He truly is the greatest OLB of all-time.
CB- Deion Sanders. Say what you will about his tackling, but he is the only corner in NFL history to practically shut down half of the field. According to STATS LLC from 1995-1998 here are Deion's numbers.
1995 -- 16-for-47, 158 yards, 0 TD (9 games)
1996 -- 22-for-46, 225 yards, 0 TD (16 games)
1997 -- 12-for-39, 159 yards, 0 TD (13 games)
1998 -- 20-for-42, 198 yards, 0 TD (11 games)
These numbers are just incredible.
S- Many times you hear about prospects they run like a corner and hit like a linebacker. Well there is only one player this has been true about. This man is Ronnie Lott. He was also tough as nails. I still remember the story about what he did with his pinkey so he could get back in the game.
K- Morten Anderson.
P- Ray Guy.