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02-02-2010, 09:44 PM
SA TODAY's 18th All-Joe team features a winning core of players … but they might need championhip bonus checks since they're obviously missing other contract escalators.

Our Joes are not average or even sloppy, but rather unheralded, unloved and, sometimes, underpaid since the one prerequisite for being an All-Joe is that you cannot have a Pro Bowl on your résumé. Luckily, 16% of the Pro Bowl's roster spots this year were re-opened when the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints graduated to Super Bowl XLIV and took their all-stars with them

About the team: The All-Joe team was born in 1992 as a tribute to Joe Phillips, a 14-year defensive lineman who did yeoman's work for the Chiefs that season. His work in the trenches didn't lead to much glory … unless you point to the 29 combined sacks of Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith, Kansas City's fifth-ranked defense or the team's wild-card run. USA TODAY has honored the unsung Joes of the NFL ever since.

S: Bernard Pollard, Texans— Dumped by K.C. right before the season, Houston scooped him up. He was thrust into the lineup in Week 4 and was widely credited for clotting a hemorrhaging defense.


02-03-2010, 01:36 AM
I found it funny that Antwaun Molden made the 08 Joe team as the leading special teams tackler... http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2009-01-20-all-joe-team_N.htm