Following the trend from around the NFL blogosphere, I decided it was time to name the Chiefs All-Decade team, AP style. We still start by voting for each position and I will be posting polls over the next few days. The data will then be compiled next Friday (January 8, 2010) and will comprise the first ever official Arrowhead Pride Chiefs All-Decade team.
We will vote for 11 offensive players and 11 defensive players, as well as HC, GM, LS, KR/PR, P, and K.
We will be alternating between offensive and defensive positions, because some of the offensive picks are not as controversial. Now it is time for strong safeties. To be eligible for voting, the player must have started a game at SS this decade and started a majority of their games at that position during the decade. The SS who receives the top number of votes by next Friday will be the Chiefs SS of the Decade.
Player profiles and stats are available after the jump. Feel free to comment to back up (campaign possibly) for your vote. The source for all statistics will be pro-football-reference.com. Thanks for participating and feel free to rec to keep this alive. I know some of these votes may be obvious, but I wanted to keep it democratic regardless.
Please vote for the other positions as well (this list will be growing):
Greg Wesley :: 8 yrs. :: 2000 - 2007
Drafted by the Chiefs in the 3rd round of the 2000 NFL Draft. Was the Chiefs primary starter at strong safety for 5 seasons and split time at strong safety and free safety for an additional 2 seasons.
118 G / 103 GS :: 507 tkls / 80 ast :: 29 INT :: 6.0 sacks :: 11 FF / 4 FR
Sammy Knight :: 2 yrs. :: 2005 - 2006
Acquired via free agency in 2005 following a productive stint in Miami. Was the Chiefs primary starter at strong safety for 2 seasons.
32 G / 32 GS :: 145 tkls / 29 ast :: 3 INT :: 4.0 sacks :: 2 FF / 2 FR
Bernard Pollard :: 3 yrs :: 2006 - 2008
Drafted by the Chiefs in the 2nd round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Was the Chiefs primary starter at strong safety for 2 seasons before being suprisingly released prior to the 2009 season (as we are all familiar with). Was quickly picked up by Houston and is enjoying a career year.
48 G / 31 GS :: 163 tkls / 36 ast :: 3 INT :: 1.0 sack :: 4 FF / 4 FR
Mike Brown :: 1 yr :: 2009 - Current
Acquired via free agency in 2009 from Chicago. Has started every game at strong safety for the Chiefs in 2009 and his 76 tackles through 15 games is already a career high.
15 G / 15 GS :: 76 tkls / 21 ast :: 3 INT :: 2.0 sacks :: 1 FR
Willie Pile :: 1 yr :: 2004
Drafted by the Chiefs in the 7th round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Started five games at strong safety during his Chiefs career.
16 G / 5 GS :: 18 tkls / 4 ast.
Who is the Chiefs strong safety of the decade?
Greg Wesley (425 votes)
Sammy Knight (46 votes)
Bernard Pollard (77 votes)
Mike Brown (9 votes)
Willie Pile (1 vote)
558 total votes