By John Turney
In 1999 the Pro Football Researchers
Now, it appears (according to Pro Football Talk) that the AP may be adding and taking away some positions. According to PFT, "Possible additions to the team include a slot receiver, a nickel back, a pass rusher, and a special-teams player. Voters have been invited to provide input and reasoning through the end of June".
Well, good for the AP. For years, the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) has named a special teams player since 1992.
In 1989 the NEA chose three wide receivers, rather than two in order to reflect the movement to the passing game in the NFL. Even we, the lowly Pro Football Journal, has recognized the benefit of honoring part-time specialists who are
So, to the AP we say, welcome to the party. We don't know what the AP voters will do, but it is our hope they keep a fullback and add a slot and add a special teams coverage player, a nickel back and a nickel rusher.
What we really hope for is classic graphics that make the All-Pro selections look like the mug shots of criminals.