View Full Version : PFFs 2012 All NFC East Team

01-10-2013, 06:52 PM

Excerpt: "As part of our look back at the regular season we’re focusing on some of the best performances at each position in each division.

The format is simple. Find 11 guys to start on offense and defense with four more on special teams to field as strong a starting unit as possible for a division.Here’s the NFC East, and links to the others:AFC East (https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2013/01/08/2012-pff-all-afc-east-team/) | AFC North (https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2013/01/08/2012-pff-all-afc-north-team/) | AFC South (https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2013/01/10/2012-pff-all-nfc-east-team/ https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2013/01/09/2012-pff-all-afc-south-team/) | AFC West (https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2013/01/09/2012-pff-all-afc-west-team/)

NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West


Wide Receivers: Dez Bryant (DAL) and Victor Cruz (NYG)There was some stiff competition, with Desean Jackson, Miles Austin and Hakeem Nicks just missing out, while Pierre Garcon just didn’t play enough to challenge. Instead we’ve gone for two guys who dropped too many balls but offset that with some impressive playmaking. Bryant was particularly outstanding down the stretch.

Tackles: William Beatty (NYG) and Trent Williams (WAS)A tale of two very different spots. On one hand, it was hard picking between Beatty and Trent Williams who both put forth tremendous years. On the other, it was tough finding a right tackle we wanted to start. So we’re cheating and asking Beatty to move to the right side to get the best guys on the field.

Guards: Evan Mathis (PHI) and Chris Snee (NYG)There was never any doubt Mathis would be in this team after earning First Team All Pro (https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2013/01/02/2012-pff-all-pro-team/)honors from our good selves. That’s two years in a row. The right guard spot was a little tough with the choice being Snee or a much improved Chris Chester. In the end, Snee offered more in the run game and got the nod.


Edge Defenders: Jason Pierre-Paul (NYG) and Brandon Graham (PHI)No DeMarcus Ware in this team, with JPP having a year that deserved more plaudits than it got. Sure, his pressure numbers were down, but his work in the run game propelled him to the third-highest grade of all 4-3 defensive ends. Who was ahead of him? Well Graham for one, with the Eagle making the most of his limited time to be a pass rushing menace. Playing time kept him out of many end of year teams, but not this one.

Safeties: Stevie Brown (NYG) and Antrel Rolle (NYG)Rounding out a not entirely convincing secondary, Brown showed a knack for making plays as he was forced into a starting role. His partner for the most part was Rolle who still exhibits the same old issues in coverage that you make you wonder why he’s paid so well. That said, this was as good as he’s consistently looked in a Giants outfit.

Special Teams

Punter: Steve Weatherford (NYG)Edges out Sav Rocca for this spot.

Returner: David Wilson (NYG)Was electric with his kick returns." Read more...

01-10-2013, 09:32 PM
prince over josh wilson?

01-10-2013, 09:36 PM
love seeing Beatty on there.. Stevie Brown & Wilson too.

Giant stuck in Texas
01-11-2013, 12:30 AM
"His partner for the most part was Rolle who still exhibits the same old issues in coverage that you make you wonder why hes paid so well. That said, this was as good as hes consistently looked in a Giants outfit."

Am I the only one who has a problem with this?

01-11-2013, 07:40 AM
Talk about desperate for consolation. Eeesh.

01-11-2013, 07:55 AM
Cruz had alot of drops this year and still put up great numbers. I cant believe Prince didnt make this.. He had a NICE year.