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Harrison, Polamalu Named to SN All-Pro Team

Postseason honors are coming in for the Pittsburgh Steelers, with today's honorees having a distinctly defensive feel.

Troy Polamalu and James Harrison were both named to the 2010 Sporting News NFL All-Pro First Team, although both ended up losing the Defensive MVP award to Green Bay's Clay Matthews. Matthews had 13.5 sacks, 60 tackles, 1 interception, and 1 touchdown in 2010 for the 10-6 Pack.

For their individual highlights, SN noted that the Steelers are now 22-3 in games where Polamalu has intercepted a pass, and pointed out Harrison's 10.5 sacks and 100 tackles, the second-best totals for his career in both categories.

On the other side of the ball, center Maurkice Pouncey, already a Pro Bowl selection, was named to the 2010 SN NFL All-Rookie Team. The outstanding rookie eventually lost out to Detroit's Ndamukong Suh for Rookie of the Year honors, but I have a feeling this isn't the last time we'll see Pouncey getting lauded following the regular season in his career.

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1 comment:

HomeRunFromBehindTheMeatballs said...

To be honest, and i hate to say it, but Ed Reed should get strong consideration for DPOY. 8INTs in 6 games? That's a pace for 21INTs in 16 games! Clay Matthews is a deserving choice as his stats are better than Harrison's. And Troy's impact isn't always best measured by the statistics that voters like to use to measure one player vs another.

How come All-Rookie, All-Madden, Pro-Bowl, etc... teams always run 4-3 defenses? I think if the Pro Bowl let the votes decide, there might've been an invitation for L Timmons this season.