Ok guys, I know this is an odd time to do this, but I just thought I'd throw it out there. We are still a ways out from opening day and I am getting to the point where I'm tired of camp updates (except from Jazzy!) and I want to watch us play!
So to mix it up, I want to have a discussion on who you would put on the all-decade team for the 2000's decade (i.e. 2000-2009). I have my team, which you can see, after the jump!First things first, don't you love it when people say "after the jump" on a fan post? Yeah, uhhhhhhhhhhh it makes no difference! There is no jump! Anyway......
Second, as you read my list, before you tear me to pieces for leaving off someone (which I no doubt will), please remember that I missed the 2004 and 2005 seasons, and also, my obsession with Utah football was much lighter than it is now in 2000-2002. Still loved the team and followed them, but I didn't follow it as close back then.
That said, here we go!
LG-Chris Kemoeatu (an absolute beast)
C-Zane Taylor (three year starter, I didnt know who else to go with)
RG-Thomas Herrion (LOVED this guy, to me, he epitomized what the "new" Utah football was all about. RIP, brother. we still miss you)
RT-Zane Beadles (he never played RT, but how do you keep him off this list?)
QB-Alex Smith (easiest call)
RB-Brandon Warfield (I know that others have been more decorated, but I have never seen a single player show more heart than he did in the 02 Holy War).
WR-Freddie Brown (He had his biggest games when they mattered most in 2008).
WR-Paris Warren (all-around talent)
WR-Steveon Smith (can you imagine the numbers he would have put up in Urbans system?!?!?!?!)
TE-Ben Moa (this is a no-brainer, Moa was a STUD!)
DE-Paul Kruger (obvious choice)
DE-Jason Kaufusi (he was injured so much, and hes now a zoob coach, but he KILLED it when healthy).
DT-Sione Pouha (easy call)
DT-Steve Fifita (hard to beat the defensive MVP of the Fiesta Bowl)
LB-Stevenson Sylvester (easy call)
LB-Sheldon Deckart (loved the way this guy played)
LB-Spencer Toone (great player)
CB-Eric Weddle (do I even need to say anything)
CB-Sean Smith (a 6'3" corner with skills is a nice luxury)
S-Robert Johnson (he would be an all-pro in hte nfl if he was bigger)
S-Morgan Scalley (a ute, through and through)
Ok folks, I know I missed a lot. No doubt I excluded someone who should have made it. What would your all-decade team look like?
Who should have made this team that didn't?
Quinton Ganther (12 votes)
Paul Soliai (9 votes)
Kautai Olevao (1 vote)
Brian Johnson (18 votes)
Tommy Grady (1 vote)
Other (specify in comments) (7 votes)
Big Ben probably just made this poll so he could put one of his famous answers (5 votes)
Big Ben should try to spar with Star Lotulelei (22 votes)
75 total votes