All AFC North Team


 This is the week where all of the big wig sports publications come out with there NFL previews. This year one or two had all division teams so I thought to my self, “Casey do an All AFC North Team”. And guess what I did! ( Hint: Look down).

My Attempt at an Accurate All AFC North Team

OFFENSE:

Quarterback- Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Halfback- Willie Parker, Pittsburgh Steelers

Fullback- Le’Ron McClain, Baltimore Ravens

Wide Receiver- Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh Steelers

Wide Receiver- Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers

Tight End- Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers

Left Tackle- Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns

Right Tackle- Michael Oher, Baltimore Ravens

Center- Matt Birk, Baltimore Ravens

Left Guard- Eric Steinbach, Cleveland Browns

Right Guard- Floyd “Porkchop” Womack, Cleveland Browns

 

DEFENSE:

Defensive End- Trevor Pryce, Baltimore Ravens

Defensive End- Aaron Smith, Pittsburgh Steelers

Defensive Tackle- Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Ravens

Outside Linebacker- Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ravens

Outside Linebacker- James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers

Inside Linebacker- Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens

Inside Linebacker- James Farrior, Pittsburgh Steelers

Cornerback- Eric Wright, Cleveland Browns

Cornerback- Leon Hall, Cincinnati Bengals

Safety- Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens

Safety- Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers

 

SPECIAL TEAMS:

Kicker- Shayne Graham, Cincinnati Bengals

Punter- Sam Koch, Baltimore Ravens

Kick Returner- Joshua Cribbs, Cleveland Browns

Punt Returner- Joshua Cribbs, Cleveland Browns

 

Player Count:
Baltimore Ravens- 9 players
Cincinnati Bengals- 2 players
Cleveland Browns- 5 players
Pittsburgh Steelers- 9 players

Before you start yelling and screaming at me, or simply leaving nasty comments about how uneducated I must be for making that list let me clear up a few things. Ben Roethlisberger is overrated. Yes, I know, but he has that certain “it” factor. If Carson Palmer was healthier and less frail I would have chosen him. When Flacco becomes a bit more proven and becomes a top tier QB, I will chose him (That’s right. It’s not “if”, it’s “when”). So until Palmer starts drinking more milk, and until Flacco is a bit more seasoned I have to go with Big Ben even though it pains me to do so. Same goes for Willie Parker. I believe that Ray McRice will eventually be better, but until then Parker is the man. If you honestly think that either Derrick Mason or Chad Ocho Cinco should replace either Holmes or Ward, we can duke it out in the comments section. Heath Miller is the only tight end I can even name besides our loveable eternally injured tight ends so he gets the nod there. The offensive line is correct. So is everything else. If you disagree leave me a constructed comment below.

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  • http://kingjamesgospel.com MK

    I find it hard to believe that Haloti Ngata is a better nose tackle than Shaun Rogers or possibly Casey Hampton. I also think that Chad Ochocinco should’ve made this list over Santonio Holmes, but thats just me.

  • http://www.ebonybird.com joeb

    MK,
    Ngata is the real deal. He’s definitely better than Rogers, and right on par, but probably better than Hampton. And I agree with your point about Holmes

  • http://ebonybird.com caseydurkin

    MK: I see where you are coming from and Casey Hampton was my first choice, but then that was because he shares my name. No, but Ngata is truly an underrated jewel that the Ravens are very fortunate to have. While I believe that Ocho Cinco is a great WR, I just don’t think a guy who had such a horrible season last year should be on this list. Sure, he didn’t have a great QB, but when the likes of Josh Reed, Greg Camarillo, Bobby Wade, Billy Miller, Domenik Hixon, and Visanthe Shiancoe have better seasons, it makes me think twice. If anyone replaces Holmes, it should be Derrick Mason.