Three Raiders named second-team All-Pro

Three Raiders named second-team All-Pro
January 7, 2012, 4:09 am
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For the first time since 2006, the Raiders did not have a first-team All-Pro player on the Associated Press' All-Pro team, which was announced on Friday.Rather, Oakland had a trio of second-teamers in punter Shane Lechler, placekicker Sebastian Janikowski and defensive tackle Richard Seymour.Also, fullback Marcel Reece (two), left tackle Jared Veldheer (two) and strong safety Tyvon Branch (one) picked up votes.

I was one of 50 voters in a nationwide panel for the A.P. awards and following is my ballot, along with the voting totals of the All-Pro team...MY BALLOT:OFFENSE:WR (2) -- Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson; New England Patriots' Wes WelkerTE (1) -- New England Patriots' Rob GronkowskiT (2) -- MIami Dolphins' Jake Long; Baltimore Ravens' Michael OherG (2) -- New Orleans Saints' Jahri Evans; New England Patriots' Logan MankinsC (1) Green Bay Packers' Scott WellsQB (1) -- Green Bay Packers' Aaron RodgersRBs (2) -- Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew; Baltimore Ravens' Ray RiceFBs (1) -- Green Bay Packers' John KuhnPlace Kicker (1) -- San Francisco 49ers' David Akers Kick Returner (1) -- Chicago Bears' Devin HesterDEFENSE:DE (2) -- Minnesota Vikings' Jared Allen; New York Giants' Jason Pierre-PaulDT (2) -- San Francisco 49ers' Justin Smith; Baltimore Ravens' Haloti NgataOLB (2) -- Baltimore Ravens' Terrell Suggs; Dallas Cowboys' DeMarcus Ware ILB (2) -- San Francisco 49ers' Patrick Willis; Washington's London FletcherCB (2) -- New York Jets' Darrelle Revis; Green Bay Packers' Charles WoodsonS (2) -- San Diego Chargers' Eric Weddle; Pittsburgh Steelers' Troy PolamaluPunter (1) -- Oakland Raiders' Shane Lechler

THE FULL AP RESULTS:
OFFENSE

QuarterbackAaron Rodgers, Green Bay, 47 1-2; Drew Brees, New Orleans, 2 1-2.x-Running BacksMaurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville, 40; LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia, 29; Ray Rice, Baltimore, 24; Arian Foster, Houston, 3; Frank Gore, San Francisco, 1; Matt Forte, Chicago, 1; Darren Sproles, New Orleans, 1.FullbackVonta Leach, Baltimore, 42; John Kuhn, Green Bay, 6; Marcel Reece, Oakland, 2.Tight EndRob Gronkowski, New England, 44 1-2; Jimmy Graham, New Orleans, 5 1-2.Wide ReceiversCalvin Johnson, Detroit, 49; Wes Welker, New England, 23; Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona, 15; Victor Cruz, New York Giants, 9; Steve Smith, Carolina, 2; Jordy Nelson, Green Bay, 1; Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh, 1.TacklesJason Peters, Philadelphia, 27; Joe Thomas, Cleveland, 19; Duane Brown, Houston, 11; Joe Staley, San Francisco, 11; Eric Winston, Houston, 10; Jake Long, Miami, 5; Jermon Bushrod, New Orleans, 3; Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati, 3; Bryan Bulaga, Green Bay, 3; Michael Oher, Baltimore, 2; Jared Veldheer, Oakland, 2; Tyron Smith, Dallas, 1; Anthony Davis, San Francisco, 1; Jordan Gross, Carolina, 1; Michael Roos, Tennessee, 1.GuardsJahri Evans, New Orleans, 29; Carl Nicks, New Orleans, 27; Marshal Yanda, Baltimore, 17; Logan Mankins, New England, 10; Brian Waters, New England, 5; Chris Kuper, Denver, 4; Davin Joseph, Tampa Bay, 3; Chris Snee, New York Giants, 2; Evan Mathis, Philadelphia, 2; Mike Iupati, San Francisco, 1.CenterMaurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh, 13; Ryan Kalil, Carolina, 11; Nick Mangold, New York Jets, 11; Chris Myers, Houston, 7; Scott Wells, Green Bay, 7; John Sullivan, Minnesota, 1.PlacekickerDavid Akers, San Francisco, 32; Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland, 14; Rob Bironas, Tennessee, 1; Matt Bryant, Atlanta, 1; Matt Prater, Denver, 1; Josh Scobee, Jacksonville, 1.Kick ReturnerPatrick Peterson, Arizona, 33; Devin Hester, Chicago, 10; Darren Sproles, New Orleans, 3; Ted Ginn Jr., San Francisco, 2; Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh, 1; Joe McKnight, New York Jets, 1.DEFENSEEndsJared Allen, Minnesota, 49; Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants, 34; Justin Smith, San Francisco, 9; Jason Babin, Philadelphia, 7; Elvis Dumervil, Denver, 1.TacklesHaloti Ngata, Baltimore, 38; Justin Smith, San Francisco, 35; Geno Atkins, Cincinnati, 9; Richard Seymour, Oakland, 5; Vince Wilfork, New England, 5; B.J. Raji, Green Bay, 1; Calais Campbell, Arizona, 1; Henry Melton, Chicago, 1; Mike Patterson, Philadelphia, 1; Sione Pouha, New York Jets, 1; Jay Ratliff, Dallas, 1; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit, 1; J.J. Watt, Houston, 1.Outside LinebackersTerrell Suggs, Baltimore, 47; DeMarcus Ware, Dallas, 42; Tamba Hali, Kansas City, 4; Von Miller, Denver, 4; Clay Matthews, Green Bay, 2; Sean Weatherspoon, Atlanta, 1.Inside LinebackerPatrick Willis, San Francisco, 32; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco, 16; Derrick Johnson, Kansas City, 16; Brian Cushing, Houston, 13; London Fletcher, Washington, 8; Ray Lewis, Baltimore, 3; Brian Urlacher, Chicago, 3; Daryl Washington, Arizona, 3; Lance Briggs, Chicago, 2; D'Qwell Jackson, Cleveland, 2; DeMeco Ryans, Houston, 1; Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh, 1;CornerbacksDarrelle Revis, NY Jets, 48; Charles Woodson, Green Bay, 19; Johnathan Joseph, Houston, 18; Carlos Rogers, San Francisco, 10; Champ Bailey, Denver, 3; Brandon Flowers, Kansas City, 1; Charles Tillman, Chicago, 1.SafetiesTroy Polamalu, Pittsburgh, 29; Eric Weddle, San Diego, 20; Ed Reed, Baltimore, 17; Earl Thomas, Seattle, 16; Kam Chancellor, Seattle, 5; Adrian Wilson, Arizona, 4; Dashon Goldson, San Francisco, 3; Jairus Byrd, Buffalo, 2; Bernard Pollard, Baltimore, 2; Roman Harper, New Orleans, 1; Tyvon Branch, Oakland, 1.PunterAndy Lee, San Francisco, 29; Shane Lechler, Oakland, 20; Britton Colquitt, Denver, 1.x-one voter selected only one running back.