Offseason OT: All time starting 11

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I'm wondering who the best players are that you watched with your own eyes, no players you didnt see. Ive been a fan since 2000 when I was 16. Here's my team.

QB #11 Ken Dorsey
RB #2 Willis McGahee
WR #5 Andre Johnson
WR #87 Reggie Wayne
WR #6 Santana Moss
TE #88 Jeremy Shockey
LT #78 Bryant McKinnie
LG #60 Vernon Carey
C #66 Brett Romberg
RG #65 Brandon Linder
RT #74 Eric Winston

DE #99 Joe Jackson
DT #9 Gerald Willis
DT #75 Vince Wilfork
DE #81 Calais Campbell
LB #44 Dan Morgan
LB #2 Jon Beason
LB #51 Jon Vilma
CB #31 Phillip Buchanon
CB #6 Antrel Rolle
SS #26 Sean Taylor
FS #20 Ed Reed

KR/PR #4 Devin Hester
K #25 Matt Bosher
P #16 Pat O'Donnell
 

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This one is going to be tough since so many people have seen players from different eras. May be a good re-title of best players of this millennia?
 

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This one is going to be tough since so many people have seen players from different eras. May be a good re-title of best players of this millennia?
I wanna hear the old time names also, but only if they were better... I mean, Jerome Brown, Sapp & Lewis are definitely gonna be better in many dude's opinions, but I never saw them at The U.
 

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This one is going to be tough since so many people have seen players from different eras. May be a good re-title of best players of this millennia?
I was thinking about this because of Joe Jackson... was thinking he's one of the best DE I ever watched at Miami.
 

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I'm wondering who the best players are that you watched with your own eyes, no players you didnt see. Ive been a fan since 2000 when I was 16. Here's my team.

QB #11 Ken Dorsey
RB #2 Willis McGahee
WR #5 Andre Johnson
WR #87 Reggie Wayne
WR #6 Santana Moss
TE #88 Jeremy Shockey
LT #78 Bryant McKinnie
LG #60 Vernon Carey
C #66 Brett Romberg
RG #65 Brandon Linder
RT #74 Eric Winston

DE #99 Joe Jackson
DT #9 Gerald Willis
DT #75 Vince Wilfork
DE #81 Calais Campbell
LB #44 Dan Morgan
LB #2 Jon Beason
LB #51 Jon Vilma
CB #31 Phillip Buchanon
CB #6 Antrel Rolle
SS #26 Sean Taylor
FS #20 Ed Reed

KR/PR #4 Devin Hester
K #25 Matt Bosher
P #16 Pat O'Donnell
Don't agree! Although you have named some of the all-time greats, many players have been left out that were better than some of the ones in the list (e.g. Jerome Brown, Warren Sapp, Rubin Carter, Ted Hendricks, Bernie Kosar, Jim Kelly, Vinny Testaverde, K C Jones, Ray Lewis, Frank Gore, Edgerrin James, Clinton Portis, O J Anderson, Chuck Foreman, Michael Irvin, George Mira, etc., etc.). I would suggest that you break it down by decade or era (e.g. before 1960, 1961-1978, 1979-1988, 1989-1998, 1999-2005, 2006-2018).
 

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Don't agree! Although you have named some of the all-time greats, many players have been left out that were better than some of the ones in the list (e.g. Jerome Brown, Warren Sapp, Rubin Carter, Ted Hendricks, Bernie Kosar, Jim Kelly, Vinny Testaverde, K C Jones, Ray Lewis, Frank Gore, Edgerrin James, Clinton Portis, O J Anderson, Chuck Foreman, Michael Irvin, George Mira, etc., etc.). I would suggest that you break it down by decade or era (e.g. before 1960, 1961-1978, 1979-1988, 1989-1998, 1999-2005, 2006-2018).
Jim Otto too.
 

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QB: Tough call. Probably Walsh for what he did at UM. Kelly for what he did after UM. Kosar for the combo.
WR: Irvin, A. Johnson top 2. Wayne, E. Brown next.
RB: Edge, McGahee top 2, Portis, Highsmith next. Don’t really remember O. Anderson.
TE: B. Franks 1, Shockey 2, KWII 3
OT: McKinnie, Searcy by a mile
OG: tough call. Probably Cooper, Bibla. Linder, Myers were good. Carey also.
OC: Rakoczy, Romberg.

DE: Stubbs, Medearis tops. A bunch of options for next. Hawkins, Lang I think.
DT: J. Brown, Sapp first, Kennedy, Maryland next. Willfork after that.
LB: Lewis, Morgan, Barrow first, easily. Tough call next. Probably Vilma, D. Smith, and maybe W. Moss
S: S. Taylor and Ed Reed, but cannot leave out Bennie Blades, so ? D. Williams next.
CB: McNeil, Rolle followed by Buchanon, Starks, IMO.
 

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QB: Tough call. Probably Walsh for what he did at UM. Kelly for what he did after UM. Kosar for the combo.
WR: Irvin, A. Johnson top 2. Wayne, E. Brown next.
RB: Edge, McGahee top 2, Portis, Highsmith next. Don’t really remember O. Anderson.
TE: B. Franks 1, Shockey 2, KWII 3
OT: McKinnie, Searcy by a mile
OG: tough call. Probably Cooper, Bibla. Linder, Myers were good. Carey also.
OC: Rakoczy, Romberg.

DE: Stubbs,
DT: J. Brown, Sapp first, Kennedy, Maryland next. Willfork after that.
LB: Lewis, Morgan, Barrow first, easily. Tough call next. Probably Vilma, D. Smith, and maybe W. Moss
S: S. Taylor and Ed Reed, but cannot leave out Bennie Blades, so ? D. Williams next.
CB: McNeil, Rolle followed by Buchanon, Starks, IMO.
No Melvin Bratton at RB ?
 

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QB: Tough call. Probably Walsh for what he did at UM. Kelly for what he did after UM. Kosar for the combo.
WR: Irvin, A. Johnson top 2. Wayne, E. Brown next.
RB: Edge, McGahee top 2, Portis, Highsmith next. Don’t really remember O. Anderson.
TE: B. Franks 1, Shockey 2, KWII 3
OT: McKinnie, Searcy by a mile
OG: tough call. Probably Cooper, Bibla. Linder, Myers were good. Carey also.
OC: Rakoczy, Romberg.

DE: Stubbs, Medearis tops. A bunch of options for next. Hawkins, Lang I think.
DT: J. Brown, Sapp first, Kennedy, Maryland next. Willfork after that.
LB: Lewis, Morgan, Barrow first, easily. Tough call next. Probably Vilma, D. Smith, and maybe W. Moss
S: S. Taylor and Ed Reed, but cannot leave out Bennie Blades, so ? D. Williams next.
CB: McNeil, Rolle followed by Buchanon, Starks, IMO.
Excellent list! Also Kellen Winslow II, and let's not forget Greg Olsen and Willie Smith. I also forgot at DTs Jim Burt & Gary Dunn.
 

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Excellent list! Also Kellen Winslow II, and let's not forget Greg Olsen and Willie Smith. I also forgot at DTs Jim Burt & Gary Dunn.
The ask was guys you saw. I remember Burt and Dunn from the NFL but not watching them at UM.

KWII I mentioned, but ranked him after Franks and Shockey. He had the ability, but given era and just how it worked out, I don’t think he hit his potential at UM (or after). He should have been the best. Smith, very solid but behind those guys. Olsen, great nfl career, but got caught in a crappy period at UM, and reduced what he could do or mean on field relative to shockey, say.
 
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