Peyton Manning or Tom Brady at quarterback?Marvin Harrison, Terrell Owens or Randy Moss at wide receiver?Troy Polamalu, Ed Reed or Brian Dawkins at safety?As you can see, picking starters for an all-decade NFL team isn’t easy. There is so much talent to choose from that some record-holders and future Hall of Fame players will be on the bench.As one of 44 selectors, I have a vote for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s all-decade squad. The Hall will announce multiple picks at all positions, so two quarterbacks and six linebackers for example, when the team is unveiled on January 27.This is good news (see my complete ballot at the bottom). I now don’t feel badly about snubbing some greats from my “Decade Dream Team” if forced to name only starters.Here is what my first-team units would look like and why: QB: Peyton Manning RB: LaDainian TomlinsonThe team’s lightning bolt logo was dimming until drafting Tomlinson in 2001. L.T. has more rushing yards (12,489) and touchdowns (138) than any other running back this decade with no competition in sight. Tomlinson’s numbers have gradually dipped since an 1,815-yard campaign in 2006 and he has battled injuries in the past two postseasons. But… Read full this story
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