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.
I will alternate between offense and defense on my FanPosts since most of the offensive picks are less controversial. We will then hit special teams and the coaching staff. Now its time for cornerbacks. To be eligible for voting, the player must have started a game at corner this decade and started a majority of their games in the NFL at that position. Rather than creating two separate polls, two cornerbacks will be chosen from this poll with the top two vote-getters being named the Chiefs CBs 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 picks may be obvious, but I wanted to keep it democratic nonetheless.
Please vote for the other positions as well (this list will be growing):
- Quarterbacks (Current leader: Trent Green)
- Strong Safeties (Current leader: Greg Wesley)
- Free Safeties (Current leader: Jerome Woods)
- Running Backs (Current leader: Priest Holmes)
- Fullbacks (Current leader: Tony Richardson)
James Hasty :: 1 yr :: 2000
Made famous as a Chief primarily in the 90s playing opposite Dale Carter, but was the primary starter for the Chiefs for one season this decade.
16 G / 15 GS :: 4 INT :: 57 tkls / 9 ast. :: 1.0 sack :: 1 FF
Eric Warfield :: 6 yrs :: 2000 - 2005
Drafted by the Chiefs in the 7th round of the 1998 NFL Draft. Was the Chiefs primary starter at corner for 5 seasons this decade.
87 G / 77 GS :: 17 INT :: 3 def TD :: 304 tkls / 32 ast. :: 1.0 sack :: 5 FF / 3 FR
Pat Dennis :: 1 yr :: 2000
Drafted by the Chiefs in the 5th round of the 2000 NFL Draft. Was the Chiefs primary starter at LCB for the 2000 season as a rookie, playing opposite James Hasty.
16 G / 13 GS :: 1 INT :: 60 tkls / 7 ast :: 1 FF
William Bartee :: 6 yrs :: 2000 - 2005
Drafted by the Chiefs in the 2nd round of the 2000 NFL Draft. Was the Chiefs primary starter at corner for two seasons, playing opposite Eric Warfield.
87 G / 31 GS :: 201 tkls / 23 ast. :: 3.5 sacks :: 1 FF / 1 FR
Ray Crockett :: 2 yrs :: 2001 - 2002
Was the Chiefs primary starter at corner for two seasons this decade.
29 G / 17 GS :: 3 INT :: 79 tkls / 10 ast. :: 1.0 sack
Dexter McCleon :: 3 yrs :: 2003 - 2005
Free agent acquisition from the Rams in 2003. Was the Chiefs primary starter at RCB for the 2003 season, where he started all 16 games.
40 G / 27 GS :: 10 INT :: 105 tkls / 12 ast. :: 3 FR
Julian Battle :: 2 yrs :: 2003 - 2004
Drafted by the Chiefs in the 3rd round of the 2003 season.
6 G / 1 GS :: 14 tkls
Benny Sapp :: 4 yrs :: 2004 - 2007
Signed by the Chiefs as an UDRFA out of Northern Iowa prior to the 2004 season. Played primarily nickel back for the Chiefs, but did log some starts as well, filling in for injury.
56 G / 6 GS :: 2 INT :: 90 tkls / 14 ast. :: 2.5 sacks :: 3 FF / 1 FR
Patrick Surtain :: 4 yrs :: 2005 - 2008
Free agent acquisition from Miami. Was the Chiefs primary starter for multiple seasons this decade.
55 G / 49 GS :: 8 INT :: 169 tkls / 26 ast. :: 1.0 sack :: 4 FF / 2 FR
Ty Law :: 2 yrs :: 2006 - 2007
Was the Chiefs primary starter at LCB for 2 seasons this decade.
32 G / 32 GS :: 6 INT :: 103 tkls / 12 ast. :: 1.0 sack :: 3 FF
Maurice Leggett :: 2 yrs :: 2008 - Current
Signed by the Chiefs as an UDRFA out of Valdosta St. prior to the 2008 season. Has played primarily as a nickel back, but has filled in for injury. Has also played safety and is currently on IR for KC.
22 G / 4 GS :: 1 INT :: 1 def TD :: 44 tkls / 6 ast. :: 3 FR
Brandon Flowers :: 2 yrs :: 2008 - Current
Drafted by the Chiefs in the 2nd round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Has been the Chiefs primary starter at corner for two seasons this decade and is quickly establishing himself as one of the AFC's top shutdown corners.
29 G / 28 GS :: 6 INT :: 1 def TD :: 116 tkls / 14 ast. :: 3 FF / 4 FR
Brandon Carr :: 2 yrs :: 2008 - Current
Drafted by the Chiefs in the 5th round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Has been the Chiefs primary starter at corner for two seasons opposite Brandon Flowers.
31 G / 31 GS :: 3 INT :: 120 tkls / 9 ast. :: 1 FF
Carlton Gray :: 1 yr :: 2000
Active for 4 games in 2000, starting one at CB.
4 G / 1 GS :: No stats