Midseason All-Pro Lists Become Percy Harvin, Jared Allen Lovefests

Peter King loves Jared Allen and Percy Harvin, and so do the editors of Pro Football Weekly.

SI’s King selected Allen as his midseason All-Pro at defensive end, calling him the NFL’s “most disruptive” player.  You’ll get no argument from me…or Aaron Rodgers.

King digs Allen’s game so much that he bestowed upon him the title of NFL midseason defensive player of the year, over even Darren Sharper and his 7 interceptions.  PFW also likes Allen, naming him to their midseason All-Pro team opposite the Colts’ Dwight Freeney, while noting Allen’s oft-overlooked prowess against the run.

Allen’s D-line teammate Kevin Williams also cracked King’s list.  The fabled SI columnist called the Allen/Williams combo the best DE/DT tandem of the last ten years.

Of course, any time you start talking about All-Pro anything, the name Adrian Peterson is bound to come up.  PFW names Peterson the best running back in the league at the halfway point, noting that, despite Brett Favre‘s presence, teams have still been gearing up to stop AD first.

Peter King, however, passed over Peterson in favor of Tennessee‘s Chris Johnson, proclaiming Johnson’s first half performance “more explosive” than Peterson’s.

One guy both King and PFW can agree on is Percy Harvin, who was named top kick returner on both lists for housing two in the first half, and generally striking terror into the hearts of special teams coaches around the league.  King also names Harvin first half rookie of the year.

As to the quarterback who has made the most impact the first half of the season, King and PFW are in lock step there as well.  Both agree that Peyton Manning is the midseason All-Pro at the most glamorous of positions.

Not Brett Favre…though King does name him comeback player of the year.  You knew King couldn’t get through a whole column without slurping Favre somewhere.

Topics: Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Brett Favre, Chris Johnston, Darren Sharper, Dwight Freeney, Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, Percy Harvin, Peyton Manning

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  • http://vikingsfootballhome.blogspot.com/ B

    I’m sad to see that Brett did not take the QB title, in my opinion regardless of his playing stats, he has brought more media attention to the game this season than anyone else and for once it is not because of the players bad behavior

  • xpackerfan

    Get over it, it’s media BS, not the Bible. Ignore the BS. Thanksgiving Day, Green Bay plays the Lions. Now the Lions saw what the Buc’s did to GB. I’m thinking Happy Thanksgiving to US ALL!

  • purplemick

    It’s not where you stand in mid season but after year is complete.You don’t call halfway winner of car race same holds true in NFL.Mid season plaudits mean nothing.

  • http://www.acticketguys.com AtlanticCityChris

    Purp, you’re def right, this time of year means nothing…but there’s no doubt that at the end of the year Jared Allen is the best dlineman in the whole nfl

  • http://facebook ed christie

    e.c.1776 says go viks,been with you since 1972 and i’m a southern boy who loves his vikings, keep hammerin